I am often asked what inspired the name Vibrant Blue Oils.
Growing up, I collected antique cobalt glass bottles. The hobby was inspired by my mother, who liked to frequent antique stores and encouraged the hobby to keep my sister and I occupied so she could have more time to browse.
I loved my blue bottle collection and carried them with me to college, grad school and every apartment in between. They remain on prominent display in my current home.
When I was first introduced to essential oils, they arrived packaged in cobalt blue bottles. Blue glass prevents visible light rays from oxidizing the oils and damaging natural energy carried within the oil , which protect and preserve the shelf-life and integrity of essential oils.
Blue is also an extremely healing color. It helps us drop into the parasympathetic state so that the benefit of the oils are enhanced.
How Color Helps with Healing
We assimilate healing through all of our senses – smell, sound, touch, taste and sight. For example, essential oils work through the sense of smell, healing tones through the sense of sound, healing modalities like massage and reflexology through the sense of touch, food and other plant remedies through the sense of taste and colors and other light frequencies through our sense of sight.
Research has shown that color can have a physiological, psychological and social impact on your health and well being. Color affects your mood, state of mind, feelings, and emotions. Colors can also help us focus or contribute to our energy level which may help explain why you are attracted to certain colors and avoid others.
This is because colors generate electrical impulses and magnetic currents, or fields of energy that activate the biochemical and hormonal processes in the human body. There is a specific wavelength, frequency, and energy for each color and a number of studies have elaborated on the relationship between the human body and colors.
For example, blue stimulates the hypothalamus, which contains the main regulating part of the parasympathetic nervous system. As a result, colors in the blue spectrum, including violet, can have a sedating, digestion-activating, sleep-inducing effect.
Color healing, known as Chromotherapy, bathes you or remedies that you use in light filtered through colored glass. Blue bottles can be used to bath healing remedies, like essential oils, in blue light.
The Healing Power of Blue
The color blue is known to support the parasympathetic state associated with rest, relaxation and joy along with a supporting the feeling of safety or that all is very well.
Blue is also known to heighten mental acuity, improving cognitive function by taking you to focus and become more alert.
Cooler colors, like blue, can exert qualities of coldness and consequently reduce inflammation, making blue a good healing color for pain.
Blue is also associated with the throat chakra which controls the throat, thyroid, parathyroid, lungs, mouth. The throat chakra and the associated color blue supports clear communication, freedom of expression, both verbally and artistically, and Self-Worth, by helping you combat your fear and help you to speak your truth.
The Color Blue May Also Help:
- Reduce stress
- Calm nerves
- Improve cognitive function
- Support throat related issues, including thyroid issues
- Promote sleep
- Reduce menstrual pain
- Support recovery from trauma or shock
- Improve internal and external communication
- Cool inflammation, including headaches
- Balance strong emotions and bring tranquility