Uses for Rose Essential Oil

Fossils show that roses have been prevalent for thousands of years in China, Persia, Asia Egypt.  The intoxicating aroma of a rose has always attracted people, especially lovers.  When you see a red rose, don’t you immediately think of romance?  As William Shakespeare wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

But rose is more than just a pretty smell.  Rose essential oil has a variety of uses.  The three most common uses are as an aphrodisiac (either applied topically or used aromatically), poison ivy/oak, and prevention of scarring.

Uses of rose essential oil:

Therapeutic properties include: antidepressant, antiphlogistic (reduces inflammation), antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile from the system), cicatrisant (wound healing), depurative (purifying and detoxifying properties), emmenagogue (stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area or menstruation), hemostatic (helps bleeding to stop in the wound healing process), hepatic, laxative, nervine, and stomachic (assists with digestion).

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

You should use rose oil with caution if you are nursing, pregnant, or trying to conceive.

Pairs well with: bergamot, cedar wood, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, fennel, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, melissa, myrrh, patchouli, petitgrain, vetiver, ylang ylang.

More about rose oil

Fun fact!  Why is rose essential oil so expensive?  It’s because it takes about 10,000lbs of flowers to make 1lb of oil.  That’s a lot of petals!!!

My favorite way to use and share rose oil is in a beautiful and functional roller with rose essential oil, diluted with jojoba and rosehip oils, and dried rose petals inside.

I have a variety of roller bottles and other oil supplies available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

 

 

Where to find rose oil

This is the oil I love.  It’s the perfect mix of affordability and quality.  The scent is perfect, and it’s strong enough that I still usually dilute it a bit more.

 

 

Love and light,
Caitlyn

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Amber: Ancient Healer

Amber has been found in graves dating all the way back to 8000 BCE.  Civilizations throughout the ancient world had rich myths surrounding amber.  It was present as amulets, beads, and more in Ancient Rome, Greece, China, and Egypt.  Have you experienced the healing properties of Amber?

In the modern age, we can connect to the earth through the grounding power of amber. This cleansing stone absorbs negative energies and transmutes then into positive forces to help the body heal itself.

A must-have for anyone in a healing profession (Reiki practitioners, nurses, teachers, veterinarians, etc) because amber helps to prevent healers from taking on their client’s pain.

Amber is associated with the throat chakra, but cleanses and purifies all chakras.

 

 

 

 

Raw Baltic Amber Bracelets and Pendants are available in my Etsy Shop <3

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Selenite Crystal – Healing and Metaphysical Properties

Selenite Crystal Healing and Metaphysical Properties

Everyone could use more positive energy, right?  Selenite is what I turn to to keep myself and my home functioning with as much love and light as possible.  In this post, I’m going to tell you a little about the metaphysical properties of selenite, and then some of my favorite uses for selenite.

Selenite gets its name from Selene, the Ancient Greek goddess of the moon.  One look at the white, almost glowing, surface of selenite and that makes perfect sense.

This beautiful stone helps to clear negativity.  That includes negativity in your physical environment AND your mental and emotional space. It’s a perfect stone to keep around you if you have people in your life who are emotionally draining, complaining, and bringing you down.  Let the selenite absorb those negative energies and keep your energy field clear so you can keep working toward your best self.

With selenite, the focus is on healing at the energetic level.  Its ability to balance and stabilize emotions gives your body and mind the stillness you need to heal yourself.  A beautiful stone for meditation, selenite is associated with the crown chakra.  We are only able to truly connect with the divine when we have settled the mind and found the stillness within ourselves.

From a practical standpoint, it’s important to remember that selenite is a very soft mineral, with a hardness of just 2 on the Mohs Scale (diamond is a 10).  You must also be careful with exposure to water.  Some crystals can be cleansed by running them under water – please don’t do that with your selenite!  Since selenite is self-clearing, it doesn’t need as much focused cleansing as other crystals.  You can leave it in sunlight to charge, and run it through sage or palo santo smoke when necessary.

My favorite uses for selenite:

  • On windowsills and above doorframes to welcome positive energy into the room
  • To cleanse other crystals – I have a larger, flat piece that I will place other stones on.
  • During Reiki sessions, I’ll place a larger piece of selenite under the table or chair and will sometimes have the client hold a selenite palm stone as well.
  • In my car as a trio with rose quartz and black tourmaline.  One of my Reiki teachers recommended the combination of selenite, rose quartz, and black tourmaline.  I love the mix of love, protection, and clearing negative energy.  My husband has this trio in his car too.

Available in my shop

I have a variety of smooth and raw selenite available for purchase through my Etsy shop.  This stone really has great energy!  Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have about working with selenite.

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