I can't imagine a life without beautiful smelling fragrances. I always have a candle burning in the house to create a welcoming ambiance, a diffuser in the car for that clean, new car smell and perfume in my beauty room to spritz on my neck and wrists daily.
Fragrances in any form are also a way to set a mood or evoke a memory and someone who has taken this to the next level is Melissa Allen.
Aromatherapy and essential oils have been used for centuries and are known not only for their beautiful scents but for their health benefits such as reducing anxiety, boosting energy levels, improving digestion, easing pain and providing a peaceful nights sleep.
Melissa Allen Mood Essentials is a range of sprays made in Australia infused with natural essential oils to not only make you smell great but to promote a positive state of mind and transform the way you feel and soothe the mind. As soon as I read the descriptions of each of Melissa's scents: Calm and Confidence I couldn't wait to try them.
I was kindly gifted both to try and in this post I am going to share my thoughts and first impressions with you.
I have CALM
With the stresses of everyday life it is more and more common to be stressed with the pressure to work harder, be a better person, achieve better results - trust me I have felt them all at one stage or another. But what I have also learnt is that we only live once and as long as you can go to bed at night knowing you have done the very best you can and you are happy and healthy that is all that matters. Sometimes that is easier said than done though especially when you get into your own head so it is important to zone out and find a moment of calm to relax and unwind.
Before I share my first impressions on I have Calm here is some information from the website:
Relax and unwind with Calm Mood Essentials™, specifically blended to help soothe the mind and body all while offering a great fragrance. Infused with a 100% Natural Essential oil blend of lavender, bergamot, sandalwood and patchouli, Calm is a light crisp fragrance that encapsulates the feeling of laying at the beach with the waves rolling in and the sun beaming on your body, allowing you to chill out and enjoy the day ahead.
MY THOUGHTS + FIRST IMPRESSIONS
I Have Calm is boxed within a satin matte black box and comes in a frosted glass spray bottle with pump action nozzle which disperses a fine mist with each spray. One spray and you are immediately greeted with the beautiful scent of lavender with subtle notes of sandalwood and patchouli which creates a calming, soothing mood and atmosphere.
I find this scent particularly good to use in the evening, when I have packed up my laptop and switched off for the day. I like to spritz it on my body after a warm shower and before I get in my pyjamas, on my pillow and in my room to help me relax, clear my mind and find my zen.
It is also available in a mini 7ml bottle perfect for travelling.
I have CONFIDENCE
Confidence is something I think everyone has struggled with at different times of their lives. I am generally a shy person until I get to know someone and sometimes meeting people for the first time or being in social situations gives me major anxiety. I have gotten better over time but confidence is something which has taken years to build and I think it comes with age too.
Before I share my first impressions on I have Confidence here is some information from the website:
Melissa Allen I Have Confidence Mood Essentials™ formula will help you gain peace of mind, and less stress, resulting in better quality of sleep, better relationships, quality of work and overall a better quality of life. Confidence is infused with 100% Natural Essential oil blend of grapefruit, rosewood, mandarin and bergamot. Blended together these oils boost self esteem, mental strength & clarity creating a positive mindset.
MY THOUGHTS + FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Housed in the same packaging as I Have Calm, I Have Confidence has a fresh yet subtle scent of grapefruit, rosewood, mandarin and bergamot which is perfect for everyday.
I am so glad this scent also comes in a 7ml mini as I like to keep in my bag to spritz throughout the day when I am about to attend a meeting, see a new client, meet a new face or just when I need an extra boost of confidence. It helps to centre my mind and inhale a deep breath of confidence and exhale all doubt.
Do you like to use essential oils and fragrances in your everyday life as a fragrance or to make you feel good?