Emotional balance occurs when we allow ourselves to truly feel our emotions. It’s easy to put our emotions aside - to push on because we’re too busy.
We’re now in the depths of Winter and I know a lot of us have succumbed to the sickness that’s been circulating - including the long anticipated Covid. We may feel tired - physically and emotionally. We may feel overwhelmed. We might feel hyper sensitive. We might be struggling to deal with the constant flow of challenges that life presents. All of this impacts on our emotional wellbeing - we feel out of balance.
Essential oils are a great tool to include in your repertoire when trying to restore emotional balance. They provide a pause as you use prepare them - whether it be in a diffuser, lighting an aromatherapy candle or applying a perfume oil, and they possess therapeutic qualities that have a positive affect on our wellbeing. Using essential oils have been used in this way for thousands of years.
How do essential oils work to balance our emotions?
Essential oils are made up of molecules which stimulate our body’s olfactory system (our sense of smell) and trigger the limbic system. This is linked to our emotions, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress, and hormone balance. These triggers work to aid our emotional state.
Emotional benefits of essential oils
- Fortify our mind
- Clarifying thoughts
- Easing feelings of anxiety
- Relieve stress
ESSENTIAL OILS THAT ARE HELPFUL FOR EMOTIONAL BALANCE
When your emotions are out of balance, it lowers your mood and energy levels. Bergamot is known for its ability to promote positivity and cheerfulness. This citrus oil features a bright and invigorating aroma to revive your energy levels and boost your mood. Bergamot features in our Wildwood blend.
Lavender has long been referred as a tool to alleviate stress and aid relaxation. The constituents in lavender work with your body to bring balance to your mood, enhance relaxation, and ease feelings of anxiousness. Lavender is used in our Emotional Rescue and Nova blends.
Vetiver grounds your emotions, allowing you to think clearly and has been used for thousands of years to help alleviate emotional stress and ease feelings of nervousness. Vetiver is the main oil used in our Vita and Aspen blends.
The soothing and healing properties of sandalwood improve your emotional wellbeing by creating a harmony of the mind, body, and spirit. The aroma of sandalwood provides a moment of peace and opens the mind to clearer thought. Sandalwood is used in our Indira perfume oil, our Indira face and body oil and will soon feature in a new candle blend.