Our lives are filled with thousands of daily habits that are second nature to us. We take showers, or lock the door behind us when we leave the house, all without even thinking about it. When we do things repeatedly the brain builds strong connections with those actions, until eventually we hardly think of them. If you’ve been wanting to make real changes in your life, know that small habits make big, lasting change. So start small. Before you know it, habits you used to dream about will come so naturally you won’t even have to think about them.
This month I would like to talk about building healthy habits with essential oils. To get started, we are going to focus on three areas: water intake, daily movement, and restful sleep. We will be incorporating essential oils into our daily routine.
Hydration does so much to help the body. By making the conscious decision to increase your water intake, you’ll notice improvement in other areas of your health like skin, digestion, focus, energy, and more. The recommended intake of water is eight 8-ounce glasses daily. By adding a drop of lemon essential oil or wild orange essential oil to your water, not only does it taste good, but it also detoxifies your system.
Most people have the best intentions when it comes to exercise, but busy schedules and family responsibilities often get in the way. Setting aside time to get moving helps us feel our best. Whether you get moving by taking your dog on a walk, doing a tough workout at the gym, or doing a quick yoga session, you can integrate essential oils into your plan. Diffuse a little peppermint essential oil or apply it to your wrists to energize you. Apply “Deep Blue” essential oil to areas where you experience pain.
Restful sleep (recommended seven hours) is one of the most important elements of a healthy body. Pay attention to removing distractions and barriers to good sleep. Diffuse either lavender essential oil or “Serenity” essential oil to get a restful night’s sleep.
If you would like to learn more about using essential oils to build strong healthy habits, join me for a class where I will introduce you to the amazing benefits of using essential oils. Contact me for a sample of an oil to help you build your healthy habit. Then join me for an online Intro to Oils class. Classes are scheduled every Tuesday night (March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) at 6 p.m. via Zoom. For those of you who prefer a one-on-one class, that can be scheduled to your convenience.
To register for a class or request a sample, contact JoAnne Gaudioso at 480-225-5224 (phone or text) or by email at [email protected].