There was a time when where we lived, what we did for a living, and what we could accomplish in life was limited by our demographics. But then technology came along. The internet opened the doors to the unimaginable. In a relatively short period of time, we became part of a global economy.
People began to rise to meet the demands of life. Along the way, we discovered something important. We each have our own strengths and weaknesses. Yet we could not back away from our challenges. Instead, we had to explore the tools provided by nature to secure our health, and to keep us mentally sharp.
The wrong road
In the generations that came before us, people knew how to use the products that nature provided to fight illnesses. But modern-day societies began to take their issues to medical doctors. Those doctors were introduced to medications, created and tested by science.
Some of the medications invented were nothing short of miracles. But, some natural remedies were and are effective, without side effects. They do not deplete the body’s natural balance to treat common illnesses.
Instead, the doctors gave us pills to ease our physical and emotional pains, pills to calm nerves, pills to make us sleep and pills to wake us up. There were pills for just about everything you could think of. However, we soon learned that there are often complications associated with taking medications.
Generations before us knew that nature provides a cure for most things. For example, peppermint oil sharpens your focus, helps with stomach problems and nausea, while lavender relaxes the nerves, anxiety, and helps you to sleep. Tea tree oil kills infections and is an antibacterial. Eucalyptus heels respiratory problems; coconut oil is used in many hair products and lotions – the list grows. There is an essential oil that would help with just about anything that ails you.
Making it personal
Every person is different. Sometimes it takes a bit of trial to find the mixtures that help your particular need.
There are three ways essential oils enter the body. They can be ingested in food or drink. They can be applied topically and rubbed into the skin, or they can be absorbed through the sinus walls of the nose.
Using reeds and oils
When you are in a place where you will spend a substantial period of time, using your essential oil with reeds will serve you well. Place essential oil reeds into a pretty jar with essential oils. The oils will absorb and travel up the reeds. By placing them close to you, they deliver a steady flow of oils to your body. When your body has reached perfect balance, you will clearly understand why personal aromatherapy is so important.
Use of the reed method of essential oils distribution contains the healing vapours to a small area. You can enjoy the benefits of your oils by placing the jar on your desk or workspace, without invading the workspaces in other parts of the office. You will find an impressive collection of reed diffusers by Banyan Tree Essentials.
You can place reeds next to your bed to help you sleep while your teenager is enjoying focus and concentration with a rosemary and sweet orange combination.
It’s time to pamper yourself
We are still young in the world of technology. We have places to go, things to see and mysteries to solve. There will be many wonderful things ahead. But let’s not forget the wonders of nature that precedes us. It is the combinations of future and past that will allow you to grow and mature into a better and happier you.
Wendy Whitehead worked as a teaching assistant at two special needs schools in London before embarking on a different career as a marketing consultant. Her passion for special education still remains with her however. She is passionate about mental health and well-being and she write articles in this areas. Wendy did her undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Leicester.