What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy; It aims to balance the soul, body and mind through fragrant oils obtained by various methods from different parts of plants such as shells, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, stems and roots.
It is only our sense of smell that directly stimulates our subconscious from our five senses. The mediator of this is the aromatherapy scents, which we call essential oils (we need to be sure that the essential oils are 100% pure in order to give the necessary warning).
We all know how difficult and long a process it is to stimulate and clear the subconscious mind. But your scents; It is one of the miracles that nature offers us that it provides this balance without even being aware of it by stimulating the limbic system directly without going through the complex system of our brain. We also use this valuable information to restore the chakra balance.
There are different essential oils that help us balance our body, mind and subconscious by stimulating the seven energy centers (chakras) in our body. We can mix these essential oils with a fixed oil and stimulate the relevant chakra area through massage. We can use it by making perfume, we can smell its pure form without touching our body, we can drip it on our pillow, we can burn it by mixing it with water in a censer, that is, we can breathe.
In which chakra you need balance; pendulum, muscle test, energy session, special measuring devices or just by listening to yourself.
What is the importance of chakras for us?
There are seven chakras. These:
1. Chakra – Root Chakra: It is the center of connection with the material world.
Sense: sense of smell
Location: Spine, bone, teeth, nails, breech, flat and large intestines, prostate, blood and cell production.
Adrenal glands (response mechanism / heat balance)
Aromatherapy oil: cedar, clove, ginger, patchouli
2nd Chakra – Cross Center (Sexual Chakra): It is the center of sexual energies and creativity.
Sense: sense of taste
Location: Reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder, blood, lymph, gastric juice.
Sperm and pelvis.
Ovary – Prostate (male / female characteristics / menstrual cycle)
Aromatherapeutic oil: Ylang-ylang, sandalwood
3rd Chakra – Sun, Neural Network Chakra: It is the powerhouse where we radiate our emotional energy. Our communication ability is controlled from this center. It determines the amount of light we allow to shine within us.
Location: Lower back, abdomen, digestive system, stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, autonomic nervous system.
Pancreas (carbohydrate mechanism / insulin)
Aromatherapy oil: Lavender, rosemary, bergamot
4th Chakra – Heart Chakra: Determines the flexibility of the heart; It is the center of the ability to relate and touch and the entire chakra system. Its purpose is to achieve complete union through love.
Color: Green and pink
Sense: sense of touch
Location: Heart, upper back, chest, chest cavity, lower lungs, skin, blood and circulatory system.
Thymus (growth/immune system)
Aromatherapeutic oil: Rose oil
5th Chakra – Throat Chakra: It is the center of the ability to express, communicate and inspire. It allows us to express everything that is alive within us.
Location: Neck, throat, chin, ears, voice, trachea, bronchi, upper lungs, esophagus, arms.
Thyroid (metabolism rate / calcium balance)
Aromatherapeutic oil: Sage, eucalyptus
6th Chakra – Third Eye Chakra: It is the center of our higher mental strength, intellectual capacity, memory and will; It allows us to reach consciousness.
Color: Navy Blue
Location: Face, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, cerebellum, central nervous system.
Pituitary (makes the glands work in harmony with each other)
Aromatherapeutic oil: Peppermint, jasmine
7th Chakra – Crown Chakra: It is the center where we communicate with the divine. It is the source and starting point of all chakra energies. When this chakra is opened, all remaining blockages in the other six chakras are dissolved and their energies vibrate at the highest frequency.
Element: Combination of all elements
Sense: Pure becoming
Location: Brain, pineal gland.
Aromatherapeutic oil: Daily essential oil
What kind of thinking should we adopt to find ourselves?
The secret of living life easier; I guess we can know and be aware of what is under the visible, not what is seen in events, people, and primarily ourselves. We can only get to know the person we think we know best, namely ourselves, only as much as our ego allows. As we encounter the same type of people and event cycles and continue to resist them with the same behavior, we get upset, hurt, hurt and think that we are being wronged. In the end, when we can't stand ourselves, when our limits are pushed hard, when it comes to the end, something happens and we suddenly "have to" know. I wish everyone to be able to quickly know what they need to see and learn about themselves...
About the author:
Asli San Bilgin – Homemade Aromatherapy Founder
Graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, Aslı San Bilgin started her aromatherapy journey in 2004 with the training she received from Aromatherapy and Phytotherapy Specialist Pharmacist Nazan Kemali. He then continued his education at the International Certified Aromatherapy Institute in Canada. Aslı San Bilgin, one of the leading people in Turkey in the field of aromatherapy, founded Homemade Aromatherapy in 2012.