By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA
The intuitive essential oil for the month of June is Jasmine (Jasminum sambac), also known as Arabian Jasmine or night-blooming Jasmine as the flowers open up at night and close in the morning. It is a shrub or vine with gorgeous white flowers and a highly exquisite and intoxicating aroma. I personally find the aroma headier and sweeter than Jasminum officinale and Jasminum grandiflorum. Though some call Jasmine the ‘King of the Flowers,’ I disagree and instead find it an incredibly feminine and sensual oil that I strongly associate with the moon goddess and the mysteries of the night. It balances the Sacral Chakra (a few inches below your belly button through to your sacrum) the seat of creativity, sexuality, sensuality, pleasure, joy, relationships, and feeling. Jasmine is also an aphrodisiac, commonly used for perfumery. Jasmine is playful, confident, alluring, passionate, charismatic, bewitching, and seductive. She calls forth the part of us that we have forgotten and can help you address relationship concerns. Jasmine essential oil is optimistic, sedating, and calming making it a fabulous emotional healer for depression, anxiety, stress, fear, restlessness, and insomnia. It is also a great oil for dry skin.
My Jasmine forecast for June 2016: June continues the healing that began in May. In our Aroma Reading last month, Fragonia asked you to contemplate spring cleaning your emotions and detoxing your soul. Were you holding on to patterns, emotions, and beliefs that no longer serve you a higher purpose? This month, Jasmine asks you to explore the darkness within, your shadow. Dive deep down into your psyche and face your demons. They are a part of you and have helped create you. Some of us only look for the light and run from the darkness. But this darkness will grow larger and more powerful the more you ignore it. In order to know your light and joy, you have to understand your darkness and pain. Yin and yang, duality, two sides to the same coin. Life is an ebb and flow with ups and downs. The goddess Jasmine will help you accept and heal your pain by using it as a catalyst for change. The darkness is a rite of passage into the light. It’s time to let go of what has tormented you for so long. You do not need to carry it anymore. Release it and be free.
Jasmine Perfume (5% dilution)
- 5 drops of Jasmine
- 4 drops of Vanilla
- 11 drops of Orange
- 10 drops of Sandalwood
- 1 ounce of Jojoba oil
Combine the essential oils in an Amber bottle. Lightly swirl them together to mix. If possible, let them sit for a few days to blend together and ‘marinade’ and then add the jojoba oil to dilute. Apply sparingly to pulse points.
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Aroma Readings are a divination technique using essential oils developed by Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, a Holistic Health Psychologist, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, and Reiki Master Teacher. She offers individual Aroma Readings and spreads as well as teaches Aroma Readings in her level 2 ‘Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy’ certification series. Interested in learning more about herbs, aromatherapy and essential oils? Christina offers face to face and online aromatherapy and herbs classes and certifications. Visit Mind, Soul, and Self LLC for more info: https://mindsoulandself.com/