Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Grounding
Being grounded is hard to define, but when you’re grounded, you know it. And, when you’re not, everybody else seems to knows it.
Being grounded is being physically, emotionally, mentally, energetically and/or spiritually rooted. This doesn’t mean rigid or unchanging; after all, trees sway in the breeze, follow the sun and grow. It’s just that they do all this while their roots remain firmly planted in the ground.
People who are grounded are fully present and have conviction, whether mental, emotional or some other expression of it. They feel as though they can hold their ground. People can be completely grounded, or they can be grounded in some aspects and not others – they can be emotionally grounded, but confused and conflicted about their spirituality; they can be spiritually grounded and but mentally flutter from thought to thought; or they can be clear and committed to their beliefs, yet, lack a sense of being physically present or energetically connected to the earth.
Lots of people who provide alternative and complementary healing services seek ways to
maintain or increase grounding for themselves or their clients.
Essential Oils for Grounding
Essential oils for grounding tend to be base notes and comprised of larger, heavier molecules or sesquiterrpenes. Lots of essential oils are grounding, but some of my favorites are:
- Angelica Root (Angelica Archangelica)
- Benzoin (Stryax benzoin)
- Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
- Cedar (Cedrus altanica)
- Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
- Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
- Himalayan Cedar (Cedrus deodora)
- Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
- Oakmoss (Eugenia prunastri)
- Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
- Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)
- Sandalwood (Santalum album)
- Silver Fir (Abies alba)
- Tarragon (Artemisia dracanculus)
- Vetiver (Vetiver zizanoides)