Nearly 60 million Americans struggle with depression and anxiety disorders. Essential oils can provide a great natural alternative to medications that often have harmful side effects and can create dependency. These aren’t a cure but can help considerably when used to accent other forms of therapy and self healing work.
Our sense of smell has the ability to change our mood and ease tension. Smell is the most sensitive of the senses. People can remember smells with 65% accuracy after a year, while visual recall is about 50% after three months.
Research has shown that smell is the sense most linked to our emotional recollection. So, when linked to a product, that can reap dividends.
Studies show that 75% of emotions are triggered by smell which is linked to pleasure, well-being, emotion and memory – handy when you want people to buy your products. Smell recognition is immediate and can immediately affect our attitude and mood.
To receive the aromatic benefits of essential oils, diffuse the oils in a diffuser, wear the oils on your body or clothes (diluted if needed), put a few drops on a diffuser necklace, and/or place a few drops on the wrists and breathe in the oils.
Essential Oils For Depression:
Balance: Stabilizes, calms, and grounds. Helps with disconnection, instability, and feeling scattered. Also helps reduce feelings of anxiety.
Citrus Bliss: Helps with motivation, energizes, encourages, and restores creativity and lifts mood.
Elevation: Uplifts your spirit and fights depression, promotes happy thoughts. :) Elevation was formulated to be used as an antidepressant. It also helps against addictions and negative habits.
Helichrysum: Brings gratitude and promotes happiness.
Peppermint: Brings happiness and energy to the body.
Thyme: Release and forgive; Helps to relieve anger.
3 drops Citrus Bliss
2 drops White Fir
1 drop Roman Chamomile
Apply to wrists, bottoms of feet & inhale or diffuse.
**And just a reminder: Depression can affect anyone. You are NOT alone. Please talk with someone or seek medical attention if you are having suicidal thoughts.