Change, it's going to happen. Sometimes it's good, like a promotion, or getting a puppy. Sometimes it just plain sucks, like losing your job or a friend. And sometimes it's just the change of seasons.
The definition of change is to make something different, or to replace something with something else. Regardless of whether the change is positive, or not so positive, change often brings stress and anxiety. It can be shocking, especially when it is unexpected. Even if we know that change is coming, the anticipation can cause stress; it can be hard on our bodies if we have autoimmune or other conditions.
We may feel excitement and have to get ready for the next step. We may feel depressed and hide on the couch. During these times of stress, the first thing that we do is stop taking care of ourselves. We don't eat right, we may drink more alcohol, we have problems sleeping and we may not exercise. This can compound our stress and anxiety. Sometimes we may even start new habits that may not be so great for our well-being.
This is when we need to remember that we are all special beings that need to be cared for. Aromatherapy can help by offering support as part of self-care. These times may actually be good to start new care routines, and aromatherapy can be a big part of that.
We all know that lavender is calming and healing, but there are many other essential oils that are wonderful for times of change. Sweet orange is called the happy oil for it's uplifting properties. Peppermint can revitalize us, especially when mixed with rosemary and/or eucalyptus. Wonderful thyme can strengthen our minds, ease stress and promote restful sleep.
These and other essential oils can be blended together for your specific needs. As a Certified Professional Aromatherapist I can create a blend that is specific to you, your needs and current health conditions that can help you through changes, and help with many other conditions and issues. Your blend can be used in the morning to start your day, we can use a customized blend and apply it to our bodies or use it in a diffuser during meditation. When we bathe, a shower bomb to wake you up in the morning or relax you when needed after along day can be just the thing to help us feel better.
If you are not sure if aromatherapy can help you, or if you just have some questions about it, contact me today. You can make an appointment on this website or send me a question and I am happy to get back to you.
Wishing you all Peace and Love,