NEW Listen to Nature Range
Have you noticed the moon lately? When was the last time you lay on the grass and watched the clouds float by?
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
John Lubbock, The Use of Life.
It takes time to slow down and untangle our busy mind from our hectic daily schedules and just stop and listen to nature. I am sure you have noticed that you feel better after spending some in nature. Researchers have actually found that as little as 20 minutes exposure in nature can have profound therapeutic effects.
My inspiration to create the listen to nature range has come from two beautiful terms Shinrinyoku and dadirri. The Japanese word Shinrinyoku – which literally means ‘forest bathing’ or ‘taking in the forest’. Bathing in the forest refers to taking in the forest through all our senses. Dadirri, is an Australian Aboriginal term which means deep listening and quiet still awareness. It refers to ‘tuning in’ and connecting with nature in a spiritual and meaningful way. Dadirri is from Ngan’gikurunggurr and Ngen’giwumirri languages of the Aboriginal people of the Daly river region, 220 km south of Darwin, NT.
Both these terms understand the unique biophilia that exists between nature and ourselves.
Essential oils can also have a profound effect on our psyche and play a very important biological, emotional and spiritual role in reconnecting us with nature. They can touch our heart and make us more keenly aware of the beauty around us.
Allow these five beautiful essential oil blends to awaken your awareness and connection to nature.
Feel awake, invigorated and as you experience the vitality of the forest when you take a walk in the forest. Allow the revitalising aromas of lemon, bergamot, sweet orange, geranium, lavender, rosemary, sage, Virginian cedarwood and Siberian fir CO2 to rejuvenate your energy levels and bring strength to each new day.
My heart leaps to my mouth at the sound of the wind in the woods. I whose life was but yesterday so desultory and shallow suddenly recover my spirits.
Richard Higgins, Thoreau and the Language of Trees.
Listen to the Rain
Pluviophile (n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.
Soothe your restless soul and find harmony and tranquility when you listen to the rain. Take time to pause and feel the calm energy of the rain when you inhale the musty, woody and earthy aromas of Atlas cedarwood, patchouli, Santalum spicatum and vetiver and the revitalizing aromas of grapefruit and lavender.
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet. – Bob Marley.
Watch the Clouds Float By
A parade of clouds and little puffs behind them, they follow as their mother. – Julia Hartwig, Spojrzenie
Allow your mind to drift away into a dreamy landscape as you watch the clouds float by. The fresh aromas of grapefruit, Atlas cedarwood, fragonia, frankincense, Bourbon geranium, lemon, petitgrain, rosemary, and spearmint essential oils allow you to drift away and surrender your conscious awareness to your dreams.
What is eternal is the cloud drifting slowly out of sight. – Mary Rubin
Bask in the Sunshine
I am alive, and drunk on sunlight. – George R.R Martin, A storm of swords.
Allow the joyful vitality of the sunshine warm and gladden your senses as you bask in the sunshine. Infuse yourself with the warm, sunny and effervescent qualities of bergamot, ginger, pink grapefruit, may chang, mandarin, petitgrain and sweet orange essential oils that will cheer your soul and gladden your heart.
Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air of your imagination. – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Selenophilia (n.) loving the moon and finding it soothingly captivating.
Allow yourself to feel pensive and reflective as the moon enchants and captivates your soul. This intoxicating blend of Atlas cedarwood, clary sage, lavender, lemon, myrtle, petitgrain and rosemary essential oils will illuminate the mysteries of the soul.
The moon stared at me through sprinkled night time stardust and alone I smiled. – Jay Long.