Essential oils have been around for over 1000 years, so it is no wonder that people all over the world have found many simple yet astounding uses for them. They can have a wide range of properties, and many people swear by them for complete mind/body wellness. No matter what lifestyle you choose to pursue, essential oils can help you become more mindful and receptive to your surroundings.
But aside from the list of physical benefits, what most people do not know is that essential oils are actually reported to have several spiritual benefits that can be very empowering if used correctly. These benefits can seem mysterious, but they boil down to simple aspects of spiritual awareness, such as creativity, protection, calmness, and happiness.
With that in mind, here are some of the most common and useful essential oils that you should familiarize yourself with, along with their lesser known spiritual uses.
Lavender has a wide range of medicinal uses, from relieving skin irritations like bug bites, to disinfecting minor wounds, and is definitely in the “top 10 list of household essential oils”. More interestingly, lavender oil can lift away depression or prolonged sadness, and bring feelings of harmony and purification to the weary psyche. When in need of comfort or companionship, lavender helps us realize that we are not alone.
Another staple for home use, lemon oil can act as shampoo, antimicrobial hand sanitizer, or even as mouthwash. Spiritually, it also acts as a psychic cleanser, enabling users to focus their attention, and think with great clarity. It opens one up to the many phases of life, and when diluted in water, can even be used to cleanse negativity from objects such as crystals, jewelry, and stones.
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Cloves have been used for hundreds of years to treat many mouth-related illnesses, such as toothaches and cold sores. It is spiritually opposing to the previous oils, however, since it has a very expansive energy that is meant to stir you into action. This oil is great to have around when you are feeling afraid, or anytime you need to feel confident and ready to face the world. Clove oil can even be worn topically as a perfume.
Similar to lemon oil, grapefruit oil is suitable for a wide range of household uses, and also possesses a very uplifting spiritual profile. It is great for cutting through negativity and reconnecting with your center. It comes in handy when you are in need of joy or spontaneity, and is great for giving your brain a spiritual wake-up call.
This essential oil was important enough to be found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt, with good reason. Frankincense provides a subtle and invigorating aroma as a fragrance, but it is also considered to have great spiritual potential. It is said to hold a great wisdom, as well as the ability to ward off many types of evil and negativity. Frankincense is still used in religious ceremonies around the world. This is a definite ‘must’ for spiritual adventurers from every walk of life.
How to Use Essential Oils
Each oil usually comes with its own set of instructions, no matter where you are getting it from. Oils can be diffused, applied topically, or taken internally, but the rules are different with each essential oil. It is important to follow all instructions or ask a professional in order to receive the maximum physical and spiritual benefit from these powerful substances. Like any form of medicine, they must be taken with care, respect, and reverence.
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