PROFESSIONAL'S GUIDE - Chapter 5
Blending essential oils based on plant parts
Instill energetic effects into your blends by understanding plant parts.
Use this blending technique to:
- Address emotional imbalances (even long-term issues)
- Realign negative or cyclic thought patterns
- Tap into the energetic qualities of the plant
Imagine a beautiful orange tree in a sunny orchard
It stands tall and stately, yet graceful. The bright fruits seem to sparkle like gems among the deep green leaves as they rustle in the breeze.
The tree has everything it needs to thrive right where it is. It has rich soil to offer nutrients, air and light to help it flourish and produce fruit, and insects and animals living in harmony with it to help it spread its seeds.
All of these natural resources help the tree thrive.
Now imagine that tree could fill you with the properties that make it so strong, healthy, and resilient, helping you to also thrive in your environment.
When you blend essential oils based on the plant part they’re produced from, your products become infused with the “energy” of that particular part of the plant, offering profound emotional and mental strength.
This chapter covers the energetic effects that five different plant parts can bring to your blends.
A plant’s roots, rhizomes, or rootlets anchor it into the earth.
They also allow the plant to draw rich nourishment out of the soil. It has a solid foothold in the world—somewhere it belongs—and can find everything it needs for life in that environment.
Essential oils produced from roots can give you that experience.
Use root oils to help your clients feel:
- Grounded and focused
- Present in the moment
- Secure in your immediate environment
- Confident in your ability to thrive
- Connected with the earth
A few essential oils made from roots, rhizomes, and rootlets are:
Recipes that include root oils:
A plant’s wood gives it strength and structure.
The inner wood distributes nutrients throughout the plant, so the leaves, flowers, and fruit can be produced. And the outer wood and bark offer protection. Its wood also allows the plant to be a shelter for others—like birds and chattering squirrels.
Even we humans can use wood to create our homes!
Use wood oils to help your clients feel:
- Secure and strong
- Nourished through your entire being
- Confident in the face of challenges
- Sheltered from emotional storms
- Able to protect and provide for others
A few essential oils distilled from wood are:
Recipes that include woody oils:
Flowers help a plant attract pollinators—like birds, bees, and other insects.
Flowers usually show up in the spring and summer. Their whole purpose is beauty—looking and smelling irresistible, so other beings will be drawn in, and the plant can propagate itself.
We humans use flowers in the same way. They beautify our homes, and often serve as gifts between friends and lovers. They can signify friendship, warmth, and romance… or even new life! Floral oils are also often used in skincare, as their tendency toward beauty can help soothe and repair the skin.
Use flower oils to help your clients feel:
- Open hearted
- Forgiving and trustful
- Goodwill toward yourself and others
- Peaceful in the face of stress (even emotional distress)
- Confident when expressing yourself to others
A few essential oils made from flowers are:
Recipes that include flower oils:
Leaves & Needles
A plant’s leaves (or needles) allow it to breathe.
They take in carbon dioxide, and release life-giving oxygen. Leaves also turn light into nourishment in the process of photosynthesis. Leaves provide us with shade and allow us to hear the wind as it rustles through them. Spending time among green, leafy plants can clear our heads and fill us with calm energy.
Use leaf oils to help your clients feel:
- Clear headed
- Better able to take a deep breath
- Healthy during cold and allergy season
- Refreshed and optimistic
- Able to release worry and fatigue
A few essential oils made from leaves are:
Recipes that include leaf oils:
In exchange for being able to spread its seeds far and wide, the plant offers tasty, nutritious food to other creatures. The fruit is literally the “fruition” of a plant’s life cycle. Where flowers help a plant express itself and attract other beings, the fruit is an expression that gives back. It’s life-giving.
Fruit supports our health and uplifts our spirits. It’s a celebration of life, and a chance to continue the dance!
Use fruit oils to help your clients feel:
- Bursting with positive energy
- Refreshed after mental overload
- Creative and inspired
- Able to release worry and fatigue
- Strong during cold and allergy season