Life is filled with ups and downs, often having us experiencing a full range of emotions on a daily basis, sometimes without us even realising. Essential oils can play an important role in balancing and supporting these emotions and bringing us back to centre. Here are some of our tips:
Encourage positivity: when we’re acting from a place of happiness, positivity and light, everything feels easier and more enjoyable. When we choose to look for the good in all situations and people, we unconsciously attract more of that goodness into our life; likewise when we focus on the bad, that’s what we’re going to welcome in. To help maintain a positive mood, fresh, light, citrus oils are the best choice. Try vaporising Sweet Orange, Mandarin, Grapefruit, Tangerine or Bergamotin your home or workplace.
Lift the gloominess: when we’re feeling down it can be really difficult to look at the situation objectively and shake the feeling. Acknowledging the reason we’re feeling down is a great first step to understanding the temporary nature of the feeling, and moving back towards the sunshine. Essential oils can also support you in getting back on your feet. Essential oils such as Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Clary Sage will all help to create a calm and nurturing atmosphere to let go of those feelings. Try adding a few drops of these oils to a relaxing bath.
Stimulate creativity: sometimes inspiration and ideas just seem to evade us, no matter how hard we try. There are certain essential oils that will help refresh the mind and reduce mental fatigue, making space for your amazing creativity to shine through. Try vaporising Frankincense, Lime or Rosemary to help reset your thoughts and refresh your thinking.
Release anger: anger can be quite debilitating and stop us from moving forward with our lives in extreme instances. If you’re suffering from anger, annoyance or frustration, essential oils can help to release these feelings and maintain a calm nature. Try diffusing a few drops of Patchoulior Peppermint in a vaporiser when you can feel a temper of frustration coming on.
Be mindful: we’re all busy, and it’s not surprising that most of us don’t find, or prioritise the time to find, many spare moments in the day to act from a place of stillness and clarity. Essential oils can be incorporated into your daily routine to help find some mental clarity and increase mindfulness. Some of the most effective essential oils for connecting with this inner consciousness are Lemon, Rosemary, Melissaand Petitgrain.
We’ve also developed a selection of blends specifically with wellbeing in mind, you can try our Calm & Destress Blend, Sleep Blend, Energy Blendand Clarity & Focus Blend. We’ve also released these blends in a handy rollerballformat, super easy to throw in your handbag and use as needed on the go.
We are now well aware of the impact of single use plastics, product packaging and fast consumption on both our health and the environment. Besides takeaway coffee cups, plastic water bottles and plastic straws, there is a multitude of household products used daily that are packaged in plastic.
To help you get started, we selected some of our favourites DIY recipes you can easily make at home using essential oils.
In the last few years, there has been an increasing awareness about the important role our digestive system plays in maintaining overall health. Hippocrates said: "All disease begins in the gut."There are a variety of things we can do to help support our digestive health, beginning with what we eat. Focusing on nutrient dense, fiber rich and probiotics foods can significantly improve digestive health. Other lifestyle changes such as reducing stress, improving sleep and staying active can help maintain healthy digestion.
Because of their anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic qualities, essential oils can be a great way to naturally prevent and treat digestive issues such as nausea, constipation and spasming.