Most often we dress according to our mood. If we are happy and cheerful we tend to choose bright clothes and on days we are grumpy most often we dress in greys or dull tones. This is because colours do effect us in many ways. Chromotherapy uses this theraputic effect of colours to help curing various ailments.

One of the ways to derive these benefits of colours is using charged oil and/or water.

Both oil and water can be charged using sunlight.

You will need : A glass bottle or jar of the colour you want to charge
If this is not available then use plain glass bottle cellophane paper of the colour you want to use.
Suitable Oil or water (Suitable oil explained below)

Method : If you are using a  plain bottle cover the bottle using the cellophane paper on all sides including the bottom. Fill this bottle with the oil or water(not more than 2/3rd of the bottle should have oil or water). Keep it on a wooden surface or a plank or wooden tray and expose this to sunlight. We use a wooden or a non conducting surface so that the energy does not return back to earth when the bottle is kept on the ground.

Duration for charging :
– For oil, Exposure to sunlight for minimum two months will help achieve maximum potency. If kept in sufficient sunlight the oil will be charged for almost a year
– For water, two full days of sunlight is sufficient to achieve maximum potency and this would lose its charge in about two weeks, so water gets charged as well as loses it much faster than oil
– Keeping the oil or water for more time than prescribes above is not harmful but we must change the cellophane if it starts to fade. Also this water or oil should not be refrigerated

Suitable Oils
Oils by itself have heating or cooling properties. eg, Coconut oil is a cool oil where as mustard oil or sesame oil are considered to be warm oils. So if we want to use blue or green charged oil which are cool colours, our choice of oil should be coconut oil (have you realized that coconut oils are mostly sold in blue bottles.. its for the same reasom:)). Where as if we need a red or orange coloured charged oil we should go in for mustard, linseed or sesame oil.Some of the common oils and charged waters that I use

  1. My elder daughter was born in the monsoon., so for massaging her I used the following oils : Sun charged olive oil, Red charged mustard oil,  Red charged sesame oil, Sun charged mustard oil and sun charged sesame oil. Used a different oil daily, when it started to get hot or humid, i used the olive oil more frequently.
  2. My younger one was born in summer, so didnt use the red charged oils mentioned above but instead of that used blue charged coconut oil, sun charged olive oil and multani mithi aka. fullers earth with rose water.
  3. Green and red water are useful for digestion, so on upset stomach, drink a few sips of green water 15 minutes before your meal and few sips of red water 15 minutes after your meal
  4. When the kids get a cold, I rub red charged mustard oil on their backs and then apply lil camphor on that. It is very helpful to relieve their congestion.
  5. Those who have weak eyes, splash green charged water in your eyes daily, it would help in better eyesight as well as reduces eye irritations.
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About Author

I am a stay at home mom, having worked in the software technology services space for over 10 years. In my professional life I used to enforce quality standards like CMMi & Six Sigma to make developers and testers jobs easier & process oriented. In my current stint I am using similar techniques coupled with age old wisdom from my mom and grand mom to make our living healthier and medicine free. To start any new stint it helps if you read and train and so I got myself a diploma in Naturopathy from Mumbai.

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