A-Z Essential Oil Guide for Emotional Support

Updated: Sep 12, 2020

In my practice, I frequently use essential oils to offer emotional support. Below I've listed a range of emotions or feelings and then the oils that may be of benefit to inhale or apply topically. (Diluted of course).

So, if you need help with..... consider.....

Abundance -

Litsea, Wild Orange

Adaptability -


Anger -

Ylang Ylang

Apathy -

Blue Tansy, Mandarin

Assertiveness -

Cedarwood, Ginger, Pine, Sandalwood

Balance -

Dill, Melissa

Calm -

Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile, Frankincense, Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Clarity -

Clary Sage, lemon, lemongrass, oregano, peppermint

Comfortable with physical body -

Cinnamon, patchouli

Communication -

Rose, Spearmint

Compassion (for self and others) -


Confidence -

Cassia, Clove, Spearmint, Tangerine

Courage -

Basil, Birch, Ginger, Pink Pepper, Thyme

Confront fears -

Black Pepper

Concentration -

Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Vetiver

Connection -

Cedarwood, Marjoram

Creativity -

Blue Tansy, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Spearmint, Turmeric

Determination -

Bergamot, Clove, lemon myrtle, Turmeric

Dissatisfaction with life -

Bergamot, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lime, Rose, Vetiver

Empowerment -


Encouragement -


Enthusiasm -

Lime, Tangerine, Turmeric

Faith -


Forgiveness -

Geranium, Thyme

Focus -

Cedarwood, Lemon, Rosemary

Frustration (clearing) -


Gratitude -

Lime, Spikenard, Tangerine

Grounding -

Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Tree oils, Vetiver

Healing (emotional and physical scars) -

Frankincense, Helichrysum, Yarrow

Hope -

Bergamot, Siberian Fir

Intuition -

Clary Sage

Inspiration -

Blue tansy, Peppermint

Lack of Trust -

Marjoram, Petitgrain, Rose

Letting go of the past -

Douglas fir, Frankincense, Litsea, Ylang Ylang

Magic! -


Motivation -

Blue tansy, Pink Pepper,

Mental fatigue -


Nervous exhaustion -

Basil, Cardamon

Optimism -

Citrus oils, Cedarwood, Tangerine, Wild Orange

Overwhelm -


Patience -


Peace -

Eucalyptus, Lavender,

Perfectionism (letting go of) -


Playfulness -

Cinnamon, Pink Pepper

Positivity -

Bergamot, Citrus oils, Lemongrass, Tangerine, Wild orange

Purposefulness -

Coriander, Roman Chamomile

Realizing our gifts -

Clary Calm, Coriander

Reassurance -


Release negativity -

Lavender, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Melissa, Patchouli

Release resistance and control -

Arborvitae, cilantro, fennel, marjoram, Wintergreen

Release destructive patterns -

Black pepper, Lemongrass, Melaleuca (tea tree)

Release victim mentality -


Respect (for self & others) -

Douglas fir, Patchouli

Sadness -

Bergamot, Citrus oils, Grapefruit, Lime, Ylang Ylang

Self-acceptance or self-satisfaction -

Bergamot, Black Pepper, Copaiba, Geranium, Grapefruit, Peppermint

Self-awareness -

Juniper berry

Self-worth or self-love -

Geranium, Grapefruit, Litsea, Magnolia, Ylang ylang

Strength & resilience -

Basil, Birch, Cassia, Cedarwood, Magnolia, Mandarin

Stress -

Bergamot, Lavender, Ylang Ylang

(Also see Calming oils)

Support (accept from others) -

Birch, Manuka, Roman Chamomile, Wintergreen

Surrender and trust (in the universe) -

Arborvitae, Fennel, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Litsea, Sandalwood, Wintergreen

Transition -


Unconditional love -


Wisdom -

Douglas fir, Sandalwood, Spikenard

Willingness to change and grow -

Black pepper, Cilantro, Copaiba, Cypress, Siberian Fir

Zest for life -

Lemon myrtle, Lime

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