Friday, February 21, 2014

How to use Essential Oils

Essential oils are the oils within plants in concentrated levels. These oils can be used in a variety ways and for even more reasons. Always use caution when using them as they are highly concentrated and can be toxic and there is always the possibility of allergies. We will cover the different ways to use your oils as well as why you would want specific oils for specific reason.

ESSENTIAL OILS AND CANDLES -  oils can be added to any candle mixing it with the wax before pouring and cooling is ideal but a drop rubbed on the top of your candle can go along way. In some practices this is called anointing your candle. Essential oils in candle not only can create a nice aroma but can leave you feeling specific moods or energies, including, relaxed, energized, clear headed, or any other mood. Adding oils can also create intention. For instance if you use cinnamon oil in your candle or anoint you candle with it, you could be telling the universe you are open to love, romance or possibly prosperity.

INCENSE STICK OR CONES - essential oils are best of scenting incense. Fragrances have chemicals where these oils are 100% natural.  Any essential oil can be used in scenting incense and again you can implement any intention when doing so , from just wanting a nice aroma to producing magic or even clear a space of negativity.

BATH AND SKIN PRODUCTS - everything from shampoo, hand creams, lotions, soaps, epsom salts, conditioner, moisturizer and many other natural bath products can be enhance by adding just a small amount of essential oils. Essential oils leave a desired scent, but can also add healing qualities that give relief to many ailments, such as relieve skin conditions, alleviate muscle aches, or to help you relax and de-stress. Always use caution when trying new oils and use only tiny amounts until you are sure you won't have an undesired reaction.

OIL BURNERS - you can put oils into an oil burner and infuse the air around you. Choose an oil for your purpose and place a 5 - 10 drops in the top of your oil burner. I usually place a teaspoon of water in the top with the oil. If you burn only the oil, it works great but it will be a very potent aroma in a smaller area, as opposed to adding water where you will get a much more dispersed aroma that fills a larger area because the water evaporating helps carry the oil scent.

MAGIC AND MANIFESTING - when practicing magic or manifesting, you are putting out an intention and using oil can bring an added potency to your work. All plants and oils carry spiritual qualities and represent certain desires and qualities. So when putting your intention out to the universe burning a particular oil is just showing universe that you are open to receiving the qualities of your chosen oil.

PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL AILMENTS - burning, smelling, rubbing or using oils can help in all emotional and physical dis-ease or problems. All oil carry medicinal qualities and doing some research you can find an oil to help you with any problem. Choose carfully and be mindful in your way of using it, whether you burn or mix with a carrier oil (olive or coconut....) and apply to area. or just smell over a set period of time.

Do your research and respect the power within these oils. They will help you but they can harm you too. There are many ways to enjoy essential oils. Begin exploring using the internet. There is loads of information. A couple common and safe ones to start with would be lavender or tea tree.

Enjoy !!

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