In the recent years, using essential oils to tackle different health conditions has become a trend, and what’s best about it is that it works wonders- and is one of the most natural ways to tackle health issues. I have been using essential oils for Depression And Anxiety as an alternative to traditional medication.
Essential Oils for Depression And Anxiety
Studies have also shown that essential oils may actually work. Using them may help
you tackle everything from stress and anxiety to even depression. Keep reading to discover the best essential oils you can use to tackle depression and anxiety.
Lavender Essential Oil:
Lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils used for almost all psychological and mental health disorders. It has been found helpful for the treatment of postpartum depression and stress, and post traumatic stress disorder.
It has even been shown to have helped individuals tackle depression and stress, regulate their sleep and even improve mood. You can inhale this oil directly or even just rub a couple of drops of it on your pillows and sheets for some immediate relaxation.
Grapefruit Essential Oil:
The scent of this essential oil can literally invigorate your senses and just like other citrus oils do, grapefruit oil, when used, can boost the immune system of the body as well. Some studies have also claimed that this oil can be more effective than antidepressants.
Some say when it comes to elevating moods and relieving fatigue and exhaustion, grapefruit essential oil can do the trick. Diffusing this essential oil is the way to go- and it can help you see better health results sooner than you’d expect.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil:
Ylang Ylang has a sweet and floral aroma that has been found effective in improving hormonal balance of the body, which in turn, helps reduce stress and depression and improves mood in general. Inhaling its aroma can help you come out of a negative thinking spiral.
Some women have said it can help reduce mood swings and irritability from PMS or those who are undergoing menopause. One of the best ways to put this oil to use is to rub a couple of drops of it directly onto the inner sides of your wrists, behind the ears and other such trigger points.
Chamomile Essential Oil:
You’ll find Roman Chamomile being used in so many different tea blends, in soaps and bath products and even aromatherapy products. Its floral and herbal aroma has a calming effect on the body, so it may help you relax.
Many say they sleep better if you’re suffering from insomnia or other sleep related disorders. Some natural health enthusiasts also bet by its ability to tackle stress and depression. Sipping a cup of Chamomile tea in the morning can be a great, positive start to your day.
Bergamot Essential Oil:
Bergamot is a very stimulating essential oil, and it too, has a powerful antidepressant action. Some studies have found that it helps improve energy levels, boosts circulation in the body and boosts and uplifts your mood. In addition, it was also found to lower blood pressure levels.
Bergamot has been known to increase the feelings of calmness and relaxation when blended together with lavender essential oil. So the next time you come across a bath product that mentions Bergamot essential oil as an ingredient, do give it a try!
Do you use essential oils for anxiety and depression or other health issues? Please let me know in the comments below!