October 23, 2013
Essential Oils ~ When and where to use them.
As plants grow, they depend on sunlight and fertile earth for nourishment. They actually have the ability to lock in life-force energy derived from the sun and earth. We can harness this life-force, and if properly preserved, essence from plants and flowers can have a powerful effect on us and our environment. Essential oils are made from the very essence of the plant, not just plant material. This life-force element explains why real plant essences and oils, rather than those that are artificially made, have beneficial effects.
When we surround ourselves with natural essential oils in our homes, offices, our bodies and personal energy can benefit from the nourishing, positive vibrations. Essential oils can be made into a room spray, a body spray, burn in an oil burner, or sprinkle on some actual dried flowers or organic material.
Here are some ideas on where and when to use them in your environment:
To Energize and Stimulate: ginger, rosemary, peppermint, cinnamon, clary sage
For Warmth and Security: ylang ylang, clary sage, lavender, tangerine
To Refresh and Uplift: sandalwood, lemon, rosemary, rosewood
For Romance: ylang ylang, jasmine, vanilla, orange, geranium, sandalwood
For Mental and Memory Stimulation: grapefruit, lemon grass, cardamom, camphor, patchouli, basil
To Balance and Restore: neroli, geranium, rose, lemon, cypress
For Relaxation and Sleep: lavender, chamomile, rose otto, ylang ylang, orange, geranium
To Clear and Purify: tea tree, thyme, juniper, eucalyptus, rosemary, lime, pine
For Insect Deterrent: citronella, thyme, lemongrass, basil, peppermint, cinnamon, cedarwood
For Meditation and Protection: sandalwood, frankincense, cedarwood, lavender, rosemary