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Reiki News: Essential Oils Edition

Reiki News: Essential Oils Edition  | Midwest Reiki Community

In keeping with the theme of our most recent Reiki Share, this week’s edition of Reiki News is dedicated to all things essential oils:

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the concentrated vital essences of aromatic plants with potent therapeutic properties. When used for healing purposes, treatment is called aromatherapy and it employs one of three methods of application: aerial diffusion, direct inhalation, and topical application.

  • Aerial diffusion is used for environmental fragrancing or aerial disinfection
  • Direct inhalation assists with respiratory disinfection, decongestion, expectoration and also has psychological effects
  • Topical applications are used for massage, baths, compresses, and therapeutic skin care

Because essential oils are highly concentrated, they must be diluted in a carrier oil (such as almond, grapeseed, or jojoba) for skin application.

Ways to Use Essential Oils

There are a wide variety of essential oils available, each with different properties.

  • Adding few drops of your favorite essential oil to your bath water is one of the most effective ways to relieve stress
  • Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic often used to treat respiratory problems, skin infections & wounds
  • Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils, beneficial to all seven chakras and an aid for sleep and relaxation. Both lavender and tea tree oil are used as antiseptics, sometimes in lotions or soaps. Lavender oil is said to help heal wounds and burns.
  • Spearmint invigorates the body and clarifies the mind; to elevate your mood, just waft an open bottle of its essential oil under your nose
  • To promote positive energy, add 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to a lamp ring diffuser
  • Essential oil of lemon is uplifting, enhances positive mood, and helps reduce stress and depression. To make a lemon disinfectant for household cleaning, mix 6 drops essential oil of lemon and 1 teaspoon isopropyl alcohol into 2 quarts tepid water.
  • Peppermint oil is often used to deter ants by applying a few drops on their trail

More on Essential Oils:

» Essential oils can assist in balancing your emotions and mood

» Why essential oils heal the body

» A summary of the basics of aromatherapy for health

» Ten of the most popular and versatile essential oils to incorporate in your skincare routine

» An excellent reference to learn the properties of over 101 different essential oils

» Our long Chicago winters make us crave the sun. If you overdo it, try this essential oil sunburn soother


MAY22Reiki Share
Our next Reiki Share is being planned for Thursday, June 20. More details will be posted soon on the
MRC website


» JUNE 7-9: The Health Freedom Expo features world-renowned doctors, health activists and experts with updates on all things natural in the rapidly changing field of health. [Schaumburg]

» JUNE 22: Curious about the chakras? Want to know what they could be saying about your energetic, physical or emotional health? Then don’t miss the experiential workshop: Intro to Chakras [Chicago]

» JUNE 29: Ready to take healing back into your own hands? In this one-day class, you will be able to channel Reiki life force energy to enhance your body’s own healing mechanisms and improve your quality of life on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Reiki Level 1 Training: A Game Changer [Chicago]

» JULY 3-5: Experience the gentle peace of Amma, “The Hugging Saint” [Elburn, IL]

» JULY 5-7: This yoga/dance/music festival celebrates the devotional path: Bhakti Fest Midwest [Madison, WI]

At the Midwest Reiki Community, we love social media as a tool to spread the word about Reiki around the world. We tweet and pin regularly to share information about Reiki in the news, updates on local events, and inspiring articles and posts by fellow Reiki practitioners across the globe. We realize however that not all our members are using social media, so to help keep you in the loop, every week we create a summary of things we saw on the web we thought were worth sharing with you. Be sure to subscribe to our blog via email or your favorite RSS feeder so you don’t miss a thing!


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