First Posted October 2016
This is what Rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place – Elizabeth Gilbert….
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. 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. Taking time to connect to your own inner wisdom and belief system helps to make sense of what is happening in our lives. It can be something as simple as lighting a candle.
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.
You too can 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 milk or 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 before shamanic journeying, meditation or doing yoga.
-Diffusing 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 or for anointing candles for your altar when doing a ritual to honor the changing seasons or a special moment in your life…
When using essential oils for spiritual practices it is still important to check the contraindications. Essential Oils have many different properties; some you may want to consider:
Honoring our Ancestors: Essential Oil: Cypress, Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood.
Mediumship/ Connection to Afterlife: Essential oil: Cedarwood, Cypress, Fir, Myrrh, Myrtle, Oak Moss, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sage, Yarrow. Candle Color: Purple,
Connection to the Angelic Realm: Essential oil: Angelica, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Sweet Basil. Candle Color: White or Lavender
Spirit Guides: Essential Oil: Lemon, Mugwort, Sage, Sandalwood.
Elemental Magic: Essential Oil: Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rosemary.
Dream Work: Essential Oil: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Orange, Rose, Ylang Ylang. Candle Color: Blue.
Clairvoyance: Essential Oil: Bay Laurel, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Nutmeg, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary Spruce. Candle Color: White & Yellow
Clairaudience: Essential Oil: Bay Laurel, Grapefruit, Star Anise
Intuition: Essential Oil: Bay Laurel, Birch, Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, Pine, Rosemary, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang. Candle Color: Lavender, Purple & Brown.
Divination: Using Pendulums, Tarot Cards & Crystal Balls: Essential Oil: Bay Laurel, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Frankincense, Lemon, Patchouli, Thyme.
Candle Color: Violet or Gold
Shamanism: Journeys & Healing Essential Oil: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lavender, Palo Santo Patchouli, Pine, Sage, Sweet Grass, Tobacco.
Protection from Negative Energy, (Yourself or your Space): Essential Oil: Angelica, Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Fennel, Myrrh, Myrtle, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sweet Basil, Vetiver.
Candle Color: Black, White or Orange.
Purifying, Yourself or your Space Essential Oil: Eucalyptus, Hyssop, Juniper Berry, Palo Santo Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Sweet Grass, Sweet Marjoram, Thyme, Yarrow. Candle Color: White or Silver.
Healing the Physical & Emotional Body: Essential Oil: Bay Laurel, Birch, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Balsam Fir, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, Niaouli, Spikenard, Tea Tree, Thyme… and many more. Candle Color: Blue & Pink
Animal Communication: Essential oil: Catnip, Myrrh, Sandalwood. Candle Color: Brown.
Luck/Abundance: Essential Oil: Allspice, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Oak Moss, Pine. Candle Color: Green, Orange & Brown
Love & Relationships: Essential Oil: Cardamon, Dill, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemongrass, Melissa, Myrtle, Rose. Candle Color: Red & Pink
Passion, Sex & Fertility: Essential Oil: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Ginger, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, 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.
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, check the contraindications before topical use.
- Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, Aromatic Alchemy for Personal Blends. By Sandra Kynes, 2013, Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, Minnesota, USA
- The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews By Scott Cunningham 1989, Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, Minnesota, USA
- Llewellyn’s Complete Guide of Magical Oils By Celeste Rayne Heldstab, 2012, Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, Minnesota, USA