Keep Calm and use an Aroma Diffuser

 

My mother introduced me to essential oils about five years ago, and I've been addicted ever since!  I have three diffusers in my house: one in the living room, our bedroom, and one in the nursery.   So, it was only right that I find a portable one to have at work! Having a diffuser has its perks; it helps purifies the air,  and spreads scent quickly throughout the room

I just purchase an Aroma Essence for under $10.00( Marshall), you can use batteries (2 AA batteries) or the USB that's included. I opt to use batteries just because I want the flexibility to place my Aroma Essence anywhere on my desk. Here's a SpaRoom Aromafier Portable, for the same price on Amazon.

My desk at work 

My desk at work 

In the picture above you will notice that I use Nature’s Remedy blend kit, but you can use any essential oils you choose alone or blended. But the key to aromatherapy is synergy which the combination of a variety of essential oils that create a more powerful effect than the oils would have on their own:

·         Protect: is good to use during Flu Season.

o   Ingredients: cinnamon, lemon, clove bud, lime, eucalyptus (one of my favs to use alone), rosemary, peppermint, spearmint, and origanum.

·         Uplift:  boss got you down?  A nice remainder that you’re still the s#!t.

o   Ingredients: lime, cedarwood, lavender (another fav!!), copaiba, and benzoin.

·         Calm:  frustration getting the best of you? This is the perfect blend to relax you.

o   Ingredients: orange, lavender, cedarwood, pine needle, patchouli, ylang-ylang.

·         Refresh: use it on hump day, to help you push through the rest of the week or on a Friday to prepare for the weekend.

o   Ingredients: orange, bergamot, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, and spearmint.

·         Invigorate: a perfect way to get your work week started!

o   Ingredients: grapefruit, lemon, ginger, peppermint, and cinnamon.

 

Including aromatherapy to your everyday life routine, has some great benefits. Below I listed a few, that I know that I benefited from:

·         Stress Relief: The aromatic compounds from many different essential oils are known to can help soothe your mind and eliminate anxiety. I enjoy using lavender, peppermint, and lemon when I just want to relax and some days I add vanilla extract.

·         Boost Energy Levels:  Now who doesn’t need a little more energy?  I know every morning, I need a little boost during the work week (SN:for some strange reason on the weekends I wake up with no fight LOL). However, I got tired of depending on caffeine to get me going, so I started considering essential oils that can do just the same that caffeine does but with a better holistic approach. Which is why I’m enjoying my Invigorate oil blend(grapefruit, lemon, ginger, peppermint, and cinnamon.).

·         Headaches: I suffer for tension headaches, and that’s why I must keep my #faith in my God, that "WE gon' be alright" (in my Kendrick Lamar voice)!! Along with keeping my faith from these stress headaches, I bring on myself some days.  I thoroughly rely on my essential oils before popping any pills and let me just say the oils do it every time!  I put either eucalyptus or peppermint in my diffuser, and sometimes I put a few drops on a warm towel and place it either on my forehead or the back of my neck.

·         Sleep Aid: Some nights, my dreams and aspirations just keep me up all night!! I know I’m not by myself on that one, but in other to take over the world a girl needs her beauty rest (OKKAYYY), and that’s why when my imagination is running wild, and I need to get up early the following morning for things like work. I grab my lavender, chamomile or my Sweet Dream (oil blend to help me catch up on some zzzzs.

 

** FYI, please make sure you do not have any allergies to oils, as they can either alleviate your allergies (like me) or trigger them: