When I think of essential oils, they are like people to me. They all look and act differently, respond and are inspired differently. I’ve used phyto-therapy for almost 15 years, and every time I blend with an essential and/or carrier oil, it gives me a little more insight into its personality. What benefits – mind, body and soul – will offer to the recipient? What role will it play in a certain custom blend? It’s like having a “people whisperer” in a bottle. Scents will connect to people not only when they need it to elevate a positive or healthy behavior, but also to dig deep, and expose an area, like a childhood wounding experience, that needs to be worked on. This issue usually has been buried for some time and not dealt with to the full capacity of being aware the issue exists, inviting it in, making friends with it, digesting the consequences of the situation, accepting the lessons it has brought to you, and celebrating it by paying it forward. When we hide our true emotions, our true self cannot live. Thus, making us operate from a fake self, or façade. Essential oils are so pure, they will not let you be fake to yourself. They will love you always, without judgement and empower you to love yourself.
Frankincense, is a strong, firm, fearless but cautious personality that forces you to connect inward. It sees you for who you really are and loves you, no matter what. It likes everyone, but only invites those in who are ready to be true to themselves. It prefers self-reflection, introspection, kind, compassionate, giving and authentic behaviors. Frankincense is one of my favorite essential oils to combat fear – any kind of fear. We hold fear in the kidneys. So many people with urinary issues, are dealing with some form of immediate fear. Only when we release that fear, and lead in faith, will the urinary issues subside. Simply smelling it can invoke courage (the opposite of fear). To get more specific, is the urinary in the right kidney or left? Left sided concerns mean you are having an issue with a female in your life. Right-sided concerns are indicative of issues with a male. Kidneys are an organ located in the back. Back-sided issues are related fear of not releasing something from the past. It the issue is frornt-sided, that relates to fear of moving forward, like kneecap issues.
Frankincense is also a beneficial remedy for allergies. Allergies represent irritability. Irritability of a person, situation, circumstance or current position. Work through these irritable times by diffusing some frankincense (for yourself, but also the person in the situation). When you breath in the frankincense, connect to it. Where does it connect in your body – lungs, liver, kidney? What thoughts come to mind? What inspirations come to mind? You might want to write these down and meditate with them. Frankincense is also a great meditation oil along with myrrh, spikenard, patchouli and jasmine.
So when creating a custom aromatherapy blend for yourself, or someone else, think about the personality of the person you are blending for. Then match up the personality of the essential oils you will be using to create a more precise team of oils – a true personalized custom blend.