*Giveaway at bottom of blog post*
Natural scents that is; pure and organic essential oils (E.O’s). I am now a HUGE fan of essential oils! Last summer, I was going through a difficult period at my day job where I was put under a lot of pressure for an extended period of time (over a year). I was at a crossroads. I needed to find a way to make it all work; juggling being a Mom, a wife, a performing employee and kind to myself. That’s where essential oils come in!
I started with a google search, “natural ways to deal with stress and anxiety”, which led to essential oils being a quick, easy and inexpensive way to feel better now.
I first bought Lavender essential oil, which is said to be a terrific E.O. that helps with a multitude of physical and emotional discomforts. I returned a week later to purchase Frankincense (great for anxiety and stress) and Orange (to uplift my mood). The instantaneous mood lift I received from rubbing these essential oils on the bones behind my ears, improved my stress levels and attitude at work and at home with my family. From there I started a collection, where I am now at about 50 different oils!
Not only are essential oils antibacterial, clean the air, and are great for your skin, they also create memories! This is called "odor-evoked autobiographical memory". The part of your brain that processes smells is very close to the hippocampus and amygdala which are the areas of the brain that take care of memory and emotion. Think of getting a whiff of freshly cut grass, baked goods, rain, or perfume. Memories and emotions come to the surface and we suddenly experience flashbacks especially childhood memories.
"Say NO to chemicals in your house! "
When people walk into my house, they almost always comment on how good it smells! It's not an artificial, chemically smell full of toxins. It’s my essential oil Nebulizer (Nebulizer is a fancy term for Humidifier in which a fine spray is emitted for medicinal purposes). I consciously start my nebulizer before people come over, on weekends and when it's time to relax. Say NO to chemicals in your house! As an added bonus to smelling good and purifying the air, I help create scent memories for my family and friends! Isn't that cool?
Are you a fan, too? Which oil is your favorite!?
I love: Bergamot (for comfort), Frankincense (for stress release), Carrot Seed (for face skin care), Peppermint (for revitalizing baths), and I love many others! These diffuser blends from Saje are amazing: Spa Spirit, Tranquility and Liquid Sunshine.
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