Updated: Oct 24, 2020
How essential oils work within our bodies to uplevel our gratitude practice, facilitating our own transformations.
Why Essential Oils?
All things carry with them a vibrational frequency, which can be measured by scientific instruments. Pure essential oils are made from native grown plants, which each vary in their specific vibrational frequency. Each one of these frequencies, influences our bodies in a different way. This is part of why essential oils are so powerful, not only for physical ailments, but also for emotional, mental, and spiritual healing/support.
How Essential Oils Influence our Emotions
When we simply smell an essential oil (or anything for that matter), the chemical compounds of that substance travel up our nose, some absorbing into the mucus membranes of our nostrils, and eventually arriving at our olfactory system. This is a powerful seat of our brain, that sends signals to other parts of our brain, to do things….like release stress hormones, or increase ‘happy’ neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. These biochemical signals control things within us like our sleep patterns, memory, focus, our digestive system, and so much more. So you can see why essential oils have the capability to be so powerful! They directly influence these biochemical signals, effecting different part of our bodies. This process occurs quickly after using an essential oil.
Within 20 seconds the oils are absorbed into our skin (or mucus membranes), and begin to influence our body. Within 20 minutes, the oils are flowing through our bloodstream, effecting all different areas of our bodily systems.
Oils for Gratitude
Each oil has a specific emotional profile, but in this post, I’m going to specifically discuss those associated with gratitude, because I know it is one of the most powerful emotions, that can radically change our lives, for the better.
Spikenard is literally called ‘The Oil of Gratitude’. I apply this over my heart space anytime I’m having a hard time finding gratitude, or want an extra boost.
Helichrysum helps heal our pain, both literally, and figuratively! This is deemed liquid stitches in my home, but also helps heal emotional pain. I can help you find gratitude in your past trials, and find your warrior spirit. It offers stregth, endurance, and hope to those experiencing transformation through pain.
Manuka is a powerful uplifter. It can help open your heart to the connectedness between you and your higher power. It encourages the user to live in gratitude, abundance, and wonder.
Beautiful is an oil blend, that is no longer being sold, but comes back periodically because it is a favorite of many, including me! It smells divine!! Beautiful just unfolds your heart, opens you to the wonders of the world, and encourages you to shine as you have been created to. The gratitude associated with the beautiful blend, is one of confidence, self-acceptance, and healing.
Immortelle is also a blend, that I usually use in my facial routine, for lines and wrinkles. However, this is a powerful blend of high vibrational oils, and grounding oils, to connect you to your higher power. This blend is great at quieting your mind, and developing spiritual principles, which translate well through a meditation practice.
Rose deserves an honorable here. It has the highest vibrational frequency of ANY oil (so far), and is powerful in SO many ways. Doterra rose is 110% different from any rose on the market that you can find. It is a delicate, intricate process to create rose oil, and takes about 10,000 blossoms to make a 5ml bottle. Rose is so delicate, the distillation of the oil has to be done the SAME day the blooms are picked. I also apply this oil over my heart space, whenever I need help realigning/grounding myself with my higher purpose. (It is also great to use when you feel a sickness coming on)
Don’t worry about mixing oils. If you are using pure doterra essential oils, there are no contraindications for mixing their oils, (If you are wondering, “why doterra?” then check out (this page). You are not going to accidentally make mustard gas, or anything else toxic, so no need to worry when debating scents. Some will be more pleasing than others to you, but that is just personal preference.
The fastest way to influence your mood with essential oils, is simply to smell them! You can put a drop in your hands, rub them together, and then cup your nose, and inhale. You can open the bottle, and sniff the top. You can add them to a diffuser, apply directly to your body, or create rollerballs.
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