You’ll be glad to hear a recent study conducted by the Department of Horticulture states the efficacy of flowering plants and foliage reduces negativity, improve moods, and helps us feel energized. Invite the transformative powers of plants with essential oils- and throw in some garden/indoor plants for good measure.
To apply the incredible benefits of plants invest in any number of essential oils and apply them with a carrier base to your temples, wrists, forearms, and neck. Absorption is sped up by applying oils to the bottoms of your feet. Here are some common essential oils that pack a big punch:
Dispel Negative Feelings
- Rose Geranium
- Ylang Ylang
- Sweet Orange
- Black Pepper
- Roman & German Chamomile
- Clary Sage
Compliment anointing essential oils by surrounding yourself with vibrant plant life! If you have a “brown thumb,” as opposed to the much treasured “green thumb,” not to worry; there are a variety of plants which need minimal attention, but flourish nonetheless. Department stores make it easy to grow you own saplings with mini “DIY garden kits.” I myself am growing forget-me-nots on my office desk
Having limited outdoor space for plants is no excuse not to bring them into your life. Succulents have wonderful staying power, and some can provide pops of color. Did you know mini rose bushes bloom beautifully indoors?
I was surprised when I saw it first-hand too.
If you want to double the soothing effects of essential oils and plants add a water element to your home or desk. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You can pick up one of those mini water fountains, or introduce attractive glassware and begin growing plants in them.
Many plants you’d never dream of growing successfully are hydroponic; this means they grow roots in water.
- African Violet
- Swedish Ivy
Did you know you also have a potential nursery hiding in your fridge? Harvest the seeds you typically throw away and start growing your own organic food, benefiting not only from the plants themselves, but the harvests they produce!
- Green/Red/Yellow/Jalapeno Peppers
- Pineapple Top
- Sweet Potato
What essential oils and plants are you most excited to use?
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