Essentials oils have been around for centuries. People have used them for relaxation, in cosmetics, to treat illnesses, and so much more. The oils are extracted from plants through steam distillation; when fresh plants are hung over boiling water, the steam pulls the oils from the plant. The oil gets separated from the water and is then collected. There are so many essential oils on the market, and they each do something different. For that reason, people buying the oils tend to purchase them for a specific purpose. If you have a cold, for example, you will do well with Eucalyptus oil or lemongrass. Meanwhile, for skin issues, you can use some tea tree or lavender oil.
You often hear the phrase “declutter your life” tossed around when listing ways on how people can be more creative, less stressed, and more organized. It does help in all these aspects of our lives but many of us struggle to achieve this because we are not clear on exactly how to proceed. Clutter is unnecessary and can stifle our ability to function at our highest capacity. Clutter is chaos and disorganization. It is what happens when there is mindless and continual accumulation without making room or organizing things in a way that adds value to our lives. Clutter does not only exist in the form of objects and possessions. Our social lives, physical spaces, relationships, and nutrition can be cluttered. We often do not realize this because, after a while, we become one with our environment. We adapt to the conditions around us and often times become comfortable or trapped in a quagmire of our own making. Here are some tips on how to begin creating space for the things that matter.