What does it mean to be “anchored”?
You will get different answers if you talk to different people.
And yet, most of us have an idea of what it means to be grounded. We just find a different language to describe it.
I describe “being grounded” as being present in your body and calm in your mind. Being grounded brings you back to the present, so that you are not wrapped up in thoughts of the past or the future. This allows you to fully enjoy the experience of being where you are.
Essential oils made from the roots can help us feel grounded.
They have deep, earthy scents that create a sense of security. Many of our anchoring oils can also calm inflammation and release tension, leading the body into deeper states of relaxation.
They’re perfect for anchoring massage oil recipes!
If you are making a grounding massage oil, you will need a carrier for your essential oils.
Let’s work with hemp seed oil for this recipe.
Hemp seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can cause lingering knots of tension to come out of the body.
Hemp seed oil is light green, with a warm nutty aroma.
It is made from the seeds of Cannabis sativa plant… and you won’t feel any mind altering effect with it! However, you can benefit from a range of therapeutic benefits:
- Calms inflammation of the skin, muscles and joints
- Nourish your skin so that it is protected from daily damage
- Reduces breakouts by moisturizing without clogging pores
- Rejuvenate damaged skin with antioxidant properties
- Soothes sensitive, irritated skin (great if you can’t stop scratching!)
Here’s a massage oil recipe to keep you grounded and centered – you can blend in with Karen in this video!
Hemp root massage oil
- 1 oz (30 mL) hemp seed oil (Cannabis sativa)
- 5 drops of spikenard essential oil (Nardostachys jatamansi)
- 4 drops of Ghandi root essential oil (Homalomena aromatica)
- 3 drops of ginger essential oil (Zingiber officinale)
Combine ingredients in a 1 oz (30 mL) glass jar and shake well.
I suggest using dark colored glass (like amber or cobalt) and keeping this mixture in the refrigerator. Darkness and cool temperatures will prolong the shelf life of the ingredients – plus you will feel so good when you massage the cool oil onto tired and inflamed muscles and joints!
Spikenard essential oil is rare and precious, because it is not often of ecological origin.
If you don’t have it, vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides) is a good substitute.
Relieve pain naturally with an aromatherapy massage!
If you want to learn more about anti-inflammatory mixtures for muscles and joints, join me for free online training:
You’ll learn about 6 essential oils that help ease muscle and joint pain, how to make a luxurious massage butter recipe, how you can help your clients between massage sessions, and even pricing strategies for resale mixes.
I can’t wait to see you there!