Did you know that your emotional health plays a big role in your physical health? Research has shown that emotional stress actually makes you more vulnerable to physical illness. While we can’t avoid tough times, we can give ourselves the skills and resources to manage our emotions with resilience. There are many ways to strengthen your emotional health—from meditation, to exercise, proper sleep, social connections, and mindfulness. Essential oils can be a great resource to facilitate these practices and help you be better equipped to handle all that life throws at you, emotionally.
One of our favorite introductory emotional oils practices is the Great Day Protocol. Created by Young Living Essential Oils founder, D. Gary Young, the Great Day Protocol is an empowering essential oil routine featuring four elevating essential oil blends, applying them to specific areas of the body while stating inspiring affirmations. Gary’s Great Day Protocol is a powerful way to start each day with intention and empowerment…not to mention, you’ll smell amazing. Gary Young knew from the beginning that "incorporating essential oils into your morning routine can amplify your intentions and enhance your feelings of confidence so you can start your day from a place of strength". Layering and blending specific oils in distinct ways can help cultivate the right mindset and manifest your goals.
The entire protocol takes just a few minutes and it is a fantastic way to start your day in positive space. Habit building takes 21 days, so we suggest trying the Great Day Protocol for at least 30 days and see what kind of powerful changes you notice! Do you have a better outlook on the day and feel more positive in your life through the words you speak to yourself and the oils you use?
Make it easy by either popping an Aromaglide fitment on top of each oil bottle for easy application or stretch your oils further by diluting them in a roller bottle with carrier oil. Add our Great Day Affirmations roller bottle labels to your rollers for an easy, empowering practice.
The Great Day Protocol
Step 1: Valor
Valor is used to balance the body, set intentions, and instill courage and confidence.
Place a drop of Valor in your left palm, rub palms together, and slowly inhale the scent with a deep, cleansing breath. Place another drop on the inside of your left wrist and hold the right wrist to it for a moment. Hold pulse points together and breathe deeply.
Affirmation: “I am grounded, stable, and balanced. I am full of courage and confidence.
Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
In a roller: Roll clockwise 3 times on left wrist. Hold right wrist over left and breathe deeply.
Step 2: Harmony
Harmony can be used to calm the mind, promote positive feelings, and manifest ease and flow in life.
Place a drop of Harmony in your left palm, rub palms together, and slowly inhale the scent with a deep, cleansing breath.
Place a drop above your belly button or your solar plexus (area below chest at the top of your stomach). Gently massage the oil in using a clockwise motion. Breathe deeply.
Affirmation: I am in harmony with the flow of life. I love others and myself unconditionally.
Bible verse: Romans 5:1
"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
In a roller: Roll clockwise 3 times above the belly button.
Step 3: Joy
Invite optimism and happiness to the mind and body.
Place a drop of Joy in your left palm, rub palms together, and slowly inhale the scent with a deep, cleansing breath.
Place on drop over your heart and gently massage in using a clockwise motion. Hold you hands over your heart and breathe deeply.
Affirmation: I am full of optimism, joy, and contentment. I radiate joy in all that I do.
Bible Verse: Galatians 5:22
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”
In a roller: Roll clockwise 3 times over the heart.
Step 4: White Angelica
Protect the mind and body from negative energy. The frequency of this oil (89MHz) helps to neutralize negative energy.
Place a drop of White Angelica in your left palm, rub palms together, and slowly inhale the scent with a deep, cleansing breath.
Place another drop in your left palm and gently rub palms together in a clockwise motion, then lightly brush hands over your body—from crown of your head, down neck, over shoulders, chest, and all the way down the legs to your feet—like you’re applying a shield. Breathe deeply.
Affirmation: I am safe, protected, and secure. I can handle all that comes my way. OR I am safe and protected. I interact with those around me appropriately. I take in all of the good, none of the bad.
Bible verse: Bible Verse | Ephesians 6:11:
"Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
In a roller: Roll clockwise 3 times in the left palm. Rub palms together and lightly brush hands over your body—from crown of your head, down neck, over shoulders, chest, and all the way down the legs to your feet—like you’re applying a shield.
Finish this practice by cupping your hands over your nose and mouth and breathing deeply for at least 10 seconds. Affirm your intentions for the day. Have a great day!