Young Living recently announced its newest essential oil – Fragonia – as a part of the Dream 1000 promotion. This oil is not available for purchase, so if you want to snag yours, be sure to check out the details of Dream 1000. This oil comes from the Agonis fragrans plant and is cultivated and distilled in Western Australia. Need more incentive to earn this exclusive oil? Check out these 8 ways to use Fragonia essential oil.
Fragonia essential oil has a unique composition of almost equal proportions of oxides, monoterpene alcohols, and monoterpene hydrocarbons:
- Oxides – 29.52% 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol)
- Monoterpene alcohols – 9.21% linalool, 3.21% terpinene-4-ol, 7.02% a-terpineol, 3.58% myrtenol
- Monoterpene hydrocarbons – 25.06% a-pinene
Balances the Emotions
The unique combination of constituents makes this oil very balancing to the emotions. It can increase emotional resilience, inner peace, and a calm state of mind, while decreasing grief and unrest.
This essential oil may be particularly helpful for relieving the feeling of being “stuck.” The gentle aroma helps unlock emotional blockages and facilitates release. Place a drop of fragonia in the palm of your hand. Swirl it with a finger and apply a dab to the emotional points on the forehead just above the center of the eyebrows. Then rub hands together, cup them over your nose and mouth, and deeply inhale the aroma. Focus your intention on releasing that which holds you back. Repeat as often as necessary.
Supports the Skin
The chemical constituents 1,8-cineol (eucalyptol), alpha pinene, and linalool are therapeutic to the skin. These constituents create an environment that is unfriendly to common microbes that affect complexion. In addition, terpinen-4-ol penetrates skin easily, increasing the efficacy of this oil when applied topically.
This essential oil is gentle enough for direct application without a carrier oil. Try adding it into your skincare routine!
Conditions the Hair
Just as fragonia is great for skin, it may also help strengthen and encourage shine in hair. You can add a few drops to your leave in conditioner, or try my Essential Oil Hair Tonic. Just substitute fragonia for the tea tree in this recipe.
Improves Sleep and Balances Circadian Rhythm
The balancing effects of fragonia may also promote a better night’s sleep and can even encourage more dreaming. This is because alpha-pinene stimulates the pineal gland, which produces melatonin. Melatonin regulates your body’s sleep/wake cycles. Applying this essential oil can not only help promote better sleep, it may bring relief from jet lag or other causes of sleep disturbance, such as shift work.
Clear the Air
The aroma of fragonia is similar to tea tree, but is much milder and a bit sweeter. It also has a sharper note similar to that of eucalyptus (from the active constituent eucalyptol). Diffuse fragonia to deodorize the air and to support the respiratory system. It may be especially soothing to congested or irritated airways.
Soothes Muscles and Joints
The monoterpenes in this blend are great antioxidants and may provide soothing relief to sore, achy joints. Try this recipe for a great after-workout massage oil.
- 6 drops fragonia
- 5 drops peppermint
- 3 drops juniper
- 3 drops black pepper
- 1 drop ginger
- 1 ounce fractionated coconut oil or other neutral carrier oil
The balance of constituents in fragonia also help to boost the immune system. A lymphatic massage is a great way to stimulate this system. Check out this post for a recipe for a lymphatic massage oil and instructions on how to do a lymphatic massage at home!
Balance the Upper Chakras
Because this oil is all about balance, it is optimal for using on the upper three chakras: the throat, solar plexus, and crown. Use fragonia during prayer and meditation to improve communication, vision, intuition, and connection to the Divine. It works especially well when combined with the complementary oil of Kunzea. For more information about using essential oils to balance chakras, check out this post.
Have you tried fragonia? What are your favorite ways to use it?
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