In my last post, I presented the question, "What is self care? And as a healer, how does a healer heal thyself?".
As I dug deep, the mantra that presented itself to me became Recharge, Awareness, and Tranquility, which I rolled into making scientific, aromatic blends to better capture the essence of those words.
After Recharge, the next word I tackled was Awareness.
Being aware of your surroundings, being aware at work. Awareness touches so many areas. Awareness of sense of self. Awareness of what those barriers and doors are, and awareness of who you trust to help you safely remove them if need be. Awareness of your task at hand, awareness of where you want to be in the next 5 or 10 years. Awareness of your path, where you are right now. Where you want to be.
For some reasons Americans “crash” around 2-3 pm in the afternoon. We can blame diet, hormones, etc but at the end of the day, it happens. To almost everyone at some point in the week.
It's why Starbucks does the two for one sales, why you have chocolate in your desk - to become aware again, aware of what you need to to make these small and large goals.
Oils of Rosemary start this blend, to kick those memory receptors into high gear, following its other friend Peppermint, which goes hand in hand with stress headaches as well.
The grounding oil of Vetiver gives it that depth to dig deep into that awareness.
The interesting oil of Davana calms the mind while working in synergy with Bergamot and St. John’s Wort to again calm the squirrels so you can be aware of your space you need and want to be in.
The most important part of this blend is the addition of a rare oil, Honey Myrtle. Honey Myrtle focuses the mind, clears out the cobwebs and it lemon honey scent make it feel like you just had an afternoon Frappaucino. When this product sells out, it usually sells out for a while because it’s difficult to get this oil in large amounts.
For some reason, besides providing me awareness or even energy I need to get through the day, its such a warm delicious and uplifting scent combination I find myself using it right before a meeting or something where I have to be “on”...it gives me the confidence to be present in that space and time. Its a great perfume.
I have also gotten a lot of good feedback from clients with memory issues, they say this helps them a bit remember to stay on task
So awareness, another self care word. If you are interested in trying this product for yourself, check it out here.
How do you stay aware and in the present? Have you found any essential oils that ground you?
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Since the last time I wrote, our whole world changed. Life is “not normal”, it will never go back to “normal”.
Health has now become a political topic instead standing on its own. People are arguing over screens about things that are out of our control. Our happy hours are now Zoom meetings and people can decide if they want to wear pajama bottoms when they go to work meetings.
On the last day of class, we finished up the custom blends we had created for our clients that week, and were tasked with using Blossoming Heart blending tools from Robbie Zeck to create a special blend for our partners.
Recently, one of my best friends told me that music was my love language. That was a very profound statement to me when I realized the truth of it. I learned that week that a big part of my self-care, the world of the week for us, was sitting in my music room listening to my records.
I can’t believe I haven’t written to you since February. I had big plans - plans about happiness, growth and love. Now it's about survival, and for me, trying to find the silver lining in this cloud we find ourselves in. See, the second week in March was huge for me, and I couldn’t wait to tell you all about it.
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