Infused oils, essential oils, and tinctures are extractions of earth's resources that can be used in the same way that crystals are used in alternative and holistic healing. Whether you are using them in aromatherapy, meditation, tinctures, or for body and bath, you can utilize their power for healing and rejuvenation.
Energy blockages in our souls act as walls, or gaps, in our mental, emotional, or physical planes. When we experience energy blockages anywhere in these locations, we are unable to clear the karmic, childhood, or repressed energies that are tied up in blocks that we need in order to help raise our vibration and frequency, moving us forward toward our highest and greatest good. Using aromatherapy as energetic support is a great way to heal those blockages. This read will help you get started on your oil healing journey.
Essential & Infused Oils in Diffusers
Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for improving psychological or physical well-being. It can be used in conjunction with holistic services such as Reiki, Acupuncture, or Spiritual Massage.
It has the ability to assist in reducing high levels of anxiety, easing depression, boosting energy and low spirit levels, eliminating headaches, boosting cognitive performance, relieving insomnia, strengthening the immune system, relieving physical pain, improving digestion issues, and increasing circulation throughout the body.
Using a diffuser is the easiest way to enter into a vibration of the essential oils you would like to achieve healing energy from. It releases the infused steam that you can time with your breath exercises. We recommend the GuruNanda Honeycomb Aromatherapy Ultrasonic Diffuser.
Before meditating, set your intention on what energy blockage you wish to relieve. For instance, if you know you have a problem with opening up, being honest, communicating, or expressing your truth or creativity, you'll want to use a blend of essential oils that raises the vibration of your throat chakra. Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile, or Peppermint essential oils are perfect for aligning the energy of your throat chakra and clearing any blockages that are present.
While you can purchase essential oils already made, you can also create your own infused oils. The best way to create the most potent blend of these essential oils is to infuse them yourself to reflect what energy blockage you are trying to heal.
Read: "How To Make Your Own Infused Oils For Living Your Best Life," to learn how to make your own infusions.
Tip: If you are on a budget, and don't want to buy an expensive diffuser system, you can most definitely find one for $20 or under, or you can make a DIY essential oil steam mist. You can do this by boiling hot water, dropping in your infusion, and placing your nostrils over the steam once it cools down to a safe temperature.
Tinctures are liquid extracts made from herbs, usually extracted into alcohol. They are normally used to help heal physical ailments by dissolving a drug into an alcohol. Using a tincture that replaces a drug with an herbaceous extract allows you to directly absorb the energetic healing elements into your bloodstream orally or through absorption via the skin in a salve or lotion.
Though drinking alcohol as a beverage lowers our frequency, the amount used in a tincture acts as a micro dose to treat any energetic blockages that exist within your physical body and energetically extends into your emotional, mental, and ethereal bodies. Tinctures can also be extracted in vegetable glycerine or apple cider vinegar.
Technically, this kind of herbal plant medicine has been around from as early as 1000 AD, and its healing effect is quickly absorbed through the liver. Spiritual herbs activate higher consciousness, intuition, spiritual awakening, and deep energetic healing and cleansing. Tinctures can be used to enhance emotional moods, aid clarity of thought, improve memory, ease mental anguish, open the heart chakra, and enhance psychic ability - just to name a few.
Tinctures are usually taken by the dropperful (or squeeze), and a dropperful is equivalent to half of an 8oz cup of tea. They can be taken as a multivitamin every morning, or worked into a personal ritualistic timeframe, or for as long as you are healing a blockage in your spirit.
Tip: Be sure to consult an alternative or holistic practitioner before using or applying tinctures.
Oils in Bath & Meditation
Immersing yourself in a hot bath infused with essential oils is a perfect way to incorporate self-love, blockage healing, and meditation into your essential oil healing journey. The best way to take full advantage of this method is to know exactly what energy block needs to be healed.
It could be helpful to consult a Reiki energy healer, tarot reader, or Shaman to find out what specifically is blocked in your spirit. It's almost as if you'll receive an energetic diagnosis, so you know exactly how to treat your problem. Be sure to request a chakra, aura, or body scan.
Once you know where your problem is:
- Select the appropriate essential oils to bathe in.
- Set aside at least 45 minutes to meditate.
- Light a small black candle anointed with your oils.
- As you soak in the water, be sure to clear your mind, enter into the vibration of the oils, and allow your spirit to connect with your guides, ascended masters, angels, and higher self to receive any messages you need to aid in healing your blockage.
- Ask for help with removing or cleansing any negative energies in your body and allow yourself to feel and visualize the blockage being cleansed and removed.
- Thank your support team for the help and imagine any impurities being pulled away as you drain your bath and rinse your body with warm water.
- Imagine any residuals of negative energy trapped within the candle and blow it out.
Fontaine Felisha Foxworth is a writer and creative entrepreneur from Brooklyn New York. She is currently on the West Coast working on creating a TV Pilot called "Finding Fontaine", that details the nomadic journey of her life so far. Keep up with her shenanigans @famoustaine on IG.
This article is in partnership with Sensodyne.
Our teeth are connected to so many things - our nutrition, our confidence, and our overall mood. We often take for granted how important healthy teeth are, until issues like tooth sensitivity or gum recession come to remind us. Like most things related to our bodies, prevention is the best medicine. Here are five things you can do immediately to improve your oral hygiene, prevent tooth sensitivity, and avoid dental issues down the road.
1) Go Easy On the Rough Brushing: Brushing your teeth is and always will be priority number one in the oral hygiene department. No surprises there! However, there is such a thing as applying too much pressure when brushing…and that can lead to problems over time. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and brush in smooth, circular motions. It may seem counterintuitive, but a gentle approach to brushing is the most effective way to clean those pearly whites without wearing away enamel and exposing sensitive areas of the teeth.
2) Use A Desensitizing Toothpaste: As everyone knows, mouth pain can be highly uncomfortable; but tooth sensitivity is a whole different beast. Hot weather favorites like ice cream and popsicles have the ability to trigger tooth sensitivity, which might make you want to stay away from icy foods altogether. But as always, prevention is the best medicine here. Switching to a toothpaste like Sensodyne’s Sensitivity & Gum toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth will help build a protective layer over sensitive areas of the tooth. Over time, those sharp sensations that occur with extremely cold foods will subside, and you’ll be back to treating yourself to your icy faves like this one!
3) Floss, Rinse, Brush. (And In That Order!): Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you do, but how you do it”? Well, the same thing applies to taking care of your teeth. Even if you are flossing and brushing religiously, you could be missing out on some of the benefits simply because you aren’t doing so in the right order. Flossing is best to do before brushing because it removes food particles and plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach. After a proper flossing sesh, it is important to rinse out your mouth with water after. Finally, you can whip out your toothbrush and get to brushing. Though many of us commonly rinse with water after brushing to remove excess toothpaste, it may not be the best thing for our teeth. That’s because fluoride, the active ingredient in toothpaste that protects your enamel, works best when it gets to sit on the teeth and continue working its magic. Rinsing with water after brushing doesn’t let the toothpaste go to work like it really can. Changing up your order may take some getting used to, but over time, you’ll see the difference.
4) Stay Hydrated: Upping your water supply is a no-fail way to level up your health overall, and your teeth are no exception to this rule. Drinking water not only helps maintain a healthy pH balance in your mouth, but it also washes away residue and acids that can cause enamel erosion. It also helps you steer clear of dry mouth, which is a gateway to bad breath. And who needs that?
5) Show Your Gums Some Love: When it comes to improving your smile, you may be laser-focused on getting your teeth whiter, straighter, and overall healthier. Rightfully so, as these are all attributes of a megawatt smile; but you certainly don’t want to leave gum health out of the equation. If you neglect your gums, you’ll start to notice the effects of plaque buildup, which can irritate the gums and cause gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. Seeing blood while brushing and flossing is a tell-tale sign that your gums are suffering. You may also experience gum recession — a condition where the gum tissue surrounding your teeth pulls back, exposing more of your tooth. Brushing at least twice a day with a gum-protecting toothpaste like Sensodyne Sensitivity and Gum, coupled with regular dentist visits, will keep your gums shining as bright as those pearly whites.
Watching Angela “Blac Chyna” White’s transformation in real-time has truly been a sight to see. It wasn’t that long ago that she announced that she was reversing her cosmetic surgeries in an effort to go back to who she was before the world came to know her as Blac Chyna. In previous interviews, she stated that she was dissolving her facial and lip fillers, removing her breast implants, and getting a butt reduction, as well as removing the dimple piercings that enhanced her fame and controversial tattoos.
In a recent Tamron Hall interview, the mother of two said that she has “fully recovered” from the procedures. She is also celebrating one year of sobriety and opened up about being worried about how her new journey would be received by others.
“I’ve been in the entertainment industry for so long, right, and of course, like, you know, coming out, I’m like young, I’m gonna do wild things as we all have,” she said.
“...I feel like by me being vocal and showing everybody you can change your life and things can get better, like through myself, that right there is an accomplishment, and that’s a part of freedom, too.”
But as she started on her journey, many people have shown her grace, which is something she’s grateful for. “And then the fact that people have been showing me grace, it’s like amazing,” she said. “And I feel like when I did it, I just did it. It was more so like spiritual thing and I feel like people see that, and I’ve always been like my authentic self, so what you see is kinda what you get with me, and that’s just kinda what it is.”
Chyna, who recently received an honorary doctorate from Sacramento Theology Seminary and Bible College, has also repaired her relationship with her mom, Tokyo Toni. The social media celebrity surprised her daughter on the Tamron Hall Show. Prior to the sentimental surprise, Chyna dished on the reconciliation and having a better understanding of her mom.
“I must say, some of the things I have to take accountability for because, like my actions. As a mother, you don’t want to see your daughter doing certain things ‘cause it’s like it doesn’t matter what my past was or what we’re going through, I didn’t raise you that way,” she admitted. “So, it’s like, okay, maybe I was a little bit wrong. Maybe I was acting out a little bit. But I feel like as we grow older, I kinda see more, and I understand more.”
Chyna will be starring in season two of Fox's reality competition show Special Forces: World's Toughest Test.
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