All of us could use a little help whenever we are navigating life’s ups and downs – from gathering up willpower to rise out of adversity, to bolstering up confidence during important events. However, during times of extreme stress when our mental or emotional wellbeing is unbalanced, self-confidence can be hard to find. So how can we find the motivation to fearlessly rise above the challenge?
Awareness of Your Emotions
Contrary to popular belief, humans are mostly emotional beings and 99% of life’s decisions are made emotionally. Stress, anxiety, depression and mental fatigue can affect our emotions and subsequently, mar our decision-making process. Since emotional health is of great importance, it is crucial to stay clear of negativity and develop a positive outlook in life. Emotional support from loved ones can only do so much if one has a chronic bleak view of life; hence it is always ideal to be empower yourself with adequate exercise, sleep, the right foods and Mother Nature’s living energy – essential oils.
How Essential Oils Affect the Brain
The aromas of therapeutic essential oils stimulate the brain’s limbic system, which is directly connected to our olfactory system. Emotions are largely housed in the limbic system and this area of the brain plays a crucial part in the formation of our memories. Just by sniffing in aromas, essential oil molecules bypass our rational minds to alter our moods or bring forth inspiration.
Essential Oils for Self-Empowerment
Many essential oils are greatly for relaxation and bringing balance to your emotions, but did you know the following essential oil blends could help you to find inspiration within yourself to move past setbacks?
Highest Potential™ Essential Oil
Highest Potential™ is an exotic blend designed to increase your capacity to achieve your highest potential. Jasmine is added to enhance self-confidence, while ylang ylang calms, soothes, and harmonizes.
How to use: Apply 1-2 drops on the crown of your head whenever you need a boost of confidence or a sense of peace and awareness.
Believe™ Essential Oil
This blend is formulated with Idaho blue spruce, ylang ylang and contains Idaho Balsam Fir and Frankincense essential oils that may encourage feelings of strength and faith. The combination in this blend may help assist as you to move past emotional setbacks and barriers, helping you reach your true, unlimited potential.
How to use: Apply 1-2 drops on the heart or throat chakra to help encourage self-expression and communication.
Sacred Mountain™ Essential Oil
This blend of conifer essential oils, including spruce, fir, and cedarwood, evokes the feelings of sanctity found in the mountains promoting feelings of strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection that are a result of being close to nature.
How to use: Apply 1-2 drops on the solar plexus to encourage feelings of empowerment and grounding.
As you learn to manage your emotions with the help of essential oils, as well as adopt healthier ways of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating to others, self-empowerment comes with the confidence that you’ll always be able to rapidly bring your emotions back into balance.