Depression is real. Nothing to be ignored, nothing to laugh at, nothing to laugh at, nothing to be ashamed of. It can come from a variety of causes, including hormonal imbalance, diet, exposure to chemicals, and drug side effects. There are also many different types of depression, including seasonal depression, postpartum depression, panic disorder, and anxiety. I am not going to go into the different types and causes here. You will need to explore your diet, environment, and health to completely get out of depression. That’s a step you can take a little further down the road. As I researched about depression, I was amazed at how depressing many of the articles and information I read were! I never had a problem with depression, I started doing research and started feeling depressed. That’s not what we want to do here. We want to share with you some great ways to use essential oils to cheer you up, raise your hand, put a smile on your face, and give you a little bit of hope to feel better. Achieving this will put you in a better mindset to explore options for regaining your health.
Aromatherapy, or the use of Essential Oils India, can have a surprising effect on your emotions. We all know that scents can affect us emotionally. We use perfumes and colognes to make us more attractive. We associate memories with different smells. Newborns learn to identify their mothers by smell before their eyes develop enough to focus. Diffusing essential oils (spreading their scent throughout a room) can have a profound and almost immediate effect on your mood. Scent is an important part of our lives. The limbic system is considered the oldest system in the human body. The limbic system is made up of several organs that together process odors and determine how the body responds. These responses often involve emotions, particularly those related to survival, such as fear and the reproductive urge. The limbic system is also closely linked to deciding which memories to store and how to remember them. The hypothalamus is also part of the limbic system. It plays an important role in monitoring and regulating hormones.
Essential oils have fragrances that activate the limbic system through smell. Essential oils also have the ability to affect our hormones. They can help us remove unwanted toxins from the body. It may help relieve pain. They can carry oxygen to the cells of our body. Essential oils applied to the skin can be detected in the blood in as little as 20 seconds! Essential oil molecules are smaller than our cells. They penetrate our body and affect us at the cellular level. There are 10 major systems in our body. Integumentary (skin), skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine (hormonal), digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, reproductive, and essential oils can affect them all!
Here is a quick list of essential oils commonly used to relieve depression.
Basil (especially good for manic depression and anxiety)
Brain Gem Blend
Loving Care Blend
Marjoram (especially helpful for sadness-based depression)
Peppermint (especially helpful if you can’t stay awake)
Quiet Scent Blend (especially good for insomnia)
Rosemary (especially helpful when anxious)
*All blends mentioned are Be Young blends.
**Warm or hot essential oils that you plan to use diluted with a carrier oil before applying to the skin. If it is hot when used without a carrier, do not rinse it with water. It can get hotter, so apply a carrier oil to the area to cool it down.