Singapore has come a long way from a sleepy island to where we are today. As someone who has witnessed its incredible growth, we have much to thank for. Moving forward, for Singapore to continue with our prosperity and success, we have to feel grounded. There are more than 90 essential oils, and each has its own health benefits. At Nila, we strongly believe that essential oils are nature’s gift to mankind. Such is the importance of essential oils that every home should have a basic “essential oil kit”, used as natural disinfections, air purifiers and fresheners, prevention of disease and infection, relaxation, and treatment of minor ailments.
Below, take a look at a list of oils to help that will enable each of us to stay centred, alert, positive, creative, and confident, in order to encourage joy, peace, and happiness in each of our lives and in society. All oils are available at Nila Aromatherapy bar.
Sandalwood oil is an excellent oil use in influencing the mind and has a calming, stilling an “over-heated” mind and body, resulting in clarity that needed for focusing on big tasks.
Cedarwood oil is produced from the reddish brown wood of the Atlas cedar tree, a large, spreading, and evergreen conifer tree. The tree represents strength, endurance and certainty, which is what we need to bring us to the next level success. Cedarwood oil is fortifying and strengthening—a powerful tonic to increase our energy and improve concentration.
Neroli oil clears the mind, relaxes the nerves, and uplifts the spirit. By stabilising the heart, the centre of our body, it regulates the nervous system and helps support mental and emotional stability required for the constant renewal of our mind, body, and soul.
Ginger oil is stimulating and warming, and can be used as a circulatory stimulant and tonic for the heart. Use ginger oil to invoke and enhance your vital and inner fire to energise your mind for self-confidence and courage.
Vetiver oil, distilled from the root of vetiver grass, is rich and earthy. As the oil is from the roots, it is valued for its nourishing, strengthening, and replenishing properties. Use Vetiver for the energy to support and strengthen the joints and glands, as well as to cool and nourish the mind.
Rich and musky, Patchouli oil combines both calming and stimulating properties. Use Patchouli to connect and facilitate creativity for an enriching experience. Patchouli brings on stimulation of the senses and works through harmonizing, grounding and stabilising the mind, body and soul.
One of the highly prized and revered oil, Jasmine relaxes the mind and supports the heart. Use Jasmine oil to calm the mind, alleviate anxiety and vulnerability, which can cloud our vision and ability to share our joys and affections. Jasmine oil works well to promote harmony within the mind, body and soul.
An astringent and woody oil, use Cypress for its circulatory, decongesting and detoxifying properties, it has the ability to help us clear our blockage, releasing energy to energise the mind. Cypress oil brings on a transformation with dissolving the negative and instilling positive to bring on a flow of new ideas, energies and optimism to our mind.
A warm, relaxing and comforting oil, Marjoram has the ability to both relax and strengthen, circulates the energy within us to bring about nourishment and balance to our mind.
A joy and happy oil, Bergamot release stagnant and pent up energies that leads to frustration, tension and irritability, resulting in productivity and optimism. It’s citrusy, fruity and refreshing scent is instantly uplifting and brings about even flow of the vital energy for the mind and body.
Here are intheLoop’s picks of speciality essential oils:
A mix specially created for SG50, A special warm and rich blend of Ginger, Frankincense, Myrrh, Patchouli, Cinnamon, Clove and Sweet Orange to stay centred, alert, positive, creative and confident, to encourage joy, peace and happiness.
Originated from Iran, Sandalwood is extracted from the inner wood, known as heartwood. Sandalwood comes in a yellow, green or brownish viscous liquid with a deep woody-sweet balsamic odour. Sandalwood essential oil is relaxing, soothing and warming oil, especially good for calming irritation of the nerves.
Pure’s Essential Oils have the widest range of scents for individual preference which allows you to choose the fragrance that you like.Scents can be used to positively influence our wellbeing through direct application to the body (massage oils) or inhalation (aroma essence/aromatherapy oils) by scenting the air around us. Try invigorating, stimulating or refreshing scents (Fruity and leafy) when you are feeling tired or low spirited. Try out the calming fragrances (Flowers) to ease away your worries; and select the rich and luxurious aromas (special blends) when you want some pampering.
Young Living Believe™ Essential Oil
This blend is formulated with Idaho blue spruce, ylang ylang and contains Idaho Balsam Fir and Frankincense essential oils that may encourage feelings of strength and faith. The combination in this blend may help assist as you move past emotional setbacks and barriers, helping you reach your true, unlimited potential.
How to use: Apply 1-2 drops on the heart or throat chakra to help encourage self-expression and communication.
Young Living Magnify Your Purpose™ Essential Oil
Magnify Your Purpose™ is a specially crafted blend of essential oils that stimulates creativity, desire, focus, and motivation. It helps foster a positive attitude, encouraging you to rise above adversity, seize the initiative, overcome procrastination and self-pity, and magnify your life’s purpose. Magnify Your Purpose contains essential oils- Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Sage, Coriander seed, Patchouli, Nutmeg, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium.
How to use: Apply 1-2 drops on the solar plexus to bring about commitment to purpose, and to help magnify your desire and pure intentions until they become reality.