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Herbs and Aromatherapy: Your Emotional Allies


How are you feeling today? Do you remember those feelings and emotions magnet charts your mom stuck on the fridge when you were a youngster? They had pictures of all the different ways you could be feeling. Whose checking on your feelings now? Where would you place that magnet indicator today? Are you happy, moody, anxious, calm, sad, confused, bored, confident, overwhelmed... How are you working through your feelings and emotions?



Hmmmmmm, now that I've got your attention, I'd like to share how herbs and aromatherapy can help us emotionally. It's so easy to reach for a pill when we're feeling out of sorts. Or sometimes we just keep our emotions inside. Personally, I don't want to or like to burden anyone with how I'm feeling.


However, I've learned through my herbal journey that there are other avenues you can take -- it's easy to change our environment and aid our emotions: make a cup of tea, take an herbal bath, or sniff an aromatherapy roll-on to ease whatever we're going through. It's especially easy when you've had the foresight to add these items to your home apothecary so that they are ready and waiting for you. What could be easier than to reach into the cabinet and make a cup of chamomile tea to relax, or perhaps you're feeling scattered and need to focus on that office project -- then a clary sage or peppermint aromatherapy roll-on can help. When you are calmer your brain relaxes and gives your mind a chance to focus better. If it's an energy boost you need, I always reach for the citrus oils (lemon, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, etc.), they always give me a much-needed lift. Whatever the situation, there is an oil or herb that can probably help.





I love my diffuser. They come in various shapes, sizes, and designs and can be used at home, in the car, or in the office. Just add a few drops of an essential oil (or a combo of 2-3 oils) and just breathe. In minutes, you can become calmer, or energized, and even enhance your memory, depending on the oils you select.




Ways To Use Us Topically * Massage * Roll on / Perfume Inhalation * Room Mist * Reeds / Diffuser * Bath (be sure to mix oils in a carrier oil or milk before adding to bath water) * Drops on a cotton ball hidden in clothing * Aromatherapy necklace Internally * Teas * Capsules (please insure that you are working with a clinical herbalist, certified aromatherapist, or physician)



Mind-Body-Connection


This past year we have navigated some significant changes because of the pandemic. Some of us weathered the storm of seclusion, isolation, feelings of lack, loss of control, and so much more. I'm not sure if any of us made it into 2022 without being touched by these emotions in one way or another. In some respect, conditions have eased up considerably, but for others 2020 and 2021 just exasperated other issues.


Folks were anxious to get outdoors -- exercise outside or take off on vacation or begin to visit family and friends. However, this is a reminder that your mind is just as important to your overall health. There are a variety of ways to ease those emotions you might be feeling.


This is the first in a series of posts about herbs and our emotions and how they play such a huge part in how we feel day to day. Future posts will begin by exploring herb and essential oil allies that can aid these situations, and perhaps some that you might not be all that familiar with. They will cover how these wonderful allies can help support our mind, body, and spirit. Hope you can join me on this journey to explore this timely topic.


Leave a comment and let me know if this information has been helpful and what other types of topics you'd like me to cover. I hope you'll join me again. Just click on my name above to follow me.


Peace and Herbal Blessings,


Gloria



 

Disclaimer:


The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. The information provided by this website, or this company is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to substitute for medical advice or diagnosis provided by your physician or other medical professionals, and is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with a health care provider, and should not be construed as individual medical advice. Always consult your physician or health care provider before using any herbal products.


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