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R&R Refocus: Origin Story
Have you ever felt so safe in a place or environment that you never wanted to leave? Or that you wanted to keep going back whenever you felt (your word)?
That is what R&R Refocus represents for me. One of the safe spaces I continue to go back to for support and grounding is my mental health counselor’s office. This blend started as a gift for my current counselor. It was a room spray using sweet grass hydrosol with lemon, clove bud, and clary sage essential oils.
That blend reminds me of feeling safe and accepted as my authentic self so that I can open up/be me. It reminds me that I am safe wherever I am because the tools and coping strategies are always with me in my mind.
The new version of R&R Refocus contains only essential oils and works best as an inhalation only product because of safety concerns with using lemongrass essential oil on the skin.
Ingredient List (essential oils)
- Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass)
- Citrus limon (Lemon)
- Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage)
- Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove Bud)
I would give you the original recipe, but I gave it as a freebie in a guest post for OganicFacts.net back when I thought about writing for that website on a regular basis. Back then, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever use the lemon oil recipe again other than as a gift for my counselor. The editors liked the content and we got along fine, but I didn’t like the restraints that came with being a freelance writer.
With potential copyright violations in mind, I spent a month or two in 2020 revising R&R Refocus for oil-based inhalation products instead.
Product Options: R&R Refocus line
Product 1 is the inhaler
Product 2 is the stock blend.
If you are a person who uses essential oil blends for a variety of purposes or prefers diffusers and room sprays, I recommend the stock blend.
Depending on your skin sensitivity, existing medical conditions, being pregnant or nursing, or types of medications you use, R&R Refocus may be usable for wash off products like hand soaps and house cleaners. But that is not recommended unless you are:
- familiar with the safety concerns of lemongrass essential oil
- confident in your aromatherapy knowledge/skills
- willing to pay for a consultation that allows me to customize R&R Refocus for you
The first products available in the web store will be inhalers.
Why Inhalers and Stock Blends only?
- Portable size that can be used discreetly anywhere inside or outside the home
- Versatile in that one inhaler can support an individual in man different stressful or tense environments
- Reusable as long as you can remove the plastic cap on the bottom of the container
- Easy to use and inexpensive
- Long lasting – inhalers can last 6 months to 1 year depending on how it is stored and how often it is used
The stock blend will be available by special request because that product takes longer to make, has a shorter shelf life, and is in limited quantity at this time.
How My Counselor & I use Reframe the Tension
My counselor uses it in her office – often when she starts work. Sometimes she will re-spray parts of the room throughout the day too. When asked, she gave me permission to share that other clients enjoyed the scent too.
I use it as an inhaler for busy days at work and evenings writing blog posts. It helps me calm down and feel settled so I can focus on the tasks in front of me.
Disclaimer: I am not an expert by any means. Not a therapist, medical or mental health professional. I do not diagnose, treat, or tell people