Essential Oils Meet the Five Elements

Our planet is made of five elements – Wind, Water, Earth, Fire and Ether. These are the five classical elements as coined down by Plato, the Greek philosopher.  These five elements have their respective characteristics. Every individual on this planet posses some of the characteristics of any of these five elements depending on their zodiac. Example, a person born under the zodiac Capricorn, possesses the qualities of the element Earth; whereas a person born under the zodiac Leo possesses the characteristics of Fire and so on.

A recent study has shown that nowadays not only human beings, but also other non living things like essential oils are being related to these classical elements. A new form of therapy called the classical element therapy is soon to come into existence which will base essential oils depending upon the characteristic of each of these elements. These oils will be used for various purposes.


The five oils that have been short listed which can be related to the five elements are –

  •  Lavender Oil – One of the most important essential oils of all, this particular supposed to have some resemblance with the element wind. This oil helps in curing air-borne diseases like cough and cold, flu, asthma, bronchitic spasm and also migraine. This oil also acts as a sedative, that is it is used as an agent to reduce intense pain. This oil is also used in making perfumes and deodorants.
  •  Chamomile Oil – The soothing characteristics of this oil resembles the element water. This oil is used as an agent for calming the nerves and also helps in relaxation. It is also used as an anti-depressant and an anti-biotic. This oil is also used as a tranquilizer and often mixed with tea to provide the ultimate satisfaction.
  • Patchouli Oil – This oil is best associated with the hippies and resembles the traits of the element earth. It is used for purpose of curing various skin ailments and helps in regeneration of skin. It also helps in the regeneration of cells and reduction of body fat and cellulite content. The most important use of this oil is that it serves as an anecdote for snake venom.
  • Ylang Ylang Oil – Best associated with its strong smell, this oil is best associated with the element fire. The fragrance of this oil can be best associated with the rich smell of pine and custard, mild hints of jasmine and neroli etc. in short this oil has a hint of all the best smelling flowers in the world. This oil is best used as an aphrodisiac. By aphrodisiac we mean certain agents that stimulate sexual urge in human bodies. It also helps in the reduction of blood pressure, headaches and nausea. It also helps stimulates hair growth.
  • Jasmine Oil – This sweet smelling oil resembles the traits of ether. This oil is very expensive and is a great healing agent. Best known for its relaxing properties, from the very child birth to depression. This oil also helps in enhancing libido.



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