Not long ago I was working 9-5 (what a way to make a living), and feeling well stressed out. I was tired, exhausted, burnt out and unhappy, and it felt like I was being paralysed by a glass ceiling, which I couldn’t smash through despite my best efforts. Trying to manage a career, a growing family and day to day life had left me ‘all over the shop’.
I needed a way to regulate my stress levels so I could keep going. The obligatory glass of wine which becomes so routine for many of us after a day in the office, was losing its lustre.
I had always dabbled with essential oils, but one day I drifted into a shop on autopilot and before I knew it I had 5 new essential oils, a coconut base oil and a oil burner in tow.
I’ve never looked back and you could say that since that day I’ve been “All Over The Drop”.
Having these cute little bottles of pure unadulterated plant oils scattered about my house has encouraged me to take more care of myself. I can fill my house with amazing chemical free scents by diffusing and cleaning with EOs, I have been way more inclined to soak in the bath, rather than get a quick shower when I can reap the health benefits and the aroma with a few drops of oil and I’ve made it mandatory to take regular self massage and where possible getting my hubby to massage me as part of my self care routine.
The benefits of essential oils are well documented as a natural alternative to mainstream medicines. You should always see a Dr if you need serious medical attention, but if like me you’re looking for a way to lift your spirits in a natural way give EOs a go.
My goal is to start getting more of us to start loving ourselves. It’s easy to put everyone else first, it can be difficult for some of us to put ourselves first, but you only have one you and you’re precious, so it's important that you treat yourself that way.
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