The Spirit of Angelica

I wanted to share one of my favorite essential oil blends with you.  I created this recipe sagemeditateafter a surreal experience with burning the root of Angelica archangelica.  I had a good sized root that I harvested years ago and found it so beautiful I just couldn’t bring myself to use it.  I carried the root in a jar with me and showed it to students in some of my classes.  One night while camping I decided to burn part of the root.  As I lit the dried root on fire, I inhaled the smoke and began to feel deeply relaxed.  Within seconds the essence of spirits (angels, beings- call them what you will) were all around me.  Their gentleness soothed me as I began to remember all the loved ones I have lost. In the smoke from the smoldering root I began to see images of my grandmothers, my friends and others that have passed on.  I cried a long cathartic cry as the spirits cradled and whispered words of love into me.  When the smoke and spirits disappeared, I felt profoundly relieved from some of the grief I had been holding deep inside.

Although this recipe may not give you an experience like the one I had with the Angelica root, I have found this Aromatherapy blend to be super helpful for me during yoga, meditation or any time I need a reminder that I am always held.  I hope you find it as yummy as I do.

Spirit of the Sages

1 ounce organic carrier oil, I use Apricot kernel oil (infused with rose, calendula or any flower you love)

3 drops White Sage essential oil (purifying, cleansing, relaxes the nervous system)

2 drops Clary Sage essential oil (uplifting, clarifies intentions)

1 drop Palo Santo (purifying, brings you into meditative state)

1 drop Angelica archangelica essential oil (regulating, bridge to spirit)

Drop essential oils into carrier oil and mix gently.  I like to put the oil in a roll-on bottle for easy application to rub on temples, forehead, chest or anywhere desired.  Place a drop or two of the oil on your yoga mat to inhale the fragrance whenever you’re in a forward bend or child’s pose.  

It is my intention that with each breath you will find more peace, balance and love.

Forever Grateful,

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Jessica

ps. the image of the Angelica archangelica and bumblebee is from a blog post from The Herb Gardener ((check out their post on growing angelica and other herbs)