Plant-Powered Spaces: Feng Shui, Essential Oils & Your Healthy Home
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Essential oils are a valuable part of my feng shui toolbox. During home blessings, I smudge spaces with a proprietary blend of cleansing oils. I also frequently recommend certain oils to clients based on their bagua and energetic needs.
Just as growing indoor plants can purify the air and improve the atmosphere, so can their derivatives. These pure essences are the vital life force (Ch'i) of mother nature - carefully extracted and distilled from flowers, seeds, roots, bark, fruits, rinds, and leaves of the earth. Think of these little bottles as tiny, portable botanical gardens at your fingertips - healing remedies for your body, mind and soul.
Aromatherapy pairs perfectly with Feng Shui because sensory experiences like fragrance have the power to shift the vibrational frequency and flow in your space. The health of your home and your body are one and the same. They are your energy.
It is widely proven that sickness, decay, disease, dust, and mold thrive in places with a low energetic frequency. You can use oils to boost the vibrational wavelength and promote healing and repair at the cellular level of your body, or to create harmony and balance in Chi of a space.
Researchers have found that a healthy body resonates at a frequency of 62-70 MHz, and when your frequency drops to 58 MHz, that is when the pain, sickness and disease can begin to develop. As your frequency drops due to environmental and physiological factors, your immune system is compromised making you more susceptible to disease. Toxic spaces, people, and trapped emotions stored in our bodies also have a negative influence our electromagnetic frequencies and overall wellbeing. In other words, disharmony and imbalance in the body’s energy field shows up long before it becomes a physical problem.
"If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibrations."
Check out the popular oils below and their frequencies, all determined by their plant origins, innate characteristics and properties:
Idaho Blue Spruce: 580 MHz
Rose: 320 MHz
Helichrysum: 181 MHz
Frankincense: 147 MHz
Lavender: 118 MHz
Myrrh: 105 MHz
German Chamomile: 105 MHz
Juniper: 98 MHz
Sandalwood: 96 MHz
Peppermint: 78 MHz
Basil: 52 MHz
Altering the flow of Yin and Yang in your surroundings translates to physical shifts in the body and the mind. Some oils serve as remedies for physical ailments and inflammation (such as Eucalyptus or Geranium), some are designed to heal emotional trauma (Frankincense or Bergamot) or connect spiritually to Source (Cedarwood or Sandalwood).
We've all been in situations in our life where we have experienced that our sense of smell can evoke powerful memories and feelings. You can observe almost immediately their influence our mood and psychological well-being, boosting inner peace or even self-confidence.
"The first method of healing is to cure the spirit; the second is to give knowledge of how to restore the body."
While there are several ways to get the oils into your system (topically, through ingestion, or inhalation) the easiest way to get them into your space and reap the Feng Shui benefits is to diffuse them gently in the air.
There are hundreds of oils to choose from so it can feel overwhelming to know which will have the most benefit to your home and health. I have outlined the two main ways to narrow your oil selection and sure there is energetic alignment.
The simplest method is to choose your oils based on the purpose and identity of each room.
Bedroom: Calming oils like Lavender, Vetiver, Rose, Jasmine, Frankincense, Geranium, Chamomile
Office: Uplifting oils like Peppermint, Spearmint, Lemon, Tangerine, Clary Sage, Lemongrass
Bathroom: Soothing, medicinal oils like Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lavender, Ginger, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang
Kitchen: Savory or quenching oils like Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Citronella, Thyme and Orange
Living Room: Comforting oils like Fir, Pine, Cypress, Spruce, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Patchouli
If you're wanting to fully align and channel the Earth's vibrations you