Surprise night time post! Hopefully this post will get all my insomniacs off to a good start for the upcoming week. Tonight, we talk topical essential oil solutions and pulse points! Hold on to your shorts ladies and gentlemen, cause this post is about to get wild.
Yesterday, I picked up something really cool I’m excited to start using.
At a farmers market in Ithaca, NY, I purchased 4 topical balms from a stand selling products from “Balance Aromatherapy”. “Topical” means it can be applied directly to the skin. The woman I spoke to also instructed me to apply the balm to the pulse points on my body.
Pulse points are the areas on the body where you can feel your pulse or how fast your heart is beating. The most common area to apply topical solutions to is the inside of the wrist, also known as the radial artery. I have also included a picture of all the pulse points on the body for those who are interested. By applying essential oil directly to the pulse point, the medicinal benefits are absorbed almost immediately into the bloodstream.
Each balm is made of local beeswax, vitamin E, extra virgin olive oil, and the given essential oil/oils. My favorite one that I purchased uses amber. Amber is another essential oil known for its powerful calming and sedating effects on the mind and body. The smell is very pleasing, even more so than lavender in my opinion.
What’s cool about topical solutions is that when applied to the skin, they both absorb into the skin and leave a lasting smell on the skin. Yesterday, I applied my amber balm to both wrists. When I started to feel anxious throughout the day, I would just smell the inside of my wrists and it would take the edge off. It’s that simple. For my male audience who don’t think it’s manly to smell amazing, grow the **** up!
Check out @balancearomatherapy, and start playing around with different topical uses on your various pulse points! #mentalhealthawareness #essentialoils #amber #aromatherapy #topical #balancearomatherapy