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In my Health, Healing and Wellness blog, The Season of the Heart & Heartbreak, I discussed that although holidays may bring yuletide cheer, there is evidence they also are associated with a time of increased heart problems!
I offered suggestions on how to assist someone who was struggling with a particularly intense emotional or physical stressor this season. During hard times, it is not so easy to simply “think positive,” many may need additional support. I discussed how using tools such as the power of social connection, mind-body techniques, exercise, hiring a professional, and self-care basics (the” formula for true health”), could all help to mitigate ones’ risk.
In this blog, I will give a brief summary of how essential oils can also help to alleviate some of the pressures that can occur with the holidays and protect the heart from negative effects that result from overstimulation.
I have explained previously how “essential oils have the ability to modulate our mind and body due to their biochemical properties, the influence of their odorants on our receptors, and the scents’ association to the subject.” I also recently highlighted how essential oils have been used for centuries for religious and spiritual traditions due to their benefits on the mind and body.
Emotional oils blends, which combine the psychologically beneficial effects of synergistic single essential oils, can be used to help one experience a desired change of mood.
I provided an example of this by outlining the oils in an emotional oil blend. This mixture of odors can not only act as safe and effective “scrooge eliminator”, it additionally provides an “olfactory boost” regardless of the time of year.
Below, I’ve categorized previous posts on how essential oils’ versatile nature can be used for our emotional and physical benefits, including for the heart , this holiday season and all year long. Please feel free to use them and pass them along to those who may need additional “olfaction fortification” this season.
Essential Oils for the Head and Heart
Emotional Health for the Holidays
- The Many Ways to Make the Holidays Happier and Healthier with Essential Oils
- Using Essential Oils to Enhance Optimal Living and Self-Care for the Holidays
- Finding the Feeling of Gratitude in an Essential Oil Bottle – Part 1
- Finding Feeling of Gratitude in an Essential Oil Bottle – Part 2
Smell and Emotions
The Brain on Essential Oils
- Smell and Neuroplasticity
- Can Essential Oils Change Unwanted Behavior I
- Can Essential Oils Change Unwanted Behavior II
- Ode to Essential Oils
- Our Dynamic Brains…On Essential Oils!
- Essential Oils & Brain
Essential Oils & Brain 2
- Essential Oils & Mood
I wish you all gentleness and kindness to yourselves, and receiving the same, this holiday season.
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)