Spiritual Healing Benefits of Using Aromatherapy Essential Oils
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a complementary holistic therapy that uses essential oils and an ancient practice which uses essential oils and other aromatic compounds with the aim of improving your health and mood. Dating back to 6,000 years. The Ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Romans and Greeks used aromatic oils for healing, health, medical, as perfumes and in religious ceremonies.
Aromatherapy oils, or essential oils, are extremely concentrated. They are basically plant extracts derived and extracted from plants, flowers, leaves, roots, peel, resin bark and seeds. They each have very distinctive therapeutic properties, which can be utilised to improve health and prevent disease. The science behind using them to improve our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing is that our sense of smell is directly connected to the part of the brain that processes emotions.
By simply smelling various essential oils (or a combination of them), our brains become stimulated and depending on the particular healing powers of the aromatic compound, we can experience a range of emotions -- from calm to energised.
Essential oils can be used topically or via inhalation. Essential oils and their natural therapeutic properties help to heal the mind, body and spirit, returning the body to a state of equilibrium.
Essential oils can be described as a form of vibrational healing. Working on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the body in a gentle, though and effective way.
Essential oils also have such as transforming effect on your emotions, memories and hormonal responses also, it can alter and stimulate our mood and feelings and relaxing our central nervous system and setting our mind, body and spirit back into balance.
Essential oils can help you in the areas of:
Purification of the soul
Some of the Many Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Aromatherapy:
Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy. It does not provide a cure for diseases, rashes or illnesses, but it can support various conditions. It is gentle enough to be used by people of all ages. Such as:
Is Deeply relaxing
Improves psychological and physical well-being
Restores the bodies system to a state of balance
Increased calmness and relaxation
Pain relief and a reduction in muscular tension
Reduction of symptoms of depression or a low mood
Uplifting and energising
Enhances your massage experience and the benefits of massage
Helps to relieve headaches and migraines
Assisting respiratory problems
Fights bacteria, viruses or fungus
Helps improve digestion and digestive health
Helps to boost the immune system and your immunity
Helps improve sleep quality
Soothes sore joints
Helps with fatique
Helps fight insomnia
Can help with the Menopause and Menopausal symptoms
Can help shift blocks that stop you from moving forward
Restoring physical health
Helps to hear the mind, body and spirit, returning the body to a state of equilibrium
Helps with emotional blocks or issues
Helps with Spiritual Growth and Development
Can Essential Oils help with Spiritual Growth and Spiritual Healing?
Yes, essential oils have the potential to promote spiritual growth and development as well as spiritual healing. Using essential oils can help to remove negative energies allowing space for spiritual growth to happen.
Essential oils also help to feel more balanced and grounded. Which is really important to us all to feel balanced and grounded in life and what we do. It's so easy to become off balanced, lacking in focus and unable to connect to the divine and ungrounded feeling unstable, unsure, lacking direction and feeling overwhelmed.
Using essential oils can help promote balance and allow you to feel more grounded and stable in your body and your life.
Essential oils also help to promote spiritual enlightenment. Helping to bring you to a higher level and connecting you to the present moment, to our inner self and to the divine.
Essential oils also have a vibrational frequency, including you, me, your table, the neighbours cat or dog, everything, including essential oils.
According to researchers in Washington using Tainion Technology the vibrational frequency of essential oils are the highest of any natural substance known to man. Pure essential oils can raise the vibration of an individual. The oil has to be 100% pure, certified grade essential oils. Do not choose synthetic oils or brands that uses fragrance over pure plant extract.
Everything that we come into contact with can directly impact our bodies frequency, including what we put on, or in, or near our bodies, such as food. Canned or processed food can have a frequency close to zero, but fresh food can reach 15 MHz. Our behaviour and our thought patterns can also influence our bodies frequency, such as negative and positive thoughts. It can all impact our bodies frequency such as lowering our frequency or raise our frequency. i.e, if you are feeling unwell and have a minor bug, your bodies frequency will be a tiny bit lower than usual, making you feel tired, low on energy.
When we are operating at higher frequency, our thoughts are clear, our minds are happy and sharp. We feel focused, confident and at ease with life.
Essential oils are a magicial tool that I use daily in my readings, healing sessions, spiritual coaching sessions and in my products and day to day life. They can be both used to clear negative energy in a space and to raise the vibration of a space and person.
Essential oils tend to have a very high positive frequency, generally ranging from 52 MHz to 320 MHz, such as Pure Rose Essential oil resonates at 320 MHz
Its also important to use your oils regularly - consistency is key here! You can use them in many different ways as I have mentioned below.
Using Essential Oils: The use of aramatic materials for healing is as old as time. The medicinal properties of scented plants, flowers and woods were known to all the great civilisations of the world. Essential oils are normally used through inhalation or as a topical application, such as in massage, body oils, creams and products.
Oils Can be breathed in or used into an electric air diffuser container, vaporiser, oil burner or spray.
Apart from providing a pleasant smell, essential oils can provide respiratory disinfection, decongestion and psychological benefits. Inhaling essential oils stimulate the olfactory system, the part of the brain connected to smell, including the nose and brain.
Molecules that enter the nose pass to the lungs and then to other parts of the body. As the molecules reach the brain they effect the limbic system, which is linked to the emotions, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, nervous system, stress and hormonal balance. They have a sublet, yet holistic effect on the body, mind and spirit.
Just breathing in your chosen oils will help you to feel more relaxed or energised depending on the oils you choose. Just one to two drops of your chosen oil can help create the holistic effect that you would like to achieve to your space and home.
Massage itself is nurturing, relaxing and therapeutic. When combined with the medicinal properties of essential oils, massage forms a potent healing treatment that can be relaxing or energising, depending on what you would like to feel after the massage. It can also soothe the nervous system, or stimulate the blood and lymphatic system to improve physical and psychological functioning. It helps to ease pain and tension from tired, taut, or overworked muscles, and helps to lift the spirits and improve mood. Just a few drops of your chosen essential oil in a base oil of your choice, will help you to balance and harmonise the body and the mind.
Whenever possible, try to include aromatherapy massage in your life and at home for self care.
Using body oils that are pre-blended for specific concerns can be beneficial to use on your skin and body daily to get the results and full benefits of these amazing oils. In a Bath:
Aromatic baths are a simple, useful, and versatile way to use and enjoy essential oils at home. They can be used to enhance moods, relax or stimulate the bodies systems, treat skin disorders, ease tension and pain in the muscles. Just one or two drops of your chosen oil can help you to relax and unwind in a lovely warm bath or foot bath of your choice.
It's important to state that essential oils do not dissolve in water, but form a thin film on the surface. The heat of the water releases the vapour and aids absorption into the skin.
On a Hot or Cold Compress:
Compresses are an effective way of using essential oils to relieve pain and inflammation. Just a drop of essential oil in a damp compress, hot or cold, can be relaxing and good for muscle pain and tension. Using just a small amount of essential oil on warm mitts helps to bring balance and harmony to the session and to my clients.
On your Pillow:
Just a drop of Lavender or Camomile on your pillow or your chosen oil on a tissue for you to be able to breathe in, will help you to relax or feel energised.
In Creams and Lotions:
Applying creams and lotions that have essential oils in can be beneficial for skincare and skin complaints. All of the skincare products that I use have pure essential oils as well as many other skin friendly ingredients to help with different skin concerns and skin types. From anti-ageing properties to skin calming and balancing properties. Just using one to two drops of your chosen oil such as Frankincense can add nourishing anti ageing skin benefits to any creams or lotions that you may have.
Important Information On Essential Oil Use:
Essential oils are very safe to use for health and beauty, and, when used correctly.
Aromatherapy has many benefits, but it is imperative that safety precautions are taken when handling essential oils. While they may seem harmless (they are extracted from plants, after all), many need to be diluted before applying directly to the skin. Yet, an appropriate dose is the key to enjoying the many benefits of essential oils while avoiding the few possible negative effects. Although essential oil use often falls under the same general umbrella with other natural supplements and remedies such as herbs and hydrosols, essential oils are chemically different and require their own set of safety recommendations.
General Safety Rules
First and foremost the basic steps we can take to ensure their safe usage and their safety to our health.
Keep out of reach of children and pets. Children should learn to respect these as they would any other herbal or vitamin supplement.
Keep all oil bottles tightly closed, in a cool, dry place, and away from direct sunlight.
Essential oils can become damaged if they are exposed to heat and light, so its important to keep the lids on tight, store them in a cool, dry, dark place and away from direct sunlight.
Do not place essential oils directly on the skin, in the eyes, mouth, ears, or nose.
Choose a high quality essential oil. It is extremely important to use only pure and unadulterated, true essential oils, not fragrances or flavorings.
Many allergies and other negative experiences are reactions to synthetic chemicals found in modified essential oils or other aromatic products. A pure oil is the first step towards a positive result when using essential oils for wellness.
When using essential oils its important to remember that the oils cannot be used directly on the skin or taken orally.
Essential oils can last anything from 12 months to 3 years depending on the oil itself.
Use only the suggested amount; misuse can lead to headaches and/or nausea. If you suspect you’ve used too much, drink plenty of water and get some fresh air
Essential oils should be diluted before being applied to the body. Because they are so concentrated, it is not advisable to rub essential oils directly onto the skin. This can cause redness, burning, itching and irritation. If the oil comes into contact with your skin, coat the area in a cream or massage oil and then wash with warm, soapy water
Read the warnings on essential oil packaging; some oils shouldn’t be combined with other medication or alcohol, or taken if you have certain medical conditions (like epilepsy or low blood pressure)
Do not use oils if you have any cuts, open wounds or broken skin.
Do not use Essential oils on an area that has been waxed or shaved, as the pores will still be open and can get infected and irritated.
Do not use Essential oils if you have sunburn or sensitive skin
If in doubt contact your therapist who can advise you.
Essential oils have wonderful medicinal benefits, but if used improperly the effects can be hazardous to your health.
Safety Guidelines for Topical Use
For topical use the main rule is: dilute, dilute, dilute. Irritation, sensitization, and phototoxic reactions as well as systemic toxicities can be mitigated or avoided altogether by appropriate dilution. Diluting an essential oil means adding it to a carrier or base oil such as grapeseed, jojoba oil, almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, or aloe vera gel. See the dilution section below for more details. ADULTS: For every 2ml of base or carrier oil, add 1 drop of essential oil. CHILDREN: From 6 to 12 years of age: 3 drops of essential oils in 10ml of base oil, or 5 drops in 20ml of base oil is appropriate for children aged between 6 and 12. ALCHOHOL: Clary Sage essential oil increases the effects of alcohol. Do NOT drink alcohol whilst using Clary Sage essential oil, and vice versa. This is also relevant to all essential oils, especially after an aromatherapy massage. Please let your aromatherapist know if you are planning a night out where you may be drinking alcohol. EPILEPSY: Essential oils such as Sage, Rosemary and Fennel must be avoided by those who suffer with epilepsy or seizures. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: In cases of high blood pressure, do NOT use essential oils such as Rosemary, Sage and Thyme as they increase blood pressure. KIDNEYS: Do NOT use Juniper essential oil on any person with kidney problems. PHOTO-TOXIC: Some essential oils are ‘photo-toxic’ and should never be used prior to going out into direct sunlight, sunbeds or sunbathing. These essential oils include: Bergamot, Lemon, Tangerine, Orange and other citrus aromatherapy oils. • Do not expose skin that has had photosensitive oils applied to it within the last 24 hours to sunlight. PREGNANCY: Some essential oils must never be used during pregnancy. Avoid using essential oils if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Oils to avoid are: Clary sage, clove, cinnamon, aniseed, star anise, fennel, dill, basil, cedarwood, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme. BREAST FEEDING: Avoid using essential oils if breastfeeding as this can effect the taste of the breast milk for baby and might be put off by the taste. So best to avoid.
Types of Oils That Can Be Used For:
Here are some of the top essential oils that can be used for Spiritual Development and Spiritual Healing that I have found can really help:
My advice for your spiritual awakening and healing practices is to choose the essential oil that resignates with you the most!
Each of these oils have the highest vibrational frequency and can help to raise your vibrational frequency and cleanse your auric field, helping you to move forward on your spiritual journey called "Life."
Remember, one sniff isn't going to "awaken you" but using these oils on a regular basis and working with the oils to see how they speak to you consistently will offer great shifts in your life if you allow them!
Cedarwood Essential Oil
This oil helps in purification and centering, assists in connecting to your higher self and your inner spiritual purpose in life. Helps to remove blockages from your energetic body and your auric field. It helps to purify and detoxify negative thoughts, worries, fears and anxieties you may be having.Helping you to let go of mental and emotional anguish and regain a sense of inner knowing. It is also great for cleansing you physical space, heals the present and purifies your spirit. Helps to open spiritual channels. It is a very grounding oil and helps to bring peace and calmness and can promote spiritual awakenings.
Patchouli Essential Oil
This earthy and spiritual grounding oil can help to relieve stress, fatigue and help to create emotional balance, speeds up healing, helps awaken kundalini energy, helps to assist in manifestation and increases spiritual awakenings also. Patchouli is restorative to the body and the mind.
Rosemary Essential Oil
This stimulating, uplifting oil helps promote enlightenments as well as, Inner strength, purification, cleansing of your sacred space, creating spiritual awareness and understanding, offers psychic protection and increases intuition. It also helps to release psychic and spiritual blocks during purification ceremonies. It also provides good luck, protection and psychic development.
This oil is called the "King of Oils" It is known for its spiritual energy and is associated with the crown and root chakra.
It assists in opening the third eye and getting in touch with your intuition. It is a protective oil helping to shield us from negativity and helps to allivitae stress and worry. It helps us to release lower vibrations and reveals our inner truth. It's a grounding and balancing oil and has a high vibrationary frequency creating happiness and joy within.
This oil offers purification, mental clarity and dispels negative thoughts and energies. It stimulates the senses and creates better focus and physic sensitivity, refreshes the spirit, clears communication channels and cleanses your sacred space.
This oil can be used for Aura cleansing to dispel negative energies. It creates spiritual understanding and wisdom, great for divination and spiritual purification and spiritual protection
This calming and relaxing oil can help you to get into a deeper state of spiritual meditation and helps to create connection to the divine. It also helps with lifting the spirit, centering and grounding your energies. Helps to bring harmony and purification and gives comfort and spiritual love.
Helping to create spiritual awareness, inner peace and aligning with your higher purpose in life. Helps to dispel fears and negative energies, increases divination and spiritual wisdom and understanding. Helps create passage into the spiritual realm and can help create highest spiritual insights.
This holy plant oil of spiritual purification and grounding, helps to dispel negative and harmful energies, creates psychic sensitivity, spiritual understanding, enhances spirituality and helps you to let go of pain, sorrow and grief. Offers spiritual protection and helps you to move forward on your spiritual journey.
Rose Otto and Rose Absolute
This oil has the highest frequency and helps to elevate spirituality, helps you to let go of the past and helps to dispel fear, sadness, grief and regrets. Has the highest frequency of 320 MHz
What I offer:
My Aromatherapy Products and Essential Oil Blends are individually created and blended using the Highest grade Organic Essential Oils and Organic Himalayan Pink Salt. All of my oils, sprays, salts and scrubs are uniquely made with my clients in mind and their concerns. Every Oil, spray, scrub and bath salts are all intuitively hand made and infused with the purist organic essential oils, Crystal energy and Love.
All of the oils that I blend into your own personal blend are of the purist and therapeutic grade essential oils there are. Each one carries its own vibrational frequency which when used daily can help to raise your own personal vibrational frequency allowing your body, mind and spirit to balance and harmonise with this natural st