Tired of over–promising and under–delivering? If you're like many, you might have a history of un–attained New Year's Resolutions. It's often too easy to set big goals and then disappoint yourself by falling short. A wise and much more realistic approach would be to under–promise and over–deliver to yourself with a series of small goals and easy successes.
How to reward and inspire yourself along the way? Powerful applications of aromatherapy will strengthen your resolve, make your effort enjoyable and fulfill the oh–so–American desire for instant gratification.
New You Every Morning starts with a palm full of any commonly available, unscented liquid oil–based, (Castille–type) soap. To which you add 5 drops of invigorating Aura Cacia essential oils such as: peppermint, rosemary, tangerine or grapefruit. Use a sponge or shower scrunchy to work up the fragrant lather. Tip: Follow shower with an all–over application of jojoba oil to still–wet skin, (the best, most natural moisturizer you'll ever use!)
Clean Practice yoga & pilates mat spray. A natural spray of purifying and deodorizing Aura Cacia essential oils will help you care for your mat while it also provides an aroma that centers your attention on your practice. Directions: To each ounce (approximately ¼ cup) of water, add 18 drops of centering, purifying Aura Cacia oils such as: sandalwood, tea tree, sweet orange and eucalyptus. Place water and oils in a spray bottle. Shake well, spritz mat and wipe clean.
Warming Muscle–Soother after–exercise massage oil. A post–workout reward of warm muscle manipulation will inspire you to maintain your exercise routine because it not only gives you something to look forward to after your hard work, but helps eliminate any soreness or ill–effects from overdoing it. Directions: To each ounce (approximately ¼ cup) of Aura Cacia skin care oil add 18 drops of warming, soothing essential oils such as: nutmeg, cardamom and eucalyptus.
Tip: For a shorter, friction–generating massage choose from light, more easily absorbed oils like: grapeseed or jojoba. For a longer massage with extended glide and slipperiness choose from heavier oils such as sweet almond or apricot kernel.