THE POWER OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Ritual Oil’s blue lotus infused moringa oil was incredible to have while traveling, it doubled as a moisturiser for my skin and as my chosen scent (I often also added a couple of drops of patchouli to my wrists and behind my neck as well, for the wonderful grounding and heart opening benefits). Ritual oil contains cold pressed moringa oil which deeply penetrates and nourishes all seven layers of the skin, with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! It also contains blue lotus essential oil which is said to promote sexual desire, feelings of euphoria, while also aiding in opening the crown and heart chakras, making it a great meditation tool. I find the scent quite sensual, intoxicating, uplifting and inspiring. There are numerous references of blue lotus being used in Ancient Egypt, where it is said to have been a powerful symbol of sexuality and fertility.
Choosing essential oils over perfume allows us to enjoy the vibrational and medicinal benefits of plants, compared to having unknown synthetic chemicals mimic Nature and interfere with our own natural intelligence (and body balance) - some harmful chemicals are disguised under the label ‘fragrance’, meaning we really do not know entirely what we are putting on our skin (our largest organ) when we use products that are not 100% natural. The worst part about using synthetic perfumes is that we do not always realise the effect they have on us until we remove them entirely and re-introduce them. Once I removed all synthetic fragrances (including fabric softener) my senses amplified, when they were reintroduced to me (usually by someone else wearing something), I noticed how intense the smell was, some scents/brands were so strong they resulted in a headache and even nausea - try it and see for yourself, the more I discuss this finding with others who have also made the switch back to essential oils / 100% natural plant derived scents, the more I realise how true this finding is.
Aromatherapy, the practice of using 100% natural oils, is a vibrational healing tool - through scent, which is communicated the fastest with our brain, our psychological (mind and emotions), as well as physical well being is enhanced. Sprinkle a few drops of pure orange essential oil in your shower before turning on the water and stepping in next time, see if you become aware of the invigorating and inspiring effect it has on your being. Run a few drops of vetiver in your towel dried hair, and see how many people find you to ask what on Earth you are wearing - vetiver is one of my favourites, highly grounding, gives a sense of being on the right path and is a natural aphrodisiac, it seems to charm all kinds of people, and both women and men.