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Cure Mondayitis with Essential Oil Shower Steams
Mondays keep rolling around.
They finally turn into Fridays. There’s the week gone.
Then suddenly it’s August 2014 and we are in the future!
We can choose to go against the flow of life, but that won’t get us anywhere or anyplace except stressed, and stress is one of the leading contributors to declines in mental and physical health.
I’m writing about Mondays as a return to work for most people on the treadmill of this game of life. But not me! I’ve never been a 9 to 5’er, or a Monday to Friday worker so I have a different view. Mondays represent chillin out to me and even if I work, it never feels like I’m working because do what I love. Sometimes Monday may mean writing a few blog articles and that’s about it. It does make Friday less of a celebration but I can live with that.
So for those having to get up at stupid o’clock on a Monday morning to start a long work week, this is for you.
There are some essential oils that can wake you up, others that can relieve stress and some that just make you feel a bit happier. The easiest way to treat yourself with essential oils on a Monday morning is with a few drops of essential oil in the bottom of the shower, Cover the drain with a face cloth or even your foot. Allow the oils to vapourise with the steam, breathe deeply, enjoy the scented stimulation of your senses.
Check out these oils and see what magic they can deliver –
Eucalyptus – wake up, cleanse the cobwebs in your mind, embrace the new day with gusto
Lemon – gently refresh and reload your energy onto the new page of a new week
Peppermint – enliven your mind, remove headaches and head tension
Rosemary – zap your memory into gear, stimulate your brain
Basil – open the upper chakras to start channeling new universal patterns and downloads
Orange – inject a little bit of happiness into your Monday morning
Petitgrain – a zingy green start to the day allowing all possibilities to unfold
Lemongrass – energy now! revitalize
Ginger – warm your emotions, get the circulation going
Ylang Ylang – release anger and frustration
Bergamot – calm your nerves
Cedarwood Atlas – remove ego, come from a spiritual perspective
Sandalwood Indian – be Zen, peace and calm
And if all that’s too hard, eat an orange or mandarin and throw the zest into the bottom of the shower. Squish it up with your feet. Breathe. Continue with your day.
And during the day if you do have some citrus fruit, save the peel (and/or eat some of it too), and let the zest sit on your desk for some instant aromatherapy in the afternoon.
Happy Monday peeps!
Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.