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Chapter Ten – Mood Management

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Emotions are an inescapable part of being human—we have no choice but to deal with the dozens of emotions that bombard us every day. Because we all experience emotions a little differently, there are many methods for managing emotions.

The uplifting, calming, grounding, soothing, and harmonizing aromas of essential oils make them a viable tool for creating a tranquil space when we need it.

One of the most appealing parts of using essential oils for transforming your environment that is they provide a safe, natural solution for coping with daily life. Many of the mood-altering methods available today may be questionable and even unsafe; however, essential oils come from natural sources, thus providing a natural way to change the atmosphere around you.

In addition to being safe and natural, essential oils also typically generate quick responses.

The potency of essential oils makes them extremely useful for producing a response from a small amount of oil.

With such power and versatility, essential oils can easily be combined with other practices for emotional benefit. For example, combining aromatherapy with activities such as massage, meditation, or even exercise can help you customize your essential oil experience and deal with emotions in a healthy way.

How does it work?

Another major benefit of aromatic usage is that essential oils can purify the air. By using oils with purifying properties, you can dispel unwanted odors and replace them with pure, pleasant aromas. Many of the air-purifying products on the market like candles or air fresheners—contain toxins and synthetic chemicals, which makes using essential oils even more desirable. If you use high-quality oils that are free from contaminants and fillers, they provide a safe, natural way to purify the air in any room, avoiding having to inhale harmful toxins. Essential oils like Tea Tree, Lemon, and Eucalyptus are particularly known for their cleansing and purifying properties.

Calming aromas

Essential oils with calming aromas can be used to produce a soothing, grounding, or rejuvenating environment. Some of the most popular essential oils with calming aromas are Lavender, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Jasmine, and Roman Chamomile.

Uplifting aromas

Essential oils with uplifting aromas can help promote an energizing, warming, invigorating, or elevating atmosphere. Popular uplifting aromas include citrus oils like Grapefruit, Lime, and Wild Orange. You might be interested to know that the aroma of Bergamot essential oil is considered to be simultaneously calming and uplifting, due to its chemical makeup.

When you’re ready to change your environment with the powerful aroma of essential oils, try a few of the following suggestions.

How to use essential oils for mood management


When stress levels or tensions are high, or when you want to promote an uplifting, positive atmosphere, place calming or uplifting essential oils in a nearby diffuser.


Diffuse essential oils during your daily meditation or yoga practice to help center and set your purpose for the day.


When you don’t have an essential oil diffuser nearby, place a few drops of an essential oil with a calming or uplifting aroma in your hands, rub the palms together, cup the hands over the nose, and inhale deeply to turn your day around.


Use dōTERRA Motivate® to help create an atmosphere of confidence, courage, and belief.


Use dōTERRA Passion® to create an exciting, joyful environment.


If you’re struggling with feelings of anger and guilt, use dōTERRA Forgive® to promote an atmosphere of contentment, relief, and patience.


Use dōTERRA Peace® as a positive reminder to slow down and reconnect.


dōTERRA Console® is a great companion for promoting an atmosphere of comfort and hope.


Use dōTERRA Cheer® to create an environment of optimism and happiness.


Massage oils with uplifting aromas into the temples in the morning to invigorate and prepare you for the day. You can also try massaging oils with calming aromas into the feet after a long day.

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