Simply Resilient, a collaboration with Simply Being Therapy

As an aromatherapist focused on helping people relieve their stress through the means of essential oils, I was super excited when Dr. Barbie Hessel, a clinical psychotherapist and the founder of Simply Being Therapy (Nashville, TN), reached out to collaborate with us. We had a wonderful conversation about how she helps her clients heal through somatic therapy and applying different holistic approaches to the practice, such as sound therapy and herbal teas, to help connect one’s mind and body. She came across our aromatherapy inhaler and wanted to offer it as another method available as a healing, sensory experience for her clients. 

 Dr. Hessel has many clients that are trauma survivors, and asked me to formulate a special essential oil blend to promote resilience and offer a grounding sensation. Her intention behind this blend was to be able to offer her clients something to grab from their pocket any time they feel unsettled or anxious. Some of the keywords I thought of when creating this blend were: strengthening, uplifting, centering, cooling, balancing, and comforting. After a few different formulations, Dr. Barbie and I finalized on the below essential oil blend: 

Simply Resilient Formula Breakdown

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

  • Improves confidence
  • Helps balance mind and body
  • Helps prevent dark thoughts and nightmares

Lemon (Citrus limon)

  • Increases one’s sense of humor
  • Antidepressant
  • Uplifting 

Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

  • Enhances spirituality
  • Soothes
  • Releases anger and anxiety

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

  • Increases energy
  • Emotional balance
  • cooling

Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)

  • Counteracts shock
  • Improves focus

To use, deeply inhale for 4 seconds, then slowly exhale for 6 seconds. I hope that Dr. Barbie’s clients reach for the inhaler every time they feel the need to, and carry it around with them as an amulet. Inhale, be well. 

The inhaler is available for purchase at Simply Be Well online shop