Elemental Oils

Air, water, fire and earth are essential components of the composition of our planet as well as of our own bodies. The energies these elements release, including wind, clouds, flames and soil, vibrate in order to manifest all of creation. Plants are a major component of this creation, and each has its own unique gift of essences that can be used for healing and spiritual growth.

Not surprisingly, the attributes of certain of these essential oils correspond to specific elements. Consider the following illustrations:

• The air element promotes freedom, eloquence, wisdom and perception. When the air element is healthy, we are courageous, honest, sensitive, forgiving and loyal. An imbalance results in a vague sense that something is not right with no clear reason behind it. Oils that correspond with these qualities and help to promote balance include lavender, peppermint and lemongrass.

• The water element promotes friendship, purification, forgiveness, love, peace, compassion, healing and psychic abilities. When our water element is healthy, we feel powerful and balanced, trusting and courageous in the face of the unknown. When our water element is unbalanced, we feel scattered, fearful and desperate as if we are fighting for our very survival. Essential oils that correspond with this element and help to balance it include chamomile, eucalyptus, jasmine, myrrh, sandalwood, ylang-ylang and spearmint.

• The fire element promotes protection, strength, communication and willpower. When the fire element is in healthy balance, your spirits are high, and your life has a sense of purpose. Because you are enthusiastic and are in touch with your intuitive side, you are able to fully realize your destiny. On the other hand, a weak fire element results in a loss of faith in yourself and others, lack of enthusiasm or direction in life, isolation and even cruelty. Essential oils that correspond with this element and help to balance it include basil, cedarwood, frankincense, juniper, lime, orange, nutmeg, peppermint, rosemary and tangerine.

• The earth element promotes fertility, peace, success and employment. When we are in touch with it, we feel secure, stable, confident and comfortable. An imbalance in the earth element results in feelings of dissatisfaction, imbalance and doubt. Essential oils that correspond to this element and help to balance it include vetiver, cypress and patchouli.

By smelling these oils in the air through the use of a diffuser or by rubbing them on the skin in conjunction with a Blended Valley carrier oil, you can incorporate the unique vibration of the plant oil into your own energy and get in touch with these elements. At Blended Valley, we understand the important part essential oils can play in your physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being. As a result, we craft each of our essential, absolute and carrier oils in the UK with the utmost care and attention to purity and detail. Our mission is to promote total balance, one person at a time, through our premium quality products and the comprehensive information we provide to our valued customers.