Emotional Outlook Questionnaire with Essential Oil Suggestions Activation Part III

Essential Oils have been used as a specific remedy for activating healing for physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances.  However, not all essential oils are created equally. Nature's Sunshine features a line you can trust. Emotional outlook is crucial to overall well being and activation of healing. Compliments of Jay VanDenHeuvel, N.D., I have listed below 27 different emotional states and the essential oil you may want to consider for use.


One or more of these oils can be selected for emotional support, however, it is always advisable to start with one oil and work into combining them after you have experienced your body's response. It is best not to exceed more than four or five essential oils at one time.


The oils can be diluted in Aloe Vera Gel, or Nature's Sunshine Massage Oil and applied topically. You can mix a few drops of essential oil with water and a drop of Nature's Sunshine Concentrate (to keep the oil from separating in the water, ) put in a spray bottle and mist on your body or in the air around you. You can also diffuse the oils into the air with the Nature's Sunshine Diffuser, or use the other accessories that they sell for application which includes Spray Bottles, Roll-On Bottles, Plug-in Diffusers, Funnel, and an Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Guide.  There are many ways to incorporate the essential oils into your every day lifestyle.  Have fun with it.


Emotional Out look #1

  • Are you compulsive, or do you have impulses to do things obsessively
  • Do you lack confidence in yourself
  • Do you expect failure
  • Do you feel inferior, or do you feel that others are more capable and qualified than you are

Try Bergamot:

  • Compulsive and/or obsessive behavior
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Tension
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


Emotional Outlook #2

  • Do you frequently burst into tears or react in a highly emotional way to life's situations
  • Do you feel a lot of tension or congestion in your stomach or solar plexus, as though feelings are stored there
  • Do you believe you need to have more serenity in life
  • Do you fluctuate between emotional moods
  • Do you lack stamina

Try Roman Chamomile:

  • Tension
  • Darkness
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Insomnia
  • Hyperactivity
  • Learning problems
  • Moodiness
  • Daydreaming
  • Impatience


Emotional Outlook #3

  • Do you anger easily
  • Are daily activities sometimes confusing
  • Are you easily irritated

Try Cinnamon:

  • Tension
  • Lack of inner self
  • Lethargy
  • Negative energy


Emotional Outlook #4

  • Do you need to develop more objectivity and perspective about recent life events that trouble or perplex you
  • Does your life seem more accidental than purposeful, making it hard to have much insight into, or acceptance of, the people and events surrounds you
  • Are you in an elder phase of life, wanting to gather wisdom and reflect on the meaning of your experience
  • Do you have concern about aging

Try Clary Sage:

  • Aging (fear of)
  • Immaturity
  • Change or transitions
  • Drawing wisdom from experienced
  • Finding purpose
  • Ill fated or undeserved feeling


Emotional Outlook #5

  • Do you have difficulty with short term memory
  • Do you feel out of touch with your intuition
  • Do you feel your emotions cloud your perception
  • Do you have a sense of detachment from the world

Try Clove Bud:

  • Memory
  • Seeing” clearly
  • Nervousness


Emotional Outlook #6

  • Do you feel like you are being choked
  • Do you feel like you have something to say but are not saying it or expressing it
  • Do you have trouble accepting life as it is
  • Do you feel separate, resulting in a reduction of energy

Try Eucalyptus:

  • Constraint
  • loneliness
  • Trouble accepting life


Emotional Outlook #7

  • Do you suffer from unknown fears
  • Do you feel unsafe and insecure
  • Do you find it difficult to concentrate
  • Do you feel like the world is crashing in on you
  • Could you benefit from an infusion of faith

Try Frankincense:

  • Fear
  • Uncertainty
  • Poor concentration
  • Insecurity
  • lack of self confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Hyperventilation
  • Hyperactivity


Emotional Outlook #8

  • Do you hold grudges or refuse to let go of past hurts
  • Do you come on strong or seem overbearing to others even though you are just trying to convey confidence
  • Do you feel overly tense or anxious
  • Do you suffer from mood swings

Try Geranium:

  • Over excitement
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Weakness
  • Nervous Tension
  • PMS
  • Depression
  • Letting go of past hurts


Emotional Outlook #9

  • Do you have many plans or intentions that never seem to materialize
  • Do you brood, think about or reflect, rather than plan and execute
  • Do you feel sluggish
  • Have you had a difficult childhood

Try Pink Grapefruit:

  • Mood swings
  • A sense of drowning in life
  • Inner child issues – unresolved trauma from childhood


Emotional Outlook #10

  • Are you in a state of crisis or emergency
  • Are you having trouble letting go of “stuck” emotions and hurts from the past
  • Is change difficult
  • Do you feel emotionally exhausted or disoriented

Try Helichrysum:

  • Shock
  • Pain
  • Trauma
  • Great for the nerves
  • Helps remove stubborn emotions of jealousy, anger and bitterness
  • Very healing on all levels
  • Can be used for drug detox


Emotional Outlook #11

  • Do you replace your daily life with fantasy
  • Do you need constant motivation to complete a task
  • Do you wish you had a better sense of well-being

Try Jasmine:

  • Impotence
  • Grief
  • Heartbreak
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Finding life's purpose


Emotional Outlook #12

  • Would you describe yourself as strung out, nervous, or hyperactive
  • Do you have difficulty sleeping or are you restless
  • Do you have difficulty concentrating when praying or meditating
  • Do you suffer from a chattering mind with no clear, calm, concise thoughts
  • Is your life out of balance

Try Lavender:

  • Emotional blocks
  • Stress
  • For sensitive people
  • Argumentative individuals
  • Meditation
  • Universal oil that relaxes and stimulates


Emotional Outlook #13

  • Do your relationships seem toxic
  • Are you tense, or do you have unresolved conflict
  • Do you have lack of inner life
  • Do you describe yourself as being “out of it”
  • do you tend to feel that everything is unclean

Try Lemon:

  • Issues of self
  • Tiredness
  • Lethargic
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of impurity
  • Universal emotional balancer


Emotional Outlook #14

  • Do you suffer from every day fears
  • Are you overworked
  • Do man people comment you don't seem happy

Try Mandarin:

  • Sadness
  • Stress


Emotional Outlook #15

  • Do you need a sense of comfort
  • Are you having difficulty getting over losing someone in any way
  • Are you sensitive or impatient
  • Do you feel melancholy

Try Marjoram:

  • Heavy sighing
  • Loneliness
  • Rejection
  • Insomnia
  • Grief
  • Tension
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior/desire


Emotional Outlook #16

  • Do you have trouble exercising patience
  • Is there a tendency to self-destruct
  • Do simple things irritate you
  • Do you suffer from a loss of stability

Try Myrrh:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Stress
  • Lack of inspiration


Emotional Outlook #17

  • Do you have trouble making decisions
  • Do you anger easily
  • Do you often think, “What's the use?”
  • Do you have general anxiety of fears

Try Neroli:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Tension
  • Upset for no reason
  • Low Libido
  • Fear
  • Lack of self confidence
  • Sexual Problems


Emotional Outlook #18

  • Do you have trouble looking into a mirror and honestly saying “(Your Name), I love you.”
  • Do you have difficulty seeing yourself as a unique individual
  • Do you feel your life is painful

Try Wild Oregano:

  • Pain
  • Issues of self esteem
  • Gives synergy to other oils for use in blends


Emotional Outlook #19

  • Do you always need to be right
  • Do you have difficulty with decisions
  • Do you suffer from apathy or indifference

Try Patchouli:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trapped emotional energy


Emotional Outlook #20

  • Do you lack energy or stimulation
  • Do you find it hard to get motivated
  • Do you find it hard to get through the day
  • Do you have trouble being creative

Try Peppermint:

  • Insomnia
  • Laziness
  • Lethargy
  • Sluggishness
  • Mental cloudiness
  • Low energy
  • Poor concentration
  • Good for students
  • Helps with digestion of the body and the mind


Emotional Outlook #21

  • Is it hard to find direction
  • Do you have harsh expectations of yourself
  • Is it hard to let go of past mistakes or failures

Try Pine:

  • Pity
  • Guilt
  • Blame
  • Exhaustion
  • Self Criticism


Emotional Outlook #22

  • Is your heart heavy or sad
  • Do you lack comfort
  • Do you need to develop greater courage to confront rather than retreat

Try Rose Bulgaria:

  • Shame
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Irritability
  • Shyness
  • Inspires: Joy, Love, Confidence, Love of self, Inspiration, Renewal, Independence


Emotional Outlook #23

  • Is there a side of you that needs more attention or understanding
  • Do you tell white lies or are you living a lie
  • Do you have trouble accepting your spiritual side or do you question it
  • Do you see the world as pieces and parts rather than a meaningful whole
  • Are you forgetful or are your extremities cold

Try Rosemary:

  • Confusion
  • Exhaustion
  • Bitterness
  • Nightmares
  • Inspires: Wisdom, Truth, Peace, Meditation, Creativity


Emotional Outlook #24

  • Does life seem overly chaotic
  • Do you have trouble organizing your life
  • Do you suffer from a chattering mind or where daily activities and worries are constantly thought about – possibly obsessive compulsive

Try Sandalwood:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Negative programming
  • Enhances meditation and prayer


Emotional Outlook #25

  • Do you often deny your own needs
  • Do you care more about everyone else instead of spending time on yourself

Try Tea Tree:

  • Builds emotional strength


Emotional Outlook #26

  • Do you spend time trying to understand the meaning of life
  • Do you feel like there is not enough time in your life to do everything you want to do
  • Do you feel that it's not fair that we age

Try Thyme:

  • Issues of time and trying to beat the clock
  • Speeds healing of tissues
  • Builds: Strength, Courage, Longevity, Concentration


Emotional Outlook #27

  • Do you wear a mask of cheerfulness while you feel different on the inside
  • Do you judge before you act and are you even aware of it
  • Do you ever have difficulty really hearing what others are saying
  • Do you have difficulty with imperfection, either in yourself, or others
  • Do life's unfolding events often irritate you

Try Ylang Ylang:

  • Hyperventilation
  • Shock
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Anger
  • Bitterness
  • Depression
  • Lack of interest
  • Jealousy