ESSENTIAL OILS AND MENTAL HEALTH
How can oils support my mental health?
One of the most fascinating things that I've studied along this journey is how plants were our first medicine. They were put here for us as our food and as our medicine. They are meant to work with our bodies to keep them healthy and break down issues that we may be having!
I want you to think of mental health issues as a symptom, because that's exactly what they are. They're a symptom telling you that something is wrong. Whether that something is a lack of healthy food, too much toxic chemical product usage, or past trauma that was never released.
Now, with that in mind, let's take a quick look at some
things that oils do:
+ They eliminate toxins in our bodies.
+ They can be found in our blood stream in 20 seconds.
+ They reach every cell in our body within 20 minutes.
+ They regenerate our DNA, having the capability to release things, such as trauma, that have been stored in our bodies for years.
+ They go directly to our limbic system (emotional brain) when inhaled (aromatherapy!)
+ They increase oxygen in the body.
+ They support healthy blood pressure levels, relax us, and clear our minds making us feel calm, level, and grounded.
This is a subject that I'm personally very passionate about because mental health is why I started using oils! Now that you can see the science of how oils can support your body to good mental health, let's talk about what oils you can use!
Emotions are really interesting in the fact that they are stored in our bodies. Sometimes, feeling better can be as simple as a protocol that is intended to detox certain parts of our bodies!
Below are some of my favorite protocols for if you're not feeling well emotionally and mentally. These protocols are designed to work in your body to release built up toxins in those organs that could be causing your body to 'malfunction,' thus producing symptoms (yes, anger, anxiousness, excessive down feelings, and irritability can be your body telling you that something is wrong!)
The Feelings Kit
"Apply the feelings oils every morning and every night before bed. Do this for 30 days and you will change your life."
- D. Gary Young
+ Step 1: Apply Valor on the bottoms of your feet
+ Step 2: Apply Harmony on the back of your neck.
+ Step 3: Apply Forgiveness around your navel.
+ Step 4: Apply Present Time behind your ears.
+ Step 5: Apply Release over your liver.
+ Step 6: Apply Inner Child under your nose.
Post Trauma Support
+ Step 1: Apply Valor on the bottoms of your feet.
+ Step 2: Layer Harmony overtop of the Valor.
+ Step 3: Apply Inner Child around your navel.
+ Step 4: Inhale Forgiveness from your hands. Do this throughout the day each time that anger is felt.
+ Step 5: Apply Joy over your heart.
+ Step 6: Apply Trauma Life down your spine.
+ Step 7: Apply Release over your liver.
+ Step 8: Diffuse Peace & Calming
Gary's Great Day Protocol
+ Step 1: Apply Valor to your left wrist.
+ Step 2: Apply Harmony around your navel.
+ Step 3: Apply Joy over your heart.
+ Step 4: Apply a drop of White Angelica to the crown of your head.
Aroma Freedom Emotional Release
2 Lavender + 2 Frankincense + 2 Stress Away
Peace & Calm
3 Peace & Calming + 3 Lavender
3 Joy + 3 Orange
3 Northern Lights Black Spruce + 2 Yland Ylang + 2 Frankincense
2 Orange + 2 Lemon + 2 Grapefruit
3 Grapefruit + 2 Geranium + 2 Patchouli
3 Orange + 3 Lemon + 2 Bergamot
Worry No More
3 Lavender + 3 Peace & Calming + 1 White Angelica
Calm All day
6 Valor + 2 Stress Away
All of these recipes are for a 10ml roller bottle! Add the oils listed, fill the rest of the bottle with carrier oil, shake, and roll on your brainstem, your wrists, behind your ears, and inhale.
Aroma Freedom Emotional Release
15 Lavender + 15 Frankincense + 15 Stress Away
Calm and Focused
10 Lavender + 10 Vetiver + 10 Cedarwood
15 Joy + 15 Orange
10 Lavender + 10 Stress Away + 10 Valor + 10 Patchouli
+ 10 Vetiver
No More Anger
15 Release + 15 Juvaflex
(Roll this one over your liver!)
10 Lavender + 10 Marjoram + 10 Roman Chamomile
+ 5 Ylang Ylang + 10 Frankincense
Forgive and Release
15 Forgiveness + 15 Release + 15 Harmony
Baths are a great way to relax (which is good for your mental health!) while getting the benefits of essential oils! You can mix 2-3 drops of any of these oils with 1 cup of epsom salts and add it to your bath!
Peace & Calming
Northern Lights Black Spruce