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How I Help Manage My Family's Moods

Author: Jennifer L.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Date: 07-25-2013
Views: 8,434
Word Count: 481
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 8753-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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First, I pray over my children every morning and every evening. Out loud. So they hear me. I think it's important that they know I do this.

When I apply oils on my children, I most often apply it to earlobes or temples or neck. It's easy and accessible and rubbing ears is calming and loving.

I keep Harmony on my desk and when something occurs that needs to be dealt with, I dab a bit on my suprasternal notch, that little "hole" at the base of your throat. I just love the Harmony blend - Lavender, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Orange, Angelica, Geranium, Hyssop, Spruce, Sage Lavender, Rosewood, Lemon, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot, Palmarosa, and Rose. A veritable potpourri of many of my favorite delicious smells to calm me down and bring my soul back in harmony with God and my family.

If a child has an issue - a tantrum, fight, or something of the sort, I dab a bit of Harmony on her throat and then we get out The Child-Training Bible and discuss the situation. And after we pray, all is usually well. Sometimes, I have to dab a drop of Lavender on blond temples to calm an upset child after the whole ordeal. Myrrh helps with anger when forgiveness is an issue. Ask me how we know about that!

Now Kate will come to me and ask for an oil for a specific problem she's having. If she can't breathe well through her nose (RC) or feels anger (Frankincense or Myrrh) or has a boo boo (Lavender), she knows an oil will help her. And that girl will bring me the Child Training Bible herself and turn to the issue she needs to pray about! She's the easy one..."Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!" John 1:47.

Valor is necessary for us to get through our days. I seriously can't function as well if I forget my Valor. It's like armor against stress. It gives me inner strength. It's been called "chiropractor in a bottle" and it really does adjust attitudes, LOL. I use it like perfume every morning on my wrists. I massage it on Liz's feet in the evenings. I dab it on Tori, especially if she has something social since she is painfully shy and a terrible perfectionist!

Frankincense is my miracle oil. It is good for everything. It certainly does help with emotional balance. Tori and I rub it on our faces for moisture and to help ward off moodiness. I love the way it smells. We imagine we're like Esther, getting all prettified in and out for our day. It certainly improves our focus during our Bible time!

I diffuse Citrus Fresh or Peace & Calming or Brain Power during home school time to help us stay focused and not get too hyper during fun school moments. And they really smell great, so that's a bonus!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: behavior,mood-swings,emotions-/-feelings — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
4.Associated topics: behavior,mood-swings,emotions-/-feelings — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
5.Associated topics: behavior,mood-swings,stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
6.Associated topics: behavior,mood-swings,stress-/-tension-/-burnout,anger-/-frustration — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
7.Associated topics: behavior,stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
8.Associated topics: behavior,mood-swings,emotions-/-feelings,stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link

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