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There are certain smells that we always associate with pleasant memories – for some, it is the smell of earth, after the first rains, for others, it is the aroma of incense sticks in the prayer room. There are certain smells that always relax your mind and calm your body – these are the smells that remind you of something or someone nice or take you away to a world that is far away from the harsh realities of life.
Unfortunately for us, we are at a time in our lives, where things are not in the best of state and we need that positive reinforcement. Almost all of us are locked inside our own homes, with nowhere to go and not much to do at home. Many of us are also having to work from home, which can prove to be quite tough, especially when you have multiple people at home; on the other hand, people who stay alone will also tell you a similar tale that they too miss a certain sense of comfort.
However, if you are a regular shopper at the Maeva Store, then making an environment that comforts you and soothes you, should become a lot easier. Allow us to tell you a few simple tips and tricks that will help you stay focused a lot more easily, during these trying times.
First of all, clear out an area that you intend to use as your workspace and then take a little time to set it up. If you have any floral bouquets, table décor or succulents that you have already purchased from the Maeva Store, set them up to make your workspace pretty and inspiring. Now, let’s move on to creating the perfect atmosphere – let’s say you have been assigned to write an article on travel and tourism, you will want to be actually sitting on a sunny beach, with one of those exotic looking cocktails by your side. Unfortunately, that would not be possible, but you can always create that same atmosphere, by using fragrances that remind you of the ocean. You can choose from your gorgeous looking Amalfi Coast candles or you could look at Walk by the Beach, because these are sure to transport you to the coast and you will be able to feel your creativity ramp up several notches.
Now, let’s say, you need to get that extra energy to complete an urgent project for work, but your mind just refuses to wake up from this deep slumber like mood. The reed diffusers with some soothing spices, essential oils such as Lemon, Mandarin, Refresh, Energising, mood elevators such as Limitless and Walkin’ on Sunshine are great to pep you up and give you that zing in your step. And when you are done for the day, and just want to relax and retreat to some quiet corner of your mind, choose from the essential such as Spiritual, Patchouli, Serenity or mood elevators such as Space Of Your Own, Deep in the Forest or Quiet Rendezvous. And don’t worry if you don’t have all of these – use what you have and make sure that you add the rest to your wishlist!
The great thing about these essential oils and mood elevators is that you need not get any special aromatherapy sets – if you have any one of the Maeva Store sets – Owl, Bunny, Amore, or Red Heart, you can use them!
In case you have our wax sachet, White Tuberose or you have any of our fragranced sachets such as Seashore, Sandy Beach, Juicy Apples, Vanilla Spice, Gardenia, Exotic Garden, you can leave them hanging around anywhere in your home and their incredible fragrance will transport you to a better world.
Try doing any of the above and we are sure it will your lockdown a little more efficient and interesting.
Let's get the basics right first. Do you know what exactly are Mood elevator oils?
The Mood elevators offer a respite for stressed-out souls with a range of essential oils to lift you out of the doldrums and help you look forward with a newfound, positive attitude.
Next, how do these scents affect your mood?
The Mood elevator oils can either be inhaled or applied to skin.
It turns out that your sense of smell is the most powerful of all your five senses. In fact, the deep limbic center—the part of your brain that controls your emotions is connected to your olfactory system, which means that different scents can affect your mood or evoke certain memories and emotions.
When inhaled, odor molecules travels through the nose and affect the brain, through a variety of receptor, one of which is the limbic system.
When mood elevator oil is applied to the skin, their healing components are absorbed into the blood stream by the pores and hair follicles.
5 Mood elevator oils that will help you with anxiety.
Firstly, what is anxiety?
A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.
Anxiety is a tough battle to face day in and day out, which makes having a natural solution, such as an essential oil blend, important. Here we are breaking it down for you the natural ways to fighting Anxiety. Read to know which blends will help you get through the day peacefully.
Limitless: Limitless combines exotic tea-tree, juniper, frankincense, and myrrh to create a spicy yet sweet aroma with multiple layers of softness. This blend has an enticing and enchanting aroma that works with your body’s natural chemistry to create a complimentary aroma. This blend of essential oil calms you down.
Suggested use: Place a few drops of Limitless oil onto a cotton ball or handkerchief. Inhale the aroma two to three times to help relieve anxiety.
2. Feelin’ Lucky : Wellness to us means a zest for life packed with love, adventure and a balance of mind and body. And the best way to be well through and through is relying on nature’s medicine. With a soothing aroma, Feelin’ lucky is packed with essential oils that can boost immunity, increase euphoria while also relaxing the system, thus being the best pick for a healthy life.
Suggested use: Remember a little goes a long way. Add a few drops to an aromatherapy diffuser and inhale as the oil is dispersed throughout the room.
Chakras in Harmony: Balance is a must-have in any aromatherapy routine, helping you to find you connect between body and mind. A herbaceous blend of clary sage, thyme and sandalwood promotes physical and emotional well-being by bringing harmony to the energy chakras of the body.
Suggested use: Enjoy a relaxing bath by combining several drops of this mood elevator oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil or an unscented bath gel. Stir the mixture into warm bathwater just before entering.
Blissful Hour: I think the name says it all. What does blissful hour mean to you? For us it means happiness, smiles, and a relaxed state of mind and body. A healthy blend of geranium, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, rose and jasmine is undoubtedly a spirit lifter, perfect for dark gloomy days, or when your life needs a burst of instant sunshine.
Suggested use: Massage diluted Blissful hour oil into your temples or forehead.
Walkin’ on sunshine: When you read this name, what is the first feeling that crosses your mind? For us it means breezy, cheerful, easy-going, untroubled mood and day. A simple blend of patchouli and khair could do so much good, who knew?! A whiff of this oil feels like a leisurely walk in the tropical forest with end notes of khair bringing a sense of innate calm.
Suggested use: To relieve anxiety, inhale this blend directly or add it diluted to a warm bath or room diffuser.
Best ways to incorporate them into your everyday routines
Diffusion: Diffusing oils in the morning is a great way to get your day started on the right note.
Inhale: Clear your mind then inhale directly from an open bottle or rub a drop of oil between your palms and breathe in the aroma.
Topically: The most common places to apply oils are the bottoms of feet, chest, temple and pulse points.
Baths: Add 2-5 drops of essential oil to bath water or use carrier oil.
Massage: Bring oil to your next massage or give yourself a massage at home to ease tension and get circulation moving
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- Limitless: Limitless combines exotic tea-tree, juniper, frankincense, and myrrh to create a spicy yet sweet aroma with multiple layers of softness. This blend has an enticing and enchanting aroma that works with your body’s natural chemistry to create a complimentary aroma. This blend of essential oil calms you down.