Chakra-Inspired Mists Help You Feel Calm
Mediation is not just a silly word people who want to be connected to something larger than themselves throw around — it is actually something that helps many people live their daily lives. It not only improves one’s balance of self on the inside, but also has benefits for outer beauty, since mediating helps to keep your chakras flowing and can help clear your physical body from ailments such as hives, eczema and psoriasis.
The seven chakras in the practice of mediation and spirituality stand for energy centers in the body, which when you are healthy in mind and spirit keep energy flowing freely throughout your body. However, when a chakra is blocked, you can develop symptoms, such as emotional anguish, or physical symptoms, such as hives.
Having grown up with a theologian of a father, I am very in tune with spirituality and what it can do to improve one’s life in regard to physical ailments and interconnectedness with others. When I noticed this past year that I had started to develop hives in conjunction with anxiety, I started to mediate weekly and quickly saw my hives disappear.
Last week, I was driving to a fashion and beauty event at the Springfield Towne Center and was in a car accident in the District. I quickly felt the hives start to develop once I stepped out to make sure everyone was okay. I tried to figure out which chakra needed special attention to get back into a balanced state and tame the hives, but instead I burst into tears. If only there was a product that could have helped me slip into my meditative mode when I got back to my car. Well, there actually is.
I managed to get to the event, but I was still shaken up, so when I came to Aveda’s display and saw that they had seven cards with each chakra labeled on them, I was eager to check out what type of beauty product this could be. Aveda is a salon, spa and store that promotes environmentally friendly-products that are cruelty-free and aim to give back to society in meaningful ways.
Out of the seven chakras, I was asked to pick three. The salesperson then pulled out three small bottles and asked me to close my eyes. Aveda’s Pure-Fume products are body mists made with pure essential oils that smell of what each chakra represents to help balance that chakra. When she sprayed Grounded on me, it had a strong earthy scent, but not too overpowering that dissipated nicely around me. When she sprayed Expressive, I quickly perked up and could smell a bit of grapefruit, which also settled nicely after the initial burst of the scent. When she proceeded to spray Wisdom, there was a light, sweet scent that quickly helped me get into a meditative mindset and my hives got smaller!
The mists worked, and I can see how using them daily could help train your mind to associate the scents with whatever chakra might need your attention. Try these products to help you fall asleep, get reenergized, or to spray on after a car accident to remind you to keep your chakras open and flowing in times of stress.
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.