If you had the opportunity to read our blog post about the custom essential oil blends we offer that will energize and boost feelings of happiness, then you know that your sense of smell is powerful because of the olfactory membrane located inside your nose. This membrane immediately sends information to your limbic system which is responsible for your feelings or emotions.
In this article, we are going to focus on the essential oils that help create emotional balance and a sense of being grounded.
What is Emotional Balance?
According to Psychology Today, emotional balance is achieved when we can feel various emotions without letting them overpower or overwhelm us. We simply accept the emotion we are feeling in that moment without judging it or ourselves.
When you achieve emotional balance, you do not avoid or suppress emotions and neither do you let the emotions consume you and your thoughts. There are many different strategies you can use to work toward creating emotional balance.
Mindfulness takes deliberate action on your part to self-soothe. This can be accomplished through a variety of physical activities. These can include:
- Listening to music you enjoy
- Intentional Breathing
Each of these mindfulness activities can be enhanced by including aromatherapy as you practice. The combination of being present in the moment as you practice yoga, mediation, intentional breathing, or listen to music and breathing in the aromatic molecules through the olfactory membrane can help balance your emotions and ease the tension in your body.
Best Essential Oils to Help Create Emotional Balance
Some essential oils are better suited to help you achieve emotional balance due to the aromatic properties of the plant from which the oil is derived. You can use each of these essential oils alone or use a custom blend of the essentials designed to enhance or encourage a specific emotional state of being. We have created four custom essential oil blends which include many of the oils listed below with the purpose of helping you feel balanced, grounded, and centered.
This oil is often referred to as the ‘king of essential oils’ and has been valued and used for hundreds of years. Its fragrance is complex and rich and the powerful aroma can help the mind relax and focus while creating a sense of balance to your emotions.
Andrea Butje, the founder of the Aromahead Institute and author of the book The Heart of Aromatherapy, writes,“When the frankincense tree’s trunk or branches are injured, the tree’s resin comes out from within the tree to heal the wound. The essential oil is distilled from this resin. You can see this as frankincense’s way of helping you draw on inner strength to stay healthy.”
This essential oil is extracted from the peel of the bergamot orange and has a citrus scent with some floral notes. The certified organic bergamot oil that we source is made from the rinds of citrus fruits grown in Italy. This oil is often referred to as the ‘oil of self-acceptance’ since it is believed to help reduce anxiety and stress and help clear away negative thoughts.
Because bergamot is an oil that is phototoxic (meaning that when used on the skin it can cause a reaction when exposed to sunlight) we use bergamot in our blends for inhalation (diffuser blends and other products that are not intended to be applied to the skin) and for topical applications we use green mandarin oil to replace bergamot. Green mandarin is similar in chemical composition and aroma to bergamot without being phototoxic.
Clary sage has high amounts of the chemical components linalol and linalyl acetate. These chemical components have been studied and shown to have a sedative effect on our central nervous system. This is why clary sage is so effective at calming your mind and reducing feelings of anxiety. Clary sage has a complex aroma, it is distinctive, sweet, light, warm, and herbal.
The organically crafted vetiver oil that we source is steam distilled from the roots of grassy plants in the rain forests of India. Vetiver is famous for its grounding and emotionally balancing properties. Vetiver oil helps connect one with the earth and the earth’s energies, as well as connecting to oneself. It’s a great oil for introspection during meditation. The aroma of vetiver oil is very distinct, it has a smooth, strong, sweet, rich, and woody aroma.
One of our all time favorite oils! This oil has a high percentage of sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpenols, making it an amazing oil for grounding and emotional balance. Patchouli can help to calm and balance an overactive mind, so it is a wonderful oil to use as part of your bedtime routine. Patchouli’s aroma is very unique, it is rich and intense, slightly sweet, with many nuances - earthy, herbaceous, and woody.
Wellnessed Custom Essential Oil Blends for Emotional Balance
We have curated four unique blends with the purpose of helping you and your family practice mindfulness and work toward finding a sense of balance.
Each custom essential oil blend is available in a variety of products, both topical and tactile, so you can incorporate aromatherapy in a way that best suits your needs. Use a body butter at night, apply the butter to your chest and back of your neck, with intentional breathing exercises to reduce anxiety and set yourself up for a good night's sleep.
Our aromatherapy putties can become a part of your meditation practice. Each putty is infused with an essential oil blend and the motion of squeezing and pinching the putty can help calm your body and mind to allow your thoughts to easily float in and out without judgement.
Star Essence Awesome Essential Oil Blend
This custom blend of essential oils includes lemongrass, cypress, geranium, spearmint, and frankincense. Each of these oils contain properties that contribute to a sense of balance and comfort, but the combination of these oils creates a bright and inspiring way to encourage feelings of positivity. The fragrance is earthy with a splash of mint. Place a few drops of the Awesome diffuser blend into your favorite sonic mist diffuser as you meditate, practice yoga, listen to music or engage in deep breathing exercises.
LUMINOUS Essential Oil Blend
A sensual and warming aromatherapy blend of complex and rich essential oils that include sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, bergamot, cinnamon, and benzoin. After you unroll your yoga mat, take time to apply this custom blend of essential oils topically to the bottom of your feet and pulse points with our LUMINOUS rollerball. The fractionated coconut oil helps the oils to absorb into your skin with the bonus of some moisturizing benefits.
HIMALAYAN MAGIC Essential Oil Blend
The scent of the HIMALAYAN MAGIC blend of essential oils has been described as both earthy and floral and includes patchouli, lavender, geranium, and rose essential oils. If you are feeling worried or anxious, apply the body butter to your chest and neck, then put in your earbuds and enjoy your favorite playlist on Spotify.
F#ck Off, I'm Meditating Essential Oil Blend
An emotionally grounding blend of essential oils that include cedarwood, green mandarin, chamomile, frankincense, clary sage, and vetiver. This intense and deeply soothing fragrance will assist you in your meditation practice. We offer the blend as a rollerball, diffuser blend, and an aromatherapy putty with a meditation book so you can journal at the conclusion of your meditation and enjoy a bit of levity.
Striving for emotional balance is an ongoing process, but well worth the effort. We learn how to deal with negative emotions without letting them take over and consume us. Having this life skill can improve our relationships, help us sleep better, perform better at our jobs, and elevate our general sense of happiness.
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