Essential Wellness Routine

Life can be so busy in the Spring, health and wellness can get pushed to the end of our priorities. We can often get caught up in all of the new events, clubs, and activities. We forget to take care of ourselves! So I have made a simple guide to reducing stress by using essential oils to maintain wellness.

Essential oils are said to help balance your cortisol levels, which is the hormone released from stress. This is one of the reasons they can impact your mood and stress levels. Implementing some key essential oils into your daily routine can really go a long way for you and your family.


Which essential oils are best for stress?

Essential oils have been becoming more and more popular lately. So you must make sure to find which brands work best for you, but keep in mind it is important to look for quality oils. They must be chemical, pesticide, and herbicide free. Look for their purity to ensure no solvents have been used. When it comes to dealing with stress, usually we need to focus on the tasks at hand. Plant Therapy offers a Clarity blend, which is very grounding. You may also want to try rosemary or sandalwood to help you focus. To relax after a long day, lavender and ylang ylang calms the senses. Lavender can be used as a sleep aid, and works especially well for small children. (Which in turn helps YOU sleep!) I have found it best to use in a diffuser, which can be used around the house, or in the bedroom at night.

It can be hard to remember to be calm when suddenly there is a new dance class or football practice to throw into the week. However, keeping up your health and wellness is crucial for maintaining your new schedule and not falling behind. After all, this is no time to be sick! Relaxing your mind is just as important for your kids as it is for your own body. Essential oils can build a more relaxing home-life within your entire family!

My Favorite Vitamins

A solid health regime can also be strengthened with some worthy vitamins as well. I’m a big fan of Gardens of Life, which is sold in most stores. I loved their Prenatal vitamins, which I continued throughout nursing. (Pro Tip: Prenatals are covered my most insurance!) There are a wide range of natural remedies that can build up our immune systems, found at Whole Foods Market or Sprouts. Sprouts has a large section for homeopathic remedies, which I’ve found useful over the years.


Origins of the Naturopathy Lifestyle

Drawing of Hippocrates

Naturopathy research began 2400 years ago. It can be traced to Hippocrates, known as the Father of Medicine, who was an ancient Greek physician. Hippocrates believed in the healing power of nature. Around the globe, naturopathy still remains at the heart of modern medicine. Although our technology has improved, our species still relies on nature. Although many think of health or science when they hear about naturopathy, it can be a lifestyle as well.


Laws of Naturopathy

  1. Humans are a composite of spirit, mind and body.
  2. The spirit of a human is senior to their mind, which is senior to their body.
  3. The spirit alone may heal the mind and body.
    1. The mind by itself cannot heal itself, and requires effort on the part of the spirit.
  4. All disease (spiritual, mental or physical) is stoppage, which is brought on by stress.
  5. All disease is curable.
    1. Although all disease is curable, some people are not. In humans, there exists negative and positive energy.
    2. Many people wish to survive.
    3. Some people wish to succumb.
    4. Those who wish to survive feel they must support those who wish to succumb, which can negatively impact them.
    5. Those who wish to succumb benefit from those who wish to survive. They do not return any benefits.
  6. A state of optimum health is positive, as well as the natural order of existence.
    1. A diseased condition is the responsibility of, and created by, the individual self. This is negative.
  7. Achieve optimum health and balance:
    1. Ethical conduct.
    2. Education, with the idea of improving one’s existence and the survival of others as well.
    3. Managing one’s self with high-quality nutrition.
    4. Consistently exercising the body, including the connection of the mind.
    5. A sufficient rest schedule.
  8. Ethics means “surviving optimally for the good of all”. An ethical person not only survives, but also actively contributes to the optimum survival of all of mankind. They must take responsibility for all humans.
  9. An ethical person concerns themselves with the ecological welfare of the planet.

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“Everything in excess is opposed to nature.” (Hippocrates)