In ancient times, plant aromatics were used in ritual, as incenses for behavior modification, meditation aids and purification. From this it is very obvious that, even though technology has changed, and people can now extract, analyze and research essential oil in methods that ancient cultures could not manage. People are still using plant aromatics in very similar manner. Therefore, aromatherapy may be a comparatively new discipline, but it has ancient roots, so are the uses of aged essential oil.
Using Aged Essential Oils
Frankincense Essential Oil
This insightful and ancient oil can assist you in focusing your spiritual realization; hence allowing you to let go of worries and mundane fears. This is an aromatic oil of transcendence, since it will elevate both your body and mind; bringing you closer to your divine self by letting go of your ego. This oil can effectively be used to heal generational problems by refurbishing damaged cells, along with DNA. The fragrance elevates meditation; thus allowing divine connection by simply applying it to the center of your forehead. You can use the oil to allow you relax and release and improve concentration. Frankincense can be used to let go of painful memories, overcome depression, and strengthen the immune system. This oil can also be used to shield the body as well as the soul from negative influences, and help the soul in spiritual evolution.
Cypress Essential Oil
In ancient times cypress oil was burnt with pine and juniper for clearing the air in temples. Hippocrates recommended cypress for hemorrhoids with bleeding. As far as herbal uses are concerned, the oil is applied externally as an astringent for varicose veins, and consumed internally for rheumatic aches, flu, colds and coughs. This is an exceptional aged essential oil, since it does more than just calming nerves. The oil is useful for instilling optimism; it supports the flow of emotions, and overcome self-doubt. This is one of the finest aromatic oils for getting things moving; whether emotionally to circulate your feelings of life or physically for circulating of blood. The oil can effectively be used for motion and flow. The oil works in both the heart and mind; thus creating flexibility. Generally, this oil can be used to support people who are stuck in life.
Myrrh Essential Oil
The oil can be used to instill inner peace and serenity. The sweet aroma of the oil will sooth your nerves, and at the same time creates a deep feeling of serenity. The oil will clear your mind and it also has a stimulating, relaxing effect on the body. You can use the oil for its therapeutic effects; myrrh consists of elements all of which will provide you with anti-inflammatory and stringent healing abilities. The oil will also present you with antifungal and antiseptic qualities. Therefore, the oil is useful in relieving pain and swelling. In addition, it heals wounds, promotes expectoration and prevents infection. Apart from its therapeutic effects, myrrh can be used to help quiet the mind; connect with the earth; breaks generational curses; and can help with disturbances of child/ mother bond.
Patchouli Essential Oil
This particular oil has a good number of medicinal uses. It has anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties. You can use the oil externally when you mix it with carrier oils to treat conditions, such as athlete’s foot, eczema, scalp, and dry, cracked or oily skin. In aromatherapy, this oil is used to treat stress, depression and exhaustion. The oil also enhances libido. The whole plant is used to treat diarrhea, vomiting, stomach gas, and headache. You can use the oil to scent massage, and bath oils. The oil is used in aromatherapy to treat skin complaints. It is believed to have a regenerative effect on skin tone, and to help clear conditions, such as eczema and acne. To enhance its effects when used, you are supposed to store it in clean, dry aluminum container, which needs to be free of chemicals and odors.
You do not have to be a pro to enjoy the many benefits of aged essential oils. If you are not sure where to begin, you can simply start with the above inexpensive oils that have multiple uses, including medical uses, meditation and aromatherapy uses. It is important to understand how to use these oils correctly. Always ensure that you use aged essential oil that are pure, and of therapeutic-grade; this means that you need to follow all the instructions as well as the warnings on how to use the oils. Always consult a specialist before engaging aged essential oils, particularly if you are pregnant.