Release Spotlight

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Release is one of the most powerful emotional tools around! This oil blend can help us release feelings of anger, frustration and even past trauma. Processing and releasing these emotions can have a profound effect on both emotional and physical health!



  • A lovely citrusy floral blend including Rose, Ylang ylang, Jasmine, Blue Tansy and Davana
  • Has a powerful aroma that lulls the mind into a sense of comfort
  • Can be a wonderful emotional tool when used intentionally
  • High in sesquiterpenes
  • Featured in the Feelings Kit
  • Pairs well with Valor, Joy, Harmony, and Orange essential oils

Release is a blend of Ylang ylang, Lavender, Geranium, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lemon, Blue cypress, Davana (a POWERFUL emotional oil!) Lime, Ocotea, Jasmine, Chamomile, Blue tansy (highly supportive and calming to the Central Nervous System), and Rose oils that works to release stored and stuck emotions by stimulating the pineal gland, which connects our sense of smell to our memory and emotions.

BACKGROUND Formulated by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young, Release is an emotional blend of high frequency essential oils, making them a powerful tool for allowing us to tap into the root of our emotional distress, honor the past experiences and release the pain to move forward in our full potential.

RELEASE & EMOTIONS Release is a helpful blend to aid in releasing anger and memory trauma from the liver in order to create emotional wellbeing. It helps open the subconscious mind through pineal stimulation (sandalwood and tansy stimulate the pineal gland) to release deep-seated trauma. For our purposes, trauma can be defined as “any situation where you got less than you needed and were not equipped to process it.” These traumas actually get stored deep within our cellular memory, and we can use the limbic system of the brain to help shift our thoughts and emotions around these traumas and patterns.

Helps Release Feelings of:

  • Anger
  • Frustration
  • Being held back
  • Rebellion
  • Feeling wronged
  • Fear of success
  • Loss of identity

Helps Promote Feelings of:

  • Cleansing
  • Freedom
  • Harmony
  • Unconditional love

Each essential oil in this blend was chosen for a unique purpose:

  • Ylang Ylang: helps balance male and female energies within the body, promotes relaxation, confidence and equilibrium
  • Lavandin: has been historically used for its cleansing properties and may promote tissue regeneration
  • Geranium: stimulates the nervous system, assists in balancing hormones, and helps release negative memories
  • Sandalwood: high in sesquiterpenes, stimulates the pineal and limbic centers of the brain to allow for removal of negative programming and allows for new memories and neural pathways to be built
  • Blue Tansy: specifically calming and supportive of the Central Nervous System, cleansing to the lymphatic system and liver (storage organ for anger within the body), emotionally combats anger and negative emotions to promote feelings of self control
  • Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lime and Lemon: high in limonene, a constituent well known for its health benefits, these citrus oils are uplifting and cleansing
  • Davana: a powerful emotional tool, this oil helps release feelings of hopelessness, promotes peace and tranquility
  • Jasmine: an uplifting essential oil that may combat feelings of hopelessness, nervous exhaustion, worry, indifference and sadness.
  • Rose: a very high frequency oil, helps bring balance and harmony, helps overcome feelings of insecurity and open the heart to joy
  • Chamomile: helps dispel anger and release emotions linked to the past, stabilizes the emotions and calms the mind
  • Ocotea: a powerful cleansing oil, may increase feelings of contentedness
  • Spearmint: cleansing and uplifting to the body and mind, opens and releases emotional blocks to bring feelings of balance and lasting well-being

KEY CONSTITUENTS *Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them specific health-supporting properties

  • Sesquiterpenes: known for their ability to calm and focus the mind and central nervous system as well as help brain waves slow to a calm or meditative state
  • Linalool: can support the body during injury and sickness and help relieve stress
  • Alpha farnesene: some studies have shown that this constituent may be effective against inflammation and is known for its ability to alleviate stress
  • Linalyl acetate: a potent antioxidant that promotes circulatory health and allows the body to support healing from ischemic injury (injury as a result of poor blood flow)


  • Make a roller with Release and carrier oil. Option to add in other emotionally supportive oils: Joy, White Angelica, Tangerine, Lavender, Valor, Inner Child, Hope. Apply liberally and frequently.
    • This practice is most effective when paired with quiet reflection and meditation.
  • Diffuse throughout the day.
  • Diffuse with Lavender and Vetiver at bedtime to release daily worries and anxieties and promote restful sleep.
  • Apply topically to wrists, over the heart, to the edge of ears and feet.
  • Add drops to your bath with a cup of Epsom salt to let go before you rest.
  • Use with Relaxation Massage Oil for a trauma or emotional release massage or simply to help your mind let go at the end of the day.
  • Remember to use it EVERY DAY! Repeat a positive affirmation that rings true to you for your situation. ‘I am safe. I am loved. I am valued. I am enough. Just as I am right now.'

DIFFUSE Diffusing is a wonderful health habit! We have our diffuser going almost 24/7 and love to choose blends that are supportive of individual needs or systems. Try some of these combinations and enjoy the uplifting and comforting aroma of Release!

  • Let it Go: Release, Lavender & Vetiver
  • Weighted Blanket: Release, Tangerine, White Angelica
  • Heavenly Peace: Release, Sacred Frankincense, Sacred Sandalwood
  • Goodnight: Release, Cedarwood, Lavender


  • Inner Child Essential Oil Blend
  • Trauma Life Essential Oil Blend
  • Feelings Kit
  • White Angelica Essential Oil Blend


  • 15-20 minutes after trying Release for the first time, I was in a much better mood. Loved the smell of it and immediately ordered an extra bottle. Now anytime I'm in a bad mood I put it on! - Susan R.
  • I love this oil so very much. Powerful in the best way. - Ashley G.
  • It smells amazing. Just promotes a relaxing atmosphere. - Trisha S.
  • I ordered this oil to help release some negative emotions/memories associated with my son's birth, as I prepare for the birth of our daughter. – Meredith S.
  • I wear this to get through stressful days at work. - Nikki M.
  • This is my self-nicknamed “Elsa” oil! I never realized how much I held on to emotions related to situations until I used this one for a month. Throughout that month, I found myself “letting it go” much more quickly. There will always be a spot for this oil in my house! - Christine K.
  • Love this oil! In the diffuser, in the roller, as a perfume, over my heart! So good! - Angela P.
  • I love using Release after a long day around negativity - Leigh L.
  • This oil has been one of my biggest testament to oils. I apply over my liver, my heart, wrists every single day, all day. So much love for how it makes you feel. My body actually craves it. - Heidi C.
  • Love release!!!! Life changer for sure! - Elizabeth S.