Top 5 Aroma Rituals For Spring
No matter how busy you are or how many challenges you face the only
tried and true way to get through anything is to ensure you look after
yourself. Spring is a time for new beginnings, new inspiration and
renewed hope. It is also a good time to connect with the outdoors, get
in the sun more and stop occasionally to smell the roses! Essential oils
are one of the greatest ways to fast track that connection especially
when life gets so busy! Each one of these rituals embraces the use of
high quality essential oils. They are quick and simple. It’s amazing how
a few drops of something so potent can be so effective!
1. Tap into the power of nature through Aromatherapy!
It can change the way you think and feel in seconds. There is no other
natural therapy that crosses the blood brain barrier instantly and
creates a response as fast within the body. This amazing therapy which
has been practiced for over 4,000 years taps into the healing and
restoring properties of plants through the use of pure therapeutic
essential oils – also known as the blood or life force of the plant!
Working on a psychological level as well as a physical one, Aromatherapy
is now known as the modern day busy persons secret weapon! Simply
lighting your vaporiser, using your spritzer, bathing in a few drops or
placing a drop on a tissue and inhaling is tapping into this power.
2. Aroma WOD – 5 minutes of daily exercise can make all the difference
Most people will complain they never have enough time to exercise, they
say it’s too expensive, too cold, too wet or too… we know there is
always an excuse. It is always better to do a little something – a quick
WOD (Workout Of the Day) – than a whole lot of nothing. Based on a
series of functional exercises you can do in your own home, at the
beach, in a park or on your deck they work major muscle groups using
your own body weight and often take between five and fifteen minutes to
complete. Add a single oil (or oil blend) for the day with a drop onto a
tissue and tuck it into your top for even better results. The healing,
uplifting and energizing aromas are particularly effective and anchor in
a positive exercise experience. An Aroma WOD is the perfect way to
start your day too. Follow Like Chocolate For Women on Instagram and
Facebook for a daily workout routine and suggested essential oils.
3. Prioritise – no more excuses move yourself to the top of the list.
It is a common human trait, a silly one at that, to feel guilty about
taking time out for yourself. But if you don’t, and always tend to put
yourself last on the list (if at all) then your health and wellbeing can
indeed suffer. If you don’t fill your own tank first, if you don’t
prioritise and take time for a little self-care each day, then you could
simply run out of gas, and may not be good for anyone! The more you
have in reserve, the more you acknowledge your self-worth – it makes
sense, the more you have to give! Just doing your aromatic body boost
each day will have you ticking this one off the list every day easily!
4. Change your daily routines into rituals!
By changing your intention around your daily routines and turning them
into rituals by incorporating the use of aromatherapy, your entire day
can change! Turn a quick shower into an aromatic therapeutic treatment
with a drop of your favourite oil on a face washer and scrub all over
your body. Take on the 2minute ‘body boost’ treatment before you dress
and see how you can alter the way you think and feel instantly. Simply
reduce stress while at work or in the car with aromatic tissues. Cleanse
the air, or freshen your skin with your aromatic spritzer. Relax
everyone in the home without them even realising it by lighting a
vaporiser. Release tension and have the best nights sleep ever in an
aromatic bath and a drop on your pillow before retiring. It is so easy
and it does not mean you need more time. All it takes is just a
different intention on what you were going to do anyway and a focus on
making yourself a priority.
5. Go chemical free inside and out!
More and more research is proving what you have always intuitively
known, that the way to great health is to work with nature. This is the
best anti-aging, health rejuvenating tool around. Become aware of what
it is you are putting into your mouth and onto your skin and not only
will you see a dramatic slowing in the aging of your skin but you often
see a dramatic effect in your overall health. Over 60% of what goes onto
the skin enters our bloodstream. Studies show we expose ourselves to
over 200 chemicals a day and that is just our personal care products
alone! Take better control of your health and aging by simply getting
back to nature. Choosing to eliminate harmful chemicals in your diet and
skincare is easy, and that just happens to be why TWENTY8 was created!
To make it even more simple here is a quick reference check list you
can print off and place on your fridge to ensure you keep your tank
||Spring Self-care Checklist
|1.||Exercise of the day – do something everyday, shake it, move it, do it and take on the AromaWOD ritual.|
|2.||Daily Body Boost – set your day up right, 2minute full body massage with your oils first thing every morning|
|3.||Affirmation of the Day – say something positive about YOU… I am extraordinary. I am a great mum. I am flippen amazing!|
|4.||Choose to eat REAL healthy food – good protein, good fats, lots of raw green veges, really limit sugar and drink more water!|
|5.||Daily chemical-free skin care rituals – for the face,
body, hair, nails and even in the home, go chemical-free for better
|6.||Laugh! The key to a successful happy life, and strong immune system, share a joke. See how many smiles you give today!|
|7.||Practice mindfulness – even 30 seconds of mindfulness – being very present – positively affects your nervous system.|