Well that’s the bairns safely deposited back to school after what I can safely say was a hectic summer hols! However mummy did have a blast, after all, they’re only this age for so long….before the dreaded moody teens commence. Sometimes it’s hard to remain focused and live in the moment, because common moans and groans set in. This blog is all about getting yourself back to earth, back to normality, routine. Certain essential oils are superb at helping us with this, as also the ever useful Bach flower remedies.
Basil essential oil is known for its strength in helping us to think clearly, feel energised and focused on our goals, however small. As well as a great digestion aid, eg can calm down symptoms of IBS, which, as you may know, could be worsened by high stress and anxiety.
Another great head clearer is the zesty, effervescent lemon. Used by retailers to help customers focus and decide whether to buy, yes they do, lemon is so uplifting and sharpens the senses and the mind. It also enables us to feel vivacious, light on our feet and a more sunnier outlook. All which lead to a more positive and vibrant existence in life, who doesn’t want that!
Which brings us to the Bach flower remedies. Hornbeam is the classic solver of the Monday morning blues syndrome. It allows us to feel more at one with ourselves, happier, more settled and content rather than disgruntled and morose. You can take it directly onto the tongue, 4 drops at a time, or dissolve in water to sip throughout the day.
White chestnut is great for relieving those worries you may have in the middle of the night. You know the ones who seem all the more potent when you’re lying there in the dark and quiet. But your mind isn’t! White chestnut helps us to restore calm and reason, therefore we are not exhausted from worry.
Gentian can be for despondency and even depression due to circumstances. There can be a tendency to be prone to setbacks and feeling disheartened. We must understand that life isn’t a competition, when feeling one isn’t doing enough for the kids for example. Gentian helps us take heart and renew our efforts with more energy and vigour.
All in all these are a few suggestions to encourage ourselves to look after ourselves a little more. Try it, you will be surprised at how well they work, even together as a combination remedy.
Be life ready.