INFUSED, by Manntra

I took my first perfume mixing class when I was 10. I remember making perfumes in beautiful bottles and attaching a tiny hand-made greeting card along with it. From what I recollect, it was probably the first time I started saving up in my little brown pouch. In my perfume mixing class, I learnt what sort of fragrances and essential oils go together and I started experimenting with some combinations of my own. I’m not sure what happened and I sort of forgot about oils for a while. Maybe I was meant to focus on something else. Much later while figuring out a pain management plan for EDS, I started mixing various oils (all over again) to help me in different situations, be it physical pain, mental stress, fatigue, sleeplessness or hyperfocus.

I personally love using oils as a part of my self-care ritual and Ayurveda routine and have seen how certain blends have helped me greatly. Combining my childhood perfume making knowledge + my understanding of oils over the last few years of reading and research, I wanted to share some of these blends with the rest of the world.

So…Here’s introducing INFUSED, by Manntra.co

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Rose + Marjoram | Body Oil

My very first mixture is a unique blend of Rose + Marjoram. This is a natural infusion of pure and organic ingredients, Rose + Marjoram + sweet almond & grapeseed carrier oil, embellished with visually soothing, dried red and pink rose petals. Rose is known for its uplifting and healing properties and marjoram for its general warming effect. Both are natural nervines (medicine for the nerves) – rose helps to calm the nervous system while marjoram helps to strengthen it. This combination also helps with muscle fatigue and restlessness. Rose + Marjoram is a great tonic for the heart-center and shouts nothing but love – love of all kinds & all things love.

Rose

  1. Antidepressant
  2. Antispasmodic
  3. Antiseptic
  4. Nervine – calming effect on the nervous system
  5. Utterly Romantic <3

Marjoram

  1. Warming effect & improves circulation
  2. Antispasmodic
  3. Cephalic – Fuels the brain and relieves headache
  4. Nervine – strengthens the nervous system

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From the samples that I gave out, the 3 most common words I received as description for this oil were – love, nurturing and uplifting – and believe it or not, that is exactly what I wanted to hear! I was going ckASJhgfihasfhkwhfkjankdam from inside, feeling extremely giggly and excited.

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Each infusion is made to order, so please allow at least 12 business days for it to be ready. It will be carefully hand-crafted, with much love, patience and care from me :) You might be reminded of a snow globe from your childhood when you receive one of these – beautiful golden-amber oil with pretty rose petals floating around – it’s magical to look at!

As of now, I’m only taking orders over email – hello@manntra.co

50 ml – SGD28

Payment will be via Paypal

You can also call me at +65 97163976 for more information.

I’ve got more blends coming up soon, but until then, treat yourself to some much needed self-care and have your mind and body thank you for your time and love ❤︎

❊ Important note – This oil is not suitable for anyone with allergies to nuts. Other options will be available soon!

Down.

 One of those days when all you can do is sleep with oils and hot packs.

My sleep was terrible last night. In fact, I haven’t been sleeping too well and I assume it’s because I’m still getting used to my new place. I usually need some extra time to settle in and get used to a new space. We all do I suppose.
It took me a while to fall asleep last night and I got up far too early. 5:20am? I woke up feeling extremely cold; to a point that I was shivering and needed to wear a sweatshirt, put on my socks, switch off the AC and get myself two hot packs to hold on to. Getting out of bed was a challenge because I hadn’t slept enough and my back as tight and in pain. Nope, I didn’t get a dream and nor did I wake up feeling anything. I just woke up feeling abnormally cold.

No, I wasn’t running a fever either. I checked. My temperature was kind on the lower side instead. I don’t usually get up because it’s too cold in my room. I’d get up if it gets too hot sometimes. The AC needs servicing, so you can imagine, it really wasn’t that cold to begin with. I decided to push myself out of bed, even if I was freezing to death, and start with my day. I had to because my brain was active (tired, but active) and my body didn’t want to cooperate. I know it needed rest but staying in bed wasn’t helping.

Within an hour or so, I got back in bed again. There was no way I could’ve continued with the day. There is no way I’m going to be able to sit with my laptop or get anything done, even though my brain could handle it. It doesn’t even seem like a work-from-bed day. Today, my body needs extra care and rest and that’s what it has to get.

That’s just how it is – every day looks different, yet can feel the same.
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Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint oil helps with muscle spasms and aches associated with connective tissue disorders. I mix a few drops into a carrier oil (almond,olive, coconut etc),lightly massage the joint(s) and area around it, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before taking a warm shower. It is also very refreshing and is supposed to uplift a gloomy mood – just about what I need when my back is in so much pain.
It’s been 9 days now and the pain hasn’t subsided – I’ve only been eating, sleeping and showering because I feel too tired for anything else. I managed to step out for dinner for a while and like most other times, though the food was freaking delicious, the pain made it hard to really enjoy . It’s quite impossible to distract myself from the pain (in 2012, I used to try really hard to do it and was told many times to “just forget about it” or “don’t think about it” and it never worked) so I’m trying to listen to the pain more this time so I can do what it needs out of me. I usually alternate between sitting and standing while I’m out for dinner and these days even if it may look odd and I’ve got people looking at me, I don’t get bothered like before. I have to do what I have to do and I’ve gotten comfortable with it now. I remember the time I would feel too conscious (e.g. carrying a donut shaped pillow to sit on because I couldn’t rest my butt on any surface due to my sublaxed tailbone was embarrassing then and now it doesn’t matter) about these things and now it’s different. The way I perceive pain has changed greatly over the past few years – pain can be draining, both mentally and physically, but it allows me to work with my body more and helps me understand it better each time.
Okay, I get that Peppermint oil has no direct relationship with what I just typed but that’s okay. SO, going back to Peppermint essential oil, I’ve been using it quite often on my back past couple of days and I plan to continue. It’s like one of those things that can’t possibly hurt. Goodnight!💕#backinjury #patience #peppermint #oil #therapy #strength #HMS #EDS #selfcare #day9 #mytapestory