Which Emotional Imbalances Can Be Cured With Aromatherapy?
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-massae 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, 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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