The use of essential oils has become widespread as they bring aid to a variety of ailments, promote relaxation, and even provide spiritual healing. They have been used for thousands of years all over the world in traditional healing practices that are now regularly being incorporated into daily life for the modern individual. Here are the 5 best guidelines to using essential oils for spiritual healing.
1. Select the right oils
It is said that if a specific oil stands out to you, it is doing so for a reason. When this happens, you should consider incorporating it into a blend you are planning to use (or even use it by itself). Provided is a list of the best essential oils for spiritual healing:
Lavender: Used for healing and love. Promotes restoration, purification, and happiness.
Peppermint: Used for relaxing the muscles and alleviating pain. Promotes high vibrational calmness and focus.
Tea Tree: Used to strengthen and treat your spiritual energy. Promotes balance and grounding.
Sandalwood: Used for mindfulness and grounding during meditation. Promotes a strong sense of self.
Rose: Promotes self-love, acceptance, and nurturing energy. Also known as a fragrance of romance.
Pine: Used to invigorate and heal respiratory issues. Promotes positive mood, invigoration, and energy.
Frankincense: Promotes balance and emotional stability. It is said to fight stress and anxiety, as well as reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Geranium: Used as an antidepressant and combats fatigue. Promotes emotional health and calmness.
2. Massage into skin
Essential oils are strong, and when undiluted they can cause harm to your body. According to Nature’s Sunshine, "As you begin to use essential oils, keep in mind that most oils should be either used for aromatherapy or applied topically, and never ingested. You should also dilute the essential oil with either a carrier oil (coconut, almond, or vegetable) or mix the essential oil with a paraben-free lotion which will dissipate the concentrated molecules that can sometimes cause skin irritation." Always be sure to use caution when applying oils directly to the body to prevent negative side effects.
3. Do not consume internally
Essential oils should not be used internally unless specified. Ingestion can be dangerous depending on the type and quantity of oil. When it comes to the debate on whether or not essential oils are safe to eat, Ananda Apothecary explains that, “Truthfully, MOST essential oils commonly used in aromatherapy are in fact safe to eat in very small amounts. This is on the order of 1-8 drops per day, depending on the oil and one's condition. We are not saying it’s a good idea to start dosing yourself internally with essential oils, but if you feel this may improve your health, FIND A QUALIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL to help you determine a program for you.”
4. Cleanse the energy of your home by using a diffuser
Essential Aromatherapy describes how “entering a space can make you feel light and uplifted, or leave you feeling depleted and drained. Either way, you are responding to the energy of that environment.” If your home needs to be cleansed of negative energy, buying a diffuser will allow the oils to penetrate the air. This purifies and cleanses the space, allowing you to relax in an environment with good energy.
5. Cleanse your body with a bath
If your body is in need of rest and recuperation adding a few drops of essential oils into a bath is the best way to restore peace within the body and promote a positive mindset. There are proper and improper uses of essential oils in baths, as well as time-tested recipes for cleansing and rejuvenation. Experiment with what works best for you.
Use any of the essential oils and methods listed above to easily and effectively heal the mind, body, and spirit.