Have ever heard someone say something about the energetics of an essential oil? Or perhaps you have heard someone say something about needing to be “grounded.” If you are curious about this, stay with me because grounding is something I personally need and practice daily. And yes, I do use essential oils to help with this at times.
What is grounding?
First, I want to explain what grounding is. Grounding doesn’t just mean walking in the grass or hugging a tree either. There is more to it than simply walking in the grass…but we will talk about that later!
Grounding is the feeling and emotional connection we have to ourselves as a whole in regards to our current space or environment. In simpler terms: how you feel about what you think while in your specific environment.
For example, occasionally I might feel a disconnect between my thoughts and my heart. When this happens, it is often in regards to my current situation. This type of disconnect between my heart and mind can often leave me feeling overwhelmed, clouded in my mind, closed in my heart, emotionally off the charts, overly anxious, and just disconnected from everything.
Have you ever felt this way? Yesterday was one of those days for me and with the current super new moon looming today is the perfect day to get this out!
What essential oils can you use for this?
There are so many ways to approach these types of disconnections and it is important to be open to what will work best for you. As you have heard me say before, there isn’t a one size fits all because we are talking about our energetic and emotional self.
These are only a small selection of essential oils that can be used for grounding our energetic emotions. I have used all of these with some getting more use than others depending on the need, sustainability of the plant, etc.
How to use essential oils for grounding:
There are so many ways to use essential oils when it comes to grounding. So please do not feel like there is only one way to use essential oils. Remember, just as our own journeys and emotions are unique to us, how we use essential oils is, too. Below are a few ideas to help you get started.
Sprays: Many individuals like to make sprays. I personally recommend using hydrosols if you are going to be utilizing a spray. I actually use Yarrow hydrosol a lot when I am working with energetics and grounding.
Roller balls: These can be quite handy in a pinch and can be uses for a long time with only a small amount of essential oil. I have a meditation blend that I keep in a roller ball that really helps when I am out and about. I just roll it on my wrists and take a deep breath in and put it away after.
Here is a quick recipe you can try:
Aromasticks (aromatherapy inhalers): These are even more convenient and a useful tool I encourage everyone to use. It is small enough to fit in your pocket so it is discreet, and it will not affect anyone else. With the right essential oils, you can create a soothing, relaxing, and grounding blend.
I really love my meditation blend in the aromastick for grounding-you should try it!
Diffuser: There are several types of diffusers to choose from that include tea light diffusers, atomizing diffusers, and nebulizers. The type you use is totally up to you and your budget. I prefer soapstone tea light diffusers for my office and other small areas where I do not need a huge amount of essential oil dispersed into the air. In my loft area (it is open to all of my downstairs), I prefer an atomizing diffuser with a timer. This allows me to get the benefits of the essential oils at almost any location in my home without being overwhelmed.
This is a fantastic blend to try if you are looking for a grounding diffuser blend
Are there other ways of grounding?
Above are just a few simple ways to use essential oils for grounding our emotions and energetic self. If you are looking for a few other ways, these may help you.
Earthing: Do some gardening! Work outside in your yard and allow yourself the time you need to really connect with what you are doing. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. You will be surprised how well this can help you start feeling a little better!
Walking barefoot in the grass: During this type of exercise I always imagine myself connecting to the earth, reaching below the surface of the grass and really extending my awareness outside of myself. I listen to the sound of the wind, the way is blows the grass, the trees leaves, and focus on how everything is connected. This helps me to center my thoughts and emotions so they become more in sync.
Meditation: Meditation is different for everyone. There are many that can sit in silence and quiet their mind in this manner. However, this isn’t the only way though it is more traditional. Meditation is simply a way to focus your energies so that you can deeply connect with yourself in order to bring focus and clarity. There is no wrong way to do it and it doesn’t have to take a long time. The best part about meditation is that it can be a useful tool in general to really get your mind or “ego” in the right place. Some enjoy exercise to quiet their mind, others music and dance.
I would LOVE to hear what essential oils you use for grounding! Comment below to share.