Essential Oils for Every Mood
We all know that essential oils have a super vast variety of uses. Natural essential oils are used in cosmetic and beauty related products, they are used in cleaning supplies (because of their strong smell), they are used as preservatives in packaged foods and they are also used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. Essential Oils, in general, have become super popular in the last decade because of all the different types of amazing essential oil that are out there, their uses and of course, DIY projects. If you like getting your hands dirty with DIY projects, you need to have essential oils nearby at all times.
Apart from DIY projects, cosmetics, and natural medicines; essential oils can be used to alter the mood in an effective way while still being all-natural and not causing damage like normal mood-altering medications. These super useful oils literally have the ability to improve or alter your mood, and there is no need to even digest the oil itself. There are many different ways to use essential oils and you can pick the one that is right for you. Essential oils being mood altering might seem extremely strange, but there are actually countless studies that show how essential oils can change and improve our emotional state. Here is a simple explanation of how essential oils can alter your mood.
How Essential Oils Alter Your Mood
First of all, our sense of smell is amazing. That's the first step to understanding how essential oils can alter the mood. Our sense of smell is more accurate than any of our other senses (which means, super accurate). We have sensory cells very high in our nose called Olfactory Sensory Neurons that are connected to our brain. Our strong ability to smell comes from these sensory cells. Each of these cells has an odor receptor and any types of molecule released by substances around us stimulate these odor receptors. When these sensory neurons detect molecules, they send messages to the limbic lobe of our brain. Our limbic lobe is connected directly to parts of our brain that control major parts of our body; memory, stress, hormone levels and chemicals that affect behavior and physiology.
The most effective way to use essential oils in order to better or alter your mood is via the nose. The reason is that there is only one way to stimulate the emotional part of our brain and that is through a sense of smell, which makes essential oils and incredible thing to use for our moods. Emotions such as depression, anger, joy, fear, happiness, and anxiety all originate from the limbic lobe in the brain and can be altered by essential oils if used through the olfactory system. There are many different ways to use essential oils in this way, and here some examples and suggestions. We do recommend you make sure you are not allergic to the specific type of plant the oil is made from and we also suggest trying them out topically before using them through the olfactory system.
4 Ways to Use Essential Oils for Mood Enhancement
As mentioned above, there is only one way to stimulate the emotional part of the brain and that is through smell. If you want to get the best results from these mood-altering natural essential oils, try inhalation. Using essential oils this way is very simple and you can accomplish this in a different way. A very simple way to use essential oils for aromatherapy correctly is to add the desired blend of essential oils to a bowl of steaming water; close your eyes, put your face above the bowl and cover your head with a large towel. Inhale the steam deeply and do so or repeat as long as required.
There are other marvelous ways of receiving the amazing benefits from these natural mood-altering essential oils. You can sprinkle a few drops of your favorite oils on to a handkerchief or tissue and inhale the wonderful aroma from these incredible oils. Aromatherapy is widely known to be very effective in helping in the healing process of many types of diseases, but they are also incredibly effective in bettering your mood when used in this way.
If you are an essential oil lover, you probably already know how useful these rollers can be when it comes to using amazing blends and mixes of essential oils. But if not this is what they are. Rollers are little glass or plastic container that looks like old 90's lip glosses that have a rolling ball at the tip, which work as the opening of this little bottle. These rollers are used to apply essential oils topically for skin absorption and they are a super interesting way to make the use of essential oils fun. There are a super wide variety of essential oil mixes you can make, where you combine your favorite essential oils (plus carrier oil) and use it in various amazing ways.
If you would like to take your essential oils on the go in a cool, cute and simple way; essential oil rollers are more than perfect for you. Rollers are small and will fit in your purse, backpack or pocket so you can take them wherever you go. You can get a boost of energy, relieve your stress or clam yourself with these oil filled rollers. There are always incredible mixes depending on what mood you’re in and these rollers will always come in handy.
Note: These rollers can also be an incredible gift for your essential oil loving friends or family. You can make a wide variety of wonderfully smelling rollers with all of your favorite oils and give them to the people you love. Each mix of oils has a purpose and a specific mood it alters, so you will be giving a gift that keeps on giving long after you have given it. It is an incredible all-natural gift!
Essential Oils and diffusers are the must-have items of aromatherapy. With a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil, you can completely change the energy, feeling, and smell of your entire house and also improve and enhance your mood at the same time. Diffusers are not hard to find and they are a must-have item if you an essential oil lover. They are also super ideal for cleansing and purifying the air in whatever space they are used. The most recommended types of essential oil diffusers are those that have a fan that passes cool air through a pad that has the essential oil directly on it.
4. Calming bath
If you had a long, exhausting day at work and you need something to calm your nerve; try a calming essential oil bath. There are a large variety of essential oils that are not irritating or sensitizing for the skin, and they could be used in your bath water. By using these natural essential oils in this way, you will be absorbing the oil through your skin and also breathe in the scent and reminisce of the oils. This is a super calming and relaxing way of using these oils and it’s a great way to get rid of stress, fear, anger or anxiety.
Essential Oils for Negative Moods
Anger and tension
Lavender Oil, Petitgrain Oil, Roman Chamomile and Ylang Ylang are the four perfect essential oils for those tough moments of spontaneous unexpected anger or tension. We all know that sometimes we have moments of emotion we can't control and the best alternative is not always strong medication. All-natural essential oils can be a great alternative to use when you are having a hard time cooping or you need to let go of your anger. All four of these essential oils have calming properties that will soothe your nerves and calm your anger in a natural and healthy way.
Worry or Anxiety
For these strong moods, there are 3 essential oils that will immediately bring you back to feeling calm and collected. Chamomile Oil is perfect for soothing and calming the nerves. It reduces anxiety on a huge level and improves the feeling of harmony and balance. Bergamot Oil is perfect to push those feelings of stress away. It has been proven to help relieve anxiety and tension; it will be a big help for those moments where you are stressed or anxious. Last but not least, Lavender Oil. In almost all cases that involve calming moods or soothing strong emotions, lavender oil is must-have oil. It soothers the mind and is amazing at completely relaxing the mind. Try one or all of these oils if you are having a difficult moment.
We all have those days where we simply can't keep our eyes open or we feel a strong mental fatigue. Caffeine-packed drinks are not always the best alternative for sleepiness. What if there was an all-natural way to wake you up and let go of that annoying tiredness? There is! The three oils that will help wake up your mind and your senses are these; Orange Oil, Peppermint Oil, and Frankincense Oil. They will all give you that extra bit of energy that you need to keep going during the day and the best part; they are completely natural. Not only are they natural but they will also give you even better results than caffeine filled drinks because they are so strong. They are great for those who aren't early risers(like me!).
We all go through tough times and the things we do to cope with these hard times aren’t always the best. Everyone has their way of dealing with this strong feeling; for some, it’s eating and for others, strong medication, but those are not the only solutions to sadness. Using all-natural essential oils to help with your sadness is a much better alternative to strong medication that can be harming or simply hard on the mind and body. There are essential oils that can help you let go of these emotions, they can help you take a big breathe and say “everything is fine”.
One of the oils that help with sadness is Clary Sage. This oil has been used to cure depression, improve sad feelings and for help with strong grief. It can also boost confidence and the feeling of hope. Any essential oils from the citrus line are also incredibly helpful while trying to fight sadness in an all-natural way. If you have feelings of sadness frequently or even non-frequently, you should try out this great solution.
Here at Interbio, we want to make it easy for you to find the best essential oils and also the best ways to use them. Essential oils can be used in so many different incredible ways and we want to share as many of them as we can with you. If you enjoyed this blog and you want to know about more amazing ways of using natural essential oils; go to the blog section of our site and check out other amazing ways of using your favorite oils!