Our emotional health can directly influence how the rest of our body feels and functions. When we are in emotional distress, it lowers our overall quality of life and how we feel day-to-day. Emotional health affects how we make decisions, how we interact with others, and how we respond to events that happen in life.
Things like stress, anxious feelings, changes in the weather, and a host of troubling (yet common) emotions can negatively influence our mood. Some studies have even shown a negative correlation between the use of smartphones and mental health. No matter what is distressing us, it is important to find tools and coping methods to help counteract negative emotions—otherwise it can seriously impact our quality of life.
One of the most useful tools that I have come across for emotional wellbeing is essential oils. They can help create a sense of calmness and well being, or produce an uplifting environment. Every essential oil has its own unique chemical profile, but most oils can be categorized as having either uplifting or calming properties. When you’re ready to use essential oils for emotional health, there are a few ways to effectively experience the potency and power they have to offer. When you find the oil you want to use, try any of these application methods:
- Massage onto the base of the skull
- Rub on the inside of the elbow
- Use an essential oil diffuser
- Apply a drop to the palms and inhale
- Rub into the wrists and carry the aroma with you all day
There are many powerful doTerra Essential products to help improve your emotional resilience.
Here are some of my favourite collections
With six proprietary essential oil blends carefully formulated to provide targeted benefits, the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy collection can be used aromatically or topically to help balance and brighten your changing moods.
This collection contains blends that have been carefully formulated to provide targeted grounding benefits for emotional well-being. Each blend contains pure essential oils that can be used aromatically or topically to help balance and promote overall well-being, help you let go of burdens, find comfort and encouragement, or inspire you to dream with passion again. Just a few drops of these complex, fragrant blends can elicit profound responses. My favourites for calming are Peace, Console and Forgive. The kit comes as pure 5lm oils or as a touch kit with 10ml rollerbottles diluted with carrier oil.
The dōTERRA Essential Aromatics Touch Kit contains six unique essential oil blends combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil in 10 ml roll-ons for convenient and gentle topical application. These proprietary blends provide targeted emotional health benefits for the entire family and can be applied every day to specific points on the body to help balance and brighten your changing moods.
The great thing about emotions is that in time you can take complete control of them. It takes practice to learn to control them, but you can and will develop methods to take charge. Kids get emotions too, as you are well aware. They can especially benefit from the safety and ease-of-use of the pre-diluted doTerra Emotional Aromatherapy Touch blends.
The dōTERRA Essential Aromatics kit contains the 6 blends as pure oils in 5ml bottles. Perfect for diffusing or creating your own roller bottles with carrier oil for topical application. Each of the unique blends are detailed below:
1 - doTERRA Motivate: A perfect blend of citrus and mint oils like Peppermint, Clementine, Basil, Melissa, and more, doTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend promotes feelings of confidence, courage, and belief. This is a powerful oil for counteracting negative emotions of doubt, pessimism, and cynicism—helping you to remain motivated and excited about life.
2- doTERRA Cheer: As part of the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System®, The doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend helps to promote feelings of optimism. When you are experiencing negative emotions that make you feel down, blue, or low, the fresh aroma of doTERRA Cheer will help to promote feelings of cheerfulness and happiness.
3 - doTERRA Passion: An inspiring blend of spice and herb essential oils will help you rekindle excitement in your life. Jump out of an airplane, dive into an ocean, or try something really scary like dancing. With doTERRA Passion, you will find the daring to try something new, as well as discover renewed joy for the current blessings in your life.
4 - doTERRA Forgive: The fresh, woody aroma of doTERRA Forgive Renewing Blend inspires a grounded atmosphere and complements affirmations of contentment, relief, and patience.
5 - doTERRA Console: doTERRA Console Touch combines floral and tree essential oils to create an soothing aroma that will help you as you take your first steps on a hopeful path toward emotional healing
6 - doTERRA Peace®: Another favorite oil from the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System, doTERRA Peace is a beautiful blend of calming essential oils like Vetiver, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, and Clary Sage. doTERRA Peace Reassuring Blend promotes feelings of reassurance and contentment while counteracting anxious and fearful emotions
How to help identify the emotion you are feeling?
A helpful way to identify the emotion you might be feeling and which blend to use is by using the emotional aromatherapy wheel.
Depending on the emotion that you are feeling you can select the corresponding essential oil blend that is right for you. You may find that two or more blends are appropriate to balance your varied emotions at any given moment.
As essential oil chemistry is naturally complex and each person is unique in their response to specific aromas, you may also personalize your aromatherapy applications by using single dōTERRA® essential oils from the aromatic plant families corresponding to the emotions found on the system wheel—naturally safe and simple.
A—Can be used aromatically
T—Can be used topically
N—Can be used topically with no dilution (NEAT)
S—Dilute for young or sensitive skin (SENSITIVE)
Another one of my favourite collections is the The Mood Management Kit. This collection contains 15 ml bottles of Balance, Serenity, Citrus Bliss and Elevation that have been carefully formulated to support our emotions:
Balance: The warm, woody aroma of doTERRA Balance Grounding Blend creates a sense of calm and relaxation. We perfectly blend Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and relaxation. Spruce, one of the oils in doTERRA Balance, was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can provide a sense of calmness, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.
Serenity: Serenity is a peaceful blend of essential oils that promotes tranquillity and relaxation. doTERRA Serenity combines essential oils renowned for their ability to calm emotions. Apply topically before bedtime to help reduce worry and prepare for a restful sleep. Cedarwood, Ho Wood, and Vetiver essential oils give this blend a grounding aroma.
Citrus Bliss: Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend merges the benefits of citrus essential oils. We combine the powerful essences of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine with a hint of Vanilla Absolute to form this unique and harmonious blend. Citrus Bliss has natural, potent compounds with cleansing properties. Mixed with water, Citrus Bliss is a perfect solution for wiping down countertops and other surfaces while producing a fresh, sweet scent.
Elevation: Elevation is the perfect blend for those moments when you need to be revitalised. This exciting blend provides an invigorating combination of essential oils that provides an uplifting aroma. Elevation combines the uplifting and euphoric floral scents of Lavandin, Lavender, Melissa, Ylang Ylang, and Osmanthus with Tangerine, Elemi, and Lemon Myrtle to create a select blend and optimistic aroma.
Here are a few other favourites for emotional well being
Wild Orange: This is my go-to happy oil (and I use it in my coffee every day!) The energizing, refreshing and revitalizing aroma of Wild Orange essential oil can provide energy on a stress-filled day and can help to inspire feelings of spontaneity, joy, and abundance. The next time you need to cheer yourself up, allow this bright citrus oil act as a pick-me-up during your day.
Melissa: With a fresh, citrus-like aroma, Melissa oil is useful for calming tension and nerves, promoting feelings of relaxation, and uplifting mood. The next time you want to refresh your thoughts or calm feelings of nervousness, reach for a bottle of Melissa.*
Lavender: Renowned for its calming and relaxing properties, many people use Lavender oil for emotional health because it promotes soothing feelings of calm and self-awareness, while easing feelings of tension. Some studies suggest that the chemical properties of Lavender may make it useful for reducing sad feelings.
PastTense: When it comes to calming emotions, the mint and herbal tones of PastTense Tension Blend work to provide grounding and balanced emotions. Past Tense helps to reduce stress and anxious feelings, as it uses essential oils that are known for their soothing effects on both the mind and body.
Adaptive Calming : This blend is my go to for stressful situations. It’s great for helping to adapt to new surroundings or situations, for big meetings and other important event. -. In preliminary studies, the scent of Lavender, a main ingredient of Adaptiv, has been found to contribute to an environment conducive to performing tasks requiring sustained attention.
Frankincense: Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense oil has extraordinary health benefits. If I had to choose a ‘desert island oil’ it would be Frankincense. In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense oil today. Its soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections when applied topically. As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular, immune, nervous, and digestive function when used internally. Combine Frankincense essential oil with essential oils like Bergamot or Lavender and inhale or diffuse to create an experience of peace and satisfaction
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Disclaimer: Please remember that these are powerful oils and supplements and shouldn’t be used without checking directions on how to use these safely. Always consult with your doctor if you are unsure or you are taking medication. The information in this blog is intended for education purposes only, the statements have not been evaluated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Therapeutic Good Association (TGA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness or injury should consult with a medical practitioner. These suggested uses apply only to certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) Doterra Essential Oils.