My favorite essential oils for emotional support and how best to use them.
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There was a time when I thought essential oils were only for things like supporting our immune systems and putting on a zit to help shrink it. Oh boy was I wrong!
Over the last few years I’ve gotten more into essential oils for emotional support. Yes I still love to use my oils for ALL THE THINGS like boosting our immunity, supporting healthy skin and making our home smell nice (and much, much more), but the emotional component is something that truly fascinates me.
It took the hubs a bit longer to fully buy into essential oils to support our emotions. He was super skeptical for the longest time, until he physically saw them work on my daughter.
One night a few months back, she was having a meltdown that had gone on for 30 minutes or more. Nothing was working to calm her down, until I got out my oils. I rubbed two oils on her chest and had her breathe them in and within 30 seconds she was calm. I remember seeing his eyes grow wide when she started to calm down. And I believe the words out of his mouth after we put her to bed that night were, “Holy sh*t, those worked so fast.” Finally in that moment he believed in the power of essential oils for emotional support.
There are dozens of essential oils that can be used for all sorts of emotional support, but I’m going to share my favorite ones and what we use them for.
Everything I’m sharing about essential oils for emotional support are referenced in this book. I love how thorough it is and it covers hundreds of emotions that one may experience.
Frankincense can be use for neurological support, feelings of worthlessness, and that feeling you get when you just want to tell someone to piss off. Or F-you. It’s also great to help dizziness. It is used extensively during prayer and meditation.
I apply frankincense to the forehead, behind the ears and on our forearms when needing emotional support. I also use it in my skincare in the evening, and it has a calming effect on me.
Lavender is great for promoting healthy sleep and relaxation, calming, feelings of fear and criticism. My daughter has her own roller bottle with lavender that she applies before bed each night. It helps her unwind and relax before she goes to sleep.
I call this oil our angel oil. I diffuse it in my daughter’s room when she’s had a string of nightmares. It’s like a shield of protection. It’s also one of our go to oils when she’s having a meltdown. I have her inhale it straight from the bottle, and apply it on her chest as well.
It can be used for feelings of loneliness, rejection, relentlessness, shame and sympathy.
I feel like this oil is self explanatory. I carry this oil with me everywhere. Kids are being crazy: Stress Away. Traffic at a standstill: Stress Away. Nervous for a meeting: Stress Away (and Valor). It smells amazing and just works really well for me. Whenever I’m having a hard time taking a deep breathe due to stressful situations, I inhale Stress Away and I’m able to slow my emotions and inhale deeply.
Not an oil that a lot of people equate with emotional support, but it’s a good one. Lemon oil helps bring a sense of happiness (mood boosting), supports feelings of frustration, emptiness and regret/remorse.
I love this floral oil so much. I apply a drop over my heart whenever I’m feeling a little down. It’s a great oil for grief, disappointment, unhappiness and anxiousness.
A favorite among many oilers, Valor is a great essential oil when you have a stressful situation you may be facing (think presentation in front of lots people). It can be used for aggression, defensiveness, fear of conflict, feelings of resignation and withdrawal. It smells amazing and I love to use it before I host classes. It just gives me a boost of confidence that I need.
I also apply it to my daughter’s diffuser necklace when she isn’t wanting to go to school sometimes.
There are a few oils I use to help support me when I’m working my businesses.
Magnify Your Purpose, Abundance and Highest Potential are all oils I diffuse or apply topically when I’m feeling unmotivated to work, struggling to come up with what to say or just need to believe in myself. I love all three of these oils and each time I use them I’m super productive.
One of my favorite ways to use the oils on the kids is by making roller bottles. My daughter has her bedtime roller, a focus one to help her with homework, and both kids have Thieves rollers I roll on them every day to boost their immune systems (our favorite roller bottles are THESE ones).
I hope this gives you an idea of how amazing essential oils can be for emotional support. They are so versatile and one oil can be used for a multitude of things, which is one of my favorite things about essential oils.
If you want to learn more about essential oils, check out my essential oils page.
*I’m not a doctor and cannot treat or diagnose. Essential oils are unique and work uniquely on individuals. Always dilute oils first with a carrier oil before applying directly to the skin.