Walks and Aromas!

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This pic was taken from our favorite bike trail. Spring is bursting with beauty and aromas! I love the smell of the earth this time of year. Many times it reminds me of the smell of vetiver!

According to Pompeii Organics, vetiver has a very earthy scent. It is incredibly thick, taking its time to come out of the bottle. That slowness is an amusing parallel to vetiver’s effects on the body: it is calming and sedating, and has a grounding/soothing effect on emotions.

Vetiver is also pain-relieving, antifungal, and antispasmodic. It stimulates the immune system and its decongestant, expectorant properties make it good for colds.

If you are interested in purchasing a sample of this oil, let us know—we can’t wait to share it with you!

Slow and Steady Vetiver

Today we’re looking back at one of our favorite oils: Vetiver! Thanksgiving is around the corner, and we love how this oil promotes a thankful, peaceful mental state. It’s helpful for hectic days and scattered thoughts. Take a look!

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One of my favorite essential oils is Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides), a very grounding and calming oil.

According to Pompeii Organics, vetiver has a very earthy scent. It is incredibly thick, taking its time to come out of the bottle. That slowness is an amusing parallel to vetiver’s effects on the body: it is calming and sedating, and has a grounding/soothing effect on emotions.

Vetiver is also pain-relieving, antifungal, and antispasmodic. It stimulates the immune system and its decongestant, expectorant properties make it good for colds.

We are currently expecting our first shipment of vetiver, and we’re so excited! If you are interested in purchasing a sample of this oil, let us know – we can’t wait to share it with you!

Bloom Where You’re Planted:0)

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As I was taking a walk this morning, I found this little flower growing in a crack of an abandoned runway. It immediately reminded me to “Bloom Where You’re Planted”!

As this little flower has found itself (by no fault of it’s own- I might add) trying to grow amidst hard, stony ground with out all the proper nutrients or enough shade or water, I can feel that way too some times. We can even put ourselves in those positions through choices we have made.

None the less, let us forget what is behind and press forward toward the prize. Let us dig our convictions and commitments down deep and stay firmly planted not growing weary so that we will produce a harvest (or a flower;-).

The fruit comes from the commitment and the perseverance of staying -not manufacturing fruit! Stay the course!

This flower’s extreme perseverance in the hot sun all summer reminds me of Vetiver!! It is an Essential Oil that has many excellent properties including being used as a treatment for sun stroke and dehydration! It is also helpful for healing wounds and scars, it is anti-inflammatory and anti -septic as well as boosts the immune system!

We want to encourage you today in your life’s journey and give you inspiration in your calling and goals! Is there a custom blend that could support your routine? Give us a call today:-)

 

Hold That Thought…..

The other day, I was in the middle of a discussion with my teenage daughter when I had to interrupt the conversation with a “hold that thought”. She put her pinched fingers up in the air and said, “ok, I’m holding that thought!” A few seconds later she spotted some chocolate on the counter that I had just purchased. As her eyes grew wide, she continued…”but I put it (the thought) down for the chocolate!”

Oh, we laughed-Which is good medicine! A girl after my own heart!! A lover of chocolate and a little squirrel like in her attention!!

There are a lot of different oil blend ideas out there for focus and clarity and it is good investigate what works best for your specific needs, but many times the Essential Oil that is the stand out in these blends is ….Vetiver.  We use Vetiver in our ADHD Blend!

Do not use Vetiver in your electric diffuser, as it will most likely clog it. It is extremely thick. It is balsamic, woody and sensual, it is a base note, so it has a long lasting effect when you put it in a blend. It’s therapeutic properties according to Aromatic Wisdom Institute are that Vetiver is anti-fungal, Central Nervous System sedating, cooling, grounding, stimulating to immune function, skin healing and vitality restorer. Like Patchouli, this is a fragrance you either love or hate- so check it out first before you purchase.

Emotionally, the oil tends to help one connect to self and others, grounding and protecting them, sedative and restorative…a great oil for the purpose of attention! So, hold that thought a little longer and stay in the now with Vetiver!!;-)

What is your experience with this root oil? We want to hear from you today!20150811_121200

ADHD and Sandalwood

In yesterday’s post I talked about my son who is on the autistic spectrum. Something I’ve put together to help comfort and calm him during difficult moments is my ADHD Proprietary Blend, a lotion with nourishing and supporting essential oils, perfect for anyone (especially kids) who needs focus and grounding.

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One of the active oils in this blend is Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatim), which according to Pompeii Organics is very calming.

Sandalwood, like Vetiver and Patchouli, is grounding, making the user feel secure and safe. It’s amazing for anxiety and depression.

Sandalwood also kills bacteria and fungus and helps heal the skin and relieve pain. It’s great for cold and flu season because it decongests and fights infection.

Are you interested in trying our ADHD blend for yourself or someone you know? Send us an email, or find us at one of our upcoming Fall festivals! We are sensitive to people with special needs and want to help them and the people who love them live life to its fullest potential! As always, feel free to contact us with any questions.

Have you ever used essential oils to help with attention deficit or hyperactivity needs? We want to hear from you!