Psychologists and scientists have spent hundreds of years trying to comprehend the phenomena we refer to as emotions. However, science cannot yet definitively explain the exact mechanisms, and we do know that emotions have a significant influence on multiple components of well-being.
The simplest way to experience essential oils is by breathing it in, aromatically. By utilizing our sense of smell, we can create memories with the most robust sense we possess; smell. Most first experiences with essential oils are through elemental diffusion. These include different methods of dispersing essential oils through space so that one can experience their powerful aroma. The next option is breathing in a few drops by rubbing into one’s hands. The first thing one generally notices upon their introduction to essential oils is that the intensely fragrant compounds can instantly impact how you feel. Due to the fantastic olfactory receptors, which identify odors and initiate the aromatic pathway, diffusing or directly inhaling essential oils is the most rapid and intense way to experience their influence on emotions.
The use of the doTERRA essential oils depends upon their chemical profiles. Based on the known benefits of chemical bases, categories of essential oils can be determined. By their chemical make-up, we can classify essential oils as having either calming or uplifting effects. Each essential oil group has specific constituent profiles known to elicit distinct emotional responses.
The scent associated with floral essential oils is composed mostly of monoterpene alcohols, which exhibit toning and calming properties. Tree, herb, and grass essential oils are rich in sesquiterpenes, esters, and exides. These are grounding, soothing, and renerwing. On the other end of the spectrum, mint, citrus, and spice essential oils provide powerfully uplifting benefits. Mint essential oils have high concentrations of ketones, which are energizing and uplifting. Citrus oils are generally composed of limonene and betapinene, and monoterpenes with strong uplifting characteristics. Phenols, the main chemical of spice essential oils, are recognized for their warming properties.
We combine our essential oils in precise ratios, and the emotional aromatherapy blends establish a new, complete, and unique spectrum of psychological benefits.
The doTERRA essential oils are based on chemistry. When we start with a selected chemical profile, then the blends are put together based on the known properties of their chemical constituents. This is opposed to simply providing a pleasant aroma. While responses can be highly individual, the blending of these specific essential oils has created a synergistic composition ideal for promoting healthy emotional reactions.