Nurturing Your Resilience with Aromatherapy
By Caryn Gehlmann
It’s hard to believe how quickly our lives have changed in the last few weeks in response to COVID-19. Most likely you’re feeling some stress right now… with school and work schedules changing, important events being canceled, stock markets plunging, and then there’s the ongoing concern about keeping you and your loved ones healthy. Yikes! With all this going on, you might reason that how you feel isn’t that important and allow self-care to go the wayside, but how you feel is actually more important than ever before!
Here at e3, we’re always committed to supporting ourselves, our families & friends, our pets, our customers and our community, and in the past couple of weeks, our commitment has become even more focused! I have been asked which essential oils would be best to use given the current healthcare concerns. I did extensive research and below is a list of essential oils I would recommend you incorporate into your daily life.
Eucalyptus Globulus, Smithii or Radiata
Patchouli Pogostemon cablin
Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia
Niaouli MQV Melaleuca quinquenervia
May Chang Litsea cubeba
Lavandin Grosso Lavandula intermedia Grosso
Bay Laurel Laurus nobilis
Peppermint Mentha piperita
Cinnamon Leaf Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Lime Citrus aurantifolia
Bergamot Citrus bergamia or Bergamot FCF (when used for topical application)
Lemon Citrus limonum
Camphor Cinnamomum camphora
Ravintsara Cinnamomum camphora cineoliferum
Sage Salvia officinalis
You certainly don’t have to have them all, but if you have any of the above they’re excellent choices to help remind you to stay balanced and healthy.
What is the best way to use these essential oils to support and nurture your resilience?
Safe application is always the priority and remember LESS IS MORE! There are many ways you can easily incorporate these essential oils into your daily life. Starting today will be sharing 30-days of Nurturing your Resilience on Facebook. The idea is to choose to do something to make yourself feel a little bit better each and every day. Hopefully, it will become a natural part of your everyday routine! I love feel-good habits!
I encourage you despite the challenges to choose how you feel! It is important to keep yourself calm, rested, hydrated, healthy and strong both emotionally and physically! To get a sneak peek on these tips here are 4 to get you started. Take a look at some easy things you can do to recenter and stay calm:
- Use a shower mist of essential oils to start your morning feeling calm. (I like to use e3’s Respiratory or Breathe Easy blend and spray it in a 180 arc from left to right, about shoulder height and then count to 17 and inhale.)
- Diffuse one or a combination of the essential oils listed above at your home or office. Don’t have a diffuser? No problem, simply add a few drops to a cotton ball and put it in your car, next to your computer, behind the plants in your house, or in your desk drawer.
- Turn off the news, especially before bed, and take a few moments for mindfulness and meditation. You can try e3’s Nerve Calming to relax the body, quiet the mind, and uplift the spirit.
- Be flexible and patient with yourself and others!
We really are all in this together, so please know we are here for you! Here at our e3 office, we are keeping up with current guidelines and recommendations, our doors are open and we are shipping orders. We are offering our local customers the option to order online or over the phone and we will have your order ready for pick up. We are taking good “scents” precautions by using our e3 Hand Sanitizers, wiping down surfaces and door handles regularly, diffusing and YES, WASH WASH WASHING our hands!
Please join us on Facebook for our 30-days of Nurturing Your Resilience. If you’re not on Facebook, we’ll be sharing all 30 tips in an upcoming blog post so make sure you’re getting our newsletter so we can keep you up-to-date. In the meantime, we would love to hear from you on how you’re using essential oils in your day! Let’s continue to be there in support of each other!