Lavender is the 'mother of essential oils' - she stabilizes and calms the heart. She helps us to wash away any stagnant energies so we may flow in balance and harmony. Lavender also nourishes all the energy centers in the body. Rosemary and basil are mental protectors - they strengthen the mind, assist concentration and bring clarity. Frankincense both relaxes and revitalizes the nervous system whether there is nervous tension or exhaustion. It slows and deepens our breath as it opens our heart and draws us into stillness, reflection, and prayer. It helps to cut the ties that bind us so we can be free and our spirit can soar. Rosemary offers the gift of remembrance, to remember our beloved ones, our ancestors and our soul's path which invigorates our health and well-being. In India, Basil is sacred. It is known as a protective plant for the house and the spirit of the family. Vetiver has a rich, earthy aroma that powerfully connects us with the deep recesses of the earth’s primal life-giving force.The plant’s roots have been used in the East for their fragrance and healing properties for centuries. Black Pepper is a mental stimulant and physical energizer. It helps us to move stuck or blocked energy between the energy centers, especially between the solar plexus and heart. Cedar is a powerful, fortifying and purifying oil. It inspires us to weather life’s challenges by transforming negative energies into positive from which we draw courage and wisdom.