Essential oils and Emotions
How can oils benefit our emotions?
Essential oils can penetrate cell membranes and cross the brain-blood barrier within SECONDS. This allows them to reach the emotional center of our brain, this is where all of our emotions are stored. Essential oils support the body to come back into balance without harmful side effects or chemical based products. They can have a powerful influence over how we think, how we feel and how we behave. Because of oils bringing balance to emotions, we can do that simply through smelling them, through scents.
Where to start supporting your emotions with oils?
Let’s start with some of the basic oils. Each oil is incredibly versatile.
I add this to body butter or shaving cream!
+ Sweet, warm honey-like scent
+ Often used to improve moods
+ May help relax muscles
+ May help nervous irritability
+ May help on days you feel like you have the blues
+ May promote feelings of contentment and peace
At first thought, an oil blend designed for digestive discomfort may not come to mind when talking about oils and emotions. But for those who’s emotional stress plays a big part in stomach discomfort this would be a great oil for you to look into!
+ Includes oils such as Juniper which may help bring balance to emotions and the impact of stress on your digestive functions.
I could pretty much talk to you all day about my love for this oil. I use it daily.
+ May to be supportive of feelings of fear, loneliness, insecure, etc
+ May be calming and relaxing
I can’t think of hardly anything I DON’T use lavender for!
+ May promote restful night sleep
+ Safe with little ones
+ May support those wanting to combat irritability and frustration
Studies have shown that just inhaling lemon essential oil can help with feelings of sadness. I love diffusing this in the morning and adding a drop to my water.
+ May help with clarity of thought
+ May be uplifting
+ May help with focus and concentration
Another essential oil you don’t think of right away when you’re thinking about emotions but it definitely has more uses than just helping soothe tired and sore muscles!
+ Cool and invigorating smell
+ May promote feelings of energy
+ Place one drop in hands and rub together and inhale!
+ May be uplifting to body and mind
+ May promote feelings of vibrance and letting go
It has so many uses. I love this oil to help wake me up in the morning and feeling alert!
+ Invigorating smell
+ Smells crisp and clean and cool
+ If you are experiencing emotional stress in your digestive system (ex: knots in your stomach) this would be a good oil to check out
+ May promote clarity and concentration
+ May promote energy
+ May be helpful for combatting stress
This is one of our favorites in our home for using with laundry and diffusing to help cleanse the air but it also may have uses to help with our emotions!
+ Contains orange, lemon, tangerine, mandarin, grapefruit which may be helpful in promoting feelings of happiness
+ May promote relaxation
+ May help with lessening feelings of anger
+ May be uplifting
+ May be energizing
+ Supports lymphatic system
+ May be helpful in feeling rejuvenated
One of my very favorite oils ever! I could sing love songs to it all day long.
+ Lime and vanilla two key ingredients
+ May be helpful in combatting emotional stress
+ May be helpful in combating nervousness
+ May help promote relaxation
+ May promote calming feelings
+ Would recommend adding your roller top to this bottle and roll it on the back of your neck!
It has so many uses for helping to boost our immune system but may also help with our emotions as well!
+ May promote relaxation
+ Smells like Christmastime!
+ May promote feelings of clarity and focus
+ May help with feelings of uncertainty
When dealing with hormones and emotions some great ones to grab for are: Endoflex, Progessense Plus & Dragon Time
Wonderful diffuser combos for emotions are:
Joy + Tangerine.
Stress Away + Citrus Fresh.
Release + Purification + Joy.
Frank + Lemon + Stress Away.
Every one of us is different-
Definitely try various combos topically and diffused consistently as you seek out the best support for YOU!!!!
Remember that being consistent daily is a HUGE KEY to these beautiful oils.
Thank you all so much for taking the time to join in and listen!! I hope that this little introduction to essential oils and our emotions was helpful to each of you!
For those of you who joined in tonight but have yet to take the leap into getting a starter kit- now is the time! Joining Young Living is hands down one of the best decisions I have ever made for our wellness journey.
As always be grateful & have faith!