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 energetic balance back to the body and mind, and promote emotional wellbeing.
Essential oils are composed of tiny molecules which can easily be penetrated by the body.
When the essences are inhaled they enter the body, via the cells that line the nasal passages, which then send messages to the brain via the olfactory senses. These messages are directly picked up by the limbic system.
The limbic system is a part of the brain which controls the major functions of the body and has a major impact on the emotions and emotional memory (responsible for sparking nostalgia through certain scents). When the limbic system receive the oil’s message, it in turn responds to the request, whether that be to heal the body, calm the mind or both.
The following essential oils have many therapeutic benefits, but I will mainly list their energetic and emotional balancing qualities.
These oils not only heal but also help remove emotional energy held within the body (or within the pranic sheath), one’s own or those picked up from others.
Basil: 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 fragrancer as mood-lifter.
Chamomile: Known for its sedative and anti-inflammatory benefits, it 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).
Frankincense: Has an uplifting effect and aids concentration by clearing the mind of cluttering thoughts (also known to retain youth and smooth wrinkles… always good to know). Frankincense is excellent to use when you need a clear head for work, etc.
Geranium: Unusually, it is both sedative and uplifting and 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).
Jasmine: Is a mood enhancer. It helps balance the emotions, lifts anxiety and depression (also known to be an aphrodisiac).
Lavender: Extraordinarily versatile. If you are going to get any essential oil this is the one to have. Its sedative and tonic effects makes lavender an amazing balancer for the emotional body. The aroma has the ability to instantly relax both body and mind and clear the negative energy that may have travelled home with you. (Also anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and more.)
Neroli: Another great oil to use if you have been out in busy public places. An excellent sedative, anti-depressant and re-balancer. Neroli counters shock, anxiety and hysteria. It is a great sleep aid and brings about calm to the energetic body.
Rose: An all-round mood enhancer and general tonic. Helps balance the hormones and will clear a muggy head and mental fatigue.
Clary Sage: Has both uplifting and relaxing qualities and is known for its sedative and euphoric effects, good for insomnia, anxiety and depression, it also helps balance the hormones.
Ylang-Ylang: A great relaxer (if used sparingly can get a bit heady and overpowering if too much used), 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 needed.
Use in baths, fragrancers, room sprays, candles, body and facial oils, on a handkerchief or pillow.
Hope this helps on your Empath journey.
Until next time…
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