fuckyeahpaganism:

  • Bergamot ~ eases depression, stress, anxiety
  • Frankincense ~ used to aid in treating depression
  • Lemon Balm ~ Eases depression, releases emotions of the heart.
  • Neroli ~ Naturally calming. Hypertension, anxiety, hysteria, insomnia, and some skin conditions.
  • Vetiver ~…

This is the most authentic post on essential oils that I have seen. As a certified aromatherapist, I would most definitely recommend these as they are listed. Though the caution is already covered, I add emphasis that you test a diluted amount (10-20 drops to 1 cup/8oz of water/carrier is the preferred ratio) on your skin to reduce the risk of negative reaction. Also, keep in mind not only physical sensitivities to these plants, but also mental and emotional ones as well. For example: people with bad religious experiences (namely Catholicism or denominations of Christianity) cannot handle Frankincense; people who have trouble with the thought of aging or death often gag at the smell of Rose scents, so Geranium may be a bad choice; Vetiver and Valerian both have an “in the earth” sort of feeling about them and may not be the best choice for someone who is claustrophobic or cannot handle sitting still for long periods of time. Play around with the plants, pick and choose what fits you best, do lots of research, be gentle, and trust your gut.

5:32 pm  •  19 August 2014  •  1,100 notes
I Support Open Sourcing

I support open sourcing. I support all peoples having free and unlimited access to information, to knowledge, to the growing/expanding collective of learning, to being able to do things for themselves. I support a world-wide network of information that is free for all to use and put into practice. I support DIY videos, books, articles, websites, audios, etc… I support the freedom to share what I know freely with others and for others to freely share what they know with the world.

I support open sourcing. Let us make the world easier to live in. Because being alive should only cost breaths, drinks of water, bites of food, and moments of rest… not pieces of paper, metal, or digital number measurements. Living should not include limitation, because we can all learn from each others’ progress and ideas, bettering ourselves and others in the process—a world of uplifting each other rather than holding someone back in order to feel superior to them.

I support open sourcing, because I like the idea of freedom being—truly—free for All through empowerment of All.

5:19 pm  •  19 August 2014
I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world’s variety and uniqueness.
― Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)
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The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library
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