Essential Oils & Total Solar Eclipse

NASA: On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and their partners across the nation.

I wanted to share some essential oils to accompany you during this super cool time. Nobody wants to harbor negative feelings or energy during something so exciting, and soooo, I have prepared for you a handful of awesome oils to support you!

Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds that are found in the seeds, bark, roots, stems, petals and other parts of plants, that act as a natural defense mechanism for said plants. What's so exciting is that these essential oils are able to quickly absorb into the body, and it's bloodstream, to support the body on a cellular level. You are created to function as a whole. The spirit, mind, and body are inseparably connected, communicating at a cellular level. Your body is made of intelligent cells, wired to restore health. In addition to that, emotions are information-carrying molecules that bind to and react with cell receptors. They go into the cell, impacting function and behavior. For this reason, Essential Oils are helpful in promoting healthy emotions in the body! Many people may experience some emotional differences that happen around the time of the Eclipse, as the Sun will go dark. Let's take a look at which essential oils are going to best support you.

On Guard, the Protective Blend

On Guard is wonderful in supporting your immune system, but is such a great way to help promote emotional support as well. On Guard can help you feel more protected, capable, set healthy boundaries, independence, and reinforce your inner strength. It also helps you to cut off unhealthy relationships you may be hanging on to. Since the Eclipse is basically wiping away the old, and making way for the new, I feel On Guard will be supportive.

  • Diffuse in your living space
  • Dilute and add to a roller vial (or use doTERRA Touch) and apply to bottoms of feet, wrists, and back of the neck.

Whisper, the Women's Blend

The benefits of Whisper, are not limited to women alone. While this blend possesses a strong feminine quality, it’s female energy is often needed by both men and women. Whisper is also wonderful support for balancing the sacral chakra, located slightly below the navel. This chakra center, when balanced, helps you to be more generous and giving, nurturing to oneself and create healthy boundaries. Another great option to support you during the Eclipse.

  • Diffuse in your living space
  • Dilute and add to a roller vial and apply to bottoms of feet, wrists, décolletage, and back of the neck.
  • Add to a cotton ball and bring with you in your purse, or in your pocket.

Immortelle, the Anti-Aging Blend

This beautiful blend of rare essential oils have been used throughout history for their beautifying benefits. Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend is formulated to protect and nourish skin while helping to reduce contributing factors to the appearance of aging skin. On an emotional level, Immortelle offers grace and comfort, and can assist individuals in transcending the darkness or emotional pain in their lives. For this reason, I think Immortelle is a perfect oil for the Eclipse, and can help encourage positive states of being, promotion faith, trust, gratitude, and hope.

  • Use a pipette, extract some of the oil, and diffuse in your living space
  • Apply to bottoms of feet, wrists, décolletage, and back of the neck. For sensitive skin, apply fractionate coconut as well.
  • Bring along with you in your purse, or in your pocket, and apply to wrists as needed.


Tangerine has a long history of use in Chinese culture and herbal health practices. It has a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to other citrus oils, that is uplifting, and also can be used to help soothe anxious feelings and manage stress. I love how bright and sunny this oil makes me feel! Tangerine is also supportive in manifestation, so it's the perfect oil to include in this Eclipse!

  • Diffuse in your living space
  • Dilute and add to a roller vial and apply to bottoms of feet, and back of the neck.
  • Add to a cotton ball and bring with you in your purse, or in your pocket.

Important to note: Tangerine is a Photosensitive Oil.

Photosensitization is the process in which ultraviolet (UV) radiation combines with a particular substance and causes chemical or biological changes. Some essential oils contain furocoumarins, a special class of constituent that can cause photosensitization of the skin. The most commonly found furocoumarins in essential oils are bergapten and oxypeucedanin. The chemical structure of these molecules (and their metabolites) allows them to form cross-links with skin cell DNA, in turn making the skin especially susceptible to UV radiation. During the process, free radicals and singlet oxygen are also formed and can inflict damage on cellular membranes, organelles, and proteins. If exposed to sunlight (which gives off UV radiation) after topical application of a photosensitive oil, the skin may become temporarily darkly pigmented, red, or irritated.

Keep in mind that Photosensitivity and phototoxicity apply to topical use of essential oils only and do not pose the same risks when used internally. When using a photosensitive essential oil topically, avoidance of sunlight is recommended for up to 12 hours after use.

I suggest writing down your goals, dreams, plans, and visions for the coming year. Take it month by month, and write down anything that has been on your heart, whether it is something you want for others, or a personal change you wish to see in yourself. This is a time to really focus on what it is you want, and keep the distractions away. Use your Eclipse arsenal while you are writing, and choose an oil to inhale after each one. It is ok to use an oil for more than one goal. Continue to use these oils regularly for the next few months.

What is super about smelling these beautiful oils while you are setting your goals, is that you are anchoring this goal to a smell in your mind! Each time you take a whiff of that Whisper or your Tangerine, you will remember and think of those goals in your journal. I am wishing you an amazing transformation during this super cool astronomical event!