What Emotional Imbalances Can Be Balanced With Essential Oils in Aromatherapy?

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Among the many emotional disturbances affecting humans, Aromatherapy has been found effective in:

Anger

Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Anxiety

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Confidence

Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Cypress, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Orange, Rosemary

Depression

On a systemic level the euphoric oils address depression arising from sympathetic nervous hyperfunctioning from sensory, emotional or mental overstimulation (including grief, fear, and shock).

On a focal level, however, they also work symptomatically to help relieve any kind of depression. As such, they may be used short-term until systemic treatment is available or begun, and regardless of whether the more long-term treatment involves aromatherapy alone or also includes counseling, nutrition, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation or any other form of natural therapy.

In some cases, as in depression with chronic low self-esteem and insecurity, euphoric oils should not be used continuously on their own. At the very least they should be combined with one or two other oil types that address the systemic condition presenting. The main euphoric oils include Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Neroli, Rose, Tuberose, Clary sage, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Vetiver, Atlas cedarwood, Sandalwood, and Myrrh. From the fragrance energetics point of view these oils are predominantly floral-sweet, woody and rooty.

Fatigue, Exhaustion, and Burnout

Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lemon, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Fear

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Roman Chamomile Sandalwood, Vetiver

Grief

Cypress, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Happiness and Peace

Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Insecurity

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vetiver

Irritability

Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood  

Loneliness

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, Rose 

Mental Boost

If you’re tired and lack concentration, you may need a mental pick-me-up. Eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary are all mentally stimulating oils. Each of these oils will revitalize your mind and help you to overcome bouts of fatigue and restlessness. Eucalyptus and peppermint are revitalizing and uplifting. Rosemary can help you concentrate and focus your attention.

Panic and Panic Attacks

Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Neroli, Rose

Stress

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Neroli, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Reducing Stress: Aromatherapy uses the all-powerful sense of smell in relieving stress and encouraging better health. Essential oils such as lavender, jasmine, rosemary, geranium, and ylang-ylang have been found effective in alleviating anxiety, depression, sense of guilt, helplessness, restlessness, irritability and exhaustion.

Treating Insomnia: A research found that elderly people, who earlier found it difficult to sleep, ‘slept like babies’ when lavender aroma was wafted through their rooms at night. 

Relaxation and Stress Relief

A small amount of clary sage or lavender can help you unwind at the end of a stressful day. Lavender is can help you sleep and is excellent for insomniacs. Clary sage is good if you are feeling emotionally drained or nervous.

Aromatherapy has been found helpful in Improving Concentration and in Generating an Overall Sense of Wellness among people.

However, the benefits of Aromatherapy are very personal and you must consult your GP before taking up this Alternative Therapy.  It is important, that you treat any list of essential oils used for emotional well-being as a starting point. Within the confines of safety, experiment and utilize those oils that bring about the purpose that you seek.

Bergamot relieves from stress.  Affirmation: It is wise & healthy to let go & surrender. I am completely relaxed & at peace with myself and the world.  – Bergamot repairs and restores balance while supporting the body’s physical and emotional shield against stress.

Clary Sage is calming, euphoric and balancing, Clary sage oil is for prolonged overstimulation leading to mental, emotional and physical tension and restlessness.

Ginger generates warmth, vitality, centering and grounding, thereby helping relieve physical and emotional coldness and tiredness. It will address spacey-ness, low motivation, and sensual or emotional inhibition.  Helichrysum is useful for emotional bruising.

Lavender is emotionally balancing.  One of the most popular aromatherapy aromas is lavender. Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nervous system disorders and helps in treating migraines, headaches, hypertension, insomnia, anxiety, depression, nervous tension, irritability and emotional stress. Its refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness and increases mental activity. Lavender essential oil induces sleep and hence it is often recommended for insomnia.

Lemongrass promotes relaxed focus, poise and clarity both mentally and emotionally, helps with confusion, lack of perspective and reactive loss of “cool.”

Marjoram is warming, comforting and calming, it is a sedative in larger doses. This EO is great for internal turmoil, irritability and hysteria creates peace of mind and aids in healing emotional wounds.

Peppermint helps break through emotional knots and conflicts and relieves mental brooding.

Tangerine oil is a good example. The smell of tangerine helps provide emotional balance and bring on a positive outlook. Sweet tangerine oil is a wonderful oil to use alone or in a blend for those winter blues that often occur in the colder, grayer times of the year. The aroma also blends nicely with many oils and has the added advantage of being one of the more inexpensive essential oils.

The oil of a rose, laden with Citronellol, does triple duty as a perfume, an effective agent against the herpes simplex virus, and an uplifting aromatic that can help one open emotionally after a traumatizing experience.  Rose essential oil, is known for aiding during times of grief. Your past experiences with the aroma of rose oil, however, may impact its effectiveness for use during times of grief.

Neroli (from the flower of bitter oranges), like Bergamot, regulates the Qi – and like Jasmine flower oil, comforts the mind and heart. Neroli is called for at a core level, for the type of depression that comes from nervous and emotional exhaustion. Neroli uplifts the mind and Spirit with its potential to nourish and unify a fragmented psyche. Neroli is specifically indicated for individuals who, in order to escape from emotional pain and suffering, cut themselves off from their feelings and senses.

Essential oils evaporate easily and create distinct mental and emotional atmospheres, they make excellent air fresheners.

Essential oils that are of particular benefit in the treatment of stress are; lavender, jasmine, chamomile, rose, neroli, bergamot, Melissa, clary sage, marjoram, and frankincense.

Essential oils used in the treatment of anxiety are bergamot, chamomile, neroli, ylang-ylang, Melissa, frankincense, cedarwood, lavender, vetiver, and rose.

Mild depression which may have arisen due to difficulties in life, fears, grief and loss responds well to treatment with aromatherapy oils of rose, jasmine, basil, clary sage, lavender, neroli, bergamot, melissa and sandalwood.

A five-minute foot bath with hot water and oils of rosemary, chamomile, Melissa or lavender can be used as a preventative measure for headaches and migraines, as can a regular aromatherapy massage. The oils most often recommended for treatment of stress and tension related headaches and migraines are; rose, marjoram, melissa, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and chamomile.

Aromatherapy oils useful in the treatment of insomnia are; lavender, ylang-ylang, chamomile, clary sage, neroli, sandalwood, and vetiver.

Essential Oils that have Aphrodisiac Properties and help to relax and build confidence are; sandalwood, patchouli, ylang-ylang, jasmine, black pepper, cardamom, and clary sage.

Important to note that whatever type of oils you gravitate toward will tell you what purpose it is used for in tour treatment.

TYPES OF OILS                   USE

Flowers                                      Spiritual

Herbs                                         Emotional

Barks                                          Physical (Outside of the body)

Resins                                         Physical  (Deep inside the body)

What follows are a few recipes for uplifting and releasing depressed emotional states – use your intuition to find the right one. Often, the single essential oil or blend you find most attractive will be the one that serves you best.

Experiment, explore, and have fun with these fantastic gifts of nature. Where a carrier oil is indicated – blends with carriers are intended specifically for aromatherapy massage (self-massage is very effective, as well as a simple massage from a friend or loved one).

 

For releasing and opening the heart:

1 drop Rose 4 drops Sweet Orange or Bergamot

Brightening, refreshing and uplifting:

4 drops Bergamot 1 drop Ylang Ylang 4 drops Grapefruit

4 drops Bergamot 4 drops Clary Sage 1 drop Frankincense

4 drops Bergamot or Sweet Orange 4 drops Clary Sage

1 drop Frankincense 4 drops Lemon Nourishing:

4 drops (Roman) Chamomile 25 mls. Carrier oil of choice

 

Floral and earthy (uplifting and softening to Spirit):

1 drop Neroli 4 drops Orange

3 drops Chamomile 4 drops Bergamot 1 drop Helichrysum

Stress essential oil blend: 4 drops orange, 3 drops lavender, 1 drop ylang-ylang.  This blend works together to stimulate the release of the body’s natural stress-reducing chemicals that calm all reactions and offer emotional support. Orange and ylang-ylang will calm and lift the gloom and doom of depression. Once the stress or depression is lifted, one can maintain a brighter outlook when facing challenging situations. Lavender offers the “take a deep breath” moment to stabilize and think before you react. Over time, maintaining stability and emotional agility, confidence, relaxation, and peace of mind will be your natural graceful state. This formula is a must for children and nervous pets.

Single oils can also be used and should be investigated so one can learn the different energies of each plant. For depression associated with negativity: Bergamot, Chamomile, Helichrysum, Neroli, or Sweet Orange. For a profound lack of joy, try Rose, Jasmine, Patchouli, or Ylang Ylang. For overthinking and worry that can lead to stress, try Frankincense, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrrh or Vetiver. For pessimism, regret and remorse, try Clary Sage, Cypress, Hyssop, or Pine needle. For doubt of one’s capacity to cope with overwhelming situations, try Juniper Berry.

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