January 14, 2021
We’ve all been there, whether your boots are 5 inches below snow or you’ve been graciously touched by winter’s natural lavender lips and fingertips effect. At one point or another, we’ve found ourselves wishing we were anywhere but here! Having an office in Utah, we are no stranger to the darker and colder days that can have us feeling like we don’t want to get out of bed. Even in Florida where we have our second office, the crisp ocean breeze catches anyone by surprise during the winter season. We understand it is easy to fall into a very uninvited and frequently dismissed seasonal depression. That is why we are here to bring you some of our best tips and practices for a powerful self-care practice through the rough winter months and even after.
Typically when people talk about health, the first thing that comes to mind is our physical health. How and what can we do to make sure our bodies are as healthy as they can be? However, this leaves out a huge portion of our overall well-being: our mental and emotional health. This is a topic that can be hard for people to talk about but it is just as important. In this blog we will cover an easy guide to the most supporting and nourishing essential oils (EO) that will ensure wellness in the mind so that by extension, we will be supporting our bodies as well–after all, our mind is our biggest cheerleader!
The University of Minnesota conducted a study where a successful and powerful career woman named Julie, was experiencing detrimental health conditions, despite her thriving career. As it turns out, Julie had diabetes and frequent anxiety about running her business. The anxiety took over so often, it clouded her ability to focus on her blood sugar levels: a combination that landed her in several diabetic commas over time.
Per her doctor’s guidance, Julie began taking “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)” classes, helping her mind enter a clear state for her to focus on her body. Julie was able to take control of her life once more. With newly learned (and regularly exercised) meditation and calming practices, her body and mind were working collectively once again! This is a perfect example of the interrelationship our mind and body have. Clear state of mind, clear focus on our bodies; healthy bodies, calm state of mind–and a better life!
This is where EO’s come in! Below you will find a beautiful guide to oils, methods, and uses for the special collection we’ve put together just for you!
Ideas for relieving feelings of stress and anxiety-rising moments for beginners:
More ideas for relieving feelings of stress and anxiety-rising moments for intermediate/advanced:
Whether winter is upon us or not, we hope these tips and tricks will help ensure a happy mind, for a happy body. Our mind is our biggest cheerleader. She is so powerful, she needs equally powerful elements to aid her. She takes in what we see and experience, and she lets us feel, think, and act. Our mental health is so beautiful and important, we bring to you a special little nest of EO’s that will aid in gifting her some peace and serenity for brighter moments.
Although these tips and guidelines have been broken up by experience level, please definitely feel free to try out any option you connect with–if you need any help you can always reach out to us and we’d be more than honored to help! Remember to give yourself warm praise and a big hug for doing amazing this year. You are bright and beautiful and you deserve all the happiness and health.
If you find yourself getting overwhelmed by all there is in the world of EO’s, do not be discouraged! EO’s are simply here to give your life another reason to smile and your heart another reason to glow. Take it a baby step at a time, try it one day, come back to it later, maybe try a roll-on, or maybe a step further. Whatever works best for you, there is no way to fail.
We hope you have a wonderful rest of your year–here’s to 2021! This year can not beat a stronger and more powerful you!
*Taking Charge. “What is the Mind-Body Connection.” What Is the Mind-Body Connection? | Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing (umn.edu). (accessed December 21, 2020).