Subtle Properties of Essential Oils
(Adapted from Patricia Davis and Gabriel Mojay’s works listed above.)
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) For agitation, grief, an inability to give or receive love, to open the heart chakra, to relieve unexpressed anger and depression from frustration. (Note: avoid photosensitivity by using a bergaptene free bergamot.)
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) For feeling stuck in life with a need to move on, for enhanced alertness and focus, when there is a block between chakras.
Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis, and Matricaria recutita) For soothing emotions, especially anger, for strengthening the throat chakra (esp. Matricaria recutita, which is blue as is the color of the throat chakra), for the need to speak truth without anger or bitterness, to assist channeling, to counteract over active chakra activity in any chakra. For the need to control, the need to nurture (related to solar plexus.)
Carrot Seed (Daucus carota) To strengthen inner perception of truth in times of doubt and confusion, for free flow of energy between (especially) the solar plexus and the heart chakras.
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlanticus) To enhance spirituality and cut through clouded mental states, to develop and maintain a sense of balance and control. As a tree oil, in times where strength and the ability to stand firm is needed…immovable strength in times of crisis, transforming negative situations into wisdom.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) To encourage vivid dreams and dream recall, to strengthen the Third Eye, to release tightly coiled or obsessive emotions and states of mind. For reassurance. To restore a clear sense of our life’s purpose.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) For both worldly and spiritual transitions, bereavement and ending of relationships. To unearth fears that block needed change.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) To clear energy from arguing, physical conflict, negative energy of any kind. For feelings of being constricted in any part of life.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Clears and purifies the auric field. For protection against psychic attack (the negative thoughts of others.) For over thinking, overanalyzing and to ease self expression and find productive outlets for the mind.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) When personal drive and rationality deny feelings and impressions, for overworking and when there is a need to stop and smell the roses. To reconnect to spontaneity, pleasure, and intimate communication.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) For tension, frustration, moodiness and irritability, overeating (comfort eating) due to emotions. To balance expectations of self and others, easing feelings of angry disappointment and to perceive and set realistic goals.
Helichrysum, also called Everlasting, Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum) For increased intuition, visualization, meditation, personal growth work and creative arts, for deeply embedded resentment, old wounds and the need to forgive.
Jasmine (Jasminum officinalis) For vulnerability and lack of confidence, habitual self restraint and inhibition, for heightened spiritual experience during visualization, to call angelic presence. Fertility, of body and mind.
Juniper (Juniperus communis) To clear excessive emotion and energies that have attached to the personal energy field, either from known or unknown individuals and especially if there has been anger or unpleasantness, to clear energy in rooms especially prior to meditation and spiritual work, for feelings of regret, withdrawal due to feeling misunderstood and not supported, fear of failure.
Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) For calming and soothing, to bring the higher and lower chakras into connection and harmony, for deep meditation, to bring a sense of the sacred into everyday life, to cleanse negative energies from a room. For over-sensitivity, self consciousness, self protective inhibition. To break habits.
Lemon (Citrus limon) To focus, clear and uplift consciousness. For emotional confusion and doubt and to encourage greater trust and security. To alleviate fears of emotional involvement and losing oneself in another. (Note: to avoid photosensitivity, use a steam distilled Lemon oil.)
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) To bring happiness, especially to children, and to connect with the inner child, to bring it peace and comfort and connection with the “Christ energy.”
Marjoram (Origanum marjorana) To decrease sexuality and when a period of celibacy is required. For feelings of isolation and deprivation. For obsessive thinking, emotional craving and to accept loss (grief.) For forgiveness without judgment.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) For inner peace and stillness, to ease sorrow and grief and wounds from loss and rejection. Bridging heaven (crown chakra) and earth (root chakra), to find a channel for the expression and manifestation of the soul’s dreams and visions. To ground the intellect and ease over thinking, worry and mental distraction.
Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara) For purification, creativity, emotional harmony, union of body and soul and the release of suppressed emotions through reuniting the conscious and subconscious.
Orange (Citrus sinensis var. dulce) To bring joy to the soul, dispelling sadness. For hard workers who strive for perfection and have little tolerance for mistakes, planners who can’t delegate, tension from trying too hard. For encouragement, optimism and a skilful approach that brings good luck.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) To ground the mind that is over active and worried and for those who place too much focus on spiritual life, to the detriment of their physical experience, to bring focus back into the body and the senses.
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) For feelings of inferiority. To bring mental clarity and as an aid to study. For digestion of new ideas and impressions. For prophetic dreams.
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Like Juniper, for clearing spaces and energy body after exposure to crowds and negativity. For psychological fortification, self confidence and to eliminate self blame and remorse. To restore emotional positivity and healthy boundaries.
Rose (Rosa centifolia, Rosa damascena) Divine love: self, personal or universal. For healing the heart chakra, grief, feelings of unworthiness in terms of appearance, feeling rejected and separated from relationship. To spiritualize sexual union. To call angels and the Divine Mother.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Psychic protection, clear thought, clear-sightedness. To overcome apathy, gloom and lack of faith in potential. To renew enthusiasm, confidence and embolden the spirit, to remember our true path.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) For a return to everyday routine after an absence, for strengthening, courage, to boost morale by imbuing spiritual fortitude and bodily vigor.
Vetivert (Vetivera zizanoides) To ground and center energy and instill a sense of belonging. Protection of the solar plexus chakra, to protect from oversensitivity. For those who are lost in the pursuit of an ideal, forgetting to renew, replenish and experience the perfection that exits.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) When fear, anxiety and the urge to withdraw has subconsciously blocked sexuality. For isolation and depression. To soothe, entice, open and center.
*You may notice that Frankincense and Sandalwood have been omitted from this list. It is a great tragedy that these powerful, spiritual helpers are now endangered and so the NAHA policy calls for substituting other oils. We recognize that it is impossible to completely substitute for any oil, especially when considering subtle aromatherapy and particularly when this concerns Frankincense and Sandalwood which both have such a strong and well deserved history for their specific benefits, but while sustainability, purity and selling methods are at this time questionable, NAHA urges you to refrain from the purchase and use of these precious essences.