By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA
The intuitive essential oil for the month of March is Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis). Roman Chamomile is calming, relaxing, and is great for anxiety, stress, migraines, headaches, and sleeping problems. It is one of the best oils for spasms and can relax the nerves. It assists with digestive ailments and can also help with aches and pains. It has a very pleasing aroma…smells a bit like hay and apples. Roman Chamomile is one of the safest and gentlest essential oils and can be used with children and pets (avoid if you have hay fever or are allergic to other members of the daisy family). Energetically, chamomile resonates with the solar plexus chakra and helps calm and transform agitated low vibrating emotions like anger, anxiety, and stress. Chamomile is sunny, full of life, peace, and optimism and is symbolic of the approaching Spring Equinox. Life is going to get brighter and things will get better.
My Chamomile forecast for March 2016: Have you been feeling a bit frazzled and on edge? Stressed? Frustrated? Having a hard time sleeping? Slow down and take a moment to breathe. Be in the here and now. Be in the present. We are a society of overbooking, overscheduling, and always on the go. Its ok to be still. Its ok to slow down. Chamomile encourages you to take some ‘me time’ to rest, relax, renew, and rejuvenate and then emerge radiant and vibrant with the approaching Spring!
Pillow Mist Recipe for Insomnia:
4 drops Roman Chamomile
8 drops Neroli
12 drops Atlas Cedarwood
2-ounce spray bottle
1 tablespoon vodka or witch hazel
Directions: Place the vodka or witch hazel in the spray bottle (this acts as a dispersant since water and oils do not mix). Add the essential oils then the gently swirl to blend together. Add the distilled water. When you are ready to go to bed, mist the spray several times on your pillow. Then lay down, breathe in deeply through your nose, hold your breath for a few moments, then slowly breath out your mouth, Repeat the deep breathing for a few rounds as you drift off to sleep. Sweet dreams!
Aroma Readings are a divination technique using essential oils developed by Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, a Holistic Healing 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 aromatherapy and essential oils? Christina offers face to face, live online, and recorded self-study aromatherapy classes and aromatherapy level 1 and 2 certifications. Join Dr. Christina for the ‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’ series on 100 acres of the Kettle Moraine in West Bend, WI starting May 14, 2016: Click here for information about classes.