Aside from the fact that essential oils smell wonderful and uplifting, they play a huge part in emotional healing. Believe it or not the emotional brain reacts merely to aroma! In our brains, there is a section that performs the sole task of keeping and eliminating emotional distress – called the Amygdala. This part of our brain is responsible for either tuning into or shying away from the flight or fight response. When essential oils are inhaled through the nasal passageways, more times than not we are able to shift into the parasympathetic nervous system that helps the body to rest and digest.
Dr. Bradley Nelson from “The Emotion Code” shares that a trapped emotion is literally a ball of energy and that they will lodge anywhere in the body and disrupt the normal energy field of the body. It makes sense! Have you ever thought about where certain emotions are stored within our bodies? For example, anger is stored within the liver & gallbladder. Worry is stored n the stomach which can sometimes be sensed when you’re feeling nervous and experience butterflies in your belly. Fear is stored within our kidneys and stress is stored in our hearts!
Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils are so powerful. We simply inhale these oils to open up our amygdala that in return helps us to process all of these heavy emotions in a healthier way. Because of the different constituents that essential oils are made from – phenols, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes) – our receptor sites are repaired through essential oil therapy so that our limbic system can function as it should!
Ever notice how when you were growing up and you smelled fresh baked cookies in the kitchen, it brought a smile to your face? As you got older anytime you walked by a bakery or smelled a vanilla candle that same smile probably showed up on your face, again. When we can tune in to what our body needs to heal, finding the right essential oils becomes easier! Listed below are some of the most commonly used essential oils that aid in healing and overall sense of wellbeing:
- Wild Orange – becoming present
- Clary Sage – overcoming fear
- Lime – heals grief
- Peppermint – overcomes depression
- Rose – aids in acceptance of abundance
- Bergamot – self-love and self-worth
- Frankincense – aids in focus
- Lavender – helps with communication and relaxation
So there you have it! You can see now how every essential oil that exists could truly help to heal deep-seated emotions with more ease and no side effects what-so-ever. If any of these emotions resonate with you and you’d like more information on how to create your personalized blend that will fit your needs, do not hesitate to reach out to Heal. at 407-300-5364. We carry therapeutic grade doTERRA essential oils that we use on a daily basis for all types of healing. #AllTheHeals