Lemon (Citrus limonum), Frankincense (Boswelia frereana/carterii), Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
These oils are known to stimulate the limbic system of the brain (the center of memory and emotions), the pineal gland (which releases melatonin) the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. Because of it's calming properties, Awaken may help with anxiety, stress, ADD and ADHD. This is an uplifting blend.
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and use as desired. Lemon is phototoxic. Do not apply more that 1% to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight (12 drops per ounce is considered safe).
Inhalation: Directly inhale; Diffuse
Internal: Awaken is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application. Click here for information about internal usage.
1. Awaken is a beautiful, subtle blend that I've found very helpful particularly when diffused. I can feel the difference deep inside. - Candice
2. HEO's Awaken blend has been life-changing for me. I believe the Lord led me to your website one dark night as I sat in deep despair searching for help. Your website is full of encouragement to trust the Lord through His oils, and I was able to grasp hope that night. I felt led to order Awaken, and the Lord has used it in many ways. I put it on my handkerchief and inhale it through the day. I apply to my palms, brush it over my neck and shoulders, and then I inhale deeply from my palms. As I inhale, I ask the Lord to heal my broken heart and fill me with His hope - He is meeting my deep need to turn out from myself and to Him for everything. Awaken is fresh, alive and deep. I truely thank our Father for your ministry. I will be forever thankful. - Jerrine
Lemon is phototoxic. Do not apply more than 1% to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight (12 drops per ounce is considered safe).
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat—like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.