Aroma Reading for February 2016: Rose

By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA

The intuitive essential oil for the month of February is Rose (Rosa × damascena). The energy of Rose summons unconditional love; not only for others, but also for yourself. Rose resonates with the heart chakra and invokes high vibrating emotions such as empathy, compassion, joy, peace, gratitude, happiness, and harmony. Rose symbolizes the divine feminine. It is nurturing, sweet, comforting and has the ability to heal deep emotional wounds and comfort the heart. It has antidepressant properties and can heal anger, despair, sorrow, sadness, grief, and loss. Let Rose hold you in her arms and soothe your soul. Everything will be alright. Rose essential oil can be expensive, but it is worth its weight in gold.

My Rose forecast for February 2016: Though the focus of February tends to be on Valentine’s Day and romantic relationships, this month Rose encourages you to look within your own heart at the love you have for yourself. Do you love yourself unconditionally? Do you see your strengths and positive qualities? Are you your own best friend? In order to deeply love others and allow others’ love into our lives, we must first learn to love ourselves. Some affirmations to help you on this journey: “I am worthy of love. I am loving to myself and others. I freely and easily give and receive love.” Sending you much love to light your path. Have a blessed February.

Recipe for Unconditional Love

2 drops Rose
4 drops Cardamom
1 drop Vanilla
3 drops Neroli
6 drops Hawaiian Sandalwood
1-ounce cocoa butter

Mix the essential oils into the cocoa butter and blend well. Apply topically to the heart, chest, neck, and shoulders area. Massage some into your hands, cup them over your face, breathe in the aroma and state the following affirmations several times: “I am worthy of love. I am loving to myself and others. I freely and easily give and receive love.”

The mixture can also be used as a massage cream…Double the recipe to make 2 ounces of cocoa butter.

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Aroma Readings are a divination technique using essential oils developed by Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, a Holistic Healing Psychologist, Certified Aromatherapist, 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? Join Dr. Christina at the ‘Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy’ Level 1 certification series starting in Madison March 5/6, 2016: