As much as I love making my own blends using essential oils (like for cleaning, skincare, and haircare) I very much enjoy dōTERRA’s proprietary blends. I diffuse Motivate many mornings, wear Elevation like perfume, and enjoy Balance or Peace when I practice yoga (although don’t miss out on the new Yoga Kit!)
dōTERRA’s Emotional Aromatherapy Touch Kit is made for having quick access and application of their 6 proprietary blends that target emotional health benefits. Each roller bottle is premixed with fractionated coconut oil so you can apply to specific points on your body and reap the benefits of aromatherapy even on the go!
First, I want to quickly look at how essential oils can positively affect you emotionally, then I’ll review all the oils in the Emotional Aromatherapy Touch Kit.
Using Essential Oils Aromatically
We know scent is powerful. The smell of your mom’s cooking makes you feel comforted, the first smells of spring uplift your mood with warmer days ahead, and the minty aroma of your toothpaste makes your mouth feel even cleaner. What’s happening here?
The molecules of these scents, like the molecules of essential oils, stimulate the olfactory receptors and their sensory neurons carry these signals to the olfactory bulb which filters and starts processing the input signals of the specific scent. Next, mitral cells transport the output signals from the olfactory bulb to the olfactory cortex, making it possible for you to recognize the scent.
However, these mitral cells don’t only go to the olfactory cortex. They carry signals to other areas of the brain’s limbic system, some connecting directly to the amygdala, making it the only sensory system that crosses the amygdala and the limbic system in its primary processing pathway. This is why scent is so strongly tied to memory which affects your mood. (yalescientific.org)
Essential Oils Included in the Emotional Aromatherapy Touch Kit
This blend of citrus and spice oils was created to counteract negative emotions, providing a positive boost of happiness. Cheer promotes feelings of optimism, positivity, and happiness. Roll on Cheer Touch over your heart, or to your wrists in the winter for uplifting boosts throughout the day. For children, apply to the bottoms of the feet for a positivity boost!
What’s in Cheer?
Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Star Anise Fruit/Seed, Lemon Myrtle Leaf, Nutmeg Kernel, Vanilla Absolute, Ginger Root, Cinnamon Bark, Zdravetz Herb.
Sweet floral and tree essential oils create dōTERRA’s Console Comforting blend to promote feelings of comfort, helping you find hope to get on a path of emotional healing. Apply over the heart when you’re feeling sad to remind yourself to be patient and find positive thoughts. Console counteracts negative emotions like grief and hopelessness.
What’s in Console?
Frankincense Resin, Patchouli Leaf, Ylang Ylang Flower, Labdanum Stem/Twig, Amyris Bark, Sandalwood Wood, Rose Flower, Osmanthus Flower.
Forgive’s fresh and woody scent evoke feelings of contentment, patience, and relief, while counteracting negative emotions of anger and guilt. Forgive helps you move forward and let go of resentment. Apply to the heart and pulse points to feel content and grounded.
What’s in Forgive?
Spruce Leaf, Bergamot Peel, Juniper Berry Fruit, Myrrh Resin, Arborvitae Wood, Nootka Tree Wood, Thyme Leaf, Citronella Herb.
When you’re feeling frustrated and cynical, with shaken confidence, the minty citrus scent of Motivate will guide you back to your creative powers. Feelings of courage, confidence, and belief will counteract feelings of doubt and pessimism. Apply to the bottoms of your feet in the morning to get a positive start on the day, Roll over pulse points before big events like speaking engagements, sports, or work events.
What’s in Motivate?
Peppermint Plant, Clementine Peel, Coriander Seed, Basil Herb, Yuzu Peel, Melissa Leaf, Rosemary Leaf, Vanilla Bean Absolute.
The spicy, warm, rich aroma of the Passion Inspiring blend will shake off feelings of boredom and disinterest, bringing on excitement and joy. Passion helps you discover a renewed feeling of joy for all the day-to-day blessings in your life you’ve started to overlook. Apply over pulse points and your heart to encourage inspiration and passion for life!
What’s in Passion?
Cardamom Seed, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Rhizome, Clove Bud, Sandalwood Wood, Jasmine Flower Absolute, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Damiana Leaf.
Feeling anxious? The sweet, minty, rich scent of Peace Reassuring blend was crafted to promote feelings of composure, contentment, and reassurance for times you’re feeling overwhelmed with anxious and fearful emotions. Rub onto your temples for peace of mind when feeling untethered, or onto the palms of the hands and rub together, inhaling deeply when feeling anxious.
What’s in Peace?
Vetiver Root, Lavender Plant, Ylang Ylang Flower, Frankincense Resin, Clary Sage Flower/Leaf, Marjoram Leaf, Labdanum Leaf/Stalk, Spearmint Herb.
I’ve been using my kit daily since it arrived! Typically, I take whichever blend I need most at the time – this week both Motivate and Peace have been my go-to’s as I wade through my last week of pregnancy – and apply to my wrists and above the heart. I love getting whiffs throughout the day (a little truly goes a long way), and I’m instantly reminded why I put that particular scent on in the first place.