How does self-care play into your life right now? Are you taking time just for YOU each and every day? Have you heard of aromatic dressing?
I know, I know. You’re too busy. Your kids are relentless. You have a big project at work. You need to follow through with all of your other commitments.
Let me tell you a secret…
You will be a million times more effective at facing ALL of these if you take a moment to care for yourself first. You carry the weight of your world on your shoulders, and often your own body suffers because of it.
SELF-CARE ISN’T SELFISH!
It’s a myth that self-care is selfish. Its end game is selfless. You must get your body in top condition so the world can have the best of you!
Listen to what your body is telling you. Show your body the love it deserves for getting you through each and every day.
Today, I want to share one of my favorite, most powerful self-care rituals to set the tone for my day and set my perspective in the right place. It’s called aromatic dressing, and it can change your life! And, no, it isn’t some fancy salad topping!
SELF-CARE IS HEALTHCARE!
This is a ritual I do after I shower every morning. Ultimately, it’s a way to show my body some love. It empowers me to love and respect my body.
It’s about the ritual – setting a routine of self-love that will carry into the rest of your day!
Daily rituals not only bring enjoyment to your life, but they also empower you with a sense of self-love that will radiate to those around you. Small things like this can bring interest and purpose to your life to help offset the stress and self-deprecating cycles that plague us all!
If you are looking for a breakthrough in your health journey, I suggest you turn to self-care. Changing your habits doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Just do one thing at a time as you work to gain your power back! Your rituals will become the best part of your day and allow you to keep moving forward. That’s why I love starting my day with aromatic dressing — it allows me to prioritize myself and gives me the self-love I need to value myself and face my day with confidence!
HOW TO AROMATICALLY DRESS
#1 – Aesthetic Arrangement
Arrange your supplies beautifully in your bathroom (so you won’t be inconvenienced with gathering supplies and skip the ritual!). You will need a small glass bowl, your favorite essential oils, and a carrier oil, or some natural body butter (if you need a good recipe for one, check out The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils!).
#2 – Intuitive Preparation
Choose your oils intuitively by asking yourself what your body is craving. The very act of asking yourself this question is a way to get in tune with your body and give it the respect it deserves! In your aromatic glass dressing bowl, add 5 drops of your favorite essential oils to about 2 tsp. of a carrier oil like fractionated coconut or jojoba oil. You can choose oils that support your body’s stress response, immunity, empowerment, love, or whatever you feel like you need.
#3 – Supportive Application
Begin by applying the oils at the bottom of your legs in big circular motions working your way up to your heart. Dip and rub, dip and rub, giving your body loving touch and supporting it with powerful essential oils.
#4 – Positive Affirmations
Affirmations give you strength by helping you believe in your own power. What really gives aromatic dressing its power is pairing these oils with positive affirmations. Affirm your dreams and ambitions. Affirm your beauty, worth, and power. Speaking positively to yourself will rewire your brain, raising the level of feel-good hormones in your body to set you on the path of healing and joy.
MY FAVORITE AROMATIC DRESSING OILS
Aromatic dressing is a very individual, personal thing. Every day may be different based on what your body needs, so don’t go into it with any expectations. Listen to your body, and you will be amazed by what the oils will offer you!
That being said, I have some go-to’s that I’d love to share with you to help you have an idea where to start. I love Frankincense, Rose, Jasmine, and doTERRA’s Elevation and Whisper blends. Each one of these is grounding and supportive of positive emotions. They also all pack a punch for hormone balance, which you know is super important to me!
Here’s another one of my favorite blends that will clothe your body in love and acceptance while also supporting your hormone balance, calming your stress, and soothing your body.
Add oils to empty 15 ml essential oil bottle. Swirl to combine before each use. To use in aromatic dressing, just use 5 drops straight from the bottle into your carrier oil in a glass bowl!
YOU DESERVE IT
When you consider that simply inhaling an essential oil activates the limbic system, the part of your brain responsible for emotional regulation, adding essential oils into your daily routine is a no-brainer.
Unlocking the power of essential oils on my mind and body – which helped me to achieve whole-body health that I just couldn’t find in the allopathic medical community – was a large part my motivation for writing The Essential Oils Menopause Solution – your go-to resource for all things self-care and health after 35.
I knew women just like me deserved better and could attain vibrant energy and health, regardless of their diagnoses and endless prescriptions to only manage symptoms but never address root causes.
If you’ve tried it all and can’t seem to shake the mood swings, stubborn PMS or menopause symptoms, depleted energy levels, or poor sleep, rest assured I’ve been where you are – and The Essential Oils Menopause Solution is for you.
Self-care is a non-negotiable for survival. It means just taking a moment for you today – it doesn’t have to be anything more than that. Implementing aromatherapy rituals adds only a couple minutes, if that, but it is so powerful to clothe yourself with power and love to face your day. Because how you start your day is how you spend your life.
Leaning on the proven benefits of aromatherapy to practice self-care can have overarching benefits in just about every area of your life. It may just be the thing that helps you turn the corner towards true, transformative healing!
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