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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Spirituality

EasterDiffusing essential oils with Biblical significance can be especially meaningful at this time. Regardless of your spiritual background, aromatherapy and essential oils can play a special part as you embark or continue on your spiritual journey.

Read and explore the Aromatherapy Spirituality & Enlightenment category of AromaWeb's Article Archive:

Essential Oils for Spirituality
This article includes a categorized list of essential oils known for their particular value within spiritual applications.

Meditating With Essential Oils
Proper use of essential oils during meditation can enhance the experience by grounding you and promoting a sense of calm. Read this article to learn more.

Praying With Essential Oils
Essential oils can be diffused as you pray to help you focus your thoughts and prayers. Learn more within this article.

Aromatic Botanicals, Aromatherapy and the Bible
The aromatic and anointing oils mentioned throughout the Bible were likely the oils that we refer to today as infused oils, not essential oils. Learn why and learn about the aromatic botanicals and oils that were available at the time.

Aromatic Botanicals of the Bible
View a list of the botanicals mentioned throughout the Bible. Each includes an example Biblical passage.

Anointing With Essential Oils
Using carrier oils and essential oils, you can create your own anointing oils for use during prayer, meditation or during times in which you want to express your gratitude or intention towards a particular goal or outcome.

Incense and Spirituality
Incense made with natural ingredients can be burned during times of meditation, prayer, general reflection or to help cleanse and clear the air and make a space sacred.


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Essential Oils for St. Patrick's Day

Spearmint
An essential oil that first comes to my mind for use in the diffuser on St. Patrick's Day is Spearmint Essential Oil. Like its beautiful green leaves, spearmint is often is represented by the color green (i.e. in mints, gums and candies). It is a fresh, clean-smelling, energizing oil that is perfectly befitting the day and transition of seasons. It doesn't overpower as easily as Peppermint Essential Oil can.

Here in the northern hemisphere, Spring will be officially arrive in a few not-soon-enough-to-get-here days. Although it is still too cool for my spearmint to once again begin to grow, my mint plants are typically the first to greet me as soon as the weather warms up enough. [Read AromaTalk's Growing and Enjoying Peppermint, Spearmint and Other Mint Plants.]

On St. Patrick's Day, try diffusing a little Spearmint Essential Oil or create a refreshing room spray.

Aromahead also suggests Sweet Basil, Palmarosa, Lime or Siberian Fir as green oils lovely for the day. View Aromahead Blog's Green Oils to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.


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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Valentine's Day and Romance

Aromatherapy for RomanceWishing you a lovely Valentine's Day on Friday. If you have romantic plans in store, be sure to check out AromaWeb's Aromatherapy for Romance collection of articles:

Aromatherapy for Romance
Aromatherapy, natural botanicals and natural fragrancing all tantalize our sense of smell. They play a significant role within romance, love and intimacy. Take a look within this post.

Setting the Mood
Preciously fragranced room sprays, body mists, bath oils, massage oils, and other natural aromatics can enhance a romantic evening or add variety and intrigue to your marriage. Read on for ideas.

Aromatherapy Aphrodisiacs
Learn about sensual essential oils and aphrodisiacs.


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Esential Oil Diffuser Blends for Meditation and Reflection

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Meditation

I love using essential oils both during my periods of prayer and also when I meditate, reflect or "listen" for wisdom.

Not only can essential oils help support our physical and emotional wellness, they also offer the incredible potential to support and complement our spiritual lives when used mindfully and safely.

This past year, I created several meditation diffuser blends that I am pleased to share with you on AromaWeb. They are intended to help ground and center you and support your intentions as you meditate or practice yoga.

Learn More by Heading Over to AromaWeb and Reading 5 Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Meditation


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AromaWeb Guide to C02 Extracts

Carrier Oil Guide on AromaWeb

Did you know that CO2 Extracts are superior to essential oils in several ways? CO2 Extracts can be a wonderful complement to essential oils. More and more suppliers are starting to offer a growing selection of these precious aromatics.

Learn about CO2 Extracts, what they are, how they compare to essential oils, how CO2 supercritical extraction is performed and what the difference is between CO2 Select Extracts and CO2 Total Extracts:

AromaWeb Guide to CO2 Extracts


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The Importance of Essential Oil Safety

Conifer Essential Oil Guide

Essential oils can be incredibly beneficial for supporting our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being when used with sensibility, knowledge and care. Essential oils are very highly concentrated, and they must be treated with respect. As I mention on AromaWeb, we shouldn't be afraid to use essential oils, but it's important to learn about and heed essential oil safety guidelines so they can be used safely and effectively.

Learn about important essential oil safety precautions by reading AromaWeb's essential oil safety articles and guides:


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New Conifer Essential Oil Guide Now on AromaWeb

Conifer Essential Oil Guide

What a joy it has been to finally prepare and publish a guide to Conifer Essential Oils on AromaWeb. While growing up in Southeastern Michigan, I was able to enjoy spending a lot of time outside in a densely wooded area, savoring the beauty, shade and aroma of the spruce and pine trees. These days, I work very long hours, and I have far less time to explore and forest bathe (see below for more about forest bathing). Mindful diffusion of my conifer essential oils has made such a difference in helping me continue to feel a connection to the forest and these beautiful trees. As primarily invigorating oils, they have been helpful to keep me focused as I prepared this rather detailed guide...

Learn More by Reading AromaWeb's Guide to Conifer Essential Oils


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AromaWeb's Guide to Carrier Oils

There are so many beautiful and nourishing carrier oils available! Carrier oils not only dilute essential oils before applying them topically, but they offer their own unique benefits within skin and personal care applications. Carrier oils can contain nourishing fatty acids and other beneficial components. AromaWeb's Guide to Carrier Oils explains what carrier oil, infused oils and essential fatty acids are. It also includes profiles for 25 carrier oil and vegetable butters.

Learn More by Reading AromaWeb's Guide to Carrier Oils

Carrier Oil Guide on AromaWeb


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Aromatic Jewelry

Jewelry that is specially crafted so that it can be subtly fragranced with essential oils is typically known as aromatherapy or essential oil jewelry. This form of jewelry allows you to diffuse and enjoy the benefits and aroma of your favorite oils throughout the day. Learn all about the different essential oil jewelry types available, what to look for when shopping and simple but important safety tips to keep in mind...

Learn More by Reading AromaWeb's Essential Oil Jewelry Guide

Fall Seasonal Essential Oil Guide on AromaWeb


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Essential Oils Are Not Collectibles

Featured Article on AromaWeb: Essential Oils Are Not Collectibles

It's understandable that we instinctively lean towards use of collectible and collection terminology when referring to essential oils.

I do feel that regardless of our personal stance on the topic, that it's important that we all do give the concept of "collecting" essential oils some thought and consideration.

Even when we use the term "essential oil collection," it can be helpful to consider that essential oils aren't really collectibles. There are underlying drawbacks that can occur when thinking of essential oils as something to "collect." Whether owning 3 different essential oils or 50+ essential oils, our mindset regarding how we acquire, store and use essential oils can make a huge difference.

The article addresses the shelf life of essential oils (they do have a shelf life unlike most "collectibles"), the conservation of essential oil bearing plants, the competitive "collection" nature amongst some oily friends as well as a few other key considerations.

Please take a moment to read AromaWeb's Essential Oils Are Not Collectibles article to learn more.


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