As we approach the end of the year a new page in our calendar will be turned. Not only is it a new month but a new year. We may review what happened in the year....what went well, what didn't go so well and what we might like to change in the next year. As you review or contemplate consider what you might be willing to do for yourself. What might make your world a better or different place?
Are you stuck in the same essential oil story day in and day out? Might you step out of that box and choose something that might be unfamiliar. Perhaps think about the qualities of the essential oils that you know and look for a therapeutic application instead. For example, I happen to love Patchouli. Patchouli is not always the best friend for someone that is looking for an uplifting combination. Patchouli is indeed wonderful for anxiety, stress, depression and for skin conditions but maybe another choice might be better if you are looking for brightness. Two of my favorite essential oils are orange and lemon. Both pack a punch for getting the cheer on and the hum drums out. For an added zip I like to add a little peppermint essential oil to either the orange or lemon. For a warmer comforting uplift consider adding some vanilla essential oil to the orange or lemon.
Diffuse, dilute in jojoba, sunflower, lotion, bath water, make a room spray or roll on. The possibilities are endless and this is just my personal example. What favorite can you set aside or combine with something else to create a different "take" on your world? What oils await with a therapeutic connection that you have been looking for or didn't even know existed? If you don't know where to start, come to the shop or schedule an aromatherapy consult. The possibilities are endless. Approach 2017 with grace knowing that you can choose creativity which can benefit health. Stop.....smell the herbs, the grasses, the flowers, the roots, the bark, the leaves, the resin, the fruit....smell the oil and change your world.
My name is, Polly J. Huenink-Schellinger. I am a Registered Nurse, Board Certified Holistic Nurse, Reflexologist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Parish Nurse, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Facilitator.