Thursday, April 11, 2019

Spring Cleaning our Emotions Part 2

Special Thank you to Heather Hill from The Mix for this awesome info.  If you are interested in any of the oils listed below, let us know through the contact form to the right.
Here is Heather's excellent info on oils for our emotions.
As a rule, I do not enjoy cleaning, ๐Ÿ˜‰ but there is just something about spring cleaning that I love. It’s such a great feeling after all the clutter is cleared out and everything is fresh and new. As you are clearing out the clutter from your drawers and closets, take a little time for your heart and soul too! Let’s grab a few oils and clear out the emotional clutter that weighs us down.
Did you know that every oil has a physical and emotional benefit? Sniff the oil, your reaction to the scent indicates your need, disgust indicates an emotional need, passion indicates a physical need. You can read more about it in this post by Tracy Moore, originally posted on April 4, 2018,
Three oils that I commonly hear people say they really do not like are Fennel, Clove and Oregano. Let’s see how we can do some emotional spring cleaning with these oils!
Fennel has a sweet and spicy scent. Known as the Oil of Responsibility, it promotes confidence and courage, and helps balance emotions. If you need to clear out self-doubt, low self-esteem, or lack of motivation, use Fennel to uplift your spirit and support feelings of courage to look at the part of yourself that lacks love. Those suffering from negative self-image or victim mentality may also benefit from this oil. If you are challenged by weight fluctuations, rooted in feelings of being unworthy of love, it’s time to get your Fennel Vitality out, take a drop under the tongue or at the roof of your mouth and enjoy its sweetness to curb the cravings caused by an emotional attachment to eating. Fennel encourages you to live in integrity with yourself despite the judgment of others.
Try a night time diffuser blend of 3 drops each of Fennel, Basil, Rosemary and Peppermint to promote a good night’s sleep.
Oregano is the Oil of Humility and Non-attachment. An emotional cleanser, it is also physically cleansing and purifying. If you need to clear out negative emotions, you need Oregano.
Oregano releases the fear of completion and thoughts of vulnerability, removes emotional blocks, clears negativity and cuts away negative attachments. Spring cleaning at its best!
Oregano encourages feelings of humility and may help a person to release the need to be right, diminishing harmful forms of pride, let go of unhelpful opinions (or the need to share them in unhelpful ways), and to learn not to cling tightly to the non-permanent. Those who have a need to be “right” all the time or always attempt to convert other people to their fixed opinions can make good use of Oregano. Their strong will makes them closed off to change and unwilling to budge. Oregano can help you break through a strong will. Oregano supports letting go of rigidity, willfulness, negative attachments and materialism.
Make a roller bottle with Oregano, Basil, Rosemary and Thyme to apply to the bottoms of your feet each night.
Clove is hot and spicy and when used aromatically, supports mental clarity involving boundaries. Energetically, mentally, and emotionally, Clove encourages feelings of empowerment and courage to break patterns of being victimized.
Clove may also help a person struggling with codependency, or those who find themselves too dominating or crossing the boundaries of others by also learning to stand independent of others. Are you a pushover? Clove will give you the courage to say “NO”.
Clove can help you reflect on the causes of our self-sabotaging behaviors and assists us in releasing them because they no longer serve us.
Clove blends well with Cinnamon and Orange essential oils. These three oils in the diffuser are divine!
Share in the comments which oil will you use to spring clean your emotions?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Aroma of Love ๐Ÿ’•

 Dr. Lindsey Elmore is a Pharmacist with a passion on everything oils and more.  I saw this post from her on Facebook and thought that it was something I hadn't really thought of before.  I know that your brain has a fantastic memory for smells but this info took that to a brand new level.  If you want some excellent information, make sure you follow her.  Click HERE for her page.
Did you know that being in love changes your sense of smell? And that the sense of smell is partially responsible for helping you fall in love. ❤️ 
In a series of studies, women were asked to smell t-shirts from their partner, a friend, and strangers. Women who were more deeply in love are very accurately able to identify their partner’s attire. However, people who are less in love are also able to identify the shirt of their friend from the shirts ofstrangers. People who are deeply in love are less able to tell their friend’s shirt apart from the shirt worn by a stranger. ๐Ÿ’œ
This is a theory known as deflection, and it argues that being in love with someone reduces the amount of attention that we give to other suitors. We know it happens with sight. Brain imaging suggests that lovers focus more attention on each other, and we spend relatively less attention to friends of the opposite sex. This study suggests that deflection also happens with the sense of smell. ๐Ÿ’›
It is not surprising. Mammals recognize potential mates through the sense of smell. The chemical signals that we give off (human essential oils aka pheromones) communicate with potential mates and leads to many different physical and emotional effects. First, the hypothalamus is engaged. Without any conscious thought the hypothalamus changes the our hormones. Not surprisingly, large increases in hormones can be seen in men when they smell estrogen coming through a woman’s skin, and vice versa.๐Ÿ’š
Some people say that pheromones make us more attractive, but this is not exactly true. Pheromones simply give off the aroma of sexual availability. So, don’t waste your money on perfumes that claim to contain pheromones. They don’t make you prettier, just give off the allure that you are looking for a mate. ๐Ÿ’™
Get this fascinating snippet: our bodily aroma is actually governed by MHC genes in our immune system. The way the MHC genes combine in our bodies dictates how resistant we are to disease and our brain is naturally programmed to select a mate with a different MHC configuration than our own. This means that we are better able to produce offspring with a more robust immune system. In a study, a professor places t-shirts in cardboard boxes and asked participants to rate the shirts based on intensity, pleasantness and sexiness. The results showed that people consistently liked shirts from people with different MHC genes. ๐Ÿงก
As the Germans say Ich kann ihn nicht riechen! If you hate the smell of someone. . .you never end up on date #2. ๐Ÿคข
What else have you learned about the science of love? ๐Ÿ’—

Monday, April 8, 2019

New Things

I just love new things.  Sometimes it is a new Easter outfit.  Sometimes it is something big like a new car or house.  Sometimes it is tiny like new earrings or sometimes something super simple like a new book.  They all give me joy.

Well, today's joy is a couple of new products in the new Savvy Minerals by Young Living Makeup line.  A new brush cleaner and a scrubbing pad to go along with it.  Makes it so easy to give your brushes the proper care! 

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Spring Cleaning our Emotions

My recent personal life has had a ton of drama and emotional ups and downs with an aging parent.  Toxic environment abounded and daily living was severely altered.  I truly needed this spring cleaning of my own emotions.  So let's talk about oils that can help you to just that.
Oils that can help with releasing some negative emotions in order to be receptive to new experiences are Sacred Sandalwood and Patchouli.
Sandalwood is known for its ability to promote mental clarity (boy I really needed this as well as calming). It helps with focus and remaining calm simultaneously. Getting rid of those jitters is especially helpful when you have a big presentation to give or a situation requiring a lot of emotional and mental effort.  That last part was the best for me, emotional and mental support!
Sandalwood is relaxing and calming, and typically makes the list of essential oils most commonly used in aromatherapy to relieve feelings of stress, anxiousness, and feeling down. We definitely want to spring clean those emotions right out!
Here are a few ways to use Sandalwood.
  • Add to wrists or ankles during times when you feel stressed or overwhelmed 
  • Diffuse for everyone to experience the benefits, or inhale straight from the bottle
  • Drip a few drops into a bath for a relaxing experience

Patchouli is teasingly referred to as a “hippie oil”, but it has some incredible clearing benefits.
Patchouli essential oil, when inhaled, impacts hormones in a way that serotonin and dopamine are released. When these hormones are regulated, they assist the body in releasing feelings of anger and anxiousness.
According to the Essential Oil Desk Reference 7th Edition, Patchouli is “a relaxant that clarifies thoughts, allowing the discarding of jealousies, obsessions, and insecurities.” I don’t know about you, but those are emotions I definitely want to get rid of!
Here are a few ways to use Patchouli.
  • Add 15 drops to a 10 ml roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil like Young Living’s V-6, and roll onto wrists and back of neck
  • Diffuse 5 drops in your diffuser, especially during times of prayer and meditation
  • Add 10 drops to your bath water

How have you used Sandalwood or Patchouli oils?

As always....if you are interested in obtaining any of these emotional cleansing oils, contact us!