Essential Oils for CNS tonic Calming:
CNS (Central Nervous System) Tonics from herbal essential oils that have been traditionally used to nourish, calm, strengthen, and tone the central nervous system and help fortify the myelin sheath of the nerves.
Characteristics of nerve tonics are especially interesting for people who are extremely stressed. They are used to calm the nerves and to achieve stabilization. Very common examples of uses include stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, manifestations of menopause, hyperactivity, etc.
Examples of CNS (Central Nervous System) Tonics that may be worth considering include:
- Vetiver oil is most often used in trauma cases due to its ability to stabilize and calm one. It is a central nervous system tonic that decreases hypersensitivity so is great for the treatment of shock and panic attacks.
- Blue Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) or Chinese Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) is innately high in mineral nutrients required for a healthy, balanced nervous system, is a safe and reliable central nervous system tonic, neuro-restorative, and sedative with an antispasmodic edge. It soothes the heart and decreases excess heat, effectively cooling overheated emotions such as temper tantrums, anger, rage, hatred, and jealously.
- St John's wort may be beneficial as a good nervous system nerve tonic for prolong usage – about 4 or 6 months. Differently to other sedatives, it has no side effects since no accumulation of toxins in the blood or liver has been detected, so it can be used as a remedy for nervousness, anxiety, Restless Legs Syndrome, etc.
Aroma Description: Balsamic, Earthy, Exotic, Musky, Resinous, Rich, Sensual, Warm, Woody
(Citrus × limon)
Aroma Description: Bergamot Essential Oil smells citrusy and possesses a beautifully complex aroma with underlying floral and bitter characteristics.
Aroma Description: Astringent, Balsamic, Slightly sweet, woody. It strongly resembles the aroma of cedar chests and closets.
Aroma Description: German Chamomile Essential Oil smells sweet, fruity and herbaceous.
Aroma Description: Clary Sage Essential Oil smells earthy, herbaceous, floral and slightly fruity.
Aroma Description: Balsamic, Earthy, Musky, Resinous, Slightly floral, Soft, Warm, Woody
(Lavandula X Intermedia Grosso)
Aroma Description: floral, fresh, slightly sweet, soft
Aroma Description: Floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous and sometimes slightly fruity. It can be slightly camphorous.
Lemongrass - Nepal
Aroma Description: Fresh, Herbaceous, Lemony, Slightly sweet
Aroma Description: Astringent, Fresh, Slightly citrus, Slightly floral, Slightly sweet, Soft
Aroma Description: Exceptionally rich, honeyed, dense floral, earthy and creamy sweet, with a spicy green top note, ripe fruit and coumarin-like undertones, and a tenacious, slightly spicy, deep earthy richness in the drydown.
Aroma Description: Balsamic, Earthy, Exotic, Musky, Resinous, Rich, Slightly spicy, Warm, Woody
Aroma Description: Palo Santo Essential Oil smells woody, sweet, and slightly fruity.
Sandalwood - New Caledonia
Aroma Description: Balsamic, Cool, Earthy, Rich, Sweet, Warm, Woody
Sandalwood - Royal Hawaiian
Aroma Description: Balsamic, Earthy, Rich, Sensual, Soft, Warm, Woody
Sandalwood lancelatum - Australia
Aroma Description: Earthy, Resinous, Sensual, Slightly sweet, Soft, Warm, Woody
Aroma Description: Earthy, Resinous, Rich, Slightly sweet, Soft, Vanilla-like, Warm, Woody
Aroma Description: Exotic, Resinous, Rich, Sensual, Soft, Vanilla-like, Warm
Aroma Description: Spikenard Essential Oil smells deep earthy, woody and musky.