Welcome, 2019! May it be a year that is filled with much joy and many blessings for you all.
In their book Daily Aromatherapy, Transforming the Seasons of Your Life with Essential Oils, Joni Keim & Ruah Bull say “Winter is the season of the soul that signals rest. It is a time to feel comfortable, safe, and secure – in body, mind, heart, and spirit. A sense of being home embraces you. It is a time of peace and trust, and in that, there is restoration and rejuvenation.”
While I don’t believe in making New Year’s Resolutions, I do like to take a little time to reflect on the year that has just past, as well as consider what I will like to experience and explore in the year ahead. I will often use a Feng Shui Bagua to guide me through my process. I also like to create a special blend of essential oils to support me during my time of reflection. This year the oils I have chosen are Benzoin, Neroli, and Frankincense.
On a subtle level, Benzoin Styrax benzoin helps to dispel anger and negativity. It grounds and comforts and can also provide psychic protection as well as helping to steady and focus the mind during meditation or prayer. Benzoin can help one to release painful emotions and give one the courage to face the task of self-improvement. Some people add this oil in protection blends for their homes and cars.
Generally considered non-toxic and non-irritating however this oil can be a strong skin sensitizer so do not use on the skin.
While Neroli Citrus x aurantium can help one to develop the inner trust which will allow self-acceptance and produces feelings of security and protection. It brings in positive energy and can help one to relax as well as face our emotional fears. Neroli eases grief and also helps one to experience joyful love. It can reunite the conscious and subconscious minds and can promote direct communication with the spiritual world. Neroli can help one to become aware of unresolved issues so that one can deal with them. This oil is often used in happiness and protection blends. Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.
And Frankincense Boswellia sacra or B. carteri can be used to awaken one’s spiritual purpose. Using this oil can guide and reconnect one to the Divine presence. It calms, comforts and centers one, as well as stabilize one’s emotions. It is very grounding, as well as quietening the mind. When used in meditation it promotes a state in which one is better able to receive and integrate healing energies. It has long been considered a sacred oil which helps to heal the spirit and comfort the heart. Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Happy New Year!