After spending time in public places and around draining people, or just when the stresses of life bring us down, the last thing we may want to do is sit in meditation or do energy clearing techniques to realign ourselves.
When affected by the energy of a hectic world, the idea of waving a healing wand to rebalance and recharge is a most appealing idea. And this is where essential oils come in.
Essential oils work like a magical elixir and have many incredible benefits, they are the perfect way for a busy Empath to stay in balance. The oils help still the mind, clear energy, aid restful sleep and return us to a state of equilibrium.
The value of essential oils has been known for more than 6000 years, not only for their amazing healing properties but for their ability to bring balance back to the body and mind, and promote emotional wellbeing.
Essential oils are composed of tiny molecules that are easily penetrated by the body.
When the essences are inhaled through the nose, the cells that line the nasal passages send a message to the limbic system in the brain, via the olfactory senses. These messages then act as instructions for the limbic system.
The limbic system is a part of the brain that controls the major functions of the body and has a huge impact on the emotions and emotional memory (it is also responsible for sparking nostalgia through certain scents). When the limbic system receive the oil’s message it responds to the request and takes action, whether that be to heal the body, calm the mind or both.
Depending on the oil will depend on the instruction the body gets. For example: with lavender the message will be one of relaxation, if it’s jasmine oil the message will be to promote calm to the body.
The following essential oils are brilliant for the Empath, and have many therapeutic benefits. Not only do they help heal physical ailments but they also work to remove emotional energy held within the body, or within the aura, and act as incredible Empath elixirs.
You can use the oils listed below in diffusers, room sprays, candles, body and facial oils, on a handkerchief, on your pillow, and even in your bath.
Ideal as a nerve tonic, it lifts fatigue, anxiety and depression. Basil is both relaxing and uplifting. Great to use a few drops in a diffuser as mood-lifter.
Known for its sedative and anti-inflammatory benefits, chamomile is an excellent sleep aid and helps balance the hormones. Good to add a few drops on your pillow at night or add to a bath (with a carrier oil).
This oil has an uplifting effect and aids concentration by clearing the mind of cluttering thoughts (also known to promote youthfulness and smooth wrinkles). Frankincense is excellent to use when you need a clear head for work.
Unusually, this oil is both sedative and uplifting. It is invaluable for treating depression and nervous tension. Geranium is great to use when you’ve been ‘peopled’ and need to rebalance (also great for skin).
A fantastic mood enhancer, Jasmine helps balance the emotions, lifts anxiety and depression, and calms the energy (it is also known to be an aphrodisiac).
This is an extraordinarily versatile oil. If you are going to get any essential oil, Lavender is the one to buy. Its sedative and tonic effects makes lavender an amazing balancer for the emotions. The aroma can instantly relax both body and mind and clear any negative energy that may have travelled home with you. (It is also anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and more.)
Another great oil to use if you have been out in busy public places. Neroli is an excellent sedative, anti-depressant and re-balancer, it can help with shock, anxiety and hysteria. It is a great sleep aid and brings about calm to the energetic body.
An all-round mood enhancer and general tonic, Rose helps balance the hormones and will clear a muggy head and mental fatigue.
This oil has both uplifting and relaxing qualities and is known for its sedative and euphoric effects. Clary Sage is good for insomnia, anxiety and depression, and it also helps balance the hormones.
A great relaxer (if used sparingly can get a bit heady and overpowering if too much used), Ylang-Ylang is highly recommended for anxiety, depression and insomnia.
With the exception of lavender, never use essential oils directly on the skin, always dilute with a carrier oil (e.g. almond, rapeseed or olive oil) first. Essential oils are incredibly concentrated so use sparingly. A few drops are generally all that is required for any ailment.
If you would like to learn more about natural remedies that help the Empath stay in balance you may find this post helpful: The incredible benefits of garlic for the Empath, or if you are looking for more ways to stay grounded and/or protected click here.
Hope this helps on your Empath journey.
Until next time…
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