The holidays are upon us all again. While for many, it’s a time of joy. For some it’s a time of angst, fear and sadness. Holidays can trigger memories and feelings of loss of loved ones, loneliness, fear and anxiety of the new year. Even the shopping, the finances and the extra bills can […]

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The holidays are upon us all again. While for many, it’s a time of joy. For some it’s a time of angst, fear and sadness.

Holidays can trigger memories and feelings of loss of loved ones, loneliness, fear and anxiety of the new year. Even the shopping, the finances and the extra bills can be overwhelming. There is absolutely so much stimulus during the holidays to buy stuff and turn it into a Winter Wonderful, that some people feel that they cannot keep up. It’s also a time of severe stress, and that can make you forget things, making the situation even worse.

Whatever the reasons, if I am speaking to you, and you have any of the previously described feelings during the holidays or all year long, there are therapeutic essential oils that can help. There have been many studies over the years about essential oil use for mood and memory. Just like many people, I have suffered from traumas and have had feelings of sadness and hopelessness. I can tell you from my own personal experience, that essential oils have helped me with my feelings of anxiousness and for tapping into the love of self-care and encouragement to move past the immediate feelings. This is exactly my why as to why I do what I do. I know that there are many other people out there that have suffered through something or some things in this life, and they are hurting. And sometimes there doesn’t seem to be anyone that understands or really listens. I get it. That’s why I advocate pure, therapeutic essential oils for the brain.

Which leads me to another point. Even though essential oils have been around for thousands of years, and used by millions of people, and although you see essential oils everywhere now, even your local grocery store, they still aren’t regulated by the FDA and could potentially be harmful, if you don’t know where the oil came from and how it is produced and processed. Because of that, I caution you strongly to do your homework in finding a company that produces a pure product. I can let you in on a secret. Pure Frankincense should be say $0.15 per drop, and/or $60-$90 a bottle, there are many out there selling what they call Pure Frankincense for $45 a bottle or less. Do not be fooled by buying something that is cheaper just to save money. You will not get the benefits that the oil being sourced indigenously and safely can bring to the table. Look for how many ways an essential oil company tests their products. Call the company. Ask them questions about chemicals used on their fields. Ask them about their processes. If they are transparent, and you get answers, it will tell you they are wanting to help people, not just line their pocketbooks.

I also want to point out that I am not a doctor. If you are taking prescription medications, I in no way am asking you to stop taking anything that has been prescribed. Typically, doctors can tell you if any essential oil is counter indicative with your medications, and if you need to use something else.

So, without further ado, here’s my personal list of wonderful mood oils I use and an oil to help with memory: Frankincense is my go to oil on those days I am feeling a bit dark, and I need some help. Bergamot is another great one to help lift the dark mood. Peppermint is another that is refreshing and uplifting. A combination of Frankincense and Bergamot or Frankincense and Peppermint are wonderful together. Wild Orange is uplifting and has a beautiful smell, taking you back to fresh oranges and more carefree and lighter times. Wild Orange and Peppermint together are also wonderful for a mood lifting combination. For help with memory and the brain’s recall, I suggest better diet, whole food supplementation and Rosemary essential oil aromatically.

I hope these quick ideas help you in your journey. Please let me know if there are other ways I can help you. Drop me an email at ahealthyresidual@yahoo.com

Remember, 2018 is destined to bring us a brand new year to do new things, do things differently or even better. May you have a healthy, happy holiday season and hope to talk to you soon… Take good care, Shelly

For questions, consultations or more information about how to use or purchase essential oils, please contact Shelly Berkowitz, Reflexologist & Holistic Health Coach at (714) 514-3737. Shelly can also be reached via email at ahealthyresidual@yahoo.com and her website can be viewed at www.mydoterra.com/shellyberkowitz. You can also find her on Facebook page at A Healthy Residual, FB Group Page Essential Oils & You, and on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope under ShellyBerkowitz.

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