The wheel of the year continues to turn, and in our busy world, many have lost touch with the small magics in life. We need to take a moment, take a breath, observe a perfect tulip in April or the geese flying south in October. It can be something as simple as lighting a candle. These small moments become our daily reflection or our daily rituals.
Humans have been doing rituals for thousands of years. Whether it is in a temple or in the forest, it could be honoring God, the Goddess or Mother Earth, it’s still a ritual. Essential oils have been used in rituals and ceremonies for close to 6000 years by the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Persians. They have been used to celebrate love, fertility, the changing seasons as well as honoring the dead.
To use essential oils in your daily rituals, you may want to:
Add Essential oils to a ceremonial bath before starting a ritual or meditation. (Use a carrier oil to properly dilute them first)
Make a space clearing spray to cleanse and bless a new home, or to clear the energies in your room. Or diffuse essential oils when you are setting your intentions, during meditation or prayers. (Using a candle diffuser would work for the ambiance as well as diffusing the essential oil).
Make an anointing oil. A blend diluted with Jojoba oil could be used for your body
use a small amount of your diluted essential oil blend to anoint candles for your altar when doing a ritual to honor the changing seasons or a special moment in your life. *** Use caution when anoiting candles and never leave a burning candle unattended.
When using essential oils for spiritual practices it is still important to check the contraindications before topical use;
Using candles and essential oils is an easy way to add meaning to your daily rituals. You may want to try using:
Honoring our Ancestors:
Essential Oil: Cypress, Frankincense, Myrrh, or Sandalwood. Candle Color: White, Purple & Blue
Mediumship & Connection to Afterlife:
Essential oil: Cedarwood, Cypress, Fir, Myrrh, Myrtle, Oak Moss, Patchouli, Rosemary or Sage.
Candle Color: Purple, White
Essential Oil: Bay Laurel, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Spruce Frankincense, Nutmeg, Oregano, Peppermint or Rosemary.
Candle Color: White & Yellow
Essential Oil: Bay Laurel, Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, Pine, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.
Candle Color: Purple & Brown.
Journeys & Healing
Essential Oil: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lavender, Palo Santo Patchouli, Pine, Sage, Sweet Grass, or Tobacco Absolute.
Candle Color: Black, White & Green
Protection from Negative Energy, (Yourself or your Space):
Essential Oil: Angelica, Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Myrrh,Patchouli, Rosemary, Sweet Basil or Vetiver. Candle Color: Black, White & Orange.
Healing the Physical & Emotional Body:
Essential Oil: Bay Laurel, Birch, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Balsam Fir, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, Niaouli, Spikenard, Tea Tree orThyme, to name just a few...
Candle Color: Blue & Pink
Using Pendulums, Tarot Cards or Crystal Balls:
Essential Oil: Bay Laurel, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Frankincense, Lemon, Patchouli or Thyme.
Candle Color: Violet or Gold
Essential Oil: Allspice, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Oak Moss, Pine.
Candle Color: Green, Orange & Brown
Essential Oil: Cardamon, Dill, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemongrass, Melissa, Myrtle, or Rose.
Candle Color: Red & Pink
Passion, Sex & Fertility:
Essential Oil: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Ginger, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, or Ylang Ylang. Candle Color: Red & Green
Our Lives are made up of more small moments than large ones. Taking the time to honor the small milestones, our inner wisdom and our beliefs keep us grounded in and grateful for the present moment.
My Blog is for information only & is not meant to replace medical advice. Essential Oils are not for ingestion & should always be diluted before topical use.
***When using essential oils for spiritual practices it is still important to check
the contraindications before topical use;
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