As I study the amazing benefits of aromatherapy, I thought it would be a great addition to this monthly color blog to add a monthly aroma or essential oil(s) to help find energetic balance. I will continue to give a monthly super food to try but I’d like to open the recipe sharing to you, readers. If you have a healthy recipe that utilizes the super food of the month, then please add it in the reply box!
According to Colorstrology by Michele Bernhart, the color for October is Cerulean. This color is a light silvery blue and “can be used by anyone to achieve peace and calm.” This color has peaceful, poised and balanced elements that can help you achieve harmony in your life as well as attracting harmonious relationships. Just think of the peaceful, patient feeling that comes over you when you see nothing but blue skies in the morning. Read on for more about Cerulean Blue.
This month our focus will be on the throat chakra or vishuddha (which literally translates to ‘the pure place’ ). The throat chakra is considered to be the bridge between your heart and your mind. The element of the throat chakra is akasha which can be translated to mean limitless space or the sky. The sky looks very much like Cerulean Blue and is similar to the color of the throat chakra.
Vishuddha can be balanced in a couple different ways. First and foremost, say what you mean and mean what you say! In addition to focusing on balancing the throat chakra through use of color, food and aroma, also try singing, dancing and even praying or being silent for a while.
Ever get a lump in your throat when you are about to cry? The throat chakra will often hold onto your negative emotions until you find a way to expel them. With 52 million Americans suffering from thyroid disorders (a gland associated with the throat chakra), I think we need to tap into some chakra balancing solutions for sure.
This month our superfood and aroma (Chamomile) are one in the same to help us find harmony and just plain chill out! I’m sure you have heard of the chamomile tea remedy to cure a belly ache. Well, it can also help a sore throat and an assortment of other ailments as well. Since, chamomile is calming, it can help us purify the throat chakra.
There are two different kinds of chamomile: German and Roman. Let’s just focus on Roman Chamomile (RC) for now. RC has anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic and calming and relaxing properties. You can choose to mist chamomile in the air, drink it in a tea or add it to your food (I have seen chamomile added to many dessert recipes).
As with any essential oil, please dilute it and use with caution… and enjoy your chamomile chill-out time !