Emotional Healing With Essential Oils

Many people wonder about how to use the oils for Emotional Health and Healing.  This great information about using Essential Oils to work with the emotional body was put together by Nancy Sanderson (excerpt from an email).

There is more focus on emotional behavior and psychological conditions of the body now than at any time in our history. Many doctors are recognizing the possibility that a number of diseases are caused by emotional problems that link back to infancy and perhaps even to the womb. These emotional problems may have compromised our immune system or genetic structuring, causing children to be come allergic to something that the mother ingested while pregnant.

Essential oils play an important role in assisting people to move beyond these emotional barriers. The aldehydes and esters of certain essential oils are very calming and sedating to the central nervous system (including both the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems). These substances allow us to relax instead of letting anxiety build up in our body. Anxiety creates an acidic condition that activates the transcript enzyme which then transcribes that anxiety on the RNA template and stores it in the DNA. That emotion then becomes a predominant factor in our lives from that moment on.

When we encounter an emotionally charged situation, instead of being overwhelmed by it, we can diffuse essential oils, put them in our bath, or wear them as cologne. The aromatic molecules will absorb into the bloodstream from the nasal cavity to the limbic system. They will activate the amygdala (the memory center for fear and trauma) and sedate and relax the sympathetic/parasympathetic system. The oils help support the body in minimizing the acid that is created so that it does not initiate a reaction with the transcript enzyme.

Because essential oils affect the amygdala and pineal gland in the brain, they can help the mind and body by releasing emotional trauma and sharpening focus.

People have many distractions in today’s fast-paced world. Essential oils may assist people to stay centered in their goals. Those who are struggling to retain or remember information can breathe the essential oils of peppermint, cardamom, or rosemary to stimulate the brain and memory functions for better concentration. Those who find it difficult to stay focused breathe the essential oils of galbanum, frankincense, sandalwood, and Melissa. These oils are extremely beneficial for clarifying one’s purpose.


ABUSE: Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood.

AGITATION: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Myrrh, Marjoram, Rosewood, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood

ANGER: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrrh, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

ANXIETY: Orange, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Lavender

APATHY: Frankincense, Geranium, Marjoram, Jasmine, Orange, Peppermint, Rosewood, Rose, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang

ARGUMENTATIVE: Cedarwood, Roman chamomile, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Jasmine, Orange, Thyme, Ylang Ylang

BOREDOM: Cedarwood, Spruce, Black Pepper, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang

CONCENTRATION: Cedarwood, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Basil, Helichrysum, Myrrh, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

CONFUSION: Cedarwood, Spruce, Cypress, Peppermint, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Marjoram, Jasmine, Rose, Rosewood, Rosemary, Basil, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang

DAY-DREAMING: Ginger, Spruce, Lavender, Helichrysum, Lemon, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosewood, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang

DEPRESSION: Frankincense, Lemon, Sandalwood, Geranium, Lavender, Angelica, Orange, Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang

DESPAIR: Cedarwood, Spruce, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lavender, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Spearmint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang

DESPONDENCY: Bergamot, Clary sage, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Orange, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

DISCOURAGEMENT: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Spruce, Rosewood, Sandalwood

FEAR: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Spruce, Orange, Sandalwood, Rose, Ylang Ylang

FORGETFULNESS: Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Rosemary, Basil, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Thyme, Ylang Ylang

FRUSTRATION: Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Thyme, Ylang Ylang, Spruce

GRIEF/SORROW: Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus globulus, Juniper, Lavender

GUILT: Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Juniper, Lemon, Marjoram, Geranium, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Spruce, Rose, Thyme

IRRITABILITY: All oils except Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Black Pepper

JEALOUSY: Bergamot, Eucalyptus globulus, Frankincense, Lemon, Marjoram, Orange, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme

MOOD SWINGS: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Sage, Geranium, Juniper, Fennel, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Jasmine, Rosemary, Lemon, Sandalwood, Spruce, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang

OBSESSIVENESS: Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysyum

PANIC: Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Lavender, Marjoram, Wintergreen, Myrrh, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang, Spruce

RESENTMENT: Jasmine, Rose, Blue Tansy

RESTLESSNESS: Angelica, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Basil, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Orange, Rose, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Spruce, Valerian

SHOCK: Helichrysum, Basil, Roman Chamomile, Myrrh, Ylang Ylang, Rosemary CT cineol