Congratulations Dawn A, Karen K, and Magdalena J, the 3 winners of this Giveaway! Remember everyone can get an ongoing 20% off on your Essential 3 order by using code SW2013 at checkout on the Essential 3 site.
Our blog, Society Wellness, is full of info directly and indirectly related to the health of our adrenal glands. Today’s modern lifestyle is a direct hit to these precious glands, and if they can’t keep up, you may find yourself in a health slump that takes a while to recover from.
We have talked about food, herbs, supplements, bodywork, and daily stress reduction tips; to help support, nourish and feed the health of these glands. So far there has been a missing piece – support in the form of essential oils.
Essential Oils represent a tool in the tool kit for natural health. Some of you “get it”, things we put on our skin, go into our bodies. Some of you still perceive your skin as a barrier that doesn’t have the ability to utilize or metabolize nutrients we put on topically. Most of you have heard of aromatherapy, and probably agree that the smell of something can have an effect on how we feel at the very basic level.
But the point of this post is to start to introduce you to this awesome company Essential 3, and their awesome Adrenal Support blend. It can be hard to find companies that are not all smoke and mirrors. When you learn to ask the right questions, layers of marketing can usually be peeled back to reveal something you are not too excited about anymore. This is not the case with E3, simply put, they do everything for the right reason. And when it is something like precious essential oils, that have such a huge impact on the environment, societies, and our health, you want everything done right.
The amount of time of in depth education the staff of E3 puts into their companies products, especially caught our attention.
Ok back to Adrenal Support – we are so excited about this giveaway! The insert in the box says that it is a blend designed to stimulate circulation to the adrenal glands, revitalize, and relieve the stress that can lead to burn out (also known as adrenal exhaustion)……. PERFECT!
As with all essential oils there are MANY ways they can be used.
As part of shower or bath rituals, massage, and inhalation are probably the 3 most common. And those are exactly the 3 things I have been doing.
- Right out of bath or shower while skin still wet, 1-3 drops in one hand, rub hands together and start at the area of the kidneys on the back (adrenal glands sit atop each kidney) and then quickly spread over rest of large surface areas of body.
- Mid day – maybe if I am changing clothes to go to the gym or out to dinner or getting ready for bed, put 1-3 drops in one hand with a bit of unscented natural body lotion or oil and just focus mainly on the kidney area of the back.
- And anytime during the day that I am home and the bottle is nearby and I can just open it up and take a deep breath.
The best way I can describe the smell is that it is powerful. Not in the “that’s too strong/unpleasant” connotation, but like you are inhaling real power, energy and support. The scent is more masculine than feminine, if I had to pick between the two, but not in off putting way for female use. And folks don’t worry, not all essential oils smell like patchouli – so you don’t have to worry that you will smell like a “hippy”.
I love this blend and now “crave it” whenever I feel the stress creeping on. And it feels so good and healthy to have a scent on that is so pure and clean. It is now officially a tool in my tool kit.
If you want to give this oil blend a try. Let us know why in the comment section below. We will have 3 lucky winners!!
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