You may have heard how essential oils have been linked to the successful treatment of emotional and physical ailments. Do you also wonder what essential oils are good for specific emotions?

In this article, we’ll explore which essential oils can help the body cope with stress, anxiety, and tension which are all contributing factors or causes of other illnesses and diseases. You’ll also learn different ways you can expel essential oils to help support your emotions.


How Essential Oils Affect Emotions

We do not smell with our nose. We smell with our brains. With the sense of smell, otherwise known as olfaction, essential oils can be used to relax or stimulate the nervous system.

When you smell essential oils, your body can respond by either releasing serotonin, endorphins, or noradrenaline. These responses can relax, calm, or energize you just from smelling these magical oils. Below we’ll explore what essential oils to use for specific emotions.

Essential Oils for Specific Emotions

These are some common essential oils you can use to assist with specific emotions.

Calming/Soothing Oils- Lavender, Bergamont, Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, Petitgrain, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver

Anger- Bergamont, Neroli, Jasmine, Rose, Orange, Patchouli, Orange, Palmarosa

Loneliness/Discontent/Grief/Helplessness– Bergamont, Chamomile, Benzoin, Grapefruit, Lavender, Frankincense, Lemon, Orange, Lime, Tangerine, Jasmine, Rose, Helichrysum, Sandalwood

Stress/Anxiety- Bergamont, Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Orange, Coriander, Mandarin, Petitgrain, Thyme, Rose, Sandalwood, Rose, Pine, Patchouli, Neroli

Exhausted/Overwhelmed- Basil, Bergamont, Clary Sage, Cinnamon, Ginger, Frankincense, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, Juniper Berry, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Rosemary, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Stimulating- Basil, Ginger, Black Pepper, Jasmin, Citronella, Caraway Seed, Patchouli, Corriander, Cinnamon, Tarragon, Eucalyptus, Clove Bud, Dill, Grapefruit, Geranium, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Oregano, Nutmeg

Methods of Using Essential Oils

There are several different ways you can use essential oils to support your emotions. Below are different methods you can use:

  • Diffuser– This is a great way of dispersing essential oils for emotional support. You can either add drops from a single oil or a blend of multiple oils.
  • Inhalers Aromatherapy inhalers are great for emotional support! You just add drops of essential oils to the cotton insert and place it into the inhaler.
  • Air Freshener Spray– Make your house or office smell wonderful as well as uplifting your mood.
  • Add to Bath Salts or Oil– Taking an aromatherapy bath is a wonderful way to unwind and relax. Be sure to dilute essential oils with oil or bath salts before adding them to your bathwater.
  • Roller Bottles– Add drops of essential oils and fill the rest with your favorite carrier oil such as jojoba oil. Pop the top back on and roll it onto your wrist or neck.

Essential Oil Blends For Specific Emotions

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  • Calming/Soothing Essential Oils
  • Concentration/Memory
  • Anger
  • Loneliness/Discontent/Grief/Helplessness
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Stimulating
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