Essential Oils for Emotional Support

In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, we're talking about the best essential oils for emotional support this week. In this article, we'll tell you the best essential oils for feeling uplifted or calm, or for when you're feeling unwanted emotions like anxiety.

Best Essential Oils for Emotional Support

Essential oils to encourage feelings of positivity:  

  • Uplifted  Cheer®**, Melissa, Tangerine**, Arise™, Bergamot Mint
  • Calm  Lavender, Citrus Bloom™**, Adaptiv™, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile
  • Grounded  Balance®, Birch, Steady™, Patchouli, Vetiver

Essential oils to dispel unwanted emotions:  

  • Anxious  Adaptiv™, Basil*, Neroli*, PastTense®, Console® 
  • Discouraged — Lime**, Melissa, Elevation**, Wild Orange**, Roman Chamomile
  • Exhausted  Basil*, Citrus Bliss®**, PastTense®, Breathe®, Red Mandarin

You can use any of these essential oils topically or diffuse them whenever needed. For diffusing, add 2-3 drops of the essential oil of your choice to a diffuser. To use topically, apply 2-3 drops to your wrists and/or behind your ears as often as needed. 

*Dilution recommended. Use 1/2 teaspoon of a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, per 3 drops of essential oils.

**Avoid sunlight and UV rays for at least 12 hours after application.

Where Did We Find This Information?

We pulled all of the information for this article from our Essential Emotions 10th edition book. This essential oil guide teaches you how to use essential oils for emotional support and lists the emotional properties of every single and blend oil sold by dōTERRA. For example, Tangerine can be used to encourage feelings of creativity, spontaneity and joy. Learn more about this book here.