Let’s address the role of love in caregiving.

I can hear those of you who are professional caregivers saying to yourselves “This has no place. I am to keep these relationships professional.” Let’s stop a moment and look at “love”. 

 

Love is…

It is a powerful word. It is a noun and a verb.

As a noun it is “a warm attraction, an attachment or devotion, a beloved person, the object of admiration.” So as a noun love has little to do with the person in your care. I may have more to do with your work. Your attachment to your work.

As a verb, it applies more to action and approach. We treat people in “loving” ways. We care for them with concern and dignity even when they are cranky or difficult.

Love has another place in caregiving.  While we may hear little about self-love, it is my belief it is a part of self-care.

How we think of ourselves, how we treat ourselves matters.

The oil of divine love

It is interesting roses are often given to those we love. As an essential oil, rose is the oil of divine love.

Rose essential oil is a labor-intensive production process with a very low yield; it takes about 1,160,000 freshly picked rose petals to produce only one ounce (30 mL) of Rose essential oil. Because the petals are so delicate, the distillation process must happen the same day that the flower is harvested. But, from this labor comes an essential oil known for its sweet floral aroma that’s beautiful and romantic. Rose essential oil helps balance moisture levels in skin, reduces the appearance of skin imperfections, and promotes healthy and even skin tone. The uplifting aroma of Rose is an intriguing mixture of depth and complex sweetness.

dōTERRA®’s Rose Touch is just one way you can:

  • Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections.
  • Promotes an even skin tone and healthy complexion.
  • Emotionally uplifting.
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation.

If you would like assistance placing an order for essential oils, I’m happy to do so.

Love yourself. Make time for self-care.