Scientists and psychologists have spent centuries trying to understand the phenomena we refer to as emotions. Although science can not yet definitively explain the exact mechanisms, we do know that emotions have vast influence on well-being. Employing the most current research and the purest essential oils, the new doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy blends are unique volatile aromatic compounds that address the emotions that so greatly influence your health.
Although the term was not coined until the 20th century, aromatherapy has been used to influence emotions for thousands of years. How essential oils influence emotions through their aroma is a fascinatingly complex process. While much is known about aromatherapy, we are just beginning to understand the connection between scent and emotions. It wasn’t until the early 1990s, with a Nobel prize winning study by Linda Buck and Richard Axel, that biologists began to understand the chemical sensors responsible for the remarkable effects of scent. Recently, olfactory sensors were discovered to be present not only in our nose, but also in our skin, a discovery that has a multitude of implications for the future of aromatherapy research and essential oil use (Busse, et al.). Scent is an amazingly powerful tool that we can use to influence our lives in a multitude of ways.
The foundation of all CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils is chemistry. Chemical constituents and their concentrations determine the benefits and aroma of these gifts of the Earth.
The triggers and responses are uniquely individual, but the one constant is that we all have emotions. For one person, the sweet smell of Cheer may be uplifting by reminding them of a childhood playing in the citrus groves; for another it may prompt feelings of distress due to a totally different experience. The beauty of the Emotional Aromatherapy Kit is that the uses for the new blends are limitless and best results will come from experimenting with them on your own. While we know, based on chemistry and aromatherapy research, that the blends tend to stimulate specific emotional responses, how they will benefit you is highly individual. The Emotional Aromatherapy diagram should be used as a guide for initial use, but experiment to discover their true value for you.
THE DOTERRA EMOTIONAL AROMATHERAPY SYSTEM INCLUDES SIX UNIQUE BLENDS
Motivate™ Encouraging Blend is a wonderful combination of several citrus and mint essential oils, including Yuzu, Clementine, and Peppermint. The resulting chemical profile is high in monoterpenes and monoterpene alcohols, which are known for their uplifting and toning properties.
Cheer™ Uplifting Blend is an invigorating mixture of citrus and spice essential oils. Featuring Wild Orange, Cinnamon Bark, and Star Anise essential oils, the resulting chemical profile is rich in monoterpene and aldehydes, renowned for their uplifting and warming properties.
Passion™ Inspiring Blend balances spice and herbal essential oils. Combining Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, Cardamom, Clove, and Damiana creates a chemical profile with high concentrations of phenols and ethers to provide warming and renewing benefits.
Forgive™ Renewing Blend mixes familiar tree and herb essential oils to create a diverse chemical profile with high concentrations of monoterpene esters and alcohols. Pure Thyme essential oil along with several tree oils produces a blend with renewing and toning properties.
Console™ Comforting Blend combines floral and tree essential oils. The combination of Rose absolute, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Sandalwood, and several other highly valued tree and flower essential oils creates a blend rich in both monoterpenes and sesquiterpene alcohols. The final product mirrors its chemical component composition, being highly grounding and renewing.
- Peace™ Reassuring Blend is a fusion of floral and mint essential oils. The amalgamation of popular essential oils such as Lavender and Spearmint, along with the essence of some lesser-known plants such as Labdanum creates a chemical profile rich in monoterpene esters and alcohols for a renewing and toning experience.