As promised, back to our regularly-scheduled content. Today’s post? Calming supplements and techniques for the deceased!
Don’t worry, this’ll just be a short simple one.
So, first off, we might all be dead in one way or another but it usually doesn’t stop our noses from working. I mean, that’s the whole thing between vampires and werewolves and all right? We can smell things like animals (no offence meant, were-creatures), and so why not apply this on a regular basis with things like essential oils? Or, you know...just grow the plants themselves.
Anyway. Since most of us still have a basis in being human, things like lavender, sandalwood, and frankincense are a couple of good calming scents to start off with. You can try and grow the plants yourself if you’ve got the space and soil for them, or you can pick up a bottle of eco-friendly, sustainably-made essential oils from your local dealer for something a bit stronger. There are a few eco-friendly products that just have the smell injected into them (things like lotions or candles) but I’ve personally found that essential oils have the best scent and are the less dangerous for those of us that can’t really handle fire (non-living flesh can burn really fast, so be careful if you decide on candles), and try not to get something with paraffin wax.
You can also try out some incense if you want, but again, be careful with the fire end of it. And try to make sure you get good brands that use eco-friendly materials.
The second technique is to use your ears; most of us can still hear, so if you find a way to access the web, you can likely find sounds that are soothing to you and a way to take them with you, like using a phone or a portable CD-player or something like that.
Now, this last technique may or may not be for some of the...less flexible non-living among us (zombies in particular, but if there are some older, more fragile vampires, they may want to skip this one as well), and it might be an unusual suggestion, but hear me out: Yoga.
Or Tai-Chi. Or really any kind of slow, meditative exercise.
This technique seems odd to suggest to the non-human and non-living, since usually exercise is useful to humans because it lets toxins out through sweat and all of that stuff. We don’t have that option (I’ve yet to meet a vampire that sweats; if you’re out there, let me know! I’d love to talk and see why you’re still sweating through your afterlife), but we can all use a bit of calming motion and centering meditation. That’s why I suggested this particular technique; most human exercise has a sort of centering aspect, whether it’s sitting still and reciting affirmations or listening to the rhythmic noise of running shoes on concrete. We may not be completely human anymore, but I’ve found a session of calming yoga once a week (at least) really helps me to go through the rest of the week with more focus and determination. Plus it really helps during those days where the afterlife seems to be getting out of control.
Alright, so I said it’d be short and I apparently lied. But still. There’s two afterlife supplements (essential oils and a soothing playlist) and a technique (exercise) for calming the restless spirit in all of us.
Interested but unsure which products are right for you? Drop me a line or find me at the market and I’ll give you a list of my favorite essential oils, online playlists specifically for calming the mind, and/or some of my best yoga poses to start off with!
Stay green as always my friends,
Trevor the Vegan Vampire
Turned to the vegan lifestyle near the end of 2013, never looked back. Working to spread the love. Big believer that shame does no one good and peace is the way to a happy after-life.