Emotion is defined as a disturbance of mind; they are our feelings.  Control your emotions, or they will control you!

Sometimes we forget that when dealing with most people that we are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotions--creatures bustling with prejudice; creatures motivated by pride, envy, and vanity.--Dale Carnegie

Emotions play a larger role in determining our well being than most people realize.  They are able to affect the physical body towards good health or ill health. 

This is especially true when it comes to females.  One woman wrote that women must learn to control their many emotions.  Women are more likely to cry, fight, get angry, take things personal, be overly critical, and overly sensitive.  Of course, part of all that is what makes us a woman.  It is what some have called "the softer side of man".  However, being ruled by emotions is not a state that promotes wellness in any aspect of our lives.  It may be a daily struggle, but in order to live a balanced, healthy life, we must get ourselves together and rule our approach to life and not let our emotions rule us.  Our joy is our own, and our bitterness is our own.

A List of Negative Emotions
Irritability (No Peace)
Prolonged Grief (It hinders you; doesn't benefit the deceased)
Arrogance (Conceit, Snobbery)
Pride (When vanity and disdain is involved)
Mind & Body Connection

Extreme indulgence in grief is injurious to the lungs.

Anger is injurious to the liver and is considered momentary madness.

Positive Emotions
Pride (When it involves self-respect, dignity, and self-esteem)
Sense of Humor

The Replacements...

sadness and grief with joy
anger with delay and sympathy
fear with courage
jealousy with acceptance
guilt with honest, integrity, and self-forgiveness
apathy with compassion
confusion with understanding
timidness with daring
moodiness with cheerful consistency
flightiness with down-to earth tangible

Controlling negative emotions can bring more peace and joy to your home, your work environment, and improve your health.

Learn to Love Yourself and Others
Let's face it--dealing with most people is a day-to-day battle.  Because as we said above, most people are creatures full of emotions.  The key is love, love, love!  The saying that love conquers all definitely has great merit.

Love is patient
Love is kind
Love does not envy
Love does not boast
Love is not proud
Love is not rude
Love is not self-seeking
Love is not easily angered
Love keeps no record of wrongs
Love drives our fear
Love does not delight in evil; but rejoices in the truth
Love protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres, and has faith.

Aromatherapy and Emotions
Source: Aromatherapy & Your Emotions by Shirley Price

It has been said that the nose is the only organ with direct access to the brain.  That we can distinguish some 10,000 different types of scents instantly.  Aromatherapy involves using the scents of nature to facilitate well being.  100% pure essential oils can detox our environment and help us to deal with our negative emotions.

Each essential oil contains as much as 100 chemical components, which together exert a strong effect on the whole person.  Depending on which component is predominating in an oil, the oils act differently.  For example, some oils are relaxing, some soothe you, some relieve your pain, etc. Then there are oils such as lemon and lavender, which adapt to what your body needs, and adapt to that situation. (These are called "adaptogenic"). The mechanism in which these essential oils act on us is not very well understood.  What is understood is that they affect our mind and emotions. They leave no harmful residues. They enter into the body either by absorption or inhalation.  They are powerful.

A fragrance company in Japan conducted studies to determine the effects of smell on people. They pumped different fragrances in an area where a number of keyboard entry operators were stationed and monitored the number of mistakes made as a function of the smell in the air. The results were as follows:

...when exposed to lavender oil fragrance (a relaxant), the keyboard typing errors dropped 20 percent.

...when exposed to jasmine (an uplifting fragrance), the errors dropped 33 percent

...when exposed to lemon fragrance (a sharp, refreshing stimulant), the mistakes fell by a whopping 54 percent!

Blend to Combat Anger
1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil
2 drops Bergamot essential oil
2 drops Orange essential oil

Insomnia Blend
10 drops Roman Chamomile
5 drops Clary Sage
5 drops Bergamot

Energizing Blend
2 drops geranium
2 drops bergamot
2 drops grapefruit

Anxiety Blend
1 drop lavender
2 drops mandarin
1 drop vetiver

Ways to Use The Above Aromatherapy Blends...

Diffuser Blend:
Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Add your oils to a dark colored glass bottle and mix well by rolling the bottle in between your hands. Add the appropriate number of drops from your created blend to your diffuser by following the manufacturer’s instructions. 

Bath Oil:
Multiply your blend by 3 to obtain a total of 15 drops of your chosen blend.  Add drops to 2 oz. of carrier oil such as sweet almond oil and grapeseed oil.  Add to bath and soak 15 minutes.

Bath Salts:
Add the chosen blend to a mixture of 1/2 cup Epsom salt and 1/2 cup sea salt; add this to your bath and soak 15 minutes.

Massage Oil:
Multiply your blend by 2 to obtain a total of 10 drops of your chosen blend.  Continue by adding the 10-drop blend to olive oil or peanut oil.  Massage your body.

Air Freshener:
Multiply your blend by 6 to obtain a total of 30 drops of your chosen blend.  Continue by adding the 30-drop blend to water and use by spraying the mixture into the air.


“Emotions do not necessarily tell the truth.  Just because you have a feeling about something, doesn't make it the reality.”---Joyce Meyer