Finding Your True Self With Aromatherapy

by Francoise Rapp
Licensed Aromatherapist and Creator of Arom'Alchemy

Creating the serene life you desire is entirely possible. The secret is in knowing that you yourself hold the key to this achievement. Only you have the ability to build your future. It's not unusual to turn to others to fulfill your needs and wants. Yet unless you realize that you are the one most likely to fulfill your needs, you will never be satisfied with what others provide.

It is important to detach yourself from a false sense of self. This "mask" is merely a fašade we use in order to feel safe, but it does not reveal who we truly are. In order to live a life of pure joy that is filled with healthy relationships, a strong career, and whatever other attainable goals you desire, it is vital to dive within the deepest layers of your soul and look at the beautiful gift you are.

Many people are highly intimidated by the thought of becoming attuned with their emotions. But the only person you will ever meet there is you. Feel who you are, be comfortable with yourself, acknowledge and love every aspect of your true nature - even if you meet anger, jealousy, fear, etc. Nourish your heart through the use of aromatic oil, meditation, yoga or journaling.

Once you discover your true self, accept and appreciate all the facets of your soul. You will radiate pure beauty, confidence, strength and love. Then you will have built the right foundations of a truly joyful future.

The following aromatic blends will support you in your journey of self-discovery. To prepare each blend, pour the essential oils into a 10-ml bottle and then add organic vegetable oil to fill. I suggest you journal and read about personal growth in concurrence with using these aromatic blends. The Path Toward Happiness by the Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler is a good book to accompany this journey.

Developing Introspection
This aromatic blend helps to clarify inner and self- understanding. After using this blend on a regular basis, you will be able to determine more consciously what your daily needs and wants are.
  • 6 drops Sandalwood
  • 7 drops Cypress
  • 3 drops Helycrisum
  • 3 drops Juniper

    Anoint the third eye area, temples, neck, solar plexus and sacrum. Pour a few drops into your warm bath water and soak for at least 15 minutes. Pour a few drops into the palm of your hands and inhale deeply.

    Embodying Self-Love
    This aromatic blend brings an appreciation of self-nurturing and self love while embodying your true essence with much compassion, unconditional love and enlightenment. After using the aromatic blend on a regular basis, you will feel healthily detached from a need for validation from others because you will have gained an understanding that all your needs and wants should first be fulfilled from within.
  • 3 drops Rose otto
  • 2 drops Jasmine otto
  • 4 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 4 drops Frankincense

    Anoint the heart chakra, solar plexus and abdomen. Pour a few drops into your warm bath water and soak for at least 15 minutes. Pour a few drops into the palm of your hands and inhale deeply.

    Building Inner Strength

    This aromatic blend enhances inner strength, faith and courage. It also helps to develop a healthy sense of independence by disconnecting yourself from negative attachments. After using this aromatic blend on a regular basis, you will be able to become more assertive and clear about your needs and wants.
  • 7 drops Rosemary
  • 5 drops Cedarwood
  • 6 drops St John's Wort

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    (c) Francoise Rapp, 2001. Discover the life-transforming power of aromatherapy! Internationally renowned aromatherapist and alchemist, Francoise Rapp, shares her expertise through aromatherapy classes designed for working adults and in her free weekly ezine, The Arom'Alchemy Newsletter. All this and more can be found at

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