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Aromatherapy, Natural Aromatics and Spirituality Guide

Natural Aromatics
Pictured from top to bottom: Frankincense Resin, Rose Petals, Sandalwood Shavings, and Myrrh Resin.  

Natural aromatics, including fresh and dried herbs, spices and macerated/infused oils have been used for spiritual applications throughout history. As science and steam distillation evolved, essential oils have also become widely used for spiritual applications. For a list of oils often associated with spiritual applications, look to AromaWeb's Essential Oils for Spirituality page.

This guide is intended as an introductory guide for those that have interest in learning about how essential oils and other aromatics have traditionally been used over time or that have interest in how to begin exploring how to potentially incorporate essential oils in their spiritual practice. This guide should not be considered a complete resource. Please understand that the use of essential oils for spirituality differs greatly than that for medicinal and therapeutic applications in which research and studies can verify (or dispute) the valid uses for essential oils. The spiritual use of essential oils is considered esoteric. Most information and specific usage and benefits is gathered from individuals who are considered trusted experts.


Aromatherapy and Spirituality Guide:

  • Introduction (This Page)
  • Essential Oils for Spirituality
    This article includes a categorized list of essential oils known for their particular value within spiritual applications.
  • Meditating With Essential Oils
    Proper use of essential oils during meditation can enhance the experience by grounding you and promoting a sense of calm. Read this article to learn more.
  • Praying With Essential Oils
    Essential oils can be diffused as you pray to help you focus your thoughts and prayers. Learn more within this article.
  • Aromatic Botanicals, Aromatherapy and the Bible
    In ancient Biblical times, the distillation technology needed to distill essential oils hadn't yet been discovered. Learn about the aromatic botanicals and oils that were available at the time.
  • Aromatic Botanicals of the Bible
    View a list of the botanicals mentioned throughout the bible. Each includes an example Biblical passage.
  • Anointing With Essential Oils
    Using carrier oils and essential oils, you can create your own anointing oils for use during prayer, meditation or during times in which you want to express your gratitude or intention towards a particular goal or outcome.
  • Incense and Spirituality
    Incense made with natural ingredients can be burned during times of meditation, prayer, general reflection or to help cleanse and clear the air and make a space sacred.
  • Essential Oils to Cleanse, Purify and Combat Negativity
    Essential oils have the potential to uplift our spirit, purify the environment and combat the negativity that we experience daily.
  • Native American Smuding Rituals
    Native Americans use fragrant natural herbs like sage, sweetgrass, juniper, cedar and pine/pinon needles to help cleanse and clear the air of negative influences and attract positive energy.
  • Aromatherapy and Astrology
    Aromatherapy and astrology are two fields that aren't considered closely connected. You, however, can integrate the benefits of aromatherapy into what you know about yourself and your loved ones through your insight into astrology.



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