Essential Oil Aromatherapy to Address Feng Shui in Your Space
Updated: Feb 18
If you're a big fan of Feng Shui, then you're probably all about the flow—the Chi. You know that the right placement of objects can help to unblock and move energy in your home. But what if you could also use aromatherapy to accomplish this? Essential oils are one of the best ways to harness the power of Chi, and they can be used to address Feng Shui problems in any room of your home. Here's how:
Why Is Aromatherapy A Good Fit For The Principles Of Feng Shui?
Aromatherapy uses essential oils to help bring about a state of well-being. The essential oils are extracted from plants, flowers, and trees to create a fragrant scent. The scents help to make your space feel more relaxing and inviting.
Aromatherapy can be used in conjunction with Feng Shui to promote energy flow and positive energy in your home or business. Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that has been around for thousands of years.
It is based on the idea that everything in our world has an energy or life force called Chi (pronounced chee). This Chi flows through our environment like water through rivers, moving through objects and people.
One way you can harness Chi is through the use of crystals throughout your home or business space. Crystals help to focus energy on specific areas so they can be used effectively as part of your space design strategy.
Another way you can harness Chi is by using aromatherapy products such as candles, incense, or diffusers that release essential oils into the air around you. These products help to clear negative energies from your space while at the same time adding positive ones back in!
The Five Elements Of Feng Shui
Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy of harmonious living based on the balance of opposing forces. It is one of the oldest forms of Chinese wisdom, dating back thousands of years. Feng Shui is a system for placing your home and work environment in alignment with the energy flow that is unique to your property. In other words, it's about creating good energy for yourself and your loved ones by ensuring everything around you works together in harmony.
The Five Elements of Feng Shui are:
Water: Water represents emotion, fluidity, and change. It's associated with the Heart Chakra, located at the center of your chest — directly over your heart. Water also represents femininity and intuition.
Fire: Fire represents transformation, passion, and creativity. It's associated with the Root Chakra, located at the base of your spine — directly below your navel. Fire also represents masculinity and logic.
Wood: Wood represents growth (physical or spiritual), abundance, protection from harm and evil spirits, and stability in times of change (or when things go wrong). The element of wood can help us reconnect with nature freely without fear of being hurt by predators lurking nearby.
Earth: Earth represents material security, related to our physical health and sense of emotional security — how we feel about ourselves and our place in the world around us. It relates to our survival instincts and capacity for self-preservation; this includes issues such as food supply, shelter against the elements (shelter), financial security (money), etc.
Metal: Metal represents power and control over one's destiny. It's associated with the Third Eye Chakra, located between the eyebrows at the midpoint between your eyes. Metal also represents masculinity, alertness, and determination.
Essential Oils Connected To Each Element
Essential oils can be used to help you achieve balance within your home or office when it comes to Feng Shui. For example, choose an oil that supports an energetic room if you want more energy in your bedroom. Essential oils that support the 5 elements of Feng Shui include:
Cypress essential oil is wood-like in its scent and should be used sparingly — especially if you have allergies — as it can trigger an allergic reaction. It is also said that cypress helps us let go of emotional pain and find peace when grieving over someone or something we've lost.
Sandalwood essential oil is a natural antiseptic that helps reduce inflammation in the skin. It's also known to help ease anxiety, depression, and insomnia while balancing hormones and improving blood circulation.
Cinnamon essential oil is considered one of the most powerful oils for cleansing negative energy from our homes (especially during spring cleaning). Cinnamon is also believed to bring luck into our lives and protect us from evil spirits or bad karma while traveling away from home on business or pleasure trips — especially if we're visiting new places where we don't know anyone yet.
The lemon essential oil has a fresh citrus aroma that makes it perfect for diffusing to create an energizing environment in your home or office space. Lemon essential oil is also known as a natural cleaning agent because it can be used in place of harsh chemicals when cleaning surfaces around your home or office space, such as countertops, windowsills, or floors. You can also use lemon essential oil in your laundry detergent instead of bleach!
Frankincense essential oil has been used for thousands of years to heal the body, mind, and spirit by promoting relaxation and calming the nervous system while bringing clarity to mind by increasing one's spiritual awareness. It's also known to help promote sleep and relaxation while reducing stress levels.
Vetiver essential oil has hints of woody and citrus notes that make it perfect for grounding our energy so that we can stay present without being pulled into worry about the future or past regrets. This oil also helps us connect with our inner strength so we can face whatever comes our way with confidence instead of fear or doubt.
Frankincense essential oil has been used for centuries as a spiritual tool to help us connect with the divine. It's said that frankincense helps us attain enlightenment through meditation and prayer and encourages us to be more compassionate toward others.
Geranium essential oil has a sweet and floral scent that can help us become more grounded, calm, and focused. The oil is also said to help us release negative thoughts and feelings, which makes it a good choice for those struggling with anxiety or depression.
Jasmine essential oil is known for calming those who are agitated or stressed out by helping them relax physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It also promotes harmony between partners and friends while bringing love into one's life by attracting a potential partner or loved one into one's life.
Rosemary essential oil is a cleanser because it purifies the mind and body. Rosemary can help soothe emotional pain from loss or separation, such as when someone passes away or leaves home for college. It's also said to restore confidence after failure or disappointment.
How To Use Essential Oil Aromatherapy To Address Feng Shui
Essential oils are often used in Feng Shui because they can balance out negative energies and bring positive energy into a space. Using essential oils as part of your Feng Shui practice is an easy way to enhance your home's energy flow.
One way to use essential oils in your home is by placing them around areas with clutter or negative energies. For example, if you have clutter throughout your house, declutter first and then place several drops of essential oil on a tissue and place it in a drawer or closet where you have noticed negative energy or place a diffuser in the area and diffuse with appropriate cleansing oils like Hyssop.
The scent will help neutralize this energy. Another way to use essential oils is by adding them to hot water and placing this solution in an open window or near a sunny spot in your home. This will help bring positive energy into the room while freshening up the space simultaneously!
So, you've read through our guide and are ready to start using essential oil aromatherapy in your home. We hope this guide has helped you understand how to use essential oils to address your home's five feng shui areas. We also hope that you feel empowered to make changes that will improve your life and the lives of those who inhabit your space.
I also invite you to experience DoTERRA essential oils to explore more options and ideas you can request a consultation here or view my events page to register for the next webinar, in person class or event.
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