Diffuser, Yoga Sunday

Arrow

The Pose of the day is the ARROW pose! To illicit Balance in all areas of life. Straight, Strong and Focused.

As you start the pose follow the mantra and Finish with “I dare to be strong”.

1. I am straight as an arrow

2. I am long and focused

3. I fly through the air

4. I dare to be strong

I have worked through some Out with/In with statements and focusing on positive energy this week. My favorite for this pose, “Out with the stress, In with the peace”.

The oils I was drawn to before this pose were Passion and Peace. I rolled them on my pulse points on my wrist and neck and rubbed them in to increase blood flow.

 

Passion is also known as the inspiring blend. It contains individual oils that blend to increase passion and confidence and decrease fear, rejection and defeat.

Cardamom: is uplifting, refreshing, and invigorating and may help with feelings of confusion.

Cinnamon: has warming, stimulating properties and is often used to help with low libido.

Ginger: is often used for its stimulating, warming influence. The aroma may help influence physical energy and love. Shown in this study to potentially increase physical activity as well as serve as an anti oxidant and anti inflammatory! Very cool.

Clove: helps create a feeling of protection and courage and is often used to help with hormonal balance.

Sandalwood: helps calm, harmonize, and balance the emotions and can help relieve nervous tension. As seen in this study.

Jasmine: has a beautiful, uplifting fragrance that symbolizes hope, happiness, and love. It is often used to help uplift and open the emotions and to help promote powerful, inspirational relationships.

Vanilla: is calming and balancing and may help ease tension.

Damiana: was used traditionally by the ancient Mayan and Aztec people to promote stronger feelings of affection. It is often used to help reduce feelings of anxiety and promote relaxation.

Peace is an emotions blend also called the Reassuring blend. It helps fight emotions of anger, depression and grief as well has illicit happiness and is uplifting.

Single Oils in This Blend:

Vetiver: has calming, balancing properties and is often used to help sedate the nerves. It may also help with anxious, stressful, worried feelings and promote restful sleep. Also good with decreasing anxiety according to this study.

Lavender: is well known for its calming, soothing properties. It helps promote consciousness, health, love, peace, and a general sense of well-being.

Ylang Ylang: has antidepressant and sedative properties. It is often used to help calm and relax. This study shows a decrease in anxiety and improvement in self esteem!

Frankincense: is often used to help promote feelings of balance, to help with focus and meditation, and to help ease impatience and restlessness.

Clary Sage: has sedative and soothing properties and is often used to help with hormonal balance.

Marjoram: is often used to help relieve physical stress and helps promote feelings of peace and restfulness.

Labdanum: or cistus, was one of the first aromatic substances used anciently. It is stimulating to the senses and is often used to help elevate the emotions and soothe the nerves.

Spearmint: is often used to help open and release emotional blocks and to bring about a feeling of balance. It is also known to help with feelings of depression by relieving mental strain and fatigue and lifting one’s spirit.

 

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We all have Emotions

Do you ever feel like you are on an unstable roller coaster with too many feels?! I have been a hormonal imbalanced wreck after baby number two, or questionably for my entire pubescent life…

This week has been especially frustrating but I now, after 29 years, finally have some backup. Clary Calm is the women’s blend that is made to balance hormones. I don’t have any science behind this blend yet specifically but I can tell you first hand that it takes me from an ugly cry to an embarrassed reasonable human in minutes.

Clary sage is the first ingredient and it is a hormone powerhouse.    It has natural phytoestrogens which help regulate estrogen. It also was found in this study to be an effective anti depressant and decrease cortisol levels which block hormone production.

I like to rub Clary calm on my forearms and I like to diffuse Clary sage with bergamot, grapefruit and juniper berry. It is slightly calming and gives me that extra uplifting support I need to negotiate with a toddler.

Have questions? Lets set up a time to talk about the best blend to bring you some inner peace.

 

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Slumbering

Cedarwood is part of our new nighttime ritual. Husband doesn’t love a lot of floral scents like lavender but we love that outdoorsy scent.

Surprisingly, cedarwood essential oil has antifungal, antiseptic, diuretic, astringent and sedative properties.

Giving cedarwood oil a good sniff helps the release of serotonin, which converts into melatonin in the brain. Melatonin induces restorative sleep and leaves you feeling calm.

A study on rats show that after inhaling cedarwood their body movements dramatically decreased even after caffeine consumption.

check it out: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12898420

It smells amazing with the added sedative oils of lemongrass, orange, and my favorite hormone balancer clary sage.  We will delve deeper into these oils soon! I promise!

So try out this blend, enjoy a peaceful night sleep.

It Also does a great job on the bottom of little feet after nightmares to help calm them down and promote happy feelings.

Sweet dreams!