Essential oils are something I use daily! I use them when I do yoga, when I meditate when I journal, and, of course, when I cast spells and perform rituals. Today, I want to dive into a topic very dear to my heart: how essential oils for spiritual protection work.
We always discuss the amazingness of essential oils for medical and aromatherapy uses. Still, they are a wonderful way to create a positive energy flow that can shield you from negativity and darkness.
- How do essential oils for protection work?
- 4 most powerful essential oils for spiritual protection
- How to use essential oils for protection?
How do essential oils for protection work?
Essential oils for spiritual protection work by helping you connect with the vibrant, lively energy from nature and its elements (air, earth, wind, and fire), shielding you from negativity and stagnant energy.
4 most powerful essential oils for spiritual protection
Sandalwood is a small tree of the Santalaceae family that can live up to 100 years. It reaches a maximum height of 10 meters and has a red-brown bark that becomes wrinkled in older plants. The leaves are a bright green color, the shape is lanceolate, and the surface is shiny.
The flowers are gathered in panicles at the axil of the leaflets. The flowers are bell-shaped and deep red, the fruit is produced after three years and is represented by a dark red drupe.
The 5 seeds inside the fruit are usually eaten or spread by birds, the main animals responsible for spreading natural plants in the wild. The inner part of the sandalwood trunk is very leathery, and for this reason, termites are not able to destroy it. The sandalwood tree, therefore, is considered in India to be a protective tree against evil spirits.
Sandalwood has always had a religious meaning too. Its wood was used to build temples and statues of the gods, while according to Hindu belief, deceased rulers had to be embalmed with essential sandalwood oil to promote a better rebirth.
The name Juniper derives from the Celtic word Juniperus, which means “acrid”.
The saying “being in a juniper” refers to the intricate branches of the juniper and its prickly leaves to metaphorically indicate a difficult and problematic situation. The protagonist of a fairy tale by the Grimm brothers, and of various popular stories and beliefs, this plant would have been the only one (according to a medieval legend) to shelter the Holy Family during the flight to Egypt and for this, the juniper was blessed by the Virgin.
Popular tradition has always attributed the juniper the power to keep away witches and evil spirits; for this reason, its branches were hung on the doors of the stables to preserve the health of the cattle, they were placed on the roof of newly built houses, and the Greeks and Romans burned them as if they were incensed to purify the air.
Juniper wood was used to build kitchen utensils to inebriate all the dishes that were prepared with them with its sweet aroma; an example was the ladle to turn the polenta.
In ancient times, sage was considered a sacred plant. Its name derives from the Latin, salvere, from which came to “save”, because it was believed beneficial for any evil. In the Middle Ages, it was used by putting a few leaves, rich in essential oil, in the mouth, before going to sleep, to encourage divinatory or problem-solving dreams.
It was supposed to strengthen eyesight and inner gaze, which helped users to “see” more clearly. A great essential oil to protect yourself, your aura,s and your soul from negativity and magical attacks.
Lavender (My personal favorite!!)
Lavender has defensive and purifying virtues, and this makes it suitable in the preparation of incense and oils to be used in magic, especially in attraction spells such as luck, success, and love. In ancient times, lavender bags were sewn and worn around the neck as a lucky charm, and it was used in purification rites to ward off negativity and bad luck.
A protective spirit, also called a fairy, is involved in the growth and development of a flower or a plant. In nature, there are thousands of them, invisible to most people, who help nature to have its own balance. To give hospitality to the lavender fairies that will bring protection to those who live at a home, dry some stems, tie them with a white ribbon, and hang them behind the front door.
How to use essential oils for protection?
You can use essential oils for protection in many different ways! Here are the most effective options to bring positive energy while creating a positive shield for your spirit.
A protection bath
If you have had a stressful day with people or situations that have absorbed a lot of energy, you can cleanse yourself with a lavender bath. Take a cup of coarse salt and mix in 20 drops of lavender essential oil, then pour it into the tub water and soak for at least 15 minutes.
Don’t be in a hurry, take all the time you need. Creating a good atmosphere with a candle and good incense (maybe just lavender) will put you in the right condition to receive the beneficial energies of the bath.
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Essential oil diffuser for your home’s protection
If you feel something is quite off at your place, maybe you invited over someone who might have brought negative energy around you, or maybe you feel a sort of darkness and heaviness around you, just use a diffuser to spread one of the essential oils for spiritual protection! It’s a great way to cleanse your space and make room for positive vibes and energy!
On your wrist and between your eyebrows
This is a very easy but effective way to use essential oils for spiritual protection. Spread a few drops of your favorite essential oil with protective properties on your wrist and let its fragrance and energy pervade your body. Put a few drops where your third eye is (between your eyebrows) and massage it in.
If you want, you can even add a few words like “May the energy and the power of (insert the name of the essential oil you decide to use) protect my intuition, my aura, and my energy.”
Repeat it if needed!
A protective handkerchief
This is one of my grandma’s favorite ways to bring essential oils for spiritual protection with her while dealing with negative people or emotionally heavy situations. She spread a few drops of essential oil (usually sandalwood, her favorite!) on a handkerchief and she wore it on her wrist as a bracelet or she put it in her bag or pocket! Give it a try!