Daily Aromatherapy

Transforming the Seasons of Your Life with Essential Oils

Second Edition

 

Daily Aromatherapy is suggested to be read first in the trilogy.

 

 

      Daily Aromatherapy brings nature’s aromas and their positive, transforming abilities into your daily life. Transforming, as it is used in this book, means shifting your state of mind. Combined with your intention—what you passionately want to achieve—the exercises in this book can assist you is every aspect of your life from feeling secure in the world to strengthening your spirituality. 

      At an aromatherapy conference in San Francisco, Jeffrey Yuen, a master of classical Chinese medicine, explained that essential oils are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in a variety of ways and that one of the key ways was for transformation. He said, simply and eloquently, that “one cannot use essential oils without being transformed.” The oils work well because they “connect with the essence of an individual by activating the senses.” 

       Using aromas for shifting your state of mind is not new. It has been used through the ages by many cultures to assist in a variety of transformation techniques, such as meditation, affirmation, visualization, and prayer. 

      When assigning an association or theme to a particular essential oil for transformation purposes, it is based it on the oil’s subtle energy properties. These properties affect the subtle anatomy associated with the human body (energy centers and subtle bodies). They gently coax erratic cellular vibration into a harmonious or intended vibration. As we explore these subtle properties, the format of Daily Aromatherapy follows the seasons of the year as they correlate to the symbolic seasons of the evolving human soul. 

 

  • Spring is the season of optimism and new beginnings. It is the time to clear away the old and begin anew. It represents the hopeful, childhood years and the feminine.

 

  • Summer is the season of activity and manifesting goals and desires. It represents the dynamic, young adult years, and the masculine. 

 

  • Autumn is the season to reflect on life, to accept, to forgive, and to heal. It represents personal growth and the compassionate mid-life years. 

 

  • Winter is the season to rest, restore, and rejuvenate. It is a time to prioritize and focus on what is most dear. Winter represents the wise, spirit-filled senior years. 

 

Additional Testimonials for Daily Aromatherapy

On Amazon, verified purchase: “I love this book. This book is an amazing resource for anyone interested in wanting to learn more of the subtle properties of essential oils. I don't necessarily do the daily activities as often as I intended, but it's nice being able to refer to this book if I am having any sort of emotional struggles that I'm dealing with. I highly recommend it. These are some amazing women who authored this book.”

 

On Amazon, verified purchase: “Wonderful book. You certainly are able to establish a great relationship with essential oils.”

 

“Daily Aromatherapy provides a powerful way to experience our deeper self and invite the seeds of change. With the backdrop of time, we weave our way through affirmations, visualizations, blessings, and ceremonies as the essential oils’ aromas awaken our inner guidance where authenticity alone lies. What a what a wonderful way to transform our lives—by taking the step to wholeness, one day at a time!

– Brenda Hinton, Integrative Wellness Coach

 

 

 

Excerpt From Daily Aromatherapy

 

Following are the intention exercises for the first week of March, the first month of spring.

 

      Spring is the season of the soul that signals optimism and hope. It is a time to clear away and release that which no longer serves you—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—so you can experience rebirth, inspiration, and renewed creativity. It is a time for new beginnings, new experiences, new relationships, and new perspectives on existing relationships. Spring is the season that represents the childhood stage of your life and also the feminine.

      March is the first spring month—a time for clearing, cleansing, and releasing, so that you can move forward, unburdened, toward your hopes and dreams. 

Lemongrass 

Best essential oil to clear and cleanse

 

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

— Joseph Campbell

 

Latin name: Cymbopogon citratus

Extracted from: Leaves

Aroma: Strong, bright, lemony

Psychological properties: Uplifts yet calms the mind. Helps to ease irritability, stress, and minor depression. Revitalizes and refreshes. Helps to relieve mental fatigue and jet lag.

Subtle properties: Clears and cleanses. Promotes optimism and dispels negativity. Helps to clear and release regrets and emotional blocks. (Emotional blocks are wounds in the psyche that keep us from fully experiencing or processing certain emotions.) Supports intuition.

March 1

Aromatic affirmation with Lemongrass

Sit quietly. Close your eyes. Take 3 slow, relaxed breaths. Open your eyes. Put a drop of Lemongrass on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again.

Say the following affirmation out loud or internally: “It is safe for me now to clear away and gently release that which no longer serves me.”

Lemongrass helps you to clear away and release outmoded and unnecessary ways of thinking and emotional blocks.

March 2

Aromatic emotional self-discovery with Lemongrass

Sit quietly. Close your eyes. Take 3 slow, relaxed breaths. Open your eyes. Put a drop of Lemongrass on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. 

Ask yourself the following questions and write your answers on a piece of paper. 

  • What does “clear and cleanse” mean to me?

  • Are there emotional blocks from past situations that I am ABLE to clear and cleanse? If so, what are they?

  • Are there emotional blocks from past situations that I am UNABLE to clear and cleanse? If so, what are they and what keeps me holding onto them?

  • What emotional blocks would I like to clear and cleanse?

  • How does clearing and cleansing away unwanted emotional blocks benefit me?

Inhale the aroma of Lemongrass again and intend that you are breathing in the ability to clear, cleanse, and release an unwanted emotional block. Review your answers to the questions. Reflect and jot down any additional notes.

Lemongrass helps you to clear away and release feelings and emotional blocks that are not beneficial for you. 

March 3

Aromatic clearing ceremony with Lemongrass

While standing comfortably with your feet slightly apart, close your eyes. Take 3 slow, relaxed breaths. Open your eyes. Put a drop of Lemongrass on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. Put the tissue down.

With your dominant hand, make 3 circles (up on the left, down on the right) in front of your forehead, your heart, and your stomach, without touching. Then, raise your hand in front of your mouth, with your palm up, and blow forcefully across your palm with the intention that you are releasing all negative energy and negative thoughts. Inhale the aroma again and circle 2 times in the same places but in reverse (up on the right and down on the left.) Feel cleansed and free of negativity.

Lemongrass helps you to clear away negativity, while releasing emotional blocks.

March 4

Aromatic blessing with Lemongrass

Sit quietly. Close your eyes. Take 3 slow, relaxed breaths. Open your eyes. Put a drop of Lemongrass on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. 

Place your dominant hand over your heart and say out loud or internally: “Bless my heart and free me of the wounds that keep me from giving and receiving love unconditionally.”

Lemongrass helps you to release thoughts and emotional blocks that interfere with your ability to love.

March 5

Aromatic activity with Lemongrass

Sit quietly. Close your eyes. Take 3 slow, relaxed breaths. Think of one incident, thought, or feeling to be spoken out loud in order for it to be released. This could be something recent or something from the past. It could be correcting a lie, righting a wrong, or telling someone you care about them. Hold it in your mind. Open your eyes. 

Put a drop of Lemongrass on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. Stand up and speak out loud, openly, and freely what it is you want and need to say. You may say it in few words or in many. When you are finished, sense how you are feeling. Describe your feelings out loud.

Lemongrass helps you release that which you want and need to release.

March 6

Aromatic visualization with Lemongrass

Sit quietly. Close your eyes. Take 3 slow, relaxed breaths. Open your eyes. Put a drop of Lemongrass on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. 

Close your eyes again. Visualize a beautiful garden. Imagine weeding and cleaning this garden. Do any plants need pruning? Are there any plants that need to be removed? As you tend to this garden, know that you are making positive changes in yourself—clearing away unneeded thoughts and emotions, allowing for new ideas and personal growth. Now look at this garden, cleared and ready for a new life.

Lemongrass helps you to clear away mental and emotional blocks so that you are ready for personal growth.

March 7

Aromatic prayer with Lemongrass

Sit quietly. Close your eyes. Take 3 slow, relaxed breaths. Open your eyes. Put a drop of Lemongrass on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. 

Pray out loud or internally: “Dear Holy Mother, help me to clear my body, mind, heart, and spirit of all that prevents me from being a conscious and loving instrument in Your name. Help me to keep my mind and soul clear so that I may serve only You. Amen.”

Lemongrass helps you to surrender and release emotions and thoughts that interfere with your spiritual growth. 

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