We've just released a line of essential oil blends formulated to support positive mental and emotional health, and right now, we're featuring a different blend on the Blog each day. So today we're going to take a look at Peppermint Joy. This simple blend of peppermint essential oil and benzoin resin extract is one of my personal favorites; it has a refreshing, uplifting scent that I just love. It's no wonder that I adore Peppermint Joy: it is formulated to induce joy, uplift and rejuvenate the heart and mind, relieve anxiety, and create positive vibes.*
Peppermint essential oil can help to calm the mind, increase focus, and ease fear; this oil is also an excellent natural energizer and can help provide relief from mental exhaustion. Benzoin resin has a sweet, warming, vanilla-like scent and possesses a calming and grounding effect.
In addition to these aromatherapeutic benefits, this blend can help to balance several of the energy centers- or chakras- within the body. Located from the base of the spine to the crown of the head, the seven main chakras can be thought of as "energy points or channels that give life and vitality." When the energy in a particular chakra is blocked, it can surface as a physical and/or emotional issue. However, when you "open" the chakra and bring its energy back into balance, the physical and emotional issues can dissipate more easily. Essential oils emanate different vibrational frequencies, just as the chakras do. So when an oil matches the natural frequency of a chakra, it "tunes" it when it's out of balance, helping to bring harmony to the body.
Peppermint essential oil can help open blockages in the solar plexus and throat chakras. The solar plexus chakra is located in the upper part of the belly and relates to your sense of identity. When this chakra is balanced, you tend to feel comfortable in your own skin and confident without being boastful. However, imbalances can lead to low self-esteem or- the opposite- arrogance. You may also experience nervousness or a feeling of being stressed out. The throat chakra influences various modes of communication and is responsible for our ability to express our thoughts, feelings, and desires. It influences not only the ways we express ourselves but also our ability to listen to others. Having an open throat chakra can allow you to be expressive, honest, and patient as well as a good listener.
Styrax benzoin helps to open the first, or root, chakra. This chakra is all about our needs for survival and security; when the energy in the root chakra is balanced, you generally feel grounded and supported. Keeping this first chakra open is especially important, as blockages in lower chakras can lead to imbalances in other ones. With its calming, grounding properties, it's not surprising that benzoin can help keep the energy flowing freely through the root chakra.
Want to induce feelings of joy, uplift and rejuvenate the heart and mind, relieve anxiety, and create positive vibes? Add a few drops of the full strength formula to your diffuser, or roll the pre-diluted roll on into your hands, rub them together, inhale deeply, and enjoy.
Caution: Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be diluted with a carrier oil before applying them on the skin. Test on a small area, and wait at least 24 hours before applying to larger areas of the body.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
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Hi, I'm Katie! I love writing for the Blog and working as a Verefina Communications Specialist! I discovered Verefina more than five years ago when I was searching for personal care products for myself and my family that did not contain harmful toxic ingredients. I was delighted to find that Verefina is truly committed to using only safe, healthful ingredients, and I absolutely LOVE working for this amazing company and sharing Verefina products with the world!