One of my “go to” essential oils before I teach yoga is Patchouli. I often diffuse Patchouli essential oil alone or I combine it with Lavender essential oil. I also use it on Charcoal disc as I meditate. The earthy and relaxing aromas create a grounding effect.
I have read that King Tut was buried with 10 gallons of patchouli with him in his tomb. Although that be bit much for us, you can apply it to dry areas to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes. You can also dilute your dōTERRA Patchouli and use it as a natural deodorant. The strong and unique scent makes a great base in floral blends.”
Feeling the holiday rush coming on? Apply this convenient roll on oil to your wrists or bottoms of your feet to create feelings of calmness and relaxation during the hectic holidays.
dōTERRA Magnolia Touch is nourishing to the skin, add it to your daily routine to help your skin feel moisturized and smooth. Offer this new oil as a gift to a loved one who may feel overwhelmed and needs comfort during a difficult time.
Using meditation to start your day, get through your day or end your day is so important. As a morning practice, mediation helps you prepare for day. I like to start my day by giving thanks and then spent some time in meditation.
Now, let me be honest sometimes that means I only get a couple of minutes but any little bit helps to relieve stress, refocus my energy and receive inspiration for the day. Although including oils and/or crystals is not necessary, I love the balance and intention they add to my practice.
By simply putting a few drops of essential oil on my hands and inhaling makes such a great difference. I also like to put a dab on my forehead, my throat, on my shoulders, over my heart, right over my belly button and on my ankles. I know time can be an issue but this only takes a couple of seconds. If you want to enhance your space even more, put a couple of drops in a diffuser.
This infographic by Organic Aromas has an example of just a few essential oils that can be used and their properties. I am not an affiliate for their products but I do love their hand – carved diffusers.
If you would like some help finding some of the oils mentioned here or have something more specific in mind, feel free to send me an email and I can help find the right oils for you.
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