Chakra Tools: Essential Oils

Essential oils come from plants, flower, leaf, seed, bark and fruit and represent healing and living energy. They contain chemical components that can exert specific effects on the mind and body. 

Lavender, for example, increases alpha waves in the back of the head which promotes a sense of relaxation. Jasmine, on the other hand, increases beta waves in the front of the head, in turn promoting a more alert state. 

Humans have the capability to distinguish 10,000 different smells which all affect our system in three ways - pharmacologically (interacting with the body's chemistry), physiologically (producing a stimulating or sedating effect), and psychologically (prompting emotional responses, often through memory). 

The process of using essential oil smells for healing is called Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy works on our sense of smell and by absorption into the bloodstream. Smells enter the nose where olfactory receptors transport them to the limbic system - the part of the brain that controls our moods, emotions, memory, instinct and learning. 

Make sure you only use pure oils (avoid 'fragrant' oils as they are synthetic), and seek medical advice before 'playing' with pure essential oils. In my 7-Day Chakra Workout, I use the Chakra Essentials range of blends as a starting point for your own exploration of aromatherapy. 

Learn more about Aromatherapy blends in: The Goddess Guide to Chakra Vitality


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