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Springtime is here: The symbols and essential oils for spring time

Spring Joy and Love

Themes of rebirth and renewal often use symbols from the spring season. Spring also refers to love, hope, youth and growth.

Symbolism:
Spring represents bouncing, start of something new, new beginnings, progress, blossoming of new things, birth, new life and business.

8 Things That Come With Spring

Whatever the reason, spring is a wonderful season.

Here are 8 things that come with spring:

1. The Blossoming of Trees and Flowers

Springtime means that the trees and flowers come back to life again. After a dead winter, this is a time when we get to see the beautiful flowers blossom again.

2. Shorts, Shirts, and Sandals

With the warm weather, we can put away the coats, sweaters, and boots and take out our shorts, t-shirts, and sandals.

3. Ice Cream

What better dessert to eat in the warm spring weather than ice cream?

4. A Walk in the Park

The beauty of spring can be seen while taking a nice stroll in the park because the weather is just right, not too hot and not too cold.

5. Longer Days

In the winter, the days feel shorter since nighttime lasts the longest. With the arrival of spring, however, the days become longer with more sun time, in addition to daylight savings time.

6. Pollen Allergies

While springtime can mean beautiful things, it can also come with a few annoying things. One such example is pollen allergies. For those of us who have these allergies, we know very well that sneezing and red itchy eyes are not fun.

7. The Insects

Sometimes I wish it was winter again when I see a bee or a wasp swarming around gardens. Though, without them, it wouldn’t have been possible to have so many beautiful flowers and all the fresh air we breathe.

8. Rainy Days

Though we love the sunshine, spring also means it is going to rain on most days.

Despite some of the annoying things that spring brings, it brings out our inner happiness with Mother Nature. Out of the four seasons, spring is clearly the season with the most changes. Some even agree that it is the best season compared to summer, winter, or fall. Whatever the reason, spring is a wonderful season!

Essential Oils for Spring 

Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)  

  • It’s soft and calming aroma is reminiscent of a beautiful spring bouquet 
  • Relaxes and acts as a mild sedative 
  • Reinstates a sense of comfort and belonging 
  • Helps calm and soothe irritated skin 

Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens

  • With flowers blooming all around, geranium is a perfect scent for the season 
  • A favorite in perfumes and skincare 
  • Promotes patience and serenity 
  • Brings balance during menopause 

Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia

  • While it is wonderful all year long, this versatile oil is fabulous in the spring 
  • Called the “mothering oil” for its ability to bring comfort and stability in times of crisis 
  • Calms strong emotions when feeling fearful 
  • Its restorative properties make it a wonderful first aid oil 

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon

  • Nothing says clean like the smell of lemons, perfect for spring cleaning 
  • Refreshes and uplifts an overburdened mind 
  • Provides a sense on assuredness, especially useful during decision making 
  • Lifts feelings of sluggishness  

Tangerine Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata) 

  • Yum, the fresh and sweet smell of tangerine is so cleansing and uplifting 
  • Supports the immune system 
  • Reduces nervous tension 
  • Its bright aroma helps clear the mind 

 Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi

  • Bright & happy scent of grapefruit makes smiles 
  • Uplifts mood & relieves tension 
  • Promotes feelings of vitality 
  • Supports a healthy relationship with body 
  • Inspires positive energy 

Cedarwood Essential Oil (Juniperus virginiana

  • The fresh and woodsy aroma reminds me of spring walks and outdoor fun 
  • Imparts a sense of wisdom and strength  
  • Eases insomnia caused by stress-related problem 
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 Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia) 

  • So uplifting and refreshing to the body and mind 
  • A favorite oil to stabilize mood 
  • Promotes a sense of vitality throughout the mind and body 
  • Its sedative action makes it useful for agitation and insomnia 

Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) 

  • The earthy aroma of tea tree oil brings a powerful punch to germs 
  • One of the most powerful disinfectants 
  • Assists with a wide variety of respiratory ailments  
  • Cleanses toxic emotions that disrupt the well-being of the body 

 Lime Essential Oil (Citrus aurantifolia

  • This cheerful aroma renews the mind and spirit 
  • Offers a Stimulating effect when apathetic toward life 
  • Promotes mental clarity and alertness 
  • Brings a sense of excitement to life 

Peppermint essential oil:  

with a sharp, refreshing menthol scent, peppermint is stimulating, energizing and awakening. The strong and sharp scent helps to cut through negativity and mental clutter and reduces lethargy and tiredness. Peppermint refreshes the spirit, stimulates mental agility and improves concentration, bringing you into the present moment and giving you a boost of energy. 

Sweet Orange: 

this zesty and refreshing scent is perfect for refreshing the senses. The anti-depressive properties of sweet orange are great for improving the mood and acting as a natural pick-me-up. It is also great for preventing and relieving the symptoms of seasonal allergies.  

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Ways to start your day off right

7 ways to start your day off right

  1. Start the night before. It is important to get enough deep sleep, and also set up your day.
  2. Wake up to an opportunity clock. The late Zig Ziglar taught me this. …
  3. Get up an hour early. …
  4. Drink a glass of water. …
  5. Eat a great breakfast. …
  6. Get moving. …
  7. Listen to something positive.

Here are six practices you can incorporate into your life every day, which will help you to live more spiritually:

  1. Meditation. Try to begin each day with meditation, even if it’s only for a minute. …
  2. Spiritual Reading. …
  3. Practice Gratitude. …
  4. Spend Time In Nature. …
  5. Be Open To Signs From The Universe. …
  6. Mindful Breathing.

8 Healthy Ways to Start Your Day

  1. Wake up your senses. Fill your bedroom with soothing light and your favorite colors, fragrances, flowers and music.
  2. Reach for the sky. …
  3. Make a promise to yourself. …
  4. Indulge in a water massage. …
  5. Break the fast. …
  6. Find joy in journaling. …
  7. Move it in the morning. …
  8. Fight that foggy-head feeling.

What are some other ideas to start your day with intention?

  1. Writing in your journal.
  2. Meditating.
  3. Reading an inspiring quote or poem.
  4. Go for a walk or run (if you are able to).
  5. Spend some time stretching or doing yoga.
  6. Focus on a power word for the day, week, month or year.

Healthy drinks to help you start your day

  • KOMBUCHA. Kombucha is a fermented drink brewed with tea, sugar and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (also known as Scoby). …
  • CHAI. This rich and creamy blend is made from black tea, milk and spices such as cinnamon and cardamom. …
  • LEMON WATER. …
  • POMEGRANATE JUICE. …
  • SPARKLING WATER. …
  • SMOOTHIE. …
  • WHEATGRASS JUICE. …
  • COCONUT WATER.
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Soothing and Healing Essential Oils

Soothing and Healing Essential Oils

Lavender
Lavender relieves stress, has antidepressant benefits, helps with congestion, promotes sleep, keeps skin healthy, and is even a natural diuretic. Its fresh and floral scent is especially soothing at the end of the long day. Add a few drops in your bath or on your pillow to promote the ultimate relaxation.

Chamomile
With its fragrant scent and many health benefits, Chamomile has antidepressant capabilities and lifts mood overall. It is also a natural antibiotic, can reduce acne, and reduces inflammation. Sip chamomile tea at bedtime to help you have a more restful sleep and sweeter dreams.

Tea Tree
Tea Tree oil has many healing capabilities. Not only does it help boost the immune system but it helps with skin-related ailments such as cuts, burns, and dandruff. Tea Tree oil can be found in many hygiene products such as shampoo but applying it in its most condensed form as an essential oil will give you the ultimate results. Apply tea tree oil to bug bites or small cuts or burns to aid in holistic healing.

Sandalwood
Sandalwood is growing in popularity for its intriguing scent and many health benefits. It reduces inflammation and muscle aches, helps relieve coughing, and clears nasal mucous. Add a little sandalwood oil to your aching muscles at the end of a long day and feel soothed in minutes!

Peppermint
Peppermint may be recognized as one of winter’s scents, but its healing properties make it an essential oil perfect for any season. Peppermint is known to reduce nausea and aid in digestion. Its cooling nature helps to relieve skin irritations, and its strong smell helps awaken the mind and sharpen focus. Apply a few drops of Peppermint oil to your neck or temples in the morning to help energize your mind and awaken your body.

Bergamot
The fresh and citrusy aroma of Bergamot oil is stimulating and helps to balance emotions. It can also be used for fighting bacterial and viral infections of the mouth. It also helps relieve skin conditions such as oily skin, eczema, psoriasis and acne. When using Bergamot, it is important to remember to stay out of direct sunlight. Next time you’re seeing skin imperfections, mix a few drops of Bergamot with jojoba oil and apply to the affected area for clearer skin and a healthier you!

Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is the perfect essential oil for when you’re feeling under the weather! It’s known to relieve cold and flu symptoms and especially helps relieve respiratory issues and migraines. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a vaporizer to help beat the cold or flu; inhaling the aromatic steam will help you to breathe easier.

Patchouli

This oil is strongly grounding and centering. It’s very high in sesquiterpenes, which means it has the power to relax the emotional center of the brain, support emotional equilibrium and energize the mind. I do not care for the smell at all, so we will mix it with a citrus oil or lavender to create a more appealing scent. This should be applied topically or diffused.

Spearmint

This is such a stimulating scent, but it also helps relax the respiratory and nervous system. This is powerful is you feel like you’re in what I like to call “go-go-go mode.” Slowing your breathing down is one of the most powerful things you can do to relax your body. Spearmint can also help open and release emotional blocks (watch out for the tears here) and bring about a feeling of balance.

Neroli

The oil is to die for! But it’s also very expensive. The oils here are all a variety of price ranges, so everyone can find something to suit their budget. Here’s why neroli is worth looking into: It was used by the ancient Egyptians to support your body’s natural healing of the mind, body and spirit. It is stabilizing and strengthening to the emotions, promoting peace, confidence and awareness. It brings everything into focus!

 Rose

Oh Rose!!! This has the highest frequency among essential oils. It creates a sense of balance, harmony and well-being and elevates the mind. It creates a magnetic energy that attracts love and brings joy to the heart.

Ylang ylang

If you’re looking for a calming essential oil that covers all your bases — calming, relaxing, stress relieving and supporting healthy sleep — this is your essential oil. This oil supports relaxation, balances male and female energies and restores confidence and equilibrium. And again, if you find an oil that you aren’t in love with scent-wise, just add a citrus oil, mint oil or lavender.

 Lemon

The perfect calming essential oil for morning. I LOVE to start my morning by diffusing lemon and spearmint. Also super helpful for getting kids moving and motivated for school. This oil is stimulating, invigorating and promotes a deep sense of well being.

 Melissa

One more final single essential oil to try is Melissa. It brings out gentleness. Because of its powerful effect on the limbic part of the brain (the center of emotions and memory) it is highly calming and balancing to the emotions.

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Symbolic meanings of the winter


Winter Meanings

Most people feel that winter is pretty drab. It’s understandable: cold, very little daylight, short days and even longer nights. This season of the year is the time when everyone goes into hibernation. If you look at winter solely through a negative lens, that’s all you will see. If you examine it more specifically, though, you will be able to see that like all other things, winter has its perks (and certainly strong symbolism).

Winter is a season to sit back and think. Think about the past year. Think about what you have achieved and what you had planned. This is also a period to plan for the future. Make new resolutions and focus on the coming season of spring. Plan for Christmas and the associated socializing and festivities.

When we think about season symbolism, we need to remember that winter is just one of the cycles. There will be light once again at the end of this season. Use this period to bring clarity in your life.

Snow Symbolism

Another huge element of winter (at least in most cold places) is snow. This powdery white substance is highly symbolic – purity, calm, reflection, take your pick. Like all seasons, snow is a transitional entity. It falls between water and ice, the edge of liquid and solid. It still has the fluidity of motion, but not compared to its former, unfrozen degree. It is truly incredible what Mother Nature can do with the element of water.

Snow has an inherent softness and gentleness as it flows down from the sky. However, it could also be involved in devastating blizzards. This mirrors human nature and all of the natural world, actually. It is like a yin and yang: a duality that represents the double-folds of existence.

Winter Symbolism

In a way, winter is the most regal of seasons. It commands attention compared to all of the other seasons and takes somewhat of a cutthroat approach: only the strongest and most resourceful survive. Deer, birds, and the other scavengers who use cunning, wit, and patience to get food and stay warm are perfect examples of this.

Regal winter is also incredibly creative, although it might not immediately seem so. What is creative about a white day and a dark night? Think of the beautiful ice crystals that appear on the coldest of days, hanging down from houses, garages, and even plants. Snowflakes themselves are incredibly artistic. After all, they say, like fingerprints, “no two snowflakes are alike”.

When applied to our human lives, the cold usually drives as inward- unless

you are enjoying the fun of winter sports. Being “stuck” inside is the perfect time to immerse yourself in your own creative outlets. With nothing to distract you, you have the ability to be a boundless volcano of creativity and ingenuity. Now is the time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Throw out the old and dated ideas and allow your mind to wander and create new, innovative ones.

Your meditation can be smoother, more concentrated, and produce greater results. Last but not least, winter is the season of festive holidays. No matter what religion or culture you associate with, there is something for everyone towards the end of the year.

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EBmyotherapy: Mother’s day Gift vouchers and ideas and Educational information available

In a few weeks’ time it is a special day to celebrate all the Mothers out there. That is mother’s day. Sunday 10th May.

We have massage, spa, and gift vouchers and as well as massage blends available to spoil your mum with. And make her day.

To order your massage voucher, spa package or massage blend call 0438240884 or email contact@ebmyotherapy.com

Healing Hands Treatment- Massage oils, Balms, and Skincare

I have been busy during this iso break and made up fact sheets about an overview of aches and pain, what causes them, how to deal with them as well as wellbeing/ wellness post.

Fact/ Overview Sheets available:

  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Foot pain

Few Post

  • How to Make Soap
  • How to make had wash
  • How to make Hand sansitiser
  • Essential oils for cleaning
  • Essential oils for immune boosting
  • Vitamins/ natural ways to boost your immune system
  • What your hair health said about you
  • What kind of headache are you having?

    Few for relaxation, taming anger hew are just few of them

    If these are things that you would be interested in facts sheets, exercises, and at home self-massage for the aches and pains. Let me know.

I am still available at home for massage- myotherapy or Remedial massage around my son’s routine. The best day is Thursday 10-1 pm, after work hours and Saturdays.

Stay safe

Elicia

EBmyotherapy