If you’ve landed on this blog you might be wondering what essential oils have to do with being a bride. Wedding planning can be a stressful time, and self-care is important now more than ever to keep those stress levels down and that excitement up!
Essential oils for self-care have a wide variety of benefits, which is why I loooove them.
So I wanted to dedicate a little time to them specifically and talk about why you should start adding them to your routine.
Today I’m going to focus specifically on aromatherapy and why you should include it in your bridal self-care process. Aromatherapy can be a great place to start, especially if you’re new to the idea of essential oils. But first, let’s talk for a sec about what essential oils even are.
Essential oils are basically the essence of a plant. They’re typically steam-distilled or, in the case of many citrus oils, (lemon, orange, lime, etc.) cold-pressed. While it can take several pounds of a specific plant to create one bottle of essential oil, the result is pure and potent with the ability to aid in a number of things. Most essential oils share these components: they’re anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. They’re also great additions to your beauty and skin care routines if you’re interested in opting for a more non-toxic approach. Some can even instill a sense of serenity, which is why I want to talk about them for wedding planning specifically!
Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways. They can be applied topically, often diluted with a carrier oil, to provide relief to aches and pains or bug bites, repair damaged skin or serve as a toner. Aromatically they can promote restful sleep or lower blood pressure. Some essential oils can even be taken internally.
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries. Beyond just smelling amazing, essential oils are effective because when inhaled the scent molecules travel from the olfactory nerves to the part of the brain that controls our emotions, the amygdala. Pretty cool, huh?
Before I get into some of my favorite oils, let’s shift for a moment and talk about self-care. Friends, planning a wedding can be so stressful. As your wedding planner, I make it my mission to remove some of that stress off of your shoulders. But that doesn’t diminish the fact that bridal self-care is still important during this process. Wedding planning can be physically and emotionally taxing and there are a variety of ways you can take care of yourself during this time.
Here are a couple of oils to add to your routine today.
Do you want to purchase all these to throw into your bridal self-care routine? I have created a super, simple link here. They are all in the cart and ready for purchase from doTERRA.
Want other oils? If you are interested in looking at other essential oil products you can go here and find more.
If you’ve already been using essential oils, keep at it! Click here if you’re interested in purchasing high quality essential oils. If you want to learn more about how essential oils can help you, I’ve been using them for years and would love to serve as a resource for you! (In essential oils AND making your wedding day a dream come true!). Email me and we can chat more about it.