Aromatherapy for Autumn
By Stephanie Tingle
As autumn approaches, it brings with it shorter days and cooler nights. This makes it the perfect time to experiment with warming essential oils, such as cinnamon, clove, ginger, cardamom, and black pepper. One of my favorite combinations contains cassia (cinnamon), clove, and sweet orange essential oils. It just smells like autumn to me! You can diffuse this blend or add a few drops of each oil to an oil burner and let the scent fill your home. You can also mix these oils into a water-based spray. When doing this, I like to add some Moss Agate chips or small tumbled stones to the bottle. Moss Agate is a stone of rebirth, and is great to use during seasonal changes.
Autumn also means the start of the school year for those with school-aged children, or for those who recently returned to school as students or teachers. This can usher in seemingly endless rounds of colds and sniffles. Lemon, eucalyptus, tea tree, and lavender essential oils are naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, so stock up on these oils! An added bonus of keeping lavender oil on hand is that it is very calming and can help homework time go much more smoothly, especially when paired with Blue Calcite or Yellow Calcite. Try keeping your bottle of lavender oil in a dish of Amethyst chips or tumbled stones to keep it charged with extra healing energy.
Autumn is also a great time to work on grounding your energy. The energy of summer is very relaxed, but that can sometimes lead to a feeling of disorganization. Autumn is a great time to rein things back in and get projects underway. Try using a blend of lavender, Atlas cedarwood, and frankincense essential oils to bring in focus and motivation. I like to combine this blend with the energy of Fluorite, since it is great for helping to stay organized and mentally sharp.
I, for one, am looking forward to the promise of cooler weather and the calmer, more organized days…autumn is my favorite season!