Sleeping in Savasana

My yoga journey

This works: breathe in

In my giant clear out of everything currently underway I found my This Works: breathe in roller ball. I love the scent of this and it reminded me that I need to get back into aromatherapy again. I was using my oils regularly especially my pulse point ones but then life got busy, stressful and hectic. Exactly when I needed them I stopped using them. I’m now back to using them before going to sleep along with meditation. Good habits start small.

This particular rollerball is a mixture of lavender, vetivert and camomile so great for chilling out and gently heading to sleep.

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Eating Essential Oils

I’m not sure if it’s just me but there seems to be a lot going around just now about eating or drinking essential oils. It’s mainly from doterra suppliers and users so I’m not sure if this is something that they’re pushing just now. 

It seems a bit wrong to me. I love using essential oils both on my skin and in an aromatherapy sense. I have a water based unit in the studio that gives it a great smell and atmosphere. 

But drinking them mixed in water or adding them to food? Nope. To me no matter how pure you think your oil is, it’s still an unregulated industry. I’m sure that detorra oils are good quality and come from great ingredients but am I going to ingest it. Nope. 

I lived with an awesome aromatherapist after university and she was extremely cautious about using mixing up her good quality undiluted oils with carrier oils to ensure that none got on her skin due to the damage it could cause to her skin. Can you imagine what’d happen to your mouth if you left a drop on the side of a cup and drank it? Ekk! 

I’m sure most people who drink and eat essential oils come to no harm but it’s not something that I’m willing to do. 

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Essential oils and meditation

I have had some serious issues with sleep in the past. To the point where I was on sleeping tablets for a short while as I wasn’t really sleeping due to stress and other stuff going on.

I’ve got much better but I still have some issues. I have started using a combination of guided meditation and essential oils at bed time. I find that I now associat the smell of lavender with feeling sleepy. It can be a problem when a yoga teacher sprays it in class but it relaxes me so it’s not a bad thing.

I got two new aromatherapy rollerball scents this week from Tisserand. One for bedtime called Sweet Dreams and one for work called Focus.

I’m still sticking as best I can to my whole food diet and I’m having a few issues with afternoon slump. Normally I’d eat some chocolate or something sugary to get me through it but I’m not at the moment. I’m hoping that the oil helps but I’ll need to try it for a few days to see.


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