Aromatherapy and Color Therapy

Essential Oil Tonic Recipes

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Colors of flower reflects in the color of essential oils. As plants derive energy from the sun’s component rays which contain all the colors of a rainbow, they offer a special method of absorbing color vibrations into our system. Unlike synthetic substances, which have no vital force contained in them, essential oils are filled with living, pulsating vibrations. This is why aromatherapy, like color therapy, forms a part of vibrational medicine.

Vibrational medicine is a form of medicine that uses the powerful vibrations of the electromagnetic spectrum. As I have been researching aromatherapy and color therapy for years I have learned how they both work harmoniously together and blend to create a desired effect.

To create a perfect blend of aromatherapy with the color vibration you can blend a complementary color pair such as yellow and violet, or pink and green. You can also use color as a guide to using essential oils, by mixing those with similar or complementary colors.

Orange Skin Tonic

Put 16 drops of orange essential oil and 4 drops of neroli into ½ cup/4 fl. Oz/100 ml orange flower water. Use as a cleanser, as required. Do not use if pregnant. Do not go out into the sun for at least 72 hours.

Yellow/Violet Healing Balm for Acne and Spots

Mix two drops of lemon essential oil and one drop of lavender essential oil with 6 drops of evening primrose oil.

Spread onto the affected area morning and evening. Do not use if pregnant. Do not go out into the sun for at least 72 hours.

Violet Tonic for Blemished Skin

Put 12 drops of lavender into ½ cup/4 fl. Oz/100 ml of lavender water, and use to cleanse the affected area. Do not use if pregnant.

Yellow/Red Cellulite Bath Mix

Mix into 2 Tablespoons/30 ml.

Of Almond Oil 2 drops of lemon and one drop of sandalwood essential oil . Add to the bath as required.

  • White – Cajeput
  • Red – Sandalwood
  • Orange – Orange, Mandarin, Cinnamon, Carrot Seed Oil, Neroli,
  • Gold – Patchouli
  • Yellow – Citronella, Lemongrass, Evening Primrose Oil, Lemon, Camphor.
  • Olive Green – Essential oils made from herbs, Himalaya Pine.
  • Emerald Green – Rosemary, Scotch Pine, Basil, Peppermint.
  • Pink – Geranium
  • Sapphire Blue – Myrrh, Tea Tree, Roman Chamomile
  • Royal Blue – German Chamomile
  • Violet – Violet, Rose, Rose Geranium, Lavender, Juniper
  • Deep Magenta – Frankincense, Clary Sage

Vibrational Energy

Subtle energy is produced by our body’s energy anatomy, also referred to as our subtle anatomy. The body is surrounded by a vibrational field that is commonly referred to as the aura. The aura is an electromagnetic force field that surrounds all living things in both the animal and plant kingdom and interpenetrates the physical body. The force field shields and protects the body. Perhaps you can sometimes see a light around a person's head or you may sense somebody's mood. If so, you may be becoming aware of the human energy field that people call the Aura. The colors of the aura are a good indicator of the personality, health and spirituality.



The aura is multicolored and flows and moves with you, changing color with your moods, feelings and spiritual condition.

Disease and illness are physical disorders which have their roots in being blocked or stuck in energy flow of the body--or in some cases, too free a flow, most often in or near vital organs. The flow is blocked, or stuck, or unbalanced, as a result of thought, which eventually works through the physical body as a pain or as an organic disturbance of some kind. This is the true nature of disease and illnesses and disorders to which humankind is prone.

The release of the healing powers within oneself depends upon this particular cleansing process which can be cleansed using aromatherapy and color therapy.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are derived from grasses, buds, peels, branches, needles, bark, leaves, seeds, berries, flowers, roots, fruits, woods, herbs, spices.

Carriers, which carry the essential oils throughout the body and bloodstream are oils are derived from nuts, plants, fruit kernels, beeswax, flowers, flower seeds, fruit seeds, plant seeds, vegetables, herbs. These have thicker consistency so that they can carry the essential oils throughout the body.

Aromatherapy promotes health of body, peacefulness of mind, helps the negative emotions to rest and by working in conjunction with the olfactory system, helps a person get in touch with their true selves. Essential oils are gaining acceptance as a leading choice in home care. Many chiropractors value essential oils with amazing results in chiropractic treatments. Scents that activate the brain’s emotional centre and redefining psychology.

Practitioners of traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine have valued essential oils for thousands of years. More and more medical doctors are valuing the clinical benefits of essential oils.

Aromatherapy is now being used as an adjunct to core professions such as nursing, geriatrics, rehabilitation work, counseling, and physiotherapy.

Used with naturopaths, hospice, hospitals, Special Needs, working in the travel-leisure industry at spas, resorts, retreats and cruise ships, health centers. Aromatherapy is used in methods such as massage, sitz baths, compresses, baths, perfumes, infusions, facial care, hair care. They can be used by human and animal alike. Do not use essential oils on cats or small animals.

The known physical and psychological effects of essential oils are often indicators of their subtle properties.

For example, rosemary promotes mental clarity and relieves mental fatigue. On a subtle level, rosemary has an affinity with the sixth energy center (Third Eye), and is used to promote clear thoughts and insight. On a physical level juniper is cleansing and antiseptic. On a subtle level, it is used to cleanse a room of negativity, and to detoxify the subtle bodies.

Aromatherapy Patch Test

If you are unsure of how your skin will react to an essential oil, apply one drop of the oil to some carrier oil to the inside of your wrist or forearm.

Check the spot for any itching, redness, burning or irritation after a few hours.

Or if needed to be applied before a massage a couple of minutes. If you have very delicate skin and wish to be extremely careful, you can cover the spot with a Band-Aid and leave it for 24 hours. You could also use these same procedures for carriers.

Marlene Mitchell is a certified aromatherapy teacher and certified color therapist who has her school approved by The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and The Alliance of International Aromatherapists.