Who is down for a chat about essential oils and how we can use them to help support healthy emotions??
We’ll be completely honest with you – when we first starting using essential oils and saw that little bottle of Stress Away in our kit, we burst out laughing. No amount of plant juice was ever going to help calm these emotions, we were sure of it! However, we started to research the benefits of aromatherapies and how scents connect with our limbic system. We started to change our tune. Maybe there was something to this. Maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to write off their benefits…?
We’re here to tell you now that we were oh-so-wrong with our first assessment because essential oils are AMAZING when it comes to emotional support! They are able to penetrate through the olfactory sense (our sense of smell) to the limbic part of the brain. This is considered our emotional center. Essential oils make their way into our bloodstream, passing the blood-brain barrier, and begin to do their good works as we inhale their sweet scents. Our limbic system starts to absorb those scents and begins to tell our brains to relax, let go, and recharge. Pretty awesome, right!?
If you’ve ever had a particular smell transport you immediately back to a time or memory in your life, you know the power of scent. The aroma of essential oils can help to inspire a positive emotional state, keep mood swings under control, support depression and anxiety, and help to enhance your quality of sleep. Um, yes please! The best part is they are all-natural and an excellent alternative to traditional medications.
If you are looking for a quick fix for ALL the emotions, we cannot recommend Young Living’s Feelings Kit enough. This collection of 6 essential oil blends includes:
These oils are specifically formulated to inspire feelings of emotional well-being. Because of this, each oil is powerful in it’s own right. When used together in the Feelings Protocol, however, they become a real powerhouse of wellness! Stay tuned for part II of our Feelings Kit post coming next month where we’ll highlight each oil in the kit and go through the steps of the protocol. Hopefully you’ll find it as helpful as we do!