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How to Choose Essential Oils to Balance Emotions

How many days do you wake up already overwhelmed with the tasks that need to get done? By the time your feet are on the floor - your schedule seems to increase. You have to get the kids ready for school and they remind you of the soccer game at 3pm. This was the day that you were going to have someone else pick them up, because of the conference call that you committed to.

We can face many different emotions from one day to the next. Whatever the daily scenario, we can use essential oils to balance our emotions and bring us back to our center. They can help us to handle life circumstances with more ease and clarity.

Essential oils can seem overwhelming to use for those who are new to them. There are so many different emotions—which one do you choose and how? There is a simple answer to this question—choose from a category.

Essential oils are categorized into Citrus, Florals, Green, Spices and Woods to make it easier to understand the character of the oil.

• A Citrus oil, such as Lemon or Bergamot can be diffused through the air to lift your spirit, when you are feeling down. They can be used in the afternoon as an energy booster.

Floral essential oils, such as Rose or Lavender are most often used for heart healing, emotional trauma and to calm the nervous system in stressful times.

Green oils are a variety of essential oils also found in the other categories. They have an additional herbaceous aroma to them. Lavender falls into the Green category, while it is also a Floral.

Spice oils, such as Cinnamon are most often used to blend with other oils to spice up the blend. They can create a warming and sensual aroma, when they are blended with Floral oils.


Wood oils, such as Sandalwood and Vetiver are grounding and are often used in meditation. They can create a calm and focused presence and are helpful to ground one after a shock.

It can feel complicated when there is more than one emotion involved. This is where you can blend more that one oil together.

In times of fear, you can come back to center with an essential oil in the grounding category. When the fear is related to an emotion connected to the heart, then you can add in a Floral for heart healing. A drop of each can be added to a carrier oil, such as jojoba and massaged on the middle of the chest as you take in a deep breath.

Essential oils can also be diffused through a diffuser to fill a room with their aroma. Add 6 drops of Lemon essential oil to a diffuser to lift your energy or low mood.

Essential oils can be used to shift any emotional state and it can be as simple as choosing from a category for an emotion.

Choose to be at peace today and balance your emotions with essential oils.


*Essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil, such as jojoba or coconut before applying to the skin. They can cause dermal irritation to sensitive skin and citrus oils are known to cause photosensitivity (redness or rash) if applied before being exposed to the sun. *Essential oils should never be ingested—they can be toxic and have been known to cause esophageal burns.

To learn how to properly use essential oils, please visit www.tinadematteo.com, to find a complete Essential Oil class that is filled with information and safety. The class teaches how to use essential oils using a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic system for symptom relief and also how to make basic products. This is a complete class that teaches how to become an essential oil therapist and shares tips and guidance on how to start a business if that is of interest.

Tina is a nationally certified and Licensed Acupuncturist (NCCAOM) and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), also nationally recognized. She has been studying herbs and essential oils, professionally, for the past 20 years. Essential oils were a part of her training. She has always used them for their medicinal qualities, not just for their aroma. Her emphasis is to explain how to use essential oils as a healing tool with the energetics and properties of the plant in mind. She had a very unique training that sets her apart from many acupuncturists. She was trained in Western herbal medicine, which included essential oils, flower essence therapy and learning how to make medicine using the plants that grow around us. There was a traditional, as well as a psycho-spiritual component to her training that made it a true mind, body and spirit approach to learning. She is focused on bringing awareness to heal health concerns through shifting our emotional state.