Oil has devotional properties and has been used for centuries to anoint royalty. To use oils is to connect with the divine. Take a moment to savor the act of putting drops of into your bath, or massage your body - the feeling of it being absorbed into your skin, of it being taken in through you hair and hands.
A Goddess lives her day in a ceremonial day, when you approach beauty rituals with reverence, you begin a wellness journey that will connect you to your deepest self and honor the essence of your being.
I love using oils and anointing myself is a key component in my embodiment practice. When Essential Oils are incorporated into the practice of embodiment, they can help to center, ground, and focus the mind and are said to help eliminate or reduce negative energy and self-talk from the body and mind by encouraging insightful, elevating feelings of positivity, determination, optimism, gratitude, and self-respect. Furthermore, Essential Oils are reputed to ease, calm, and soothe the body. Oil is a great way to earn the respect and trust of your body so it can speak freely.
A goddess in the form of the warrior, is the embodiment of the virtues of courage, heart-centered right action, who stands her ground, sets clear boundaries, courageously forges her own path, stands for truth and justice, carves her own path, and uses her sword and discernment to cut through any self-limiting beliefs or conditioning.
Today, I am going to speak about my top essential oils to support feminine energy and awaken the goddess within (the yin energy). I will write another post on top essential oils to support or awaken the warrior (masculine, yang energy) within.
What is to be feminine. Being feminine is all about the depths of emotions of sensitivity, compassion, empathy, sympathy; it’s about humor, it’s about spirit, it’s about receptivity, and it’s also about nurturing and receiving.
Spending time in our feminine energy is so much more than just being. It’s about moving through life with ease and grace, feeling and nurturing ourselves and others and truly honoring our emotions. Living from the heart and following our intuition.
Here is my list of essential oils that support the above feminine qualities.
Essential Oils to Support Feminine Energy
Rose – Oil of Divine
Rose allows us to “choose to receive divine love, they are wrapped in warmth, charity, and compassion.” As the heart fully opens, a foundation of love flows freely through the soul.
Citrus & Tangerine – Oil of Creativity & Gladness
When the soul has lost its connection to the magic in life, the citrus and tangerine blend helps restore the spark. Tangerine invites individuals to make room for their creative side, and asks that they reinsert fun, joy, and spontaneity into their lives.
Cedarwood – Oil of Community
Cedarwood inspires the feeling of belonging and assists the heart in opening to receive the love and support of other people.
So often when working in masculine energy we get so task focused and goal oriented that we forget to look around us at the community that is ready to hold us up. Cedarwood is the perfect oil to pop in the diffuser before an event or in a blend when inviting others over to our homes to gather in community.
ClaryCalm – Oil of Vulnerability
ClaryCalm encourages warmth in relationships, stabilizes physical and emotional imbalances, and fosters emotional intimacy.
If you have a menstrual cycle, this oil is amazing at the beginning of our bleeds to support the release of tension in our reproductive organs. How often during your period do you feel the need to share your truths? This could be the perfect blend to roll on your wrists and then inhale deeply before sharing your truth.
Clary Sage – Oil of Clarity & Vision
Clary Sage opens the soul to new possibilities and experiences. One of the positive properties of this essential oil is being open-minded.
Geranium – Oil of Love & Trust
One of the positive properties of Geranium is being empathetic. It facilitates trust, especially when individuals have lost trust in others due to difficult life circumstances and it encourages emotional honesty, love and forgiveness.
Magnolia – Oil of Compassion
Magnolia encourages all individuals on a profoundly spiritual level to interact without causing pain or suffering and to refrain from seeing others as somehow less than oneself.
I love that the top 2 positive properties of Magnolia essential oil are connected and compassionate.
Manuka – Oil of Being Upheld
For a woman to be in her feminine energy we need a container of support so the feeling of being upheld. Manuka offers energetic safety and shielding from the intense problems all around that individuals feel powerless to change.
Thyme – Oil of Releasing & Forgiving
Last but not least, this herbal essential oil is beautiful for becoming more openhearted and understanding. Thyme “assists in addressing trapped feelings which have been buried for a long time.” If we are looking to be in our feminine energy and feel, then we’ve got to feel all the feelings we’ve been suppressing.
I personally use Young Living pure essential oils – these brands offer 100% pure essential oils that are sustainably sourced from the seed, peel, stem, root, and flower, all carefully extracted using steam distillation or cold pressing techniques. Each oil can be diffused to create an aromatic surrounding or applied topically onto the skin, either as single notes or customized and layered to your own liking.
When using any oil, remember to take the time and intention to anoint yourself rather than just slather it on, so you fully experience how luxurious oils can be. As with anything you are using on your skin or scalp for the first time, you may want to test for sensitivity by applying it to a small area of your inner arm, then waiting twenty-four hours to see if an irritation develops.
My daily embodiment practice (see video here) as mentioned earlier consists of self-massaging my whole body with oil after taking a bath or shower. I touch each part of my body, I give thanks and express my love to my sacred vessel. I choose oils based on what I feel I need that specific day. I follow my intuition 😊 Sometimes, I listen to guide meditations such as “How to Awaken the Warrior Goddess Within”. You can download the meditation here.
If you know of any other oil that enhances your feminine energy, let me know in the comments.
Enrich your everyday with a fragrant journey as it transports you to a whole new state of mind, drop by drop. This is the journey of the Goddess.
BE GRATEFUL, BE BOLD, BE SEXY #warriorgoddess