I'm only 14 (now 18) days into January before a post. My delay was pretty warranted if you ask me - I've been fulfilling doula responsibilities, entertaining family/company and the last two days just trying to decompress. Two new babes since the last "Oil of the Month" and one of them is my new baby niece! And she's amazing, but of course. We had a full winter break and frankly I'm ready for a break from that break - a vacation from our vacation - I'm sure you're all familiar. Ooh and here is my sweet new niece Sloane in all of her glory. I like to show her off whenever the opportunity arises.
So rather than choosing one oil this month I decided to talk about the Feelings Kit that is available through Young Living. It is a spendy little bugger but chock full of all kinds of things to start your new year off on the right foot. I have been feeling like our over-medicated world could benefit from each of us having and using one of these kits! During the births I recently attended I had the opportunity to talk to someone very inspirational to me and get her take on our over-medicated world. It has reached a threshold that is quite unnerving. People walk around without feeling anything, numbness, so they can go about their daily tasks. I honestly believe it is important to cry, laugh, feel depressed, feel overwhelmed, have anxiety, be anxious about social situations, be sad, be happy, be motivated, be elated, be anything that hibernates inside of us. Of course not all of your emotions are on the forefront every moment throughout the day, but that doesn't mean they aren't riding in the backseat. Everyone is capable of feeling any of the above emotions and a whole slew more that I didn't even name. We are born feeling and it is healthy to feel. Sometimes it is hard to slow down our busy lives to take time to feel or deal with those feeling around us, like our kiddos, but it is very important all the same.
Since I tend to keep things on this blog fairly medically-minded, this Feelings Post was a bit of a stretch for me to blog about, but I think it is really important to your physical and mental health to work with your feelings and emotions on a regular basis. Your mental health is directly related to your physical health. Stress is linked to illness and you know 'that' feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when something bad happens? There is a physical response in my being that occurs when something emotional occurs in my mind. My White Angelica post is a perfect example of how I use oils to keep myself mentally 'in a good space'.
I will follow this entry up with a post on feelings more geared toward kids, and a friend's awesome blog that can be used as a resource for those of you with kids. I have the tools for sale in my toy store. I will touch more on that soon...for now...back to the Feelings Kit.
All Young Living Essential Oils give off different frequencies - just as we do as human beings on the earth. The oils are meant to work with your body to aid you in healing in both physical and emotional ways, to bring your frequency to the optimum level. The oils in the kit are blends of single essential oils that are all amazing. I think most of the names speak for themselves. If you are a smeller and you want to smell mine before you decide to take the plunge please let me know and I will hook you up. Here they are....
Forgiveness: Melissa (Melissa Officinalis), geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens), frankincense (Boswellia Carterii), rosewood (Aniba Rosaeodora), sandalwood (Santalum Album), angelica (Angelica Archangelica), lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), lemon (Citrus Limon), jasmine (Jasminum Officinale), Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum Nobile), , bergamot (Citrus Aurantium Bergamia), ylang ylang (Canaga Odorata), palmarosa Cymbopogon Martini, helichrysum (Helichrysum Italicum), and rose (Rosa Damascena) in a base of sesame seed oil.
Harmony: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), sandalwood (Santalum album), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), frankincense (Boswellia carteri), orange (Citrus aurantium), angelica (Angelica archangelica), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), spruce (Picea mariana), Spanish sage (Salvia lavandulifolia), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), lemon (Citrus limon), jasmine (Jasminum officinale), Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), and rose (Rosa damascena).
Inner Child: Orange (Citrus aurantium), tangerine (Citrus nobilis), jasmine (Jasminum officinale), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), spruce (Picea mariana), sandalwood (Santalum album), lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), and neroli (Citrus aurantium).
Present Time: Neroli (Citrus aurantium), spruce (Picea mariana) and ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) in a base of almond oil.
Release: Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), sandalwood (Santalum album) and blue tnsy (Tanacetum annuum) in a base of olive oil.
Valor: Spruce (Picea mariana), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum) and frankincense (Boswellia carteri) in a base of almond oil.
Here is a PDF put out by Young Living.
Peaceful healing and much peace into this brand new year!