What Is Personal Vibration, and Why Is it Important?
Picture your happiest moment. Your warmest memory- the unbridled joy of the experience- what do you remember of it? Are there redolent undertones dancing on the breath of the memory, or are they strong and vivid? Scent is our most primal instinct, and imprints on our psyche on both the subconscious and waking consciousness.
If you can evoke these memories, then you remember what it felt like to experience high frequency vibrations. Everything is electric, and in turn, has a unique electromagnetic field. The lower our frequencies, the more lethargic and sickly we become. To combat this we must continually seek to raise our frequencies, when we are at our most alert, loving, and fulfilled.
Vibrational healing is touted supreme for actively teaching us how to tap into our personal energies to manipulate our own frequency, whether that is in form of meditation, yoga, or chakra alignment.
But there is something far more tangible which may help to achieve the same ends: Essential Oils.
The Science of Essential Oils & Helpful Herbs
Having a fundamental understanding of essential oils is crucial to the successful use of them, not only for recreational enjoyment, but as a powerful influencer of moods, peace of mind, tranquility, energy, focus, and augmented overall wellness.
Essential oils are highly concentrated extracts from plants, serving the same purpose as they do inside our photosynthesizing friends: the movement of nutrients. Essential oils make up an exceedingly small percentage of most plants (for some perspective, cinnamon leaf has a 10% concentration, and that is considered high), and require hundreds (if not thousands) to create pounds of essential oils.
Because of their potency, less is always more with essential oils. To reap the beneficial properties of the oil, only a few drops are needed, whether applied topically neatly (or directly to the skin), with a carrier oil, or in a beauty product. Oversaturation of essential oils may cause toxicity- so it is imperative to never ingest an essential oil. (Although there are some who merit the ingestion of essential oils, we err on the side of extreme caution.)
Each essential oil possesses different boons granted from the plants they are derived from, and are effective based on the percentage of their biological components which include a mixture of: alcohols, monoterpenes, esters, sesquiterpenes, phenols, oxides, acids, aldehydes, lactones coumarins, ketones, terpenes, and unidentified components. Depending upon the concentration of each element helps to dictate the beneficial properties we can take advantage of to bring us to a higher state of serenity and awareness.
Some supposed benefits are antibacterial, antiseptic, muscle relief, increased energy, decreased anxiety, and negative feelings lifted. Herbs may be added to mixtures, lending their own twist of benevolence to your mixtures. Herbs are less expensive, may be grown at home, and give your blends a touch of earthy beauty.
Essential Oils for Mood Enhancement
Sometimes we need a pick-me-up throughout the day, here are some essential oils that will give you what you need, without that 2pm coffee break.
Grapefruit: Uplifting, and immediately absorbed into the body, grapefruit helps to raise us up, energizing our spirit to tackle the day. For speedy results you can rub some on the outside of your ear in a downward motion.
Lemongrass: Zingy, and long lasting, lemongrass helps to put a pep in your step and promotes alertness.
Jasmine: A fan favorite, jasmine has long been associated with calming troubled feelings and giving peace to negative thoughts.
Neroli: Light and lovely, neroli helps us to relax and focus on the things that matter. The oil is known to promote happiness and gaiety.
Sandalwood: Used since ancient times, Sandalwood helps us shed negativity and improves mood once inhaled.
Chamomile: Relaxing and regenerative, chamomile eases us into peaceful contemplation, allowing us to focus on the task at hand without hostility or aggression.
Essential Oils for Nervousness
Lavender: The supreme for all things anxiety, lavender will help improve the quality of your sleep, but serves as an instant tonic for knotting nervousness.
Cedarwood: With a powerful aroma, cedarwood helps to eliminate anxiety immediately, empowering you to complete whatever is necessary without hesitation.
Frankincense: Useful for both spiritual and practical usage, frankincense helps quell nervous energy and promotes healthy thoughts.
YlangYlang: Calming and soulful, YlangYlang uplifts spirits and induces states of happy fulfillment.
Essential Oils for Self-Image
Lemon: Energizing and stimulating, lemon is boasted to help curb sugar cravings, and help reduce the appearance of cellulose.
Cinnamon: Want to brim with confidence? Take a whiff of cinnamon for an immediate boost of energy and revitalization.
Bergamot: Tangy and familiar, bergamot helps to tame our insecurities and reduces stress eating.
Essential Oils for Emotional Balance
Basil: Well known as a loved herb in the kitchen, potent basil essential oils help to quell emotional upheaval during stressful times. (Why not take a vial to work?)
Black Pepper: Not only a standard seasoning, black pepper is acutely restorative and helps to equalize vacillating emotions.
Clary Sage: Warm, and almost manly-smelling, Clary Sage secures a sense of wellness and balance while soothing heightened nervousness and upset.
Geranium: Heralding the sweetness of the plant’s original flowering beauty, geranium sweeps us away from dark clouds by uplifting our spirits and reminding us of the small blessings.
Essential Oils for Energy & Focus
Peppermint: Stimulating and powerful peppermint helps to alleviate head stress and promotes focused energy with its piercing aroma.
Sweet Orange: In the citrus family, sweet orange gives a slightly new twist on its cousins, and streamlines our minds to concentrate with renewed vigor.
Rosemary: Proven to help improve working memory, inhale rosemary when preparing for an exam, or as a tonic for the workplace.
Rose: Aligned with the benefits of rosemary, rose offers similar benefits, but in a flowery aroma that also promotes healing. (Rose oil was a favorite of Cleopatra.)
Essential oils are tools to help you feel your best- but they’re not a replacement for good ol’ behavior changes. You play an instrumental, principal role in claiming your happiness. Remember not to talk down to yourself and celebrate your mini victories.
You’re more successful than you think.