Moon Phases and Essential Oils

I will be sharing information on how essential oils can be used in conjunction with the different moon phases.

*Note these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration nor Health Canada. This event is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

How the Moon Phases Affect Emotions

Most people have heard the old belief that the Full Moon can make us act a little crazy. But is there any truth to that?

Let’s talk about science for a moment, to take a look at the mirroring of the tidal influence on our physical and emotional bodies. The gravitational pull of the moon on the waters of the earth is what creates the tides. At the new and full moon, the pull it exerts is at its strongest. This is because the sun, the moon, and the Earth line up in a relatively straight line. The sun’s gravitational pull adds to that of the moon, giving us the highest and lowest tides.

If we think about the fact that our bodies are mostly made of water, we can only wonder: “Could the moon also be affecting us?” While the moon’s magnetic effect is not creating a physical movement of water in our bodies, it could be responsible for bringing heightened emotions to surface.

All lunar phases represent some aspects of transition. Healing with the moon cycles helps us make time to listen to our intuitive selves. It allows us to dive into the depths of what we need, and let our inner wisdom speak to us. Taking time to listen inwards on the new and full moon will amplify your healing journey and deepen your connection to your body’s wisdom. By syncing with planetary rhythms we can find our rhythm of self-care.

Using Essential Oils with the Moon Energy

Essential oils can have a powerful and healing effect, which gets amplified in highly energetic times like a full moon. I encourage you to start inviting them into your full moon ritual, your daily meditation practice, or just your everyday home and life. Whether you believe in the power of oils or not, try them, see if you notice a difference.

As we move through each lunar phase we can use the power of essential oils to connect at a deeper level with the energy that is available to us. Essential oils are potent not only when it comes to supporting our physical well-being but also they are amazing energetic high vibrational tools we can incorporate in our daily life.

Honoring the moon reconnects us with the Earth’s rhythms and our natural cycles. When we are in sync with nature, it is easier to listen to ourselves. Healing with the moon cycles also helps us make time to listen to our intuitive selves. It allows us to dive into the depths of what we need, and let our inner wisdom speak to us.

Moon Phases and Practices

Below is a list of the lunar phases and the energy associated with each transition, along with suggested essential oils and affirmations to use with each phase.

New Moon

Energy: New Beginnings

Essential Oils: Abundance, Cypress, Lavender, Bergamot, Patchouli, Grapefruit

Affirmation: My world has an abundance of love, trust, and compassion.

Waxing Crescent

Energy: Intention

Essential Oils: Ginger, Myrrh, Rosemary, Coriander, Cypress, Lavender.

Affirmation: I relax into my intention. I breathe.

First Quarter

Energy: Decision Making

Essential Oils: Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon, Oola Grow, Wintergreen.

Affirmation: I move towards my dreams with courage and creativity.

Waxing Gibbous

Energy: Refinement

Essential Oils: Bergamot, Thyme, Copaiba, Pine, Juniper, Cedarwood.

Affirmation: My life is filled with love and joy and I attract everything I need.

Full Moon

Energy: Release and sealing of intention

Essential Oils: Release, Cardamom, Eucalyptus, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Affirmation: I AM releasing all that is not in alignment with my greatest and highest good.

Waning Gibbous

Energy: Gratitude

Essential Oils: Frankincense, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Myrtle, Citrus Fresh.

Affirmation: I remind myself that rest is just as important as taking action!

Third Quarter

Energy: Release

Essential Oils: Peppermint, Cardamom, Frankincense, Fennel, Sandalwood, Tangerine.

Affirmation: Now that I am receiving, I give back from a place of abundance.

Waning Crescent

Energy: Surrender

Essential Oils: Frankincense, Geranium, Sage, Basil, Cinnamon, Lemon.

Affirmation: I let go of the past and understand that mistakes are growth.

How to Use Essential Oils During the Moon Phases

Using essential oils during the different moon phases helps to ignite your energy and give a boost physically and emotionally. The vibrational frequency of the essential oils have powerful effects on our mind and emotions and are a helpful way to support the intentions of each lunar phase. Suggested blends can support transitions on a mental, emotional, energetic, or spiritual level.

Essential oils should NEVER be burned! They can be added to a diffuser or place a couple of drops in the palm of your hand, rub palms together three times to activate the oils, and cup your hands over your nose and inhale a few times.

Another great way to use essential oils is in a moon ritual bath. Baths are often the ritual of choice with the moon because of the intrinsic relationship between the moon and water. Make sure to add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to Epsom or sea salt to ensure that the oils disperse evenly.

Kids Corner

Make learning fun for the entire family. Look up at the night's sky and talk about the phases of the moon.

Image by Nicole Turner from Pixabay

Phases of the Moon for Kids

Have you ever looked up at the sky and noticed how the Moon changes shape each night? Ever wondered why… And how?

Have you noticed that the moon seems to change shape in the sky throughout the month? It doesn’t actually change shape, but rather the amount of the moon we can see being lit up by reflecting the sun does. Every 28 days.

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