Did you know essential oils can help your emotions?
It makes sense when you think about it. The scents you associate with happy times like holidays (evergreen trees?) or comfort (homemade apple pie?) or even a special person (a favorite perfume) can trigger an emotional response. How about negative emotions? Can you think of any negative associations with certain scents?
The actual molecules of essential oils are transmitted rapidly to the brain when inhaled as well. So it is more than a sentimental reminder of earlier experiences and associated feelings.
Certain essential oils are noted for their uplifting boost such as citrus (like orange essential oil, tangerine essential oil, bergamot essential oil). Diffusing or otherwise inhaling is a great way to get an emotional boost.
Whether sleep loss is caused by a blue mood or it’s the other way around, getting a good night’s sleep is important to handle stress and keep the blues from taking a deeper dive. Lavender essential oil is well-known for helping to calm stress and help with relaxation, which in turn helps with getting to sleep. For even more help Roman Chamomile is another well-known aid to promote calm any time of day or night.
Digging a little deeper might reveal one or more causes for your blue moods and enable you to target the roots whether pain, fatigue, stress, or anxiety, and choose additional essential oils to provide even more pointed relief.
Start out with one essential oil and only one or two drops, especially if you are new to their use. Go slow when adding more oils and/or more drops either in a diffuser, or topically and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil. This helps keep the essential oil from evaporating and also lengthens it’s absorption time when using topically.
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*Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed herein does not constitute professional licensed legal or medical advice and is not a substitute for appropriate legal or medical advice suited to your individual situation or for your own due diligence.