Sunshine In My Pocket

Could you use a ray of sunshine to brighten up that occasional “cloudy day”?  When I started using essential oils, I soon discovered that they helped me stay on an even keel emotionally.  On the odd day when I am “out of sorts”, just inhaling essential oils can quickly calm and uplift my spirits.  Cool beans! (Or should I say Cool OILS! 😉

The reality is, most authentic essential oils are uplifting to some degree because their aromatic molecules reach and support the limbic system, the part of the brain that regulates our emotions.

There are a lot of oils that help us maintain emotional balance.  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 what resonates with your body.

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

Valor:  Drop 2 or 3 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 supporting your body’s energetic balance.

Joy: This blend is true to its name by bringing joy to the heart!  Apply a drop over the heart/thymus area.  Inhale.  This floral blend provides lymphatic support.

Stress Away:  Apply wherever.  The predominant scent of this roll-on blend is vanilla and lime.  Lime oil is naturally uplifting.  In addition, this blend also contains lavender, cedarwood and ocotea, all supportive to the nervous system.

Peace & Calming:   The oils in this blend are calming and relaxing.  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 supports overall wellness.  Apply & diffuse.

Present Time has neroli, spruce and ylang ylang in it…all beneficial for maintaining emotional balance.  Apply and diffuse.

Hope:  The oils in this blend may help us maintain feelings of strength and stability when used aromatically.   It contains melissa, myrrh, juniper and 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).

Essential oils are highly effective when distilled with knowledge and respect.  That’s why I recommend Young Living Essential Oils. They are authentic essential oils.  Many oils on the market are perfume grade, diluted, adulterated with pesticides, distilled with chemicals or even synthetic.

*Actually, do this with ALL of your oils because it activates the oil molecules and allows them to harmonize with your energy.

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Diffuse Stale Odors Away!

Aria diffuser and TheraPro Diffuser Diffusing is a great way to reap the benefits of essential oils and make your home smell nice, too.

Here’s a simple blend that will make your home a haven of healthy relaxation:

  • 20 drops lavender
  • 10 drops lemon
  • 6 drops bergamot
  • 5 drops tangerine
  • 5 drops grapefruit

Diffuse neat, or mix with 2 cup of distilled water in a spray bottle; shake well before spraying.

Other Ways to Diffuse Oils:

  • Add essential oils to cedar chips to make your own potpourri.
  • Put scented cedar chips in closets or drawers to deodorize them.
  • Place any conifer essential oil such as spruce, fir (all varieties), cedar, or pine onto each log in the fireplace.  As they burn, they will disperse an evergreen smell.
  • Put essential oil on cotton balls and place in your car or home air vents.
  • Place a bowl of water with a few drops of oil on a wood stove.
  • Dampen a cloth, apply essential oils to it, and place near the intake duct of your heating and cooling system.
  • Add oils to your humidifier and vaporizer.