You know how you have friends that you rely on for certain situations? Friends you call when you're just in the mood for a distracting chat. Friends to pick you up off the floor when you're in a sad puddle. Friends that challenge you. Friends that comfort. Fun friends. Serious-minded friends. Wise friends. Even friends with chicken pox -- reference, anyone?
Okay, you get it.
Maybe there's over-lap, too. The same friend can bring you chicken soup when you've got a cold and also watch When Harry Met Sally with you, even if you don't look nearly as adorable as Meg-in-the-midst-of--a-crying-jag.
Once you get to know them, oils are like that, too.
They can help on a physical level. Or an emotional level. Or both.
But they key is just that -- getting to know them. Calling on them when you need help. Maybe doing a little research, but mostly, just using them. Spending time with them. Reaching for them -- a healthy alternative -- instead of other alternatives that are on the market . Like calling a more grounded friend instead of hitting up the Mayfield Chocolate ice cream. Again.
The thing is with oils, your relationship develops over time as you get to know them better. Some of it you learn through research, but some of it becomes ... instinctive.
Okay, let's go ahead and dive into the spooky oil-nerd deep end.
Here's a story: I have been drawn to Bergamot lately. I love diffusing it and even adding it to other well-loved blends to take it up a notch. I love adding it to my hot tea. I love putting it -- either alone or even better with a drop of Peppermint and sometimes Whisper -- in my aromatherapy necklace. I love wearing it as a perfume.
I loved the smell and used it totally for the aroma, not for any therapeutic benefits. I love this oil. Such a great-smelling, calming and comforting oil. Seriously. I want to knit a Bergamot afghan, curl up in it and read a great book.
I really didn't know much about it. But then I noticed it helped with my seasonal threats and I got curious.
So I started reading about Bergamot. It is a unique citrus fruit and has been used for years for its calming and yet uplifting properties to help with stress, anxious feelings and feelings of sadness. A doctor (she's both a biochemist and a clinical psychologist) I was reading the other day highly recommended Bergamot and Frankincense together to "reset the brain" after a time of extreme stress.
Let's just leave it this: the past decade has been a time of pretty extreme stress for me.
My body-soul-mind-spirit knew I needed Bergamot. I just knew it smelled good. Neat how that works out, yes?
Moral of the story: Spend time with your oils. Do a little research, but mostly, just give them a shot. Reach for them *first* instead of your toxic frenemies.
This is the key to kicking the synthetic habit and getting your health back on track in a natural, holistic way.
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