Emotions and Essential Oils. What role do they play in emotional healing?

Essential oils play a powerful role in emotional healing. They will lead us by the hand as we courageously face our emotional issues. Sadly, we all hold repressed trauma in some form or other. Most of us will have unresolved feelings of pain and hurt which need to be brought to the surface for transformation and healing.

I want to explore and enlighten you to how essential oils are capable of doing so.

Essential oils support healing in 5 stages. They strengthen us during each stage and prepare us for the next level of healing. For example, as we regain our physical health, we are invited by the oils to enter the emotional realm.

The 5 stages of healing

✅ Essential oils assist us in healing the physical body.

✅ Essential oils assist in healing the heart.

✅ Essential oils assist in releasing limiting beliefs

✅ Essential oils increase spiritual awareness and connection.

✅ Essential oils inspire the fulfilment of our life’s purpose.

Stage 1: Healing the physical body

Essential oils are powerful physical healers. Some essential oils are considered to be 40-60 times more potent than herbs.

Essential oils assist the body in fighting unfriendly microorganisms; purifying organs, glands and body systems; balancing body functions; and raising the body’s energetic vibration.

Stage 2: Healing the heart 💔

As the oils secure our physical health, they provide us with the energy needed to penetrate the heart and enter the emotional realm.

Essential oils raise the vibration of the physical body. As the body lives in higher energetic vibrations, lower energies (such as suppressed emotions) become unbearable. The body wants to release these feelings. Stagnant anger, sadness, grief, judgement, and low self worth cannot exist in the environment of balance and peace which essential oils help to create.

Emotional healing occurs as old feelings surface and release. Sometimes this experience is confused with regression. People may perceive they are going backward or that the essential oils are not working. We are so used to symptomatic healing that we have been conditioned to view healing as the immediate cessation of all physical and emotional pain.

In reality, the oils are working. They are working to permanently heal emotional issues by supporting individuals through their healing.

Principles of healing: Release and receive.

It is important to understand that healing is a process. The process can be separated into two main principles: release and receive.

We must release trapped negative emotions before we can receive positive feelings. The old must go to make space for the new. We often want to skip this step, but it a necessary one. We must be willing to experience cleansing if we truly desire healing.

Resisting the cleansing process makes the healing more painful. We must surrender to the experience so that we may continue on the path of healing. The more we let go and trust, the more enjoyable this healing process can be.

Essential Oils don’t do our emotional work for us.

Essential oils assist individuals in taking an honest look within themselves. They foster the right environment for healing, but they will not do the work for us.

In gardening, it is a common mistake to pull the weeds out while leaving the roots. This is particularly true for hard and rocky soils. To ensure we uproot the whole plant, we add water to the soil, which will facilitate the entire weed to be removed. Similarly, essential oils prepare our emotional soil so that weeds may be removed with greater ease. However, they do not do the weeding for us. If we neglect to do the work of pulling our weed, we have only simply watered the problem. On the other hand, when we combine essential oils with emotional work, we reap the fruits of our labour.

Stage 3: Releasing limiting beliefs

Unlike emotions, which are temporary in nature, beliefs are long term and deeply rooted in our subconscious mind. Beliefs are our deeply held framework that is forged from conclusions we make about our experiences.

This belief framework forms the lens through which we see life. For better or for worse, our beliefs about ourselves are what we use to define our identity. This has far reaching implications on all of our behaviour, thoughts and emotional patterns. All of us have positive and negative beliefs. However, our negative or limiting beliefs can cause the same issues to reoccur over and over throughout our lives. Repeated experiences reinforce the associated emotional pathways.

Essential oils assist in illuminating the emotional patterns of deeply held beliefs, encouraging us to identify what the limiting beliefs are, releasing the trapped energy and associated emotions, and, finally, replacing them with positive beliefs that will serve our higher good.

Stage 4: Spiritual awareness and connection

All beings were created with divine intention. Acknowledgment of our spiritual nature and connection to our source is an essential part of healing. Most important in this stage is the awareness of the specific intention for us and infinite love available to us. It is from this love that our healing can become complete.

Stage 5: Life’s purpose

When we have experienced the previous 4 aspects necessary in truly holistic healing, we are now ready to fully actualise our purpose and potential.

Tools we can utilise for emotional work.

There are several great aids to assist you when beginning your emotional work. I suggest these tools in addition to essential oils to facilitate the healing process.


Regardless of method, most mindfulness-based practices have a positive effect on mental and emotional well-being. Choose any method that resonates with you and practice it consistently to enhance the benefits of all other emotional healing practices. Meditation practitioners find that the benefits are compounded over time.


Keeping any kind of journal can be beneficial. The 3 main journaling techniques include keeping a gratitude journal; free writing (or stream of consciousness journaling); or letter writing, where you can work out your feelings in a letter to someone (not necessarily mailed).

Writing your thoughts and feelings eases mental strain, releases stagnant energy, lifts dark moods, inspires creative and diverse thought, increases self esteem, and invites calm. It is a powerful tool for processing all types of emotional content.

Personal Inventory

This time-honoured technique involves making a self-assessment: listing personal strengths and positive qualities on one side of a chart and weaknesses or blocks to succeed on the other. This will help you to acknowledge what’s working in your life (often the most important part of the process) and will help you to identify what’s out of balance. A deep and honest moral inventory is part of most 12 step recovery programs.

Nature Therapy

Recent science is reporting that significant benefits come from spending time outdoors in any context from exercising to relaxing to meditating. Walking barefoot in grass or sand, putting your hands in soil, strolling in natural areas with lots of trees- even watching beautiful nature films or art portraying nature- can make you feel grounded, centred, and more at peace.

Personalised Modalities

From music therapy, play therapy, and talk therapy to energy work, regression work, and subconscious work, there are a variety of modalities and therapies that can assist emotional healing and recovery. Feel free to use any essential oils with any practice that personally works for you.

Additionally, all emotional work is enhanced by building on a strong base of physical health. You don’t need to wait until you have faultless physical health habits in order to begin. Try to give yourself the nutrition, exercise, and especially the sleep that you need, and you will see greater benefits from your essential oils.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this and have a little more insight to how essential oils can improve our health and well-being.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and welcome you to leave comments.


Julie 🌱


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