Peace, Calmness, Happiness
I was in desperate need of some peace, calmness and happiness. Perhaps, it was the stress of the holidays coupled with hurting my foot the day before Christmas Eve and still not being able to wear a decent shoe toward the end of January. In January, my youngest also turned 16!!!
Most likely it was that stress, coupled with my brother-in-law unexpectedly passing away. He would have been 51, 6 days after his passing. We are the only family really in contact with him and knew the arrangements would fall to us. We also knew the family would erupt, because why not?! They weren’t involved in his life for the past 15-20 years, but now that he is no longer living. . . GRRRRR!
Then, more stress came
My college daughter goes to a school where there is a huge investigation underway involving the professor, she went there for, as well as other former professors. This mama has felt a lot of outrage over this case! (This came to light as I was breaking out in Shingles!)
Found out the lawyer who has been over our accident case for the past 3-4 years was fired a year ago, took bad notes and very few notes, and screwed up the case. It is a huge mess that we have wanted to come to conclusion for a long time!
The stress hasn’t let up since most of these things are on-going. Including, both sides of our family (mine and my husband’s) think now is a good time to be even more difficult than usual! I don’t think my husband’s family believes there was an apartment fire that occurred after my brother-in-law went to the hospital. But it did. We still have one last memorial to hold for my brother-in-law.
(Guess what I am diffusing today!)
As I mentioned, above, I had a case of shingles! It wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I credit that to getting into the doctor quickly, medication, supplements and essential oils. I followed the same protocol as I did for my daughter, when she had shingles and my results were much like hers.
The most difficult thing was trying to relax since stress tends to make Shingles worse.
The only thing I did differently, is which oils I diffused. I quite like this combination. It is a new favorite.
Marjoram Essential Oil
Marjoram has an interesting history, often being used in love potions. It is well known for being the happiness herb. Living Herbs has some interesting information about Marjoram. Including that it can be substituted for oregano in some recipes.
Relaxes and soothes, calming the mind and body. Is it any wonder why it is a symbol of peace and well-being?
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon is always a good essential oil to diffuse. Everything smells clean, with the scent of lemon! There is good reason for that, because lemon is a natural detoxer!
Lemon essential oil is one of my must have oils! Here are some ways I use lemon essential oil:
- 2-3 drops in a glass of water. I love lemon to help detox my liver.
- 1-2 drops on my toothbrush
- Diffusing with other essential oils to give a crisp, clean smell to the air. Cleans the air. Goes with most other essential oils.
9 drops of Lemon essential oil
6 drops Marjoram essential oil