Change your mood, change your emotions, change your habits to change the way you move through the world
Adding essential oils to your practice and your life will have a profound effect on you and/or your patients and clients. With the right essential oil, you can change your mood and emotions.
To elicit change, physically, mentally, or emotionally, we must create an effect on the qi at each one of those levels. (Check out my blog post about Qi HERE)
By first changing our MOOD, that will give us the inspiration for deeper levels of change, at the emotional and source level.
To understand HOW to create this change using essential oils… and YES, essential oils can absolutely do this, we must understand a little bit about the nature of essential oils by understanding how they are grouped or classified.
Many of you may have heard that oils can be categorized by their TOP Notes, MIDDLE Notes, or BASE notes, but what does that really mean?
Lemme break it down a little bit for you here… and if you want to GO DEEPER to have a DEEPER understanding, check out my AcuOil_Alchemy Course, where we put this into action!
In each category, it’s important to understand the energetic impact the oil is having, and where it is affecting us in our body. We are going to explore the traditional understanding and how it might correlate with Traditional Chinese medicine as well.
Note: When we work with Chinese herbs we break down the fragrance categories, the organ and meridian systems they enter, and the qi activity they create.
Do you want to change your mood? Alright, So let’s do this.
Top notes are often described as “fresh”, refreshing, and pungent or bright in fragrance. They are typically uplifting, so they “raise” the qi and uplift the mood. Think of all the citrus peels here. Bergamot, Wild Orange, Lime, Mandarin, Tangerine, etc.
They tend to have a shorter effect, so best to use 4-6 times throughout the day. Small Frequent Daily Doses (SFDD)
It’s important to remember, that when you’re working with deep emotional conditions, you don’t want to skip this more surface mood shift that is on the exterior, because the oils in this category will truly shift the mood, so that the patient/client can make better decisions to deal with and manage deeper conditions.
There are different levels of qi in our body, and the top notes affect our wei qi. Wei qi is described as the most exterior aspect of us, physically and also emotionally. think about what you’re exposing yourself to, what you’re taking in and what are you expressing outward. Do you have good boundaries? This can also be an expression of wei qi level. (think Melaleuca for supporting good boundaries)
Our lungs are considered the most exterior aspect of all of our organs, and take in and expel the exterior. Top note oils have an effect on upper respiratory, and acute conditions.
Eucalyptus and Peppermint are great top note oils to support the lung and wei qi.
Middle note oils are typically, floral, sweet and green in fragrance. They harmonize the middle and can be centering. The impact a deeper level of qi known as the Ying level, which is actually qi, blood, and emotions.
Can support both acute and chronic conditions.
Oils such as Roman Chamomile can nourish blood, while oils such as Melissa can invigorate the blood.
Side note: I am really beginning to learn more and more about Roman Chamomile. Roman Chamomile is a great oil choice when you need to make a decision that you’re feeling anxious about. To support making that decision and taking responsibility for that decision, use Roman Chamomile on CV 12, over your Solar Plexus.
It’s also good for:
• Promotes movement of Liver (LV) qi
• Liver overtaking Spleen a common condition in our modern society that we discuss in AOA
• Nourishes blood
• Supports depression
• Creates a healthy inflammatory response in the body
• Anti spasmodic
• Good Type A personality leaves, needles, seeds, flowers all fit into this middle note category.
Oils that have an affinity for the organ systems such as Spleen, Stomach, Liver and Gallbladder fall under the middle note category.
Middle note oils also Calm the Shen (Emotions)
Base note oils can reach Yuan Source qi, the deepest part of ourselves.
This is the source of Jing essence, our constitution.
The organ system most involved here is the Kidney.
Oils in this category are very grounding, calming, energetically descending. They calm the Shen.
Great for talkative patients, clients or friends 😉 who are always in their head.
Woods and roots are typically where oils in this category come from.
Common oils in this category include Vetiver, Cedarwood, Spikenard, and Patchouli.
Hi, I’m Dianne…
I am a Business Coach for Holistic Practitioners, a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.), with a Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine, and I am also a Certified Holistic Health Coach, & doTERRA Platinum Wellness Advocate.
I have spent nearly 20 years in the health & wellness industry. I have owned and operated wellness practices that incorporated acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, and wellness counseling. I know what it takes to make your dream work and I want to help YOU. If you are serious about taking your practice to the next level, email me and let me know what your biggest struggle is. I know I can help.