May 12, 2021
How you spend your morning sets the tone for your entire day. Beginning your day with a morning mantra can help you remain centered and focused, empowering you to maintain your desired mindset as the day’s events unfold.
In one study recently published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, researchers from Linköping University, in Sweden, measured activity in a region of the brain called the default mode network—the area that’s active during self-reflection and mind wandering—to determine how practicing mantra meditation affects the brain. The study’s results showed that subjects’ default mode networks were suppressed during mantra meditation,1 which could argue that mantra meditation has the power to calm the mind and help it remain focused. Research also suggests that it doesn’t matter whether you recite an ancient Sanskirt mantra such as Sat nam, or the Lord’s Prayer, or any sound, word, or phrase—as long as you repeat it with focused attention, you’ll get results.
Mellara, a Bay Area yoga and meditation teacher, provides morning invocations and prayers that are aimed to help you remain present and find the beauty in your everyday activities:
Practicing mantras like these daily can help set the tone for your day so you can feel appreciation and gratitude in every moment. Creating a morning routine around your mantras is a great way to get the most out of this practice. We encourage you to find time for yourself to diffuse your favorite essential oils, sit quietly, and think about your intention for the day each morning. Starting the day with our Citrus Glow™ blend is a great way to amplify this practice as it is known to boost mood, promote mental clarity and provide natural energy.
September 15, 2021
With flu season around the corner, it’s important to start prioritizing your health and wellness and make sure you have the tools you need for a strong defense. One of our favorite essential oils for this time of year is Cypress essential oil, also known as Cupressus sempervirens.
Cypress comes from an ornamental tree and is a member of the Cupressaceae family. Native to many regions including northern America, Africa, southeastern Europe and western Asia, cypress essential oil is a widely used medicinal plant. Research has shown that cypress essential oil has antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant benefits making it a great essential oil for overall wellness. Here are some of the ways cypress essential oil can support your wellness daily:
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How to safely add essential oils into your everyday products
Fragranced consumer products such as personal care products, air fresheners, and home cleaning supplies emit air pollutants that affect indoor air quality as well as personal health and wellbeing. Studies have proven that fragranced products have been associated with a number of health effects including asthma attacks, migraine headaches, neurological problems, and contact dermatitis. This is because the term “fragrance” listed on a product ingredient list can hide a complex mixture of chemicals that brands do not have to disclose.
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