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Finding Joy in Circumstance

Finding Joy in Circumstance

Just as we thought it was time to go running out the door with open arms and a full embrace for all that Spring has in store, we’ve ended up here… in a time of unclarity and reflection. Although it may not be the cooler temperatures keeping us indoors at this time, perhaps nature wasn’t done with having us hunker down and settle into our homes and into our hearts for just a little longer…

We see this as the perfect time to take a look around our spaces and remove all of the things that no longer spark joy (thanks Marie Kondo 😉 ). Do a little inventory on what “home” looks like and feels like for you! Tackle that deep clean that you’ve been avoiding but know is much needed, especially now! Journal, meditate, get out that adult colouring book, do a puzzle, embrace all that it means to live slow- because my friends, we don’t really have a choice in the matter at this point. 

Here at Anna’s we’ve been turning to a few routines to help us maintain some normalcy. That includes turning on our diffusers each morning as we go through our opening checklist- we carry the rareEssence essential oil line and rely on these powerful little bottles of oil to give you a breath of fresh air as you walk through the doors while they help keep the air free of germs and toxins! 

Here are some ways to use essential oils to give your immune system a boost, to help you mellow out and calm those feelings of anxiety, to help you with that deep clean and most importantly to help you sleep at night! 

Immunity Boosting Blend

  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Peppermint

Mellow Blend

  • 3 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Orange 
  • 1 drop Peppermint

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

In a 16oz. glass spray bottle, add essential oils and then fill the rest of the bottle with water.

  • 20 drops Lemon
  • 10 drops Clove
  • 5 drops Cinnamon
  • 5 drops Rosemary
  • 5 drops Tea Tree

Sleep Blend

  • 3 drops Cedarwood
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Bergamot

Diffusing oils at home is one of the easiest ways to create not only a pleasant atmosphere and scent in your house, but it also offers so many other wonderful benefits. Each oil has its own unique qualities and blending the right ones together can provide you with a powerful tool!

Another thing we’re living for these days is hand sanitization! Here at Anna’s we have two favourites that many of us carry in our purses! Choose between: 

Rinse: Handy-tizers which are essential oil and witch hazel based and enriched with moisturizing oils to keep your skin from drying out. We love that these contain 100% naturally derived ingredients; gluten-free; vegan-friendly. Choose from Thievery, Orange-Lemon, Tea Tree & Lavender or Rosemary-Mint scents. 

Mangiacotti Sanitizers: Another plant-based sanitizer option naturally fragranced with essentials oils and alcohol- free, these sanitizers kill 99.9% of germs and will protect you for up to 4 hours. Choose from a variety of fragrances including Clementine, Jasmine Plum, Lavender, Lemon Verbena and Ocean. Travel-sized and perfect for your purse, these sleek containers contain over 100 sprays per bottle. 

Let’s try our best to stay calm, and find the lightness in a situation that is so much bigger than we are. Find softness, find play, find joy in your surroundings and know that nature is always open and gardening has not been cancelled! 

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