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Down in the Dumps?

Do you ever get in a hole emotionally and just can’t seem to get out?  I mean really down and out don’t want to think, do anything…just kill the day in numbness?  Where not existing sounds pretty good? You are not alone.  Several times in my life I have been right there.  As a matter of fact, I started using essential oils because I was seeking emotional relief.  (Click HERE for my story.)

Since they helped me, they might help you, too.  It is worth checking out.

The reality is, most truly therapeutic-grade essential oils are uplifting to some degree because they raise frequency in the body. That is one of the many reasons I invest in the oils Young Living Essential Oils offers.  They go to great lengths to ensure we get what we pay for – exceptional quality essential oils that work.

There are a lot of oils that are well known for uplifting emotions.  My suggestion is to select one or two oils (or a blend) to use and find out what works best for you. Write down your experiences so you can recognize and remember the changes.

Just to keep things simple, here are a few of my favorite “happy oils”:

Valor:  Drop 3 – 5 drops in your non-dominant hand.  Stir the oils with your other hand.*  INHALE,  then put the oils on your feet and hold with your opposite hands –  left hand on right foot & right hand on left foot.   Hold for a minute or so until you a balanced, energetic pulse in both feet.   OR if you are in a hurry, apply Valor to your wrists and hold together for a minute or so with the intent of balancing your energy.

Joy: Apply a drop over the heart/thymus area.  Inhale.  This floral blend is uplifting and is said to open up lymph glands and adrenals that may shut down during times of grief & depression.  This blend is true to its name by bringing joy to the heart!

Stress Away:  Apply wherever.  The predominant scent of this roll-on blend is vanilla and lime.  Lime oil is a natural antidepressant. Vanilla contains naturally occurring eugenol which works to reduce nervous tension.  In addition, this blend also contains lavender, cedarwood and ocotea, all calming to the nervous system.

Peace & Calming:   The oils in this blend have historically been used to reduce depression, anxiety, stress and tension.  It has the “happy” citrus oils tangerine & orange, and balancing ylang ylang oil.  The blend is completed with calming patchouli and blue tansy.  Wear as a perfume or cologne.  Inhale or diffuse.  Apply to navel, feet or back of neck.

Neroli:  This beautiful oil from orange blossoms is naturally calming and has been used successfully to uplift the mood.  Helps to strengthen and stabilize the emotions and bring relief to seemingly hopeless situations.  It calms the heart and mind which allows one focus in the present. Apply & diffuse.

Present Time has neroli, spruce and ylang ylang in it…all beneficial for emotional balance.  Rub clockwise over thymus and tap 3 times with index and middle fingers.

Hope:  The single oils in this blend have the ability to help support the body physically and mentally to give us hope.   It contains melissa, myrrh, juniper and spruce. 

Spruce:  Helps release emotional blocks and is grounding.  When I think of tree oils, I think of standing tall with strong roots that go deep into the ground for stability.  Valor, mentioned above, also contains spruce.

Citrus Oils:  Last but not least, most citrus oils are uplifting and promote feelings of happiness.  These include bergamot, orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, neroli (orange blossoms), grapefruit and petitgrain (bitter orange tree leaves).

People have had amazing results from using therapeutic-grade essential oils.  They are natural and highly effective when distilled with knowledge and respect.  That’s why I recommend Young Living Essential Oils. They are authentic therapeutic-grade essential oils.  Many oils on the market are perfume grade, diluted, adulterated with pesticides, distilled with chemicals or even synthetic.  Essential oils like that obviously would not produce the results you are seeking.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

All the best,


*Actually, do this with ALL of your oils because it increases the frequency of the oils and allows the oils to harmonize with your energy.

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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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