If you've ever heard someone say to you that essential oils can help with your emotions but didn't understand why then this article is for you. Have you noticed how Lavender is being put into products like candles, pillowcases and air fresheners? That is because Lavender plants can make you feel much calmer so of course, the more concentrated form of those plants known as essential oils will be more effective
How do essential oils affect emotions?
If you've ever watched the Pixar animated movie Inside Out then you'll know that no movie has better captured how complex human emotions can be. The story follows an 11-year-old girl who learns to navigate her 5 main emotions fear, anger, joy, disgust, and sadness. Had this little girl had some essential oils then she would have been able to give herself a little extra support. How do essential oils affect emotions you ask?
Simply put inhaling essential oils activates the olfactory system which is the part of the brain connected to smell. Once the molecules reach the brain they activate the limbic system which is responsible for regulating things like heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, stress, hormones and more. By strategically inhaling specific essential oils you are in essence 'hacking' how your body perceives its environment. Or more correctly put, you are using essential oils for emotional support!
What emotions do essential oils affect?
All of them! Yup, essential oils can help with all of your emotions. The trick is to find which oils work best for you and your body. Just like humans, essential oils are complicated and will work differently from person to person. One sings essential oil can be made up of many chemical constituents (which is a fancy word for a lot of little elements that make up a whole). Your body might decide to pull certain things from an essential oil that another person's body might not. We don't get to decide what our body needs, our bodies do, which is why there is NEVER a silver bullet answer with essential oils
The good news is there are however some general guidelines that seem to work for a majority of people!
What essential oils help with emotions?
Most essential oils will support your body in some way. Some will offer physical support, some mental support, and other emotional support. You may need to do a little digging if there are some specific essential oils you are wondering about or feel free to reach out to us
if you have any questions.
However, if you would like some recommendations then please check out the list that we have complied of what we consider to be the 5 best Young Living Essential Oils for Emotional Support
Young Livings Northern Lights Black Spruce is produced at Canada's only distillery
located in Fort Nelson, British Columbia. Due to the very harsh winter conditions (-80°F without and -120°F with windchill)
this far north these black spruce trees must be very strong to survive. The conditions are so harsh that most animals cannot live here as there is little shelter from the elements.
However the benefit and possibly secret to this amazing essential oil are that these trees are exposed to the very intense northern lights regularly. It is believed that this exposure is what gives this oil its uniqueness. So unique that it even has a higher frequency than Rose Essential Oil
This essential oil is commonly used to help you with managing negative thought patterns. We all get caught up in negativity from time to time and in those situations where you just can't seem to 'let it go' then Northern Lights Black Spruce is there to support you by grounding your mind and body.
LAVENDER FOR STRESS AND RELAXATION
It's no big surprise that Lavender helps with stress and relaxation, we've all known about this for a very long time. Its become such common knowledge that Health Canada has approved Lavender essential oil to be a Natural Health Product that helps with stress
So what makes Young Living's Lavender different from others? Well, a few things. First is the history that Young Living, specifically the founder Gary Young has established with the French who are world-renowned for being the pioneers of distillation. After spending many years earning the trust of the french Gary was given a few unique opportunities to help save the Lavender plants that were being killed by a 'plague'. Some of the healthy plants that grew in France were replanted at the Young Living Whispering Springs Farm
and were kept there to thrive while the french dealt with the plague at home. 8 years later Gary was able to return the original strain of Lavender plant to its native home at the Simiane-la-Rotonde lavender farm and distillery
Lemon Essential oil is made through a process called 'cold-pressing' by which the essential oil is extracted through the peel of the fruit and not the inner parts. Most other essential oils are steam distilled which involves filling large vats with plant matter and pumping very hot steam into the vats. Over time the steam will extract the essential oil from the plant matter. This is done because the peel is the most nutrient-dense portion of the lemon due to its fat-soluble phytonutrients and because lemons contain such powerful antioxidant properties lemon essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils in the Young Living catalog
Lemon oil has a purifying, cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the body. By cleansing your body of wastes and toxins you are improving your ability to focus and maintain clarity in your day to day activities. Use Lemon essential oil to detox your body and your mind!
It's important to note that peppermint essential oil is intense and far more concentrated than other essential oils. We have a funny story of a client of ours who used to use a different brand of essential oils before using Young Living. The business was a dog grooming business and used peppermint essential oil in the lobby to help freshen up the smell of wet dog. They typically put 12 drops of the other essential oil in the diffuser of the other brands' oil and only needed 1 drop of Young Living's essential oil to accomplish the same thing. The first time the did this they put 2 drops in and needed to open a door to air out the lobby. It's pretty potent stuff!
Use peppermint to It can effectively decrease feelings of fatigue caused by strenuous physical or mental work, stress, or a lack of restful sleep by diffusing it or applying it topically. NOTE - When applying any essential oil make sure that you dilute with a carrier oil and never apply neat
We've all heard about Frankincense Essential Oil by now and how it can support you in your health and wellness journey. It's pretty much one of the most fantastic essential oils ever discovered!
What makes Young Living's Frankincense Essential Oil so unique is similar to our conversation around Lavender Essential Oil. Gary Young earned the respect and access to specific strains of Frankincense that no other essential oil company has access to. The tree, Boswellia Carterii is native to Arabian Peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and northeastern Africa. After much effort, Gary Young gained has been granted access to Oman which is where most history of Frankincense essential oil comes from.
Frankincense Essential Oil is used for many things but focus, concentration, and meditation are the most common uses.
What is the for these essential oils?
The great thing about this is that when you join our team
you will not only be given access to all of the education, support, community, and team but you will also be given access to wholesale pricing. Below is a breakdown of what each essential oil would cost you if you were to buy them individually.
NOTE - the pricing will be based on 5 ml bottles. Some of these bottles are more commonly purchased in 15 ml sizes but for the sake of keeping this article, consistent pricing will be shown in 5 ml.
Young Living Northern Lights Black Spruce
|CAD 30.75||5 ml|
Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
|CAD 15.00||5 ml|
Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
|CAD 10.20||5 ml|
Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
|CAD 12.75||5 ml|
Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil
|CAD 38.25||5 ml|
If you were to buy all of these oils the total cost would be CAD 106.95.
Can I get these oils in one place?
Absolutely! Young Living has several Premium Starter Kits
available with all of the above oils inside and more. Instead of trying to decide which oil to try first why not get all of them in one heavily discounted purchase? Each kit comes with the premium essential oil collection which contains 11 Essential Oils, a diffuser of your choice, Thieves Waterless hand purifier, 2 NingXia Red Samples and much more
All of this for CAD 200.00.