Our emotions can influence our health and wellbeing and our day to day life. Feelings of sadness, anxiousness or fear can leave us feeling hopeless or scattered. Yet feelings of joy, peace and positivity can change our outlook in a moment!
It’s so important to learn to connect with ourselves, know our feelings and how we can support ourselves. Yoga is my daily moving meditation, the practice I use to stay balanced, calm and centered. My other favourite way to support my emotions is through the use of essential oils.
Essential oils have been used by civilisations for thousands of years, for religious ceremonies, cosmetics, medicine and many other applications. From regions as diverse as Egypt, China and Rome, essential oils have been recognised as a way to bring our physical and emotional beings into equilibrium.
Self care is so important, yet so many of us struggle to find even five minutes to be kind to ourselves. Essential oils are a quick way to add something special to any moment of your day to support your whole being.
Release anxious feelings
Feeling anxious before going to work, school, exam, meeting? Place one drop each of lavender and orange in the palm of your hands, rub together and slowly breathe in. You can rub the excess oil onto your chest and soles of your feet to continue absorbing the benefits of the oils.
Find your focus
Are you procrastinating, lacking the focus and concentration to finish your project, assignment, website? Peppermint and lemon are the perfect oils to give you that uplifting, energising boost! Place two drops of each oil in a diffuser and set in the room where you’ll be working. This will help create the ideal environment to set your intentions and finish your work.
An added tip – ever had a headache or mental overwhelm from concentrating too much? Try wiping a little bit of peppermint oil on your forehead, temples and back of your neck and enjoy the cool, stimulating sensations from the oil. Be mindful when putting oils near your eyes, it’s better to put your fingertips closer to your hairline.
We all know how important sleep is but a significant number of us don’t get sufficient quantity or quality of sleep. There are so many essential oils that can help to relax and calm us, setting us up for beautiful, restful sleep. Mix one drop each of cedarwood, vetiver and orange in your favourite carrier oil. Then massage into your wrists, soles of feet and chest to find your blissful sleep.
Interested to know more about how these beautiful plant oils can support and nurture you and your family? I’d love for you to join me at our next Emotional Wellness with Essential Oils class. All of our essential oils classes will allow you the opportunity to experience the power of essential oils and make your own blends to use.
I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below to share your self care tips or let me know if you have any questions 🙏