The Ocean essential oil blend will open your mind and your heart with its peaceful and inspiring aroma. Reminiscent of fresh, cool sea air, this custom blend includes Peppermint and Eucalyptus essential oils — both known for their anti-inflammatory benefits. Rosemary and Coriander also bring their analgesic and antispasmodic benefits. Finally, the citrus notes of Lime & Lemon balance the aromatics of this mood transforming blend.
The salty ocean air contains negative ions that improve immune function and reduce inflammation. The sun boosts energy and mood while helping us feel more focused. Listening to the sounds of the ocean calms your nervous system while quieting your mind. The minerals in the ocean water reduce pain and improve skin elasticity. We can’t always take our body to the beach or on vacation, but we can still get the benefits by taking our mind thereby practicing visualization and what Dr. Heidi Hanna, Neuroscientist, Stress Expert & Director of Education for the American Stress Institute, calls the Beach Brain Technique.
Use of Ocean Oil
1. Diffuse or apply OCEAN blend, breathe deep and visualize your favorite vacation spot.
The quickest way to get out of your more stressful environment and into a beach state of mind is through your feet. The sole of the foot is one of the most blood-enriched, sensitive parts of the body – prime to receive sensory information to help recharge the brain and body. Take off your shoes and connect with the earth and allow your feet to have a break and therefore trigger your brain to take one as well.
2. Listen to ocean sounds or music that takes you to your magical place.
Simply listening to the ocean decreases blood pressure and improves heart variability, AKA physiological resilience. Sound machines and apps that play ocean sounds are great tools to help you take a few minutes to relax, destress and soak in the benefits of Beach Brain.
3. Get some natural light
Nothing beats the all-natural rays of the sun and their power to boost energy, metabolism, bone health and immune function, simply flicking off the iridescent lights or turning away from your screen for a few minutes can make a world of a difference. Try natural light sources or wearing blue light glasses to filter out harmful rays from the many digital screens in your life.