An Aromatherapist will Want to Select Oils That-
Benefit the mental state of the person rather than the isolated symptoms. It does little good to recommend essential oils for depression when the overriding mental state is one of grief.
An aromatherapist needs to be a good listener-ask about past health history and lifestyle, find out whether or not stress or depression are evident. Each essential oil is capable of various effects depending on the properties of the oil. Some may be analgesic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, etc. Others are relaxing or uplifting for the state of mind, some may aid the body with pain relief, or digestive aid, etc.
Remember-emotions are very complex. When experiencing one emotion, for instance-sadness, there may be a whole array of other emotions involved as well. One emotion can be the trigger causing a cascade effect of other emotions. This is true for both negative and positive emotions. Recommending an essential oil for an emotion is not as easy as recommending oils that have antibacterial or anti-spasmodic properties.
Apart from research that shows essential oils do have an effect on the mind-relaxing or stimulating-there is no substantiated evidence of their effects on individual emotions. So, the recommendations from various aromatherapy authors are from their personal experience with their clients.
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From Linda L. Smith, director of the Institute of Spiritual Ministry and Aromatherapy, Inc.