3 Shen Meditation Oil Ingredients Details
Qing Hao — The bright spicy scent of Qing Hao (Chinese sweet wormwood) helps calm our mind, awaken our perception of our inner world and allows us to take a deep breath as we become present with our experiences. Traditionally used for treating heat in the blood in Chinese herbal medicine, this oil is particularly good at lifting our mood and easing anxiety. The classical and modern usage for parasites and infections helps us to confront and overcome our internal demons that haunt our thoughts and experiences. The spicy flavor opens our chest to help us take a deep breath and come into the present moment – where all healing/awakening occurs.
Major chemical components: Artemisinin – sesquiterpene lactone
Nan Mu — The deep smoky-sweet scent of Nan Mu (Chinese cedarwood) gives us a sense of comfort and safety as it invites us to look deeply inward. Although cooling, its spicy flavor creates movement as helps to move stagnation at the deepest levels inside us. Historically used for both furniture and coffins, it is highly resistant to decay and damage by insects and parasites. This oil has a beautiful ability to nourish us as we break up our deepest attachments and stagnations.
Major chemical components: sesquiterpenes (cedrine), sesquiterpinols (cedrol), ketones.
Jin Yin Hua — The sweet scent of Jin Yin Hua (Chinese honeysuckle) brings a lightness to our eyes and mind. It uplifts our mood and brightens our outlook on life. Its cooling nature helps clear the heat of aggravation, anger, frustration, and resentment. The spiciness of the scent brings our awareness to the surface of the body and brings our mind up and out of our inner suffering. It gives us the opportunity for a new outlook, the chance to see new potential, and new beginnings.
Major chemical components: terpenes, sesquiterpenes, linalool, geraniol, aromadendrene, eugenol