Cassia has a grounding and balancing aroma to inspire emotional release. Frankly, it’s an intoxicating and rich aroma- very potent to someone new to essential oils. This potent scent creates a sense of peace and serenity. Serenity now, anyone?
Some practical everyday uses for Cassia include;
• Diffuse Cassia to refresh and purify the air of odors.
• Add it to DIY cleaners or Thieves Cleaner to clean dirt and grime from surfaces.
• Take your meditation or spiritual practices to the next level.
• Diffuse it with citrus and conifer oils to make your home smell amazing.
Cassia has deep history and has been used for centuries. In the Bible’s Old Testament, Cassia was mentioned as a holy anointing oil. It was a key ingredient in temple incense. “All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad” (Psalm 45:8).
It was also used in ancient Egypt and China. It is listed as one of the 50 fundamental herbs of Chinese tradition.
To learn more about how Cassia and Cinnamon are different, click here.
and CELERY SEED VITALITY
Well here's one we haven't mentioned, and it's a much needed oil by us all.
Celery Seed vitality essential oil has historically been used for easing and soothing discomfort. It smells much more delightful than DiGize, I'll give it that. In addition, we can use it to zest up our culinary recipes. This little one packs a powerful punch!
EMOTIONALLY~Celery Seed opens and expands the heart chakra and helps the heart and crown chakras align. It releases emotions of anger stemming from hurt, not enough, tired and unworthy. This oil specifically helps to resolve and release fatherhood issues. This includes whether an individual is a father, one has issues with your father or with a fatherly figure; or for women who had to assume the role of a mother and father. The stuck emotions are usually associated with the fact that males are typically taught to assume the role as provider and take on the responsibility and burdens for the family’s needs.
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Cilantro Vitality Essential Oil -
Support Healthy Immunity and Digestion
Cilantro vitality essential oil supports healthy digestion and immune system functions when combined with a healthy life style. It has cleansing properties when taken internally as a dietary supplement. Non-GMO.
Cilantro or Coriander? That is the Question!
If the oil is distilled from the seeds, dry fruit or of the plant then it is referred to as Coriander. Cilantro or Chinese Parsley oil comes from the LEAVES of the plant!
Whether you are using cilantro vitality or coriander vitality in your recipes, you will sure be zesting up your food flavor while supporting healthy digestion! Doesn't get better than that, does it?
So don't forge cilantro in your Mediterranean, Indian and Mexican dishes. Your digestive system will thank you.
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Cinnamon Bark is known to diminish the feelings of depression, faintness, and exhaustion.
It is reputed to relax the body in many different ways. Cinnamon Bark eases our minds into full acceptance of our authentic selves and current reality. It rekindles energy and elevates us beyond fear, irritation, and insecurity.
It also creates an environment that gives way to harmony and strength.
Cistus Essential Oil has soft, fruity smell with honey overtones. The aroma of this oil is intoxicating. It is calming and uplifting oil that stimulates the five senses. The constituents in Cistus cause the mind to let go of hindering beliefs and create permanent change in the brain.
Cistus is in one of my favorite blended oils called ImmuPower that contains oils that supports and brings strength to mind and body.
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Refreshing Oil for Hot Summer Buggy Days
Citronella essential oil was traditionally used to prevent food spoilage. The citronella plant belongs to the same family as lemongrass and palmarosa grasses.
Citronella contains over 80 chemical constituents when tested by gc/ms.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies citronella as non-toxic and was first registered in the United States in 1948.
Use citronella essential oil for pet odors or use Purification a blend that contains it.
Historically this oil has been used by various cultures to treat intestinal parasites, menstrual conditions and to sanitize and deodorize surfaces. I know, wild, right?! Combined with Cedarwood it is an incredible insect repeller. Citronella has been shown to significantly reduce elevated blood pressure and heart and uplifted. It is in the same family as Lemongrass, so think muscle and joint relief as well. Find your reference guide for more detail about physical benefits outside of insect repellant.
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Clary Sage Oil has been used for centuries to help support the female mind and body. Supports healthy attitude during PMS; and my support for menopausal women emotionally due it's balancing nature*.
It contains sclareol which is very rare when distilling essential oils.
Clary Sage is contained in Dragon Time, Endoflex and SclarEssence essential oil blends. Consider these blends for balancing and supporting of women's emotional wellbeing.
I find that if I use it for stressful days, it immediately stops that mind chatter that is so disruptive to clear thinking.
One of my favorite blends that contains Clary Sage is Into the Future. It helps us leave the past behind and move forward.
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Eases Physical Discomforts
Copaiba Oil is a wonderful essential oil that has traditionally been used to support the body's natural response to irritation and support healthy digestion. Copaiba is often used interchangeably with copal oil, but my understanding is that copaiba oil is technically more accurate if using the essential oil from the copaiba tree, Copaifera reticulata. This genus species is also the only species that is indigenous to the Amazon Region. Copaiba oil known to have some of the highest levels of beta-caryophyllene in the world, meaning beta-caryophyllene has been extensively studied for its ability to modulate the body's response to irritation, and it has been documented to contain 50 percent beta-caryophyllene. Helichrysum and Clove essential oils have 5 to 12 percent of the same compound. Other essential oils besides helichrysum and clove that contain beta-caryophyllene are basil, oregano, black pepper, rosemary and cinnamon bark oils.
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Get things Moving!
Cypress Essential Oil is beneficial for oily or troubled skin.
It is also spiritually grounding and helps us accept change by allowing us to go with the flow and feeling more secure with ourselves. It can be mentally grounding and stabilizing. Herbaceous scent, fresh and woody.
Emotion benefits of Cypress
Cypress's properties reflect its spiritual influence. Eliminating what is stagnant opens us up to spiritual evolution and personal development. So cypress essential oils will support us not only to accept the changes we need to make, but also, to distinguish what changes are best for us and our own spiritual growth. Lastly, it will get this process moving and get us in the flow if we allow it to support on this level.
By the way, any of the oils that are from trees (Palo Santo, Cedarwood, Frankincense, etc) will provide stabilization, grounding and security to our being, physically and emotionally.
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Release Resistance and Attachment
Coriander essential oil will help us release resistance and attachment to old beliefs and open to new energies
It is distilled from the seeds, dry fruit of the plant. Coriander refers specifically to the seeds of the plant where as Cilantro or Chinese Parsley really refers to just the leaves.
The benefits of coriander are well documented and the uses of the seeds go back to Ancient Egypt and China!
Coriander essential oil also can be used to release emotions related to fears; especially those of the heart.
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Supports Healthy Mindset
Clove oil uses include support to healthy mindset around work and play. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituent eugenol.
This oil is contained in Young Living's famous blend Thieves which contains cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, and rosemary.
So, with all of these clove oil uses, let's easily take advantage of the benefits every day using Clove Essential Oil! Just use a drop in your favorite recipe!
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Relaxes the Body
The essential oil of Davana relaxes contractions in muscles and blood vessels, while also having a relaxing effect on the brain and the nervous system, thus fighting anxiety, stress, depression, and anger. This helps you get a good sleep as well.
Speeds up Healing
This property of Davana essential oil helps heal wounds faster and protects them from infections.
This oil also has mild vermifuge and insect repellant properties. It also shows hypotensive properties and brings down blood pressure. Davana oil is also used in making perfumes.
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Dill Essential Oil has traditionally been used to support a healthy digestive system. It is stimulating, revitalizing, and balancing. Steam distilled from the entire plant.
Roman gladiators rubbed Dill on their bodies, believing that they could reduce nervousness and stress before battle.
Today, we use Dill essential oil to balance emotionally and uplift the mind.
Did you know that diffusing Dill with Roman Chamomile may help restless children? Roman Chamomile and Dill are both are calming. Dill energetically helps to focus intention and bring clarity of expression.
Dill assists in the power of visualization and intention. It grows by itself; therefore, it can bring focus to our spiritual singularity or purpose.
Many times we want to help and make a difference in the world by "taking on the world"; however, that is not always helpful. Dill helps us understand that focusing on our own spiritual mission is where we can really make the most difference in the world. And it asks us to form that vision for ourselves.
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Dorado Azul Essential Oil or Bush Mint comes from Ecuador and it is in the mint family. Has a fresh and herbaceous aroma. Contains 1,8 cineol or eucalyptol known to support the respiratory system. It is grown and is distilled in Ecuador.
Although many people are not familiar with the properties of Dorado Azul many indigenous cultures in India, Nigeria and elsewhere have used it for hundred of years to correct emotional imbalance; and as a natural mosquito repellent.
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Supports Healthy Skin and Balances the Chakras
Elemi oil has traditionally been used to reduce lines and wrinkles associated with aging; and is supportive of healthy skin. Also for soothing muscles discomforts after exercise.
A member of the same botanical family as frankincense and myrrh it is steam distilled from the gum or resin of the tree; and you will recognize the smell, as such, immediately! It is unique oil that is not very common and can be hard to locate in therapeutic quality.
The tree is native to the Philippine and the Moluccas Islands. Europe has used Elemi to rejuvenate skin. Historically it was used as an ingredient in ointments for hundreds of years! Use to soothe muscle discomfort after exercise and in conjunction with massage.
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The Uses of Eucalyptus are Many-
But What Species Do I Use?
The uses of Eucalyptus oils are very vast and wide-ranging because there are so many species. For a detailed post surrounding these differences, please read this.
Traditionally, Eucalyptus species have been used traditionally for supporting a healthy respiratory system and to soothe muscles after exercise. The Australian Aborigines used the leaves for soothing physical and emotional discomfort.
Unfortunately with the broad uses and abundance of species comes some confusion and even exploitation of the consumer. This is similar to the problems often encountered with other popular essential oils such as cinnamon essential oil and the Melaleuca species. Therefore, it is up to us as consumers and oil users to have an understanding of the plant and the oil so we can use the oils safely and correctly.
The benefits of fennel date back to the ancient Egyptians and Romans. They used fennel for spiritual and emotional support.
Today it is supportive to healthy circulatory, glandular, respiratory, and digestive systems* when taken internally as a dietary supplement (see fennel vitality).
Spiritually warriors believed that it gave them courage and strength in battle and longevity. During the Medieval Age, fennel was used to block spells and ward off witches and evil spirits.
Today, we can reap the benefits of fennel using fennel essential oil every day. It can assist us with supporting a healthy digestive system when taken internally* (see fennel vitality).
Fennel also energizes and balances and may support feelings of well-being during the menstrual cycle.
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Healthy Skin and Is Grounding
Frankincense Oil, Olibanum Oil or Oil of Lebanon is a ancient essential oil used for spiritual connection and to support a healthy immune system. A valuable ingredient in skin care products for healthy looking skin, Frankincense through the centuries has helped harness the power of exceptional health, including mental health. Many find help focusing the mind and overcome stress and despair.
Frankincense is considered a holy oil in the Middle East and we know that it was given to Christ at the time of his birth. The uses and benefits of Frankincense date back way before the time of Christ to the Egyptians and Sumerians. For years Frankincense has made the news and has been the center of much research. Frankincense contains 8% sesquiterpenes and is 78% monoterpenes. Monoterpenes are known to be calming.
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Geranium Essential Oil has a sweet, floral fragrance that calms and relaxes the body and mind. It has been used back to the times of the Egyptians for promoting and supporting beautiful healthy skin and hair.
With naturally occurring citronellol and geraniol, geranium is definitely one to have around for hot summer days while doing outside activities. Combines well with lavender.
Did you know that the untrained nose usually identifies Geranium Essential Oil for Rose Essential Oil?
Because Geranium oil has a rose like scent. In fact Geranium oil is used to adulterate Rose essential oil for this reason. Also, pure Rose essential oil is about five to six times the cost of Geranium essential oil!
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Supporting Body's Natural Response to Irritation
German Chamomile essential oil has been used to support the body’s natural response to irritation. This oil contains chamazulene, a compound studied for its ability to support the body’s natural response to irritation.
The oils blue color comes from chamazulene which also is what gives it its powerful properties. It supports the body’s natural response to irritation by clearing "energetic heat" from the body. This is also why is it known to dispel the emotions of anger and rage and promote peace and patience.
German Chamomile also supports healthy skin. And clears the mind and creates patience and peace.
My favorite oil blends that contain German Chamomile are Endoflex and Surrender Essential Oil. Also in Juvatone that supports liver function.
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Soothing Muscles After Exercise
The benefits of ginger include naturally occurring constituents zingiberene and beta-phellandrene.
However, the benefits of this fabulous oil go way further simply those two constituents. Ginger addresses “lack” and therefore would assist those who need self-confidence and motivation to put plans and ideas into the physical realm. In other words, it allows us to “digest” parts of ourselves that need to be changed so we can better serve ourselves. Ginger can also have an affect on the root and sacral chakras. This will help to release suppressed sexual energy or open sexual energy of the second chakra.
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The scientific name for Goldenrod is Solidago from the Latin word solidare, meaning “to join,” or “bring together”, like soldering tool. This speaks to Goldenrod’s long history of healing wounds.
•The Germans considered Goldenrod to be the best wound herb and, before engaging in battle, they gathered it as a precaution. In Germany today it is commonly called “fastening herb” because it fastens wounds together. No wonder why it’s a perfect herb to take into battle!
•During the reign of Queen Elizabeth, Goldenrod’s healing abilities were very popular and it was extremely valuable. The powder was exported to London for its healing powers and was sold for as much as a half a crown per pound.
Finally, while this has nothing to do with the benefits of Goldenrod, but living in the birthplace of Liberty, I find this endearing-
The colonists called goldenrod tea “Liberty Tea,” since they drank it instead of black tea after the Boston Tea Party. Liberty Tea became very popular and was actually exported to China.
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Essential Oils for Skin
The Benefits of Grapefruit include supporting healthy skin and cleansing! Rich in the naturally occurring limonene, like many cold pressed citrus oils, it is wonderful to add to your homemade lotions, creams and massage oils!
Allow Grapefruit Essential Oil to soothe and refresh skin by placing in the bath or creating a sugar or salt scrub. It is also mentally uplifting so don't forget to diffuse it when soaking in the tub!
Carry grapefruit with you to dismiss odors or anytime you just want a burst of citrusy freshness in your car, the bathroom, office or kennel.
Oh yes, especially those that just linger in your nose forever! You know what I mean...(rotting food, foreclosed homes, landfill drive-bys!) Just inhale right from the bottle and your noxious odor memories are gone!
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