Aromatherapy and Emotions
Ever wonder if aromatherapy can help you achieve emotional balance? There's a lot to know about aromatherapy and emotions. Of course, aromatherapy does not replace medical care for psychiatric illnesses. However, we all get tense or down from time to time. This blog post covers a brief overview of aromatherapy and emotions.
Different Essential Oils for Various Emotions
There are a number of aroma therapy oils that help with psychological issues. Some of the aromatherapy oils I will discuss here are lavender, bitter orange, ylang ylang, and tangerine.
Lavender is the classic oil for calming people. I have seen it drop people’s blood pressure as much as 20 points when applied in my office. That's what's so fascinating about aromatherapy and emotions -- you can notice a shift in a short amount of time, sometimes.
Lavender is also used in Japanese businesses to improve performance. In tests lavender oil was found to improve performance and reduce errors when piped into the air circulation system in a business. This demonstrates how lavender can be relaxing yet focusing.
Bitter orange oil is another good oil for balancing the mind. If you are sleepy or down this oil works like a cup of coffee. If you're wound up it helps you focus. Either way, you get a noticeable change in your emotions with aromatherapy oils, and it does not tax your liver and kidneys the way pharmaceutical agents do.
Other Aromatherapy Oils for Emotions
I find with clients who have anxiety or depression there are a number of oils that balance their mood. These oils include ylang ylang, lavender, tangerine, and bitter orange.
These oils provide a balancing effect. Ylang ylang is also considered an aphrodesiac, which might be especially handy for depressed people.
I spoke about the balancing effects of tangerine oil in another post as well. It's a sweet-smelling oil that is refreshing and light.
There are some oils that are less well-known like grapefruit, copaiba, and star anise. I have written a post about those here.
Each person is different and will respond best to different oils. I often use applied kinesiology to choose the correct oil. If you want to learn more about aromatherapy and emotions for your emotional well-being, please consider booking an appointment with me or attending my Wednesday night classes. When you make an appointment, I can help you choose the correct oil for your biology. Please call me at 661-575-7135 to learn more!