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Posted Nov 02 2011 12:03am
As an aromatherapist, I like to share articles and posts on the effectiveness of essential oils on wellness and overall health.  Now more than ever, it is vital for one to be as physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy to live well and live long.
To that end, I often post suggestions and uses for specific oils  (and my Facebook Notes, ).  Below is a recent message from David Ford and the Rainbow Forever Trust on using Young Living's Feelings Kit .  I also have a  Passion 4 Oils website  free library, resources information and product catalog to order the kit.  

The Feelings Kit is a good place to start. It contains Harmony, Forgiveness Inner Child, Present Time, Release, and Valor.  Product #3125 Whls $149.75 , Retail $197.04 

Today we live in a society of emotion turmoil. More and more the evidence is accumulating that our emotional health can have a profound effect on our physical health. More than ever before researchers are probing the impact that emotional states have on the physical condition of the body. Many doctors are recognizing the possibility that a number of disease are caused by emotional problems that link back to infancy and childhood--and perhaps even in the womb.

These emotional problems can compromise body systems and even genetic structuring througha process that translates creates the equivalent of a molecular 'memory' in key organs and structures of the body. "Negative experiences and ideas are recorded in our brains and locked into our memories throughout our lives. These memories range from mild to extreme and have a profound effect on our health and happiness. In order to become who we are intended to be, we must erase these negatives and reprogram our thoughts to make a positive ideas our reality." D. Gary Young As scientists have studied to understand the neural basis of emotions, they have discovered that the limbic system of the brain plays a vital role in interpreting and channeling intense experience, particularly memories of fear or trauma. Interestingly, the two parts of the limbic system which play a major role in emotional processing-- the amygdala and the hypothalamus-- are located less than an inch of the olfactory nerve. In 1989, researchers agreed that the amygdala--one on each side of the inner brain--play a major role in storing and releasing emotional trauma and that aromas have a profound effect in triggering response from amygdala. Joseph Ledoux, MD. of New York Medical University was one of the first to suggest that the use of aroma could be a major breakthrough in helping to trigger the release of pent-up emotional trauma. So, D. Gary Young created the Feelings Kit for the first step to releasing negative emotions and erasing memories of experiences that adversely impact our lives. The six essential oil bends formulated by D. Gary Young, provide the foundation for balancing energy, forgiveness, and identifying oneself.



Step 1: VALOR Valor should be the first blend used and applied to the bottom of the feet when starting an emotional clearing. It helps balance the energies within the body, helping to give courage, 
confidence and self-esteem.  Valor gives you courage to stand up for yourself.  Apply 3-6 drops on each foot and hold the right foot in the right hand; left foot in the left hand for a minute or two until balance is felt.  Valor contains: 
Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) which is soothing and nourishing to the skin.  It has been researched at Weber State University for its inhibition rate against gram positive and gram negative bacterial growth. 

This oil is soothing, creates elasticity, and helps the skin rid itself of irritation and problems, such as candida. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic.

Blue Tansy (Tanacvetum annuam) may help cleanse the liver and calm the lymphatic system helping one to overcome anger and negative emotions promoting a feeling of self-control. Its primary constituents are limonene and sesquiterpenes. European research show that it works as an antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and stimulant for the thymus gland reducing dermatitis, arthritis, sciatica, tuberculosis, and allergies.Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) is considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousand of years. High in sesquiterpenes, it helps stimulate limbic part of the brain, which elevates the mind, helping to overcome stress and despair. It is used in European medicine to combat depression.Spruce (Picea mariana) helps to open and release emotional blocks, bringing about a feeling of balance and grounding. Traditionally, spruce oil was believed to possess the frequency of prosperity. Spruce is ant-infectious, anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory.

Step 2:  HARMONY Harmony is an exquisite blend of 12 essential oils, which promotes physical and emotional healing through harmonic balance of the energy centers of the body, enabling energy to flow more efficiently. It helps reduce stress and create an overall sense of well-being. Apply 2 drops on the energy meridians either directly on or along the side of the body.  Harmony contains: 

Hyssop ( Hyssopus officinalis) is very balancing for emotions.

Spruce (Picea Mariana) read above in valor about spruce.Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has sedative and calming properties that help overcome insomnia, headaches, stress, and nervous tension.Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) stimulates nerves and assists in balancing hormones. Its aromatic influence helps release negative memories, thereby opening and elevating the mind.Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) ingredient previously mentioned above in Valor.Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) helps bring abut a sense of relaxation and may help balance male and female energies. It balances equilibrium and restores confidence and self-love.Sandalwood (Santalum album) is high in sesquiterpenes, which have been researched for their ability to stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain, the center of our emotions. Sandalwood is similar to frankincense in its support of nerves and circulation and meditation.Angelica (Angelica archangelica) helps to bring memories back to the point of origin before trauma or anger was experienced, helping us to release negative feelings.Rose (Rosa damascena) possesses the highest frequency of the oils. It creates a sense of balance, harmony, and well-being and elevates the mind. It promotes healthy skin and reduces scarring.Orange (Citrus sinensis) was believed to bring joy, peace, and happiness to those who possessed it. Orange is elevating to the mind and body.Bergamot (Citrus bergmia) is one of there most uplifting fragrances, simultaneously energizing and calming, with a unique ability to relieve anxiety, stress, tension.Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) is beneficial for dry, greasy, irritated, or sensitive skin. It is used for muscle spasms, sprains, coughs, laryngitis, frigidity, depression, and nervous exhaustion.Lemon (Citrus lemon) has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on the immune function, Lemon promotes a sense of well-being and its fragrance is stimulating and invigorating.Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini) is helpful for all types of skin problems such as candida, rashes, and scaly and flaky skin. It is supportive to the nervous and cardiovascular system.Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) may calm and relieve restlessness, tension, insomnia, cuts, scrapes, bruises muscle tension and expel toxins from the liver.Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) ingredient previously mentioned above in Valor.Step 3: FORGIVENESS  Forgiveness has the electrical frequencies of the oils that may help release negative memories. This may have powerful effects in helping people move past emotional barriers, enabling them to achieve higher awareness, and compelling them to forgive and let go.  Forgiveness contains:

Rose ( Rosa Damascena) also found in Harmony .

Melissa (Melissa officinalis) is a powerful, antimicrobial oil, yet it is very gentle and delicate because of the nature of the plant, and helps to bring out those characteristics within the individual. It is calming, and balancing to the emotion. Melissa is one of the highest in sesquiterpenes, much like cedarwood. It is very stimulating to the anterior pituitary and immune system.Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) may help release feelings of anger promoting forgiveness. Frankincense ( Boswellia arteri) found in Valor and Harmony along with other oils previously mentioned - Angelica, Sandalwood, Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Palmarosa, Roman Chamomile, and Rosewood.Step 4: RELEASE  Release bend is formulated to support the release of traumatic memories from the cells of the liver. Many energy medicine doctors believe that anger and hate energy is stored in the liver. Release stimulates a sense of harmony and balance within the mind and body and help release anger and memory trauma from the cells of the liver bringing a sense of peace and emotional well-being.

Letting go of negative emotions and releasing frustration enables one to progress in a positive way. Apply 1-2 drops over the liver area in a circular motion.  Release contains

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) mentioned above in Harmony.

Lavadin (Lavandula x hybrida) is antifungal, antibacterial, a strong antiseptic and tissue regenerator.
Geranium ( Pelargonium graveolens) read above in Harmony.

Sandalwood (Santalum album) also in Harmony.

Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum) found in Valor. So in other words as the little groundhog says, "Go on without me, let that memory go, it no longer serves me and I will be stronger now." Step 5: PRESENT TIME Present Time has an empowering fragrance, which give a feeling of being 'in the moment.' One can only progress through emotional release when in the present time. Apply 1-2 drops on the thymus ( top of the sternum) in a circular motion. Present Time Contains:

Neroli (Citrus aurantium) is highly regarded for its ability to heal the mind, body, and spirit.It is stabilizing and strengthening to the emotions, promoting peace, confidence, and awareness.  It brings everything into focus at the moment. Ylang Ylang and Spruce which is in Harmony. Step 6 INNER CHILD Inner Child is a formula that may stimulate childhood memory. When children experience abuse or trauma, they can become 'disconnected' from their inner child or identity. This disconnection may not be apparent until many years later, manifesting itself as a 'mid-life crisis.' The Inner Child fragrance my stimulate memory response, helping one re-connect with his or her fundamental identity. This is an essential step or condition to achieving emotional balance. Apply 1 drop under the nose and 1drop around the navel. Inner Child Contains:

Orange ( Citrus sinensis) was believed to bring joy, peace, and happiness to those whopossessed it. It contains limonene, an antiviral compound, and citral, and antibacterial compound. It is elevating to the mind and body and brings joy and peace. Tangerine (Citrus nobilis) contains esters and aldehydes that are sedating and calming, helping with anxiety and nervousness. Neroli (Citrus aurantium) has been highly regarded by the Egyptian people for its great attributes of healing and calming the mind, body, and spirit. It is stabilizing and strengthening to the emotions, promoting peace, confidence, and awareness.  Neroli brings everything into focus at the moment. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) works well for purification. It is powerful in the regeneration of connective tissue. It may also help increase the flow of oxygen and uplift the spirit. Other oils in the blend are Spruce, Sandalwood, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang.

There are more Emotional oils that you can use along with the Feelings Kit if you wish. 

3 Wise Men was formulated to open the subconscious mind through pineal stimulation to release deep-seated trauma encoded in the DNA. This blend opens the crown chakra and stimulates the limbic system, bringing a sense of grounding and uplifting through positive memory recall. Place 2-3 drops on the crown of the head.

Joy is and exotic blend of ylang ylang, bergamot and pure Bulgarian rose oil which produces a magnetic energy to attract love and enhance self-love, bringing joy to the heart. Apply 1-2 drops on the thymus (top of the sternum) in a circular motion.

Grounding may be helpful in situations where one is over-excited about new ideas or wants to escape into a protective fantasy. In this kind of mental state, it is easy to make choices which lead to bad relationships, bad business, decisions and other unfortunate circumstances. We seek for an escape because we have no anchor to know how to deal with negative emotions.  Grounding's aroma helps restore confidence and peace, enabling us to deal logically and peacefully with life's decisions. Apply 1-2 drops to the back of the neck and the sternum.

Hope is formulated to reconnect with a feeling of strength and optimism for the future. Hope must be in place in order to move forward in life. Hopelessness can cause a loss of vision of goals, and dreams, making it impossible to release emotional blocks. This aroma may also help in overcoming tendencies toward depression. Massage 1 drop on the outer edge of each ear.

Sara is an essential oil blend formulated specifically for opening the limbic system to release the memories of serious trauma connected with Sexual and /or Ritual abuse. Apply 1 drop over the energy centers on the navel and chest.

White Angelica is an amazing blend of 18 different oils, some of which were used during ancient times to increase the aura around the body, bringing a delicate sense of strength and protection. Its frequency protects against negative energies and helps to create a feeling of wholeness and oneness with the Creator. Apply 1-2 drops on the crown and on the shoulders.

Trauma Life  helps release buried emotional trauma (i.e.., accidents, death of love ones, assault
abuse, etc.). It combats stress and up roots traumas that cause insomnia, anger, restlessness,
and weakened immune response. Apply 1-2drops on ears and back of neck.

Peace & Calming promotes relaxation and a deep sense of peace and emotional well-being,
helping to dampen tensions and uplift spirits. When massaged on the bottom of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night's rest. I may calm overactive and hard-to-manage children. Reduces depression, anxiety, stress, and insomnia. Apply 1-2 drops behind ears, and on wrists also feet.


Because essential oils affect the amygdala and pineal gland in the brain, they can help the mind and body by releasing emotional trauma and sharpening focus.

People have many distractions in today's fast-paced world. Essential oils may assist people to
stay centered in their goals. Those who are struggling to retain or remember information can breathe the essential oils of peppermint, cardamom, or rosemary to stimulate the brain and memory functions for better concentration. Those who find it difficult to stay focused breathe the essential oils of galbanum, frankincense, sandalwood, and Melissa. These oils are extremely
beneficial for clarifying one's purpose. The blend of Gathering will also bring focus to people's

For emotional clearing and release, the combination of essential oils called Tramua Life is
especially helpful.

Make your own "Salvation Kit" in this order Joy, Gratitude, Humility, Surrender, Release, Forgiveness, and Believe.


Joy: Adrenals,Heart -  Unhappiness

Aroma Life: Heart, Lung - Unhappiness

Gratitude: Pancreas/Prostate or Ovary - Want and need; ungrateful

Humility: Liver - Aggresion, anger

Surrender: Gall Bladder - Control and manipulation

Surrender, Release: Liver - Holding onto emotions; boiling

Surrender, Release: Pancreas - Want and need; ungrateful

Release: Colon - Holding; unconscious need to control

Release: Kidney - Resisting against the flow of life; going with the flow

Forgiveness: Adrenals - Blaming or accusing others

Forgiveness, Joy: Lungs, Heart - Suppression

Believe, Joy, Surrender: Lungs - Unable to express, speak up for self

Believe: Lungs - Doubt; need for attention or recognition

Harmony: - Chakras - Chakras off balance

Inner Child - Ear - abuse, rejection, fear, mother, father

Remember - Staying in the Past (creates acid) 
What are your weak areas of the body? Close your eyes and identify where that came from, and question it. When you live in the past, the body creates acid. Live in the present moment now, and be excited about your life, be creative. During traumatic times, alter your diet to re-balance
your system, eat acid-binding (alkaline) foods, and drink lemon in water daily; (to prevent the acid from transcribing and imprinting the negative emotion, and even if you create acid during this time, it will be eliminated rather than stored.)

Pancreas - emotionally a place of want and need there, and a lack of gratitude. Remember, when there is no need, there is nothing wrong. The person who has no need has everything! One who has need has nothing. Reactivate the pancreas to come back into function and secrete properly. 

Use the Gratitude blend on the Pancreas and on the Vita Flex points. Say, "I am grateful for all that I am and for all that I have." Ask yourself, "If I were totally full of Gratitude, would there even be a need?" Also use Gratitude blend for Prostate or Ovary problems; it's from want and need.

The Liver and Gall Bladder (digestibility) are big issues. Gall Bladder problem means you have difficulty surrendering to new direction or counsel. Use Surrender blend on the Gall Bladder; it is calming, sedating, relaxing, and surrendering. Apply Surrender and Release blends over the Liver and Pancreas, and overcome your "Discovery of Self" issues. (Journal notebook for self discovery work). 

Everything stems from self understanding, the understanding of others, and releasing the issue or situation. Whatever happened to you, see how you could have done it differently, look at what role you played, see what you did or put out wrong, then change it - and that change will change what comes back to you. Don't waste your energy stuck in anger, because it creates the acid not allowing the change.


SINGLE OILS: Geranium, ylang ylang, sandalwood.
BLENDS: Sara, Hope, Joy, Peace and Calming, Inner Child, Grounding, Trauma Life, Valor, Forgiveness, White Angelica

SINGLE OILS: Bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, myrrh, marjoram, rosewood, rose, ylang ylang, sandalwood.
BLENDS: Peace & Calming, Joy, Valor, Harmony, Forgiveness, Stress Away Roll-on

SINGLE OILS: Bergamot, cedarwood, Roman chamomile, frankincense, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, orange, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang.
BLENDS: Release, Valor, Scared Mountain, Joy, Harmony, Hope, Forgiveness,
Present Time, Trauma Life, Surrender, Christmas Spirit, White Angelica, Tranquil Roll-on,
Stress Away Roll-on

SINGLE OILS: Orange, Roman chamomile, ylang ylang, lavender
BLENDS: Valor, Hope, Peace and Calming, Prest Time, Joy, Citrus Fresh, Surrender, Believe, Tranquil Roll-on, Stress Away Roll-on

SINGLE OILS: Frnakincense, geranium, marjoram, jasmine, ornge, peppermint, rosewood, rose, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Joy, Harmony, Valor, 3 Wise Men, Hope, White Angelica, Motivation, Passion,
Highest Potential

SINGLE OILS: Cedarwood, Roman chamomile, eucalyptus, frankincense, jasmine, orange, thyme, ylang ylang.
BLENDS: Peace and Calming, Joy, Harmony, Hope, Valor, Acceptance, Humility,
Surrender, Release

SINGLE OILS: Cedarwood, spruce, black pepper, Roman chamomile, cypress, frankincense, juniper, lavender, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Dream Catcher, Motivation, Valor, Awaken, Passion, Gathering, En-R-Gee

SINGLE OILS: Cedarwood, cypress, juniper, lavender, lemon, basil, helichrysum, myrrh, orange, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Clarity, Awaken, Gathering, Dream Catcher, Magnify Your Purpose, Brain Power

SINGLE OILS: Cedarwood, spruce, cypress, peppermint, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, marjoram, jasmine, rose, rosewood, rosemary, basil, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Clarity, Harmony, Valor, Present Time, Awaken, Brain Power, Gathering, Grounding

SINGLE OILS: Ginger, spruce, lavender, helichrysum, lemon, myrrh, peppermint, rosewood, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Sacred Mountain, Gathering, Valor, Harmony, Present Time, Dream Catcher, 3 Wise Men, Magnify Your Purpose, Envision, Brain Power, Highest Potential

SINGLE OILS: Frankincense, lemon, sandalwood, geranium, lavender, angelica, orange,
grapefruit, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Valor, Motivation, Passion, Hope, Joy, Brain Power, Present Time, Envision,
Sacred Mountain, Harmony, Highest Potential

SINGLE OILS: Cedarwood, spruce, clary sage, frankincense, lavender, geranium, lemon, orange lemongrass, pepperming, spearmint, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Joy, Valor, Harmony, Hope, Gathering, Grounding, Forgiveness, Motivation,
Tranquil Roll-on, Stress Away Roll-on

SINGLE OILS: Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, geranium, ginger, orange, rose, rosewood,
sandalwood, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Hope, Joy, Valor, Present Time, Harmony, Dream Catcher, Gathering, Magnify our Purpose, Passion, Motivation

SINGLE OILS: Bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange, spruce, rosewood, sandalwood
BLENDS: Valor, Sacred Mountain, Hope, Joy, Dream Catcher, Into the Future, Magnify Your Purpose, Envision, Believe

SINGLE OILS: Bergamot, clary sage, Roman Chamomile, cypress, geranium, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, spruce, orange, sandalwood, rose, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Valor, Present Time, Hope, White Angelica, Trauma Life, Gratitude,
Highest Potential

SINGLE OILS: Cedarwood, Roman chamomile, frankincense, rosemary, basil, sandalwood,
peppermint, thyme, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Clarity, Valor, Present Time, Gathering, 3 Wise Men, Dream Catcher, Acceptance,
Brain Power, Highest Potential

SINGLE OILS: Roman Chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon,
orange, peppermint, thyme, ylang ylang, spruce
BLENDS: Valor, Hope, Present Time, Scared Mountain, 3 Wise Men, Humility, Peace and Calming, Surrender, Gratitude

SINGLE OILS: Bergamot, Roman chamomile, clary sage, Eucalyptus globulus, juniper, lavender
BLENDS: Valor, Release, Inspiration, Inner Child, Gathering, Harmony, Present Time,
Magnify Your Purpose, Egypptian Gold, Tranquill Roll-on, Stress Away Roll-on

SINGLE OILS: Roman chamomile, cypress, juniper, lemon, marjoram, geranium, frankincense,
sandalwood, spruce, rose, thyme
BLENDS: Valor, Release, Inspiration, Inner Child, Gathering, Harmony, Present Time,
Magnify Your Purpose, Gratitude

SINGLE OILS: All oils except eucalyptus, peppermint, black pepper
BLENDS: Valor, Hope, Peace and Calming, Surrender, Forgiveness, Present Time, Inspiration,
Tranquil Roll-on, Stress Away Roll-on

SINGLE OILS: Bergamot, Eucalyptus globulus, frankincense, lemon, marjoram, orange, rose,
rosemary, thyme
BLENDS: Valor, Sacred Mountain, White Angelica, Joy, Harmony, Humility, Forgiveness, Surrender, Release, Gratitude

SINGLE OILS: Bergamot, clary sage, sage, geranium, juniper, fennel, lavender, peppermint, rose, jasmine, rosemary, lemon, sandalwood, spruce, yarrow, ylang ylang
BLENDS: Peace and Calming, Gathering, Valor, Dragon Time, Mister, Harmony, Joy, Present Time, Envision, Magnify Your Purpouse, Brain Power, SclarEsssence, Lady Sclareol, Progessence Plus

SINGLE OILS: Clary sage, cypress, geranium, lavender, marjoram, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang, helichrysyum
BLENDS: Sacred Mountain, Valor, Forgiveness, Acceptance, Himility, Inner Child, Present Time, Awaken, Motivation, Surrender

SINGLE OILS: Bergamot, Roman chamomile, frankincense, lavender, marjoram, wintergreen, myrrh, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang, spruce
BLENDS: Harmony, Valor, Gathering, White Angelica, Peace & Calming, Trauma Life, Awaken, Grounding, Believe, Tranquill Roll-on, Stress Away Roll-on

SINGLE OILS: Jasmine, rose, blue tansy
BLENDS: Forgiveness, Harmony, Humility, White Angelica, Surrender, Joy

SINGLE OILS: Angelica, bergamot, cedarwood, basil, frankincense, geranium, lavender, orange, rose, rosewood, ylang ylang, spruce, valerian
BLENDS: Peace and Calming, Sacred Mountain, Gathering, Valor, Harmony, Inspiration, Acceptance, Surrender

SINGLE OILS: Helichrysum, basil, Roman Chamomile, myrrh, ylang ylang, rosemary CT cineol
BLENDS: Clarity, Valor, Inspiration, Joy, Grounding, Trauma Life, Brain Power, Highest Potential, Australian "Blue

Most of the info taken out of the EODR (Essential Oils Desk Reference) and classes 

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