How I use Essential Oils as one of my Selfcare-Anchors

Who else has been feeling a bit flat the last few days? Like nothing major but really just no energy and extreme hibernation needs? Well, that’s pretty much been me. A bit of a cold running through the house but not bad enough to really stop us in our tracks. So, the last couple of days I have slowed down significantly.

Can be a bit of a funny thing sometimes this online world. I meet people and they go, wow – you’re charging! We see you everywhere! And I’m like thanks, but then I’m sometimes wondering how that all works as I feel like I’ve been running pretty slow for a couple of weeks…

What I know to be true as soon as I start to get a cold or feel run down is that the reason is more than often linked to something emotional. A change. Stress. Something stuck. So today I ran my wee buddy, my iTOVi scanner who checks my biomarkers and suggests oils to help, and this is what he came up with for me:

Roman Chamomile – The Oil of Spiritual Purpose

This oil assists a person in shedding the meaningless activities that consume their lives so that they can focus on more fulfilling work, even the work of the own souls. This oil assists in feeling connected to and supported by Divine helpers and guides and calms insecurities about following one’s spiritual path.*

Cilantro – The Oil of Releasing Control

This oil facilitates emotional cleansing and especially encourages the release of worry and control as it assists individuals in centering in their true self. Cilantro liberates the soul from heavy burdens enabling the individual to live light and free.*

Melaleuca – The Oil of Energetic Boundaries

This oil encourages an individual relinquish all forms of self-betrayal, incl allowing others to take advantage of one’s time, energy or talents; letting others feed on one’s energy; not standing up for oneself; or feeling responsible for the problems of others. A disinfectant by nature, Melaleuca assists in purification practices and in releasing toxic debris.*

Peppermint – The Oil of a Buoyant Heart

This oil brings joy and buoyancy to the heart and soul. It invigorates body, mind and spirit and reminds individuals that life can be happy, and they don’t have to be controlled by fear.*

Spikenard – The Oil of Gratitude

This oil encourages true appreciation for life. It addresses patterns of ingratitude, where individuals see themselves as the target or a victim of their life circumstances.*

So there you go! A window into my soul at this moment. Tuning in and listening to you and your body is so important when we’re feeling flat. It’s easy to dismiss everything as a ‘cold’ but in my own experience there is often a reason why your immune system is compromised at the moment and you ‘keep getting sick’.

I love the journey that using my oils taking me on. They are one of my selfcare-anchors and sometimes letting the oils guide the discovery process can be really powerful. It helps me discover beyond what I can sometimes tease out in my journaling practice.

I’ve made myself up a roller with the above oils and used it all day and I honestly feel so much better. Cold just about cleared and my energy is coming back, even got the inspiration to write this blog late tonight!

If you are curious about how using Essentials Oils as a selfcare-anchor could support you, or want more information on the iTOVi scanner, then send me an email on or book a free 30min Wellness Consult with me via this link HERE.


*Oil information; excerpts from the amazing book Emotions & Essential Oils – a modern resource for healing.