3 Ways To Overcome Overwhelm + 3 Essential Oils

3 Ways To Overcome Overwhelm + 3 Essential Oils

Life can sometimes seem overwhelming. There’s so much happening in our lives.
We can experience breathtaking, amazing, exciting and mind-blowing situations.
Our reality can feel devastating, paralyzing, sad and astounding to us.
We search for happiness and joy in what we do.
Through it all it can seem like there is so much to do, and quite often that is actually the case! In todays world most of us do have a lot to do! And the feeling of overwhelm is bound to happen from time to time.

So here’s 3 ways to help you overcome overwhelm and come back to a place of calm.

These are things we can all do and while they may not seem new or inventive, they can have a  huge impact on how you feel.

1. Talk about it. Don’t push it aside because it will come back and usually feel ten times worse than what it did originally. And don’t let it fester inside you. The thoughts rolling round and round in your head will just end up increasing your feeling of overwhelm. Sometimes just saying out loud how you’re feeling helps dissipate the enormity of it. And once you do start to talk about it you can focus on solutions and what to do next. You can clear the clutter in your mind and come up with a plan.

2. Write about it. Journalling can really help you get clear on how you’re feeling and why. Get it all out on paper. If you don’t know where to start ask yourself a few questions – How am I feeling? Why am I feeling this way? What do I believe about this situation? Is this belief true? You may be surprised what comes up, sometimes we don’t even realise what is beneath the surface. Read over what you’ve written and ask yourself – How can I reframe this? What is the next thing (one small step) I can do to feel better?

3. Meditation. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of meditation. There are many apps out there to help you. To start I always recommend Relax & Rest – it has 3 simple meditations to get you started. But even just a minute of deep breathing can ground and calm you. Give it a try next time you start to feel overwhelmed.

Along with these 3 tips you can inhale any essential oil you are drawn to that calms and soothes you. Place a drop on a tissue to carry with you throughout the day. Or use in your oil diffuser as directed by the manufacturer to create a calm environment.

3 essential oils I love for this are…

ROMAN CHAMOMILE (Chamaemelum anthemis nobile) is deeply calming making it a great support in times of stress, worry and over-thinking. It also helps when you are feeling dissatisfied and greatly improves mood. It’s sedating properties help calm and settle the mind.

CEDARWOOD (Cedrus atlantica) is warming, calming, soothing and harmonising. It’s sedative action helps to reduce stress, depression and exhaustion, allowing the mind to relax and emotional tension to be released. It has a gentle energising effect allowing a smooth, deep and long lasting feeling of balance and calm.

CYPRESS (Cupressus sempervirens) is cleansing, tonifying and strengthening. It nourishes an over-burdened nervous system, helping to reduce stress and nervous tension and feelings of being overwhelmed. It restores calm and is soothing to the spirit on a deep level.

What do you to overcome feelings of overwhelm? Let me know in the comments below.

In health and happiness, Dee xxx

4 Ways To A Happy Winter

4 Ways To A Happy Winter

Winter is here! For some us that that doesn’t instantly make us feel good and for others they begin to thrive in the cold weather.  I’m the former but since moving to Canberra I’ve embraced the seasons and found ways to cultivate a nice relationship with Winter.

It’s important to find what works for you. What makes you feel good?

Find the things that are enjoyable for you and find time for them. Embrace them.

These are the 4 main things I focus on to keep me happy in Winter…

1. Movement. I must keep my body moving during the cold months. The less I move the more I feel the cold. The more I move the better I feel emotionally – I don’t tend to get the Winer blues if I’m doing some regular exercise. I go for an {almost} daily walk. Even when it’s freezing outside I layer up with my parker, beanie, gloves and scarf and get outside. I also go snow-shoeing (hiking in the snow) whenever I can. I’m lucky enough to live only a few hours drive to the mountains so I can get out and enjoy the beauty of Winter while getting a great workout. Connecting to nature really helps me at all times of the year to reset and deeply calm my mind, body and soul.

2. Nourishing Food. Warming, nourishing foods help keep me energised during Winter. I love soups and smaller hearty meals that aren’t too heavy. I also love spices like ginger and cinnamon to warm me up and boost my immune system. When I eat well I’m more motivated to move and less likely to hibernate on the couch.

3. Connection. It’s easy to stay at home in the warmth during winter but it’s so important to get out and stay connected with our family and friends. It can seem like a huge effort, but believe me when you get dressed, get out and spend time with those you love you’ll feel a whole lot better.

4. Aromatherapy is a lovely way to support your mind, body and soul through any season. Essential oils can help to harmonise and warm your mind, body and soul during Winter.  I’ve created a beautiful Winter Harmony blend of orange, geranium, patchouli and ginger to use in my Winter Signature Treatment. Here’s a little bit about each of these delightful oils…

Winter Harmony essential oil blend

A delightful blend designed to to infuse joy and creativity, bring blance and strength, warmth and confidence and to integrate the energies of mind body and soul.

ORANGE is for joy and giving vitality and radiance to mind and body. It enhances positive energy, enthusiasm, inspiration and creativity. It allows you to unwind & de-stress, releasing anxiety, frustration and depression and allowing relaxation to wash over you. It also helps the perfectionist to take a more easy going approach! It is very useful if you are feeling sadness, apathy or loss of hope by strengthening the soul and bringing  a light-heartedness to your life. It helps create joy, love, communication and pleasure in your day, bringing with it self-assurance, courage and happiness

GERANIUM is for balance and strength. It assists the nervous system, helping to relieve stress & depression. It is also excellent for feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, indecisiveness and self doubt.  It is fortifying, comforting and calming, enhancing contentment, confidence and the ability to change. It balances hormones and soothes emotional stress while strengthening and balancing the mind.

PATCHOULI grounds and integrates the energy between mind, body and soul. It is very grounding and deeply calming, creating a true sense of inner peace. It is great for soothing anxiety and depression. It enhances your ability to tune into your purpose and feel fulfilment. A very gentle oil great for tuning into your intuition, inner wisdom, allowing laughter and love into your life.

GINGER is for warmth and confidence. It is grounding, soothing and calming. A physical & spiritual cleanse, it is emotionally lifting.  It promotes self-confidence, courage and clarity. It is warming to the body, mind and spirit making it great for vitality and endurance on all levels. 

Use this blend in your aromatherapy diffuser or as an inhalation. For your aromatherapy diffuser use as directed, usually a few drops is plenty! As an inhalation, inhale from the bottle by waving slowly  back and forth under your nose or place a drop on a tissue to inhale throughout the day.

Some other things I love about Winter are…

  • The time to slow down and reflect.
  • The feeling of lying in bed snuggled under warm heavy blankets.
  • Fresh vegetable juices with lots of ginger, turmeric and lemon.
  • A glass of red wine and raw chocolate.
  • The fashions – boots, coats, gloves, beanies and scarves! I love them all.

What do you love about Winter? Let me know in the comments below.

Let’s embrace all that Winter has to offer.

In health and happiness, Dee xxx

Essential Oils for Spring

Essential Oils for Spring

It’s been feeling like Spring here in Canberra – yay! There’s actually been a few days that I’ve been out without a coat! 

As you may know, with each season I create a special pamper package for the wellbeing studio. I also create a seasonal essential oil blend to supercharge the treatment. So I thought I’d share the blend here with you today.

The SPRING BLOOM blend is a combination of orange, neroli, rose, jasmine and geranium. These oils embody spring as plant and flowers bloom and the weather warms. In Spring we are open to love and harmony. We invite confidence and creativity. We are inspired to begin new things, reset and create new rituals and routines. 

Let’s explore each essential oil in the Spring Bloom Blend…

ORANGE

Orange is balancing and energising, giving vitality and radiance to mind and body. It enhances positive energy, enthusiasm, inspiration and creativity. It allows you to unwind & de-stress, releasing anxiety, frustration and depression and allowing relaxation to wash over you. It also helps the perfectionist to take a more easy going approach! It is very useful if you are feeling sadness, apathy or loss of hope by strengthening the soul and bringing  a light-heartedness to your life. It helps create joy, love, communication and pleasure in your day, bringing with it self-assurance, courage and happiness.

NEROLI

Neroli is one of the most effective anti-depressant oils. It is excellent for anyone who has been depressed long term or short term. It’s sedative action acts as a natural soothing agent for the nervous system, calming and uplifting. It is a great anxiety fighter and also good for nervous exhaustion and shock. It enhances relaxation and is stabilising, regenerating and strengthening. It enhances self-confidence and fulfilment. It also helps in times of sorrow especially when accompanied by a feeling of emptiness. It centres your entire being, reconnecting mind and body to bring about a sense of joy.

ROSE

Rose is for the heart, it is for falling in love with life and all that entails. It is refreshing to the soul, bringing joy and love to the heart. It promotes self-esteem, self-love compassion, love, happiness and enhances the feminine spirit. It is harmonising and healing, bringing warmth, peace, fulfillment and rejuvenation to the mind, body and spirit. It is also comforting & soothing in times of emotional stress. It is perfect to use in times of grief and loss. A great anti-depressant, it helps dispel fear and anxiety.

JASMINE

Jasmine brings magic, hope and bliss to your day. It helps create harmony, positiveness and calmness while enhancing confidence, self-worth, openness and optimism. It hits pessimism on the head!, reducing moodiness especially in times of stress and nervous exhaustion…almost instantly replacing a bad mood with a feeling of joy! It is also an effective anti-depressant and diminishes fear and anxiety.

GERANIUM

Geranium is a fantastic balancer for the nervous system. It relieves stress & depression, strengthening and balancing the mind. It is also excellent for feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, indecisiveness and self doubt. It is fortifying, comforting and calming, enhancing contentment, confidence and the ability to change. It is a great boost if you are feeling run down. It is great as a general overall tonic and immune support.

What essential oils are you drawn to in Spring? And how do they make you feel?
Let me know in the comments below.

And if you would like to know more about the wellbeing studio click here.

In health and happiness, Dee xxx

Self Care and Grief

Self Care and Grief

I’m not really sure where to start.

I’ve written about aromatherapy for grief in the past but I wanted to talk about deep self care when you’re in the midst of grief, about how important it is and how it’s helped me.

When I ran my first maa retreat a few weeks ago I made some silly mistake and someone remarked ‘it’s good to see that you’re human’ …another reason I wanted to write this – we all have stuff to wade through in life and sometimes it’s important to share it so you know you’re not alone. We’re all human!

My father passed away on 24th April and the sense of sadness has been immense.

I’ve been lucky enough to have the support of Andrew (my husband for those you who don’t know) and many friends.

There have been hard days and not so hard days, days that seem close to normal and days where I can’t hold it together at all. There’s been many nights with little sleep and lots and lots of tears.

But through it all I’ve made sure to look after me. I’ve taken some extra time off. I’ve stayed in bed all morning, I’ve reduced my workload, I’ve said no to things.

And I’ve massively upped my self care.

Massages. Acupuncture. Therapy sessions with my fabulous doctor. Aromatherapy. I even attended a beautiful Midwinter Goddess Gathering because it felt like a very healing thing to do.

The fact that ongoing self care is super important has been reinforced. When you’re consistently looking after yourself you can cope much better with the the hard things life throws at you. And it’s easier to increase your self care when it’s necessary if you already have it in place.

Massage has helped calm and ground me.

Acupuncture has brought me balance on a physical and emotional level.

Therapy sessions with my doctor has helped me keep my perspective and process not only the loss of my father but other things that have been happening around that.

Aromatherapy has supported me too. In my blog post Grief and 10 Essential Oils to Help I talked about Basil, Bergamot, Cypress, Lavender, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang Ylang.

There’s a few ESSENTIAL OIILS I’d like to add to that list…

Amber – Amber is grounding, soothing and calming in times of stress. It helps to alleviate depression and anxiety. It enhances relaxation, bringing inner balance and peace. It also calms the busy mind, helping with insomnia and allowing a deeper sleep.

Frankincense – Frankincense is soothing, calming and centering. It helps calm and slow down breathing. It enhances spirituality, inner wisdom, emotional healing and hope. It helps to reduce stress, anxiety and nervous exhaustion.

Mandarin – Mandarin gives emotional strength and support, peacefulness and serenity. It is helpful for insomnia and restlessness. It is sedating to the nervous system and uplifts the spirits, making it excellent for depression, sadness, nervous tension, anxiety, panic and stress. It is balancing, enhancing gentleness and bringing joy and happiness to the heart.

Patchouli – Patchouli balances and integrates the energy between mind, body and spirit. It is great for anxiety and depression. It is very grounding and deeply calming, creating a true sense of inner peace. It is also a very gentle oil great for wisdom, laughter and love

Sandalwood – Sandalwood is centring, grounding and harmonising. It heals the soul, promotes tranquillity and is great for meditation. Great for self-love. It also helps create openness and understanding, promotes love and hope and is excellent for loneliness and overcoming isolation. It gives a feeling of stability and togetherness, providing comfort and healing in times of stress, depression and confusion. It also helps insomnia sufferers and is perfect for anyone who has a lot going on in their life.

Three of my favourite blends have been…

Amber, Rose and Mandarin

Sandalwood, Roman Chamomile and Bergamot

Frankincense, Rose and Mandarin

I find inhalation the best method of use for grief
  • Just place a few drops on a tissue to inhale as you need to
  • add 10 – 15 drops to your oil burner to infuse the aroma throughout the room
  • place a drop on your pillow to help with sleep and rest.

 

This is just what has helped me over the last couple of months…it may be different for you. It’s hard. It’s exhausting. And it’s definitely an ongoing process.

Remember, whatever feels right for you is ok. And if you are going through the grieving process and feel you are not coping please seek professional advice, there is always someone who can help you through it.

You can also find some helpful info about grief here and coping with grief here on the GriefLink website.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Head to the comments below and let me know what’s helped you get through the grieving process.

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In health and happiness, Dee xxx

10 Reasons I Love Rosehip Oil

10 Reasons I Love Rosehip Oil

If you’ve been here a while then you know I love aromatherapy and natural skincare.

The desire to heal my own skin was the reason I first got interested in aromatherapy…that’s where it all began!

So today I wanted to share one of my absolute ‘can’t live without’ carrier oils.

Introducing R O S E H I P

rosehip oil

and here’s just 10 reasons I love rosehip oil

  1. It has a light texture and feel that makes the perfect carrier oil for adding 100% pure essentials oils.
  2. It’s chemical free – straight from nature! Even better if you use Certified Organic.
  3. It’s easily absorbed into your skin. You’re not left with that ‘too oily’ feeling.
  4. It has protective qualities, helping to prevent dryness and dehydration.
  5. It’s regenerating and restorative – greatly improving skin texture over time.
  6. It has anti-ageing properties – who doesn’t love that?  It has been found to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  7. It’s high in vitamin C and essential fatty acids.   Perfect food for your skin!
  8. It’s very very healing.  Great for burns and scarring.
  9. It’s super hydrating.  Great for any skin type, particularly dry and mature skin.
  10. It’s soooo soothing.  Good for treating dry, flaky or itchy irritated skin.

And besides that it smells divine, feels decadent on your skin and is fantastic for both face and body.

What’s your ‘can’t live without’ natural beauty product?  Pop down to the comments below and let me know.

In Health and Happiness, Dee xxx

14 Essential Oils I Can’t Live Without

14 Essential Oils I Can’t Live Without

essential oils I can't live withoutAs you may already know I’m packing up my house in far North Queensland and moving to Australia’s capital city, Canberra.

I’m not sure I can squeeze a single thing more into my suitcase!

…perhaps one more pair of shoes?!

Nope!, not even a 5ml essential oil bottle!!!!

I wish I could take my entire essential oil collection with me, but practicality prevails! Most of my essential oils are packed safely away but there are some essential oils I can’t live without on this big transition of a trip I’m about to embark on.

14 Essential Oils I Can’t Live Without

Frangipani. Geranium. Ginger. Lavender. Lime. Mandarin. Meditation. Patchouli. Peppermint. Pine. Sandalwood. Sweet Dreams. Tranquillity. Vitality.

And here’s why I can’t live without them…

FrangipaniBliss in a bottle!  So so harmonising, creating inner calm and helping to stabilise your mood.  It is great in times of stress, fear, anxiety and nervous exhaustion.  This happy oil is also uplifiting, alleviating depression and is perfect for relaxation. It brings joy, vitality and optimism and encourages an open heart.  It enhances self-confidence and self-worth, giving you the ability to give yourself the love you need.

GeraniumGeranium is a fantastic balancer for the nervous system.  It relieves stress & depression, strengthening and balancing the mind. It is also excellent for feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, indecisiveness and self doubt.  It is fortifying, comforting and calming, enhancing contentment, confidence and the ability to change.  It balances hormones. It is a lymphatic stimulant. It is a great boost if you are feeling run down. Also very balancing for the skin – it regulates sebum production, strengthens capillaries, assists with dehydration, relieves congestion and soothes emotional stress that is reflected in the skins appearance. It is great as a general overall tonic and immune support.

GingerGinger is grounding, soothing and calming.  It is a physical & spiritual cleanser.  It is emotionally lifting.  It promotes self-confidence, courage and clarity.  It warms the body and promotes circulation.  It soothes tired sore muscles.  It fights fatigue, increases vitality and endurance.  It helps reduce symptoms of colds, coughs & sore throats. It is also great for travel sickness, nausea and mental fatigue.

LavenderLavender is purifying and normalising on an emotional and physical level. It’s antiseptic property also makes it cleansing on a physical level. It is balancing, healing, relaxing and brings comfort and strength to the soul. It is anti-stress and anti-anxiety, very calming and sedating making it great for treating panic, shock, stress, nervous tension and insomnia. It soothes the emotions and calms the mind for positive decision making. It is antibacterial, antispasmodic, good for headaches and muscular aches and pains. It is great for the skin – cleansing, soothing, balancing, antiseptic and antibacterial. It is suitable for all skin types.

LimeLime is bright, lively and lovely. It is uplifting and refreshing especially when mind and body are fatigued. It enhances positive energy and vitality. It is great for overcoming self-doubt, fear and anxiety and helps create the right energy for inspiration, clarity and decisiveness. It revitalises the spirit and is excellent in times of nervous fatigue and stress bringing balance to the mind, body and soul. It is also detoxifying, cleansing and revitalising. And It enhances fun, laughter and appetite for life!

Mandarin: Mandarin is a happy, smiling joyful oil. It can help you connect with your inner child to create a sense of playfulness and bliss. It is balancing, enhancing gentleness and bringing joy and happiness to the heart. It is sedating to the nervous system and uplifts the spirits, making it excellent for depression, sadness, nervous tension, anxiety, panic and stress. It is helpful for insomnia and restlessness. It gives emotional strength and support, peacefulness and serenity. It enhances inspiration and motivation.

Meditation: Meditation is a blend of frankincense, myrrh and rosewood. It helps to create inner calm. It is soothing and relaxing. It heals the spirit. It enhances magic and healing and is perfect for meditation.

Patchouli: Patchouli balances and integrates the energy between mind, body and spirit!.  It is great for anxiety and depression.  It is also good for enhancing purpose and fulfilment.  It is very grounding and deeply calming, creating a true sense of inner peace.  It is also a very gentle oil great for wisdom, laughter and love.

PeppermintPeppermint is very cleansing, cooling and refreshing. It helps relieve headaches and clears mind.  Great if you feel fuzzy-headed or your mind is cluttered with thoughts. It enhances concentration and clarity, bringing calm focused thoughts. helping in the deveopment of new ideas, inspiration, insight and creativity. It very energising, great for fighting fatigue and burn-out.

PinePine is invigorating and self-empowering. It is reviving, fights fatigue, increases energy and enhances overall wellbeing.  It is comforting in times of emotional stress, helping to reduce depression and anxiety. It also reduces self-doubt and confusion, bringing positive energy, love, honesty, inner strength and focus. It allows you to let go of what no longer serves you well. It is cleansing on a physical, emotional and spiritual level, enhancing inner wisdom, inspiration and joy. It assists in immune support. It is excellent in adrenal support, energising with out being overly stimulating – making it great for adrenal burnout, chronic fatigue and long term stress.

SandalwoodSandalwood is centring, grounding and harmonising.  It heals the soul, promotes tranquillity and is great for meditation. Great for self-love. It also helps create openness and understanding, promotes love and hope and is excellent for loneliness and overcoming isolation. It gives a feeling of stability and togetherness, providing comfort and healing in times of stress, depression and confusion. It helps insomnia sufferers and is perfect for anyone leading a hectic daily life – and who isn’t these days?!  It is also good for treating lingering past trauma issues.

Sweet Dreams: Sweet Dreams is a blend of rosewood, bergamot, roman chamomile and marjoram. It helps sedate the nervous system and promotes deep and restful sleep. It is grounding, calming and soothes the mind, body and soul. It relaxes and settles the mind and emotions. It enhances spirituality and inner serenity. And is very balancing and restorative.

Tranquillity: Tranquillity is a blend of frangipani, lime and patchouli. It enhances optimism. It is deeply harmonising. It assists in creating inner peace and tranquillity. It integrates positive energy between mind, body and soul.

Vitality: Vitality is a blend of basil, lime, lemon, grapefruit, cypress and juniperberry. It is very cleansing and detoxifying. It helps to increase energy and vitality. It is rejuvenating and reviving to mind, body and spirit.

What are your ‘can’t live without’ essential oils? Head to the comments below and let me know.

So, I head off with my love on this new adventure tomorrow!

I’m super excited and a touch nervous and scared too! And a little sad to be leaving the friends who have been my family for the last 12 years.

But overall E X C I T E D!!!

I’ll be sharing the highlights over on Facebook and Instagram, so come on over and join me.

In health and happiness, Dee

PS the blends I mentioned above will be available here on the website once I’m set up in Canberra…I’ll keep you updated.

3 Ways to Combat Stress

3 Ways to Combat Stress

Stress is inevitable in todays world.

Even when we’re going through new and exciting changes that are positive and absolutely without a doubt what we desire to be doing there is a certain amount of stress that goes with it.

I’m referring to the big move interstate my love and I are about to embark on. While the excitement by far outweighs the stress and anxiety, it is there to an extent. And it’s normal to feel this and that goes for any big change you make.

So today I thought I’d pop in and share the top 3 things I’m doing every day to combat stress…

3 ways to combat stress

My 3 Ways to Combat Stress

1. Meditation: each and every day I do a meditation. Most days that is a 10 – 15 minute guided meditation at night before I go to sleep. If I feel I need it I do a 5 minute meditation before I start my day. This simple practise makes a huge difference to how I feel and has greatly reduced my anxiety and stress levels

2. Aromatherapy: I can’t live without this precious therapy. Each day I choose a single oil or a blend to use in my oil burner. I also use aromatherapy body oils to balance my mind, body and soul. Essential oils that are fantastic for combatting stress include geranium, lavender, sandalwood, roman chamomile, rose or anything you love the smell of. Your nose knows!

I’ve written more about aromatherapy for stress here.

Affirmations: this is something I’ve been using for years now and find helpful for pretty much any area of my life. I find affirmations can be quite personal and unique to each person, so choose what resonates for you.

The one I’m using at the moment is:

‘I move forward with ease as I begin an exciting new chapter of my life’

Other things you can do to combat stress include eating well, taking supplements and vitamins if needed, deep breathing techniques, talking to a friend or a professional therapist, music, physical activity, journalling, or anything that brings you joy.

This list is by no means exhaustive. I must also add here that if you feel overwhelmed by stress on a regular basis it’s important to consult your doctor or health care professional.

What works for you in combatting stress? Head to the comments below and let me know.

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In health and happiness, Dee xxx

Balance and Beauty e-book

Balance and Beauty e-book

Do you have your copy?

balance and beauty e-bookAt the moment I’m working on a new e-book so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to talk about my Balance and Beauty e-book so you can see if it’s something you’d like to download while it’s still free to my newsletter subscribers.

Balance and Beauty was my first ever e-book and I thoroughly enjoyed creating it.

And now it’s time to write something new for you…specifically to help you avoid burnout and thrive in a big way. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

If you haven’t already read Balance and Beauty read on…

I share my 14 top lifestyle tips that I include in my life on a regular basis. All the things that I do to keep my health and wellbeing in balance.

Aromatherapy is first on the list. I talk about what essential oils are, how I use them, safety considerations, what to look out for when purchasing them, how to store them and what to get when you first start using them.

“There is nothing better than

inhaling an aroma you love

and feeling the effect

through your entire body,

it’s like coming home”

– Deanne Kalda

 

Then I talk about relaxation, eating what’s right for you, hydrating your body, exercise, meditation, laughter, gratitude, natural beauty and more.

I also write about creating rituals over routine and share my Daily Aromatherapy Ritual with you.

Here’s a little taste of what it looks like inside…

balance and beauty exerpt

So, if this is sounds like something you’d enjoy please don’t hesitate to grab your copy here or sign up below. You’ll also get my Spirit Guided Meditation.

It’s my hope that you feel inspired to create some time for you and make your health and happiness number 1.

Take whatever you need from Balance and Beauty, whatever feels right for you now. Small, gradual changes lead to sustainable life-lasting results.

Be gentle and kind to yourself and do things in a way that works for you.

And, as always, let me know what you think. I love hearing from you so once you’ve had a read head to the comments below or join me on Facebook and Instagram.

How To Make Your Own Aromatherapy Body Oil + 3 Recipes

How To Make Your Own Aromatherapy Body Oil + 3 Recipes

aromatherapy body oil

I absolutely love making aromatherapy body oils for my clients and friends as well as for myself.

What could be better than a healing body oil infused with your favourite pure essential oils?

A perfect addition to your self-care routine.

You can make up an oil for the week or month or blend up something different each day. It’s simple and quick to do.

Here’s what you’ll need for a 10ml body blend*:
  • 1 very small mixing bowl.
  • 10mls carrier oil. Organic is best. I love Camellia, Rosehip or Sesame. You could also use jojoba, almond or coconut.
  • 5 drops of your favourite 100% pure essential oils. You can use just one essential oil or a combination.

 

How to make your body blend:
  • Measure 5 drops of essential oils into your mixing bowl.
  • Slowly pour carrier oil into bowl.
  • Mix gently.

 

How to use your body oil:
  •  Take a small amount of oil at a time and apply to each area of your body, beginning at your feet and working your way up.  Massage into your skin in an upward motion, towards your heart. Take extra time on any extra dry or rough areas of skin.
  • Inhale the beautiful aroma as you go. Take your time with this ritual and enjoy the process.

 

*for a 100ml blend multiply everything by 10. I often do this, especially for travelling.

I’m always coming up with different combinations I love. Remember to go with what you’re attracted to at the time. Your nose knows!

Here’s 3 of my current favourite body oil blends:

Cleansing and Energising

3 drops Grapefruit + 1 drop Cypress + 1 drop Basil.

Calming and Centring

2 drops Rose + 2 drops of Frankincense + 1 drop Sandalwood.

Balancing

3 drops Bergamot + 1 drop Lavender + 1 drop Geranium.

or any of my 100% Pure Essential Oil Blends available here. I absolutely LOVE Goddess and Soul.

Do you have a favourite body blend? Head to the comments below and let me know, I’d love to hear from you.

And you can find other ways to use aromatherapy in your daily life here.

In health and happiness, Dee xxx

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