Essential oils can bring about balance in your mind, body and spirit. Used for centuries, these highly concentrated liquid plant extracts come from the flowers, bark, roots, resin, leaves and peels of plants. They are at the foundation of many of today’s most commonly used medications, and they are a holistic healer’s best friend. The articles on this page will help you to gain a greater understanding of what essential oils are and how you can fit them into your health regimen as well as your practice. Learn information about the following:
• What are essential oils and how they are made.
• Methods of using essential oils through diffusion, topical application and in the household.
• The personal benefits of using essential oils.
• How essential oils and aroma therapy can help to unblock chakras and bring about healing as well as a heightened spiritual practice.
• Specific essential oils and the therapeutic benefits they provide.
• Information about the seven chakras (root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra and crown chakra) and how specially blended essential oils can help you to awaken, unblock and strengthen each of these energy centres.
• How to incorporate essential oils into your daily meditation.
• Learn why not all essential oils are created equal as well as what makes Blended Valley’s essential oils better than the rest.
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