Emotional Health & Essential Oils

Are you emotionally well? I pray yes but statistics say otherwise... from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), more than 1 out of 10 Americans over the age of 12 are on some kind of anti-depressant. Maybe you are one of these people and are feeling better but according to NIMH your chances of ever going into remission are not good. And what if you are like me and prefer not to take anti-depressants?

Praise God we have His original medicine, essential oils, to turn to for emotional support and healing.

Isaiah 61:3 -NKJV
...to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

One of the most powerful healing aspects of essential oils is their ability to penetrate the so called "Blood-Brain Barrier." When you breathe oil molecules into the back passages of your nose, they go straight to the brain in the central part called the amygdala. The amygdala is the central headquarters of the limbic system, which manages your storage and filing system for all your emotional experiences. The limbic system part of the brain does not understand words or written language. It responds to smell only. Hence essential oils provide a powerful means to contact that non verbal portion of our brains that stores our feelings and emotions.

Inhalation of essential oils communicates signals to the olfactory system and stimulates the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine) thereby further regulating mood. Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders.

I have personally experienced the emotional healing benefits of essential oils and am grateful to God for designing and providing His medicine for us to be emotionally well. For more information about essential oils and their healing benefits please contact me.

In Christ,

1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Healing Oils of the Bible, Dr. David Stewart, Ph.D.