One of my favorite topics about essential oils is how they can be used in an emotional way to heal the body and mind. Each essential oil is therefore tied to or linked up with certain emotional states. Certainly one can see why all tree essential oils deliver a stable and rooted emotional energy to the wearer. One such grounding oil comes from the Arborvitae tree. This has become known as the ‘tree of life’ and it carries within a deeply calming and trusting emotional component. When this essential oil enters your bloodstream you are likely to feel an increase in your willfulness and perhaps that an overall sense of courage is placed upon your shoulders. This makes for an incredible essential oil to accompany your morning routine whether it is a few drops to your body oil or one drop on your neck. Since Arborvitae is also a stimulant this oil is best used earlier in the day. But do not shy away from this essential oil when rising with your morning meditation. Arborvitae added to your temples can increase ones spiritual connection so be sure to keep it near during yoga as well. As you unwind and de-stress Arborvitae essential oil gently lifts away rigidity and workaholic tendencies that may keep you bogged down during your day. Beyond the above-mentioned benefits Arborvitae is also known to decrease Staph infection, Hepatitis B and C, rheumatism, thrush, tumors and even Hand Foot and Mouth disease. Now I don’t know if you all remember but my toddler and I suffered through HFM disease a while back and I cannot imagine how much less we would have had to endure had this essential oil been by our sides. One of the reasons I use essential oils regularly in cleaning my home as well as my body is due to the fact that a very little bit goes such a long way. These substances are so incredibly economical. The icing on the cake is that they are free of chemicals and additives that have wreaked havoc on our environment and thus our health. These are natural and ancient healing tools, we would be wise to take notice and incorporate them into our daily routines. Let us treat you to an unforgettable foot soak and reflexology session with a few drops of Arborvitae. The experience will send you soaring!
By: Kristen and Bethany