Aromatherapy plays a huge part in my daily routine as it is incredibly beneficial to our health and wellbeing. I love to incorporate it in a variety of ways, using a diffuser or candle to fill my home with the scent of my favourite essential oils, using essential oils in the bath/shower, indulging in an aromatherapy massage, using essential oils in my face and hair products, essential oil based body perfume and even for cleaning my home.
One of my favourite ways of using essential oils is ‘Roller balls‘. They are perfect for on-the-go aromatherapy and you can get a variety of essential oil blends that are pre-diluted. They are easy to use and convenient, you can carry them in a purse or pocket and use when you are on the go anywhere.
I’ve been trying out some Aromatherapy Mood Shots from Emotiv Aromatherapy.
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Emotiv Aromatherapy – The Little Box of Calm (£15) *
Aromatherapy Mood Shots are pocket sized essential oil blends for creating your own personal sanctuary wherever you are. Each one is topped with a roller ball for easy application, and packed with a drawstring bag.
The Little Box Of Calm is a selection box containing 3 mini blends, perfect for mixing and matching to your mood and the time of day: Breathing Space, Sweet Comfort, Midnight Calm.
Hand blended in small batches in the UK using only the finest grade essential oils that are ethically sourced. Plant based. Suitable for vegans.
The selection includes:
The Mood: QUIET CALM
Feeling frazzled and need some time out? Need a little breathing space in a demanding day?
A deeply peaceful woody base of Frankincense and Vetiver with a cleansing citrus top note that feels steadying to the mind.
When: ANY TIME of day or night.
Breathing Space Ingredients:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil, Styrax Tonkinensis (Benzoin) Resin Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil,* d-Limonene, *Geraniol, *Linalool, *Citral, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Citronellol.
The Mood: EMOTIONAL WARMTH
Feeling a little fragile, overwhelmed or emotionally spent? In need of some nurturing TLC?
A very pretty sweet floral kissed with precious Rose, this is a kind and comforting blend brimming with the steadying warmth of a big hug.
When: ANY TIME of day or night.
Sweet Comfort Ingredients:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Styrax Tonkinensis (Benzoin) Resin Extract, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Twig Oil, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Oil, Tocopherol, Origanum Marjorana (Sweet Marjoram) Leaf Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Extract, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Linalool, *d-Limonene, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Geraniol, *Farnesol, *Eugenol, *Citronellol.
The Mood: DEEP RELAX
Prepare for restful sleep by first calming your mind.
A grounding earthy base supports a deep heart of soporific Lavender while the beautiful Ylang Ylang leaves a lingering floral veil like a warm velvety night. The fragrance has a heavy yet peaceful sense of heavy eyelids about it.
When: EVENING or NIGHT.
Midnight Calm Ingredients:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Valeriana Officinalis (Valerian) Root Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, *Linalool, *Benzyl Benzoate, *d- Limonene, *Benzyl Alcohol, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Farnesol, *Citronellol, *Eugenol, *Iso Eugenol, *Citral. *Naturally occuring in essential oils.
Take a moment to stop what you are doing and connect with your senses. Select the blend that suits your mood. Roll the essential oils onto your wrists, neck or chest and the back of your hands. Be quiet. Breathe slowly and deeply while inhaling the aroma.
I love how cute these mini blends are. They are a great way to try out the Aromatherapy mood shots so you can choose the blend to suit your desired mood.
Breathing space has a lovely citrus and woody scent and is perfect day or night. It leaves me feeling calm and peaceful.
Sweet comfort has an uplifting sweet and floral scent and is also perfect day or night. It is wonderfully cheering, helps to lift up my spirits whenever I’m emotionally worn out.
Midnight Calm has a deeply relaxing and earthy scent and is perfect for unwinding before bedtime.
Emotiv Aromatherapy Mood Shots – Morning Mojo (£10) **
A bright energising essential oil blend with a glide-on roller ball applicator (4.3ml). Freshly made in small batches in the UK. The pack includes a drawstring pouch for storage and travel.
ENERGISE + MOTIVATE
When to use it:
Feeling lethargic? Procrastinating? Can’t find your motivation?
You know that feeling of low energy you get when you are procrastinating through avoidance. When you just can’t get started through some kind of unconscious fear, self-doubt or anxiety. When you really need a kick-up-the backside because you would rather hide under the duvet than start.
This is a get-up-and-go, ‘wide-awake’ kind of blend. Kick start your inner fire and go get you mojo back. The day awaits…..!
Best used in the DAYTIME only – Morning or afternoon.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Agonis Fragrans (Fragonia) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine Sambac) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, d-Limonene*, Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Eugenol*, Citral*, Farnesol*, Benzyl Salicylate*.
* Naturally occurring in essential oils.
A zing of ginger, a breeze of lime and the warmth of black peppercorn, softened with the exotic prettiness of the Jasmine flower. This fragrance has a bright energy with a fabulously beautiful ‘come-back-for-more’ feel about it.
Descriptive words – Citrus, woody, spicy warmth, energising.
Take a moment to mindfully roll the essential oil blend onto wrists, neck or chest and the back of your hands. Stand tall and breathe in and out, slowly and deeply. Gather your intent and inhale the invigorating aroma.
I’m not much of a morning person so this blend is perfect for me. It gives me that much needed kickstart and boost of energy to get through the day. The scent is uplifting and invigorating and lingers for a while.
The size is perfect for slipping into my pocket or handbag and the drawstring pouch it comes with is great for storage and travel,
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Disclosure: * Product purchased by me. ** Complimentary gift.
As always I give honest and unbiased reviews of products I receive.