5 Essential Oils To Help Depression

Posted on September 09, 2016 by Chad Pegura | 9 comments

When it comes to our emotions and our mental health, both our sense of smell and the right types and kids of scents can really make a huge impact on our moods and overall outlook. Essential oils play a big role in bringing those scents to our daily lives.

In terms of mental health, depression is one of the most common mental health disorders that affects us as we go through our daily lives, and if you're one of the many daily sufferers of this disorder, then there are many essential oils that can help you start and end the day on a better, more positive note.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang is an essential oil with a heavy, yet sweet and very fruity and floral scent. It helps to ease symptoms of depression by working to relax your nerves, as well as lower your blood pressure, regulate your breathing patterns, and decreasing adrenaline release. Due to this, ylang ylang can help you fight off other related issues as well, including:

•    Panic attacks
•    Anxiety
•    Anger
•    Fear
•    Frustration
•    Stress

Rose Geranium

This essential oil is another one with a fresh and extremely floral and fruity scent to it, with a striking and dramatic resemblance to actual roses. Germanium contains citronellol and geraniol to help improve your health and mood, and it's considered one of the best essential oils for helping relieve symptoms of depression. To do its best work, Rose Geranium should be breathed in through the lungs or absorbed by the skin, and from there it works with your limbic system and nervous system to calm your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and stress level.

Lavender

Lavender is floral and sweet, with a mild herbal scent to it as well, and it's not just good for helping alleviate symptoms of depression – it can also be used to help people fall asleep, and help those with insomnia to improve their symptoms and sleep more peacefully, as well as helping to relieve headaches. Lavender works much like the others to slow your pulse rate and revitalize your body and body and elevate your mood to help alleviate symptoms of depression.

Rose

Rose, as you certainly know, has a floral and slightly sweet scent to it, and works a bit differently to alleviate symptoms of depression than those we've previously mentioned. Rather than working to slow your heart rate, rose essential oil works to:

•    Enhance your libido
•    Stimulate circulation
•    Reduce stress
•    Sharpen your memory
•    Boost your overall mood

All of these things aid in helping to relieve symptoms of depression, such as lowered levels of stimulus and forgetfulness, and because it reduces your stress, it can also help to make you feel more at ease.

Roman Chamomile

Roman chamomile is an essential oil which has a bright, crisp, and fruity scent to it, and is considered one of the best essential oils for fighting stress and promoting relaxation – two things you definitely need when fighting symptoms of depression. This essential oil works to provide soothing qualities to help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety by helping your mind and body to relax and let go of the stresses of the day.

 

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9 Responses

Michele
Michele

November 25, 2016

I had no idea these oils were helpful for depression. I will try them in my diffuser. Thank you

Cyndie Walls
Cyndie Walls

November 05, 2016

Love the variety & look of these diffusers just diffusing essential oils for better aromatherapy!

Kristen Leslie
Kristen Leslie

September 26, 2016

This is a very good article and I swear by these oils!

Suzie
Suzie

September 26, 2016

I love the Organic Aromas lavender essential oil, but I also really REALLY like the cbd oil I bought from them on a whim when ordering lavender oil. Very calming, nice.

Connie
Connie

September 20, 2016

Organic Aromas diffusers are an exceptional way to diffuse these oils. I’ve tried them all!

Casandra
Casandra

September 13, 2016

This is a great read! Very informative and helpful! Thank you so much for this wonderful blog post!!!

Richard Clarke
Richard Clarke

September 13, 2016

I am so happy that I have most of these oils in my collection at home so I can start using them right away.

Carol M
Carol M

September 12, 2016

My step-daughter suffers from depression, and this article is extremely helpful. Thank you!

Judys
Judys

September 11, 2016

This is a very timely blog as my children are having ‘issues’ right now with several things happening at once……

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