Awaken: The power and presence of aromatherapy
The practice and art of Aromatherapy has gained wide recognition, as a powerful healing therapy. It dates back to 1500BC, when used by Ancient Egyptians. The practice is known for its benefits in supporting healing on many levels, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Most import is the art of blending pure natural essential oils for optimum results to assist with stress reduction, easing pain and skin irritations, alongside creating a peaceful harmony and balance between the body and mind, when the essential oils are blended, and used correctly and safely.
Breathing in the essence of the aromatic blend, can help to stimulate the brain, triggering a reaction of therapeutic benefit leading to a feeling of wellbeing. Inhaling the fragrance of personal blends can uplift mood and reduce emotional stress and depression. The natural properties found in essential oils produce a soothing, uplifting effect on the mind and emotions. The psychological effect of essential oils is extensive. Aromatherapy is principally used as a natural healing therapy for physical and emotional health.
Smell is one of the five senses directly linked to the limbic lobe – the emotional control centre – of the brain. Essential oils have long been appreciated for their uplifting, calming, and clarifying effects on emotional wellness. By diffusing essential oils or applying them topically to targeted areas of the body, the beneficial constituents in essential oils may re-establish balance.
Consider using aromatherapy, and or massage therapy, to assist bringing you into a state of emotional balance and wellness. It is extremely important to note all essential oils must be blended into a carrier base. Never use the oils on their own. They are extremely powerful and can cause harm if not blended correctly and safely. You can do this yourself or I would honestly strongly recommend having a blend created for you personally for your specific needs, by a professional experienced Aromatherapist!
Each Month we will look at an essential oil to further bring to light its gifts and how it can be used in everyday life to enhance and uplift…We will look at its physical properties, its emotional support, and its magical properties in folk lore
This month we look at the magic of “ATLAS CEDARWOOD”
Part used: Dried Wood
Perfumery Note: Base- Medium to Strong Aroma
Planet influence: Sun
Element: Fire, Water
Energy Centre: Heart, Solar Plexus
Magical Influences: Opening Spirituality, Self–Control, Endurance, Goal Setting Intentions.
Emotionally Support: nervous debility, emotionally strengthening, calming, building confidence and self- esteem.
Physically: helps cellulite, lower backache, improving oily skin conditions, and general lethargy. Arthritis,
It has many gifts to offer these are only a few…I recommend using Cedarwood to ground before meditation place a couple of drops on a tissue and place inside your shirt so you can allow the essential oils to diffuse slowing using the heat of your body, as they diffuse you will experience deep peace as you inhale the fragrance vapors! This is only one small way they are many ways to experience the Therapeutic Benefits of Cedarwood Essential oil. (Beware to never place and essential oil directly on your skin as it can cause a burning sensation due to the skin delicate nature, carrier oils or solutions are always advised). Avoid if Pregnant. Do not use on Babies or Children.