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Spiritual Aromatherapy: Using Essential Oils For Meditation, Prayer, and Connecting To Angels

The use of spiritual aromatherapy can strengthen your connection to the divine by helping you focus and concentrate, relaxing your mind and body, and opening your heart. Let's look at using essential oils to enhance your meditation, prayer, and connection to angels.

Meditation Aromatherapy

Meditation is a way to calm and focus your mind. Aromatherapy can help in this process. Valerie Ann Worwood, author of The Fragrant Heavens (later republished as Aromatherapy for the Soul), suggests using essential oils to help clear the atmosphere and set the scene. 

Meditation Blend 1

  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops juniper essential oil
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
Meditation Blend 2
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 10 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 16 drops neroli essential oil

Add a few drops of either blend to an aromatherapy diffuser and diffuse while you meditate.

You can also use any single essential oil that sets the mood you want. A few suggestions include cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, and sandalwood. 

Aromatherapy and Prayer

Another use of spiritual aromatherapy is for prayer. In The Fragrant Heavens, Worwood discusses the blocks that may prevent people from praying and communicating with divinity. For each of these blocks, she suggests some essential oils that may clear the block.

Fear: basil, bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, ginger, Roman chamomile, sandalwood.

Guilt: clary sage, clove, jasmine, jasmine, pine, rose otto, juniper, pine, rose otto.

Inability to let go: pine, lemon, coriander, frankincense, cypress, cardamom, myrtle, juniper.

Unwillingness to receive: lavender, mandarin, neroli, orange, roman chamomile, rose otto.

Unworthiness: clove, cardamom, cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, mandarin, sandalwood, neroli, ylang ylang.

According to Worwood, "Which essential oils you use for spiritual purposes is very much up to you. This is a personal journey, and a matter of personal choice... For each person a fragrance will resonate at a different tone and rate. Find which oils or blends resonate with you and keep those fragrances close to your heart."

Angel Aromatherapy

Worwood also discusses using spiritual aromatherapy to connect with your angels. She believes the vibrations of fragrance are the closest physical manifestations to the vibrations of angels. Using this connection, along with good intent and purpose, you can ask for support from your angels.

Because connecting with your angels is so personal, you need to experiment to find best essential oils for you. Here are a few suggestions from Worwood:

  • To relieve feelings of uncertainty or spiritual neglect: Angelica Seed.
  • For guidance for change: Coriander.
  • For harmony and compassion: Lavender.
  • For harmony and purpose: Clary Sage.
  • For protection: Black Pepper.
  • For understanding and compassion: Myrrh.
  • For uplifting and joyful appreciation: Grapefruit.
  • For wisdom: Cedarwood.
  • If you dwell on the past and want to look forward: Bay.
  • To bring inner peace and joy: Roman Chamomile.
  • To bring the joy of your angels into your heart: Orange.
  • To calm a troubled mind and bring self-forgiveness: Ylang Ylang.
  • To clear a muddled mind: Basil.
  • To clear foggy feelings: Bergamot.
  • To clear physical obstacles: Birch.
  • To connect the spiritual to the physical: Cardamom.
  • To deal with grief: Cypress.
  • To remove barriers: Peppermint.
  • To send love and prayers: Frankincense.

Spiritual Aromatherapy For Anointing

If you are interested in making a sacred essential oil blend for anointing, I found this suggestion:

  • Cedarwood
  • Coriander
  • Frankincense
  • Hyssop
  • Ledum
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Western Red Cedar
  • White Fir

Read the full details at A Special ‘Holy Chrism’ Essential Oil Blend for Blessing & Anointing.

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