Smiley faces and emoticons have come a long way. There are lots of versions but in essence, they are simple, cute and can make you feel good.
When Deepak Chopra was in Australia last year he talked about the power of emoticons. In his inimitable style, he is collaborating with Gallup, the company that conducts market research – The Gallup Polls. They have been collecting data on the positive ramifications and ripples stemming from emoticons and the smiley face. Basically you can spread happiness, joy and positivity by simply sending someone an emoticon via text message. You don’t even need to say anything, or write anything else. They speak for themselves. It’s like sending good vibes.
Essential oils are similar in the way they can inspire happiness, joy and a feeling of simplicity in your life. Wouldn’t it be great if we could send scent through our computers and phones? It will happen one day and I’m envious in advance! Until then here’s a few recipe for smiles:
*** It’s important to hold your intention when making your blend, so your energy can align with your thoughts, and transfer to your oils. Infuse your intention in the positive form eg “it’s another day, I’m so happy to be alive” rather than “I hate that guy at work he better stay away from me today”.
In a 100ml mist bottle with water add
Geranium 10 drops
Orange 20 drops
Spearmint 15 drops
Shake and mist. Breathe and release any tension. Fantastic to mist around kids.
For a Smiley Face shower, cover the drain and add a few drops of Mandarin to the cascading water. Inhale. Smile.
To anoint yourself with a beautiful balm of happiness, try a drop or two Melissa (the oil) on your wrists. Gently inhale during the day for a sense of calm and softness.
Take a huge whiff of lime oil straight from the bottle, when you need to adjust your attitude.
A body oil blend recipe could look something like this;
3 teaspoons of almond oil
Grapefruit 5 drops
Bergamot 1 drop
If you are cleaning the house, add some lemongrass to water to mop floors or clean surfaces in any room of the house. Cleaning with essential oils is another great way to have an aromatherapy treatment while you are going about your day.
Remember, treat yourself first, and everyone will benefit.