Today I turn the big 3-0! I wanted to celebrate some self care and keep it simple today! I am going to post my favorite oils! Each One of these plays a vital role in my day! I love all the oils, But these are my FAVORITES! What Questions can I answer for you!?
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.
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.
Why don’t we just run through all of the emotions blends! I LOVE motivate. I have the roller and I mix it with Jasmine Absolute which is one of my top 5 favorite oils. I have been obsessed with Jasmine since college. I love to drink Jasmine Tea, Smell like jasmine, and I have even attempted growing it. If you know me at all you know I have the super power to kill ANY plant no matter how hard I try to keep them alive.
I use this blend in the form of a roller, but be cautious as motivate contains citrus oils that may cause skin sensitivity in the sun.
This blend mixed with elevation is a great blend for the diffuser to keep things uplifted and stimulating! This article shows that peppermint significantly increases walking speed and distance in mice suggesting increased behavioral activity when diffused. Also as a fun side note this article shows Peppermint oil targets headache pathophysiology in multiple ways and now is LICENSED for treatment at a 10% dilution for people with tension headaches. Motivate contains peppermint and the extra dash just sends it over the edge for a great way to decrease tension and increase activity!
Jumping on to share a couple of my favorite lavender blends. Neroli and Jasmine have similar aromatherapy properties (antiseptic, anti depressant, antispasmodic, deodorant, aphrodisiac) and are two of my fast favorites.However they are very strong and a little goes a long way!!!!
Mix them with some lavender and you are in for a relaxing calm night. (See the research in the last post)
I’ve been using them at night to roll on my wrist and diffusing them to relax.
2 year old really likes the smell of jasmine and calls it “pretty smelling”
If you diffuse it comment below to let me know what you think!
HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!