Common symptoms and complaints that may indicate the need for euphoric essential oil therapy, include:
Lack of self confidence, shyness, moodiness, unstable emotions, controlling, habitual and possessive behaviors, repetitive low vibration thoughts, isolation, fear, worry, boredom, lethargy.
- The word "enthusiastic" was first coined by the Greeks and meant “possessed by god’s essence.”
- When you’re filled with enthusiasm for life and the feeling of being alive there's nothing you feel you can’t do.
- You look forward to each day with renewed optimism and faith in the unseen adventures life will bring you.
- Children are quite naturally filled with an enthusiastic spirit and throw themselves into every activity with wild abandon.
Certain natural rewards and social activities, such as aerobic exercise, laughter, listening to or making music, dancing and travel can induce states of euphoria.
But, there are times when even these usual enjoyments no longer satisfy. When we feel dis-spirited and disheartened.
Drug use may give temporary euphoria. Though, when drug induced the euphoric feelings wane with increasing use.
Drugs that cause feelings of euphoria frequently act directly on dopamine levels.
So why are some people naturally enthusiastic about life and others lack “joie de vivre?”
One word, perception.
Perceptions are the judgments, beliefs attitudes and meanings you give to life events. Beliefs color the lens of your perception, how you see the world. You see the world as you believe it is, not as it is.
Our beliefs and attitudes change and with them our perceptions about life. If your perceptions are based upon beliefs then they will always be shifting and never stable. This is a very tedious and tiresome way of experiencing your life. No wonder we can lose our enthusiasm. Such a lot of work!
Let’s look at how essential oils work:
The aromatic vapors of the essential oils work through both your hormonal and circulatory systems to produce their effects.
Dopamine, when released from the brain, gives you a powerful surge of pleasure and feeling of enthusiasm for life and the experiences of life.
Procrastination, self-doubt, and lack of enthusiasm are linked with low levels of dopamine
One study on, ‘Essential Oils from the Medicinal Herbs Upregulate Dopamine,’ published in Journal of Medicinal Medicine showed that Dopamine Transporter (DAT) protein was unregulated and induced by the use of medicinal plant essential oils. Addicts have lower, Dopamine Transporter (DAT) because of drug abuse. This study implies that essential oils may rehabilitate the brain Dopamine Transporter (DA) function in drug users.
The study concluded that, ‘we now have biological evidence of the efficacy of medicinal plant essential oils in the treatment of drug addiction.’
This study also gives us evidence that medicinal plant essential oils can be used to help your brain produce dopamine and increase your feelings of euphoria and enthusiasm.
Another comprehensive study, ’Influence of Fragrances on Human Psychophysiological Activity: With Special Reference to Human Electroencephalographic Response,’ was conducted on a wide variety of odors. Interestingly, this study showed that Synthetic Fragrance, ‘reduced level of attention.’
This study seems to suggest that synthetic fragrances did not stimulate even the slightest feelings of interest and attention in test subjects, much less feelings of euphoria. Whereas, all of the natural fragrances tested showed marked stimulation.
Boost your enthusiasm and spirit.
Euphoric Super Oils - these are the unfailing superstars I turn to (with consistent results). If you’ve lost your zest for life try one, or a blend of these!
Neroli (Citrus aurantium) - Aphrodisiac promotes feelings of self love and acceptance, inner peace and happiness.
Ylang Ylang (Canaga odorata) - #1 oil for balancing the nervous system.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) - Stimulates feelings of euphoria.
Lavender (Lavandula anguvstifolia) - Helps you shift mind states and mental attitudes.
A study on, ‘Effect of lavender oil on motor function and dopamine receptor expression,’ showed significant increase in dopamine levels.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) - Aphrodisiac, deeply soothing to the nervous system.
Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) - Tranquilizing to the nervous system, produces feelings of euphoria.
READ next article in this series, Super Oils to Use for Psycho-emotional Pain & Discomfort - Stress Got You Down? Try Adaptogenic Super Oils.
READ first article in this series, How to Get Motivated! The Research & Essential Oils to Use.