Using Essential Oils in Your Home, Yoga Practice and for Emotional Support

This article is part of the #lovemyself2020 challenge. It is about how to use essential oils for emotional support and in your yoga practice.

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


doTerra Blends for aromatherapy.
Some of doTerra’s aromatherapy blends.

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

essential oils for yoga and emotional support. a blog article by sweetandspicyessentials.com
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Motivate BlendencouragingMint and Citrus
Peace BlendreassuringFlorals and Mint
Console BlendcomfortingFlorals and Trees
Forgive BlendrenewingTrees and Herbs/Grasses
Passion BlendinspiringHerbs/Grasses and Spices
Cheer BlendupliftingCitrus and Spices

doTerra Yoga Collection – enrich your yoga practice

Anchor BlendWelcomes. Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Patchouli and Sandalwood.
Arise BlendBrightens any day. Grapefruit, Lemon, Osmanthus, Melissa and Siberian Fir.
Align BlendLift mood, anchor heart. Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Jasmine and Rose.

doTerra Yoga Collection is Anchor, Arise and Align.

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.


https://www.pinterest.com/jzica/everything-essential-oils/

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.

This is Nicole. She is amazing! Subscribe to this channel and get the next stretches in the series. She is also a Healthy Living Coach at www.move-sd.com
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