The Pyramid Texts of Saqqara—believed to be the oldest religious writings in the world—detail Seven Sacred Oils, one of which is Egyptian Musk Oil. Referenced within the texts as the ‘Spleen of Hathor’ genuine musk oil contains approximately 20% muscone from the deer musk and other pure oils such as Frankincense, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose oil, Cedarwood, Musk seed oil, and Amber. The Egyptian Neter Hathor embodies the concepts of love, joy, femininity and fertility. She is related to the spleen and sacral naval chakra—the survival center—because they are mostly associated with the realm of emotion, sexual desire, and opening the self up to the energies of our true feelings.
Musk Oil’s Connection to the Sacral Chakra / Survival Center
The sacral chakra powers and controls numerous emotional energies, and when imbalanced emotions such as fear, insecurity, self-worth and sexual desires can become dominant in one’s life. The Egyptians believed that the health of the human body’s glands was vital to the health of the individual as a whole, and that each hormone secreted by these glands assist one in living as a ‘fully activated human.’ Musk oil’s relation to the spleen is a perfect example of the importance the ancients placed on using aromatherapy for healing the mind, body and spirit.
Mental and Emotional Benefits of Musk Oil
Science has backed many of the emotional benefits of musk oil that are primarily attributed to the presence of muscone, which has a profound effect on one’s psychological state. According to studies, muscone seems to have a sedating effect that helps relieve anxiety, stress and irritated behaviors. It is used within aromatherapy circles to promote clarity, calmness and help individuals heal from emotional trauma in the present and the past. As the sacral chakra is balanced, many feel free of insecurities, fear, anger and sway away from previous manipulative tendencies.
Health Benefits of Musk Essential Oil
Some of the most noted benefits of musk oil involve its antioxidant, antifungal, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that make it so remarkable for topical uses for the skin and other purposes. Furthermore, musk oil is an analgesic, a detoxifier, purifier and hydrator that can assist in healing so many various health issues, that musk oil is one of the most sought after oils in its purest form and amid countless health and beauty products. Some health benefits of musk essential oil include:
Chronic Skin Conditions: Musk oil contains Vitamin A—a.k.a. Retinol—that helps regenerate and repair cells that cause conditions such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, leucoderma and cystic formations and infections.
Prevent and Treat Wrinkles and Stretch Marks: The natural essential fatty acids and Vitamin A in authentic, pure and unadulterated musk essential oil help keep skin nourished and hydrated. The presence of linoleic acids help regenerate new tissues and increase skin elasticity to help minimize the formation and appearance of wrinkles and stretch.
Topical Antiseptic: Because it repairs and regenerates tissue cells, musk oil is excellent for treating burns, superficial scrapes, bites, cuts and other skin injuries.
Analgesic Uses: Musk oil contains nutrients that help alleviate aching joints and muscles and can be used as a minor pain reliever.
Sexual Dysfunction: Musk oil has long been associated with balancing the Yin and Yang essence as well as helping individuals regain sexual vigor. As the oil of the maternal Neter Hathor, musk oil is often called upon to promote fertility.
Liver and Spleen Benefits: As a detoxifier, musk oil assists the process of blood purification, increases urinary discharge and helps purge sugars, fats and other dead cells and toxins from the body to improve liver function.
Aids Digestion: Poor digestion, stomach cramps and incidents of dyspepsia may be treated with musk oil.
Immunity: Due to the presence of large amounts of magnesium, musk oil has a profound of the nervous system in addition to balancing the homeostasis of the body. This effect boosts body metabolism naturally.
Female Issues: Because of its connection to the emotional center, many believe that musk oil assists in easing pregnancy woes and symptoms associated with female menses.
Metaphysical and Spiritual Benefits of Musk Essential Oil
Musk oil is often used as an aromatherapy to purify and cleans the energy amid sacred spaces before meditation, yoga or inner reflection periods to increase awareness of the sacral chakra and allow for greater clarity and focus. It’s also called upon to bring users greater understanding of the female and male divine connection and the importance of maintaining Yin Yang balance. Musk essential oil can help one feel more grounded and secure about life in general, going about their day with an elevated spirit as regular use of the oil helps heal and restore the inner child. This powerful aroma is excellent for helping users pass through fears and embrace self love and understanding.
Popular Ways to Use Musk Essential Oil in the Home and On the Go
With a few inexpensive tools and high quality essential and carrier oils, you can create your own musk essential oil blends and enjoy aromatherapy anywhere, anytime!
Direct Inhalation / Cupping from the Hands
Aromatherapy Inhalers / Nebulizers
Spritzers / Roller Bottles
Steam Distribution / Ultrasonic Diffusers
Massage Oils / Candles / Perfumes / Bath Oils / Soaps / Scrubs
Internally in Foods and Drinks / Capsules / Suppositories / Oil Pulling
Always follow recommendations for diluting essential oils prior to use, and be sure to properly store them for maximum enjoyment. Only certain oils are appropriate for consumption and others may cause photosensitivity, so do your homework and forget about taking chances!
Crystals and Stones to Pair with Musk Oil for the Sacral Chakra
Combining the remarkable healing powers of pure Egyptian Musk Oil with a companion stone can amplify your efforts to balance and restore the sacral chakra. Some of our favorite stones and crystals to pair with Musk Oil include:
Amber, Carnelian, Copper, Orange Chalcedony, Citrine, Goldstone, Orange Aventurine, Orange Calcite, Orange Coral, Orange Jasper, Orange Sunstone, Tiger Eye and Topaz
Finding the Best Pure Essential Oils
Your mind, body and spirit deserve the best quality oils, especially if you plan to use them upon the skin or for ingestion. After all, the human body isn’t designed to properly process synthetic oils, so stick with essential oils that are 100% crafted from natural plants and flowers, such as our line of unadulterated Pure Egyptian Essential Oils.