Essential oils, just like aromatic herbs and other ingredients, have been part of spiritual awakening practices all throughout history. Many religions and cultures use various essential oils in their rituals, ceremonies or healing modalities. Diffusing them aromatically or using them on different applications can bring out mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits. Essential oils can help an individual come to terms with oneself and the Universal Mind.
For your spiritual awakening or meditative practices, choose an essential oil which resounds to you. A particular essential oil may bring the health benefits you need in your life, and it might be your go-to oil among others. You’ll definitely have your own favorites, so it’s an awesome idea to try and test several essential oils to discover your holy grail.
Essential Oils for Spiritual Awakening
1. Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood is used for spiritual grounding and purification. It’s also one of the essential oils used for spiritual awakening. It cleanses your space, heals the present, and purifies the spirit.
Cedarwood removes blockages from your energetic body and aura. It purifies you emotionally by detoxifying negative energies, thoughts, worries, anxieties and fears. You’ll feel a refreshing cleanse inside and out as you meditate using this essential oil. With grounding and purification, you’ll be ready to discover your Higher Self.
Use Cedarwood oil in your prayer and meditation rituals to bring calmness and peace.
Blending with Other Essential Oils: Cedarwood essential oil blends well with bergamot, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, juniper, lavender, neroli, orange, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, and ylang ylang.
2. Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary is a highly revered essential oil for enlightenment. It has been mentioned in European history for its purification and healing powers. This essential oil has a stimulating, invigorating and refreshing aroma that will uplift you. Its aromatic profile is fresh, sweet, herbaceous and slightly medicinal.
Rosemary is used for cleansing, consecration and peacefulness in sacred rituals. It releases psychic and spiritual blocks during purification ceremonies. It also provides good luck, protection, and psychic development.
For health purposes, rosemary supports cognitive functions and brain health. Rosemary oil also supports circulation and relieves exhaustion.
Blending with Other Essential Oils: Rosemary essential oil blends well with basil, frankincense, sage, thyme, citronella, chamomile, lemongrass, lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus.
3. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang ylang is the perfect essential oil whenever you need to express gratitude to Mother Earth and the Universe as a whole. The essential oil comes from the flowers of the ylang ylang tree, which is known as the “Perfume Tree.” Its scent is intoxicating and exquisite, making it a highly precious oil sought-after by many perfumists and essential oil enthusiasts. Its aromatic profile is fresh, floral, sweet, slightly fruity, fragrant yet delicate.
The emotional benefits of ylang ylang oil include relieving stress, worries, anxieties, frigidity, hypertension, palpitations and depression. It is also used to help balance the sacral and solar plexus chakras.
Blending with Other Essential Oils: Ylang ylang essential oil blends well with bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, mandarin, marjoram, neroli, patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver.
4. Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint is another essential oil used for cleansing and purification. It has an intense scent that can also be highly pleasant to the senses. It is also one of the most concentrated essential oils out there. Diluting it with an air purifier or oil diffuser would give out a fresh, minty and uplifting scent. Peppermint oil stimulates the senses, enhances alertness, and improves stamina. Diffusing or spraying it over your meditation space will clear out impurities and negative vibrations.
Blending with Other Essential Oils: Peppermint essential oil blends well with cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and tea tree.
5. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is commonly known for its calming, soothing and relaxing properties. In practices for spiritual awakening, it facilitates deeper states of meditation. Highly spiritual individuals use it to cleanse and soothe the soul and prepare it for spiritual work. It also balances and stabilizes the physical, etheric and astral bodies. Use lavender essential oil to bring your higher and lower chakras into harmony with each other so that the divine can freely flow within your being.
Blending with Other Essential Oils: Lavender essential oil blends well with bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, and vetiver.
6. Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli is known for its earthy aroma and spiritually grounding properties. It has many versatile uses in skincare treatments, emotional balancing, sensual romantic blends, meditation, and spiritual awakening. It’s also an aromatic base that acts as a fixative in perfumery applications. You’ll find its aroma to be rich, earthy and woody with hidden fruity notes.
Patchouli has emotional benefits such as calming and grounding. This essential oil is also used in blends for prayer and meditation. Its commonly diffused to relieve stress and fatigue.
Did you know that unlike other essential oils that diminish and oxidize over time, patchouli oil actually improves with age, just like wine? It’s a great investment to have patchouli oil in your home collection.
Blending with Other Essential Oils: Patchouli essential oil blends well with cinnamon, clary sage, cypress, geranium, lavender, lemon, myrrh, and sandalwood.
What do you think?
Are essentials oils something you’d like to incorporate in your wellness routine? Have you tried essentials oils already? Would you recommend to others?
Many Blessing, Ida
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