What is Chakra?
Chakras are energy points along the central meridian of the body. The most common Chakras are:
1. Why would you use chakras?
Many healing systems use chakras to read a person and what work should be done on that person. The chakras can also be used as a good place to locate various types of healing, based on the nature of the injury being dealt with.
2. What are the benefits of chakras?
The benefits of chakra work, is that it provides a basis for practitioners to do their healing work upon. By working through the chakras, a practitioner will probably get a clearer sense of any issues or problems their client is dealing with, as well as have a place on which to work any necessary healing.
3. What should you consider regarding chakras?
What to consider about chakras is that there are a variety of systems in use, some using more chakras than have been mentioned here. There is no particular system that is better than the others, although there may be a system that works better for one person than another. This is merely due to differences in the way that person works. The same shoe will not fit every person, the same can be said of the differing systems available.
What is Holy Fire Reiki? A New Reiki Energy
Holy Fire Reiki is a new form of Reiki. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.
Holy Fire energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness. Some of the qualities students have experienced include:
Incense - How to burn incense & resins
The incenses are ground in a mortar from resins, woods, herbs and spices. They have nothing in them which burns on its own, hence the need for a self-burning charcoal.
First you need something safe to burn your incense in. The charcoals used to burn resins get very hot. Use a burner made for resin incense, with a metal screen or with sand or rocks to insulate from the heat.
We often break the charcoals in half because they burn for nearly an hour. Light the charcoal with a lighter or match, and when it starts to spark, put it in the burner.
lt is best to let the whole charcoal begin to glow before adding any incense. Then sprinkle on the incense as desired, a little bit at a time. lf you add too much or cover the charcoal completely, you might put out the charcoal. Also, most natural resin incenses smell better when burned in small amounts at a time.
Keep away from kids and pets. Let the charcoal burn down completely, and make sure it's all ash before throwing out because it could set trash on fire. Ask us how we know!
We don't clean the burner after every use. When there is a collection of ash in the burner, pour contents into strainer over the sink and rinse with water. Let dry, and put rocks back in burner. (If you use sand you'll just have to dump the whole mess and use fresh sand).
Store unused charcoal in a zip-lock bag or in a jar, because they won't burn well if they collect humidity from the air.
How Does Orgone Benefit Me?
· enhances, awareness visualization, intuition psychic abilities.
· promotes natural health, concentration, & spiritual growth.
· creates calmer home and environment.
· purifies & detoxifies water.
· transmute negative energy / converts to positive energy.
· creates & balances your own natural energy.
· enhances plants to grow.
· neutralize harmful effects of ELF & EMF radiation.
· enhances happier moods very noticeable.
· promotes dreams /lucid dreams/ O/B experience.
· clear's negative entities
· helps reach higher vibration of energies
· helps cleanse the chakra's.
ORGONE is also known as prana, life force, ki, chi, mana, universal energy...etc Orgone creations are simply energy storehouses. The energy they store is spiritual energy, energy that nurtures your being, your soul. When your energy is low the recharging happens fast.
Information on our website and in our newsletters are based on research from the internet, books, articles and studies and/or companies selling herbs or essential oils online. Statements made have not necessarily been evaluated and should not be considered as medical advice. All information or products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. For diagnosis or treatment consult your physician.
- Use herbs and/or essential oils in moderation and watch for allergic reactions.
- If you are taking any other medication, are suffering from a medical condition and/or are at all concerned about any of the advice or ingredients consult your doctor before taking the herbs or using essential oils.
- If you are pregnant, breast feeding or have/had breast cancer do not take any of the herbs (as many affect hormone balance, uterine contractions and are estrogenic) or using essential oils with out consulting your doctor.
- Remember that diet, exercise and relaxation are equally important to your health.
An essential oil is the liquid extraction from the leaves, stems, flowers, roots, or other parts of a plant. These natural oils are concentrated, and as such should be used sparingly. Our essential oils are perfect for use in a myriad of applications such as aromatherapy, bath salts, soap making, candle making, and potpourri.
Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils
Aromatic oils have been used since ancient Egyptian times and by numerous cultures world-wide. From the burning of resins and plants soaked in fats to modern day distillation, fragrant plants have been utilized and valued for thousands of years. The use of pure plant essential oils goes back to around 1000 AD, when distillation was developed. The distillation of these aromatic plants results in the production of pure essential oils. They are not to be confused with synthetically derived fragrance oils. Their origins are in nature and their therapeutic properties to balance overall well-being have been known for centuries. Their uses encompass cosmetic care, spiritual aid, sexual allure, and psychological and therapeutic adjunct.
Armed with some basic guidelines for their use anyone can safely and effectively utilize pure essential oils in a variety of ways to uplift the spirit, calm the mind, motivate the body and support health. The safest application is topically on the skin and as an inhalation. Both routes will provide effective outcomes in dealing with a variety of physical concerns and overall support of wellbeing. They can be safely employed to deal with first aid complaints that one would normally treat at home, such as minor burns, insect bites, tension headaches, muscle soreness, digestive upset and more, all through diluted external use. Essential oils efficiently and effectively penetrate the skin; they have a small molecular size and a low molecular weight, allowing them to enter the skin easily and provide a physiological response, depending on the naturally occurring chemistry of the essential oil. They can uplift the spirit or be effective antibacterial agents, but stress reduction is probably the most popular use of aromatherapy, and rightfully so. There are many studies that show that simply smelling something pleasant helps us relax. The simple act of inhaling deeply also contributes to slowing us down and reducing anxiety. The sense of smell is processed in the same area of the brain that processes memory and emotion, forever linking this sense with our past experiences. Most of all, these unique plant essences can help connect us to Nature, the ultimate healer.
Following is a list of guidelines for safely using these precious oils.
It is best to dilute all essential oils before application to the skin. Many oils can irritate when used neat (undiluted), as well as being unnecessarily costly. Also be aware, many of the citrus oils can cause sun sensitivity and uneven pigmentation problems when applied before any ultraviolet light exposure such as tanning beds, sunbathing or any outdoor activity. Read your cosmetic labels carefully; for instance, lemon oil should not be fragrancing a lip balm, especially if it is lacking sunscreen.
A generally accepted dilution is two percent, but even less can be effective. Follow these suggestions for diluting oils for efficient and safe application. Carrier oils (such as coconut, jojoba, olive, etc.) are the medium into which your essential oils should be diluted, but unscented lotion is also suitable. More is not better when it comes to aromatherapy; consider more 'homeopathic' dosing. For instance, lavender can relax in low dilutions but may stimulate when over-used.
- 0.5% dilution = 2-3 drops of essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil (best for kids, elderly, sensitive skin or facial application)
- 1% dilution = 5 drops of essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil (suitable for most cosmetic care)
- 2% dilution = 10 drops of essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil (for full body massage)
- 3% dilution = 15 drops of essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil (spot treatment or 1 tsp in bath)
Massage oil or lotion - 2% dilution is generally suitable; refer to above guidelines for exceptions.
Bath - most water mediums need far less dilution than the normal 2%. In the bath 3-8 drops of an undiluted oil may be all you need. Some essential oils can irritate the skin and should be diluted in a carrier before adding to the bath. For instance, peppermint or lemon will irritate more than frankincense or geranium. All of the lemony scented oils such as melissa, lemongrass or citrus oils can irritate; and even though lavender will not irritate even at 15 drops in the bath, it is a waste of precious resources to use that much. An aromatherapy bath for kids should always utilize diluted essential oils. Hand and foot baths are also useful mediums for essential oil applications. Apply the essential oil mixture just before entering the water and stir well.
Inhalation - environmental fragrancing for recreation can be done with a number of options, including potpourri pots above a candle flame or misting the air (see below). For a more therapeutic application to support respiratory health, use an electric diffuser that mists the pure oil into the air, or make a towel tent above a pot of hot water (add 5 drops eucalyptus) to inhale the aromatic steam. This application works well also as a facial steam.
Misting bottle - add 10 drops of essential oil to a 4 ounce spray bottle of water. Shake well before each use as essential oils to not mix well with water. This can be used for misting the body or scenting linens. If applying to the face, use half the essential oils and keep eyes closed.
Facial mask - use only 1 drop of essential oil per full face application, mixed well into the mask medium, such as clay, yogurt, or commercial preparation.
Compress - essential oils can be used in hot or cold applications for common complaints such as muscle strain or cramps, general detoxification, increased circulation or stress reduction. Add 3-5 drops of the chosen essential oil to the water, soak a cloth, wring out and apply repeatedly to selected area.
Experience will guide you in the numerous applications where essential oils can be effective, but a reference book will remove much of the guess work.
About Essential Oil Diffusers:
Heated Aromatherapy Diffusers
Heating an essential oil is necessary especially for the heavier, more resinous oils, such as frankincense, and myrrh, but it also works great for the citrus and grassy oils. A small minority of aromatherapy purists argue that heated essential oils don't have the same healing qualities.
Himalayan Salt Lamp Aromatherapy Diffusers
The Himalayan Salt Crystal Aroma Lamps offer the added benefit of negative ion generation. Each fills a 10' x 10' room with fragrance in minutes. As long as you keep it filled you can run it continuously. I keep one going in the inside stairwell of my home 24/7 because it also functions as a safety nightlight for when I'm on the stairs at night. When you want to change out the fragrance you just wash out the glass bowl with hot soapy water and then add your next oil. There is no water mist and no droplets of the oil to stain anything.
Tea Light Aromatherapy Diffuser
Heating a dish containing essential oils with a tea light is what we offer in our Feng Shui Aroma Lamps. Whatever oil you add needs to be mixed with at least 50% water. Comparatively, Tea light diffusers are simply not as efficient in controlling the temperature, because as the candle burns down the temperature will decrease. Controlling the temperature of the oil depends on finding the optimum distance between the flame and the glass holder. It is always a little tricky. Using an electrical bulb is better, because the heat is less and relatively constant. Never leave a candle unattended; tea light diffusers are not suitable if you want to diffuse scent in an unoccupied room.
Light Bulb Aromatherapy Diffuser
The light bulb ring diffuser is an easy and inexpensive way to use essential oils. Choose a favorite oil, place the ring on a low wattage bulb (for longer lasting aroma) and add the essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice. They are most often made of pottery and come in terracotta or white. While they are the most inexpensive they are also make the most mess. Excess oil can drip down the bulb into the light fixture. The more flammable citrus oils should never be used with larger and hotter light bulbs.
These diffusers pump air through a glass chamber filled with essential oils. They are driven by the same type of air pumps used in fish bowls. No matter how silent they are advertised, they tend to be noisy and vibrate. They can be okay around fish tanks, indoor waterfalls, or Jacuzzis where there is already noise. The glass is very fragile and in my opinion not suitable around kids and pets. The nebulizing diffuser uses no heat, and converts the essential oil into microscopic size droplets. However, due to the weight of these droplets, they don't tend to stay in the air for long periods of time. The small droplets of some of the essential oils can have a very harsh effect on lacquer finishes. The orange citrus and other dark oils will stain white or light colored drapes and bedding.
Micro Fan Aromatherapy Diffusers with Cotton Filters
A small fan blows air through a pad containing essential oils. Every model we tested where you put the essential oil on some type of pad dispersed by a fan tended to be messy. Eventually the cloth wicking material gets clogged. All the fans were noisy. Compared to the other types of aromatherapy diffusers, they put less scent into the room.
Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffusers
We found a couple that were both efficient room humidifiers and also did a decent job of dispersing some of the lighter oils like citrus, lavender, eucalyptus, etc. It also increases moisture in the room. In most cases that's fine, but not around fine wood furniture and most electronics. My favorite is made by Westinghouse. You can find it on-line for about $40. I would not try to use it on a room larger than 400 square feet. It has an 8.5 ounce reservoir that will run up to 16 hours.
These are probably still the most popular and least expensive. I bought a humidifier for $15 at Walmart which is relatively quiet and puts a lot of moisture into the room. However, the plastic is not designed to hold up to Eucalyptus and other essential oils.
Vaporizer or vapouriser is a device used to extract and deliver via inhalation the active ingredients of plant material. You can still find the old glass vaporizers that were sold to dispense Vicks Vapor Rub. They work well with unguents (mixtures of essential oil in carriers of petroleum jelly or beeswax). They don't disperse pure essential oils as well as the new Ultrasonic or our Himalayan Salt Aromatherapy diffusers.