Although January is traditionally the time when we resolve to make changes for the New Year, as the winter shifts to spring, we can re-resolve to approach life with a fresh start. As the weather warms and new life springs forth in nature, we can be supported in our efforts to leave the old patterns and choices behind. Many find that this time of year presents the perfect opportunity for a fresh start.
How can essential oils help us embark on new endeavors? Many of us form scent/memory associations with essential oils that can encourage, inspire or remind us of intentions left behind in the snow Especially the aromas that come from leafy plants – uplifting peppermint, refreshing rosemary, invigorating eucalyptus – help us energetically when we need a quick boost. They can provide us the impetus to step outside and take a walk, or support us when we want to get up earlier to get in a workout. They can help us focus when we are cramming for mid-terms, or keep us motivated on long car drives.
Using essential oils to support our best intentions is a practice that enhances our total wellness – mind, body and spirit. We benefit on so many levels, and are reminded of the freshness of spring that is hovering just around the corner. For gentle encouragement to remember that long forgotten resolution, consider using a few essential oils to truly begin anew.
This easy-to-make mist is comprised of peppermint for clarifying benefits, sweet orange to lift your mood and patchouli to promote peaceful feelings. It can serve as a mental wake-up call, helping you to naturally attain a clear, refreshed state of mind.
1. In a spray-mist bottle, combine all ingredients. Shake vigorously.
2. To use, apply a light misting to face, neck and surrounding airspace.