Monday, April 8, 2019

Spring Cleaning our Emotions

My recent personal life has had a ton of drama and emotional ups and downs with an aging parent.  Toxic environment abounded and daily living was severely altered.  I truly needed this spring cleaning of my own emotions.  So let's talk about oils that can help you to just that.
Oils that can help with releasing some negative emotions in order to be receptive to new experiences are Sacred Sandalwood and Patchouli.
Sandalwood is known for its ability to promote mental clarity (boy I really needed this as well as calming). It helps with focus and remaining calm simultaneously. Getting rid of those jitters is especially helpful when you have a big presentation to give or a situation requiring a lot of emotional and mental effort.  That last part was the best for me, emotional and mental support!
Sandalwood is relaxing and calming, and typically makes the list of essential oils most commonly used in aromatherapy to relieve feelings of stress, anxiousness, and feeling down. We definitely want to spring clean those emotions right out!
Here are a few ways to use Sandalwood.
  • Add to wrists or ankles during times when you feel stressed or overwhelmed 
  • Diffuse for everyone to experience the benefits, or inhale straight from the bottle
  • Drip a few drops into a bath for a relaxing experience

Patchouli is teasingly referred to as a “hippie oil”, but it has some incredible clearing benefits.
Patchouli essential oil, when inhaled, impacts hormones in a way that serotonin and dopamine are released. When these hormones are regulated, they assist the body in releasing feelings of anger and anxiousness.
According to the Essential Oil Desk Reference 7th Edition, Patchouli is “a relaxant that clarifies thoughts, allowing the discarding of jealousies, obsessions, and insecurities.” I don’t know about you, but those are emotions I definitely want to get rid of!
Here are a few ways to use Patchouli.
  • Add 15 drops to a 10 ml roller bottle and fill with a carrier oil like Young Living’s V-6, and roll onto wrists and back of neck
  • Diffuse 5 drops in your diffuser, especially during times of prayer and meditation
  • Add 10 drops to your bath water

How have you used Sandalwood or Patchouli oils?

As always....if you are interested in obtaining any of these emotional cleansing oils, contact us!

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