Aromatherapy Recipe: Fragonia

By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT

The intuitive essential oil for the month of May is Fragonia (Agonis fragrans). It is a shrub grown and distilled through only one producer in Western Australia.  Fragonia is a unique oil on many levels. First, it symbolizes balance as its chemical makeup is a 1:1:1 ratio of oxides, monoterpines, and monoterpenols. Its chemical makeup makes it useful as a respiratory oil, antimicrobial, sedative, anti-inflammatory. Secondly, due to its unique chemical proportions, the producer has trademarked this chemotype of Agonis fragrans, making it perhaps the only trademarked essential oil. Thirdly, it has a beautifully unique aroma….medicinal, citrusy, spicy, sweet, and woody all in one. Finally, Fragonia is one of the most powerful emotional healing and personal growth oils I have ever encountered. It dives deep into your psyche to help release old hurts and heal emotional wounds.  As a Holistic Psychologist, the primary way I use this oil is for emotional release. I have also used it in hypnosis and past life regressions. Fragonia would greatly assist therapists, counselors, and psychologists in psychoanalyses and deep processing techniques.  Inhalation via an aroma inhaler, directly out of the bottle, on a cotton pad or cotton ball, or diffuser will provide more powerful results than topical application. Fragonia is a powerful oil for your toolbox if you are a Reiki practitioner or energyworker. Diffuse this oil during your energy healing sessions to help clients release emotional blockages.

My Fragonia forecast for May 2016: This time of the year is typically associated with “spring cleaning.” We deep clean our home and clean out our gardens to remove the dead of winter and allow new growth to come forth.  Fragonia asks you to contemplate spring cleaning your emotions and detoxing your soul. Are you holding on to patterns, emotions, and beliefs that no longer serve you a higher purpose?  Are your emotions holding you back like a ball and chain? Are you ready to move forward into your highest potential? Remember, the only barriers to personal growth are the ones we ourselves have created.

Blend for Emotional Release

  • 3 drops Fragonia
  • 3 drops Grapefruit
  • 3 drops Marjoram
  • 3 drops Cedarwood
  • 3 drops Roman Chamomile

This blend is meant for either creating an Aroma Inhaler or for in your diffuser. For an inhaler: blend the oils together in a shot glass or little bowl. Soak the cotton wick in the blend and then place into the inhaler. For diffuser: place oils directly into diffuser following the manufacturer’s directions for your type of diffuser.

Spend some time contemplating emotional traumas and wounds that you are ready to release to be transformed.  Clearly identify these negative emotions and patterns.  Think of the root or origin of these patterns. When did they start? How long have you had them? How have they impacted your life? What lessons have you learned? As you inhale the emotional release aromatherapy blend, state the following affirmation: “I release what no longer serves me a purpose. I am ready to move forward and step into my light.” Repeat several times. This is a good technique to do right before bed so your psyche can filter and process as you sleep. Also, as mentioned above, consider combing this blend with energywork modalities such as Reiki or Healing Touch.

Note: Mimosa does not carry Fragonia, because unfortunately our essential oil supplier does not carry it. But you can buy it online from Nature’s Gift or Still Point Aromatics.

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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: