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Emotional Relief with Essential Oils

ARGGHH!  Do you ever have one of those days where you feel on edge or overwhelmed because of what is going on in your life?  I have those days on occasion.  I used to have a lot more of them.

Some of us are affected by negative emotions to the point that it can be hard to function at the level we would like to.  I know that feeling.  The emotional distress that I once lived with was the catalyst for me learning about therapeutic-grade essential oils.

When my mom first told me about essential oils, I didn’t really care about how the oils worked.  I just wanted relief from the misery I was experiencing.  I looked through her Reference Guide for Essential Oils and picked out the two blends that I felt I needed the most, Joy and Forgiveness.

Opening that precious package from Young Living back in January 1997 and getting my first whiff of Joy started me on my journey to better emotional health.  I applied Joy over my heart/thymus area and I felt heart open and my mood lift.  That bottle of Joy gave me the fortitude to go on when I really didn’t want to.

That bottle of Forgiveness was a tricky one.  When I applied Forgiveness clockwise around my navel as suggested, the first several times I felt a very controlled rage well up and out of me.  I vividly remember beating a tree in my front yard with a rake, ranting about all the things I wanted to say but didn’t.  Fortunately, I remembered that I had put on Forgiveness and recognized the emotional release for what it was and went with it.  Forgiveness helped me accept and process my feelings and get to a place where I could forgive.

Essential oils help IF you use them!  Sometimes we get so stressed or blocked that it is easy to shut down and do nothing to help ourselves.  It is so important to acknowledge how we are feeling and take the time to figure out what we need to turn things abound for the better.  Essential oils can be powerful tools for emotional well-being if we take the steps to help ourselves.

Following is a list emotions or situations we may face and the Young Living essential oils and blends that may provide relief:


Blends: SARA, Hope, Joy, Peace & Calming, Inner Child, Grounding

Single Oils: geranium, ylang ylang, sandalwood


Blends: Peace & Calming, Joy, Valor, Harmony, Forgiveness, RutaVaLa

Single Oils: bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, juniper berry, lavender, myrrh, marjoram, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, ylang ylang


Blends: Release, Valor, Sacred Mountain, Joy, Harmony, Hope, Forgiveness

Single Oils: bergamot, cedarwood, Roman chamomile, frankincense, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, melissa, myrrh, orange, rose, petitgrain, sandalwood, ylang ylang


Blends: Joy, Harmony, Valor, 3 Wise Men, Hope, White Angelica, Live With Passion

Single Oils: frankincense, geranium, marjoram, jasmine, orange, peppermint, rosewood, rose, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang


Blends: Peace & Calming, Joy, Harmony, Hope, Valor, Acceptance, Humility, Surrender

Single Oils: cedarwood, Roman chamomile, euchalyptus, frankincense, jasmine, orange, thyme, ylang ylang


Blends: Dream Catcher, Motivation, Valor, Awaken, Gathering, Live With Passion

Single Oils: cedarwood, spruce, Roman chamomile, cypress, frankincense, juniper berry, lavender, fir, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang, pepper


Blends: Clarity, Harmony, Valor, Present Time, Awaken, Gathering, Brain Power

Single Oils: cedarwood, spruce, fir, cypress, peppermint, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper berry, marjoram, jasmine, rose, rosewood, rosemary, basil, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang

Day Dreaming

Blends: Sacred Mountain, Gathering, Valor, Harmony, Present Time, Dream Catcher, 3 Wise Men

Single Oils: eucalyptus, ginger, spruce, lavender, helichrysum, lemon, myrrh, peppermint, rosewood, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang


Blends: Joy, Valor, Harmony, Hope, Gathering, Grounding, Forgiveness, Motivation

Single Oils: cedarwood, spruce, fir, clary sage, frankincense, lavender, geranium, lemon, orange, lemongrass, peppermint, spearmint, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang


Blends: Peace & Calming, Inspiration, Harmony, Valor, Hope, Joy, Present Time, Gathering, Inner Child, RutaVaLa

Single Oils: bergamot, clary sage, cypress, geranium, ginger, orange, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, ylang ylang


Blends: Hope, Joy, Valor, Present Time, Grounding, Harmony, Dream Catcher, Gathering

Single Oils: clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper berry, lavender, spruce, fir, orange, thyme, ylang ylang


Blends: Valor, Sacred Mountain, Hope, Joy, Dream Catcher

Single Oils: bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, orange, spruce, rosewood, sandalwood


Blends: Valor, Present Time, Hope, White Angelica

Single Oils: bergamot, clary sage, Roman chamomile, cypress, geranium, juniper berry, marjoram, myrrh, spruce, fir, orange, sandalwood, rose, ylang ylang


Blends: Clarity, Valor, Present Time, Gathering, 3 Wise Men, Dream Catcher, Acceptance Brain Power

Single Oils: cedarwood, Roman chamomile, euchalyptus, frankincense, rosemary, basil, sandalwood, peppermint, thyme, ylang ylang


Blends: Valor, Hope, Present Time, Sacred Mountain, 3 Wise Men, Humility, Stress Away

Single Oils: Roman chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, ginger, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, thyme, ylang ylang, spruce


Blends: Forgiveness, Valor, Joy, Hope, Present Time, White Angelica, Release, RutaVaLa

Single Oils: bergamot, Roman chamomile, clary sage, eucalyptus, juniper berry, lavender


Blends: Valor, Release, Inspiration, Inner Child, Gathering, Harmony, Present Time

Single Oils: Roman chamomile, cypress, juniper berry, lemon, marjoram, geranium, frankincense, spruce, rose, thyme


Blends: Valor, Hope, Forgiveness, Present Time, Inspiration, Humility

Single Oils: All oils except eucalyptus, peppermint, pepper and rosemary


Blends: Valor, Sacred Mountain, White Angelica, Joy, Harmony, Humility, Forgiveness

Single Oils: bergamot, eucalyptus, frankincense, lemon, marjoram, orange, rose, rosemary, thyme

Mood Swings

Blends: Peace & Calming, Gathering, Valor, Dragon Time, Mister, Harmony, Joy, Present Time, Grounding

Single Oils: bergamot, clary sage, sage, geranium, juniper berry, fennel, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rose, jasmine, rosemary, sandalwood, spruce, yarrow, ylang ylang


Blends: Sacred Mountain, Valor, Forgiveness, Acceptance, Humility, Inner Child, Present Time, Awaken, Motivation

Single Oils: clary sage, cypress, geranium, lavender, marjoram, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang, helichrysum


Blends: Harmony, Valor, Gathering, White Angelica, Awaken, RutaVaLa

Single Oils: bergamot, Roman chamomile, frankincense, lavender, marjoram, birch, myrrh, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang, spruce, fir

Poor Concentration

Blends: Clarity, Awaken, Gathering, Dream Catcher, 3 Wise Men, Brain Power

Single Oils: cedarwood, cypress, eucalyptus, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, basil, helichrysum, myrrh, orange, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang


Blends: Forgiveness, Harmony, Humility, White Angelica, Release

Single Oils: jasmine, rose, tansy


Blends: Peace & Calming, Sacred Mountain, Gathering, Valor, Harmony, Inspiration, Acceptance, Joy, Tranquil, Stress Away

Single Oils: angelica, bergamot, cedarwood, basil, frankincense, geranium, lavender, orange, rose, rosewood, ylang ylang, spruce


Blends: Clarity, Valor, Inspiration, Joy, Grounding, Gathering, Trauma Life

Single Oils: helichrysum, basil, Roman chamomile, myrrh, ylang ylang, rosemary

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“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and then discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis B. Smedes

Did you know on PubMed there are at least 100 scientific studies showing the healing power of forgiveness?   One of the common findings is that forgiveness has important health benefits for the forgiver.

We need to be very clear about what forgiveness is not.  It is not condoning the behavior that hurt you.  It is not saying to the offender that what they did was okay.  In many cases, the forgiver doesn’t have to confront the offender in order to forgive.

While researchers look at brain function to see the effects of forgiveness, we need to learn what to do to forgive someone.

This is a process that is enhanced greatly by the use of essential oils.  Inhaling Young Living’s essential oils, such as Forgiveness, has a direct influence on the brain because the sense of smell is the only sense directly wired to the brain.  Olfactory nerves transport the aroma of essential oils to the limbic system and the olfactory sensory center at the base of the brain.  The impulses are passed next between the pituitary and the pineal gland and move to the amygdala, which is the memory center for fear and trauma.  Healing and forgiveness can then take place.

The following is one suggestion on working through a hurtful act to let go and experience the healing powers of forgiveness.

RELEASE: Bring up the memory of the hurtful act and then inhale the essential oil blend Release.

GROUNDING: As the memory rises to the surface of your mind, apply the blend Grounding to the back of the neck and on the temples.

FORGIVENESS: Quietly tell yourself that you are forgiving this person and letting go of the hurt.  While saying this, inhale deeply the blend Forgiveness.

JOY: Inhale the blend Joy and know that you have released all anger and hurt, and are now allowing yourself to feel happiness.

PEACE & CALMING: When you go to bed that night, apply Peace & Calming to the bottom of your feet and tell yourself you have done a wonderful thing.

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Applying the Feelings Kit in Your Daily Life

by David Stewart

(Based primarily on notes taken on Gary Young’s talk September 19, 2008, at the first Young Living European Convention, Vienna, Austria)
It has been said that when there is a conflict between reason and feeling, human beings will always side with feeling. According to Gary Young, “99% of life’s decisions are made from feelings.” Therefore, if you want your life to be guided by good decisions that lead to health, happiness, and fulfillment, you need to be aware of and in control of your present feelings and to learn how to release the repressed emotions of the past.
Most of our feelings from day to day are not responses to current happenings. They originate from the programming in cellular memory that was imprinted by the emotional experiences of our past that we were unable to understand, process, and resolve at the time.
These forgotten traumatic experiences function as live programming in our bodies, affecting every aspect of our lives and particularly in the area of how we make decisions. When our thoughts are limited by fears, lack of self-worth, and not feeling good enough for more or better, we make decisions that limit our success. Limited thinking leads to limited decisions that lead to a limited life far short of the God-given potential we actually possess.
By focusing on fixing your feelings, you can fix most aspects of your life–physical, mental, and spiritual. Essential oils are perfect vehicles to help you in this task because their molecules pass directly to the emotional brain and can bring us into contact with the issues we have long forgotten and enable us to deal with them and resolve them once and for all. When we clear our emotional baggage, we clear the way to manifest our true and highest potential.
According to Gary Young, “Thought equals frequency. Essential oils absorb our thoughts. They are registered in the oils as intent. Intent is directed energy. When you apply an intent-energized oil on your feet they can saturate all of your cells within 60 seconds, stimulating creative thinking and pushing negative energy out of the cells, thus increasing the frequencies of the cells throughout the body. In that uplifted state you can create a new desire to be better tomorrow. You have no limitations but those you choose to accept.”
Gary says, “Use the Feelings Kit. Apply feeling oils before work and every night before bed. Do this for 30 days and you will change your life.”
The Feelings Kit, which was out of stock for some time, is available again in a modified version. It contains six oil blends: Valor, Harmony, Forgiveness, Release, Present Time, and Inner Child. Here is how Gary instructed us to use them at the Vienna Convention:

VALOR Put Valor Oil on the soles of both feet at nighttime along with Highest Potential Blend. These blends are effective to erase limited thinking. Valor balances and equalizes the body’s energies thereby increasing oxygen intake to the pineal gland—the seat of our higher intelligence and intuitive faculties. You will wake up in the morning more self assured and more alive to start the day.

HARMONY Massage one drop of Harmony Oil on each of the energy center points of your body. There are seven of them along the spine: Coccyx, Sacrum, Lumbar, Dorsal (heart), Cervical (where neck meets shoulders), and Medulla (hollow place at center base of skull), and Pineal (center of forehead). You can also massage Harmony on the crown of the head. Harmony balances the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems which, in turn, gives us progressive creativity and feelings of confidence. “The biggest sin is not having confidence in yourself,” says Gary, “He who lacks confidence lacks life.”
FORGIVENESS Apply Forgiveness Oil around the navel with the right hand going clockwise several times and think of situations where you need to forgive yourself or others. We beat up on ourselves, but everyone makes mistakes. Yet we struggle to forgive our own mistakes and those of others. Unforgiveness is one of the most common roots of physical, mental, and spiritual disease. Unforgiveness does not make the offending party sick. It makes us sick. Forgiveness is for our own benefit. It is accomplished in five steps.
(1) Forgive yourself for allowing the person to affect your health and happiness.
(2) Forgive the other person for any harm he or she may have caused you. (This need not be done directly with the person being forgiven, but is an inner adjustment on your part.)
(3) Give the other person permission to forgive you.
(4) See the good in the situation.
(5) Be thankful for the experience and the lesson it taught you.
Inhale and apply Forgiveness Oil while going through these steps and repeat as often as necessary toclear the feelings of unforgiveness.
RELEASE Negative energy goes into the blood and then into the liver for cleansing where the toxins can remain trapped. Thus, the liver becomes a storage place for anger, resentment, bitterness, hatred, jealousy, envy, addictions, and a host of destructive feelings. Apply a few drops of Release Oil on your tongue to release the poisons of stored emotions from the liver. Rub Release over the liver area. Drink lots of pure water and do a liver cleanse.
PRESENT TIME When we live in the past or dwell on the future, we are not being productive in the present. Energize three drops of Present Time by making clockwise circles on the oil in the palm of your hand and then apply it to your thymus (the gland just under your sternum or breastbone). Besides keeping you focused on the tasks of today, this can also help you financially by increasing your abundance consciousness in the present.
INNER CHILD “When you are a child all things are possible. There are no limitations,” says Gary Young. “When you find your inner child, you have found your true self. The child in you is your creativity.” Apply one drop of Inner Child onto the pad of your thumb and then place your thumb onto the roof of your mouth. This opens the cranial sutures and stimulates the pineal, pituitary, and other organs of the emotional brain that occupy the space just above the roof of your mouth. Walking backwards while you have your thumb in your mouth looks stupid but it changes the rotation in the pelvis, elongating the spine, and decompressing the discs in your back. Thus, you can clear the nerve channels for energy to flow smoothly throughout your brain and body.
In conclusion, Gary said, “Use the Feelings Kit morning and night for 30 days. You will feel enthusiastic. Your life will be full of excitement. And people will be drawn to you like a magnet.”
(NOTE: The Feelings Kit is available from Young Living Essential Oils as Item #3125.)

“Reprinted from The Raindrop Messenger, a free eline newsletter, with permission from Dr. David Stewart. To subscribe or download back issues, visit www.RaindropTraining.com.”
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