Lockdown has no doubt had us all missing being able to travel and plan beautiful getaways. However, a positive from this is that many of us perhaps have been able to take a step back, and enjoy the planet we get to see every day, falling back in love with the world that is around us. This newfound love for the garden, local park or just the outdoors has perhaps also given us renewed passion to look after our gorgeous planet and preserve all its magic – I know it certainly has for me!
As lockdown restrictions continue, being kind to ourselves is still super important as well. So, what if you could support the planet though your own self care, all whilst not losing hope of a wonderful holiday or cherishing the memories of your last beautiful trip away? Well, you can!
This month Tisserand Aromatherapy is encouraging you to take a moment out of your day to escape, transporting yourself to somewhere tropical or maybe just peaceful, through the power of aromatherapy and the Natural Geographic collaboration.
As an aromatherapist, and someone that cares about our planet, the possibility of protecting the planet whilst supporting your own wellbeing is a no-brainer for me. Connecting the two, Tisserand Aromatherapy’s collaboration with Natural Geographic is a purchase with true purpose, having been designed to protect and respect both our wellbeing, as well as the earth’s. There are more details of the collaboration here
One of the wonders of essential oils is that they work with scent molecules, which travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain, and this impacts the amygdala, the emotional centre of the brain. Meaning that it can have a direct impact on feelings, emotions and evoke memories. The Natural Geographic collaboration is the ideal way to be transported in the mind to dream-like destinations, or back to places you’ve already been and have fond memories of. Here are my fave ways to take a break, at home, that feels like it could be a million miles away, or just around the corner.
I have really missed the beautiful beaches of Portinatx, a small fishing village in the North of Ibiza. The calming and warming aroma of Jasmine, Grapefruit and Mandarin in the National Geographic Paradise Mood Mist takes me right back to warm, sunset strolls on the sandy beach and swimming in the White Isle sunshine. With just a quick spritz above the head, it is an instant mood boost whenever I need it.
Rest and Relax
Another indulgence I have missed is a spa getaway. That could be a mini escape to the countryside or something more luxurious such as a trip to a Far Eastern Health Resort if we’re thinking all out here. Whichever your preference, the National Geographic Retreat Travel Kit has everything you need to set up tranquility in your own home, with the sweet, smoky blend of Neroli, Frankincense and Vetiver, it is perfect for calm, peace and grounding.
Fresh and focused
I have been really enjoying getting out in nature and exploring local walks and places of interest. The fresh air does wonders to keep my head clear, and with such limited things to do right now its great to seek some advantage where you can hey! To hold on to that fresh feeling after a long walk, or to imagine wild adventures elsewhere, like hiking mountains or exploring seaside cliffs, I love the National Geographic Explore Shower Wash. The combination of Petitgrain, Cardamom and Peppermint, combined with the rushing water of a shower is super invigorating and refreshing.
I would love to know where you will all be drifting off too with the three collections.
Written by Aromatherapist Simone Stevens. Instagram @sensesbysim