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Emotions

By Jo Hunt
Monday, March 12, 2018

In such a hurried world, it’s necessary to create space for calm and relaxation. When you’re constantly on the run, your health can take a toll—emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Finding ways to care for your mind, body, and spirit creates balance that can help you and others around you. Aromatherapy has a profound influence on the mind, affecting your behavior and actions, enriching your relations with others, but most notably, improving your relationship with yourself.

Essential oils have the ability to change your outlook on life and:

  • Balance the mind
  • Lift emotions
  • Clarify thoughts
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Relieve stress

Imagine closing your eyes and slowing down your breath as you inhale euphoric and soothing citrus, woodsy, and floral essential oil notes from bergamot, sandalwood, or rose. 

Bergamot Essential Oil

1. Bergamot Oil

Bergamot oil is known for its healing effects on physiological distress. Use it when you’re feeling sad or overwhelmed and need to find balance. In a recent study, the inhalation of bergamot essential oil diffused in water reduced:

  • Cortisol levels
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Patchouli essential oils

2. Patchouli Oil

Patchouli oil is often used for relieving feelings of emptiness or emotional disconnection. Use it when you’re feeling disconnected from yourself or community.

Sandalwood essential oil

3. Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood oil is known to move stagnant energy, helping with centering or grounding. Use it when you’re feeling stuck where you are and need a boost to feel at peace.

Frankincense esssential oil

4. Frankincense Oil

Resin essential oils, such as frankincense, can help improve your body’s ability to protect and heal. They are also useful for relieving feelings of grief or emotional trauma. Use it regularly as a preventative measure or during painful times, like losing a loved one.

Lemon essential oil

5. Lemon Oil

Lemon essential oil can help reduce excess congestion mentally, physically, and emotionally, and provides lightness. It has also been known to:

  • Relieve anxiety
  • Reduce anger and agitation
  • Uplift emotions
  • Relieve depression

Roman chamomile essential oil

6. Roman Chamomile Oil

Roman Chamomile can be used for a variety of emotional imbalances. It can help balance:

  • Anger
  • Recklessness
  • Impulsiveness
  • Aggressive imbalances
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness

7. Rose Oil

Rose oil is excellent for improving mental well-being and boosting loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. This oil is known for its sedative healing properties, providing emotional relief due to:

  • Excessive worry
  • Anxiety
  • Grief or loss
  • Jealousy
  • Post-traumatic stress

Here is a link to some further information on Essential Oils for Emotional Wellbeing https://www.aromaweb.com/essentialoils/emotional.asp