Wake Up Shower
There are some mornings when you get out of bed and still feel tired and at times like this there's nothing like an invigorating aromatherapy shower to help boost your energy. Certain essential oils have a stimulating effect on energy levels, such as cypress, eucalyptus, juniper, lemongrass, ginger, grapefruit, rosemary, mint and thyme.*
For maximum effect, if you put the plug in the shower tray and add 5 or 6 drops of oil, the steam helps to disperse them into the air so that they can be inhaled more easily.
For an extra boost, you could try scrubbing your body with a loofah or body scrub and (if you've got the nerve) finishing with a blast of cold water.
This advice comes from Dr Alison Grimston who is holistic GP and expert on women's health (particularly during times of hormonal change and stress). Her informative blog can be found here: http://www.dralisongrimston.com/blog/
* many of the more stimulating essential oils are not advised during pregnancy, so please check first if you are wanting to use essential oils and are pregnant