After the Monday I had last week, I was convinced that I was going through Blue Monday. Between traffic lights not working, almost missing my train to work, my bag breaking, and a hole in my shoe (YES – a hole in my shoe), my mood, as you can imagine, was less than stellar.


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As bad as it was, my Monday mood was more the result of a series of unfortunate events than the “blues” so when a friend told me that Blue Monday is actually the 3rd Monday in January (it’s today, folks!), I knew reinforcements would be key – anything to keep the potential blues at bay!

Blue Monday is said to be the most depressing day of the year and I’m sure you can understand why. The holidays are over, family and friends have returned to their lives, bills with December’s over-spending need to be paid, it’s always cold(!); for some, it can be a rough time.

Thankfully, natural remedies such as essential oils and teas, are really having their moment as effective methods of calming stress and anxiety.


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Viva Scandinavia, for instance, offers vibrant, soothing blends that elevate both your tea drinking experience and your mood. Superfood ingredients such as green tea increase dopamine and serotonin, while Chamomile helps to reduce anxiety. Lemongrass, ginger, saffron, and turmeric assist with worry, irritability, feelings of depression and so much more.

Couple your new favorite tea with some aromatherapy, and you have yourself a pretty relaxing evening. Aromatherapy is the practice of using pure essential oils to improve your well-being. Puressentiel offers essential oils such as lavender, lemon, and eucalyptus known for either their sedating or uplifting effects, as well as blends appropriately named “Relax” and “Positive Energy”. The best part: they can all be used in Puressentiel’s portable cordless ultrasonic diffuser for some relaxation on the go.


See below for how to pair Viva Scandinavia teas with Puressentiel essential oils and diffuser for the ultimate peace-inducing night in.

Here’s to good health and good vibes.

Labyrinth Blend Ayurvedic Herbs & Green Tea

The practice of labyrinth walking, like Hindu Ayurvedic medicine, and the Japanese tea ceremony, integrates the body with the mind and the mind with the spirit. This soothing blend contains Japanese sencha green tea, tulsi (holy basil), saffron, fennel, licorice, star anise, orange peel, peppermint, and lemongrass.

Reiki Blend Ayurvedic Herbs & Green Tea

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Designed by Viva Scandinavia’s resident Reiki Master, the colors in this delicious blend represent the seven Chakras found in Indian holistic medicine. The enchanting aroma alone will invigorate you to good health.

Puressentiel Positive Energy Oils for Diffusion

5 essential oils with toning and revitalizing properties, to regain your verticality and focus, to draw new and positive energy and to achieve perfect body/spirit harmony. Puressentiel Relax Essential Oils for Diffusion – 10 essential oils with calming, soothing, relaxing and pacifying properties, to help naturally promote relaxation and sleep.

Puressentiel Ultrasonic Diffuser Diffuse & Go

This small yet mighty cordless diffuser is versatile to use on-the-go or at home, and can last up to 40 hours with a single charge! With three modes to choose from and color-changing lighting, this diffuser is perfect for when you need some time to decompress.


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