To a chemist it is called sodium chloride,
to a minerologist it is Halite,
to an energy and light worker it is a crystal
used in ceremony and ritual for healing.
it is neither giving off energy nor taking it in.
Its chemical component is NaCl
Its sodium atoms are missing one electron, giving them a positive charge (- Na +)
and its chlorine atoms have an excess electron, making them negatively charged (- CI -)
To a Libra like me anything that has a yin and yang, an opposite effect form each other representing any type of “balance” I just love knowing that about SALT!
Also, this chemical component is probably the reason why it is such a widely used tool in ancient shamanism and modern alternative healing methods as well.
“The human energy field- the aura- can interact with animal, plant, mineral and other energy fields.” this is how we benefit from using crystals for healing.
Although the crystal will not “do” anything, by interacting with the crystal it is our own body that will sense a response.
Just like a mirror reflects our physical appearance. the inner nature of a crystal will also REFLECT back very deep levels of our being
“…wherein resides the very essence of who you are.
And by contrast , these parts of yourself that are not in harmony with that essence will mirror” where it is you need healing and everything about yourself that you need to be aware of.
(Way of Crystal Healing book by Ronald Bonewitz, Phd.
He also goes on to state “the longer and more involved the contact, the greater the energy exchange”
I didn’t need this explanation to start working with salt and crystals and integrate it with essential oils years ago,
However I am a very curious person!
And I wanted a scientific justification to explain my attraction to rocks, minerals and why I was always presented with some form of salt in Sun Ceremonies in Colombia and in Sweat Lodges.
Also, I hope this very short and limited explanation inspires you to start looking at Salt with essential oils in a whole new way!
& THE MOON
TO CREATE A SELF CARE RITUAL
1. Create a “SALT RITUAL” before setting
your New Moon Intentions (see recipe below)
2. Dark Moon Journaling:
~We have been in the Dark Moon phase for the last few days.
Before you write down your NEW MOON intentions, use your journal or Moon Calendar
to record any significant Thoughts, Feelings or Actions you have been experiencing these last few days.
This will be very valuable information to reflect on 3 to 4 weeks from now
(In your Lunar Planning calendar go to the 'Dark Moon' section in "Moon Cycle Check-In" in your DecemberCalendar)
Then use this Recipe for REFLECTION and to prepare energetically for a new Journey!
Resins & Roots
~ENERGY CLEARING BATH Salts Recipe
1. ESSENTIAL OILS
2 drops of Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
*Do not use Myrrh if pregnant
2 drops of Frankincense (Boswellia carterri, frereana, or serrata is fine)
*Please use sustainably sourced Frankincense
2 drops of Vetiver (vetivera zizanoides)
2 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus Atlas, Texas or Virginian is fine)
*Please use sustainably sourced Cedarwood Atlas
Plus 2 drops of one more essential oil of your choice.
2. ADD CARRIER OIL
2 tablespoons (or 1 oz) of carrier oil to dilute.
Add more carrier oil depending on how oily you would like it.
Then add SALT to desired consistency
I prefer Pink Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt, but any salt with do!
No need for perfection just do it and create this first experience there is plenty of time
to improve your bath salt and body scrub process
4. EPSOM SALT (optional)
I also like using Epsom salt which is actually Magnesium Sulfate.
I haven’t done too much research on Epsom salt but I know magnesium is good for us, so I use it!
~Make your blend first, run a warm bath then add your blend directly into the water or use as a body scrub on your chest and shoulders while in the bath.
Please your essential oil before adding to your bath.
~BLEND your essential oil with either fractionated coconut oil, olive oil or grape seed oil, mix well and then add to your bath.
~Essential oils are not soluble in water, meaning they do not mix in the water. So essential oils will stay floating at the surface of your bath and will not evenly distribute in your bath water unless they are mixed in a base oil.
~Many essential oils are pretty safe to use un-diluted but there have been some cases of people having reactions to organic 100% pure oils like peppermint and lemon essential oil.
Please be safe, especially around children.