Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Elevate Your Mood

One of the BEST things about essential oils is their ability to impact your mood. The science behind scent and emotion is pretty cool. There’s a fun article in the New York Times that explains the science pretty well.
Basically, smells pass right into your olfactory cortex which contain your limbic system and amygdala- the place where emotions and memories are stored.
Because of their unique molecular structure, essential oils can help trigger a memory, change an emotion, alleviate stress, and help heal emotional trauma. This is why diffusing, or aromatic use, of essential oils is the best way to utilize smell to stabilize or enhance emotions.

doTerra Blends that can help your Mood:

Citrus Blend (Citrus Bliss)-Uplifting, Stimulating, Motivating, Amazing Aroma, Calming and Elevating
Calming Blend (Serenity)-Peaceful, Calming, Helps with Anxiety, Stress and Sleep
Uplifting Blend (Elevation)-Peaceful and Calming, Inspiring, Encouraging, Helps with Anxiety, Stress and Sleep
Grounding Blend (Balance)-Grounding, Reassuring, Balances the body, Helps with Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Nervousness

Additional Beneficial doTerra Single Essential Oils:

Bergamot- Antidepressant, Helps with insomnia, Relieves anxiety, Relaxing and calming, Feelings of Self-Appreciation and Love
Frankincense- Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Sedative, Helps create new perspectives, Crosses the Blood-Brain Barrier, Eases Impatience & Restlessness
Geranium- Antidepressant, Refreshing, Relaxing, Ease Nervous Tension, Balance the Emotions, Lift the Spirit, Foster Peace and Hope
Melissa- Assists in soothing action on heart and nerves, Benefits restlessness, insomnia and nervous agitation, Acts as mild tranquilizer, Penetrates deepest layers of human psyche, Restores clarity and security, Fights depression and feeling of foreboding, Eases grief and soothes sadness, Uplifting and calming
Patchouli- Allows oxygen to cross the brain barrier, Helpful with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Helps with ADHD and Autism, Reduces anxiety, Antidepressant, Stimulates the senses, Uplifts the mind, Calms the body, Reduces mental fatigue and lethargy, Helps manage anger
Peppermint- Reduces mental stress, Induces a state of relaxation and regeneration, Alleviates anxiety, Calming effect on the central nervous system, Reduces blood pressure, Decreases pain, Decreases depression levels, Helps with insomnia,
Roman Chamomile- Reduces anxiety, Antidepressant, Calming in distressed situations, Helps with insomnia, Muscle relaxant
Vetiver- Brain oxygenating, Increases production of white blood cells, Stimulates production of red blood cells, Brings thoughts and actions into focus, Helps stabilize mental and physical energy, Restores balance and harmony, Antidepressant, Relieves anxiety, Relieves absentmindedness, creates clarity, Helps with ADHD
Wild Orange- Antidepressant, Calming, Uplifting, Feelings of Abundance, Creativity
Ylang Ylang- Relieves depression, Soothes anger and frustration, Uplifts and creates sense of peace, Minimizes aggressive behavior, Stimulates enthusiasm, Helps to improve harmony and confidence, Helps to recognize enjoyable experiences
Experiment with what oils you like, what ones help you feel balanced, uplifted, and happy. Here’s a fun DIY blend from the spring edition of doTerra Living Magazine:
In a 1 oz. roller bottle:
10 drops Peppermint
5 drops Roman Chamomile
10 drops Wild Orange
2 drops Frankincense
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Add essential oils to your roller bottle and top with FCO.

On the go methods of aromatic use for when you don’t have a diffuser handy.
Rub between your palms and cup your hands around your mouth and nose. Close your eyes and inhale.
Place on a tissue and put it over a fan, A/C unit, etc.
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Happy Essential Oil Blend

This is such a great blend recipe. I LOVE it!  It just makes me happy!
It includes these oils:
Bergamot: Has restorative and calming properties, it is uplifting and invites individuals to see life with more optimism.
Grapefruit: Has a fresh invigorating and uplifting aroma. It helps teach respect and honor for the body.
Ylang Ylang: Is effective for lifting mood as well as giving feelings of calmness and peace. Helps allow emotional healing of the heart.
Cypress: Is an energizing oil and a great oil to use during times of change. It works in the heart and mind to create flexibility.
Frankincense: Helps with relaxation, mood enhancement, and immune support. It invites the individual to let go of negativity and look for new perspectives, truth, and light.
Ginger: Ginger is warming, empowering, and helps to powerfully persuade the individual to be fully present and experience life.
Recipe for the blend:
• 20 drops Bergamot
• 10 drops Grapefruit
• 10 drops Cypress
• 10 Drops Frankincense
• 5 drops Ylang Ylang
• 2 drops Ginger
• Fractionated Coconut Oil
Combine all essential oils in a clean roller bottle (fill the remainder with FCO if needed) and apply topically or combine & diffuse as you would other essential oil blends.
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5 essential oils to increase joy!

5 Oils for Increasing Joy:

1. Lemon: Lemon improves ability to focus, restores energy, and promotes buoyancy.
2. Bergamot: Bergamot helps relieve feelings of despair & promotes optimism.
3. Rosemary: Rosemary is a great oil to aid transition and support confidence.
4. White Fir: White Fir addresses negative family patterns and assists in lightening burdens.
5. Peppermint: Peppermint helps you see the positive in the situation & helps increase joy.

Diffuser Blend:

This is a great blend to put in your diffuser when you are feeling angry or there is tension in your home. These oils together are great for helping let go of the negative and lift the positive.
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