Sunday, April 23, 2017

Heart Chakra Balancing Essential Oils



Heart Chakra -Anahata

Our heart chakra is located in the center of the chest and is the center of the chakra system. It is the link between the upper and lower chakras. The associated color is green and its element is air.
In the body your heart chakra sees over the heart, blood, circulatory system, lungs,thymus and breasts. .

Indications your heart chakra is well balanced 

Your heart chakra is the source of love and well being. It allows you to love others unconditionally, be generous and compassionate. A well balanced heart chakra allows you to feel joy and self love. People feel at peace around you as you create safe and supportive environment free from judgement. You can appreciate the beauty around you and have the ability to grieve in order to reach peace when necessary. Physically, when this chakra is in balance your thymus, heart and lungs are free from disease and functioning properly.

Signs of imbalance

Indications of imbalance include fear, jealousy, despair and lack of empathy. One may feel withdrawn, possessive, critical or controlling. Imbalance can manifest in the body as disease of the lungs or circulatory system including the heart. Breast cancer can also indicate imbalance. 

Achieving balance

Spending time in nature or a flower garden is simple and effective way to help bring about balance.
Essential oils to help achieve balance include rose, geranium, jasmine, lavender and neroli. Using them is easy.
 ~ Apply a drop over your heart and massage in then rub your hands together and breath deeply while thinking peaceful, loving thoughts.
~Add a drop or two to a room or necklace diffuser.
~  Make a simple room spray by combining 15-20 drops of essential oil blend with 2 ounces  distilled water in a spray bottle. Shake well before use.
~Dress a candle by smoothing a drop or two of your oil of choice to the rim of a candle before burning. A green candle is best for this as it's the color for the heart.

You can find the single oils here and my blend of oils here


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Throat Chakra Balancing Essential Oils

The throat chakra, also known as Visshuddha, is the center of communication. It is the fifth chakra and the associated color is blue and is located at the base of your throat.

When your throat chakra is in balance you are able to speak your truth and stand up for your beliefs. You are able to express yourself creatively and accept originality. It is easy to be a good listener and understand what others are actually saying. You are patient and honest.

When your throat chakra is out of balance you may find yourself talking or gossiping too much or even being shy or afraid to speak up. It is difficult to express yourself verbally and artistically. You may find yourself overeating, smoking or drinking too much alcohol.

Essential oils can be used to help balance the throat chakra. A drop can be applied directly to the base of your throat or you can diffuse the oils. Another suggestion is to "dress" a candle by rubbing a drop or two of oil on a candle. A blue one is best as it's the color associated with your throat. Creating a peaceful environment will help achieve the balance.

Some oils I like for the throat chakra are frankincense, chamomile, geranium, bergamot and spearmint. Lavender is another good choice especially in blends. It has beneficial properties for all the chakras and can be added to your own blends. If you prefer, I offer  a blend here. All of the highlighted oils are available in my shop. 

Achieving balance of your chakras is not difficult once you decide to go down that path. Using oils in conjunction with meditation, yoga or even on their own is a fragrant way to get there.

 



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Crown Chakra Essential Oils

The crown chakra is located at the very top of your head- actually just a little above it. It is associated with spirituality, intuition and the the mind. Its colors are white and violet.
 When balanced one feels connected to others and a higher power. There is an awareness of higher consciousness, wisdom and what is sacred. It feels like life has purpose and bliss.
When it is out of balance one feels disconnected from spirit and body, cynical or close minded. A feeling of being all alone is common. Physical manifestations include feeling tired for no reason, chronic headaches and muscular skeletal issues

Essential oils can be used to help restore balance to your crown chakra. A drop can be applied directly to the chakra or you can diffuse the oils. Creating a peaceful, quiet environment and meditation will assist in achieving balance.
The oils I like best for the crown chakra are frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood and juniper. Lavender is another good choice and is actually helpful in balancing all chakras. Use the oils individually or blend. You can find them in my shop by clicking the highlighted oils. I'm still looking for a source of affordable, sustainable sandalwood.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

 

 

The 5 Most Useful Essential Oils for Scorpio

October 22 - November 21 

Planetary Ruler- Pluto

Element- Water



  People born under the sign of Scorpio tend to be intense, powerful and determined. Theirs is the sign of transmutation and rebirth. They are quite intuitive and make excellent healers.

Due to their passionate, intense nature Scorpios tend to run fast and their energy can become depleted. An excellent oil to counteract this is patchouli. Patchouli helps heal emotional and physical stress while supplying extra energy. It is also useful in nurturing Scorpio's well developed sensual side. Jasmine and neroli help ground sexual overdrive and assist in opening up the softer more vulnerable side.

Scorpios can be either your best friend or your worst enemy and they tend to be slow to forgive and can hold grudges. Lavender, and rose geranium can help soften their heart and assist them in forgiving and moving on.

Make a blend just for Scorpio balance by mixing one part patchouli, jasmine and neroli with 2 parts rose geranium and 4 parts lavender essential oils. Adjust the amount of oils as you wish to suit your nose. Add your custom blend to diffusers, bath oil, massage oil or mix half and half with a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil to use as a perfume
You can find all these oils plus those for other signs of the zodiac here.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Essential Oils for Libra

Sept 22- Oct 21

Libra, the seventh house of the zodiac and ruled by Venus, is the sign of balance and harmony. Librans are gifted diplomats and have a great love for beauty and peace.

Librans tend to absorb the energy of those around them so it is important they be able to find harmony and balance in negative situations Some essential oils that can be used to help achieve this are chamomile, rose, jasmine, rose geranium, neroli and lavender.

People born under the sign of Libra love harmony. dislike conflict and will go along to get along in order to achieve that goal even if it is a false harmony. Essential oils  to bolster their sense of self  and increase courage include frankincense, pine and melissa/lemon balm.
Frankincense is especially useful in stressful situations and can be used by rubbing a couple of drops on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet for an almost instant clam and sense of peace.
My Aphrodite blend is perfect for Librans. The blend includes rose essential oil for harmony and balance along with frankincense for peace and courage. You can apply to the pulse points or use on your palms or soles of the feet as you would straight frankincense. Any of these oils can also be used in your diffuser.

 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Ants in my Pants!

 No, not really, but they are everywhere this year! Between the mild Winter and the lovely damp Spring the ants in my area have flourished as they haven't in years. They aren't staying outside where they belong either.
So, I got out my trusty Creepy Crawley repellent and started spritzing the door jambs and window casing. This slowed them down a bit, but they had me outnumbered.
At last the light bulb over my head lit up and I remembered a simple and effective ant eliminator that I haven't had to use for years. Simply mix equal parts sugar and borax, place in a shallow container and put it in the middle of their trail. (I use coffee can lids.) The ants will carry the borax laced sugar back to their nest and eliminate them all before you know it. 

Caution! Be sure to keep out of reach of pets and children!  

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Essential Oils for Virgo

Aug 22-Sept 21

Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, ruled by Mercury and a mutable Earth sign. 

Practical and down to Earth Virgos are quick to assess what is needed in any situation and put a plan into action. They have a quick, analytical mind mind. Oils to help support mental acuity are lemon, rosemary and peppermint.

Virgos are famous for their neatness and organization to the point of obsessiveness. They will work doggedly at any task before them to see it to completion. These traits can lead to much stress. Essential oils to help calm and balance these traits are lavender, lemon balm/melissa, patchouli and cedarwood.

High energy can slip into nervousness without balance. Some calming oils are frankincense, rose geranium and chamomile.

Virgos have a need to help their fellow man, are extremely hard workers, practical and most organized. So, the next time you need help with a task enlist the help of your favorite Virgo. They will get the job done in the most efficient and organized way. In return you can offer them a little aromatherapy for peace and balance.