Article by Reiki Master Sunetra Dasgupta
Oils have always been a part of the Indian households for a long time. The wrestlers who are also known as “Pehelwans” in India get their body massaged with Sesame Oil, when babies are born they are massaged with mustard oil, when prayers are offered to deity “diya” is lit which has coconut or sesame or clarified butter, people from a very young age have almond, castor, coconut oil massaged such that they have long, beautiful and thick hair. A trip to the Nilgiris with my teacher made me discover a few essential oils which made me go back to the roots ☺
Essential oils have been used in the hospitals by aroma therapists for a while. They have a great effect on our mind and psyche. I bought a handful of them and combined with Reiki, the results were fast and instantaneous, thus I thought to share a few with all of you.
Eucalyptus Oil (Oil for cold, cough and head ache)
It is great oil when one deals with viruses of the respiratory system. It is used externally for common cold, head ache, coughs etc. A good antiseptic and deodorant when mixed with hot water and inhaled or taken bath with. It relieves decongestion once 2-3 tsp of oil along with a spoon of sugar is consumed. Also a good oil to be used in massages, sauna and as an chronic spray.
Lemon Grass Oil (Tea oil for Gastric)
This lemon flavor oil is traditional Indian medicine; the oil has a long history of use against infection and fever. A small drop of this oil if consumed with hot tea will get rid of gastritis and high fever. It is also used as a mosquito repellant when mixed with floor wash liquid. Tired after a long day? This oil can be used for up lifting and refresh your tired feet or a good rinse for your greasy hair.
Wintergreen Oil (Gaultheria Oil for Joint Pain)
An excellent oil, used externally for joint pains, arthritis, strains rheumatic and muscular pain, it can be applied directly or mixed with coconut oil for those who have sensitive skin.
Camphor Oil (Chest Pains and Asthma)
2 teaspoon of camphor oil can be mixed with 25 gm coconut oil and applied to relieve muscular pain, inflammation of joints and can be used as a vapour for cold and cough when one suffers from chest congestion. It is also an accepted remedy for asthma.
Citronella Oil (Mosquito Repellent)
Another excellent oil which is used in floor wash as it is an excellent mosquito and insect repellent, also a very useful oil for oily skin.
Citriodora Oil (Hair Oil to stop Hair fall)
This oil stops premature falling and graying of hair. It prevents and cures dandruff and helps to keep the scalp cool. This oil can be used with coconut oil in the ratio 1:10. It is a good aromatic oil for diffuser as well as excellent for floor wash.
Almond Oil (Skin Care Oil)
This is excellent oil for massage. It can be used for skin problems like pimples, sunburns, black-head etc. It leaves the skin soft and smooth, also very good hair oil. This oil contains essential vitamins which gently lubricates and softens the skin and gives it elasticity to prevent wrinkling.
Olive Oil (Massage Oil)
Rubbing this oil on body prevents from dryness and skin diseases. On face it clears pimples and makes the skin delicate and lovely. It is safe for babies of all ages for massage, also used as bath oil for babies.
Germanium Oil (Nilgiri Attar)
Attar is the Indian version of perfumes. Germanium oil is a natural perfume., 2 to 3 drops can be consumed with warm water as mouthwash for bleeding gums, dysentery and for gastric ulcers which causes us to vomit. The oil has been used for centuries for skin care, as its strength lies in the ability to regenerate tissues and nerves. It also assists in hormonal problems. Germanium is able to relax the mind, calm agitation and ease frustration and irritability. Can be used for skin disorders such as dry skin, acne, eczema, herpes, Lymphatic decongestant especially memory glands, vaginal/uterine tonic, plague, fungus, hemorrhoids and anxiety. It is also used for over all body care, bath, and perfume and as massage oil. It is anti spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti infectious, anti bacterial and anti-fungal.
Apart from being a lecturer teaching undergraduate students Mathematics, Statistics, Research Methodology and Business Communication, Sunetra Dasgupta is a Reiki Teacher. She is emotionally attached to Reiki as she feels, when she was nowhere, Reiki came to rescue her. She has channelled Gajanan Vinayak Reiki, and heals and teaches Traditional (Usui) Reiki, Karmic Reiki, Karuna Reiki®, Soulmate Reiki, Fusion Reiki, Wagle Reiki, Angel Reiki, Tiger Reiki, Lavender Flame Reiki, 30 more types of Reiki, Magnified Healing, DLA, Akashic Records, Access Consciousness, Aura Brushing, Cord Removal, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, EFT, Psychic Surgery, Angel and Tarot Card Reading, Runes, Tasseography, Violet Flame, Herbs and Oils, Candle Magick, Signature Analysis, Vastu, Numerology, Feng Shui, Bach Flower, I Ching, Fairy Ring, LOA. She is also an Angel whisperer. She lives in India and can be followed on her Facebook Reiki Page: Soniele Daniel Healing Miracle facebook.com/Sonieledanielhealingmiracle, Instagram at instagram.com/sonieledanielhealingmiracle and on her Tarot Page which she has formed with 2 other members facebook.com/Tarotmaniacs. She has also written a book “Lessons I learned from Reiki” which can be bought from Pothi.com.