How to let go of the Past using essential oils

Essential oils work with the body’s chemistry to elevate your mood both through topical use and into the bloodstream and through aromatic use and into the amygdala.

When you breathe in the aroma of essential oils, your nose’s olfactory receptors communicate with the area of the brain called the amygdala. It is in this area, at the base of your brain, that emotions and memories such as trauma and abuse are stored, and where our 'fight or flight' reactions begin.  

Often these responses are old responses to a past trauma which we haven’t been able to release and so we remain triggered and easily upset - this is where essential oils step in.

Many researchers believe that breathing in the essential oil molecules helps to stimulate this area of the brain that affects mental, physical, and emotional health. How? Well the oils work with the cells to change their chemical makeup lending them properties which can be healing and calming.

The sense of smell has been said to be the most powerful way to affect our subconscious. 

Sesquiterpenes are molecules that are in essential oils, and they are capable of crossing the blood/brain barrier. This has a great impact on oxygenating the brain.

The combination of this action, plus the aromas of the essential oils, has been shown to have a big impact on releasing emotional trauma, stress and anxiety. 

How to help ground and balance emotions

PastTense is a beautiful blend by doTERRA which uses a fresh, cooling aroma that can ease stressful feelings and promote a sense of calm.

  • Eases feelings of tension

  • Helps reduce stress and anxious feelings

  • Help provide grounding and balanced emotions

  • Add to temples and back of the neck before taking a test

  • Apply to bottom of feet before an important meeting to help ease stressful feelings

  • Apply to wrists while traveling to help calm emotions

  • Massage into shoulders, neck, and back for a cooling, soothing sensation

  • Calms emotions

  • Packaged for convenient application in a roll-on bottle

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