aromatherapy, essential oils

Week 1 – Life Balance with Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

Having Balance in our lives can be challenging as we juggle work and/or study deadlines, the myriad of activities in a household at any one time, not to mention the endless list racing through our mind. This outer world busyiness can also affect our inner world, causing an imbalance with our emotional and spiritual self.

The 3 C's in Life _ Kenny RogersOver the next 5 weeks we will cover “Creating Balance in your Life” with a new topic each week.  The turmoil of life; within us, around us and far reaching can often cause us to feel overwhelmed and unbalanced.  Join me for the next 5 weeks as we look at ways we can bring Balance into our lives and those around us.

Creating balance of body/mind will not happen by just wishing for it. Instead it takes conscious effort to look for and work with tools that can support us in our efforts to create the changes that will bring us a greater sense of balance.


Week 1 – Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

As an avid user of Essential Oils in my home, for myself and my children this is probably a good place to start.

Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy using Essential Oils to help improve the quality of life on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.Essential Oils have the power to influence your moods and feelings and are increasingly being explored by the scientific community for the treatment of a variety of diseases.

Introducing Essential Oils into your life can be as simple as spraying a room with a wonderfully aromatic scent, or perhaps a few drops onto a tissue and tucked under your pillow for a calm night sleep.Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years for a multitude of purposes and it is fantastic to see a resurgence of these oils as an option for our well-being and health.

Our grandmothers ironed bed linen with lavender spray to help remove wrinkles and scent the linen as it was also believed to deter moths in the cupboards. And, medicinal gardens can still be found today around old hospitals and monasteries where the essential oils extracted from the plants were used for health and well-being.

As with so many things in our lives today, the choice of brands and then types of oils is immense.But most of the hard work has been done for us, as we can buy pure Essential Oils for specific purposes complete with explanations and Blends for all situations.Whatever you are looking for: Balance, Bliss, Calm, Energy, Focus, Confidence… it is there in a little bottle of oil and it truly works.

Over the years I have used a number of Essential Oils but two that I can highly recommend are Secret Scent Aromatherapy and Neal’s Yard Remedies.I have used Secret Scent for many, many years whilst living in Australia, and more recently Neal’s Yard now that I am in France. They are both family run businesses but more importantly they are fully transparent in what their products contain.

Secret Scent Aromatherapy provides 100% natural skin care and therapeutic products and each item in the Secret Scent Aromatherapy range is hand blended by leading and highly qualified Aromatherapist, Sharen Turner, in Sydney Australia.

Neal’s Yard Remedies list online all the ingredients used in their products, also benefits and uses, with a product range that includes skincare & well-being.

Below are a few Blends that can assist with bringing Balance into our life.

Sharen from Secret Scent Aromatherapy has blended Bergamot, Neroli, and Rose Geranium together perfectly in a ready to use vial called Balance – or you can grab your own personal supply in a handy roll on pen that you can apply directly to your own pulse points (temples and wrists) in times of stress. This gorgeous blend will help bring balance to you and those around you.

A beautiful new addition to Secret Scent range is the Yin & Yang Blends.The Yang oil is used when you feel lethargic, weak, or fatigued.Essential oils of Cypress, Petitgrain, Spearmint & Kaffir Lime. The Yin oil when you feel nervous, stressed or anxious.Essential oils of Patchouli , Pine, Geranium & Vetiver.

I love any Essential blend with Geranium and the Women’s Balance from Neal’s Yard Remedies as well as being for imbalances during menstruation and menopause, will generally take the edge off your emotions giving you inner clarity and poise. Ideal for vaporisation and can be used diluted on the skin, containing Rose and Geranium.

Looking forward to seeing you again next week

as we explore how we can use our Breath

to help bring Balance to our body, mind and spirit. x m

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