Like nearly everyone, I’ve had my emotional ups and downs at different points in my life. Sometimes, life-altering events blindside you and next thing you know, you’re a mess. Okay – at least I am. When that happens, you can easily support and balance your emotions with aromatherapy.
Pure essential oils are ideal for balancing your body, mind and spirit. Since they’ve been used for thousands of years, through observation (and testing) we know that certain oils help with certain emotions.
How Do Essential Oils Help With Emotions?
Essential oils have naturally occurring chemical constituents that work in synergy with one another. Once inhaled, the aroma of a pure essential oil goes to work through your limbic system.
I could give you the 60-minute explanation of your limbic system but I won’t. :)
I’ll just tell you that it’s the innermost part of your brain and home to your emotions. Your sense of smell is the only one that’s connected directly to the limbic system.
What that means is when you inhale a pure essential oil from the bottle, it immediately gets into your system and starts working its “magic”. This doesn’t work with a fragrance oil, by the way as many of them are synthetic chemicals which your body doesn’t recognize.
WiseGeek.com offers a really good explanation of the limbic system:
The limbic system is the home of emotions, motivation, the regulation of memories, the interface between emotional states and memories of physical stimuli, physiological autonomic regulators, hormones, “fight or flight” responses, sexual arousal, circadian rhythms, and some decision systems. It is what gets “duped” when people get addicted to hard drugs.
Why is this important? Because scents can affect your mood as well as trigger memories.
If you’ve ever smelled a rose and immediately thought of your grandmother, your limbic system was involved. That scent triggered a memory and its’ associated emotion. Your sense of smell sent a message to your limbic system and almost instantly, your emotions and body were affected.
That’s why aromatherapy works so well for your emotions.
Aromatherapy and Emotions
Here’s a list of a few oils and how they help your emotions:
- Bergamot is excellent for anger, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, fear, insecurity and stress.
- Lavender is universally known for its ability to calm and balance.
- Sweet Orange is ideal for lifting your spirits.
- Palo Santo works well for depression, fear, grief and loneliness.
- Frankincense helps with grief and fear.
- Feeling irritable? Try Lavender and Neroli.
- Peppermint and Rosemary work well for fatigue.
You can inhale, diffuse or mix the essential oils with a carrier oil and apply to your skin.
I currently create blends with over 130 pure essential oils and can easily create a blend for just about any emotion – including happiness and peace!
Two very popular blends that I craft are Anxiety Ease Aromatherapy Roller Ball and Peaceful Ease Aromatherapy Roller Ball.
What’s the difference? Anxiety Ease helps you with anxiety and panic attacks. Peaceful Ease works well with anxiety and depression. I’ve also made my own blends for anger, grief, fear and even for letting go of a situation.
Aromatherapy should not be used as a miracle cure for severe emotions but it assists greatly when life gets out of sorts. Proper and daily use of pure essential oils can support and enhance your emotional outlook.
What emotions are you dealing with? Let me show you how aromatherapy can help you and your emotions. Fill out this contact form and let’s talk today.
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