Where will your aromatherapy intention blend take you?
Where will your aromatherapy intention blend take you?

Part One of Two Articles

A new year is traditionally the time that we set goals, resolve to make (and keep) certain resolutions, and clear out past habits and dated practices. For many, these goals and resolutions fade before the Christmas lights lose their sparkle – your motivation to succeed is flawed by a lack of intention on how to achieve the goal, or your goal is unrealistic (sometimes goals need to be broken down into smaller pieces). If you would like to try and change your life this new year, and achieve your intentions and goals, try creating an intention aromatherapy blend!

Setting Clear Intentions and Goals with Aromatherapy

Many people are unclear, or less-than-specific, about their intentions and goals for life. Before creating an aromatherapy blend to help you with achieving your intentions and goals, with positive results, think very clearly and carefully about what your intentions and goals might be for the year ahead. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to move jobs? Do you want to start your own business? Do you want to be more creative in your life? Do you want to embrace your feminine power and strength to create the life that you imagined but were prevented from following in the past?

First, make a list of your intentions and goals. Define your goal/s, and then set your intention/s (how you will achieve the goal/s). For example: Let’s take the example of being more creative in your life:

  • GOAL: I want to be more creative in my life – a broad goal in itself.

  • INTENTION (depending on your ability and interests): I will take painting classes; or I will design a small garden; or I will experiment with taking more creative photographs; or I will redesign my living room. This is the “plan-of-action.”

Once you’ve set your goal/s and defined your intention/s, consider suitable essential oils for your blend. Sometimes intentions naturally manifest themselves and you find yourself following a path that you hadn’t thought about before. If it feels “right” to you, and you want some help to conitue on that path, an intention aromatherapy blend may help as well.

How to Choose Essential Oils for Your Intention Aromatherapy Blend

Personally, I believe that choosing essential oils for an intention aromatherapy blend requires personal preference, intuition, and a good knowledge and understanding of essential oils. Here are some examples:

GOAL INTENTION ESSENTIAL OILS

To lose weight

To exercise more

Motivating/Uplifting: Citrus oils (especially grapefruit), peppermint, rosemary, basil

To be more creative

To design a small herb garden

Study/Herbal: Rosemary, clary sage, basil, lavender, fennel

To find more time to relax

Set aside 20 minutes a day for “me” time

Meditative/Relaxing: Frankincense, sandalwood, vetiver, Peru balsam

This table is designed to be a starting point to show you how essential oils can be used in this way. You will need a good knowledge of essential oils to compose a successful blend for yourself. Explaining how I arrived at each example given in the table requires more time and space than this blog post allows for. However, if you are looking for a “quick fix,” read on…

How to Use an Intention Aromatherapy Blend

I recommend creating your intention aromatherapy blend as a spray, roll-on oil blend, or as an aromatherapy diffuser blend. I will include one of each of these types of intention aromatherapy blends (with formulation and quantities) in next week’s postbut, in the meantime, I want you to think about which essential oils you would include in your own intention aromatherapy blend!

Once you’ve created your aromatherapy blend you can use it in the following ways:

  • Repeat your intention to yourself as you use your blend. Focus on positively manifesting your goal.

  • Imprint the aroma in your nose, and soul, so that you associate it with manifesting your goal and subtly reminding yourself of your intention.

  • Use your intention aromatherapy blend as you follow your intention towards achieving your goal, or each time you feel yourself faltering on your journey.

If you have any doubts about how such a blend can really help you achieve your intentions consider this: Scent is very powerful and our brain associates certain aromas with certain objects or certain parts of our lives; for example, a smell of fresh lavender may remind you of your grandmother. Memories from childhood remain deep within our brain and it is a particular aroma that often triggers a memory from the past. Remember your aromatherapy intention blend aroma, and manifest your dreams!

Learn More About Aromatherapy with Sedona Aromatherapie

If you would like to learn more about the study of aromatherapy, consider the Sedona Aromatherapie Linguistics of AromaticsTM program!

  • Author is a 20 year veteran in the health care and aromatherapy industry, a UK-certified aromatherapist, published author in aromatherapy, an approved education provider for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), an aromatherapy business owner, a consultant, and Chief Editor for the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal.

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