The holiday season for most people is a fun time of the year filled with parties, celebrations, and social gatherings with family and friends. For many people, it is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety.
Lauren VanScoy founded Essence One to help others restore a healthy life through the use of natural products and to bring awareness to natural mental health therapies. About four years ago, she was surprised to find herself in a big ball of stress and anxiety after the birth of her second child. A counselor diagnosed her with major depression that manifested as anxiety. The first step she took was medication, but she knew she eventually wanted to try more natural ways of dealing with her situation.
Lauren decided to enroll in an aromatherapy certification program in order to learn the science behind essential oils and aromatherapy through experts. Through studying psychoneuroimmunology and the means by which aromatherapy can mitigate our level of stress and support our immune system, it has become her priority to provide aromatherapy resources – to improve quality of life, so she founded Essence One to help people discover the benefits of aromatherapy and the advantages of replacing toxic products with all-natural replacements.
Here are Lauren’s top 5 tips for coping with holiday stress and depression:
1) Make realistic expectations for the holiday season.
2) Set realistic goals for yourself.
3) Pace yourself. Do not take on more responsibilities than you can handle.
4) Make a list and prioritize the important activities. This can help make holiday tasks more manageable.
5) Be realistic about what you can and cannot do, and don’t compare yourself to others.
Aromatherapy has provided Lauren with comfort and grounding during times of stress as well as times of joy and happiness. As a mother of two, trying to live a healthy life and raise her kids in a safe and toxic-free household, she is constantly trying to find ways to replace toxic personal care and cleaning products. She also enjoys customizing blends for people who have specialized needs and conducts private aromatherapy sessions.
Lauren is now studying to be certified in herbalism as well as international organic skincare. She will be constantly introducing new products inspired by her studies. Good things come in small batches at Essence One. When everything is handcrafted with care and love, they can’t mass produce. They believe in delivering a quality product that has the personal touch.
Essence One is the natural deodorant partner for Susan G. Komen Minnesota. By partnering with Susan G. Komen Minnesota, they will be donating 10% of the retail price for every Essence One deodorant that is purchased in Minnesota. Each quarter Essence One also donates a portion of its profits to an organization that brings awareness to mental health education and resources.
About Essence One
The mission of Essence One is to help others restore a healthy life through the use of natural products and to bring awareness to natural mental health therapies. At Essence One, they only use 100% pure essential oils and natural colorants – so you can trust they are only using safe, 100% natural ingredients in their products. Good things come in small batches at Essence One. When everything is handcrafted with care and love, they can’t mass produce. They believe in delivering a quality product that has the personal touch. www.essenceone.life.