Sometimes, my mood needs a nudge in the right direction. My stress needs to be managed in a healthy way. You, too?
Using essential oils doesn't eliminate stress from my life, obviously.
So what are they good for? Since this is the most personal of ways that we use our oils -- to help with mood and emotions -- here's my very personal take: What diffusing essential oils does for me is to make me more mindful, to slow down. To take notice. The pleasant smell creates a space in my home and mind that simply says, "Quiet. It's okay. Focus on calm and beauty."
The oils ground me and help clear and calm my rushing mind.
I like to think ... Stop - Sniff - Affirm. Stop the negative thoughts by sniffing an essential oil (whatever "speaks" to you at the moment) by simply placing a drop in the palm of your hand, rubbing and sniffing ... and repeat a positive affirmation or little breath-prayer. "God is working in this situation" is my go-to.
Is there a scientific reason for this? Yes. There are complex molecular compounds in pure essential oils like doTERRA's that affect chemical reactions in our bodies -- hormone balancing or serotonin production, for example. Beyond the pleasant smell, pure therapeutic grade essential oils reach in through our limbic system to influence our emotions.
And here's a super cool thing: Many oils are adaptogens.
Again, because of their molecular complexity -- primary, secondary, tertiary etc. functions -- the same oil, for example, can be either invigorating or calming. Lavender is a well-known adaptogenic oil, as is lemon (all citrus oils actually), ginger, peppermint and others.
Adaptogenic oils give your body what is needs, when it needs it. If you need calming -- grab lavender. Is your baby fussy or your dog anxious or your tummy tied in knots? Do you need restful sleep? Calming Lavender, again, for the win!
What if you're a little down and need a lift? Guess what? Lavender's secondary stimulating properties will pick you right up!
To me, the crazy-creative adaptogenic nature of oils is more evidence of our creator God giving us these great little oily gifts.
If you're out-of-sorts --
A little change that might just turn your day around?
Try diffusing Serenity or Elevation with Balance during your quiet time -- while doing your Bible reading, prayer, meditation, yoga or journaling. Try it, just for two weeks. Let me know what happens.
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And please, please remember -- One of the most vital things you must know about essential oils is not all essential oils are created equally. Many - if not most - brands should not be ingested as they are not tested for purity. In fact, most of them are worthless to your health and often synthetic.
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