All About Essential Oils
Aromatherapy enhances the awakening process by deeply supporting the emotional healing systems of the body. Essential oil scents activate parts of your limbic system (the portion of the brain that handles much of your emotional processes) and the notes often signal a more soothing reaction from the brain. Each oil holds different properties and we will explain various attributes of some of our favorite oils after we define a few terms.
Essential Oils are the vital life force and hormones of a plant.
Aromatherapy is a healing practice that has been used for thousands of years and later perfected and simplified with distillation. It is the art and science of using essential oils in holistic therapy, taking into account the mind, body and spirit of an individual.
Aromatherapist is someone who works with plants and essential oils derived from anthropological studies since the beginning of written history. They only incorporate distilled, sustainably harvested and/or organic products, avoiding all pesticides and synthetic chemicals.
Here are some of our favorite aromas to work with:
Patchouli: The list of benefits attributed to patchouli oil could run a mile long. A few of the most notable uses for this versatile oil is for calming, balancing, grounding and self-empowering. Those times when you find yourself confused, undecided or apathetic, a dab of patchouli will help with clarity. This oil is also used in the treatment of depression and relieves cracked skin, healing wounds and is an antiseptic. It’s great for blending and is used in perfumes because it binds with pheromones. Patchouli is a must have for your collection! and can be found in t
Myrrh: This oil dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians and continues to amaze even the Western medical community with it’s properties. For instance, with burns and wounds it literally stitches the skin back together and moisturizes while it’s working! It’s antiseptic and anti-fungal and is great for eczema, mouth pain, athlete’s foot and helps to loosen lung congestion. The compounds in Myrrh are a hormone stimulant for several areas of the brain that manage emotions and opens people to spiritual experiences. So if you’re seeking calming, emotional clearing and healing myrrh is a great option. It is a physical and emotional purifier. and can
Cedarwood: As you would image, cedarwood oil is extracted from wood of a cedar tree. With many varieties of cedar trees throughout the world, the cedarwood essential oils we reference here are of three varieties; Atlas (Morocco), Himalayan (Nepal) & Virginian (USA). Each oil is completely unique in aroma and many diverse therapeutic properties. Atlas is used for urinary infections, coughs & cellulite. Himalayan is known more for dermatological issues such as eczema, psoriasis and dandruff. Virginian is strongest of the three and is antibacterial, antiseptic and astringent.
All three Cedarwood options ward off insects and makes for a wonderful diuretic. We use Himalayan and Virginian because they summon strength, confidence and courage. They are also a highly effective sedative, stimulating melatonin production in the brain which helps calm fear, depression and anxiety. Look for them in these Protection and Solar Plexus meditation kits.
Cardamom oil is a very passionate and peaceful oil that helps stave depression while having very stimulating and sensual properties. Used frequently in Ayurvedic medicine, cardamom is an amazing digestive aid, promotes healthy stomach and metabolism function. It also acts as a stimulant, lifting spirits and fighting fatigue. Cardamom helps to clear energy and promotes acceptance, particularly pertaining to love. Cardamom also carries a little luck for everything it touches. and a blend is ential oil.
Peppermint is one of the most well known oils and has so many helpful uses for the mind and body. It works great for nausea, settling the stomach and headache relief. Peppermint peaks mental clarity and alertness and enhances clear communication and wisdom. Because it’s both an anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, peppermint is number one fever reducer and pain reliever of all essential oils. This pleasant and potent oil should be a staple in your aromatic arsenal. Peppermint oil is available in this
Rosemary has the answer for everything. This amazing and unusual essential oil is all about flow and circulation. It can stimulate and calm nearly every major body system. How does it do both? It keeps things flowing and balanced. This healing oil is the number one choice for the entire circulatory system because it helps blood flow. This oil has similar effects with the urinary system, the hormonal system and the lymphatic system. Rosemary is an uplifting oil that stimulates brain activity, aids in memory and promotes concentration. This oil is all about endurance and confidence. We call it our “wake up” oil. which is one of the many reasons you can find it in this Brow
Frankincense: Like Myrrh, Frankincense is made from distilled resin. This ancient oil boasts many healing qualities. Its the best essential oil to use for skin care. It’s used in holistic cancer treatments. It calms the central nervous system and adrenals. Inhaling the oil helps deepen meditation or any spiritual ritual or yoga practice as it helps center and ground with a bonus of aiding in lung health.
However, this oil is best known best for its spiritual benefits. It increases self esteem, promotes self trust and helps to avoid over thinking. We use it for energy clearing and emotional cleansing. Frankincense relieves anxiety and helps keep our attitudes in check. Many of our Soul Sprays include a little bit of frankincense. You can find it specifically in the Protection, Love, Good Health and Success blends.
Luna's Vault offers several aromatherapy options including essential oil Soul Sprays, anointing oils and soy candles all designed to deepen your spiritual experience adding energy to your intentions. You can shop by intention: Emotional Healing, Good Health, Love, Peace, Protection, and Success.
Written by: Ana Mony
Photo by: Norwood Themes