SHINE YOUR LIGHT BRIGHTLY
Confidence & Self-Esteem
Surely, you’ve heard that confidence is one of the sexiest traits a man or woman can have. Confidence makes us hold our heads high, working and playing without second guessing ourselves. Confidence allows us to grab opportunities when they arise, without fear. Yet, so many of us continue to struggle. Building self-esteem begins in childhood when parents can help to build confidence in their children.
Self-confidence is a tool that can help you manage your fears, tackle life's challenges with more certainty, and maintain a positive mental attitude. Self-confidence is typically based on past experience, and improves as you build up a repertoire of success.
Related to confidence is self-esteem, which is your opinion of yourself. People with healthy self-esteem like themselves and value their achievements. While everyone lacks confidence occasionally, people with low self-esteem feel unhappy or unsatisfied with themselves most of the time.
Why Work With Confidence?
To increase good mental health to cultivate and boost positive self-esteem and confidence*.
To be more relaxed in social settings and when meeting new people. Because our belief in ourselves is internal and not reliant on the judgment of others, we can freely move about without fear of rejection.
Confident people are happier and more satisfied with their lives. Self-confidence can help you to take on the world with more energy and determination, resulting in better relationships, better quality work and a feeling of being connected.
Peak performance. Athletes, entrepreneurs, public speakers and actors all realize the importance of self-confidence. Lack of confidence can impede you from achieving, while self-confidence can help you overcome obstacles and pursue and use your skills you own to succeed.
*Essential oils won’t boost your self-esteem overnight and you need about 20 days of regular consistent usage to notice a change.
The Dangers of Low Self-Esteem
Low self-esteem can reduce the quality of a person’s life in many different ways, including:
Negative Feelings – Constant self-criticism leading to persistent feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, shame or guilt.
Relationship Problems – Persons with low self-esteem may tolerate all sorts of unreasonable behavior from partners because they believe they must earn love and friendship, cannot be loved or are not lovable. Alternatively, a person with low self-esteem may feel angry and bully other people.
Fear of Trying – The person may doubt his abilities or worth and avoid challenges.
Perfectionism – A person may push himself and become an over-achiever to ‘atone’ for what he or she sees as inferiority.
Fear of Judgment – A person with low self-esteem may avoid activities that involve other people, like sports or social events, because he is afraid he will be negatively judged. The person feels self-conscious and stressed around others and constantly looks for ‘signs’ of others’ dislike.
Low Resilience – A person with low self-esteem finds it hard to cope with a challenging life event because he (or she) already believes himself to be ‘hopeless.’
Lack of Self-Care – The person may care so little that he neglects or abuses himself, for example by substance abuse.
Low self-esteem can be remedied but it takes attention and daily practice. Keep in mind that essential oils won’t boost your self-esteem overnight and you need about 20 days of regular consistent usage to notice a change. Confidence formula is a definite aid to those struggling with unhappiness and issues of self-worth. It also acts as quick ‘kick-in’ when you need an extra boost of confidence.
Frankincense helps us let go of our ‘stuff’ (that overpacked suitcase that the ego insists on hauling everywhere), releasing our grip on insecurity, self-judgment, and material concerns. Frankincense is a formidable antioxidant too. According to a measurement for antioxidant activity called the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC), Frankincense has a measure of 630µTE/100g. And antioxidants work to ease stress, essentially gobbling it up (think Pac-Man) as it’s released.
Bergamot FCF* helps us in the areas of self-love, self-worth, self-acceptance, self-judgment, and self-loathing. This oil helps do the work necessary to step out of one’s fears of not being good enough, of holding back for fear of rejection. Bergamot instills validation within, allowing us to accept our authenticity while not worrying about the opinions of others.
Bergamot also helps in processing and releasing fear, blame, the need for approval, toxic shame, and emotional anguish. It may also relieve feelings of incompetence, inadequacy, or worthlessness by boosting confidence and empowerment. It can help alleviate depression with its concurrent symptoms of fatigue, sadness, low sex drive, lack of appetite, feelings of helplessness, and lack of interest in common activities.
*FCF indicates bergapten-free – there are no photosensitizing effects, making bergamot safe for topical applications prior to sun exposure.
Patchouli connects us to our own body, helping to release patterns of shame or ‘not being enough’ about our bodies, and enables us to feel more love and acceptance towards our physical self. It does this by acting as a grounding support, helping you to reconnect with and settle into your body. It is primarily used to align the heart chakra with the root and sacral chakras. It does this by releasing obsessions, insecurities and jealousies and enhancing our desire to live a fuller life.
Cardamom warms up a cold heart, helps when you are emotionally drained, builds up confidence and self-esteem and restores chi. Cardamom helps fight feelings of self-pity, mental overthinking, over-worrying, dizziness, mental fatigue and indecisiveness.
Black Pepper is an aphrodisiac. It increases self-confidence and is grounding and stabilizing. Some authorities recommend it for concentration and memory loss. It is known to heighten alertness, assertiveness, and improves the user's self-image.
The Confidence toner includes Buttercup flower essence which a healing message: it is safe ‘to come out of the water’ (the collective consciousness) and to shine one’s individual light, no matter how seemingly insignificant it might be. It helps those who hide their light, and also those who feel they must be shine more brilliantly than everyone in order to be recognized.
Tiger is traditionally associated with water and has all the characteristics of water including healing, power through gentle flow, and feminine energies. The noble, solitary, silent hunter has an air of independence and confidence. Tiger is therefore able to incorporate all of its abilities in order to achieve success. Tiger symbolizes clearing of the mind from distractions and the ability to be focused on the present moment. Call for Tiger’s medicine, assistance, guidance and help with matters of power, energy, strength and willpower in the face of adversity, acting in a timely manner with passion, devotion, confidence and courage.
Crystals & Gemstonesnes
Every Confidence roll-on bottle comes with a chip of a Green Aventurine. The Limited Edition roll-on comes with a roller ball made out of the Green Aventurine. This powerful stone is known as the ‘Lucky Talisman’ or ‘Stone of Opportunity’ for its good luck properties. Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and can help attract love later in life. It is one of the premier stones associated with luck, abundance and success. It has a particularly soothing energy and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues.