Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: November 13, 2013 is a continuation of Methods of Use.
METHODS OF USE (A Continuation): SMUDGE STICKS, SWEAT LODGES, AND VISION PILLOWS
Smudge sticks are bunches of dried, aromatic plant material, (Sage, Sweetgrass, etc…), usually associated with the Native American culture. Essential Oils can be added to the plant material. Let it dry for a day or two, before lighting, as essential oils are flammable.
Alternatively, put the essential oil on a smelling strip or stick. Use 1 to 4 drops essential oil or 1 to 4 drops of your essential oil blend, depending on the size of the smelling strip, smudge stick, or a stick.
I enjoy using my smudge stick without an essential oil added; just the scent of sage or sweetgrass is enough for me.
Use essential oils or your essential oil blend on pillows to encourage sweet dreams and visions, (1 to 2 drops). Put the essential oil or your essential oil blend on a corner of the pillow, where it will not come in contact with the eyes, or on a cotton ball, (1 to 2 drops), which can be tucked inside the pillowcase.
Personally, I use the cotton ball tucked inside the pillowcase, because I usually sleep with my face propped on one of the bottom corners of the pillow.
Remember, essential and carrier oils will stain, so do not use one of your best pillowcases for this.
Following is a recipe you might like to try:
VISIONARY DREAMS OIL
5 drops of Lavender Essential or Fragrance Oil
5 drops of Patchouli Essential or Fragrance Oil
5 drops of Ylang-Ylang Essential or Fragrance Oil
Swirl to mix before each use.
Use this oil to increase the depth and perception of your dreams.
Keep a notepad and pen or pencil, by your bed, so you can write down your dream before getting out of bed.
The time is right, now, for Visionary Dreams. Dreams and vision will be prevalent. Write them down and if you want to know what they mean…e-mail Amber at Theamberlight@comcast.net or comment here and I will get it to Amber.
For more information and another ‘Dream Oil’ recipe, visit: https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/healing-magical-and-spiritual-properties-of-essential-oils-fragrance-oils-and-herbs-part-4/
Next, we will be discussing Essential Oils that help dissipate fear.
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Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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Resource: The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood
The Complete Formulary of Magical Oils