Having two children of my own, I know how hard it is to be a parent.
It’s difficult to deal with the daily battles, the tantrums, the worry, and the flat-out exhaustion that comes with parenting. But there are also so many beautiful, fun, and dare I say… peaceful moments that come with parenting.
Unfortunately though, the media only focuses on the stress and anxiety of parenting, causing most of our conversations to revolve around the negative aspects of helping our little ones navigate the world — rather than offering you the support and encouragement you need as a parent.
To be honest, when my children were growing up, I had a minimal vocabulary when it came to all things health and wellness.
Aside from a good night's sleep, minimal sugar, lots of outdoor time to run around, we didn't give much thought to the products we used at home. Let's face it, there were fewer options outside the traditional drug store and beauty brands back then.
That’s why I founded ADORAtherapy. We’re a committed, holistic brand that offers so much more when it comes to supporting families like yours. Our products are intentionally created for you, your family, your pets, and with mindfulness at the core of every product. Plus, we create each product with your health and the health of our planet in mind.
We know parents want the very best for their children, that’s why we’re dedicated to providing you with tools and strategies to help your little ones experience the very best that life has to offer and see the good in all things.
How Aromatherapy Can Help Parents
Essential oils are powerful healing botanicals that activate natural responses in your body that can move you from tittering on the brink of despair to thriving.¹
In our ADORAtherapy store, we like to ask questions like:
Where do you feel your stress and anxiety?
What areas of your body are feeling good right now?
Where can you use some additional support?
You see, the answers to these questions can make a huge difference. And for parents, this is a big deal. Because what you may think is stress related to parenting, may actually be energy blocks in your chakras.
Yes, you heard me: “Energy blocks in your chakras!”
What Is a Chakra?
Let’s start with what a chakra is. A chakra comes from the word Cakra which is Sanskrit for “wheel.”² Chakras are described as wheels of energy that go from the root to the crown, up and down your spine.
Chakras are transfer points for thoughts, feelings, and maps to specific organs in the body. The flow of our chakra energy, our Prana, is influenced by our personality, emotions, and our surrounding environment.
Many families have adopted essential oils into their daily living practices: from single notes in a diffuser in the family room, to creating DIY remedies for sniffles, and boo-boos. What used to be in the realm of the “hippie mom” is now becoming more and more mainstream, and for good reason – essential oils work!
What’s missing is the notion that raising children provides a place for addressing our deepest healing opportunities. When physical and psychological aspects of the “self” intersect through the healing properties of essential oils, we have massive opportunities for personal growth.
Parenting With Possibilities
Aromatherapy and the chakras are a catalyst for becoming our best selves. In the process, we can bring our children a profound understanding of their own joy, happiness, and compassion.
We can teach them to love themselves as we love them — fully and wholeheartedly.
This is what I call Parenting With Possibilities. When we introduce the notion that nothing is broken, and nothing needs to be fixed in ourselves or our children — we can begin to address the daily challenges of parenting. This includes a holistic perspective of healing, caring, teaching, and guiding.
This, after all, is what parenting is all about.
How do we activate this with essential oils? Well, it’s all about the breath and intentionality.
You can begin by incorporating rituals into your family life. This can include breathwork, intention, and aromatherapy. These techniques help create happy, balanced families. It’s also about supporting each individual member of the family, including pets and grandparents, with the right essential oils to gain balance in the moments we’re in.
So let’s dive into 6 specific moments that you can use aromatherapy to enhance your family life.
Grounded In the Morning
A family that breathes together — aligns together.
Get everyone grounded in the morning by having them focus on their Root Chakra and plant their feet on the ground. Take deep breaths and express your desire for a beautiful day in which you’ll be your best self. You can speak or meditate on affirmations, such as:
Our family is going to make today awesome.
Let’s get grounded and then let’s go have some fun!
Babies will benefit from watching their older siblings practice these bonding rituals. Our Vitality Chakra Boost can be rolled safely onto everyone’s palms, from babies to grandparents.
This sandalwood, ginger, and patchouli blend will create focus and move the energy down and up while balancing the Root Chakra.
Shift the Energy
School is out, or these days, computers are constantly on and the energy needs a shift. Your kids probably have lots of energy, but sometimes they need an energy shift for specific activities.
To increase their energy levels for good ole fashioned outside fun (away from electronics!), put on Motivation Chakra Boost.
The lemon and cinnamon will excite the nerves and stimulate the senses so that you can let those bursts of pure sunshine out of your kids and watch them play hard.
To bring more focus to their long days of virtual schooling and getting their assignments done, put on Smart Mood Boost.
Allow the citrusy top notes of lemon, grapefruit, and wild orange make your little worker bees bright, confident, and engaged in their studies.
Clear Away the Grumpy & Weary
When everyone is in one room and the energy needs to shift quickly, spray Clear Away Room Boost.
This natural citrus blend incorporates (or infuses) the healing powers of sage and rosemary. We call it our smudge stick in a bottle. Clear Away is an effective option to establish ground rules, support hormonal teens, and keep dens and family rooms smelling fresh.
Great for the grumpy, the weary, and the “what's next?” moments in your day.
Less Bedtime Drama
From infants to middle schoolers, bedtime can be a battle.
Long deep breaths are perfect for anyone at any age, and kids even more so. If calm is needed, spray Serene Room Boost on their sheets and pillows before bedtime. This spray contains lavender, bergamot, and chamomile which helps bring your desired level of calm into the space.
This calming water-based spray sets the mood for reading, coloring, or nap time. These ingredients are not only safe to breathe in for young babies, but they also have many therapeutic benefits. This mixture of essential oils is known for creating tranquility and calming the nervous system.³
Turn bedtime into a ritual: a bath is a great way to soothe and slow down. After bath time, read a book. Spray serene around your lap or cozy spot, making sure pillows and sheets are softly scented. Create affirmations together with the intention of sweet dreams or staying in bed all night. Then drift off to sleep.
Self-Care for the Parents
What about me-time? We hear you!
In our store, we too often see couples that are depleted and have low Heart and Crown chakra energy. They’re drained from the amount of complexity and energy required to be a parent. Especially since everyone has been pushed to the edges of their patience with the recent global health crisis.
Our parenting kit will not only support your kids but you as well.
Imagine walking in the door after a long day and being able to shift your focus to your loved ones. You can enjoy being fully in the moment and soak up family time.
Taking a breath and divulging in ADORAtherapy gives you a moment to focus on yourself again, so you can truly enjoy all the good life has to offer.
Care for Your Relationship
Sometimes our relationships get put on the backburner. It's too easy to just focus on the kids, or work — but what about your significant other?
Our Relationship Boosting Kit is designed to cultivate passion, connection, joy, and creativity.
It provides you with everything you need to help you get started with self-love and compassion, acceptance and gratitude, and invite love in. This kit includes:
Passion Room Boost, for date night or the bedroom
Creativity Chakra Boost, to access your emotions and boost self-esteem
Joy Chakra Boost, to open your heart to give and receive love
Connect With Your Family With ADORAtherapy
At ADORAtherapy we believe in the power of families and holistic health. Parenting is hard work, so we’re here to support you through every step.
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