Self-love is sparked by a feeling of appreciation and worthiness for oneself. Being able to achieve this depends on internal and external factors.
Words and actions by other people can spark self-doubt in us. It is okay to need a bit of extra help to achieve self-love. A self-love essential oils blend recipe can help your journey to ultimate self-love and self-appreciation.
Essential oils natural plant oils (essence) that are scented and used in aromatherapy and homeopathy.
According to this article by Hopkins Medicine; “When inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain.”
So, using essential oils can be very beneficial in triggering these feelings by using a self-love essential oil blend recipe.
Essential Oils To Activate Self-Love
Bergamot essential oil is the epitome of self-love and self-worth. This oil helps process and release the feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt, and opens you up to love and self-acceptance. Bergamot teaches you to recognize your uniqueness and help build self-confidence. Everyone young or old could use a sprinkle of Bergamot.
2. Ylang Ylang
When inhaled, Ylang Ylang is known to have a positive effect on the mood. Ylang Ylang essential oil can help promote feelings of delight and comfort while clearing negative sentiments, increasing a calm and peaceful environment in the home when diffused.
The powerful scent of Rosemary incites your confidence and concentration. It is wonderful to fight mental fatigue, nervous disorders, tiredness, and burnout. Rosemary frees the mind and negative emotions. It’s mind sharpening properties are wonderful for concentration and focus.
When inhaled, the active agents that are present in the oil are absorbed into the bloodstream through the membranes, allowing the release of the happy hormones called serotonin and dopamine. These hormones are associated with positive feelings and are known to help dissipate negative feelings such as worry or tension.
5. Sweet Orange
Feel the spark of optimism renewed as joy washes away the feelings of negativity & tension. One of the properties of orange essential oil is that it works as an anti-depressant, helping you feel uplifted even on a bad day. You can use a few drops of oil in a low-heat diffuser. For faster results, place 2 drops on your palm, rub your palms together, then cup your hands over your nose to inhale the aroma and boost your mood. Wash your hands after because orange oil can make you more sensitive to the sun.
Self-Love Essential Oil Blend Recipe
Not all essential oils blend nicely together. You can use the ones mentioned above individually or if you want a blend that naturally sparks positive self-love then use this mix;
3 drops Rose
6 drops Ylang Ylang
4 drops Sandalwood
6 drops Juniper Berry
8 drops Manuka
Directions: place all essential oils in an essential oil diffuser adding a few drops of coconut oil to the mix.
Use this self-love essential oil blend when you have feelings of low self-esteem or are experiencing negative feelings about yourself.