Magical Aromatherapy

This week we are taking a step back from Aromatherapy and the Seven Chakras with something that we thought would be a fun follow on from the subject. We have been taking a look at “Magical Aromatherapy” a book by Scott Cunningham – it goes through hows the effects of essential oils and extracts have on our inner selves, we will take a look into Aromas and the days of the week, Lunar Cycles, Essential Oils with Crystals, Aromas of the Elements and the planets. This comprehensive list can help choose oils to help with daily rituals, meditations and relaxations techniques. As well as to help make up your own personal blends that can correspond to days, seasons, elements and more.

 

Aromas and the Days of the Week: Essential Oils for the days of the week. Aromas have been recommended according to to the planetary ruler of the days of the week. Use oils to Diffuse or to make a blend to be part of your daily ritual.

Monday – Planetary Ruler: The Moon – Oils: Jasmine, Lemon, and Sandalwood
Tuesday – Planetary Ruler: Mars – Oils: Basil, Corriander, and Ginger
Wednesday – Planetary Ruler: Mercury – Oils: Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus and Lavender
Thursday – Planetary Ruler: Jupiter – Oils: Clove, Melissa, and Star Anise
Friday – Planetary Ruler; Venus – Oils: Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, and Yarrow
Saturday – Planetary Ruler: Saturn – Oils: Cypress, Myrrh, and Patchouli
Sunday – Planetary Ruler: Sun – Oils: Frankincense, Neroli, and Rosemary


Aromas of the Seasons: These aromas can help to bring in the new seasons, use for the solstice, observances, meditations and musings.

SpringJasmine, Rose and Sweet Scents – Palmarosa, Lavander, Geranium, Petitgrain, Petitgrain over Flowers 
SummerClove, Ginger and Spicy Scents – Tumeric, Tarragon, Nutmeg, Cumin and Cubeb
AutumnPatchouli, Vetiver and other earthy scents – Kanuka, Manuka, Silver Fir and Douglas Fir
WinterFrankincense, Rosemary and similar resinous scents – Bergamot, Cedarwood, Birch Sweet and Pine Scotch 


Aromas and the Lunar Cycles: To go with Aromas and the days of the week and seasons, aromas of the lunar cycles will help add some more to your medications, uses and blends. Inhale these aromas by using a diffuser around the home during the phases of the moon to attune with lunar energy.

First QuarterSandalwood – Is appropriate for the first quarter and the moon’s waxing enhances spirituality.
Full MoonJasmine – Posses the full-blown energies of the moon.
Third QuarterLemon –  The more ethereal Lemon is symbolic of the lessening if the moons influence as she wanes.
New MoonCamphor – The coldness of Camphor signifies the similar cold New Moon.

 


Aromas of the Elements: In traditional teachings, the elements are emanations from the source of energy that created the universe. Known by the Sanskrit word “Akasha.” The four elements are: Earth, Fire, Air and Water, they each possess their own distinct energies that can be useful in aromatherapy and Chakras, meditation and linking these with our aromas of the week, lunar cycles, seasons and planets.

Earth – Money, business, material objects, foundation, conservation, ecology and grounding – Related Charka – Root Chakra 
Air –  Conscious, mind, mentation, movement, travel, communication, teaching and overcoming – Related Chakra – Heart Chakra 
Fire – Sex, breaking habits, purification, protection, banishing illness, aggression, health, strength – Related Chakra – Solar Chakra 
Water – Love, purification, psychic awareness, healing, friendships, beauty, spirituality, meditation – Related Chakra – Sacral Chakra 

The following is Scott Cunningham’s elemental attribution list – his personal system that he has developed over time, you can create your own if these do not speak to you. We have added some extra that we think fit well into each element.

EarthCypress, Patchouli, Pine Scotch, Savoury Winter, Silver Fir, Vetiver, Rosewood, Kanuka, Camphor White, Cedarwood, Birch Sweet, Frankincense, Black Spruce and Geranium 
AirBergamot, Caraway, Clary Sage, Dill, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Lavender, Lemon, Cornmint, Marjoram, Lemongrass Niaouli, Parsley, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint, Lavandin, and Orange.
FireBasil, Bay, Black PepperAniseedClove, Coriander, Cumin, Ginger, Hyssop, Juniper, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Helichrysum and Elemi.
WaterChamomile, Camphor, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Rose, Sandalwood, Thyme, Yarrow, Ylang-Ylang, Petitgrain, Litsea, Jasmine, Lemon Myrtle, and Grapefruit


Aromas of the Planets: Like the elements, the planets are linked with aromas as well as elements and star signs. Here are some of the properties and meanings related to the planets.

Sun – Protection, healing, success and physical energy – Bay, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Juniper, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain and Rosemary.
Moon – Dreams, sleep, love, healing, fertility, peace, compassion, spirituality and meditation – Camphor, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Lemon, Grapefruit.
Mercury – Intelligence, conscious mind, self-improvement, breaking habits, travel and communication – Benzoin, Bergamot FCF, Spearmint, Caraway, Clary Sage, Dill, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Marjoram, Niaouli, Parsley and Peppermint
Venus – Love, fidelity, reconciliation, beauty, youth, joy, happiness and friendships – Chamomile, Cardamom, Catnip, Geranium, Palmarosa, Vetiver, Thyme, Yarrow and Ylang – Ylang
Mars – Aggression, courage, healing, physical strength, defence, protection and physical energy – Basil, Black Pepper, Coriander, Cumin, Ginger, Black Spruce and Pine Scotch
Jupiter – Materialism, money, prosperity, foundation and expansion – Clove, Hyssop, Nutmeg, Lemon Myrtle, Sage and Star Anise.
Saturn – Purification, longevity, money – Cypress, Myrrh, Patchouli and Rosemary


Aromas of the Zodiac: Planets rule one or more for the zodiac signs, and aromas can cross over from start sign to star sign, you can find what works for you and that may work with your personality and ruling planet.

AerisBlack Pepper, Clove, Coriander, Cumin, Frankincense, Ginger, Neroli, Petitgrain and Pine Scotch
TaurusCardamom, Lavender, Patchouli, Ylang – Ylang, Rose and Thyme
GeminiBenzoin, Bergamot, Spearmint, Caraway, Dill, Lavender, Lemongrass and Peppermint
CancerChamomile, Cardamom, Jasmine, Lemon, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Rose, Sandalwood and Yarrow
Leo – Bay, Basil, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper, Lime, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Petitgrain and Rosemary
VirgoCaraway, Clary Sage, Cypress, Dill, Fennel, Lemon Myrtle and Patchouli
LibraChamomile, Dill, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Peppermint, Pine Scotch and Thyme
ScorpioBlack Pepper, Cardamom, Pine Scotch and Thyme
SagittariusBergamot, Calendula (Carrier) Hyssop, Lemon Myrtle, Nutmeg, Rosemary and Rosewood
CapricornCypress, Myrrh, Geranium, Vetiver, Patchouli and Rose
AquariusLavender, Lemongrass, Parsely, Patchouli, Pine Scotch and Star Anise
PiscesCamphor, Cardamom, Geranium, Palmarosa, Jasmine, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Ylang – Ylang


Affinities of Essential Oils with Crystals: A shortlist of recommended stones working essential oils during mediations. You can diffuse your oils whilst using crystals smell or place a drop of oil onto the stones.

Bloodstone – Courage, physical Energy – Black Pepper
Carnelian – Sex, Sexual dysfunction – Cardamom
Lepidolite – Spirituality, sleep, protection – Cedarwood Virginia 
Aquamarine – Health, healing, purification – Eucalyptus Globulous
Amber – Strength, healing, protection – Frankincense 
Red Tourmaline – Protection – Geranium
Rhodochrosite – Physical energy, love – Ginger
Moonstone – Love, sleep, psychic awareness – Jasmine
Red Jasper – Protection – Juniper Berry
Fluorite – Healing, health, conscious mind – Lavender True
Chrysoprase – Happiness, joy – Neroli 
Imperial Topaz – Protection – Niaouli 
Lapis Lazuli – Love, healing – Palmarosa 
Green Tourmaline – Money – Patchouli  
Malachite – Money, protection – Pine Scotch
Rose Quartz – Love, peace, happiness – Rose
Quartz Crystal – Postive energy/changes – Rosemary 
Clear Calcite – Meditation, spirituality – Sandalwood 
Amythest – Love, psychic awareness – Yarrow 
Kunzite – Love, Peace – Ylang Ylang 


Bibliography

Magical Aromatherapy – by Scott Cunningham
P153 – P171

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