The importance of being grounded in your body is linked to your ability to become more present in your everyday life. When we are ungrounded, we are living in our head, focused on the past or the future, and very rarely in the here and now. There are many ways to ground ourselves, such as by meditating, walking barefoot in nature and by practicing mindfulness. Another effective way to reconnect us to our true nature by bringing us back down to earth is through the magic of grounding essential oils.
Grounding with Essential Oils
Essential oils are quite literally the essence of plants that come from the earth. Harnessing this distilled energy is what makes aromatherapy so powerful. By using essential oils, we are matching our energetic frequency to the energy of the plant, which in turn connects us with mother nature on a deep, intrinsic level.
This is why choosing ethically sourced, organic essential oils, like Ecodrop’s range is so important, as the energy exchange is unpolluted and the oils still retain the pure vibrancy of the plant. Just like plants have different properties, essential oils have different properties. While all are grounding in the sense they connect us to the earth, some have a particularly calming and grounding effect that balances Vata energy, soothes stress and allows us to become more present in our body.
Top 3 Essential Oils for Grounding
Patchouli Oil for Deep Relaxation
Patchouli essential oil is known for its soothing aroma that helps to relax the body and still the mind. In this way, Patchouli helps bring us back into our physical body, finding peace and a sense of grounding within our physical framework.
Being ‘in’ our body, rather that living in our mind, is the number one way we can access a sense of grounding with ourselves – both on a physical level and on an energetic one. The grounding frequency of Patchouli is incredibly healing and is best used for deep relaxation. Use it in a diffuser, massage oil or in a blend to create a sense of tranquility to the mind, emotions and body.
Vetiver Oil to Root to the Earth
Made from the roots of Vetiver grass, you don’t get more grounding than Vetiver essential oil. The earthy aroma of vetiver melts away tension and has been used in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine for years as a way to soothe psychological stress, restlessness, and sleep disorders.
Vetiver grounds us into a state of deeper self awareness, guiding us towards the root of their emotional issues. Breathing in the grounding scent of vetiver will soften a chattering mind and bring us back to the present moment.
Clary Sage to Balance Emotions
The herbaceous and slight sweetness of Clary Sage has been likened to Earl Grey tea, and is just as grounding. Clary Sage restores emotional balance of the mind by calming the senses and soothing the soul.
This essential oil is especially powerful in regulating the fluctuations of mood and emotional that come with the menstrual cycle. Clary sage is effective in grounding the rollercoaster of PMS symptoms that leave many especially ungrounded just before their period.
Add a few drops of Clary Sage to your body lotion and give yourself a self-massage to bring yourself back into your physical body and beautifully grounded to the earth’s energy.
Enjoy the powerful grounding effects of these essential oils by making them a part of your every day life. The ancient practice of aromatherapy has survived centuries because of its incredible power.
Give them a try and let us know how it goes!