Emotional Balance for Truckers
and Professional Truck Drivers
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
- 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?
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?
are not qualified to render medical advice; however, we urge truckers
seek -- whenever possible -- natural alternatives to prescription
(which almost always have
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.
Also, the list of essential oils for emotional
balance below is one of several lists that we have grouped under "trucker
health" in the Health
and Wellness section on our site. The other lists are:
Because of their unique Seed to Seal®
the success we have personally experienced in using them, we
unapologetically recommend pure therapeutic
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.
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Melissa (Melissa officinalis) has a light,
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™ is beneficial to men. It also helps
greater inner-body balance and many have found it soothing when
stressed. Mister is recommended for men age thirty and over.
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 (Citrus aurantium) has a citrusy, floral
and in ancient times was highly regarded by the Egyptians for its
Essential Oils for Emotional Balance - Part 2 of 3
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.
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 (Citrus sinensis) is mentally
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 (Pinus sylvestris) has a refreshing,
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™ 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 (Valeriana officinalis) root has been
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 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
Essential oils may be used for many reasons other than
helping with emotional balance. Always follow directions on how to use
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food
and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent disease.
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