Which herb did Dr. Oz recommend last week to use in a spritz bottle as an afternoon energy boost?
Ginger - 28%
Lavender - 16%
Eucalyptus - 11%
Rosemary - 43%
That's a pretty wide spread between the answers but, the majority got it right! Well done!
On the 4/17/12 episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz recommended rosemary essential oil to be used for an energy spritz bottle. There are many scents to support energy in the aromatherapy world. Knowing that, if a recommended scent doesn't appeal then look for another that's suggested for the same concern.
The Answer: Rosemary Oil
Place a sprig of fresh rosemary with some water into a little spritz bottle and let it sit overnight. Use the rosemary infused water as an energizing toner spray to gently spritz the face for a pick-me-up anytime. As the infused water dries on the face you'll be able to smell more of the rosemary scent.
By inhaling the scent of the rosemary, the energizing effects will bypass the cortex and go right to the brain for an energy boost. We found out his week on The Dr. Oz Show that rosemary is Dr. Oz's favorite spice and that he loves the scent.
If fresh rosemary isn't available then try essential oils. Start with one drop in a spritz bottle and see how that scent suits and if needed add another drop or two.
Ginger and Eucalyptus
The website Aromatherapy-At-Home.com recommends both ginger and eucalyptus for energizing essential oil scents. If rosemary isn't your favorite scent then perhaps try ginger or eucalyptus in a spritz bottle. I like the idea of eucalyptus because it also supports the respiratory system. Eucalyptus is a commonly recommended scent to help when the nasal passages are a bit stuffy.
Aromatherapy-At-Home.com suggests a blend of 10 drops Lemon, 5 drops Frankincense, and 15 drops Pine when needed energy in cases of exhaustion. So there's another set of oils and scents entirely.
Take a look at the Essential Oils for Energy on Aromatherapy-At-Home.com. There several blends and single scents recommended not only for energy but, also for mental fatigue and mental tiredness.
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