The need to release your emotional baggage cannot be underestimated. Over 80% of people with weight issues have some kind of emotional root cause behind their weight gain, whether from an emotional trauma long ago, or even the emotional stress of daily living or unpleasant life circumstances.

The Feelings Kit

Those who lose weight, and then gain it all back again, likely never dealt with the emotional root cause, and packed on the pounds of protection again as soon as they stopped their "diet." The following article will introduce you to a powerful tool you can use to heal this root cause and release your emotional baggage for good: The Feelings Kit, by Young Living Essential Oils.

Check Your Emotional Baggage

Feelings Essential Oil Collection

Reprinted with permission from YoungLivingConnect, LLC.


Many of us go through life laden with emotional baggage. When we endure a traumatic experience, we can end up carrying its detrimental effects for years to come. These negative feelings remain unacknowledged and before we know it we’re bogged down by a pervasive sense of discontent. The more caught up we become in demanding schedules, the more we tend to push our emotional health to the background, and by not allowing ourselves time to reflect on past experiences, we neglect an important part of overall wellness.

The pervasiveness of emotional discontent is well documented in modern life. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) estimates that 26.2% of Americans ages 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. This statistic equates to roughly 57.7 million people seeking medical attention for anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. These startling figures leave many of us wondering what can be done to improve our own emotional well-being. We can combat these negative effects by facilitating the release of negative emotions. When we allow ourselves to harness the benefits of reflection, we are taking an important step towards increased emotional health. In a time where more and more people are turning to psychotropic drugs for relief, Young Living introduces the new “Feelings Collection” as a natural way to leave negative recollections behind and begin each day with renewed exuberance.

The “Feelings Collection” is specifically geared towards creating a sense of renewal. It contains 6 of our most popular oil blends: Valor, Harmony, Forgiveness, Present Time, Release and Inner Child. Each of these unique components works in synergistic harmony to create a reflective experience designed to increase emotional wellness.

Valor Essential Oil

Valor is the first oil blend in the “Feelings Collection” application process. It is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Begin by rubbing Valor on your feet and enjoy the feelings of relaxation and empowerment that wash over you. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual’s internal resources, and has been found to help energy alignment in the body.

Harmony Essential Oil

Next, apply Harmony to each chakra, or energy point, on the body. This exquisite blend promotes physical and emotional well-being by bringing harmonic balance to the energy centers of the body. Perfect for use as part of the “Feelings Collection” or for immediate aid when in emotional distress, the liberating, balancing, and calming essential oils in this blend open us to new possibilities while contributing to an overall feeling of well-being.

Forgiveness Essential Oil

Forgiveness is to be used following Harmony. It contains a synergistic blend of soothing and uplifting essential oils that may enhance the ability to release hurtful memories and move beyond emotional barriers. Apply a drop to your navel or under your nose while meditating on the process of personal growth. We can only proceed to increased health and wellness once we have the ability to forgive and let go of negative emotions.

Present Time Essential Oil

Once you have reached a state of calm acceptance of your past experiences, Present Time allows you to focus on the here and now while leaving negative memories behind. Present Time is an empowering fragrance that heightens the sense of being “in the moment”. Concentrating on the past can be counterproductive. Rub oil in a clockwise direction over the thymus (base of the throat) and inhale this unique oil blend and enjoy the sensation of being completely in the present.

Release Essential Oil

Follow the positive feelings of Present Time with the solidifying benefits of Release. Release combines uplifting, calming oils that stimulate a sense of peace and emotional well-being, which in turn facilitates the ability to release anger and frustration. Release promotes harmony and balance in the mind and body, and helps eliminate the adverse effects of repressed emotions on health and wellness. Place 3 to 4 drops of Release oil blend over the liver or on the sternum for a grounding effect, and feel increased emotional strength as you let go of the past once and for all.

Inner Child Essential Oil

Next, harness the carefree exuberance of your Inner Child. Apply this liberating oil blend to your crown and feel it open the pathway to your inner self. Past experiences may have closed you to the voice of your inner child, but the sweet fragrance of this blend may stimulate memory response allowing you to reconnect with the authentic self. Once you have opened your true self with Inner Child, you will have completed one of the most important steps to finding emotional balance.

Valor Essential Oil

Finally, to bring your emotional journey full circle, end by applying Valor to the back of your neck and head in a clockwise motion. Reaffirming the feelings awakened through this process will leave you feeling courageous and excited about what the future holds. Inhale the therapeutic aroma as you massage Valor into your skin and envision that you are wiping your slate clean, ready to begin anew.

You’ve been carrying around dead weight long enough – it’s time to let go of the emotional baggage. Incorporate Young Living’s “Feelings Collection” as part of your daily routine and enjoy the freedom of a truly free existence.


Feeling blue? In addition to using Young Living’s “Feelings Collection”, try some of these mood enhancement tips to give yourself a natural boost:

  • Stop, Drop, and Sleep: When you’re well rested, you’ll be more efficient, and if you set a regular daily routine, you’ll be physically and mentally healthy.

  • Eat Your Vegetables: It has long been known that diet can be used to help with most medical problems. This includes depression.

  • Lace Up Those Running/Walking Shoes: Studies have shown that increases in physical activity, particularly running (and walking), can raise the brain’s serotonin levels, resulting in a boost to your mood. 

Essential Lifestyle Magazine, Young Living, Vol. 3 No. 3

Statements with claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

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