Moods and Essential Oils

Essential OilsMoods. We all have them whether we are happy, sad, nervous, content, or whatever else we might be feeling it’s a mood.

Different essential oils effect our moods in different ways.

If you’re nervous over something you could use an essential oil to calm you down and give you peace. Roman Chamomile, Neroli, Frankincense, and Juniper are some that work well for this.

Have a busy day and need to focus?  Try Lemon, Thyme, Bergamot, or Cinnamon.

Negative feelings can be chased away by using Lemon, Patchouli, Basil or Geranium.

If you’re having trouble sleeping you can use Lavender, Geranium, or Clary Sage.

Grapefruit, Basil, Black Pepper, and Rosemary can help you stay alert.

If you are in a situation where you need to assert yourself take a whiff of Basil, Cedarwood, Lime, or Ylang Ylang.

Boost up your confidence with Orange, Fennel, Ginger, or Lime.

Sandalwood, Jasmine, Geranium, and Cedarwood can help you have a better self-esteem.

Neroli, Sandalwood, Nutmet, Pine, Orange, and Lavender will help your self-image.

Different oils effect each person’s moods differently.  After all our moods are our own so the effect of each oil is our own too.

Essential oils can be used to set the mood for romance too.

Scents effect the limbic system in the body. When a scent is inhaled into the sinuses it comes in contact with over 50,000,000 receptors that carry the scent to the limbic system.  Once the scent reaches the limbic system it is carried to the olfactory bulb which is located in the frontal part of the brain.  Once the scent reaches the olfactory bulb it is processed and goes to the parts of the brain that effect moods, emotions, memories and other things.  That’s why certain scents will bring back a memory from your child hood.  Homemade bread always makes me think of Mom’s kitchen on the farm.

Essential oils can be used separately or can be mixed to create your own recipes.  The oils listed here are but a few that can be used for different moods.  You can put them on a tissue, on a warm light bulb, or in a bottle to sniff whenever you need a boost.  If you want to apply them to your skin mix them with an unscented lotion or oil first.  You can mix them with an oil and use them on a bath or foot soak.  (This works great at night when I’m restless).

Essential Oils and Moods

 

 

 

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