Essential Oils are basically highly concentrated aromatic plant essences which are used in ‘Aromatherapy’. ‘Aroma’ can be described as “fragrance” a distinctive and pleasing smell, so technically yes it is ‘smell therapy’.
Our sense of smell is strongly associated with the limbic system in the brain which is directly linked to our senses which can affect our moods and memory. Hence smells are very personal and powerful, therefore a specific smell can bring back either good or bad memories of past experiences.
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries for the treatment of the mind, body and spirit.. and “No, you do not have to be ill to use essential oils”.
As I mentioned in my previous blog, everything is energy. Energy vibrates a frequency and every living thing has a frequency. Each essential oil has its specific frequency vibration hence giving them their individual therapeutic properties. Burning certain oils at home can not only create a pleasant ambient in the house but also uplift your mood. This way you can create a home that vibrates positive energies to benefit both you and your family.
Regardless of your religion or culture essential oils are a perfect way to uplift your mood and cleanse the energy of your house. I am not going to go into too much detail into every oil and in-depth scientific explanation about how all the other ways essential oils work as there are many books available containing a lot of information on aromatherapy and essential oils, therefore the below is just the basic to help you all get started on changing the vibration or creation of a pleasant ambient within your home:
Some common Essential Oils and their benefits:
Basil: mental fatigue, helps improve memory, helps promote happiness and is said to open the heart chakra
Bergamot: uplifting, encouraging, good for stress & depression
Camomile: relaxing, soothing, comforting,
Eucalyptus: cleansing, good for emotional stress
Frankincense: Peace, cleansing, uplifting, protection, connect to higher self, expands consciousness
Geranium: eases frustration and irritability, calms the mind, balances yin/yang energies, encourages communication
Juniper: cleanses the energy of the environment, helps release past negative emotions
Lavender: calming, healing, promotes harmony, used for clearing negative energies and neutralising ‘dis-harmonic’ frequencies
Lemon: increases clarity, uplifting, purification, refreshing feel
Orange: stress reduction, attracts abundance
Marjoram: emotional exhaustion
Myrrh: purifying / cleansing, used to bless objects, strengthens spirituality as it lifts vibrations
Patchouli: balances yin energies, associated with love and fertility, promotes stamina and physical energy
Pine: cleansing, dispels negative energies, promotes understanding
Peppermint: mental fatigue, stimulates the mind, helps improve memory, raises the vibration of an area
Rose: enhances sense of well-being, strengthens the will, associated with love, opens and heals heart chakra, activates yin/feminine energies
Rosemary: strengthens memory, increases mental power powerful cleansing and protective properties
Sage: purifying / cleansing, transforms and neutralises negative energies, protection, encourages connection with higher self
Sandalwood: raises your vibration, aligns the chakras, helps you connect with higher self,
Vetivert: purifies / cleanses auric field, good for grounding and protection as it enforces healthy energetic boundaries
Ylang Ylang: good for stress, relaxing, helps to centre self, grounding, releases fears and other negative emotions
Suggestions for different rooms in the house:
Bedroom: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Camomile, Vetivert
Study Room: Basil, Rosemary, Peppermint
Work Room: Basil, Rosemary, Peppermint
Meditation room: Frankincense, Myrr, Sandalwood, Sage
Living Room: Orange, Juniper, Geranium, Pine
Bathroom: Lemon, Pine
Kitchen: Lemon, Pine, Orange
Dining Room: Lemon, Orange, Pine
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