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Worry, stress and anxiety are sadly common battles faced day to day by most of us, largely due to major imbalances and un-sustainable work and life practices.

However, there are a critical mass of people whom are consciously awakening to these disturbing imbalances, thankfully these healers are educating, sharing and nurturing all beings and the planet so we can reawaken and strengthen our attunement with each other.

The loss of connection between people, people & animals and people & the earth… how did we lose this connection when our actual existence relies predominately on our interconnectedness?

It only makes sense that we would use botanicals (gifts from the earth in their natural form) to alleviate and support the emotional, mental and physical dis-ease created by these imbalances, if we are working towards the mass healing of the planet and all beings.

Knowing that essential oils are extracts from the flowers, leaves, roots and the bark of plants we can trust that they are a natural solution, which means supporting anxiety on a daily basis is safe and not adding to the problem.

Ensuring your oils are of the highest potency and purity is key to gaining the therapeutic support required.  If your oil or blend has been diluted with synthetics and additives it only increases your toxic load further – leading to more imbalances and hence more emotional coaster rides.

Aromatherapy has been used by the ancients for thousands of years to support physical, emotional and spiritual endeavours.  Our reawakening and scientific evidence is really aiding the critical movement of a new era of aroma for wellbeing.

In an article released by Readers Digest, Jan Stritzler from Complete Wellness NYC states “There is compelling research on the antiviral and antibacterial properties of oils as well as studies on the impact of essential oils on emotional health, including anxiety, depression, mood, and concentration.”

 

How does it work

Aroma is a powerful yet subtle tool to support anxiety, stress and worry.  The sense of smell is used by humans to process a huge range of information each day and can trigger powerful emotional responses.

“When the scent of an essential oil is inhaled, molecules enter the nasal cavities and stimulate a firing of mental response in the limbic system of the brain. These stimulants regulate stress or calming responses, such as heart rate, breathing patterns, production of hormones and blood pressure.” (www.draxe.com)

So the simple inhalation of one drop of oil in the palm of your hand can have a significant impact on your overall wellbeing as your cells begin to absorb the potent properties of the plant.

Use your intuition when selecting essential oils, if you like something give it a try.  When you feel anxious, stop, inhale and slow the breath – this is a wicked combination which will support and nurture your nervous system.

Also read my blog post “OILY MAGIC:  Supporting emotional wellbeing” for more information on this interesting topic: https://wp.me/p6Ypbr-ab

 

Aromatically

  • Place several drops of essential oil in the bath
  • Place 3-5 drops oil into a diffuser
  • Direct palm inhalation
  • Inhale direct from the bottle
  • Dilute oil into a roller bottle – apply on pulse points and back of the neck

Internally

  • Dilute 1 drop in water or honey
  • Place 1-2 drops under your tongue
  • Add oils to capsules
  • Add oils to your food

(If you have not attended an essential oil workshop please contact me about safety precautions as some oils are warming/spicy and can burn or irritate the skin. Dilution and safety is very important when using therapeutic grade oils.  Please note I am not a GP or making claims to prescribe oils for medical conditions – so please seek advice from you health practitioner if in doubt.)

Topically

The topical application of essential oils to the skin allows oils to penetrate the body rapidly.  It is again important to ensure you dilute essential oils with a carrier oil such a fractionated coconut, almond or avocado oil to avoid any irritation or reaction.

  • Dilute 1-2 drops and massage into affected area
  • Dilute and massage into the bottoms of your feet
  • Dilute oil into a roller bottle – apply on pulse points and back of the neck

 

Single oils for anxiety

  • Lavender:  Calming and uplifting effects.
  • Bergamot:  Citrus type scents evoke happiness and naturally suppress depression.
  • Wild Orange: Delightfully calms the body while inducing a sense of euphoria. .
  • Frankincense: Calming and spiritually grounding. Amazing all round support for mental and emotional ailments.
  • Vetiver:  Uplifting, soothing and protective properties.
  • Ylang Ylang: Calming and helps to balance heart rate.
  • Juniper Berry:  Calming agent to help with cases of burnout, stress and anxiety.

 

DIY Blends

  • Anxiety/Stress Blend:  Equal parts Lavender, bergamot and frankincense.  Dilute in a  roller bottle and apply to pulse points as needed.  Massage same blend into hand and feet before rest.
  • Energy /Focus Blend: Equal parts Sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon and ginger.  Dilute in a roller bottle or diffuse during the day.

 

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul”

 ~Luther Burbank~

 

References:  www.draxe.com , www.rd.com “The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy,” Kurt Schnaubelt. Artwork:  Silvia Pelissero

 

Flowers encapsulate the very essence of beauty, strength and reproduction.  They capture our attention with a mere glimpse of and inhalation of their sensual & arousing appearance & fragrance.

It has become apparent to me the symbolism these gifts from Mother Earth offer, a divine connection to the feminine, the sacred and the nurturing nature of a goddess.

As I continue to shed my habitual patterning of masculine tendencies… over achieving, striving and doing (which was the norm for me during my twenties and early thirties) and started connecting, listening and softening all aspects of my being…  I’ve felt my affiliation with floral scents deepen.

Always a nature lover, always a flower lover, always a woman to immerse fully into nature and action…  now however, I see clearly the feminine and masculine aspects of the bush which are needed equally for the eco-system to thrive.

But more significant to my own personal journey, is the importance of finally seeing and connecting with the gentle flow of wild flowers and their healing rhythms.  Divinity, motion, gentle progress and ultimate self-love.

To witness the gentle grace and beauty of a flower, and know the storms she has endured is a form of awakening it its own right.  Noticing the flower, acknowledging her challenges and the ease she displays as she continues to nurture the forest in so many elegant ways.  This awareness is a pure gift… it’s symbolic and real.

Equally I still allow myself to be turned on by the strong earthy strength of deep-rooted ageing gums and pines. They protect, they are masculine and feel like home.  Anyone who knows me well understands my intense love of earthy grounding aromas such as vetiver, cedarwood, frankincense and sandalwood.

Floral essential oils on the other hand are scents which embody molecules of feminine wisdom and energy.  These molecules carry the nurturing life force of the plant, they are magical girly gifts from Gaia.

Thus, is only seems natural that both men and women are drawn to sacred florals for so many reasons.  When worn as perfume they have the power to seduce a man through the stimulation of a beautiful and hungry desire for the goddess that resides in every women on the planet.

Women are also drawn to florals for their calming and balancing effect on our reproductive systems, hormones and emotions.  Like lunar energy, floral energy has offered vibrational support to sisters for centuries.

During your moon cycle as a maiden or mother, essential oils classified as florals can offer comfort physically through the reduction of menstrual symptoms and via their ability to balance hormones and heightened emotional sensitivity.  I love applying a combination of clary sage and geranium over my uterus and breasts during this time.

They can also offer similar support for those entering the phase of the crone, ensuring a smooth transition into menopause… one which still allows a woman to feel sensual.  Floral magic ensures she is able to maintain and embrace the powerful feminine aspects of the goddess.

Wearing these florally fragrances also help us connect to our inner queen, our inner most beauty.  We feel gorgeous and womanly when we smell like flowers.  They bring out our soft compassionate instincts, instincts we all have the capability of embodying.

The energetic forces of flower oils have the power to stimulate peace and healing within the mind, in both men and women.  They are used to uplift moods, renew perspectives and create balancing/calming effects on emotions.  Aromatically inhale, apply topically to pulse points and make them part of your daily and monthly rituals to intensify results.

Some of the key essential oils which are part of the floral family are:

Geranium
Rose
Clary Sage
Jasmine
Lavender
Neroli
Camomile
Ylang-Ylang

These potent yet gentle essential oils offer natural support, nurturing and sustenance on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

Sacred florals… plants, oils and everything in between should be worshiped, celebrated and applied to your body to unleash the feminine aspect in each and every one of us.

 

“After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.”

Christian Dior

 

Art: http://www.serenarty.com/2014/07/flora.html