Cool Tool #8: Opening Your Heart: A Business Essential for Your Wholistic Business

You love most of your clients/customers. They’re great.

But there’s this person who pushes all your buttons. You find yourself not liking them. They irritate you. You cringe when you see them walk in the door.

 Or maybe there are times where you’re overstressed and everybody irritates you. You feel judgmental.

 Or you’ve lost some hope and feel a bit mopey.

 Or you find yourself being unloving to yourself.

It’s not who you want to be in your life or your business. First it doesn’t feel good to you.  It can’t feel great to them either. Second, it doesn’t fit with your values, with the kind of person you want to be.

 You’d like to feel compassion for others and their situation. You’d like to feel more compassionate for yourself. You’d like to shift from where you are and you could use some help.

Gentle and Powerful: A Great Combination

 Meet rose oil, your gentle, but powerful new friend. She’s a great ally when your happy and loving self seems to have taken a vacation and not invited you along.

While your loving self is sunning herself on the beach in Aruba, the unwanted relatives have taken up taken up residence in your spare room. Any of this crowd sound familiar?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Frustration
  • Fear
  • Despair
  • Grief/sadness
  • Tension
  • Emotional wounds
  • Lack of self love
  • Mistrust

 First, you don’t want this cast of characters on your support team. No masterminding with them. Sure, some healthy fear or anger can be an asset to you and your business. But too much time in their company and you won’t like the results. You’ll find your business stuck or attracting the wrong clients.

 Inviting in Compassion

Set the table for rose oil and invite her for a visit. Don’t be surprised when she shows up with a big suitcase. She has to store all those gifts somewhere. Here’s a list of the things you can ask her for help with.

  • Help you feel more compassionate and loving with yourself and others
  • Calm your nerves
  • Connect to your passion
  • Open your heart
  • Soothe your grief and sadness
  • Uplift your spirit
  • Improve your sleep
  • Reduce your anxiety (with positive effects similar to some pharmaceuticals, but without the negative side effects)

 Rose’s Downside

 Price. It’s a spendy little oil. A five-ml. bottle currently costs in the $110-150 range.  That’s approximately 100 drops of oil. In other words you’re spending more than a $1 per drop of oil

Don’t want to spend that much? Here are some solutions. You can purchase rose oil diluted in a carrier such as jojoba. That way you get the lovely fragrance at a more affordable price. How does $30ish for that same size bottle sound?

You can also look for rose floral water. (Floral waters are also called hydrosols and hydrolats.) Now you’re talking around $15 for 4 oz.

And just a side note, I disliked the smell of rose scented things until I smelled a true rose essential oil. Those plastic roses in the convenience store or the rose scented lotion at the local pharmacy are stinky fakes. Go for the real (and therapeutic) instead of the imposters. BTW-If you find a “bargain,” you’ve found a fake.

I’m curious. Do you like rose oil? Can you see a use for it for you? Do you have something you use instead?