Uplifting Essential Oils for Depression Relief
Even with all of the breakthroughs about depression, it's still shocking that many people don't like to talk about it - much less seek treatment for it.
Medications prescribed for this health condition often leave the user feeling worse, which is why most patients turn to something that's more natural like essential oils to help.
Essential oils can help lift a mood, easing depression and also helping soothe away any anxious feelings.
These essential oils can be used as mood enhancers just like over the counter medication can.
Lavender essential oil helps to calm the mind and relax the body. You can use this oil as a massage therapy or by placing it into your bath.
It can also be used as an inhalation treatment or by applying it directly to your body.
Since each type of essential oil can be manufacturer differently, you'll need to pay attention to whether or not the oils you get need to be diffused before first using in direct skin contact.
Jasmine essential oil can also help with depression. This oil, from the flower by the same name, has a very strong scent.
It's known to relax as well as lift the moods of those who use the oil. This oil has antibacterial in addition to its anti-depressant properties.
Neroli essential oil is an oil also known to help with depression.
This oil, also known as orange blossom oil, is known to calm anxiety and can also help to lower elevated blood pressure.
It has aphrodisiac as well as an antidepressant properties. You can use this oil by diluting it and applying it onto the skin.
It can also be used in a diffuser or inhaled by placing drops on cotton balls.
Sandalwood essential oil is an emotion relaxant. The oil causes the release of hormones from the brain that are known to aid in relaxation and calmness.
Not only does it have antidepressant properties, but it has sedative ones as well.
This oil helps to boost the immune system and also helps those who use to get a restful sleep at night.
It can be diffused, inhaled or applied directly.
Cedarwood essential oil has a sedative property that helps to ease the emotions associated with depression.
Cinnamon essential oil is a strong oil that needs to be diluted when used because of its strength.
It has antidepressant properties known to lift moods. Marjoram essential oil is known as a nerve calmer and has sedative properties.
It's made from the leaves of the plant it comes from and can also help soothe aching muscles.
Cypress essential oil can help relieve insomnia often associated with depression.
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