It’s no secret that the most wonderful time of the year, can also be the most stressful time of the year!
With so many plans, dealing with crowds and traffic, stretching your budget, and more it is a lot for us to handle.
Essential oils are amazing for supporting emotional balance, and that was actually the first way I was convinced these oils actually worked!
When we inhale an oil through our nose it travels to the olfactory nerves in the nose. From there it stimulates the limbic system in the brain, where memory and emotion is stored. So when using oils for emotional support, aromatic is a very effective way to use them!
To use oils aromatically you can diffuse them, make a misting air/fabric/perfume spray, add a drop to your hands and cup over nose and mouth to breath in deeply, smell directly from the bottle, and more! You could also apply these oils over the heart, on the back of the neck, insides of the wrists, ears, and more. Read each bottle label for specific usage directions.
I’ve chosen 7 of my personal Favs for emotional support. I bring these oils with me all the time in my purse. You never know when you’ll need a little pick-me-up. Continue reading to hear more about each oil and why I love them!
A lot of us just tend to be too busy and not get proper rest each night. We love lavender to support a restful night’s sleep! Great to diffuse or mist onto your pillow to help calm your mind and get your body some much needed rest.
Peace & Calming
This was the first oil I ever tried on my kiddos, and is now always in my diaper bag! It smells so relaxing. I diffuse or apply to my kiddos feet for a good nap or nighttime rest. As an adult I love to apply this one to my wrists for calming and clearing my head.
This is what I refer to as my “gateway oil.” When my kit arrived I wasn’t totally convinced these oils could actually support the wellness of our bodies. I was having a hard time post-partum from my second baby and decided to give it a try. After using topically and aromatically every two hours for three days, I was a new mommy! Definitely solidified my understanding of oils.
Now I don’t need to use this oil every day anymore, but is still my go-to for an emotional lift and to get me moving when I’m feeling stuck.
This is also one of my favorites! Smells amazing! Valor is known as “courage in a bottle” for its ability to support your social courage. I love this oil before social gatherings to calm nerves, help me just be comfortable in myself, and to encourage my small talk to flow naturally.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. We are pulled in a hundred different directions during the Christmas season, and this oil is great for calming and relaxing. Use on-the-go as you tackle Christmas present shopping or travel. Also awesome at the end of a crazy day to help decompress and ease you to sleep.
Frankincense has the ability to go beyond the blood-brain barrier and is known for its emotional supporting abilities. If it was good enough for a gift to baby Jesus, then it is good enough for me! I love smelling this oil and thinking about the real reason for the season and what it must have been like to bring these gifts to the Christchild.
This oil is my favorite for attitude. This is what I use for my toddlers to keep them in a good mood all day while at long Christmas parties and their schedule gets all out of whack. It is a thick oil, so we like to add it to a roller bottle and roll on the back of their neck. It has also proven to help keep them awake and alert, so it is great if we know naptime is going to be missed that day.
I hope you will have a peaceful and joyful Christmas this year, and that these essential oils will be helpful!
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