Emotional


Anger

When the liver is not functioning properly, emotions, particulary anger and agitation, that should come and go, stay around longer than necessary.  To dispel anger and stabilize the emotions:

 

Place 1-2 drops of Release or Roman Chamomile over the liver.  Do this once or twice a day.  Also, rememeber that whenever you are using oils to dispel negative emotions, it is wise to use 1-3 drops Valor on the bottom of the feet first. 

 

Agitation

Apply, neat, 1-2 drops (2-3xper day, as needed) of Peace & Calming, Lavender, Orange, or Roman Chamomile on temples and/or back or neck; on VitaFlex points, 1-2 drops on brain and heart.

Hope
Hope is essential in order to go forward in life.  Hopelessness can cause a loss of vision of goals and dreams.  It has been said that one can live without food and shelter for some time, but it is hard to live without hope for a day.

To help you reconnect with a feeling of strength and grounding, restoring hope for tomorrow:

Diffuse, directly inhale, or add 2-4 drops of Hope to bath water.  Or apply 2-4 drops on edge of ears, wrists, neck, temples, over heart, or on VitaFlex points.

Jealousy
Jealousy is an emotion that typically results from negative thoughts or feelings of insecurity, fear, anxiety... over the possible loss of relationship, friendship, or love.  It may also be a resentment or painful desire for someone else's advantages. 

The thing about jealousy is that oftentimes this emotion surfaces over imagined scenarios that have little to do with reality. Yet once this ugly monster rears its head, trying to control it is like trying to control a car without breaks going downhill. 

But even if there is justification for jealousy, the resulting anger does little to alleviate the situation for all concerned, including ourselves.  There are certainly more effective ways to deal with others who have wronged us.  And in the case of imagined wrong-doings, there are gentler and kinder ways to deal with our soul.

The first step to overcoming jealousy is to be vigilant.  Learn what triggers this emotion and prepare yourself to attack it before it gets out of hand.  If your problem is with imagined scenarios in your mind, then use your imagination as an invaluable weapon.  If you are imagining that your partner is meeting with another to cheat on you, imagine instead that they are plotting to throw you the biggest surprise party ever.  Or if you are jealous because your friend got the promotion you wanted, imagine that something even greater is going to happen to you this month.  Go wild with ideas of how something that you perceive happening may just as likely be something so diametrically opposed in reality.

The following essential oil blends are very beneficial in overcoming jealousy and combating the resulting emotional upheaval:
Harmony, Humilty, Surrender, Release, Gratitude

Put 2-3 drops of one of the blends over the area where you feel the negative results of the emotion the worst, i.e. your gut, your heart, the temples (if the mind chatter is driving you crazy). Or if you are feeling it all over, put 1 drop on each of the chakras.

Sadness
Diffusing or directly inhaling essential oils can have an immediate positive impact on mood.  Olfaction is the only sense that can have direct effects on the limbic region of the brain.  Studies at the University of vienna have shown that some essential oils and their primary constituents (cineol) can stimulate blood flow and activity in the enotional regions of the brain.

Clinical studies at the Department of Psychiatry at the Mie University of Medicine showed lemon not only reduced depression but reduced stress when inhaled.

If you are feeling especially down, try inhaling Lemon and also ingesting it (1-3 drops to 1 quart of water).

Put 1-2 drops of Joy over the heart.  Or rub 2-3 drops of Cedarwood on the bottom of the feet, as it has been recognized for it calming and purifying effect.

Self-Confidence
To yield self-confidence, apply a few drops of Valor to the wrists and inhale.