Adding Essential Oils To Your Daily Routine
I’m always looking for ways to create a warm, welcoming environment in my home. Scents transport us and allow us to leave the hustle and bustle behind us when we walk in the door after a busy day! There is a simple solution: Essential oils. They do so much more than simply “smell good” and it is so easy to introduce them into your daily life.
In my home, diffusing is my favorite way to enjoy my oils, inhaling aromas from essential oils stimulates areas of your limbic system, which is a part of your brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviors, sense of smell, and long-term memory.
In addition to diffusing, creating my own blends in rollerballs with different oils and fractionated coconut oil allows me to take the “ritual” with me wherever I go! Whether rolling on my neck, or on my wrists, all it takes is a few deep breaths to really ground me! While waiting at traffic lights or as I’m getting out of my car to head into work, this simple experience changes my frame of mind immediately!
Here’s a simple recipe for my 10ml Calm Energy Rollerball:
5 drops Clarysage
5 drops Rosy Geranium
Top with fractionated coconut oil
(There are tons of rollerball options on Amazon, just make sure to use only dark-colored glass.. essential oils are very sensitive to light!)
When we were looking for an essential oil line to bring into our retail stores, we wanted quality and affordability. When we found Sunleaf Naturals, they were a great fit for us! All of Sunleaf’s Essential Oils are extracted using non-toxic steam or cold pressing. Each lot is tested for quality and purity. We LOVE the blends they offer in their line, along with their single note oils. We’ve even added their new reed diffusers which are a simple way to get started in the world of essential oils.
As far as scents, floral oils tend to calm, citrus oils tend to invigorate and by blending oils you can create endless options.. Here are a few of our favorite blends.
Clary Sage Lavender (Calming & Relaxing) A soothing herbal aroma, featuring aromatic lavender on a bed of grounding clary sage, brightened by a touch of citrus.
Amyris Bergamot (Centering & Cheering) A crisp, bright aroma featuring sparkling grapefruit and Italian bergamot, grounded with woody amyris.
Lemon Vetiver (Clarifying & Inspiring) A sparkling citrus aroma featuring fresh lemon, with earthy undertones of vetiver and patchouli.
Rosy Geranium (Restoring & Uplifting) A fresh floral bouquet, featuring top notes of geranium and sparkling citrus, complimented with lavender and warm woods.
I can’t wait to hear about what you create with your new oils! Stay tuned for an upcoming post on the best essential oil cleaning products and personal care products for you and your home!