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Here’s 3 Easy Ways Caregivers Can Shape the Day with Aromatherapy
Caregivers can and should have aromatherapy available in the moment.
1. Begin the Day with Aromatherapy:
Similar to a cup of coffee, a morning prayer or turning on the TV. Whether using a diffuser or an AromaStick, breathing in a stimulating, joyful blend can get the day off on the right foot by alleviating any anxiety about work and life and stimulate serotonin and dopamine which are responsible for our happiness and motivation. Caregivers and nurses can even do an Aromatic Meditation like the one below first thing in the morning and really find their Zen.
2. Be Prepared with Aromatherapy On the Go:
Having AromaSticks on hand, like those in our CareWell Caregivers Kit, can support whatever moments might come up during the day. With blends for focus, stress, relaxation and joy and even to protect us against illness, Caregivers can pause at any moment, take some breaths and experience an Aromatic Reset in an easy, effective way.
3. Sleep Better and Wake Up Recharged:
One of the best ways to reap the benefits of essential oils is while we sleep. Not only can blends like SleepWell help us sleep better, relax our body and mind and lower cortisol levels – breathing in aromas that benefit our immune system and breathing, for example – help us wake up feeling healthy and refreshed.
From our Founder: An Aromatic Meditation just for you.
Try this quick, easy Aromatic Meditation for Caregivers at any time:
Step away from the job for a moment by going into a quiet room, your car or even the bathroom. Get comfortable if you can. Open your favorite AromaWell AromaStick inhaler and begin to inhale it’s aroma, breathing naturally.
Pull your shoulders up to your ears and take a deep breath allowing your belly to expand. On your exhale, allow your shoulders to soften back down – feel them relaxing and letting go. Release tension in your hands and feet.
Close your eyes and see yourself in your “happy place” whatever that might be… the beach, the forest, even on your couch watching your favorite show.
Feel what it feels like to be in your happy place – the sound, the sensations and colors, think of the comfort it provides.
Begin to breath slowly and deeply with your eyes close, think or whisper to yourself:
I am safe and protected from burnout and stress.
I am letting go of anxiety right now.
I deserve to take a break.
I can feel the stress leaving my body now.
I am so grateful for this moment.
I am so calm right now.
I am healthy.
I am focused.
I am capable.
I am doing a great job.
I am grateful to make a difference in the life of others.
You can repeat this or any other statements that bring you peace and contentment.
Sit with your AromaStick for up to 3 minutes and enjoy your break.