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Essential Oils and Emotions: Frankincense and Myrrh

Nov 17

You might not realize it, but there is a connection between your emotions and the oils you use. Certain oils can help to balance out your emotional state. You will want to experiment with different oils to see which ones work best for you.

When I first started using essential oils, I thought they were just used for massage. After a reading more about these amazing plant oils, an amazing picture came to view of the power each of these little bottles contains. I walked to my medicine cabinet and started looking at the labels. The first item I pulled down was Vicks Vapor Rub. The main active ingredient—Eucalyptus! It’s no wonder. Eucalyptus is a fantastic oil for the respiratory system. It can be effective at clearing the airways, relieving congestion, and easing coughing.

Essential Oils and Emotions: How Can They Help?

Do you know how esssential oils and emotions work together? Here is an essential oil guide on emotions for more information.

Have you ever smelled a scent and it has immediately triggered a memory from your past? Scent molecules in an essential oil's enter into your nose when you inhale, going into the old factory membrane. The nerve cells their old ascent molecules and sends electrical impulses to the brain are a factory bulb.

The old factory bulb is the center of the sense of smell, it then sends a signal to the amygdala. The amygdala is in the area of your brain that houses emotional memories.

Essentially it can play a role help in helping us get over our emotions. When we encounter an emotionally intense situation instead, instead of being overwhelmed we can use essential oils. It can be as simple as smelling the aroma directly from a bottle or wearing them as perfume.

The scent molecules from the essential oil's can enter the amygdala and relax sedate and said he is emotions in our central nervous system instead of letting excited build up in our bodies essential oils can help mind and body release emotions.

The sense of smell is the only sense out of the five senses that directly connects to the limbic system controls blood pressure heart rate and breathing memory and hormone don't hormone balance. The limbic system regulates fear anger depression anxiety happiness and sadness. It is thought that I sent interns the old factory bulb that can affect all of these emotions.

Frankincense and Myrrh Essential Oil

Learn why these oils were so highly prized in both ancient and modern times along with the traditional uses and science behind these oils. 

Frankincense and Myrrh are some of the most versatile and broadly applicable essential oils. They support a myriad of physical and emotional projects. These oils work effectively together; Frankincense and Myrrh are complimentary polarities. Frankincense represents masculine energy, while Myrrh represents the feminine. Together Frankincense and Myrrh can support balance to unite heaven and earth within the soul matrix. These two oils can also support feeling divine love and protection while feeling safely grounded on the earth.

Suggested Uses: Try using these oils together. Place 1-2 drops of Frankincense on the crown, brow, or ears and 1-2 drops of Myrrh on the feet.

Myrrh- "The Oil of Mother Earth"

Myrrh oil nurtures the relationship with one's mother and with the earth. When there has been a disturbance with the mother-child bond, myrrh can help. This division or lack of attachment may be due to adoption, birth trauma, experiences of abandonment or other childhood issues. Regardless of the cause Myrrh can help to re-establish a strong bond in the mother-child relationship. Myrrh reminds us to enjoy the season and the beautiful nature around us. It rekindles trust and warmth in the soul. Myrrh assists us in feeling safe and at home on the earth.

Suggested Uses: Place 1-3 drops on bottom of feet and heart. Inhale regularly throughout the day.

Emotions Addressed: Distrust of Others, Feeling Unsafe in the World, Disrupted Maternal Connection, Malnourished

More Favorite Essential Oils for Emotions

The following are some of the most common essential oil that promote emotional balance:

  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Jasmine
  • Basil
  • Rosemary

Read more about essential oils and emotions and enjoy some DIY reecipes too.