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Essential Oil Happy Mama Blend Recipe – doTERRA

Happy Mama Blend

Mamas are tired and worn. The cycle of cleaning and washing and teaching and cooking never ends. Many mamas work inside the home or outside or the home. Many mamas need desperately to get out of the house. Whatever their life circumstances, our mom’s need a pick-me-up.

We want fresh.

Happy.

Grounded.

Home.

Love.

Would you believe me if I told you that a simple essential oil blend made me feel all these things? Would I sound crazy to you?

How Scent Affects Us

“One of the most well-studied areas of aroma research is the effect of smell on emotions and mood. For example, there is convincing evidence demonstrating that simply inhaling the aroma of an essential oil is effective for calming nervous or anxious feelings in a variety of settings. The smell receptors located on the upper surface of the nasal cavity make direct links with the limbic system of the brain, an area that governs the body’s emotional responses. This close connection between aroma and emotion becomes obvious in our everyday life as certain odors trigger memories or specific feelings. Some aromas directly impact mood (for example calming, balancing, or invigorating), while others trigger memories of a specific experience, often one tied to a strong emotion.”
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“Intriguing new research has also helped us recognize that the benefits of aroma extend far beyond just emotional regulation. In addition to influencing the limbic region of the brain, olfactory centers are also intricately linked with the hypothalamus, an area of the brain more familiarly nicknamed the “visceral control center” because it controls physiologic functions throughout the body. The hypothalamus exerts its powerful influence by interacting directly with the pituitary gland, or “master gland,” a small gland located in the brain. The pituitary gland secretes hormones involved in the regulation of blood pressure, hunger and thirst signals, thyroid function, sleep cycles, production of sexual hormones, and memory, among other things. Because of the direct link of the olfactory system to this area of the brain, aroma is capable of interacting directly with the hypothalamus, influencing neurochemistry throughout the body, and, in turn, potentiating powerful health outcomes.”
(Source: www.doterra.com)

Essential Oils for Emotions

So apparently I’m not crazy. Smell really can affect emotions. Besides the science, I know from experience how the scents of the essential oils make me feel. It’s not easy having babies and it’s not easy having babies back to back like I did. And then on top of it all, I moved cross country at 9 months pregnant with my one year old and without my husband (he was gone at military training). I had my son just a few weeks after moving to our new home. And then my husband started to travel a LOT for work. I was exhausted and alone.
This is where Essential Oils come in – I turned to using essential oils to support my emotions. The good Lord knows I needed help. One of my very favorite homemade blends is the Happy Mama Blend.
The Happy Mama Blend makes me feel happy, loved, home, and grounded. The aroma is very pleasant and very popular among my friends. The citrus oils are uplifting and I think the Douglas Fir brings me back to childhood memories of camping and fun times.
Would you like to try some of these Oils? Check out my SHOP page – I can get you the highest quality EOs for you at a 25% off wholesale price. 

Happy Mama Blend Recipe

5 mL bottle

  • 8 drops Grapefruit
  • 8 drops Douglas Fir
  • 8 drops Bergamot

10 mL bottle

  • 20 drops Grapefruit
  • 20 drops Douglas Fir
  • 20 drops Bergamot

Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops Grapefruit
  • 3 drops Douglas Fir
  • 3 drops Bergamot

And treat yourself with some adorable roller bottles! I know that I’m more likely to actually USE something if it’s cute. Probably terrible – but it’s true! And these oils only work if you actually use them. Get some pretty white roller bottles with gold tops  or a Rainbow roller bottle set.

Grapefruit

  • Improves the appearance of blemishes
  • Supports healthy metabolism*
  • Uplifts mood

Douglas Fir

  • Promotes feelings of clear airways and easy breathing
  • Cleansing and purifying to the skin
  • Promotes a positive mood and sense of focus

Bergamot

  • Calming and soothing aroma
  • Provides skin purifying benefits
  • Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming benefits

Would you like to try some of these Oils? Check out my SHOP page – I can get you the highest quality EOs for you at a 25% off wholesale price. 

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