There’s more to aromatherapy than meets the eye, or nose. In this article we explore the metaphysical aspects of aromatherapy that can be simply applied in our everyday lives.
Aromatherapy is now a well known Wholistic therapy that many people turn to to assist with their physical and emotional health and wellbeing. But there is another, little known side to aromatherapy-the spiritual, magickal and mystical side. Our ancestors were well aware of these aspects, and many religions and cultures were shaped by the early knowledge the ancients had in regards to aromatic and medicinal plants. Now we all have the freedom to re-access this once forbidden information and apply it in our lives without fear of being burned at the stake as a witch! Here is a selection of some well known essential oils and a whole new way to using them.
Basil is a symbol of fertility and in Italy, basil is known as the symbol for love because the leaves resemble hearts. The Basil deva (plant spirit) is a protector of family, and burning basil oil will help to exorcise negativity from the home and bring good luck and happiness to a new home. Basil creates a sympathetic vibration and is often worn to assist in clashes with other people. Wear basil oil to protect you in crowds. The scent of basil causes sympathy between two people and is used to mend lovers’ quarrels. Basil is used also to ensure fidelity between lovers. Basil stimulates the conscious mind to invoke happiness. Use it in a ritual bath to bring new love in, or to free yourself of an old love. Opens the heart meridian-clears energy movement between the heart and the hands. Used in spells for; money, love attraction, banishing, exorcising and for protection. Basil oil is also associated with clairvoyance, commanding, divination, honesty and psychic development.
Black Pepper engenders courage and provides positive anger for change. Banishes malevolence, protects against the evil eye and dispels evil, black pepper is an oil of exorcism and protection. Black pepper is especially helpful in confronting fears, as black pepper provides strength, protection and stamina. Use black pepper to add spice to a relationship that has grown stale. Black Pepper is a catalyzer, enhancing the synergy of blends and increasing the potency of other oils. It is also of assistance in opening the electrical energy flow throughout whole body. Black Pepper is an oil that stimulates the conscious thought processes.
Cypress is commonly used for blessing, consecration and protection. Cypress stimulates healing, and helps to ease the pain of losses of all kinds by providing comfort and solace. Cypress engenders inner strength and quietude, and is useful in times of transition. The cypress tree represents the sacred flame of life, the unchangeable, eternal essence. Cypress symbolises long life, and the immortality of the soul, and cypress is a sign of incorruptibility and purity of the soul. Cypress assists in the sublimation of the sex force; assisting those seeking to transmute the instinctual sex energy into a spiritual energy to experience eternal life. Cypress purifies the energy field, raises energy levels and creates feelings of security by grounding. Cypress acts as a tonic to the spirit, and removes mental and psychic blocks. Cypress is also associated with; Happiness; Harmony; Peace; Inspiration; Binding; Wisdom; Releasing; Defense and Longevity.
Cedarwood is a purifier, and is beneficial for healing on both the physical and spiritual levels. Cedarwood assists in the elimination of blockages and toxins, whether they stem in the physical, mental or the emotional. Cedarwood cleanses and purifies the body, skin and the environment from all negativity and stagnation and is a useful oil for overcoming bad habits. Cedarwood enhances clarity of mind and enhances spirituality by assisting one to reconnect to their spiritual awareness-the scent is said to enhance psychic powers. Cedarwood harmonizes and stabilises unbalanced energies and encourages energy flow. Use cedarwood to draw Earth energy and for grounding. Cedarwood symbolises and encourages power, strength and fortitude. Cedarwood is also associated with; Attracting Prosperity, Purification; Health and Healing; Luck; Good Fortune; Happiness; Banishing; Releasing; Exorcism; Money and Riches; Justice; Protection; Harmony; Peace; hex-breaking cures and nightmares.
Fennel has long been associated with longevity, courage and strength. Fennel wards off negative energies by its purifying properties. Fennel provides protection to the human energy field and fortifies healthy boundaries. For these reasons, fennel is thought to calm fits induced from black magick cast against you and to prevent curses, negativity and possession. Fennel is also thought to be of assistance in influencing others to trust your words. Fennel symbolizes; victory, heroism, flattery, strength, praiseworthiness, fierceness in battle and success. Fennel is also associated with; Healing, vitality and virility. Use fennel oil for protection spells of all kinds and for purification.
Frankincense releases powerful vibrations for protection, purification and exorcism. Frankincense increases the potency of other oils and is an oil related to sun energy. Frankincense used in magick is said to predispose the body and mind to sexual ecstasy. Frankincense elevates personal and spiritual love and heightens awareness on all levels by inspiring and awakening the spiritual senses. Frankincense is an oil of transformation that expands consciousness; it is said frankincense accelerates spiritual growth as it promotes the meditative state and opens the crown chakra, causing the energy bodies to drop into alignment and anchor in the physical. A cleanser of the body, aura, psychic planes and environment, frankincense removes all negative influences. Frankincense enhances divine connection and brings inner peace.Burn frankincense oil for; protection, exorcism, spirituality, love, consecration, blessing, energy, strength, visions, healing, meditation, purification, luck, protection rites, power and courage.