Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: November 2, 2013 is Purification.
Nature is remarkably resilient. Think of a little seed lying in the earth, when along comes this massive machine and drops a whole load of cement right on top of the seed, to make a driveway, pathway, or sidewalk. You might think, “That’s the end of that!” Time passes, and a tiny green shoot pops its head through a hairline crack in the hardened concrete, into the light, and grows into a plant. We come along and say, “Look at that, another weed,” and pull it out. But more plants grow in its place, and despite everything we do, nature still has that profound drive to live. Essential oils also appear to have that life quality, despite whatever human negativity they get subjected to.
Thoughts are vibratory, and essential oils are also. If the vibration of thought is light, or heavy, the essential oil will respond accordingly. Perhaps even the earth in which the essential oil plant grows is affected by thought. Finding out about the mind-set of the growers, distillers, bottlers, and sellers can be difficult. Going to the fields in which the crop is grown, and meeting the people involved in the process, all the way down the line, is just impossible for most essential oil users. Some Aromatherapists do spend a fair amount of their time sourcing, and will drop, or adopt, different suppliers depending on their attitude of mind. For the casual user, the most practical way to approach the problem is to spend some time clearing the oils. While I do not believe essential oils can do harm energetically, they may not be able to realize their full light potential if negative thoughts have been around them.
Some people use prayer to cleanse their essential oils. Some use salt, the classic decontamination material. Personally, I use prayer and feel that is sufficient. However, if you wish to use salt, with prayer, or alone, rock salt is best.
Making sure the top is shut tightly, place the bottle of essential oil in a glass and cover it with salt. Leave it there for twenty-four hours, then rinse the bottle, (preferably in springwater), and wipe it dry.
Purifying your bottle of essential oil, should be done with a completely clear mind. There is no reason to impose your mind, even your love and good intentions. Essential oils have their own love and good intent – pure, egoless energy. By using either, or both, of the above mentioned processes, we clear the way for that loving energy to shine through.
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Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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Resource: The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood