The Art of Aromatic Anchoring
Updated: May 2
An aromatic anchor, also referred to as an aromatic dressing or body oiling, is a daily self-care ritual designed to infuse a specific feeling or emotion into your body and energetic field with the use of pure, plant oils.
In this article you'll learn how to aromatically dress your entire body with essential oils while holding specific intentions, affirmations, and blessings that you want to embody throughout your day.
Daily aromatic anchoring teaches you to fall deeper in love with yourself while fostering body acceptance and self-confidence. We cannot live an enjoyable and successful life if we are not committed to caring for ourselves on a regular basis. Self-care is not selfish. In fact, in today's fast-paced and chaotic times, self-care is a necessity.
We cannot pour from an empty, or even a half-empty cup. Otherwise, we will feel depleted of valuable life force energy at all times. This means, that we cannot fully show up in the world as our whole, and best self and serve the people we love with 100% dedication and commitment unless our cup is full.
Aromatic anchoring is one of those simple, daily practices, that can energetically restore your vitality and fill your Soul up with a never-ending supply of life force.
Benefits of Body Oiling
Practicing aromatic anchoring empowers you to be in control of your moods and emotions throughout the day. This daily habit balances and harmonizes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual layers.
This simple tradition can help you to manifest your daily goals into a reality. Intentions and affirmations become energetically stronger when you combine them with the healing powers of essential oils.
The benefits of aromatic anchoring are palpable; you can sense the changes in your body and energy field as soon as you apply the oils. The benefits of consistent aromatic anchoring include:
Boosted confidence and self-love
Calm and relaxed nervous system
Energetic cleansing of the aura and chakra system
Feeling more grounded and centered
Greater presence and awareness
Higher vibrational frequency
Hydrated, healthy skin
Improved memory and focus
More energy and vitality
Provides more joy, happiness and pleasure
Relief for achy muscles and stiff joints
Spiritual and energetic protection
Stronger connection to God and nature
An Ancient Sacrament
Full body oiling has been practiced by humans for thousands of years. Before essential oils, our ancient ancestors practiced anointing their bodies by infusing fresh herbs with olive oil. For example, the Old Testament teaches us how to infuse olive oil with myrrh, cinnamon, sweet cane, and cassia, to anoint the body.
Anointing is an ancient ceremonial practice of applying oil on a person's body or head. Historically, anointing oil was used to signify a Godly or holy presence. Anointing was a spiritual ritual used for healing. It is believed to protect a person and their home from malicious Spirits, disease, illness, and negative energies.
The Ancient Egyptians also utilized various forms of body oiling in their rituals and as a part of daily cosmetic routines. They understood that natural scents had the ability to alter a person’s consciousness and bring them closer to the sacred.
Body oil is also used in Ayurveda, an ancient medical system that originated in India. Ayurvedic practitioners teach that a daily, full body massage with oils balances your physiological, mental, and emotional health and nourishes all parts of the body.
Daily Intentions and Affirmations
Aromatic anchoring is a process that helps you to start each day with a powerful intention or affirmation that will carry you throughout your day. First thing in the morning (right after your cup of coffee or morning shower) you'll consciously choose an intention to set for the day ahead:
What energy or frequency do you want to attract today?
How do you want to feel?
What kind of experiences do you desire to manifest today?
You will choose one or more essential oils to help anchor those frequencies and intentions into your body so that you can carry them throughout your day.