I hope you are doing well. My apologies for the absence of a blog post for a few days. I started this post 3 days ago, but my hectic life got in the way before I could finish it!
I know most of us need emotional balance brought back into our lives. It may just mean that you need relief from moodiness, irritability, to ease tension, etc. Well there is an all natural way to do so. Have you heard of Aromatherapy? I'm sure most of you have. Did you know that doing Aromatherapy is a great way to get that emotional balance back?
Why are essential oils used in Aromatherapy?
*The natural properties found in essential oils produce an uplifting and soothing effect on emotions and the mind. Their properties can have an effect on emotional wellness by being calming and uplifting for a wide range of emotional embalances. Essential oils are calming to the nervous system and have the power to reach deep into the psyche and to uplift the spirit and relax the mind because they affect the limbic system of the brain.
Before I get into what doTERRA essential oils to use in Aromatherapy I am going to point you in the direction of some diffusers to use. doTERRA does offer two diffusers or you can purchase diffusers through the internet. I personally use the ones offered by doTERRA but there are some cheaper ones out there: i.e. here or here.
doTERRA has the following diffusers:
The Lotus diffuser uses a highly efficient real-time atomization technology to effectively diffuse essential oils into the environment. The essential oils are atomized into minute ion particles and active oxygen anions, which are more easily absorbed by the human body than oils diffused by conventional diffusers. dōTERRA® is pleased to be the exclusive distributor of the Lotus diffuser to you and your family.
dōTERRA® is excited to introduce the Aroma-Ace essential oil diffuser, a powerful and compact nebulizing diffuser that provides a more intense distribution of essential oils and is perfect for professional environments such as spas, medical offices, etc.
The Aroma-Ace provides a quick-change system that allows you to change your choice of essential oils at any time without the worries of mixing and spilling. Its easy-to-use timing provides exceptional flexibility and convenience and its output volume control allows you to choose the intensity of your aromatherapy experience.
Aroma-Ace's state-of-the-art diffusion technology preserves the natural essence and complete therapeutic benefits of essential oils by effectively transforming them into a micro-fine vapor without the use of heat or water. These micro-particles permeate the air and may remain suspended for hours fully intact with all of their natural benefits.
Here are a few essential oils to use for aromatherapy:(*the following information was compiled by a fellow IPC: Elaine Susan Vail-check out her Facebook page to connect with Elaine, she has compiled some great information on essential oils and is allowing us access to it here. Thanks Elaine for all your time and effort in compiling this information and sharing it with the rest of us.)
Wild Orange: Can help instill a positive attitude, helps to dispel moodiness and irritability, provides emotional balance, ease tension and frustration.
Bergamot: Can be relaxing, yet also uplifting. Relieves nervous depression and anxiety. Encourages release of pent-up feelings, which if not releases can lead to emotional distress such as insomnia, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. Bergamot helps to impart feelings of relaxation and letting go. It can also help with addictive behavior.
Chamomile: Can help to relieve any kind of nervous stress and help ease feelings of frustration and resentment. Its warm fragrance can leave you with a sense of satisfaction.
Eucalyptus: Traditionally used for decongestion and breathing, this oil can also help to give a more positive outlook and revive the spirits. It can help give relief if you are feeling "boxed in" or constricted by your personal situation and can help dispel the negative emotions connected to those situations.
Frankincense: Its most important action is to help the nervous system. Because it has the ability to both relax and revitalize. It is excellent for treating nervous exhaustion and nervous tension. It is wonderful for treating depression because it can help in uplifting the mood. It can also help when there are feelings of distraction or overwhelming thoughts.
Ginger: Can relieve feelings of tension, frustration, irritability and moodiness. It can help reduce appetite, especially helpful for "stress eaters" who eat as a means of dealing with difficult emotions.
Lavender: Helpful to calm and stabilize, release pent-up energy. Can also relieve feelings of hysteria and panic and ease nervous tension. May also calm nervous anxiety that results in shyness or embarrassment. It is very calming and relaxing and excellent for inducing a restful night's sleep.
Lemon: Calms, lightens moods, eases worry, and helps a mind bogged down with decisions, obstacles and burdens. May also encourage security and trust. As with other citrus oils, its crisp clean aroma is very uplifting.
Melissa: Helps with restlessness, nervous agitation, and insomnia. It is especially important for depression and for those who don't respond well to pressure. It is also quite effective for anxious depression.
Sandalwood: Is very relaxing and helps to calm the mind chatter that can most often cause insomnia. Provides relief from stress and depression and helps to induce a restful nights sleep.
The following are proprietary blends created by doTERRA:
Citrus Bliss: Elevates mood and reduces stress with the powerful aromas of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Tangerine, Bergamot, Clementine and a hint of Vanilla. This one is "Pure happiness in a bottle"
Serenity: Calming blend designed to accentuate soothing properties creating a sense of well-being and improved health through natural reduction of stress and it's related symptoms with a combination of Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Vanilla Bean. It's excellent for inducing a restful night's sleep.
Balance: For grounding, connectedness and well-being. It has a powerful calming action on the central nervous system with a blend of Spruce, Rosewood, Frankincense and Blue Tansy.
Elevation: Elevates mood and increases energy with a blend of Lavender, Tangerine, Elmi, Lemon Myrtle, Melissa, Ylang Ylang, Osmanthus and Sandalwood. It's great for depression, hopelessness, lack of energy, stress and jet lag.
I encourage you to give aromatherapy a try if you are looking to get emotional balance back in your life. Essential oils are an all natural alternative to modern-day medications. Essentail oils do not have harmful side effects. I only use doTERRA essential oils because they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essentail Oils. You may use whichever brand of essential oils you choose but please make sure you are using ones that are 100% pure with no additives or synthetics.
Get started on your road to emotional recovery today! You can order these essential oils and many others here. If you have any questions feel free to contact me!
*These statement have not been approved by the FDA. Always consult your doctor before starting or stopping any medications or treatments.
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