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Playing the older guy or parent in the house is extremely difficult. This is more so if you are dealing with teens at home. From your rosy, young baby, your boy or girl transforms into a privacy-seeking, adolescent with peculiar behavior and temper tantrums. As a parent, you maybe faced with dichotomies and may yourself be confused on how to deal with your teen. You may feel that you need to restrict your child but at the same time want him or her to grow independent. If you are a parent trying to cope with your boy or girl, understand that it takes time for your child to learn things and the best way for you is to accept them as they are.
Essential oil blends for parents: Of course, as a parent, you can find many good books in the market on raising children. To apply the advice you get from those books, you would need patience and peace of mind. The below essential oil blends can provide just that in case you are too troubled to discuss your parenting problems with others. When you use aromatherapy on a daily basis, you gain balance and more insight into your teen’s problems. This would help you deal with issues in a compassionate and consoling manner instead of taking the stance of a tyrannical parent.
Prepare the below recipes in a 10 ml bottle. After pouring the essential oil blends, fill the bottle with base vegetable oils or carrier oils.
1. For balance and tranquility: Sometimes as a parent, you can lose patience with your kids. Though what your children do can be irritating and annoying, you need to maintain your calmness and peace of mind to see things in the right perspective. Add 6 drops of Sandalwood, 7 drops of Lavender oil, 2 drops of Marjoram with 2 drops of Rose otto. Apply the blend on your solar plexus or abdomen or pour about one third of the blend into your bath water. If you respond to the blend with a very positive effect, pour some on the palm of your hand and inhale deeply.
2. For assertiveness: This blend will help you stay grounded and assertive in your stance as a parent. Add 6 drops of Rosemary, 5 drops of Cypress, 6 drops of Cedarwood and 4 drops of Sandalwood. Massage the blend on to your solar plexus and lower back. You can also use the blend in your bath water or inhale it by rubbing on to the palm of your hands.
3. For communication: As a parent you need to be poised in your approach to your children. This blend will help you soothe your emotions like anger, resentment, guilt or frustration held within the body and mind. Add 4 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Sage, 4 drops of Chamomile with vegetable or carrier oils. Massage your neck, throat and shoulders with the blend or pour into warm bath water or inhale by rubbing on to hands.
4. For emotional security: This blend is ideal for improving your sense of emotional security and comfort. Add 3 drops of Rose, 5 drops of Sandalwood, 5 drops of Orange and 4 drops of Pine and blend it with vegetable oils. Then, massage the blend on to solar plexus and abdomen. You can even add it to your bath water or inhale deeply.