Many truckers spend a lot of time doing their jobs. So emotional balance (or balancing emotions) can help to keep things on an even keel.
Various scenarios can throw a trucker’s emotions into turmoil. Here are a few…
- How many times have you had a tense situation arise at home with your family or home support team while you’ve been on the road?
- What happens when you don’t feel that your driver manager is doing all that he/she can to help you earn a good paycheck?
- Have you ever had a difference of opinion with a co-worker or customer (shipper or receiver) over
- a load;
- the way the load was put on your truck; or
- waiting time?
- Do you get irritated over delays on the road due to accidents, congestion, rush hour, weather, etc.?
- Are you feeling pressured to earn a certain size paycheck to pay all of your bills or meet your budget?
All of these things and more can weigh heavily on a professional truck driver’s mind and can affect emotional balance.
When that happens, a trucker can get distracted.
One unguarded moment of distracted driving can lead to an expensive, debilitating or deadly accident.
Telling a trucker to “get a grip” on his or her emotions only complicates matters.
Is there anything that truckers can do to help with emotional balance?
We are not qualified to render medical advice; however, we urge truckers to seek — whenever possible — natural alternatives to prescription medications (which almost always have side effects).
Furthermore, we recommend using pure therapeutic grade essential oils for emotional balance.
Below, we have listed (in alphabetical order) essential oils used for emotional balance.
Each person’s needs and biochemistry may be different from someone else’s.
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Because of their unique Seed to Seal® process and the success we have personally experienced in using them, we unapologetically recommend pure therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living for emotional balance.
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Balancing One’s Emotions
Essential oils have the ability to directly access and affect the brain’s limbic region, the center of emotion and memory.
Many oils can be used to create a positive emotional state, help soothe grief, create an environment of relaxation at the end of a long day, and much more.
Essential Oils for Emotional Balance – Part 1 of 3
Melissa Essential Oil
Melissa (Melissa officinalis) has a light, fresh, lemony scent that is strengthening and revitalizing, yet soothing and calming.
It was an important ingredient in Carmelite water (distilled in France since 1611 by members of the Carmelite Order).
Several studies report that melissa may benefit the skin. It is also comforting during the winter season and supportive of immune system function.*
Melissa has an approximate ORAC of 1,343,547 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Mister Essential Oil
Mister™ is beneficial to men.
It also helps promote greater inner-body balance and many have found it soothing when stressed.
Mister is recommended for men age thirty and over.
Myrtle Essential Oil
Myrtle (Myrtus communis) has a clear, fresh, herbaceous scent, similar to eucalyptus.
Supportive of the respiratory system, skin, and hair, it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances* and its soothing effects when inhaled.
It is also helpful for meditation and lifting the spirit.
Myrtle has an approximate ORAC of 253,512 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli (Citrus aurantium) has a citrusy, floral scent and in ancient times was highly regarded by the Egyptians for its healing properties.
Essential Oils for Emotional Balance – Part 2 of 3
Orange Essential Oil
Orange (Citrus sinesis) essential oil includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene.
Orange is also a wonderful addition to enhance the flavor of many foods and drinks.
Palo Santo Essential Oil
Inhale Palo Santo essential oil to enjoy its inspiring and uplifting fragrance, or diffuse for a cleansing and refreshing atmosphere.
This oil can be used for massage after activity, and includes the naturally occurring constituents limonene and alpha-terpineol.
Palo Santo is an important ingredient in Transformation™ essential oil blend.
Petitgrain Essential Oil
Petitgrain (Citrus sinensis) is mentally refreshing and emotionally balancing when used aromatically.
This oil is also beneficial for skin and hair health.
Traditionally, petitgrain has been used to support a healthy nervous system—particularly with nervous exhaustion and stress—as well as to improve instances of excessive perspiration and oily skin and hair.
Pine Essential Oil
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) has a refreshing, invigorating aroma.
First investigated by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, pine is soothing for stressed muscles and joints when used in massage.
It shares many of the same properties as Eucalyptus globulus, and the action of both oils is enhanced when they are blended.
Essential Oils for Emotional Balance – Part 3 of 3
Sacred Mountain Essential Oil
Sacred Mountain™ promotes feelings of strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection that are a result of being close to nature.
This blend of conifer essential oils, including spruce, fir, and cedarwood, evokes the feelings of sanctity found in the mountains.
Valerian Essential Oil
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) root has been used for thousands of years for its calming, grounding, and emotionally balancing influences.
During the last three decades, it has been clinically investigated for its relaxing properties.
Researchers have pinpointed the sesquiterpenes, valerenic acid, and valerone as the active constituents that exert a calming and restorative effect on the central nervous system.*
German health authorities have pronounced valerian to be an effective aid for the body’s needs.
Valerian has an approximate ORAC of 61,935 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang essential oil has a rich, pleasing, and romantic floral scent.
Diffuse this calming, relaxing and soothing fragrance or massage into the scalp to increase the appearance of healthy, shiny hair.
Ylang Ylang is found in many Young Living skin and hair care products, and essential oil blends including Awaken™, Believe™, Clarity™, Dragon Time™, Peace & Calming® and Forgiveness™.
Essential oils may be used for many reasons other than helping with emotional balance. Always follow directions on how to use them.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.