An Uncomplicated Life Blog: Essential Oils For Emotional Support

Monday, January 21, 2019

Essential Oils For Emotional Support

If you're in a challenging season of life, use essential oils to support your emotions. They work!

Last October, I birthed two humans. Then we jumped right into the holiday season, that if you read this post, you'd know didn't go as I thought it would. It turns out, when you're sleep deprived and caring for two infants and two toddlers, you're almost 100% drained, all the time. I'm happy to report that I'm no longer ran that ragged; things have gotten much better! But there was a period of about three months were I was hanging on by a mere thread. Perhaps you're in a challenging season of life, or perhaps you're battling the winter blues. Whether you need to be uplifted or grounded or just outright cheered up, essential oils do wonders for emotional support. Aromatherapy is a powerful force. Here are some of my favorite essential oils and blends to use for emotional support.

Use these essential oils to support challenging emotions to get you through a hard time

First, the essential oils! Revive oils are my new go-to. Yup, I used to be with Young Living, but the expense of those oils were insane. I asked some of my oily gurus who they got their oils from and learned about Revive. They're therapeutic grade, indigestible essential oils that are NOT a multi-level-marketing structure. You can go on their website and buy them like you'd buy something on Amazon - no need to sign up for some membership! They have packages with diffusers and single essential oils, plus roller bottles and other lifestyle items. Use code Paige10 for 10% off your order and experience the same quality of Young Living or doTERRA without the obnoxious price (and minus the sales people always trying to get you to buy things...)

Mood brightener
Some of the "happiest" scents are citrus and florals. Citrus Delight is a Revive blend of several citrus oils, vanilla and mint. It's one of my favorite to diffuse to blast the house with a happy smell! I'm also a big fan of lemon, peppermint and rosemary. In fact, that was my go-to blend after we cleared out all the holiday decorations, and I wanted to get my home smelling fresh, bright and cheery again. Several friends commented that my home "smelled like a spa" with that blend in the diffuser! If you're more of a floral lover, Ylang Ylang is a great oil to diffuse. When I can tell I'm in a bad mood due to hormones, I like to diffuse Ylang Ylang with clary sage to bust up all that moody estrogen.

Feeling overwhelmed? Like you or an element in your life is out of your control? Odds are you need some grounding support. For this, I love earthy smells. Patchouli, rosemary, eucalyptus, frankincense and clary sage are all great when you just need to fee reconnected - to yourself, the earth, whatever that may be. Lavender and patchouli is one of my all time favorites that's nearly always in my diffuser in our master bedroom. Eucalyptus and a citrus oil is a great, refreshing way to get grounded. Try it with lime or grapefruit for something unexpected. Clary sage is one of my favorite smells to diffuse just on it's own (or add a floral element like Ylang Ylang like I suggested above). Rosemary is extremely versatile with it's lightly woody, herbal scent. Rosemary and peppermint in the summer is earthy, grounding and cooling.

If you're in need of a few deep breaths, make them count with breathing in some relaxing scents for added relaxation benefits. Lavender is the queen of all the relaxing, calming smells. It's one of my most used oils, because it blends so well with other scents, and of course, is excellent on it's own too. Revives's Zen (think Young Living's Peace and Calming) is probably my favorite blend that they make. I have it diffusing regularly in my office and usually wear it as a perfume, too.

Traditionally "cool" oils work well to energize you. What are cool oils? Anything in the peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen or general mint category. Grapefruit or lime and spearmint is one of my favorite blends when I'm riding in the front row of the energy struggle bus. Orange and wintergreen is really a bright, energizing blend (be sure not to add too much wintergreen, as that will overpower the citrus).

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Essential oil diffuser blends to help you be a happier person
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Essential oils have so many useful qualities and benefits. One of my favorite is supporting my emotions when I'm being especially challenged, whether it's just a hard season of life, or I'm going through something hard on the short term, or even if it happens to simply be a long, hard day with fussy kids. Essential oils are here to support your mental and emotional wellness! Use these blends in your diffuser or wear them on your body when you need extra help feeling like a sane, normal, energized person.


  1. From what I hear you have to be careful with these oils if you have pets. Just an FYI: a friend's cat got deathly ill after she infused her home for a week with eucalyptus. There are about eight oils that are deadly to cats and/or dogs.

    1. Bummer about your friend's cat! I have a small dog and have never had any problems diffusing oils around him. To be fair, as a dog he doesn't get into things I have on tables (like cats do) so his face is never right in a diffuser and I've also never diffused the same oil for a week straight. I wouldn't suggest that much of ANY oil for any human or animal. Just like with children, if you have animals in the home you need to be cognizant of what they're getting into!

  2. I've been looking for more natural ways to deal with my anxiety so this is super helpful! Thank you!

  3. I am always wanting to get into essential oils but never sure what to use for what. Very helpful post thank you!

  4. Really like the sound of the mood brightener blend! I’m a big fan of citrus scents, and have been looking for a new mix to meditate with! Will be trying’

  5. I love essential oils and use a diffuser during times my family have colds. Otherwise I wear in a little mini locket I got from amazon or with roller ball. We do have pets and are careful for that reason.

  6. Yesss! My mom and I love young living we have the diffuser and the oils. My mom has a blend called "relax" and there are so many calming blends! I love simple lavender. Especially if I need a good nights sleep or am having bad anxiety..

  7. I really enjoy citrus blends. I think they are so uplifting. You really can't go wrong with anything Lavender as well. Thanks for sharing. All of these blends sound lovely!
    -Madi xo |

  8. I'm so glad I found this! I just got a diffuser for Christmas and outside of using the oils individually, I am not really sure what to mix together. Thanks for the tips!

  9. Essential oils are really taking the world by storm! I had no idea there were so many health benefits associated with them. I will have to try them.

  10. I've been hearing so much about essential oils lately, I guess I will have to give them a try!

  11. Just got some essential oils and I am so exited to use them but now I think I need to get more because I forgot about all the citrus scents that I love.

  12. I love essential oils. I'm currently using orange (my favorite) and eucalyptus which works wonders for colds.

  13. I've only tried lavender. This makes me want to expand!

  14. I find essential oils so soothing, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Im just learning about oils! Love them so far!

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