Thursday, March 3, 2011

Consider the Alternatives - A BESTeam Feature

Tell me about your favorite "happy place" - you know, that place that you go "in your mind" when you need to get away but you can't, or you simply need to focus while you're meditating or cleansing away the worries of the day. Where is it, what will you find there?

Is it deep in the forest, along a path strewn with leaves and berries and the occasional wildflower peeking out amongst the younger brush and saplings? Perhaps you can close your eyes and imagine for a moment the rich earthy smell of the trees, the fragrance of juniper or cedarwood mixing with the scent of wild bergamot or lemon balm. You find yourself at once relaxed, yet revitalized, thinking more clearly - and that headache is slowly disappearing.

Or perhaps you envision yourself laying on a blanket in a field of wildflowers... spikes of lavender and hyssop creating undulating waves of color in the breeze, while the distinctive fragrances of clary sage and wild rose mingle with the sweet scent of valerian... and you find yourself relaxed, perhaps even mildly sleepy, as the stresses of the day slowly drift away.
Higher Self -
Meditation Oil Blend

Your reverie may even take you far away to the birthplace of meditation, the jungles and mountains of Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and the Middle East. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of society, you find yourself in a small, somewhat barren room, on a mat in front of a small altar. The aromas are pungent and intoxicating here... rich patchouli perhaps, or frankincense...and is that myrrh? The pleasant scent of sandalwood wafts through the air, carrying with it a sense-ualness, enabling you to center your thoughts and focus on the energies of your spirit.

While it may not be possible to actually get away to one of these "happy places" in real life, you can create them easily enough through the use of aromatherapy... and today's featured shop, Ancient Oils, based out of Cincinnati, OH, is the perfect place to start your journey along the road to health and well being through the use of this popular alternative therapy.

Divine Kiss Bath Salt -
for Universal Oneness, Love and Peace
Specializing in the creation of essential oil blends, Lilly, the owner of AncientOils, offers a lovely selection of products that represent the gifts of the goddesses - and can be used to enhance those gifts within you. Lilly holds a degree in Metaphysics and various certifications in holistic energy healing, and has studied and practiced various modalities of holistic and spiritual healing. This type of mind-body health has been practiced and sought out since the early days of humanity in cultures all around the world.

You probably already use some modified forms of scent and aromatherapies in your life -whether it's that refreshing peppermint foot balm or that wonderful pumpkin pie candle inbued with clove and cinnamon. Maybe it's time to take it one step further. Essential oils are potent extracts directly from the plant components... no artificial scents or ingredients - just natural essences extracted and inhaled to bring balance and improved physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Dead Sea Mud Mask - Aphrodite Goddess of Beauty
In addition to her essential oils for aromatherapy, Lilly also offers some awesome skin care products containing time honored ingredients like mineral rich Dead Sea mud and Rhassoul clay, known for it amazing ability to improve skin condition and elasticity. Sounds like a winning combination to me!

If you'd like to learn more about the ancient concept of "Mankind's first medicine" and modern science that supports aromatherapy, take some time to stop by Lilly's blog, Living Vibrations, where she shares a wealth of information about her products, as well as tips to help you live healthy and enjoy life, and some great features of some of her favorite finds in the handmade world.

You can also learn about her latest releases and newest promotions by following her on twitter and facebook!

Don't you owe it to yourself to enjoy each and every day feeling healthy, happy, and whole? C'mon, it's time to give it a shot if you haven't already, and if you have, it's time to pick out your favorite from Lilly's shop!

Be well!

xo,

4 comments:

niftyknits said...

For me it's always the sea. I could definitely do with soaking in a warm ocean right now, letting the waves lap gently, listen to the seagulls...put that in a pot and I'm your girl!

HeadpinWear said...

I love just sitting in my living room with the window opened. Sometimes in the early morning, because I live so close to the bay, I can actually hear a seal. Later in the morning, its the sweet sounds of birds chriping and an occasional woodpecker.
Sometimes those sounds really relax me, and I just live in and for that moment.

BeaderBubbe said...

With my Kindle to read, a cup of coffee and sitting on the patio, early in the morning, with the birds chirping and not a soul out yet....ahh, peace and quiet before the day gets hectic.

Ancient Oils said...

Thank You, Cathy for such a wonderful review.

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