There are wonderful books and reference guides available on how to use essential oils. My favorite book on emotional wellness are Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils and I talk about it in my video below.
There are bits and pieces that have been drawn from this book for this post. Like all reference materials you’ll have to experiment and investigate for yourself as well as use the information that works for you. It can be empowering to learn how to use essential oils in the ways that respond best to your body. I am super excited for you to read this post about using essential oils to get past some of the emotions that everyone experiences from day to day. We are all carrying emotional baggage. It is such a blessing that essential oils are tools that can unlock some of that emotional baggage.
The information shared in this class is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Please talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your specific medical needs. That being said, I believe that you don’t need to be an expert to make better choices of your health and wellness.
When I use many of the below oils I almost always use a carrier oil combined with the oil when applying it topically to protect the skin. Sweet almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil or apricot kernel oil are also great options.
Emotion: Occasional Anxiety
Who hasn’t dealt with some occasional anxiety? The Opposite Emotion for Occasional Anxiety is CONFIDENCE. The Way out of occasional anxiety is to “Be at Peace, Be still”
The oil that is most helpful to boost confidence is Joy. Joy is a floral blend of Rose, Bergamot, Madarin, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Geranium, Jasmine, Palmarosa, Roman Chamomile, Rosewood.
Apply joy to the right interior side along your rib cage anytime you need relief of occasional anxiety.
Bergamot and Cypress are also great for boosting confidence.
Emotion: I Can’t
Do you ever struggle with not accepting that you CAN achieve anything? Do you find yourself struggling with continued negative selftalk or even self sabotaging because you don’t believe that you CAN?
The way out of this emotion is to “accept that you CAN”.
The oil that is most helpful for this belief is TRANSFORMATION. Transformation is a blend that is helpful for changing ones belief system. It is a blend of Lemon, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, and Idaho Balsam Fir, Rosemary and Cardamom. Diffuse this oil for effective use or apply it topically on your abdomen.
Frankincense & Surrender are also great oils to accepting that you CAN!
Do you ever feel that things in life are too difficult to achieve? Do you feel like you don’t have the gifts to achieve your dreams? Or something else? You have little kids attached to you all the time?
The opposite of difficulty is KNOWING truth. Know that there is ALWAYS a way out of difficulty and difficulty will always pass. Often times our difficulties are actually blessings in disguise. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. -Deuteronomy 31:6
You can do this!!!
Myrrh is the oil to apply if you are feeling like things in life are just too difficult for you. Myrrh has a rich, smoky, balsamic aroma that is purifying, restorative, revitalizing, and uplifting. It is a helpful aid to meditation, having one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes available. Sesquiterpenes are a class of compounds that have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdala, the seat of our emotions. Apply this oil on your left tailbone and to your feet when you are struggling with difficulty.
Grounding & Lavender are also great oils to help get over difficulties in life.
At times in life things don’t go exactly as we’ve planned and we experience disappointment. The opposite of disappointment is FREEDOM! Freedom to know that everything happens for a reason and for good. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28
Apply Joy for struggles with disappointment. Apply over and around the sternum on the chest.
Inner Child & Orange are also great oils to help the struggle with disappointment.
Emotion: Discouragement, Overwhelmed, Helplessness
It is very difficult to live a healthy life when we are facing discouragement, being overwhelmed, or feeling helpless. The feelings stifle and dim our vision for the future. They set up emotional roadblocks that must be overcome in order to charge into the future. This is why I love knowing Bible verses and clinging to truth during when I feel overwhelm. And, making sure I have my essential oils by my side.
The best oil for turning these emotions around and increasing your VISION for your future is Envision. This happens to be one of my favorite oils! Envision is a blend of sage, geranium, orange, Rose, Lavender and spruce. I use it on a regular basis to curb these feelings and help process my overwhelm I can feel on a daily basis. The best place to apply Envision is to the temples.
Magnify your purpose and Abundance are also great help to increase your vision too!
Most people that don’t succeed in their lives have a hidden fear of failure and they don’t believe that they really can succeed. Failure can actually be the rejection of growth. Many people would consider they have failed at certain things, but the people who truly succeed are the ones that overcome the failures.
To reject failure is to accept GROWTH into your life. When you come to a point in the road when many in the world would say you have failed, you need to stake your claim and use it as a growing experience that will change you and cause you to rethink the way you do things. Set new goals, keep going towards the vision in which you have been called.
The oil that is helpful in combating failure is Peppermint.
Things can get frustrating at home or at work once in awhile. The opposite of frustration is the feeling of ACCOMPLISHMENT.
Lemon is amazingly helpful when trying to get rid of feelings of frustration. It is very calming and has an uplifting scent.
Stress Away & Peace&Calming are amazing at calming down your frustrations at ANY AGE!!!
When you are unfilled you are not fully aware of who you are and what your mission is. Once you have your mission in mind and your calling in mind you will begin to experience FULFILLMENT.
Use Marjoram applied to the back of the head. As you apply remind yourself “I am aware of who I am. I have a vision for the future. I have a calling.”
Gathering and Grounding are also great options to feel the FULFILLMENT!
When I am unmotivated I want nothing more than to thrive in the opposite of unmotivated. I want to be completely FOCUSED on the task (or tasks) in front of me. I want to be focused on the task at hand and complete the next task on my list.
Lime can be helpful for giving yourself a kick in the pants for motivation. Motivation can also be a very helpful blend to conquer this road block as well as Rosemary! I went to a coffee shop and applied some motivation and I can’t believe the amount of work I got accomplished in 2 hours.
The opposite of being inadequate is being EMPOWERED.
What does it mean to be EMPOWERED? It means to be CONFIDENT in your direction. It means that there are many things that you DO have control over. To be empowered means you are divinely directed and have a calling on your life and you can walk with faith and confidence.
As you apply Idaho Balsam Fir or White Fir tell yourself, “I am divinely directed.” Apply Idaho Balsam Fir or White Fir to the top of the skull.
There are of course more emotions that you may struggle with. Getting a copy of the book Releasing Emotional Patterns can help you dig deeper into the specific emotions and what essential oils will help you the most.
Highest potential and Valor are great oils to feel empowered and confident!
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