Could excessive screen time be harming your family’s health?
Technology has amazing potential to make our lives easier, but 24/7 bombardment of digital interaction can negatively impact mind, body and spirit. A recent study from Common Sense Media shows screen time use for entertainment is at an all-time high1.
Do you find yourself feeling distracted? Texting while driving? Checking your phone for no reason throughout the day? You may need a digital detox if your device:
- Keeps you up late or interferes with your ability to fall asleep
- Takes over quality time with friends and family
- Interferes with your ability to finish work or complete homework
We get it – change can be difficult, especially when it comes to our dependency on screens. However, if you find yourself saying, “that’s me!” to any of the above, it may be time to take a digital detox.
What is a “Digital Detox”?
“Detoxing” comes from the idea of fasting to release negative influences and restore the mind, body, and spirit. Like a food-based or digestive detox, a “digital detox” is designed to reduce stress, overstimulation and habits associated with the overuse of screens and technology.
Screen Habits & Dopamine
Experts in technology and content design know that we’re easily hooked by biological instincts. Social media can be addictive because it’s organized and designed to make us feel a lift through a dopamine spike.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, or natural chemical, produced by our brains to motivate our behaviors. This chemical is released when we eat delicious food, exercise or engage in positive social interactions. In other words, our brains reward us for positive actions so we’ll repeat them! Technology utilizes this same dopamine reward pathway in our brain.
Breaking the cycle – essential oils to the rescue!
Introducing three new wellness blends to reclaim your health from technology overload.
As with eating a delicious meal or spending time with friends, so, too, can experiencing aroma have an impact on the dopamine response. Replacing screen time with the mindful use of essential oils to engage the olfactory system can help to refocus our energy and cultivate a sense of wellness.
We created three Certified Organic Essential Oil blends especially formulated to aid you in a “digital detox.” Use them to reduce stress and overstimulation, become more fully present in the moment and allow your mind and body to rest and recharge.
As you work to reduce screen time, utilize our Unplug wellness formulas to release tension, become more fully present in the moment, and experience some well-deserved rest.
Digital Detox – Unplug & Recharge
Use this sparkling, energetic blend to revive your mind and body while easing feelings of addiction and technology overload. Lemon, spicy Ginger and bold Black Spruce are softened with Juniper Berry and Rosemary ct Cineole to promote blood flow to the brain and support adrenal function. Diffuse 10-15 drops or blend 1-2 drops with carrier oil and apply to lower back (adrenal area).
Find Focus – Concentration Boost
Chase away the “brain fog” and be present in the here and now with this brain-friendly blend of Grapefruit, Sweet Orange, Peppermint and Lemongrass. Formulated to support focus and encourage a positive mood, this blend is especially helpful for work, school, meditation, sports and travel.
Down Time – Rest & Relaxation
Technology is not known to be conducive to proper rest. Unwind with this peaceful blend formulated to support deep relaxation and sound sleep. Notes of Sweet Orange and Lavender are balanced by Cedarwood and Chamomile to soothe the senses and promote your nervous system. Settle in, let go of the day and give your wellbeing a chance to catch up.
Unplug Essential Oil Wellness Kit
This set contains the complete regimen of our new Unplug wellness formulas. Specially discounted at three for the price of two, this makes a great gift for others or for yourself!
How to Use:
Add 5-10 drops in an ultrasonic diffuser and enjoy!
Rub one drop between palms, lightly cover face and breathe deeply 5 times.
Mix a drop of any of these blends with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond or jojoba oil, and apply to pulse points on the inner wrists.