With RECEPTIVITY being the theme for this month, let’s think about the act of opening our hearts. I love it when I’m in yoga class and am prompted to “shine my heart”–for me it’s such a centering practice to envision my heart as a source of radiant light that, by pulling my shoulders and arms back, and gently bending backward, I can intentionally and SHINE out to the world. It’s the essence of receptivity to me. I feel the love expanding from me AND within me.
Ahhh…beautiful. Now, on to the essential oils. All essential oils can effect the body, the mind, and the spirit. It’s what I love most about them, as mind, body, and spirit are all connected. What one might consider to be the most stereotypical botanical representation of love, rose, is actually one of the best oils for the heart. Just as the petal of a rose is soft and delicate, so is the oil. It can take approximately 60,000 roses to produce just one ounce of this precious oil. Rose essential oil is calming and soothing while physically aiding conditions of the heart.
Another of my favorite oils for the heart (and one of my favorites in general) is neroli. Also a very expensive and precious oil, neroli is the essential oil to use for heart palpitations, severe anxiety, and panic attacks. It’s soothing properties not only calm the heart but can also calm irritated skin and abdominal cramps.
Each oil, after all, has a wide range of applications to help with various conditions. Aromatherapy is as intricate and complex as the essential oils are themselves. Just in writing this I can feel my heart expand in gratitude for being introduced to this art and science.
If you’re interested in a custom blend using rose, neroli, or any other beautiful heart oils to sooth you spirit, mind, or body, please connect with me! You can send me an email at email@example.com and we’ll work together to create something derived from nature, specifically for you.