Yes, I have yet another giveaway for you this week! One of the Sedona Aromatherapie Certification in Professional Aromatherapy students makes these lovely aromatherapy bracelets and she very kindly offered to give one lucky reader a sample of her work. Read on to learn more.
About Follow Your Bliss Bracelets
Cheryl Murphy is the founder of Follow Your Bliss bracelets and each bracelet is hand made by Cheryl. In addition, each aromatherapy bracelet is unique; no two bracelets are the same. This particular Follow Your Bliss bracelet incorporates the seven chakras of the body, in addition to the tiny diffuser ball that allows for the diffusion of your favorite essential oil aroma. Match the essential oil to the chakra that you wish to accentuate, and simply breathe, as instructed on the mantra of this beautiful, beaded bracelet!
Chakras and Aromatherapy
Chakras, or wheels, are energy centers located in the body as taught and recognized by ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Chinese, Hindus, Greeks, and Romans. Although different cultures may incorporate slightly different teaching practices, essentially it is believed that if your chakras are unbalanced or blocked, you will experience physiological and emotional imbalances in your body.
Chakras are aligned with the main nerve bundles in the body. Although it is thought there are many chakras throughout the body, usually the seven main chakras are recognized as follows:
root or base chakra
solar plexus chakra
third eye chakra
Colors, purposes, elements, and words are associated with each chakra. In addition, specific essential oils may be associated with each chakra.
Essential Oils and Chakras
According to Keville and Green, in Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (2nd Edition), essential oils associated with chakras are as follows:
root chakra (red): myrrh to warm and energize, vetiver to ground and balance, frankincense to unite body and spirit
solar plexus (yellow): vetiver to protect and balance, juniper to protect personal space, carrot seed to remove mental blocks
heart chakra (green/pink): rose for grief, envy, and jealousy, bergamot for moral courage and to accept your highest gifts, lavender for balancing lower and upper chakras
throat chakra (blue): Roman chamomile to encourage spiritual truth, German chamomile for calming strength and to speak truth without anger, myrrh to give a voice to those who stay silent out of fear
third eye (indigo): rosemary to clarify thoughts, helichrysum to enhance intuition in the right brain, and to encourage creativity and compassion, juniper to assist intuition in unselfish actions
crown (violet): elemi to enhance energy from root to crown, lavender to release creative potential, frankincense to connect with the Divine.
Creating Your Own Aromatherapy Blend for Your Follow Your Bliss Bracelet
You can create your own aromatherapy blend for your Follow Your Bliss bracelet by following the chakra guidelines above. If you would like to win this Follow Your Bliss bracelet, simply leave me a comment below, listing your preferred essential oils and why you feel you need this particular aromatherapy blend at this time.
If you are the lucky winner, I will make up your chosen blend and you will receive a small vial of your chosen blend (diluted in a jojoba oil base) with the bracelet. The bracelet comes in a gift box, and with instructions on how to use your blend and bracelet.
Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only.
Closing Date: Friday November 6, 2015.
Note: Cheryl does not currently have a website for Follow Your Bliss bracelets and predominately sells at handcraft shows and fairs, and locally. However, if you are interested in purchasing a bracelet from Cheryl, please contact me directly and I will put you in touch with her.
Keville, Kathi, Green, Mindy, Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (2nd Edition), US: Crossing Press
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