Essential oils are powerful! They’re handy to have in your bag of tools for health, healing, and wellness. I also use them in my spiritual and magical practice and rituals. You may already use them, or may’ve heard of them, but don’t know why they’re so beneficial.
As a breast cancer survivor, it’s vital that I KNOW what I’m putting on my skin, breathing in, and ingesting (of course, as much as I can control it). In this day and age, with so much toxicity and pollution around us, it’s important we take charge of our own health and wellness. And that means, knowing and understanding various natural alternatives.
My hope is that you fall in love with them as much as I have once you understand how powerful these gifts from Mother Nature truly are. They’re chemical and preservative free, making them a much cleaner and healthier choice for your body, mind, and spirit.
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
They’re extracted from plants, shrubs, trees, flowers, seeds, roots, and grasses. These oils contain the essential life force of the plants. Therapeutic grade quality oils can be used topically on skin, diffused or misted into the air, and some may even be ingested.
It’s important to use only pure therapeutic grade quality oils. Avoid synthetics made with harmful chemicals.
Pure essential oils help balance the body and work in harmony with nature. These amazing oils perform effectively, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually.
For example, I use a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and lavender essential oil on my skin everyday after my shower. Lavender has a calming effect on the nervous system, which is great for me, cause at times I tend to overthink or worry.
HOW YOU CAN USE ESSENTIAL OILS
They can be used in your spiritual and magical rituals and ceremonies. Fragrance serves as a mode of communication and as a bridge between realms. It’s a traditional offering to spirits. Some spirits actually signal their presence via aroma and have particular scents they like. For instance, each Egyptian deity possessed signature fragrances. Isis enjoys myrrh, vervain, and rose among others.
Certain fragrances are believed to attract benevolent spirits, too, such as cinnamon, copal, frankincense, gardenia, myrrh, and sandalwood. Other fragrances can enhance psychic ability such as lilac, rosemary, violet, and wisteria. These are just a few. There are many more!
You can also use oils to dress candles when practicing Candle Magic. Certain fragrances lend themselves to certain intentions you’d like to see manifest in your life. For instance, rose is a popular fragrance to use when setting intentions or casting spells for love. Roses also help you connect with the energy of the Greek goddess, Aphrodite, should you wish to communicate with her.
DID YOU KNOW?
Aromatic oils have been found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. Egyptians soaked fragrant woods and resins in water and oil, then rubbed their bodies with the liquid. They also used these liquids to embalm the dead. Cleopatra, Egypt’s famous queen, was a fragrance fanatic. She drenched the sails of her ship with the oils to attract Mark Anthony.
The Greeks learned about the aromatic oils from the Egyptians. Greek athletes anointed themselves with fragrant oils to increase their strength for competitive games. Roman soldiers were anointed with aromatic oils before battle.
And during the 14th century, the Black Death ravaged Europe and Asia, claiming millions of lives. The aromatic plants clove, cedar, cypress, pine, sage, rosemary, and thyme were burned in the hospitals, streets, and sickrooms to ward off the infectious disease. Perfumers and those who were in daily contact with the aromatic plants seemed immune to the plague.
HOW DOES YOUR SENSE OF SMELL WORK?
Scents affect your health and behavior. Smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than taste!
Smell remains the most mysterious of our senses. Your olfactory nerve contains about 50 million smell receptors that protrude from mucous membranes. These hairs collect odors and convert them into messages which are relayed to the olfactory nerve and then to the brain for processing.
Fragrance signals travel through the limbic system (the most ancient set of structures in the brain that deal with emotions and memory) and plays an important role in provoking feelings and memories. The limbic system operates by influencing both the endocrine and the autonomic nervous system.
Since the sense of smell has a powerful impact on memory, odor can evoke the recall of emotions. Like when you sniff a certain perfume, you recall your sweet grandma who always gave you a heaping bowl of ice cream topped with chocolate fudge. Yum!
Smell impacts how we feel because it’s connected to our nervous system and our nervous system is connected to our feelings. It also transcends language. Fragrance sends a message straight to our hearts. Some find that it acts like a key that opens hidden past life memories.
WHY USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are a wonderful compliment to your self-care routine and/or your spiritual or magical practice. You can use them for massage, skin, teeth, and hair care, deodorants, cleaning supplies and laundry. When the oils are diffused or misted in to the air, they produce an aroma which can be fresh, clean, invigorating, disinfecting, or healing. The possibilities are endless!
The great inventor, Nikola Tesla, said “If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” Since an essential oil contains the life force of a plant, it carries a vibrational frequency that helps balance and heal the body, mind, and spirit.
I’ve created fragrant, pure, and all-natural Oils and Elixirs free of chemicals, dyes, and preservatives, as Mother Earth intended, to help you communicate with the spirits and compliment your spiritual and magical rituals. For instance, if you’d like to invoke the help of Archangel Michael for protection, healing, or justice, or connect with his energy, you can use the Essence of Archangel Michael Oil to enhance your focused intentions or requests. Remember though, oils are merely tools. The power always lies within you.
I also recommend and use Young Living Essential Oils.
Italia Oliver M.S. Ed., lovingly channels messages from Spirit to provide you guidance and clarity, and helps you connect with crossed-over loved ones. She’s an Intuitive Medium, Spiritual Guide/Teacher, Voice Channeler, Pet Communicator, Energy Healer, and Certified Angel Card Reader.
Her life changed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was during the healing process that she began receiving messages from the angels. As a child, she experienced psychic phenomena and off-world visitations.
Italia offers Readings in Mediumship, Angel, Oracle, & Sibilla Cards, Romance/Relationships, Life Purpose/Career, Past Lives, Star Origins, Auras, Pet Communication, Ancestral Healing, and Your Angels & Spirit Guides. Along with Readings, she also offers private One-to-One Intuitive & Mediumship Development Mentoring Sessions based on a client’s unique skills set and needs.
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