We are SO excited to launch a new series on our lifestyle blog today on essential oils! Before we started using and experimenting with essential oils, we had (and still have!) a lot of questions. So, we know you probably do as well! With the help of expert, Melody, we plan to talk a lot about the benefits and uses of oils. Maybe you have even tried a few oils but aren’t really sure what they are good for. For today’s post, we are focusing on the essential oils you should have at work, and will hopefully answer some of those questions! Also, once you decide to start your oil journey, you can join Melody’s awesome essential oil community where the education is ongoing with recipes, videos, and more!
Disclaimer: You always want to check with your doctor before trying any form of alternative health care and essential oils are no different!
First, we have to pinpoint the ailments we encounter on a daily or weekly basis when in the office. For us this ranges from stress to headaches to colds and more. Next, we identify which oil, or combinations of oils will help alleviate the issue or prevent it.
One reason why we first fell in love with essential oils is that they are totally natural. Just make sure you are using a totally *pure* brand like DoTerra. We also love that they work alongside your body to help treat the issue – however, they aren’t a ‘cure’ but a great first step before turning to medication.
The majority of the oils below are also available in an essentials kit, which is a great place to start! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get going! Without further ado, here are the essential oils we keep at the office:
For stress: Stress is commonplace in any work environment. On those days try Citrus Bliss, Balance, Cheer, or Wintergreen.
For anxiety: Balance, Serenity, Vetiver, or Peace.
For a pick-me-up: When we typically want to go for another cup of coffee, we instead turn to Peppermint, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Citrus Bliss, or Elevation.
For allergies: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint.
For a cold: A sick blend made up of Frankincense, On Guard, Lemon, Melaleuca, and Oregano. And if you have a cough and congestion combine Breathe, Lime, Frankincense, Cardamom.
For motivation: This may sound redundant, but DoTerra’s Motivate blend is a go to when we lack motivation!
For soreness: Sitting and typing all day wreaks havoc on our neck and shoulders so we reach for deep blue oil and the deep blue rub.
For a good-smelling space: White fir or Douglas fir, Citrus Bliss, and Grapefruit. The smell is reminiscent of an Anthropologie candle!
We just add a couple of drops (they’re potent!) and water to a diffuser and let it fill the room! For individual use, we also keep the oil blends on hand in rollerball containers and this beautiful Shades of Stone rollerball holder. One, for easy access, and two, because they look so good sitting out on our desks! AND we’re *giving away* one of these gorgeous holders to a lucky winner who orders their essential oils by Monday!
So, how do you place an order? Good question! Melody, our saving grace when it comes to educating us on essential oils, can set you right up! Shoot her an email at email@example.com and she can help you find the oils or kit that is right for you, your office, or your family. Plus she will introduce you to a starter kit that includes the gold diffuser and 4 free custom roller bottles with labels like you see here!
Get in touch with her ASAP in order to have a chance at the stone roller ball holder!
Have questions about essential oils? Ask us in the comments!