7 Essential Oils for Movement

by Jodi Cohen

I definitely feel the healthiest when I am moving.

Walking. Running.  Doing Yoga.  Biking.  Hiking.  Skiing.

Anything that gets my body moving feels really good for me.

It makes me feel healthy and alive.


Essential Oils for Movement

I think that there is something about movement that breaks up stagnation in the body and the cells. It lets the energy, the blood, the sweat and lymphatic fluid flow.  Helping the healing nutrients flow into the cells and toxins and waste flow out.

Essential oils carry a similar fluidity into the body.  They help to move old energy, toxins and emotions to the surface and out of our systems.   For this reason, Essential Oils for movement can be powerful tools for detoxification and movement through challenging periods of stagnation and growth in our lives.


Essential Oils for Emotional Movement


My very wise mother likes to say that “No One Escapes”, meaning at some point in our lives, we will all  encounter a challenging situation that forces us to stretch and grow in ways that we might not have envisioned or desired.  It could be it a health challenge, a disappointment in love or work, the death of a loved one or another unpleasant situation that we would never have wished on ourselves.  But we somehow find a way to work through it.

It was during one of these unpleasant impasses that essential oils found their way into my life.  A situation presented that I did not know how to navigate.  I was scared, overwhelmed and completely stuck.  Basically immobilized with fear and uncertainty.   The pain was so great and so intense that it seemed to drown out my own intuition and my ability to move.  Instead of jumping out of bed every morning for a run or a yoga class, I wanted to crawl back under the covers and hide .

Luckily for me, I had a dear friend who knew a thing or two about essential oils.  They showed up at my on my door step one morning.  I had just dropped my kids at school and was still wearing the oversized t-shirt and cozy sweat pants I had slept in the night before.  My plans for the day including sleeping or binge watching the Kardashians and perhaps taking a shower and going the supermarket if I could muster the energy to leave the couch.

My friend graciously did not comment on my appearance and merely presented me with a box full of essential oils and said, “these will help.”  I had never used essential oils before and meekly asked what I should do.  They replied, “You are very smart and very intuitive.  You will figure it out.”  And then they left.

I muted the Kardashians and studied the oils. It occurred to me that I could intuitively test the oils like I tested supplements to see what my body needed most at the moment.  Several blends tested well so I combined them and applied it over my adrenals.

Within moments, I felt like the fog had lifted.  I could suddenly move.  I could take a shower, run to the supermarket and even return a few phone calls.  In that moment, the oils helped me move out of the darkness that was surrounding me.  It was as if someone had physically moved heavy curtains to let the light flood in.  The oils helped me move off the couch and out of the house.


Essential Oils for Physical Movement

I think this is one of the key roles essential oils play in our body.  They help us move through things.  With that in mind, Vibrant Blue Oils offers several oils that help support this movement during the detoxification process:


Liver™: The Liver plays a key role in moving toxins out of the body, both filtering toxins from blood and neutralizing the toxins in preparation for elimination. To help the Liver maintain this optimal flow and movement, apply Vibrant Blue Oils Liver™ over the liver (right side of the body under the rib cage).


Gall Bladder™Bile flows from the Gall Bladder to the small intestine and carries toxins, like old hormones, out of the body.  If the bile becomes too thick, it doesn’t flow as well and toxins (especially estrogen) don’t move out of the system and often get reabsorbed.  Applying Vibrant Blue Oils Gall Bladder™ over the Gall Bladder can help support the flow of bile. For more ways to support the gall bladder, read this article.


Parasympathetic™There are 2 states of the nervous system:  The “Fight or Flight” Sympathetic State and the “Rest, Digest, Repair and Heal” Parasympathetic State.  In order for the body to detoxify and heal, it needs to be in the rest and digest parasympathetic state.  You literally cannot heal when you are under stress.  To help drop the body into the Parasympathetic state, you can apply the Vibrant Blue Parasympathetic™ blend to the vagal nerve (behind the earlobe on the mastoid bone).

You can also help toxins flow out through the sweat glands of the skin which can lessen the burden on other detox organs like the liver and the kidneys. For example, consider a detox bath with 2 cups of Epsom salt, 1 cup of baking soda and a few drops of Vibrant Blue Oils Parasympathetic™ oil which contains clove oil that can help pull toxins out of the skin For more tips to on healing baths, read this article or download this FREE guide


LymphInterstitial lymph fluid flows through the lymph nodes where toxins are filtered out.  Unlike the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system does not have a heart to pump the fluid through the body.  The more you can help the  lymph fluid flow, the more quickly you can move toxins out of the body.  This is why saunas, dry brushing and jumping on a trampoline are recommended.  Vibrant Blue Oils Lymph™ blend also helps keep lymph flowing to move toxins out of the body.For more tips to improve lymphatic function, read this article.


Liver Support™The Detoxification process  occurs on a physical, spiritual and emotional level and can help uncover and express feelings, especially hidden frustrations, anger, resentments, or fear.  Often, the more toxins a person releases, the more stored emotion that is also released.  It is important that these emotions are allowed to be processed and released to avoid causing additional stress that would undermine the detoxification process.

Vibrant Blue Liver Support™  helps supports the release of emotions, including frequent irritation, impatience, resentment or frustration, being critical of yourself or others, control issues, an inability to express your feelings, feelings of not feeling heard, not feeling loved, not being recognized or appreciated. For more tips on detoxify emotions, read this article.


Kidney Support™The kidneys play a key role regulating the flow and balance of fluids in the body, filtering blood and removing water-soluble waste products. In Chinese medicine, the kidneys are considered the seat of courage and willpower.  They control the volume, composition and pressure of fluids in all the cells.  Blood flows through the kidneys at its highest pressure, filtering out toxins and directing nourishing materials to where they are needed.  Water is symbolic of the unconscious, our emotion and of that which we do not understand and that which we fear. Feelings of fear and paranoia can be held in the kidneys impairing function.   Applying Vibrant Blue Oils Kidney Support™ over the kidneys (one inch up and out from belly button), back of neck, or around the outside of earlobes can help us flow through fear.


Lung Support™The lungs help energy flow in and out of our bodies, transporting oxygen from the atmosphere into the capillaries and releasing carbon dioxide from the bloodstream into the atmosphere.  Feelings of grief, bereavement, regret, loss, remorse can obstruct ability of the lungs to accept and relinquish, impeding their function of “taking in” and “letting go”.  Grief that remains unresolved can become chronic and create disharmony in the lungs, weakening the lung’s ability to flow oxygen through our system.  Apply Vibrant Blue Oils Lung Support™ over the lungs to help flow through feelings of grief.



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About The Author

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.

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