Most of us have those days when we get into a “funk” as I call it and some days no matter what we have going on, it’s just hard to shake it. I sometimes don’t even know why I’m in a funk or how to snap out of it. Maybe it’s God’s way of letting us know we need to take a little time for ourselves. As a busy Mom of 4, my plate is usually running over with responsibilities, I do sometimes need a reminder to stop and do something for me. So maybe those “funks” are just wake up calls to take a break & do something for yourself or just do nothing at all.
I do find that scents can really help me when I get in these “funks”. I recently got the Young Living Joy essential oil and I must say, it’s amazing. It’s a blend of bergamot, lemon, palmarosa, jasmine, Roman chamomile, rose, coriander, tangerine, ylang ylang and geranium. It’s definitely a very floral scent but I like these kinds of scents. Just a whiff of it brings a smile to my face!
Joy essential oil is definitely a mood booster. It can also calm anxiety, reduce stress, relieve tension, calm cramps and help your libido. This essential oil is photosensitive, so you want to avoid sun exposure for 48 hours after using it.
I decided to make a blend of Joy essential oil & Orange essential oil because I thought the two would be a perfect spring & summer blend that would be both calming & uplifting. Many years ago I visited Arizona in the summer and I will always remember the amazing smell of the orange blossoms. This was sort of my inspiration for this blend.
Here’s my “Joyful Mama” roller ball blend:
- 10 drops Joy essential oil
- 15 drops Orange essential oil
- Carrier Oil (I had almond oil & apricot oil on hand but you could also use any carrier oil you have on hand)
- 1 glass roller ball bottle
I simply add the Joy and Orange essential oil to the bottle & then fill it up with the carrier oil.
This blend can be applied to your wrists, temples, feet or even over your heart. You can diffuse it or even add it to your bath. I like to put a little in my hands and just breath it in. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!