Since it's November, many of you have Gratitude and Thankfullness on your mind, and this is great! I like to make it part of our morning routine. I taught my son some affirmations, and he says them every morning within the first 5-10 minutes of waking up.
-It's a Beautiful Day
-It's a Beautiful Life
-I am Grateful
-I am Worthy & Deserving
-I am Enough
-I am Healthy
You might think it's funny that our 4 year old says these, but we want him to grow up with an attitude of gratitude, every day. It's important to find the beauty in life, even in the mundane things, and acknowledge it.
I wanted to share a little bit about Geranium. Geranium is the oil of Love and Trust. According to the Emotions & Essential Oils reference guide, "Geranium restores confidence in the innate goodness of others and in the world. It facilitates trust, especially when an individual has lost trust in others due to difficult life circumstances." You can see how this would be very beneficial in helping to develop an attitude of gratitude, especially about yourself! It's really important, if not critical, for us to learn how to love ourselves, before we share and love others. Geranium is a wonderful way to help support these feelings of self love and gratitude. "When there has been a loss of trust in relationships, Geranium encourages emotional honesty, love and forgiveness. It fosters receptivity to human love and connection."
I could talk about Geranium forever, since it is kind of the jack of all oils when it comes to emotional assistance, but I will leave you with this last little bit. "The individual who has a difficult time accessing their emotions can be supported by Geranium, as it leads --- into the warmth and nurture of the heart."
Used as a beautifying agent in Ancient Egyptian times, Geranium oil is extracted from the entire geranium plant. The uses and benefits of this beautiful plant are highly versatile and are used to boost the appearance of skin and hair. Geraniums are valued in the perfume industry for their floral scent. Inhaling Geranium oil’s sweet aroma can support emotions by creating a calming and grounding effect. Its aroma can also help lessen feelings of stress and calm nerves. The beautifying properties of Geranium oil can be used to promote healthy-looking hair and skin. When applied topically to the body, this floral oil promotes the appearance of clear skin. The benefits of Geranium can also be in seen in both dry and oily hair and can be used to give hair a vibrant glow. Additionally, the strong chemical components in Geranium oil offer a natural way to repel insect.
Below is an awesome DIY Recipe for you to try with this floral oil!
Geranium Protein Hair Mask
You will need:
• 2 Tblsp Plain Yogurt • 2 Tblsp distilled water • 3 drops dōTERRA Geranium essential oil • 1 1/2 Tblsp Raw, Organic Honey • 1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil
1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. 2. Massage into scalp and work through to the ends. 3. Leave the mask on for at least 15 minutes before shampooing.
Since Geranium is so wonderful for self love and gratitude, think about what you are grateful for today. I'm grateful for you! Did you know that expressing gratitude makes you up to 40% happier!? It sure does. I love making a habit to record my happy moments in my gratitude journal. You can grab a copy of this beauty for yourself here!