How can oils help with your emotions?
Everyone has emotions. There are ups and downs of life, difficult times, anxious times, sad times, angry times, you name it. Children. Teens. Adults. Parents. Elderly. Literally everyone can benefit from pure essential oils for emotional support.
When talking about emotions, we must mention the limbic system. The limbic system is a system of nerves and networks in the brain that controls basic emotions and drives. It is the emotional brain. It supports five major functions: emotions, behavior, motivation, long-term memory, and sense of smell.
Essential oils can be used to tap directly into the limbic system to stimulate memories and emotions. As you inhale essential oils, the tiny molecules enter the nasal cavity and pass by the olfactory bulb. Your olfactory bulb is a part of your limbic system and therefore your response to an aroma is going to be emotional before it can be rational.
This is great news! That means you can use essential oils to recall memories, both good and bad. If they are bad, you can use the oils to help you release cellular memories stored in the body, allowing you to process and move past them.
We all regularly come in contact with reactions to smells. You walk into the house at dinner time and smell your favorite meal being prepared. Your emotions are instantly triggered to the fond memories you have of that meal and you feel joy.
You smell the cologne your grandfather used to wear. It instantly triggers emotions based on your relationship. If you had a good relationship, you may feel emotions like love and joy. If you had a bad relationship or he has passed away, you may feel anger or sadness.
We know that aromatherapy has long demonstrated a benefit to the human body. Inhaling an essential oil impacts the limbic system with 22 seconds. Within 2 minutes, those molecules are found in the bloodstream. And within 20 minutes, every cell in your body has been impacted by these essential oil molecules within a single drop of essential oil.
What else is amazing is that every one of Young Living’s essential oils has an emotional component it. Now, specific blends are useful for specialized concerns, but, the fact remains any essential oil can help balance emotions.
Also, because every person is so different, there’s no one-size-fits-all for essential oil usage. The oil or blend that relaxes me, may have an opposite effect on you. You need to find the essential oils that works best for you. Our bodies are complex, but fascinating. What essential oil is going to best for your emotions?