using your oils in a global crisis
Ever think to yourself ‘damn Debbie, we seem to be moving from one major world-event to the other!’ Well, no worries, Debbie, you wouldn’t be alone in thinking so. Even though the news might make us feel like the world around us is collapsing (thanks news!), there will always be a friendly shoulder in nature for us to lean on when things feel tough.
It seems like we have been moving from one large global event to another with the big c virus and a couple of countries throwing their toys out of the cot.
This could leave most of us feeling flat, anxious or ungrounded. When life gets you down, one of the best things you can do is turn to the therapeutic essences of nature for calm, relief and upliftment. In this article we dive into three oils to utilize for this very purpose.
Simply add these to your scarf, collar or clothes, add them to your diffuser, or drop them into a carrier oil of your choice and massage them onto tired muscles (just remember to be a bit more careful with peppermint).
lavender for calm
Worldwide stress getting you down? Don’t worry friends, a drop of lavender a day keeps the worries at bay.
Lavender is well-known for its ability to be able to reduce anxiety and stress and instill a sense of calmness. It has also been used to assist with sleep and to ease tired, aching muscles.
The name Lavender comes from the Latin verb, “lavare,” which means to wash – nothing like allowing the pastel hues of this lilac scent to wash your blues away.
Simply add a drop to your pillow in the evenings for a night of peaceful sleep, or keep it close throughout the day by adding a drop to your scarf and carrying it with you wherever you go.
peppermint for upliftment
Emotions are rife and roweled up at the moment, which can leave most of us feeling flat and defeated. For those who are deeply empathetic, it’s important to remain grounded during these times (cedarwood, myrrh and sandalwood are great for that).
Not only this, but it’s also important to use your oils in order to remain uplifted during times when you just want to crawl into bed and sleep – hands up who’s been there, we know we have.
The vibrations of nature are all around us, and they are definitely there to lift our mood and spread a bit of cheer. For those who are needing a bit more merriment in life – try adding a few drops of peppermint to your diffuser and let the scent permeate your work-space or living room.
frankincense for protection
When Boswellia trees are cut, the frankincense resin flows forth from the bark. The resin is then left to harden before the farmers scrape off the sap and distill it into an oil.
The tree is well-known for its ability to heal and protect the tree from the cut – it’s easy to see how this vibration is instilled into the essential oil.
The oil has been used to protect the user from surrounding energies. Simply place a few drops on your clothes and keep it with you throughout the day. Its earthy, resinous scent is also quite grounding.