Happy Valentine’s day to all my favorite oily lovers out there! If I’m being honest, I set out to write this article as a kind of extension to the Oils and Romance class I taught last week, to help better answer some questions I received. Now, although it is the day of LOVE and I hope you all get a little freaky with your husbands’ tonight, I’m going to go a little off road and talk about my daily wellness routine.
The reason I talk about this is because of a conversation I had with a dear friend this week. Because she travels often for work, she came to me asking for advice to help boost overall energy during the day, as well as increase rest and relaxation in the evenings. Her words to me were, “Terri, this past week has been packed out. I am gone 5a to 6p every day. I barely have time to see my husband expect on the weekends, and on the evenings I do get to see him I am either too tired to function, or too stressed to be able to fully unwind and give him all the attention I so desire to give him. In other words—HELP.”
Sometimes, we women have the tendency to burn the candle at both ends, which it not only damaging to ourselves, but even more so damaging to the people we hold dearest. If you find yourself in a similar situation, KEEP READING, if this isn’t you—and you’re some kind of perfect fairytale unicorn—still keep reading.
I start each day off with a capsule combo on my favorite of immune and energy boosting oils:
1. Endoflex: This blend amplifies metabolism and vitality and creates a hormone balance. (Can also apply to thyroid, lower back, kidneys, glandular areas or all over feet. Diffuse!). Hello energy boost!
2. Peppermint: Peppermint is a STIMULANT. It’s fresh and crisp smell creates an environment of focus, and when taken internally can help with immune functions.
3. Copaiba: This oil is great for a variety of things. Teething babies, immunity, bone density, the works! The cool thing about Copaiba is that, when paired with other oils, it actually pushes those other oils to work harder! How cool is that?
Paired with these rock star oils, I take a shot of Ningxia Red. Young Living NingXia Red benefits include support for energy levels, normal cellular function, and whole-body and normal eye health. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants. Drink by itself, put in smoothies, give it to your kids, the works! I would encourage everyone looking for a little extra ZING in their life—be faithful to your Ningxia!
I pair all of these with Master Formula. “Master Formula™ is a comprehensive daily supplement that includes a wide range of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other food-based nutrients to naturally support general health and well-being for the body.” One of the most important things about this product is it’s loaded with B vitamins! B vitamins are essential to energy and focus—especially B9 and B12. Don’t believe me? Do a quick search for yourself and see what all your body needs for mental clarity!
So many of us forget the importance of sleep. Seriously, sleep is critical for your body to actually be able to heal itself. When you are asleep, your body turns off all “unnecessary” functions and makes it to where your body’s sole purpose is repair. If you are having trouble unwinding, I would recommend diffusing Peace and Calming. I like to have Peace and Calming diffusing before my husband gets home in the evening to create a more of a haven feeling in our home.
Before bed, Sensation oil is our best friend. You heard me right. Sensation™ combines pure Ylang Ylang, Coriander, and other essential oils to encourage feelings of love and affection when diffused. We all know we feel more relaxed when we feel loved. Who wouldn’t want that before bed?! Plus, your chances of getting lucky go WAY up--it’s a win for you, a win for him, and everyone sleeps better for it.
Diffuse the heck out of that sucker to ignite a warm environment in the bedroom and trust me, Mr. Man will thank you for it.
Finally, I would encourage my friend in need of both energy and rest, Scripture says. “Come to me, all who are weary, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28). The truth of the matter is, you can have the perfect health routine but at the end of the day, true, soul restorative rest comes in the arms of our Father. He wants to LAVISH you, so find comfort in the arms of our Comforter and you will experience rest, energy, and abundance like never-before.