Reposed from Once Upon A Violet - Dani
How to ignite the perfect vibe within your space.
Your home is your castle, and your castle should be the most relaxing, yet inspiring place that you can find. It’s the place where you laugh, it’s the place that you can break down and cry in. It’s a place you feel safe, and it’s a place that you invite people into visit with pride. Your immediate environment can be affected by your senses – so what if you could take a few natural ingredients, and use these remedies to make your space as desirable as it can be? Sharen Turner from Secret Scent Aromatherapy has given us a handful of useful tips to share with you that are all family friendly, and guaranteed to awaken the senses by using the powerful aromas of essential oils.
First up, we want to make an effort to reduce any negative energy in the home, so Sharen has developed a fabulous room spray named Sacred Chi. The delightful aromas of Rosemary, Sage, Lemon Myrtle and Juniper not only transforms bad vibes, and encourages good Feng Shui, but it also acts as a lovely and fresh room deodoriser – all in an easy to use pump pack. Sacred Chi is also available ready-blended for your burner if you prefer the aroma to be a little longer lingering, however with the ease of use that the pump pack gives me, I just can’t go past it.
If you have the unfortunate luck to be fighting with a loved one right now (it happens, we all do it) -where tensions and emotions are running high, and it feels like there are high levels of stress buzzing around you, then you can ease this tension by adding a few drops each of Bergamot, Neroli, and Rose Geranium in you burner or vaporiser.
Sharen has blended these three together perfectly in a ready to use vial called Balance – or you can grab your own personal supply in a handy roll on pen that you can apply directly to your own pulse points (temples and wrists) in times of stress. This gorgeous blend will help calm you down, and also those around you, hopefully then working towards a much happier atmosphere for you all to be in.
To celebrate and encourage new beginnings – be it a new home, a renovation, or any new venture that you might be embarking on, then you should try a combination of Frankincense, Rose, Neroli, Patchouli, Geranium, Mandarin & Lavender in your oil burner. Sharen has created this in her own unique blend – called Samsara.
This blend is said to aid in the positive flow of life, to keep you on the right path, and helps determine the outcome of your future destiny.
If you want to increase productivity, alertness or concentration, then this next little cocktail is the perfect remedy. Perhaps you have a family member studying for exams, or you work from home and want to maximize the “work” time you have and decrease procrastination? Well if so, try a blend of Basil, Lemon and Rosemary in either an oil burner or vaporiser while you work.
Or if you are not sure about mixing these oils yourself, you can use one ready-made by Secret Scent that Sharen has expertly blended for you, called Focus. This blend claims to assist in sharpening your perception, as well as enhancing your memory, and fighting fatigue when you need it most.
I then asked Sharen if she had any pointers on combatting the witching hour… You know that time of the day when the children are going crazy, and you are stressed, but just wanting to get the evening routine underway?
Sharen suggests a blend featuring drops of Lavender, Tangerine and German Chamomile to help create a peaceful and nurturing atmosphere, which will encourage the kids to focus on the tasks at hand, as well as enhancing calming, loving emotions. Originally blended to create the nurturing atmosphere to assist with the bonding between a mother and her newborn, the blend simply known as Motherhood has since been noted to be quite a successful calming tool as the child grows as well. A must have for the home before settling in for bedtime.
The fifth blend that Sharen has introduced me to is perfectly timed right now for these colder months. Add a mix of Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, Peppermint and Thyme to your oil burner (or even splashed onto a tissue in your top pocket) to help ward off any nasties related to colds and flu. This blend also creates antibacterial properties that help stop the spread of germs – perfect for those of us with little people who seem to pick up every bug that’s going around courtesy of school friends, day care, and other places they congregate with their fellow snot monsters. Secret Scent has put the perfect blend together for you, with their recipe that is aptly named Breathe Easy.
And lastly it’s my personal favourite – a blend designed completely with all of you sassy and stylish women in mind. Burn a delicious combination of Rose Geranium, Lemon Myrtle, and Pink Grapefruit to evoke feelings that are emotionally balancing, yet still uplifting. This is a blend that helps promote positivity, optimism and confidence, and is sure to put you on the right path for the day.
I have always found Rose Geranium to be a powerful oil for me in terms of my own emotional wellbeing and confidence. And so appropriately named too – Urban Goddess.
Or, if you wanted to try an alternative method (rather than burning this blend for the whole room to experience); simply sprinkle a few drops onto a tissue and wear it tucked into your bra – just above your heart. It will lift your self-confidence, and keep you smiling every time you move and catch the scent. It will keep your positive attitude in check, and you can use this to your advantage just as I do – as your little secret weapon for personal success!
So there we have it, just a few simple ideas that can help set the vibe, the intention, and evoke particular feelings in and around your home. By using a few drops of the earth’s natural remedies, you too can make your own personal space feel inspirational. Of course as with all remedies, natural or otherwise – please use with caution if you have any medical conditions such as epilepsy, if you are taking any other medications, or if you are pregnant (or trying to conceive). But other than that, enjoy!