Stop and Smell the Roses
Every product we craft harnesses the fragrance of carefully chosen essential oils with natural ingredients that assist us in feeling better while moving through life by grounding, uplifting, and shifting us, resulting in an increased ability to proceed in a calm, confident, purpose-filled way.
We’ve often heard “there is a time for everything”, but we often feel like there isn’t time for anything. Also, we know that the mind, body and spirit are intimately interwoven in our neural blueprints, the feedback systems of the body, muscle-tension patterning, triggers and emotions, outlook and sense of well being, memory and sense of smell. This is why it is so important to invest some of our time in ourselves in quiet reflection. I created my first product, Ritual 1, Intention-Based Aromatherapy™ with these connections in mind. Since, the mind, body and spirit so instantly affect and feed into each other (lightening fast and often below the threshold of our conscious awareness) it can be challenging to consistently feel truly good when one or the other is out of balance. For example, if we are in physical pain, we may feel old, if we are struggling emotionally, we may feel weak and if we haven’t yet figured out what to do about something, we may feel immediately overwhelmed. This interwoven-ness affects our outlook, confidence, ability to function and face the world, as well as our ability to feel better in our bodies and be truly grounded and present, on a consistent daily basis. On top of that, we may have been able to cope with many of these things under “normal” circumstances, but now, we are all going through expressly not normal circumstances. So, it is normal to lapse into old behaviors, have symptoms such as trouble sleeping, the mind racing, aches, pains and emotional distress of varying levels. It is also normal to desire relief from stressors and symptoms. I wanted a product that could provide instant relief for me. This is why I became interested in aromatherapy. I discovered that the natural scents instantly shifted me immediately and noticeably toward feeling better. This was the birth of Ritual 1, Intention-Based Aromatherapy™.
Aromatherapy is not new. It has been used through the ages for a variety of purposes. For example, using “smelling salts” to rouse people, demonstrates the effectiveness of aroma in causing abrupt change in the body and perfumes, in covering up unpleasant odors that cause us to cringe, demonstrates the effectiveness of essential oils (the original source of scent in perfumes) to reduce unpleasant sensations in the body. I had this in mind when I formulated Silken Lips, Lip Balm with atlas cedar, lime peel and watermint, so that you could smell something uplifting and refreshing all day long while moisturizing your lips to their very best silken feel.
The saying “stop and smell the roses” helps us understand the link between our sense of smell and our ability to feel better by taking better care of ourselves. I love sayings like this. I feel they are gently instructive and inviting. My bath salts with the dried lavender and chamomile flowers and rose duds and essential oils of chamomile, lavender and cedar pay homage to this saying. The ingredients I chose for Slumber Salts calm the central nervous system, soothe the body and help us sleep better.
Another of my favorite sayings which I use to explain that we already understand the relationship between imagery and physical sensation is: “butterflies in our stomach”. It’s a saying that everyone is familiar with and we already understand it. It is not a far jump to think that if images and scent can cause physiological responses, then we can in fact harness that and cause physiological responses that we choose. With all this in mind, I crafted Ritual 1, Intention-Based Aromatherapy. From there, I decided that I would make as many scrumptious natural products as I could. Every product has a stop and smell the roses component, a grounding ingredient and an uplifting outward bound aspect that would serve to create an empowering growth-full personal and home environment. And so, I created my Root, Branch & Blossom line. From the cleansing properties of Essential Oil of Thyme in All Clean Hands, to the gentle tingly uplifting peppermint in Silken Feet, each product in my Root, Branch & Blossom line is carefully crafted with the exquisite purpose of transporting you with the natural aromas of gorgeous smelling, heart opening, pure essential oils. I invite you to stop and smell the roses in the form of the essential oil of Rose absolute in Silken Body™, our Skin Smoothing Emollient Bath & Body Oil. Be transported and, here’s wishing you all success in your journey of manifesting all that you desire.
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