As we get ready for the holiday season, it can feel like absolute madness. Often we find ourselves in a state of chaos with tons of preparation. Shopping for gifts, preparing for get-togethers, decorating the house….the list can seem overwhelming and it can create havoc on our immune systems. Oftentimes our bodies shut down and we end up sick in bed, which only adds to this already stressful season.
So what do we do? We ignore our feelings and power through, or we end up in bed feeling helpless. What if we had a few good tools on hand. We would not only be able to get through it all, but we might even find ourselves laughing at the craziness and having fun.
Here are a few simple tricks that will make things a whole lot easier.
Take a little time for yourself by doing some relaxing activities, things like a nice hot bath infused with lavender or doTerra’s Serenity blend which will help calm your nervous system. It’s always a good idea to mix a few drops of the oils into either a cup of epsom salts or a bath oil before putting it into the hot water. This will emulsify the essential oil and allow it to distribute evenly in the water.
If you’re feeling scattered and lofty and just can’t keep your thoughts straight, try rubbing some of doTerra’s Balance under your feet and notice how it brings you back to earth. This is one of my favorite oil blends to keep me grounded and on task.
Meditate! It’s not some hippy-dippy stuff and it doesn’t have to be hard. Taking even 5 minutes at the beginning of your day to meditate and ground yourself can make a world of difference. Science has shown that meditation is an invaluable tool for calming emotions. When you couple it with oils like frankincense or sandalwood you will feel an even deeper sense of calm. You could diffuse the oils or simply put a drop in your hands and inhale the aroma by cupping your hands over your nose.
Boosting your immune system will not only give you more energy, but it will also keep you from getting sick. At this time of year, we’re often thrown into situations where we’re in contact with a lot of people and their germs, so protecting yourself is important. First and foremost you must take the time to eat whole foods that nourish your body. Taking quality supplements can also make a world of difference, giving you the nutrients you might be lacking from your diet. DoTerra has a line of supplements that are second to none. The Life Long Vitality Pack is a must-have, whole food based, supplement line and with a 30-day money back guarantee you have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. You will undoubtedly find yourself having more energy, thinking more clearly and sleeping better. What more could you ask for?
One of the most powerful essential oil blends for combating germs is doTerra’s On Guard blend. Composed of 100% pure wild orange, clove bud, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary, this blend will not only support a healthy immune system, but will also pack a punch if you do end up catching something nasty, and it’s so easy to use. Make yourself a cup of warm water with a drop or two of the On Guard blend and drink once daily to keep your immune system at an optimal level, and if you feel something coming on, ramp it up to several times a day. If you don’t like the taste, you could just as easily create a 10 ml roller bottle with 20 drops On Guard topped with fractionated coconut oil and roll that on the bottoms of your feet daily and if you’re feeling under the weather do it hourly. Got a sore throat? Gargle with On Guard and then swallow for the added immune boost.
Lastly, we want to have our homes smelling amazing. Many of us resort to chemical candles, plugins and sprays. These scents are toxic, to not only us but also our beloved pets. Essential oils in a diffuser are amazing for changing the odor in our homes in a clean nontoxic way. The varieties are endless and the health benefits are limitless. Diffusing essential oils is a wonderful way to manage our emotions and clean the air and surfaces of our homes.
Are you looking for original gift ideas? Know someone who could use a diffuser and oils this holiday season? What are you waiting for? Give the gift of health this year!!
For more information on how to get 100% pure CPTG oils, please feel free to contact me at 819-421-2253, visit my website or like my Facebook page Sue Rich Living and learn about the beauty of natural solutions.
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Sue Rich is an Essential Oil educator, and team leader, with a passion for sharing natural solutions and helping people live their dreams to the fullest. She is also a yoga instructor and loves incorporating the oils into the yoga practice. Living in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Sue loves being in nature and staying active.