Essential Oils for Emotional Well Being

Essential Oils for Emotional Well Being

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Essential oils have incredible therapeutic benefits, when used properly, they can change your mood almost immediately.  Here are the best essential oils for emotional well being.  Check out my post on essential oils every woman needs here and my spring cleaning with essential oils here.

 

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Essential Oils for Emotional Well Being

What are Essential Oils

Essential Oils are powerful healing agents coming from the leaves, roots, flowers, and bark of plants.  These oils offer you a natural way to promote wellness and prevent and treat ailments.*  Pure essential oils (which you should be using) are highly concentrated compounds which means you only need very little to do the job.

 

How do Essential Oils Affect Well Being

Have you ever smelled something and immediately felt more relaxed?  That’s essential oils, they work with the limbic system in your brain to bring feelings of happiness, relaxation, alertness, sleepiness, etc.  Science has proven that emotional well being has an effect on physical well being.  This article by Harvard’s school of public health speaks of a study that showed a more positive outlook reduces the risk of diseases such as heart disease.  This article from the Chopra Center talks about how when our emotional state is in balance our physical health will benefit.

 

 

Essential Oils for Emotional Well Being

 

With that being said, here are the oils I feel are best for emotional well being.  They are listed by property.  Click here to receive the PDF with all the information below and more, including profiles for 10 different oils with recipes for each.

Antidepressants

  • Basil (not be used during pregnancy or on children under 12)
  • Bergamot (photosensitive)
  • Clary Sage (not be used by pregnant women)
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit (photosensitive)
  • Lavender
  • Lemon(photsensitive)
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Orange (photosensitive)
  • Ylang Ylang

 

Photosensitive means do not wear the oils anywhere direct sunlight is going to hit

 

Calming

 

  • Bergamot (photosensitive)
  • Birch (do not use if allergic to aspirin, pregnant, or have epilepsy)
  • Black Pepper
  • Clary Sage (avoid use during pregnancy)
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Patchouli
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Tangerine(photosensitive)

 

Energizing

 

  • Basil (not to be used while pregnant or on children under 12)
  • Grapefruit (photosensitive.)
  • Lemongrass
  • Peppermint(not to be used on children)
  • Rosemary (not to be used on children)
  • White Fir (not to be used on children)

 

Sedatives

  • Bergamot (photosensitive)
  • Cedarwood
  • Clary Sage (not to be used during pregnancy)
  • Cypress
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang Ylang

 

Uplifting

 

  • Bergamot (photosensitive)
  • Cedarwood
  • Clary Sage
  • Cypress
  • Grapefruit (photosensitive)
  • Lemon (photosensitive)
  • Lime (photosensitive)
  • Sandalwood
  • Tangerine (photosensitive)
  • Orange (photosensitive)
  • Ylang Ylang

 

Essential Oil for Emotional Well Being –In Conclusion

Although some of the oils have opposing benefits (Bergamot is listed as an antidepressant, calming, sedative, and uplifting) the great thing about essential oils is they can read your body.  They figure out where you can use a boost and support you.  Benefits of oils also greatly improve when used in a synergy (or blend) which just means more than one oil blended with another.  These blends have exceptional therapeutic properties.  Blending essential oils is an art, it take practice and knowledge but anyone can learn to make amazing blends to use for emotional well being.  Click the picture below or here to get the PDF which includes all of the above information plus 10 oil profiles with recipes to try for each.

 

Essential Oils for Emotional Well Being

 

*These claims are not FDA approved.  Please do not use anything on this site in place of medical treatment.  Although, I have full faith in everything I post here and have tried every recipe with success does not mean they will work for everyone. 

 

Essential Oils for Emotional Well Being

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  1. Thank you Connie. I Love your night and day rollers. Could not do without my pepperment and Lavendar. Will try some of the others.

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