Learn About Aromatherapy and Color Therapy
Aromatherapy has become more popular over the past few decades. Aromatherapy consists of using candles, essential oils, and herbs to reduce stress. Color therapy came after aromatherapy but is also gaining a lot of attention. People today are using both aromatherapy and color therapy to ease stress. They can be used together or separately. In aromatherapy, essential oils derived from different parts of a plant have different colors, because of the varying climatic conditions. Different parts of the body are also associated with different colors. The use of aromatherapy and color therapy together can help activate and balance energy centers. In this article, we will be looking at how this comes to be.
Essential oils from ginger, carrot seeds, pimentos, marigold, and cypress among others are orange in color. They can be used to increase contentment and joy by removing blockages from the sacral chakra. Jasmine, camphor, red pepper, red cabbage, and sandalwood essential oils are red and can be used to activate and balance the root chakra. The root chakra is associated with sexual energy, reconnection with mother Earth and passion. Green is a color associated with the heart. Green essential oils such as Melissa, rosewood, and bergamot can, therefore, be used to activate feelings of harmony, love, and peace. Yellow is a color associated with the solar plexus, and hence the use of essential oils from yellow camphor, fennel, and caraway can promote clarity of mind. Indigo is associated with the sixth sense. The use of essential oils such as frankincense, peppermint, lavender, and clary sage among others can, therefore, help with intuition. Violet is associated with the crown chakra. Neroli and lavender are therefore some of the essential oils used in increasing connection to the higher consciousness. Blues essential oils such as lemongrass and blue chamomile are used to help with communication since they are associated with the throat chakra.
Aromatherapy and color therapy work well together because they are both based on vibration healing. Certain colors invoke certain emotions when they hit the retina of your eyes. Different essential oils have molecules that vibrate at different frequencies. The healing vibrations of essential oils are determined by the healing vibrations of the plant or herb from which they are derived. The integration of individual vibration frequencies, colors, and essential oils stimulates, balances, and heals one’s energy centers. Aromatherapy and color therapy also re-tune one’s energy center to invoke heath, harmony, and general well-being.
Both aromatherapy and color therapy is holistic treatment plans. Holistic therapy treats not only the body but also the mind and spirit. Both these treatments treat the entire person, unlike modern medicine which focusses on the physical. They ensure that are parts of a person are working as they should. Aromatherapy and color therapy tend to be successful in the promotion of one’s general well-being because they concentrate on the cause of an ailment rather than the ailment itself. This brings about balance and heals the entire person rather than just one part. If you have not tried aromatherapy and color therapy yet, do so, and you will be sure to see a change in your life.