I have always been a super sensitive person – empath if you would. So on that note, a lot of my healing was when I chose gentler paths and didn’t try to shove my body where it didn’t want to go. Instead when I started listening to what it wanted. We have five senses for a reason. Meaning, we are supposed to use them all in our healing.
Let me explain. Our nose, for example is a gateway. We use it all the time to decide on dinner, if food is bad, on our perfume etc. It can lead us into making healing choices for our body if we let it since it is connected to the body. If this seems simple then it is. I believe there is a reason each of us likes and dislikes certain smells, larger than just preference, these certain things are either beneficial or harmful for our bodies.
So back to my point about essential oils. All essential oils have healing properties, and it may seem overwhelming if you are trying to pick which one is right for you. IF you don’t know the properties of the oil – that is ok! Trust your nose. I am serious. Trust your body. Like I did.
I have pictured several of my favourites from SAJE. I will describe what is in them and the benefits. But I picked both of these form smell alone.
Rose – I have been using rose oil for a long time in my bath, purely only knowing that the scent calmed me. Rose oil actually has the highest vibration and frequency of all oils. It harmonizes and balanced the body. If placed on the third eye (the spot between the eyes) it can stimulate the mind and give you clearer thinking (your sixth chakra).
The next oil blend is called solace. It contains grapefruit, peppermint, clary sage, cypress and rose. Same thing, I picked it from smell. I knew that I needed this one when I felt energized when I smelled it.
Clary sage – this is a relative to garden sage but is different. The main benefits here are with female hormones, lowering inflammation and as an antispasmodic (relieves muscle spasms). It is known to balance female hormones, and open up the system. I use this particular roller ball on my abdomen, wrists and back of neck every yoga class.
Grapefruit – This is a great natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cleanses the body. Like other citruses, it is energizing.
Peppermint – I like to apply peppermint oil directly to tense spots on my body, like temples, neck, palms of the hand. The cooling sensation has a physical calming affect but also rescues muscle spasms. Can also be beneficial for nausea, headaches, antimicrobial and can clear the respiratory tract.
*Lemongrass – now I don’t have a picture of this one but I also really love lemongrass as an essential oil and in cooking. It is a great stomach tonic, and can kill bugs before they get out of control. It is also very invigorating to the body.
I would love to hear from you what your favourite essential oils are, and why?