The emotional benefits of Essential Oils is something that is often times misunderstood, or ignored all together, because of the thought that it is “junk science”. However, the chemistry behind emotions has been studied, and the affects of physiology acknowledged, for a long time.
In the blog post Emotional Aromatherapy: Psychology meets Chemistry, Dr. Rodriguez discusses the physiological effect that the chemistry of essential oils has on the human body and, more specifically, on psychology. Rodriguez goes into the chemical constituents of a variety of oils. For example; Floral essential oils are high in monoterpene alcohols, which exhibit toning and calming properties. On the other end of the spectrum, mint oils are high in ketones, which are energizing and uplifting.
For more specific essential oil suggestions, and how to safely and effectively use them to effect your emotions, check out our podcast episode on Essential Oils and Emotions.