Our former VP, Brand & Creative Kiara LeBlanc knows a thing or two about cultivating a dream job, and was honored to join fellow female leaders for a beauty industry panel at the recent Create & Cultivate conference in New York City. Moderated by Michelle Lee, editor-in-chief of Allure, Kiara shared wisdom on what it means to be a woman in business today and how she stays well the 100% natural way.
When she needs a reboot, she reaches for essential oil blends to help shift her mind and body into a greater state of wellness whenever she needs it, wherever she finds herself. Whether you are running from meeting to meeting, or jumping from conference call to boardroom presentation, here are three wellness tips Kiara recommends for maintaining your well-being at work.
1. Breathe deep and calm the presentation jitters
“You’ve got five minutes until the big meeting – you’re feeling the stress, but you want to shine. I reach for a balancing blend of geranium, roman chamomile and orange to help me get in the zone in mere seconds with the help of a Saje Breath.”
How to do a Saje Breath
- Pick your favorite essential oil blend (we recommend Stress Release) and roll onto the palm of your hand
- Rub both hands together to activate the essential oils
- Cup your hands over nose and mouth and take a deep breath
- Hold your breath for a count of three, then release slowly
- Repeat as often as you like (and definitely before you deliver a big presentation)
2. Get over the 3pm slump with a mist
“Instead of reaching for your second almond milk latté, recharge with uplifting spearmint, bright lemon and eucalyptus. Carve out a moment for yourself by spritzing Refresh Energizing Mist and pick your energy back up, the natural way.” Anytime you need a pick-me-up, mist three pumps of Energy into the air above your head, close your eyes and breathe deep.
3. Diffuse calm in a high-traffic office space
You’ve got an end-of-day deadline and it feels like someone has plunked your desk down on the subway platform during rush hour. Keep an Ultrasonic Diffuser (we love the sleek Aroma Om in white) by your desk and create a natural sanctuary, no matter how busy your office is. Our Deep Breath Revitalizing Diffuser Blend was formulated to encourage deep, clearing breaths and a state of groundedness. Eucalyptus and peppermint are powerful essential oils for bringing energy and clarity to the mind.
“Diffusing essential oils is my escape to nature. Depending on the blend I choose, I can create the experience I am craving. Essential oil blends act as a fast, natural way to tune out the buzz of my surroundings and that never ending to-do list and to connect back to nature.”