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How Essential Oils Work.."On the spirit".

Essential oils on the spirit

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to enhance spiritual practice. From the use in traditional ceremonies to supporting personal spiritual practices such as meditation, essential oils help to support spiritual attainment.

Promote spiritual pursuit

Essential oils have been used for millennia. Historically, oils such as frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, cedarwood, and rose have been used in religious ceremonies. Oh well chosen fragrance can calm breathing, settle and focus the mind, and create a sense of intent.

Enhance mindful practice

Aromas that calm the mind or help to lift the spirits, found in oils such as lavender, elemi, and Bergamot, can be used to enhance focus during practices such as meditation, yoga, and breathing techniques.

Energy and Chi

In some traditional practices, essential oils are used to clear blockages in the “chakras”, believed to be the energy centres in the body that relate to specific glands and organs. Chakras are said to be connected by meridians, which are described as channels through which vital energy or “chi” flows. Blockages in these areas are thought to lead to poor health in the related part of the body, the illustration below shows the position of the seven chakras. Specific essential oils are associated with different chakras, or centres, and are recommended to help bring balance and healing to these areas full stop

The crown chakra

At the top of the head governs the pineal gland and our inner self.

Oils such as frankincense, Rose, Jasmine, lavender, and elemi correspond with this area.

The brow chakra aka The third eye

Located just above and between the eyes, it is connected to the pituitary gland and rules memory and mind. Oils such as myrrh, sandalwood, and Jasmine can be used to treat blockages here.

The throat chakra

Covers the area of the throat and the thyroid gland and relates to communication. Try lavender, chamomile, clary sage, cajuput, Peppermint, geranium, and Rosemary to treat this area.

The heart chakra

Located around the heart and upper body, affects well-being. Useful oils include rose, Bergamot, Lemon balm, chamomile, neroli, sandalwood, and Palmarosa.

The solar plexus chakra

Includes organs in the upper abdomen and is connected to self-esteem. Try ginger, manuka, coriander, lavender, orange, marjoram and helichrysum.

The sacral chakra

Located in the lower abdomen, this is linked to the reproductive system and responds to essential oils such as sandalwood, Jasmine, Rose, ylang ylang, orange, and geranium.

The base chakra

At the base of the spine, connects to our ability to feel grounded. Oils that help healing here include myrrh, cedarwood, patchouli, petitgrain ,benzoin, carrot and vetiver.

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