Here are my favorite time tested energy clearing aromatic oils.
Each of these plant aromatics has been used by energy medicine practitioners for centuries to clear negative or stagnant energy.
Click on the name of each oil to find out more and why I recommend it so highly.
Lemon (Citrus limonum) - The scent is fresh, sweet, citrusy and fruity, Smells like fresh lemon.
Lemon is an excellent cleanser, detoxifier and bodymind tonic. Its powerful astringent properties help cut through obsessive, repetitive thought patterns and think fresh thoughts.
Cautions: Skin sensitization if oxidized (recommend refrigeration). Phototoxic (low risk). Maximum dermal use level 2.0%. Citrus oils are considered phototoxic and care should be taken when using them in skin applications. Please avoid exposure to direct sunlight or sunlamps for up to 12 hours after use as pigmentation of the skin may result.⁵
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) - The scent is fresh, minty and sweet. Reminiscent of peppermint candy.
A powerful analgesic and one of the most powerful vasoconstrictors in aromatherapy Peppermint is great for cooling hot fiery emotions like anger and frustration.
Cautions: Peppermint cools by constricting your blood capillaries therefore please use in extremely weak dilutions. May be a mucous membrane irritant (low risk), choleretic (increases bile production liver), neurotoxic. Maximum dermal use level 5.4%. Research indicates that Peppermint Oil may aggravate GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease), a type of heart burn. Due to its strong cooling action Peppermint should not be used by children under 2 1/2 years of age.⁶
Cypress - (Cupressus sempervirens) - Fresh, sweet, spicy and balsamic aroma.
Considered a symbol for life after death Cypress has been used since ancient times for ritual cleansing and to promote health. Cypress essential oil’s effect upon our human energy system is decidedly Yang. It has an ability to stabilize and give direction and purpose during times of confusion. It's said the wood of a cypress tree was used to fashion Jesus's cross.
Cautions: Skin sensitization if oxidized (recommend refrigeration).⁷
Juniper berry - (Juniperus communis) - Fresh, spicy and balsamic aroma.
Juniper Berry has an excellent reputation as a powerful detoxifier and blood cleanser. It promotes healthy nerve function. Its regulating properties promote balance to conditions of excess. It’s helpful for congested conditions. Psycho-emotionally promotes purification of negative habits
Cautions: Skin sensitization if oxidized (recommend refrigeration).⁸
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) - The complex scent is warm, sweet, balsamic, resinous and exotic.
Used since ancient times for spiritual and emotional support. Frankincense oil promotes integrity with Self and is helpful meditative and spiritual practices
Cautions: Skin sensitization if oxidized (recommend refrigeration).⁹
Cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) - The scent is sweet, warm, spicy and radiant.
Cinnamon leaf has numerous traditional and esoteric uses. Psycho-emotionally its warming, aphrodisiac and stimulating properties make it helpful for overcoming rigidity or congested conditions like depression.
Cautions: Drug interaction, may inhibit blood clotting, skin sensitization (moderate risk), mucous membrane irritant (low risk). May contain safrole. Maximum dermal use level 1.0% based on safrole content. Maximum dermal use level 0.6% based on 87% eugenol content.¹º
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) - A warm, soft spicy aroma with slightly woody and dry undertones. The aroma is similar to the scent of black pepper used in cooking.
One of the best oils for breaking bad habits and negative self-talk Black Pepper promotes strength and stamina to the body, mind and emotions.
Cautions: Use in low dilutions of less than 1% as Black Pepper can be a skin irritant.¹¹