We all know the emotive power of aromas. Our sense of smell can produce strong mental, physiologic, and emotional responses. We’ve all experienced the smell of freshly cut grass and how it can instantly transport your thoughts to a warm Summer’s day. And you’ve probably heard about using the aroma of freshly baked bread in order to increase the saleability of your house.
There is science behind the power of using essential oils to support our emotions. When inhaled, the scent molecules in the oil travel from the olfactory bulb of the nose, directly to the brain where they impact the amygdala, part of the Limbic system which is responsible for emotional processing. The effect of this can immediately trigger a memory, or even intense emotion.
Using essential oils gives you the ability to calm anxiety, feel more uplifted, or even reduce stress. I have been using the mood-enhancing power of essential oils for years, carrying an emotional emergency kit in my bag, ready for when overwhelm, or stress sets in. The oils are a key part of my toolkit – something that is there, as and when needed to support and uplift.
The clever people at doTERRA have created some lovely blends specifically aimed at emotional support, here are a few of my favourites.
dōTERRA Balance® – Grounding Blend
We all have those days where feelings of overwhelm and stress set in. When you feel out of sync, your life often follows!
doTERRA Balance promotes a sense of relaxation and is a perfect go-to-oil when you need a little harmony in your life. This is one of my favourite oils to keep at work. It produces feelings of tranquility and calm, grounding you, so you can find your feet again.
This is also a great oil blend for yoga practice – use it to create a calm environment.
dōTERRA Citrus Bliss® – Invigorating Blend
When you wake up feeling all foggy, a bit down, or not your best self, this blend is invaluable. The zingy aroma hits you straight away and cuts through the fog.
doTERRA Citrus Bliss brings together the major energising and refreshing benefits of the citrus essential oils with a hint of Vanilla Absolute. This harmonious blend has a cheerful aroma which is great for helping to uplift mood.
You can also pop a drop of doTERRA Citrus Bliss on your wrists to wear as an everyday perfume.
dōTERRA Elevation® – Joyful Blend
For days when you feel you are lacking in confidence, vitality, or both, doTERRA Elevation is a great essential oil blend to use. I call this ‘Sunshine in a Bottle’.
doTERRA Elevation combines uplifting and euphoric floral scents. Enriched with energising, revitalising, and uplifting essential oils, this exciting blend may help to elevate your mood and increase your energy. This unique blend promotes a positive mood and feelings of confidence.
Use in the morning to create a positive, energising mood in the home.
dōTERRA Serenity® – Restful Blend
Do you get those nights when you lie awake in bed, worrying and feeling tense, or unable to nod off?
doTERRA Serenity combines essential oils renowned for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions. This is a peaceful blend of essential oils that promotes tranquillity and relaxation. With a grounding aroma that calms the mind and soothes the senses, the effects of this serene blend can be felt instantly, transporting you to a state of blissful repose.
Use before bedtime to help reduce worry and prepare for a restful sleep.
dōTERRA ClaryCalm® – Solace Blend
The perfect match for emotional support of women of all ages and stages. Inhale, or apply to soothe heightened emotions.
ClaryCalm provides you with a calming, soothing effect and balances mood throughout the month. The bottle has a handy rollerball for easy use to help soothe and balance heightened emotions and provide a cooling effect to the skin.
Apply during heated moments for a cooling, soothing effect.
dōTERRA Console® Touch – Comforting Blend
This beautiful blend feels like a hug in a bottle, wonderful to use during emotionally challenging times.
doTERRA Console Touch Comforting Blend uses sweet floral and tree essential oils to promote feelings of comfort, putting you on a hopeful path of healing. This blend will aid in bringing joy, happiness, and comfort back into your life.
This has a lovely scent, so you can also roll it onto your skin for use as an everyday perfume.
I love the doTERRA essential oils so much, I became a doTERRA Wellness Advocate so that I can share them with others. If you would like to try them yourself and begin benefitting from their mood-enhancing properties, PLUS find out how you can buy at wholesale price (25% discount), click the button below.
If you want to try doTERRA Balance®, Citrus Bliss®, Elevation® and Serenity®, they are also sold as a pack called ‘Mood Management Kit’ (see image) which is cheaper than buying them separately.
NOTE: Essential oils are very potent – always follow the usage and safety guidelines. More information can be found on the dōTERRA website and also in the current product guide.