Mercury is in retrograde, we are coming off of a full moon, and the nightly news keeps reporting stories that have me shaking my head in disbelief. What is a girl to do when it seems as though the whole world has gone mad? Call in the big guns: holistic remedies. Holistic remedies are great to use when you feel like your reserves are running low and you could use a little extra support. While I am a firm supporter of modern medicine, and am very thankful for all of the advances we continue to make in that field, sometimes a little holistic help is just the complementary boost I need when things feel a little out of whack.
Today we will be exploring essential oils. Now I know the essential oil purists out there will argue that you should make all of your own blends, and I highly respect that practice. However, here at Moonflower Musings the goal is to be accessible and realistic, and I fully understand that not everyone has the time and/or finances to have a fully stocked essential oil arsenal at their disposal. Yet I do believe, everyone deserves an opportunity to use and reap the benefits from these essential oils. There are some great companies out there making products I use, love, and trust. The fact that the oils we will discuss today come pre-blended (meaning you don’t have to spend hours researching recipes and tracking down specific ingrediants) makes them all the more attractive in my book.
The first essential oil company I love is Aquarian Soul. They just launched their new website and it is awesome. They also incorporate crystals into their oils, which I obviously think is the best. I discovered their products when looking for a natural headache reliever. I am always looking for ways to avoid taking OTC pain relievers as research shows they can have some negative effects on the body, and my body doesn’t need one more thing causing it harm. Their Headache Magic, really works! I apply on my wrists and temples and within 10 minutes my headaches are gone. It really is magical.
21 drops might have the most user friendly website in the market. If you know something is off, but aren’t quite sure what you need, you can use their intake form to receive specific guidance on the blends that would work best for you (Intake Form: Here). Or if you already know what you are looking for, the company offers 21 blends (hence the name haha) that cover everything from Immunity (pictured above, and wonderful to use before and during long flights) to Detox (for those nights where the rosé flows just a little too freely…).
Soul Sunday is another great essential oil company that never disappoints. Their No Worries blend might just be my favorite essential oil blend of all time, and this week I have been using it overtime. This is the blend everyone should keep with them in their purse for application throughout the day as needed. Sometimes despite my best intentions life throws curveballs that can instantly put me on edge and make my heart race, one whiff of this blend and I can literally feel a release of tension in my body and I start to relax. The Soul Sunday website is also incredibly informative and offers detailed explanations behind every ingredient in their blends, which is super helpful for someone just starting to learn about essential oils.
Confession: When starting this blog post I applied Soul Sunday No Worries on my wrists and I am feeling so relaxed and at peace right now : -)