An amulet generally refers to an item that affords the wearer protection or the quality that has been attributed to the amulet. Amulets can be items like jewellery, symbols, gemstones, crystals and even words.
I consider essential oils to be worthy amulets as the energy of each oil worn by someone is passed onto or absorbed by the wearer or user of each oil. I tend to carry a couple of oils in my bag and roll them or dab them on me as I need. They can be diffused into your home or personal space or worn on your person. Annointing yourself with oils is another way and can be applied to the chakra points for extra influence.
People often seek oils or blends that possess a quality that will assist or support them during an event, situation, or period they are moving through.
A psychic or energy healer might anoint themselves with an essential oil to afford them protection. Sandalwood & Jatamansi rubbed into the brow or third eye chakra is well known as a tool for meditation to help quieten the mind.
We might diffuse oils into our home to protect against infection and illness and yet in doing so we will also change the energy within that space. Every essential oil is multidimensional, each oil has many different elements that affect us physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and energetically. It is as if one drop sends out a vibration that alters the universe in a gentle and subtle way.
Essential oils are believed to be the life energy of the plant. Pure essential oils are vital, they retain the life and spirit of the plant they are sourced from. The oil is no longer the plant but has become a potent source of energy that is born from the plant and possesses qualities of that plant. We as humans respond so well to essential oils and other forms of plant medicine because of our interconnectedness with all living things/beings on this EARTH. It is because of this interconnectedness that we will always intuitively know which oils offer the best support. Even when we use the practical Tea Tree essential oil to remedy a health issue we are also working with the “energy” of Tea Tree.
It is not always a case of being attracted or repulsed by an aroma that can guide us to an oil that is helpful to us. Our desire to heal can move us beyond our dislike of an aroma simply because we know & understand why it will benefit us.
I believe that working with intent and knowing why you are using a particular oil can help us work with essential oils on a deeper level, yielding better outcomes.
Alot of what we do today is diluted. Often traditional plant medicine required invocation through speaking/ chanting words and performing ritual to really empower it.
In practice I get quite a lot of requests to provide personal blends that offer the wearer the qualities attributed by each oil. If someone is seeking a source of protection, for instance they are living/working in situations where there is a lot of negative energy, I would use Vetiver in the mix.
A drop of Vetiver applied to the solar plexus region is said to provide protection. Great for those who absorb too much of others energy or those who require psychic protection. Vetiver is also believed to attract abundance. Vetiver is an oil you might use when undertaking a lot of inner work
Here are some examples of some of the oils I might employ when customising amulets for people;
If you are looking to uplift & create positivity; bergamot, sweet orange, ylang ylang
To offer protection from external forces; vetiver , galbanum
To invoke all forms of love; ylang ylang, rose, sweet orange, jasmine,
To invite peace, joy and happiness; sweet orange, bergamot, mandarin
To centre or find balance; geranium, patchouli
To cleanse a space: any citrus oil (lime is used to banish evil spirits), frankincense, peppermint, rosemary &to spearmint
Is there an essential oil you are particularly drawn to? Do you know why that is?
Oftentimes the reasons may be numerous; offering us support emotionally (for example) as well as healing us physically.