3 Essential Oils for Emotional Healing

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Emotions and Essential oils


The Emotional Switchboard of the Brain : Limbic System

The word limbic comes from the Latin word limbus, meaning “border.”

Limbic system plays an important role in creating different emotions and feelings.

Emotions play an important role in our life, we all feel and face different emotions throughout a day. but do you know which part of the brain controls our emotions?

though the central nervous system controls our emotions, but its Limbic system and atomic nervous system which influence and vastly controls our emotions.

The main functions of the Limbic system are

Controlling emotions like anger and fear

Regulating eating, hunger and thirst

Responding to pain and pleasure

Controlling functioning of the autonomic nervous system, including things like pulse, blood pressure, breathing and arousal

Sensing sexual satisfaction

Controlling aggressive or violent behavior

Responding to sensory information, especially sense of smell


Now all these important emotions and functions are controlled by Limbic System. All these emotions like anger, fear, pain, pleasure decides our behavior in our daily life.

Our emotional health majorly depends on how we control our emotions. But how can we balance our emotions and live a stress free life?

Do you agree with me that any imbalance in our emotional state, affects our daily affairs?

the best part is it is proven that Limbic system Responding to sensory information, especially sense of smell.

3 aromatherapy oils which can be used for emotional healing


Bergamot Oil

Bergamot is quite well known as anti-depressant.  It reduces Cortisone harmone related to high stress states.  Bergamot 

lowers anxiety and stress, at the same time balancing Cartisol levels.  It also promotes secretion of harmones like dopamine and serotonin.

Good for Insomnia 

Bergamot also helpful in Insomnia, if having a good night sleep is your problem, try Bergamot.  It will help to calm, relax and relieve tension.  Add few drops in a diffuser, and its good to go!



Frankincense Oil

Frankincense is another essential oil which can be used as anti-anxirty and anti- depressant.  It also showed reduced heart rate and useful in high blood pressure.

It immediately induces the feeling of peace and relaxation.

Add few drops of Frankincense in a hot bat for instant relaxation and stress relief.  You can also use it in a diffuser, to help fight anxiety.


Lavender Oil

Lavender is the most popular essential oils as it can be used for various reasons.  It is anti- depressant, anti-oxident, calming, anti-microbial and it improves brain function.

Some study also shows its effects in reversing the dibetic conditions.  Traditionally, lavender has been used to treat neurological issues like migraines, stress, anxiety and depression.

In some studies it is shown that Lavender Oil can decrease depression by 33%, decrease sleep disturbances, moodiness and overall health status.

Research also shows that lavender oil serves as a natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Essential oils are here for more than 2,500 + years.  They are popular in therapatic uses, most because they give instant results.  It benefit you form improving your memeory, balance harmone levels, and support healthy limbic sytem functions.

Use of Essential Oils creates psychological as well as physiological benefits which includes decreasing anxiety, and and even fatigue.

Though most of the time it is safe to use Essential oils, some oils may have stron reactions to your skin.  So always better to use a carrier oil, if you want to apply directly to your skin.

Safest way to use essential oils is using oil diffusers or adding few drops to your bath.  Emotional health can be maintained by using essential oils in our daily routine.

Which othe essential oil do you find useful in maintaining emotional health, pl let me know your experiences with essential oils in the comments below.



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6 thoughts on “3 Essential Oils for Emotional Healing”

  1. Bergamot is one of my favorite essential oils. It’s really good when you have had a rough day and need to unwind. It’s one of those essential oils that calms me down instantly. I mix it with lavender and sometimes vetiver.

    I was just curious what do you find bergamot mixes good with?

    Are there any other essential oils you find to be good for grounding?

    • Bergamot is good to mix with most of the essential oils. It’s hard to think of an oil that doesn’t blend well with Bergamot, but, for a short list: Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavenders, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang-ylang.

      For grounding, you can use any of the following: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Patchouli, Black Spruce.

  2. I didn’t know much about oils until I read through your site. I have some in my bathroom closet, i think i will take the lavender one out tonight and add it to my bath. thanks for the information, i did learn from this content. i think ill look more into bergamot, sounds like its worth checking out. thanks for your info!


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