I first studied Essential Oils while in School for Hair Design & Esthetics in 2004. It was an introductory course offered within my Esthetics program. On the completion of it I had no idea the impact it would add to my health and well-being in the future. The course was short and packed with years of information. I ended up with a basic understanding of Essential Oils, herbal remedies and modern day application of aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is nature’s way, medicines out of the earth. The ones I have in my well-being cabinet at home are all purchased from a suitable supplier. I am never without Lavender. It is a delightful natural antibiotic, antiseptic antidepressant, sedative which promotes healing and prevents scaring. Tea Tree is an antiseptic, anti-fungal and antiviral, useful for a wide range of conditions. Peppermint for digestive, Chamomile for its anti-inflammatory properties, Eucalyptus for coughs and colds, and one of my favorite aromas, Geranium, which works profoundly on emotions. Rosemary is both a physical and mental stimulant, Thyme, there are many types and should be used with great care. Lemon, Cloves, Oregano and Grapefruit are used regularly around my home. The oils can be used as compresses, steam inhalations, baths, massage oils, perfumes, air diffusers and cooking. If you are new to all of this, do your research before lighting anything on fire, adding to appliances or applying directly on your skin or orally.
The reason for this blog, is I recently began using an oil that I believe EVERY WOMAN should have. “Healthy Girls” Breast Oil created by Joyce Sobotta. Motivated by her sister’s struggle with breast cancer, Joyce researched which essential oils would be most beneficial to nurture and protect breast health. Coupled with a loving lymphatic breast self-massage, she has designed a program that every woman could easily implement in their healthy breast lifestyle. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and certifications in Holistic Aromatherapy and Reflexology, her purpose, much like mine, is to educate woman.
As nurturer’s, women need to take the best care of themselves. You know, like the airplane rule, “Put the mask on yourself, before the child”. This applies to everyday life. Women should be “aware of their bodies by accepting, loving and appreciating their beauty”, as Joyce puts it. The self-massage and Lady Lymph pamphlet I copied is a must for every woman to know and apply to themselves. Or if you are lucky enough to have a partner to do it, enjoy.
Joyce reached out to me after finding the BreastRest™ on line. She read that both of our products had the same message and so we began our collaboration. I have been doing breast massage and dry brushing of my body and breasts for over 10 years. It never gets old and is an important part of my health and well-ness routine. What I was missing in my sequence however, was a finishing oil! I would just use coconut or another oil for my massage and not even consider aromatherapy. Joyce has changed my world! Her “Healthy Girls” Breast Oil blend is so beautiful and that’s how it makes me feel when I am massaging and caressing it into my breasts. Thank-you Joyce for finding me. After 4 weeks of use, it has been easily implemented in my breast loving routine and I look forward to the bouquet and essence it exudes.