Popular Fall Essential Oils

Fall Essential Oils

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It’s Fall! Which means the arrival of fall-themed everything…pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon-scented candles, and the best one: autumn essential oils. Not only do they smell amazing, but they also add a great ambiance to your living space. Take a look below to check out my top 4 favorite fall-scented essential oils to try this autumn:

Pumpkin Pie

Found on NaturalLivingIdeas.com, this is a blend of:

2 drops Ginger, 2 drops Cassia, 1 drop Clove, 1 drop Vanilla, 2 drops Cardamom

Cinnamon Spice

HelloGlow.com describes this scent combination as:

2 drops Orange, 1 drop Cinnamon Bark, 1 drop Clove, 1 drop Vanilla

Fall Wreath

Another festive scent combo from this website, this mixture is:

3 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Fir, 1 Eucalyptus, 1 drop Tea Tree, 2 drops Rosemary

Warm Chai

Provided by this website, Warm Chai consists of:

3 drops Cardamom, 2 drops Cinnamon, 1 drop Clove, 1 drop Nutmeg, 2 drops Ginger

Try these yummy blends this October to add the perfect finishing touch to this season. Recipe for the perfect autumn day: curl up with tea and a good book, or a comfy blanket and your favorite movie with these scents wafting in the background. Sit back, relax, and enjoy pure bliss.  

Thanks for reading. Stay cozy!

Top 5 Yoga Stretches for Runners

The Top 5 Best Yoga Stretches for Runners

After running, you may find that your muscles feel tired and fatigued. Some stretching may help a little initially, but there are certain stretches (especially yoga poses) that will make you feel divine - if you do them correctly. Take a look below for the top 5 yoga poses for all runners and athletes alike.

1. Downward Dog

Benefits: arms and legs. YogaJournal.comsays downward dog, “stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches and hands, [and] strengthens the arms and legs.” This pose can also “calm the brain, energize the body, and relieve stress.”

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2. Pyramid

Benefits: spine, shoulders, and wrists. This pose stretches the legs, especially the hamstrings. Active.comsays Pyramid pose “calms the brain, stretches the spine, strengthens the legs, and improves posture and digestion.”


3. Pigeon

Benefits: hips. According to Harmony Yoga, Standing Pigeon “opens the hip joint, lengthens the hip flexor, stretches the thighs, gluteals, and piriformis muscles, and extends the groin and psoas.”


4. Forward Fold

Benefits: hips, hamstrings, and calves. This pose can calm the mind, reduce stress, stretch the back and legs, and strengthen the hamstrings.

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5. Hand to Toe Hold

Benefits: feet, ankles, legs, hips, and core. YogaJournal.comsays Hand to Toe Hold “strengthens the legs and ankles, stretches the backs of the legs, and improves your sense of balance.”

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These poses are fantastic to assist with general body tightness and ease any restriction or rigidity that running (or vigorous exercise) may cause. Practice them pre-run, post-run, or even before bed, and you’ll feel amazing!

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