Essential Oils Can Effect Your Mood Or Emotions – Know Which One To Use

Smelling the fragrance of a rose can bring healing and elevate one’s mood. Even when the scent is too faint to notice healing is taking place. The sense of smell facilitated through the olfactory nerve invites the fragrance into certain regions of the brain, enabling the body to process them naturally.

Just inhaling a fragrance will bring healing to the body be-cause with pure therapeutic essential oils the molecules are small enough to bypass the blood-brain barrier and reach down at the cellular level to bring healing. Regular inhalation of essential oils stimulates the limbic region of the brain and encourages the natural release of the human growth hormone (HGH).

With 1,000 sensors in the nose, it can identify 10,000 scents. And because the nose is wired differently that the other four senses, it carries molecules directly into the emotional center of the brain where traumatic memories are stored. Essential oils are a vehicle by which repressed emotions can be released.

The Hebrew word for “smell” is reyach, and this shares the same root word for “spirit,” which is ruach. Yahweh was moved to compassion through the sense of smell as in the account of Noah’s offering after the flood: “And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD… and offered burnt offerings… and the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake” (Genesis 8:20-21).

Essential oils make a great tool for aiding with emotions. Essential oils can be helpful with creating calm when a person is angry or hysterical or maybe you just need a lift when you are tired after a long day. Here is a quick checklist of which essential oil to use for each mood. For more information, please visit or to purchase pure essential oils, visit

Anger – Ylang-ylang, chamomile
Anxiety – Lavender, chamomile, neroli
Clarity – Lemon, basil
Closed/wounded heart – Rose
Concentration – Rosemary, basil, peppermint
Confidence – Jasmine
Confusion – Lemon, frankincense
Courage – Black pepper, ginger, thyme
Depression – Bergamot, clary sage, rose (depression due to grief)
Grief – Rose
Grounding – Frankincense, ginger
Fear of the future – Frankincense
Inner child (drawing out/befriending) – Mandarin . very childlike oil.
Irritation – Orange, sandalwood
Jealousy – Rose, chamomile
Joy – Neroli, mandarin and any of the citrus oils
Lethargy – Rosemary, black pepper, Cedarwood
Panic – Chamomile, ylang-ylang, rose, spikenard
Peace – Chamomile, frankincense, lavender, spikenard

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