It is important to add protection to your wheelhouse of setting daily intentions and rituals. It’s something that not many people think about on a daily basis unless it is the thing that is really needed at the time. Protecting and guarding your body, mind, and spirit is just as important, if not equally as important as safeguarding your physical health. Certainly not a new concept, but one that may be somewhat unfamiliar to the modern person, is the idea that everything in your life is connected. Many Indigenous communities refer to this idea and perspective as the sacred medicine wheel.
On a traditional medicine wheel, along with the 4 directions and seasons of the year, you will find 4 pieces of the wheel labeled spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. These refer to a person’s whole health, wellbeing and general wellness related to these overarching topics. The idea of this wheel begins with balance and making sure that these 4 things are equally taken care of and nurtured. If just one of these parts of the wheel becomes imbalanced, another area will equally suffer. For example, if a person’s mental wellness declines, chances are this will also manifest in the person’s physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. It is all connected, which is why it is so important to nurture and care for all of these elements at the same time, without putting too much emphasis or focus on one over the other.
Here we have created a simplified version, which we will call the Wheel of Wellness.
Protect your health and your space with Banditos Natural Defense. Banditos Natural Defense features therapeutic-grade essential oils to help guard and protect while supporting healthy immune, respiratory and circulatory systems. The Kate’s Magik Banditos Natural Defense formula was inspired by the legendary four thieves vinegar used by bandits in the 15th century when robbing the sick during plague outbreaks. The traditional blend combines essential oils such as cinnamon, clove, rosemary, lemon and eucalyptus. For a southwestern twist, we’ve further enhanced the blend with the protective and cleansing qualities of White Sage. This powerful blend is available in a diffuser oil, travel-sized roll-on, massage + body oil, and a protective mist.
STEP 1: Fill basin or top of diffuser with water.
STEP 2: Add 10-20 drops of Banditos Natural Defense Essential Oil Blend to the water.
STEP 3: Light candle or turn on diffuser.
STEP 4: BREATHE!
The Banditos Natural Defense Protective Roll-On is essential for your travel plans or everyday running around! This is a 100% pure natural defense essential oil blend in a base of nourishing sweet almond oil with NON-GMO Vitamin E from sunflowers for use on skin in a convenient roller-ball bottle. Throw this in your purse or your carry-on and apply all the time, but especially before and after sitting in a plane or train all day!
STEP 1: Roll the oil into your palms.
STEP 2: Massage and rub into hands and palms.
STEP 3: Inhale and breathe!
Banditos Natural Defense Protective Mist features therapeutic-grade essential oils suspended in distilled water and organic vegetable glycerin to help guard and protect while supporting healthy immune, respiratory and circulatory systems. At Kate's Magik, we always have a bottle ready to spray around the home or at the office.
STEP 1: Spray in a circular motion around the crown of your head.
STEP 2: Breathe it in as the mist falls around you.
STEP 3: Spray anywhere on the body or around your space.
Banditos Natural Defense Massage + Body Oil is made with 100% pure natural defense essential oils in a base of nourishing sweet almond and soothing avocado oils with NON-GMO Vitamin E from sunflowers for use on your entire body. Ideal for full protection when travelling or coming down with something.
Massage into the body, arms, legs, feet, back, etc. Massage someone else!
Aromatherapy helps to shift your attitude and mindset with simple intention setting and working with the Earth’s medicinal and aromatic plants. Many people deal with stress and anxiety on a daily basis from work, relationships and societal pressures. In times of great worldwide distress, we can even feel a collective or universal tension and worry. The ability to transform your mental state during times of stress and anxiety is a way of protecting and nurturing your mental and emotional wellbeing.
Peace & Purification Anointing Oil promotes relaxation and helps to counter stress. Peace & Purification Anointing oil is a soothing, and comforting blend of floral lavender and calming Roman Chamomile that helps support us during times of anxiety, stress, and depression. This reassuring blend instills a deep sense of calm and serenity. Peace & Purification Anointing Oil is also a great aid against headaches and migraines and supports rest and relaxation.
Blossom of Joy Diffuser Oil is a cheerful blend of Sweet Orange, Mandarin, Geranium and Clove meant to lift the spirit and instill bliss. This oil creates a welcoming atmosphere with a joy-inducing aromatic bouquet. Add a few drops to your diffuser, dilute with a carrier oil for skin application or add a few drops to your bath!
It is equally important to protect your mental and spiritual body. The concept of spiritual protection has been around for a very long time. Ancient Egyptians would burn incense in all the rooms and hang garlic in doorways to keep malevolent energies and spirits at bay. In the middle-ages Rosemary and Juniper were burnt around sickbeds to purify the air and keep away the plague. The ancient Celtic peoples would use mistletoe as a symbol of protection, hanging it in barns and nurseries to guard animals and babies against unfavorable spiritual activity.Throughout the ages, people of all cultures have anointed with sacred oils, called upon their protection guides, burned herbs and put salt in corners of their houses, placed protective talismans in doorways, and practiced feng shui to keep the energy moving and positive. At Kate’s Magik, we love to incorporate the act of ritual with Earth’s aromatic and medicinal elements and would encourage you to add this to your repertoire of spiritual protection practices. We especially love to burn or diffuse Frankincense Resin, Myrrh Resin, White Sage, Cedarwood Essential Oil or Rosemary Essential Oil and anoint ourselves with Archangel Michael Sacred Perfume, Uncrossing Anointing Oil or put a drop of Frankincense Essential Oil on the feet.
White Sage is a powerful and sacred herb revered for its cleansing and purifying properties. White Sage clears negative, stagnant energy and acts as an aid to connect you with the spiritual realm. Use this sacred Sage blend when you are unable to burn herbs in your space or keep it with you throughout the day for those moments that need clearing, cleansing and purification. Our White Sage is grown at a small family farm in Southern California. The plant is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, found mainly in the coastal sage scrub habitat of Southern California and Baja California, on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.
Shake well and spray around the body and living spaces to banish negativity, cleanse, purify and protect.
Uncrossing Anointing Oil helps remove negativity and sends away bad vibes. Uncrossing Anointing Oil is the ultimate cleansing oil. This powerful blend of bright citrus and cleansing Rosemary removes negativity, burdens, worries and sends away unhealthy, negative energy and helps eliminate bad situations. Anoint yourself or objects or pour some into a ritual bath for cleansing and purification.
Archangel Michael Sacred Perfume was created to instill courage and provide protection. Archangel Michael is the great protector and guide of light and love. Notes of sacred Frankincense and courageous Ginger help shield you from the unwanted and instill the trust needed to follow your path.
Frankincense Essential Oil is spiritually elevating and a powerful aid during meditation. It is calming and centering on the mind. It helps instill faith and trust and reconnect you with spirit. Frankincense Essential Oil holds the wisdom of the universe. It is an ancient traditional purifying oil and helps remove blocks and negativity. It can instill trust, increase visions and concentration and brings the blessings of the sun and successful energy. Frankincense has been used since ancient times as a sacred purifying incense. Also known as Olibanum, Frankincense was used by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks as an offering to the gods. It is said that it was gifted to Jesus by one of the three wise men.
Purification & Protection Aura Mist is a cleaning aromatherapy blend of Sandalwood and Lavender to remove negativity, relieve stress and restore balance. Use Purification & Protection Aura Mist as an instant aromatherapy treatment by spraying in a circular motion above the crown of your head. As the mist falls down all around you, breathe deeply and feel the purifying power of the essential oils as any anger, negativity or stagnation dissolves away. Take a moment for reflection and embrace your new lightness of being. This mist is also a great way to remove bad vibes and cleanse any space to create a balanced atmosphere. Make it a part of your yoga or meditation ritual to help clear the mind and set your intention for practice. Additionally, Purification & Protection Mist is a powerful alternative when you can't burn sage or other herbs.
White Sage, with its incredibly strong, aromatic resin, is the most highly prized Western Sage. It is found in the rugged mountains of the Southwest, where it is burned ceremonially for purification rituals. Its beautiful leaf clusters and enormous flowering stalks burst forth in the Spring, painting streaks of white against the rusty green hillsides and filling the air with the pungent scent of wild Sage.
The energizing, herbaceous aroma of Rosemary Essential Oil is like a crisp mountain wind that sweeps away mental fogginess, negativity and fatigue while instilling a renewed sense of empowerment. It is an effective tool to cleanse and purify our surroundings and stimulate both the body and mind. Because of its vast array of benefits, Rosemary essential oil is an excellent addition to any aromatherapy collection.
Juniper Essential Oil is a powerful tool to purify, cleanse and detoxify the body, mind, spirit and environment and supports us during times of stress. It also facilitates connection with spirit and the communication between the heart and mind.Juniper has been used since ancient times by the Greeks to purify the air, by the Egyptians to help with passage into the afterlife, in ancient Europe to repel evil spirits and protect the home. Native Americans have used it in ceremonies as well as medicinally as a tea for colds and stomach issues.
Cedarwood Essential Oil is believed to instill harmony and compassion. It is grounding, stabilizing and encourages strength and balance. The ancient Egyptians used Cedarwood essential oil in death rituals as well as for cosmetics and perfumery. They say it arose from the god Osiris as the symbol of eternal return and when used with the proper formula contained magical powers. Native Americans used Cedar extensively for purification rituals.
Use Shungite Healing Soap to cleanse your energy inside and out! Ancient and healing, Shungite mineral has a potent and positive vibration. It is said this mineral can absorb and eliminate anything negative in life, including EMF! Shungite is a carbon-based mineral and the creamy lather will be dark gray as a result - kids love this!
Frankincense Resin (Boswellia carteri) is wild-harvested in North Africa. Burn to cleanse and purify spaces. Frankincense has been used for thousands of years for its purifying, protective and healing properties.
Myrrh Essential Oil has been used as a sacred oil and resin since ancient times. It awakens spirituality, aids in meditation and is ideal for cleansing rituals before healing. It instills peace, trust and courage and helps let go of stagnant pain and resentment and can bring in forgiveness and vision for a new path.
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