Wow, what a gorgeous and big week it has been! How has yours been? I hope it has been wonderful!
I had a gorgeous weekend of oils classes last weekend! I was able to connect and chat to so many women, it really was just so wonderful.
I released my beautiful new ebook ‘Essential Oils for Nurses!’ You have all given me so much gorgeous feedback! Truly I am so grateful to you all, and am thrilled I could be of service to you. If you have yet to download your copy, please head HERE to do that today!
I have run a Facebook Live for you today also! I am chatting all about the ebook and talking you through how you could use essential oils at work and home, to support you with the impacts of being a busy working woman!
If you would love to check that out, head HERE to join my facebook group and access the free video!
Also, I am offering a very cool give-away until the end of July! If you purchase a 100pv order prior to July 31, you can go in the running to win some beautiful oils for FREE!
I have a bottle of Whisper – the OMG Womens blend and possibly the only pure-fume you may ever need again, and a bottle of Cedarwood – this handsome oil will soothe your mind and body, and I personally use this guy to help me sleep!
These are two separate prizes and up for grabs now!
If you would to know how to purchase your oils, click HERE for more info or hit reply to this email, and I will help you out!
To today’s oil! Lavender!
I have had a pretty big focus the last week or so on Stress. The workshop I ran on Saturday was all about how we can use essential oils to support us with our stress levels, and I would love to talk more about that today!
Stress is now the number one cause of all illness, and it is all pervasive in our lives. Stress is a feeling you have when you face a situation you think you cannot manage. You can feel anxious, irritable, forgetful, sleepless and unable to cope. There are many factors that contribute to stress in your body, and learning to soothe your body, is one way to support yourself.
Activating the para-sympathetic nervous system to ‘rest and digest’ instead of our (what has become our) normal ‘fight or flight’ is essential in soothing the body.
Doing things like yoga, deep breathing, soothing exercise, taking pleasure and meditation are all incredible ways to allow what I call the ‘decompression’ to take place, and for you to shift into your rest and digest mode.
This is the mode that is going to make you feel good! It will make your hair shine, your fingernails be hard and strong and for you to have a lovely libido. None of these things are important, when your body is feeling like you are running from a tiger!
However, essential oils also have a place here too!
There are essential oils which have properties that are also capable of reducing inflammation, improving immunity, balancing hormones, and helping with sleep and digestion
A small pilot study held in 2008 (Pemberton E, Turpin) evaluated the effect of topical application of essential oils Lavender and Sage on work related stress of nurses in an ICU setting. Results demonstrated a decreased perception of stress!
This study in 2006 also concluded that “the results suggest that the inhalation method using essential oils can be considered an effective nursing intervention that reduces psychological stress responses and serum cortisol levels, as well as the blood pressure of clients with essential hypertension’.
I use Lavender oil every day! It is the primary oil which I use to help me sleep at night. I am rolling it on my feet, using it in the diffuser that I put in the bedroom and inhaling it direct from the bottle when I feel the need to calm down.
I also place a couple of drops directly into my bath water, with epsom salts (for added magnesium).
The other amazing use for Lavender is on your blemishes! A drop of lavender on a pimple does wonders, and it is wonderful post sun exposure, if you have some sun burn.
Pop some drops in a spritz bottle with water, and spray directly on to the burn. Some peppermint oil added in also is beautiful, as it is very cooling!
So there you are, the lovely (and mighty) Lavender!
For one more article on using diet and lifestyle changes to help support your stress levels, check out this fabulous article.
I have so much more gorgeous info coming your way on Essential Oils, but if you are keen to know more info about the oils now, please feel free to hit reply to this email and I will support you in any way that I can! As I said, sending oily packages across the city/ state/ country is now one of my favorite things to do, and I would love to send one to you!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Be well and big love,