10 Essential Oils For Restoring Self-Esteem and Confidence
We all go through moments of self-doubt and slips in our confidence. Whether it be asking out a potential partner, interviewing for a new job or improving the way you feel about yourself, it’s safe to say we all need a confidence boost from time-to-time.
The trouble is, where do self-esteem and confidence come from? How can we gain more? In this guide, we discuss our top tips and favorite essential oils for self-esteem and confidence so you can go into the unknown feeling on top of the world.
The Effects Of Low Self-Esteem
Low self-esteem can have an impact on multiple areas of one’s life. Here are a few areas that are most impacted.
Depression, anxiety and insecurity often correlate with low self-esteem.
Those with low self-esteem are likely to be more withdrawn and shy.
People are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol if they have low self-esteem.
Those with low self-esteem may be hostile or reactive towards acquaintances and loved ones.
Psychologists believe that low self-esteem often stems from childhood traumas such as feeling unloved, being bullied, being punished harshly and more. It can also develop later in life from having abusive partners, friends or employers.
Needless to say, these issues are complicated, but it is important to understand where your lack of self-esteem comes from in order to improve your outlook and how you see yourself. We encourage you to seek the help of a professional if necessary.
Essential Oils For Self-Esteem & Confidence
There’s more reason than one to strive for higher self-esteem and confidence. For example, people with high self-esteem are more likely to focus on growth and improvement. Those with high self-esteem are also more likely to make healthy, constructive decisions.
So, can essential oils help you on your journey to becoming more confident? In our experience, essential oils have the potential to improve the way we think and feel, and in that same vein, they can also help boost your self-esteem and confidence.
And when it comes to choosing essential oils that help us grow in an area of our lives, it’s best to choose an aroma that you enjoy. To help you find an oil that’s right for you, we’ve chosen our favorite confidence-boosting oils and arranged them by aroma profile.
Magnolia: Complex and reminiscent of sweet things like sparkling champagne, a bouquet of flowers or freshly picked fruit, Magnolia will help put you in a bubbly, outgoing mood.
Lavender Magnolia: Feminine floral notes intertwine with a champagne-like sweetness that encourages you to feel beautiful and confident. Lavender Magnolia also contains uplifting, citrusy Bergamot essential oil.
Patchouli: Sweet, musky, and likened to incense, Patchouli has a grounding aroma that will help you feel centered and sure, allaying feelings of fear and uncertainty.
Earth & Wood: Smoky, woodsy and warm, Earth & Wood essential oil blend helps clear negative thoughts, promoting a stronger, more positive mentality. Additionally, it helps reduce nervous tension.
Lemon: Zesty, bright and uplifting, Lemon essential oil is a favorite citrus oil at EG. Lemon promotes joy, energy and wellbeing, boosting one’s motivation and outlook.
Grapefruit Pink Pepper: A playful, fruity aroma with hints of zest and spice, Grapefruit Pink Pepper establishes one’s sense of importance and increases feelings of self-worth.
Cinnamon Bark: Classically spicy, warm and invigorating, Cinnamon Bark reveals a comforting scent that reminds aromatherapy users that self-esteem and confidence are a state of mind that can be achieved.
Sunshine Spice: Sweet, spicy and fruity, Sunshine Spice encourages a sunnier, happier frame of mind, allowing users to grab hold of their inner courage.
Peppermint: Cool, minty and refreshing, inhaling Peppermint essential oil is like beginning anew. Diffuse Peppermint to help release moments of negativity and to remember that you are worthy.
Eucalyptus Cardamom: Clean, medicinal and like a breath of fresh air, Eucalyptus Cardamom allows you to breathe, giving you the space you need to adjust your outlook and mental state.
How To Be More Confident
After choosing the self-esteem synergy blend that’s right for you, take time to reflect on where your low self-esteem and lack of confidence originate from, then write these things down.
Once you have them written down, find a quiet spot and grab your oils, then follow these steps.
Turn on your diffuser and add your favorite essential oil, or hold your bottle of oil and inhale once every so often to create an uplifting atmosphere.
Close your eyes and practice deep breathing. Clear your mind.
Meditate on the events or areas in your life that have impaired your self-esteem and confidence.
Now release those events. Picture the events as trash, then picture yourself throwing these events away. Understand that these events are not worthy of your time and that they don’t define you.
Recognize that you are worthy of love, of success and of all good things. Make decisions and live accordingly.
Growth takes time, and so does improving your self-esteem and confidence. Try this meditation daily and keep a journal to track changes and improvement.
After practicing this meditation with essential oils a few times, you may find that your oil reminds you to adjust your frame of mind to be more positive. Once you get to this point, bring your oil with you and inhale it on-the-go, especially when you need a confidence boost. You can also dilute your confidence blend in a carrier oil such as Coconut oil and apply it to your skin.
Support Your Mental Health
Did you know that therapeutic grade essential oils can help improve your mental health in a variety of ways? Our aromatherapist and essential oil experts have crafted dozens of aromatherapy recipes that boost happiness, reduce stress and support emotional wellbeing. We also offer dozens of oils that have been shown to support mental health, including Clary Sage essential oil, Ylang Ylang essential oil, Orange essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Frankincense essential oil, Jasmine essential oil and more. Visit our blog to discover all of our tips for natural wellbeing from aromatherapy experts.
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