Most people have absolutely NO IDEA
that our emotions are the most powerful tool we have to help guide us towards the future we desire. Our emotions are literally our body's own GPS system and they're there for a reason. It is via our FEELINGS and EMOTIONS that we communicate with The Universe, Divine, God - whatever word you're the most comfortable with; not with our WORDS. It's the FEELING that is the prayer, not the words. 

Once you learn to harness your emotions and tap into them, learn to use them as your compass, magic happens. 

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.

One of the most well-studied areas of aroma research is the effect of smell on EMOTIONS and MOOD.

For example, there is convincing evidence demonstrating that simply inhaling the AROMA of an ESSENTIAL OIL is effective for calming nervous or anxious feelings in a variety of settings. The SMELL receptors located on the upper surface of the nasal cavity make direct links with the limbic system of the brain, an area that governs the body’s EMOTIONAL responses. This close connection between AROMA and EMOTION becomes obvious in our everyday life as certain odors trigger MEMORIES or specific FEELINGS. Some AROMAS directly impact MOOD (for example calming, balancing, or invigorating), while others trigger memories of a specific experience, often one tied to a strong EMOTION.

Intriguing new research has also helped us recognize that the benefits of AROMA extend far beyond just EMOTIONAL regulation. In addition to influencing the limbic region of the BRAIN, olfactory centers are also intricately linked with the hypothalamus, an area of the BRAIN more familiarly nicknamed the “visceral control center” because it controls physiologic functions throughout the body.

The hypothalamus exerts its POWERFUL influence by interacting directly with the pituitary gland, or “master gland,” a small gland located in the BRAIN. The pituitary gland secretes hormones involved in the regulation of BLOOD PRESSURE, HUNGER and THIRST signals, THYROID function, SLEEP cycles, production of sexual HORMONES, and MEMORY, among other things.

Because of the direct link of the olfactory system to this area of the brain, AROMA is capable of interacting directly with the hypothalamus, influencing neuro-chemistry throughout the body, and, in turn, potentiating POWERFUL health outcomes.

There are many acceptable ways to use essential oils for their AROMATIC properties.

Below you will see little snippets of each oil with links to more detailed information. I will be updating this regularly. 

      Negative feelings/emotions addressed:
ARBORVITAE Arborvitae The Oil of Divine Grace willfulness, struggle, excessive effort, distrust, rigid, fearful, need to control
basil Basil The Oil of Renewal anxious, weary, overwhelmed, tired, drained, exhausted, addicted
bergamot Bergamot The Oil of Self-Acceptance despair, low self-esteem, self-judgment, unlovable, hopeless
birch Birch The Oil of Support unsupported, alienated, fear, weak-willed, overly flexible 
black pepper Black Pepper The Oil of Unmasking emotional dishonesty, repressed emotions, feeling trapped, prideful, superficial, judgmental 
cardamom_copy Cardamom The Oil of Objectivity inebriated by anger, easily frustrated, objectifying others, blaming, unable to think clearly
cassia Cassia The Oil of Self-Assurance  embarrassed, hiding, fear, humiliated, insecure, judged, shy, worthless
cedarwood Cedarwood The Oil of Community inability to form bonds or social roots, loneliness, feeling disconnected or separate from the human family, antisocial
cilantro Cilantro The Oil of Releasing Control controlling, toxic, constricted, obsessive, clingy, emotionally trapped
cinnamon Cinnamon The Oil of Sexual Harmony body rejection, fear, controlling, jealousy, sexual abuse, sexual repression or over-active sexuality
clary sage Clary Sage The Oil of Clarity and Vision confusion, darkness, discouragement, disconnection from spiritual realms, hopeless, blocked creativity
Clove 2 Clove The Oil of Boundaries victim, defeated, dominated, enslaved, fear of rejection, intimidated, controlled by others, co-dependent 
coriander Coriander The Oil of Integrity controlled by others, self-betrayal, drudgery, conforming
cypress Cypress The Oil of Motion and Flow controlling, fear, perfectionism, rigidity, stuck, tense
douglas fir Douglas Fir The Oil of Generational Wisdom negative generational patterns, burdened by the issues of others
eucalyptus Eucalyptus The Oil of Wellness attached to illness, clingy, defeated, despair, desire to escape life or responsibilities, imprisoned, powerless to heal, sickly
fennel 3 Fennel  The Oil of Responsibility  lack of desire, unwilling to take responsibility for self or life, shame, weak sense of Self, numb to body signals
frankincense tree 3 Frankincense The Oil of Truth abandonment, spiritually disconnected, distant from father, unprotected, spiritual darkness
geranium Geranium The Oil of Love and Truth addresses almost all types of emotional issues, including abandonment, loss, distrusting, unforgiving, unloving, disheartened, heavy-hearted, grief, etc.
ginger Ginger The Oil of Empowerment  victim, powerless, unwilling to take responsibility for self or life, defeated, not present, stuck, blaming
grapefruit_copy Grapefruit The Oil of Honoring the Body hate for the body, addiction to food or dieting, eating disorders, anxiety over appearance
Helichrysum Helichrysum  The Oil for Pain intense pain, anguish, turmoil, hopeless, despair, trauma, wounded
Jasmine Jasmine The Oil of Sexual Purity and Balance unresolved sexual trauma, resistance to sexuality, sexual addiction
juniper berry Juniper Berry The Oil of Night irrational fears, recurrent nightmares, restless sleep
Lavender flower Lavender The Oil of Communication blocked communication, fear of rejection, feeling unseen or unheard, constricted, tension, emotional dishonesty, hiding, fear of self-disclosure
lemon Lemon The Oil of Focus confusion, inability to focus, mental fatigue, lack of joy and energy, learning disorders, guilt
lemongrass Lemongrass The Oil of Cleansing toxic or negative energy, despair, holding on to the past, hoarding, darkness, spiritual blindness
lime Lime The Oil of Zest For Life apathy, resignation, grief, suicidal thoughts and feelings, discouragement
majoram Marjoram The Oil of Connection distrust, aloof, protected, distant, emotional isolation, reclusive, emotionally “cold,” fear of rejection
Melaleuca Melaleuca The Oil of Energetic Boundaries parasitic and codependent relationships, poor boundaries, weak-willed, toxicity
melissa Melissa The Oil of Light depression, darkened, dreary, suicidal, overwhelmed
Myrrh-Oil-300x189 Myrrh The Oil of Mother Earth disrupted maternal connection, distrust of others, feeling unsafe in the world, malnourished
oregano Oregano The Oil of Humility and Non-Attachment overly attached, pride, opinionated, negative, excessively willful, materialistic
patchouli Patchouli The Oil of Physicality body shame, disconnect from the body, judgment of the body, tension in the body
peppermint Peppermint The Oil of Buoyant Heart unbearable pain, intense depression, heaviness, pessimistic, muddled
roman chamomile Roman Chamomile The Oil of Spiritual Purpose purposeless, discouraged, drudgery, frustration, unsettled
rose Rose The Oil of Divine Love bereft of divine love, constricted feelings, closed or broken heart, lack of brotherly love
rosemary_copy Rosemary The Oil of Knowledge and Transition confusion, difficulty adjusting or transitioning, ignorance, difficulties with learning
sandalwood Sandalwood The Oil of Sacred Devotion disconnected from God or spiritual Self, emptiness, over-thinking, materialism
spearmint Spearmint The Oil of Confident Speach fear of public speaking, nervous, timid, afraid to express opinions
tangerine Tangerine The Oil of Cheer and Creativity overburdened by responsibilities, dutifulness which stifles creativity, downtrodden, heavy heart, lack of fun or joy in life
thyme Thyme The Oil of Releasing and Forgiving unforgiving heart, anger, rage, hate, bitterness, resentment, emotional bondage
vetiver Vetiver The Oil of Centering and Descent apathetic, despondent, disconnected, scattered, split, stressed, ungrounded, need to escape, crisis
white Fir White Fir The Oil of Generational Healing feelings that are generational or hereditary, burdened by the issues of others
wild orange Wild Orange The Oil of Abundance scarcity, over-serious, rigid, dull, workaholism, low energy, discouraged, hoarding, envy
wintergreen Wintergreen The Oil of Surrender need to control, feeling weak, willful, need to be right, holding on, excessive self-reliance
ylang ylang Ylang Ylang The Oil of The Inner Child joylessness, overstressed, grief, sadness, loss of a loved one, disconnected from inner-child

If you'd like to learn how others are using this oil for healing physical ailments, click here and search by oil or your specific physical illness, disease or discomfort.

This page is a work in progress. If there is an oil you'd like to know more about that ISN'T linked to more detailed information, please contact me and I'll create the post to go with that oil (usually w/in 24 hours).