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Essential Oils for Spirituality

Essential Oils Being DiffusedAromatic herbs and oils, including essential oils, have been an integral part of the spiritual practices of many religions and cultures throughout history. Below are a list of some of the essential oils associated with paritcular spiritual applications.

This is not intended to be a complete list. If a particular essential oil personally speaks out to you, consider incorporating it within your own spiritual practices after you have learned about the oil and understand any warnings or contraindications associated with the oil. For instance, once in awhile, I feel called to use Manuka while meditating yet it isn't an oil generally known for its spiritual applications.

Biblical Essential Oils

Refer to the Aromatic Botanicals of Biblical Days article for a list of the aromatic botanicals mentioned in the Bible.

Grounding Essential Oils

Atlas Cedarwood, Frankincense, Galbanum, Myrrh, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vetiver, Virginian Cedarwood

Cleansing/Purifying Essential Oils

Atlas Cedarwood, Cypress, Common/Dalmation Sage, Hyssop, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Lime, Myrrh, Palo Santo, Peppermint, Spearmint, Virginian Cedarwood

Essential Oils to Use When Expressing Gratitude/Giving Thanks

Bergamot, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Ylang Ylang

Essential Oils for Englightenment

Cypress, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Palo Santo, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spikenard

Essential Oils to Cope with Grief

Frankincense, Helichrysum, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood

Other Essential Oils Said to Aid Spirituality

Bay Laurel, Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Fir Needle, Ginger, Lavender, Myrtle, Scotch Pine, Spruce

Visit the Aromatherapy & Spiritual Enlightenment section of the Article Archive for more information on using essential oils for spiritual applications.


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