191: Mind Your Brain

191: Mind Your Brain

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Stress not only feels awful, but studies show that stress increases or exacerbates many kinds of illness and disease. When we have unmanaged stress or trauma, our brain gets locked into “fight or flight” mode, causing inflammation and a host of other undesirable symptoms.  In this episode we explore how specific essential oils can literally assist our brain in returning to a normal state. Elizabeth Erickson, author of Mind Your Brain: Optimizing Your Life and Health Using Essential Oils, combines over a decade of experience in the trenches as a serial entrepreneur with her background in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience to help others understand their brains, businesses, and their individual identities. She tests theories and hard science while weaving ancient creative disciplines and methodologies to create a systematic and sure approach to decrease stress, increase creative output, and connect the dots in your life. 

Check out today’s episode to learn about how your gut affects your mental state, which essential oils are best for supporting a happy, healthy brain, and tools to help regulate emotions. 

In this Episode You’ll Discover:

  • Overcoming anxiety and depression (4:30) 

  • How essential oils played a role in Elizabeth’s journey (9:10) 

  • The gut-brain connection (13:40) 

  • Balancing your brain and your business along the “vibrancy spectrum” (20:00) 

  • Essential oils and the brain (23:10) 

Resources mentioned in this week’s episode include:

  • Highest Potential blend (Young Living): Blue Cypress, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lavender, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Frankincense, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, White Fir, Vetiver, Cinnamon Bark, Davana, Lime, Rose, Matricaria, Blue Tansy, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Spearmint, Lemon, and Ocotea essential oils 

  • Essential Oils Transformation Summit, October 14-20, 2019: essentialoilstransformation.com 

  • Mind Your Brain: Optimizing Your Life And Health Using Essential Oils by Elizabeth Erickson 

  • Frankincense, ylang ylang, lavender essential oils 

  • Go to elizabetherickson.org for an online course to stop stressing and start winning 

  • Submit a Recipe to the DIY Dugout by emailing diy@revolutionoilspodcast.com OR by using the Hashtags #diydugout and #revolutionoilspodcast on Instagram.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors this week:

Recipes Mentioned in this Episode: 

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Lights Out

From: Valencia, CA

DIY dugout: Michelle DeBardas


  • In your diffuser, add: 

    • 4 drops Bergamot essential oil 

    • 3 drops frankincense essential oil 

    • 3 drops vetiver essential oil

      Best night sleep ever ♥️ 

The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast features many Young Living Essential Oil Independent Distributors but is a completely separate entity from the company. Any information on the show in no way reflects the words or advice of Young Living Essential Oils. The information given on the show is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure, or treat anyone.

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