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Yoga Magazine: Bliss founder Zoe Watson - Healing essential oils for springtime

Yoga Magazine: Bliss founder Zoe Watson - Healing essential oils for springtime

Yoga Magazine: Bliss founder Zoë Watson – Healing essential oils for springtime

Yoga Magazine: Bliss founder Zoe Watson - Healing essential oils for springtime

Yoga Magazine: Bliss founder Zoë Watson – Healing essential oils for springtime

Yoga Magazine: Bliss founder Zoe Watson - Healing essential oils for springtime

Yoga Magazine: Bliss founder Zoë Watson – Healing essential oils for springtime

MARCH 2020

Healing essential oils for springtime

Words: Zoë Watson
Zoë Watson – Founder of Bliss Sanctuary for Women

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder, Australian Zoe Watson, is a successful international business woman his personal journey lead her to set up Bliss Sanctuary for Women – a holistic haven of tranquility for women in need of an unparalleled escape from the everyday.

I am a huge believer in the power of essential oils for creating an atmosphere of clarity and relaxation. Not only do these amazing scents help us relax, but they have a variety of benefits from improving our quality of sleep to increasing our focus.

Using essential oils couldn’t be easier, and their versatility means that you can find a way that works best for you. Essential oils can be used in diffusers, through steam inhalation or can be sprayed throughout the room using a scent bottle. Oils can be dropped into a hot bath or applied directly to the skin when diluted with a carrier oil.

Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils to help them absorb into the skin without causing irritation, these can include coconut oil, avocado oil and jojoba oil among many others. At Bliss we love to put just a few drops of fragrant oil into our wellness baths along with coconut oil and flower petals for a luxurious bathing experience.

One of the most incredible things about essential oils is that each scent can have a personal effect on the wearer. Certain smells evoke individual memories, so by using a scent that makes us a recall a time we were relaxed and happy, it can help us to re-centre, connect with our inner child or allow for a deeper focus into a positive mind-set.


Lavender is the perfect oil for destressing because the depth of the scent promotes calmness and wellness. The soothing nature of the smell of lavender can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which makes it the perfect sleep aid for those of us who find our minds racing when it’s time to settle down. Try putting a few drops on a cotton pad and placing it under your pillow at night to drift into a restorative anxiety free sleep.


While essential oils are wonderful for switching off from the pressures of the working day, they are also an incredible aid for positively increasing your motivation. The fresh and uplifting scent of peppermint is an invigorator, which can be a wonderful remedy if you find yourself out of focus during the afternoon slump. Dilute a few drops of peppermint oil with your chosen carrier oil and place on the wrists or Temple to help boost your workplace clarity.


If you find yourself reluctantly dragging yourself out of bed in the mornings, wild orange could be the scent for you. The sweet, zesty citrus smell is ideal for creating an uplifting environment. When you wake up in the morning try spritzing a bottle of diluted wild orange oil around the room – the refreshing scent will boost your mood, allowing you to start the day feeling happy and fresh.


Instead of spritzing myself with a perfume, I use a roller ball with my favourite essential oil, dabbing a little on both wrists and onto my neck. Jasmine is a wonderful signature scent as it promotes positivity and has a calming effect which can be ideal if you have a stressful day ahead. These are just five of the hundreds of amazing essential oils with healing and reinvigorating benefits. I recommend that as your experience spring-time, you should make it a resolution to be aware of the effect that sense of smell can have on your mood – and there is no better way to do that than integrating beautiful essential oils into your daily routines.


One of our popular wellness baths at Bliss is the detox bath – which helps to relieve the body and mind of toxicity and negative energy. Detox baths can be created using a variety of different oils and I particularly love grapefruit. Grapefruit oil is an all-round incredible healer, helping to reduce stress, enhance mood, improve digestion and fight fatigue. Try infusing grapefruit oils with Epsom salts in a warm bath for a revitalising and cleansing moment of calm.

Bliss Sanctuary For Women, empowering women to travel solo with a tailored Bali retreat holiday just for you.

Follow your bliss your way with an experience completely tailored to you. More than a retreat for women, it’s your personal time out for rejuvenation and wellness. This Bali holiday is free of group schedules so you can choose to do as much or as little as you like. From unlimited sightseeing, unlimited massages, unlimited yoga, meditation, healers, plentiful and yummy food, shopping, personal drivers to take you anywhere you would like to go…  it’s all up to you.

Check out our Bali Packages and remember they are all completely flexible so you can change anything you would like once here.

We would love to meet you!

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