Like many people around the world during this challenging time, I am facing shorter working hours and restricted mobility. On a positive note, many of us have found “extra time”. So what to do with this found time? The options are limitless: clean the house 5 times over, organize things you’ve been meaning to organize for the past decade, nab some online jobs for extra moolah, or just spend quality time with family and friends (much of which might be online).
But I really thought that the greatest value I could add to the world during this period would be to share my life as a certified aromatherapist. I honestly feel like I have a better chance at staying healthy and well during this period because of my knowledge about essential oils and crystals built over the past 17 years through Japan Holistic Aromatherapy Society.
Like for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, my “official work” has slowed down quite a bit. And like a lot of people, I thought: What do I do with myself? The options are pretty limitless: take on odd jobs, clean my living space, Skype with friends and family, take an online course, etc.
Every day, I wake up to a choice of 35+ essential oils. They boost my immune system, detox my liver, clarify my skin, calm my emotions, and generally add joy to my life. I put geranium, clary sage and cedarwood atlas in my shampoo and conditioner, as well as other beauty products. I use orange and lemongrass to clean my bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room. I blend any number of oils in my aromatherapy lamp. I put a drop of eucalyptus or peppermint in on the corner of my mask so that I’m breathing in wonderful fragrance while commuting. Essential oils are so integrated into my life that I honestly don’t know what I would do without them…
The great outcome is that I rarely get sick, that I’m generally a happy person (and I wasn’t always so)… So through this blog, I’m hoping to share the benefits I’ve reaped from my training at my aromatherapy society in my home country to benefit people in Singapore and, well, wherever.
By the way, you might have noticed that the images on this post have little to do with essential oils. They’re from my trip last year to Greece, specifically Santorini and around. There’s a reason why I’m doing this but for now, just enjoy the photos, yes?