Cannabliss - Raising your vibration with essential oils
Essential scents: Raising your vibration with essential oils
In the natural world, plants have a lot to contend with, protecting themselves from harsh environmental conditions like strong winds, floods and other adverse weather; while fending off unwanted insects and other predators. As well as attracting pollinating insects.
To help support these essential functions, plants draw upon their scent - specifically the volatile aromatic compounds. Otherwise known as essential oils. These compounds are found in the roots, bark, seeds and flowers, and are responsible for the unique oils which have a whole host of benefits not just for the plant, but for us too.
What are essential oils?
Throughout the plant kingdom there are hundreds of different types of plants that produce essential oils, such as lavender, lemon, peppermint and patchouli. Just as these plants and herbs add flavour to our food, their essential oils can also add some extra flavour to our health. The wellbeing effects of these oils are as wide-ranging as the plants themselves - from improved sleep and decongested sinuses, to clearer skin and increased energy. Anything that has ‘essential’ in its title must be pretty good, right?!
We find essential oils used as a perfume, as ingredients in medicines, as flavourings in our food, and as the antiseptic properties in many of our household and beauty products.
Essential oils are high in antioxidants too, which makes them a popular ingredient in skincare and cosmetics. They’re well known for their outstanding properties to fight ageing, and help clear and smooth skin.
These aromatic oils have grown in popularity in recent years, with the global essential oils market predicted to rise even further worldwide, largely owing to our growing preference nowadays toward plant-based ingredients and natural products.
But essential oils aren’t just a recent trend. These plant extracts are deeply rooted through human history, with ancient civilisations all over the world using them for health and wellness practices, as part of religious and spiritual ceremonies, and in the preparation of food.
But why have these essential oils captivated our noses and minds for millennia? Does the plant’s energetic frequency have anything to do with it?
Raise your vibration
According to research, the vibrational frequency of essential oil is the highest of any natural substance. Rose essential oil, for example, can reach frequencies as high as 320 MHz, while lavender vibrates at 118 MHz and sandalwood at 96 MHz. Essential oils invoke wellness through the principle of entrainment, where the higher frequency of the essential oil raises the vibration of the individual using it. Good health does actually have a frequency (70MHz if you were wondering).
To break it down further, a healthy human body vibrates at around 62-70MHz. When cells start to mutate their frequency drops below 62MHz. When there’s bacteria in the body, such as candida, the vibration can drop to 55MHz. And when the death process begins, the frequency has been measured at around 20MHz.
While essential oils are some of the highest vibers in the plant kingdom, other natural produce has a frequency too. Raw almonds vibrate at 50MHz, and living greens like wheatgrass and broccoli have a frequency of 70MHz. Compared to meat products like chicken or hamburger which only vibrate at between 3-5MHz, it’s easy to see how what we eat impacts more than just our waistline. Maybe if our bathroom scales measured frequency instead of weight we’d be in better shape energetically and physically.
Living greens, herbs and botanicals capture light from the sun, and that life force is held in the cells of the plant, and transferred to us. In the same way, when essential oils are applied to the skin, or inhaled during aromatherapy, some of that vibration from the plant is transferred to us. It’s a natural, energetic boost that hits on a metaphysical level.
Not all essential oils are created equal. An oil’s purity is essential to its quality so it’s best to use only 100% pure, organic certified essential oils, ideally sourced from their indiginous country. Synthetic oils or ones that use fragrance instead of pure plant extract don’t have the same vibrational benefits as pure oils, and miss out on the health and wellbeing goodness. Many things affect the purity of essential oils, including the geographic location they’re sourced from, the distillation method and even the weather, so ensuring the oil is just right is a fine balance. The precision and attention to detail required for distillation makes extracting essential oils a highly-skilled task, and both a science and an art.
Add essential oils to your day
Incorporating essential oils into your daily routine could help you tap into the holistic health benefits. Smell is a great way to separate spaces in the home, so you could use specific scents that promote productivity and mental alertness in your workspace; and a calming peaceful scent in your bedroom to promote relaxation.
Using essential oils in self care practices can help our body, mind, spirit and soul. We use the power of essential oils in the new Beauty & Wellness Experience range, which brings together meditation, face yoga, crystal energies and sound frequencies, together with a specially curated blend of essential oils for a total mind-body beauty and wellness experience. It’ll have you glowing inside out, and outside in.
Essential oils have long been used to help a wide array of health conditions and ailments, including skin irritations, digestive problems, oral health and for relieving allergies. But it’s not just our physical health that essential oils can help with. We often overlook emotional health as part of our everyday wellness, but it’s important to consider how the things we feel impacts our physical world. Some essential oils, like patchouli or cedarwood, have soothing and grounding properties which help promote calm; while others like bergamot and peppermint have more energising and uplifting properties. And they make a great addition to your skincare rituals as well as your meditation and mindfulness practices. Inhaling essential oil before you meditate helps relax the mind; and adding a drop of blended oil to your third eye, temples or behind the ear can add an extra touch of zen to your practice.
Consistency is key when it comes to using essential oils, so it’s good to use them regularly over an extended period of time to get the maximum benefits. Diffusers are a good way to breathe in the aromatic scentsation of essential oils, with many different varieties available. Or applied to the skin along with a carrier oil. It’s important to note that essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin, they must be diluted first. But that’s the fun part - mixing the perfect blend of oils for your specific requirements!
A boost for all the senses
Using essential oil in aromatherapy is one of the oldest and most popular ways to give your overall health and wellbeing a natural lift. The practice is widely believed to boost our mental and physical wellbeing, stimulating brain function and enhancing mood; as well as relieving pain and discomfort, and promoting whole body healing. These natural oils have a mysticism that’s attracted those seeking a natural wellness boost. And they’re being taken more seriously by the medical profession now, with complementary and alternative therapies like aromatherapy, homeopathy and acupuncture being recognised for their healing benefits. Using natural essential oils puts beauty and wellness in our own hands - and noses. Now doesn’t that feel, and smell, good.
Sarah Green - Cannabliss Content Creator
The Graces London Team
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