Using Essential Oils in Your Home, Yoga Practice and for Emotional Support
Did you know inhaling essential oils stimulates the olfactory system, the part of the brain connected to smell? When the molecules reach the brain they affect the limbic stystem too. Emotional life is largely housed in the limbic system. (emotion, behavior, motivation, long-term memory and olfaction)
The limbic system is connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels and hormone balance.
With this in mind, you can see how different blends of oils can stimulate your mind and body in different states. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enjoy a free YouTube Stretching video series.
cheerful, calm, invigorated, relaxed, cozy, peaceful
Citrus for when you are feeling discouraged, gloomy or distressed. Instantly uplifts.
Spice for those times you are feeling bored, somber or disinterested.
Mint for alleviating feelings of anxiousness or apathy.
Herbs/Grasses for when you are feeling discontent or angry.
Florals/Trees can stimulate your happy mood when you are sad, grieving, hurt or worried.
doTerra Aromatherapy Blends
|Motivate Blend||encouraging||Mint and Citrus|
|Peace Blend||reassuring||Florals and Mint|
|Console Blend||comforting||Florals and Trees|
|Forgive Blend||renewing||Trees and Herbs/Grasses|
|Passion Blend||inspiring||Herbs/Grasses and Spices|
|Cheer Blend||uplifting||Citrus and Spices|
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|Anchor Blend||Welcomes. Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Patchouli and Sandalwood.|
|Arise Blend||Brightens any day. Grapefruit, Lemon, Osmanthus, Melissa and Siberian Fir.|
|Align Blend||Lift mood, anchor heart. Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Jasmine and Rose.|
These are all blends you can purchase from doTerra, but there are hundreds of blends you can make on your own. For more ideas and ways to utilize oils, see my Everything Essential Oil Board on Pinterest. All oils mentioned in this article can be purchased on my Buy Oils page.
Now grab your yoga mat, some comfy clothes and a quiet corner in your home and treat yourself to any of the blends above or try our amazing yoga blends. If you don’t know any yoga, consider starting with this free Stretching video series on YouTube, created by Move Fitness and Dance.
Hi, I’m Jessica. My blog Sweet & Spicy Essentials is all about things I’m doing to make myself a happier, healthier more focused Mom. Whether you’re searching for good tips on starting your own blog, running your household, getting organized or just trying to get in some “me” time, I’m right there too and I’m keepin it real.