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Supporting Emotional well-being with Essential Oils

Going through life's ups and downs, we experience a range of emotions and moods and it often impacts the way we interact with one another. Happy conversations or slightly prickly exchanges result in an array of responses, some pleasant and encouraging, others annoying or even offending. Here are some tips that can promote positive emotions and moods with aromatherapy and essential oils.

Promote positivity

Laughter, smiling and feeling joy in your heart makes everything more pleasant. Happiness is one of the most enjoyable emotions we can experience. Looking for the good things in life and in the people around you is one sure way to tap into happy thoughts and view the world with a positive attitude.

Citrus oils like Sweet Orange, Grapefruit, Bergamot and Lemon offer a bright aromatic experience and encourage a sunny, cheerful feeling that help bring a smile on your face and create an optimistic energy that exudes from within you.

Lift the Gloominess

When the clouds are hanging low and your world feels grey and gloomy, it is important to try to recognise the source of that sadness. Acknowledging the source of that emotion may be the first step in making it easier to move on from the melancholy.

Essential oils like Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile and Lavender are excellent oils to help raise your spirits and lift you out of a slump. They bring calm and provide a nurturing and comforting atmosphere.

Allay Anger and Frustration

Anger is an emotion that can be quite debilitating and have a negative impact on your relationships with others. It may be worthwhile to look at the root cause if you find yourself with a short fuse, or if you suffer frequent annoyance and frustration.

Some essential oils like Patchouli, Peppermint, Cypress and Ylang Ylang are beneficial options when you are feeling hot under the collar. Inhale from a few drops of oil on a cotton ball or tissue helps to bring harmony and release the inner conflict.

Encourage Creativity

Finding inspiration can be challenging when the stresses of modern lifestyle leaves you no room for leisure and creativity. We need the quiet moments to re-energize, re-fresh and re-charge. Unlock your creativity with adult colouring books, a phenomenon sweeping across the world. Adults are finding a new way to unwind and de-stress by being involved in an age-old activity they used to do as a child.

Try selecting essential oils that will refresh your mind and reduce mental fatigue. Frankincense, Lime and Rosemary are known for their ability to reset your thoughts and open you up to new possibilities. Ginger and Pine help sharpen the mind and dispel a sense of apathy, indifference and purposelessness.

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