Wednesday January 5, 2022
Welcoming a New Year. Hello World!
Ah, it’s a new year and we have a fresh clean slate of endless possibilities. This time of year, most of us set resolutions that are full of goals and fitness planning. Sadly, these well-intentioned plans are often set aside and come to an end as we navigate the state of our world.
This blog post is not about planning or dreaming.
It’s not about welcoming big goals.
Or, long-term plans.
It’s not about creating a new you.
Or, losing weight.
It’s not about making this the best year yet.
Or, how you can do just 5% more.
Instead, it is about emotional wellness.
Finding the calm within ourselves is vital to navigating the storms we are presented with. We need to know how to manage our emotional health to prepare us to fight the battles that may or may not lay ahead.
The theme for this blog is creating calm.
Using Essential Oils to Calm Our Nervous System
Our nervous system is our body’s communication channel. The nerves send and receive messages that allow you think, feel and process sensory information, and control movement. The nervous system is also responsible for emotions. Learning to manage negative emotions can help balance the nervous system.
Essential oils can help calm the body, generate a positive mood, and support a healthy nervous system.
The nervous system is comprised of the brain, spinal cord, and complex pathways of nerves throughout the body. In addition to generating thoughts and feelings, the nervous system processes information supplied by our senses, regulates involuntary body processes, and allows the brain to control movements of the body.
When you touch a hot pan, your nervous system communicates the painful feeling of being burned to your brain, which tells your hand to quickly pull away. Without your nervous system, you could not reason, understand language, think, see, taste, smell or feel.
An imbalance of the nervous system can contribute to head tension, discomfort, feeling of anxiousness or stress, memory fog, and a myriad of other daily struggles.
Meditation, grounding, acupuncture, and of course, essential oils can help support a healthy nervous system.
Using Essential Oils for Emotional Health
Our emotional health can directly influence how the rest of our body feels and functions. When we are in emotional distress, it lowers our overall quality of life and how we feel day-to-day. It also lowers our resistance leaving us wide open for unwanted pathogens/dis-ease to enter our bodies. Personally, the past three years took its toll on my body, and experienced firsthand how things start to unravel. As they say, “been there done that and got the unwanted t-shirt!”
Emotional health affects how we make decisions, how we interact with others, and how we respond to events that happen in life. Things like stress, anxious feelings, changes in the weather, and a host of troubling (yet common) emotions can negatively influence our mood. Some studies have even shown a negative correlation between the use of smartphones and mental health.
No matter what is distressing us, it is important to find tools and coping methods to help counteract negative emotions - otherwise, it can seriously impact our quality of life.
Among many resources, we can use essential oils for emotional health by creating a sense of calmness and well-being, or producing an uplifting environment.
Applying essential oils for emotional benefits
- Massage onto the base of the skull
- Rub on the inside of the elbow or wrist
- Apply a drop to the palms of your hands, rub together, cup your hands together and take a deep breath in, inhaling the therapeutic aroma.
- Wear diffuser-type jewelry to carry the aroma with you all day.
Grounding Essential Oils
dōTERRA Adaptiv™ / Calming Blend is perfect for life’s most stressful moments. Useful when a big meeting is coming up, or for other important events, Adaptiv™ Calming Blend helps improve sustained attention when easing the mind and body. You can diffuse this blend or apply it topically.
- Helps boost mood
- Complements effective work and study
- Increases feelings of tranquility
- Soothes and uplifts
- Calming and relaxing aroma
dōTERRA Balance® / Grounding Blend offers a tranquil aroma suggesting harmony to the mind and body, and brings a balance to the emotions. The warm, woody aroma of dōTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend creates a perfect and refreshing environment. You can diffuse this blend or apply it topically.
- Add to a relaxing massage
- Creates a calming atmosphere
- Provides a tranquil aroma when diffused
Calming Essential Oils
dōTERRA Peace / Reassuring Blend is perfect when life’s anxious moments are leaving you feeling overwhelmed or afraid. dōTERRA’s Peace Reassuring Blend is a combination of floral and mint essential oils that gives you permission for not being perfect to find peace. Slow down, take a deep breath, and reconnect with the composed, and collected you! This can be diffused or applied topically.
- Fills the room with a calming, peaceful aroma
- Aroma compliments affirmations of peace, reassurance, and contentment.
Lavender essential oil is often considered a must-have oil due to its versatile uses. Its calming and relaxing aroma promotes a peaceful environment conducive to sleep and it can ease feelings of tension. This can be applied topically, diffused, and ingested.
- Add a few drops of dōTERRA’s Lavender oil to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of the feet at bedtime.
- Soothes occasional skin irritations
- Use to reduce anxious feelings
- Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods and desserts.
Uplifting Essential Oils
dōTERRA Citrus Bliss® / Invigorating Blend merges the benefits of citrus essential oils with a hint of Vanilla Absolute to form this unique and harmonious blend. Diffuse Citrus Bliss® throughout the home or office to help create a positive atmosphere while adding a refreshing aroma to the air. You can this amazing oil apply topically* or diffuse.
- Ideal for freshening the air
- Creates a positive, invigorating atmosphere
dōTERRA Cheer® / Uplifting Blend is a combination of citrus and spice essential oils that provides an aromatic, cheerful boost of happiness and positivity. Everyone knows a bright disposition and cheerful attitude can smooth over many bumps and challenges in life. Its sunshiny, fresh, optimistic aroma will brighten any moment of your day. You can diffuse this oil and apply it topically*.
- Aroma inspires an optimistic, cheerful, and happy atmosphere
- Creates an energizing and positive environment
Sunshine Roller Bottle
- 10 mL roller bottle add….
- 8 drops dōTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend
- 8 drops dōTERRA Cheer® Uplifting Blend
- Top with a carrier oil (Fractionated Coconut Oil)
- Gently shake well to mix.
Apply along the spine, up the forearms, onto pulse points or on the bottoms of the feet to uplift mood.
*Citrus Oils: Photosensitivity can occur. Avoid sunlight and UV rays for at least 12 hours after applying the product.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about using natural solutions for you and your family.
While you are scrolling on social media, please hop on over to my Insta and/or Facebook pages this month. I’m sharing tips to live a healthier life that focuses on the whole wellness lifestyle that is easy to add to your daily routine.
Until the next time.
Be well, Deanna
Peace. Love. Oils.