Essential Oils Just Might Change Your Life
Life is full of ups and downs when it comes to our emotions. Not to worry, it’s completely normal.
There are ways we can help ourselves to get through those bad days……thank goodness! Did you know you can use essential oils for emotional healing? Just get yourself some oils and a diffuser and you will be on your way to feeling better.
Where do EOs come from? They come from plants and trees. There are a few ways to extract the oils depending on the specific plant. We will look at those different ways in future posts.
There are many oils available that can help you on your road to happiness! I will list a few of the more popular choices and a little information about them. But remember, there are so many choices beyond what we talk about here.
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Bergamot – It’s in your Earl Grey Tea!
Bergamot EO gives Earl Grey its orange-blossom aroma. If you like citrus, then this oil might be the one for you. In addition to the citrus quality it has a sweet, spicy, floral scent.
Bergamot calms the nerves and lessens stress, anxiety and tension. By doing this, our chances of developing high blood pressure, depression and insomnia are reduced.
Do you ever feel like you’re not getting anywhere in life? Well, this oil has been known to help clear the mind, making moving forward a little easier. Sweet!!
Most of the Bergamot oil on the market comes from Italy. It is thought that Italy produces the highest quality of these oils. By the way, it’s always a good idea to try to buy oils in the purest form.
Ok, this sounds good, right? Get your diffuser out and put about 5 drops in and start feeling better.
Frankincense – “The King of Oils”
That’s right Frankincense is known as “The King of Oils”. Why? You ask. There are numerous reasons, far too many to list all of them. Here are a few of them:
-promotes peace and relaxation
-used for visualization
-helps overcome stress
-believed to aid in spiritual connection
-promotes healthy cell regeneration
-promotes gum health
– stops bleeding of cuts
– helps to relieve fear and stress
The list goes on and on. It’s truly one of the top EOs for our health.
This all sounds great doesn’t it? But how does it smell? It smells earthy and woody with a sweet, spicy/ fruity top to it.
More than 82% of Frankincense comes from Somalia. It is a resin that comes from the family of Boswellia trees. The trees are cut and “bled”, so to speak. The resin hardens and is scraped off. It can be used hard, crushed into powder or steamed to make this oil.
You can put a few drops in a diffuser or dilute a few drops in your favourite carrier oil and use it topically.
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Clary Sage – One of my Favourites!
Clary sage is one of my favourite oils. I always have some on hand. It gets its name from the Latin word “clarus” which means “clear”. This oil comes from an herb that is native to the northern Mediterranean, some areas in North Africa and Central Asia.
Some people don’t like the smell of Clary Sage, they say it smells like dirty socks or sweat. Gross! It certainly does not smell like the sage you would find in your spice cupboard. But I, for one, LOVE the smell. It is hard to describe the aroma. I found one website that described it as a “bracing herbaceous scent that smells like lavender with leathery and amber nuances.” Ya, I would say that is a pretty good description.
Some possible benefits of Clary Sage are:
-stress fighting effects
-lowers blood pressure
When I’m not feeling up to par and just “off”, I put a few drops of this little wonder into my diffuser and soon I’m feeling much better. I would describe the feeling as “euphoric”.
Ylang Ylang – pronounced EE-lang EE-lang
Another good EO is Ylang Ylang. The aroma can be described as rich, floral, banana-toned with jasmine nuances.
Ylang Ylang EO comes from the flowers of the Ylang Ylang tree. These trees are found in the rain forest of some Asian and South Pacific Islands.
This oil will help regulate the adrenaline levels thus bringing on a stress free, light feeling. It helps in treating sleeplessness, high blood pressure, depression, nervous tension and much more.
Some people use Ylang Ylang in their baths, be sure to dilute it in a carrier oil first. You can also put it on your wrists, like perfume. Try massaging onto your back or shoulders or put a few drops on your feet. I would recommend diluting these oils in a carrier oil before using topically. Or just put a few drops in your diffuser to enjoy a nice peaceful feeling.
Why not give it a try?
As you can see there are many essential oils and lots of ways to use them. If you don’t like the aroma of one, try another.
I have found the use of essential oils for emotional healing quite helpful in my day to day life. If you have not had the opportunity to explore the benefits of aromatherapy I suggest you give it a try. You will be surprised at the results.
Tip: To have a great sleep and relieve stress, try diffusing oils overnight in your bedroom.
Thanks for taking the time to read this article. If you have any comments related to aromatherapy, I would love to hear from you.
Angela (founder of Your Aromatherapy Store)
I would like to remind you that essential oils are very POTENT and should be used with common sense and caution. Always read the labels. If you are currently taking any prescribed medication it is recommended that you speak to your doctor before using essential oils.
If you are concerned about allergies, you may want to perform a patch test on your skin.
It is also good to be aware that some essential oils are photo toxic. Avoid the sun as necessary when using these oils.
Please know that some oils are not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing.
Essential oils are considered “complementary and alternative medicines” and are not always a substitute for professional medical intervention and advice. If you are experiencing severe physical or mental illness it is best to contact a medical professional.