Feng Shui, Essential Oils & Your Home
Essential oils are a valuable part of my feng shui tool box. During home blessings, I smudge spaces with a proprietary blend of cleansing oils. I also frequently recommend certain diffuser oils to clients based on their bagua and energetic needs.
Aromatherapy pairs perfectly with Feng Shui because odors and fragrances immediately shift the energy - altering the vibrational frequency and flow of your space or body. Just like indoor plants can purify the air and improve the atmosphere, so can their distilled oils, creating harmony and balance in Chi. These pure plant essences are the life force of mother nature - carefully extracted and distilled from flowers, trees, roots, fruits, rinds, herbs of the world.
While there are several ways to get the oils into your system (topically, through ingestion, or inhalation) the easiest way to get them into your space and reap the Feng Shui benefits is to diffuse them gently in the air.
Some essential oils are uplifting (such as Lemon and Peppermint), some are calming (such as Lavender and Vetiver), some heal on a physical level (such as Frankincense, Pan-Away, Eucalyptus, Thyme) and some are blends designed to heal emotions or motivate us. We've all been in situations in our life where we have experienced that our sense of smell can evoke powerful memories and feelings.
Wondering which oils reap the most benefits in your home? Here are some of most popular essential oils in Feng Shui based on the 5 elements:
Earth: Rosemary, Vetiver, Patchouli, Lavender, Thyme,
Fire: Lime, Tangerine, Nutmeg, Orange, Cinnamon, Ginger.
Water: Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Spearmint,
Metal: Frankincense, Bergamot, Geranium.
Wood: Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Pine, Cypress, Spruce
Sickness, decay, disease, dust, and mold thrive in places with a low energetic frequency. You can use oils to literally increase their wavelength to promote healing and repair at the cellular level, and give life to your space.
Frankincense: (147 mhz) This amazing oil is the most powerful essential oil for the spirit. Use this aromatic oil to ground and balance you. It can help relieve stress, clear your nasal passages, and reduce pain and inflammation
Lavender: (118 mhz) This is one of the most popular and commonly used oils. Treat the air with lavender to stabilize and calm you so you can release those negative thoughts. Lavender is an antidepressant, can help ward off anxiety and is a relaxant. With so many uses, this essential oil is a must-have.
Sandalwood: (96 mhz) Sandalwood is extremely cleansing and helps to lift the spirits while breaking up negative thoughts. It’s woody scent relaxes the muscles and helps to relax the inner noise and busy mind, giving you the ability to relax and focus. This oil also acts as an aphrodisiac.
Rose; (320 mhz) Rose essential oil is the product of one of the most recognizable and culturally significant flowers in the world—has a rich, intoxicating and uplifting aroma that’s just as beautiful as the bloom itself. Because each 5 ml bottle requires 22 pounds of rose petals, Rose is one of the most expensive essential oils you can acquire. Rose oil creates an inspiring atmosphere, encouraging positive self-reflection and elevated spiritual experiences.
These are a just a few of my go-tos but it's important to remember that not all oils are created equal. The emphasis on quality, care and intentionality are some of Feng Shui's highest principles, therefore I encourage my clients to seek out products and brands that truly warm and deeply energize their heart.
For the utmost healing and balancing properties it is necessary to use the purest and most reputable oils available.
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