Relaxation Mode

Happy Thoughts to you brought by this bouquet of flowers!
Happy Thoughts to you brought by this bouquet of flowers!

Have you ever noticed how the smell of certain things can bring back memories? I walked into a room somewhere not long ago and there was a smell that instantly transported me back to my very early years in life. We lived in the Sierras in a small town called Forbestown. We often went to another small town nearby called Challenge to shop at a thrift store. The walls were sided with cedar and that smell stayed with me all these years.

 Some smells can uplift your mood. I noticed the smell of the lilac soap my daughter bought me always seems to make me smile. 

When one uses the essential oil of lemon or orange, it seems to make you perk up.  You can make an essential oil air freshener that not only refreshes the air, but uplifts the mood. It also kills viruses and eats up bad stuff in the air. Mix either orange or lemon essential oil and tea tree oil. Add these to some water in a spray bottle and voila! A safe wonderful air freshener.  You can experiment with the oils and see which ones you like the best. They are fun to use, and healthy for you and your family.

Flowers can uplift your mood as well as the soft music.
Flowers can uplift your mood as well as the soft music.

In the cold winter try adding  essential oil of lavender with Epson salts to your  warm bath. It not only warms you up, but it smells wonderful. The Epson salts is a good way to get your magnesium.

 It is very relaxing and good for you. The lavender combined with this is a must if you need a good nights sleep.

In warmer weather the hot baths go on hold until winter returns. There are still showers though, LOL. You might try  using essential oil of lavender in a diffuser by the bed to help you relax. Nature sounds with soft music like a harp or pan flute are sounds that calm..  If you are really upset about something or stressed, you may have to take an herb called Valerian Root.

They say a pet has a calming affect on you as well.  My two furry friends in the picture are very loving and are soft and pleasant to pet. Perhaps they are right, I don’t know. But I love my chihuahuas!

My two furry friends
My two furry friends

So the next time you are uptight, get in the RELAXATION MODE. Life is too short to stress!

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