What makes your soul happy?
- Seeing a sunrise or sunset?
- Feeling the sun bring warmth to your face?
- Hearing a baby get tickled?
- Biting into a moist and fluffy cupcake?
- Worshipping at Church?
What a wonderful life it would be if we could fill each and every day with those things that fill up our soul and bring joy into our life. There are season changes, life obligations, hard times, stupid diets and other factors that make that can make that very difficult if not impossible.There is something so cool about essential oils though. For one, we know they smell heavenly, well most of them do! The smell can be very potent as the oil is pure when properly extracted from the botanical it comes from and can be far more powerful than the plant itself in it’s smell and benefits to us!
Back to the point, the sense of smell is likely more closely linked to the memory than any other sense. Smell is also highly emotive. Given both of these scientific truths, smells have the amazing ability to trigger emotions and feelings and allow you to fill your soul in moments and seasons where you might be running low.
Have you really stopped and thought about the term Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy can be defined as the practice of using naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to improve the psychological or physical well-being.
Try any of these oils armotacially through direct inhalation or in a nice warm bath or topically on wrists and neck or through a massage with a carrier oil:
Lavender- fresh, floral, clean and calm
Orange- juicy aroma that is peaceful and can promote a sense of peace and harmony
Geranium- sweet, floral scent, encourages peaceful, spiritual feelings
Jasmine- rich, sultry aroma that makes this oil feel alluring and romantic
Rose- rich, intoxicating aroma, encourages feelings of positive self-reflection and can create an uplifted feeling when inhaled
Ylang Ylang- rich, formal and romantic scent
Bergamont- light citrus aroma, tart yet sweet and uplifting but relaxing
Oh la la, lots of romance up in here! That has been known to fill the soul too!
*citrus oils like a few of the oils listed above are photosensitive so they should be avoided on the skin before exposure to the sun. Always read the instructors for use before oil use*