Phases of the Moon are Great Times to Make Changes in Your Routine
New moons provide a time for rebirth and renewal. This makes it a great time to use essential oils that are distilled from seeds because they also represent birth, growth, and renewal.
Whether you have a special meditation, journal prompts, plant a new seed, or smudge your home with sage, rituals around the time of the new moon are common. Let’s talk about integrating seed essential oils into your new moon rituals.
Which ones Should I Choose?
There are plenty of essential oils that are ideal for use during the new moon, but I like to use oils that are distilled from seeds during this phase. I choose seed oils because since the seeds are also symbolic of rebirth and renewal, the energy of the new moon matches the energy of the seed oils.
Seeds give life to plants and are responsible for reproduction. The seed pod protects the life within, making seeds protected and perfectly contained life forms. They also represent faith.
In aromatherapy, essential oils derived from seeds are used for emotional growth and releasing emotional trauma, especially those surrounding birth and reproduction. They are also great essential oils for when you are embarking on new projects, when energy feels blocked, or when your energy field needs protection.
Here are Some Seed Essential Oils for the New Moon
Fennel Seed Oil
Fennel seed essential oil has a licorice aroma and is great for supporting digestion. Place a drop on the stomach after eating, or create an easy tummy roll on with 2 drops each of fennel, peppermint, and ginger, diluted in fractionated coconut oil.
Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot seed essential oil has a earthy, grounding aroma that is great for supporting the appearance of the skin. Dilute a couple drops of it in fractionated coconut oil for a great addition to your beauty routine. Apply to your face in the morning before heading out into the sun.
Cardamom Seed Oil
This essential oil is great for enhancing mental clarity and clear breathing. The spicy aroma blends well with clove, cinnamon, and orange essential oils. Turn on the diffuser with 3 drops of each of those oils and focus your intention for renewal and growth during this new moon season.
Cardamom is also great for hair and skin. Combine with lavender and create a lip balm, or add a few drops to this daily hair tonic.
Dill Seed Oil
Dill seed essential oil smells bright, vibrant, and herbaceous. This oil is great to add to summer salads alongside fresh dill. Add a few drops to a potato salad or to an pasta salad to liven up the flavor.
What are your favorite essential oils for the new moon?
Comment below and let us know your favorite essential oils or rituals for the new moon!
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