If you or someone you love suffers from depression, chances are you’d like to find something to help with your symptoms. Maybe you’ve already tried traditional treatments and they didn’t work, or you didn’t like the side effects. Some people find benefits to treating depression with essential oils. There are several oils that can be helpful with some people for the symptoms of depression.
Some signs or symptoms of depression include:
- Bad poor/grumpiness
- Low self esteem
- Easily irritable
- Crying often
- Withdrawal from social activities
You might have additional symptoms. While it’s normal to feel down and out now and then, especially if something happens in your life to trigger it, it’s not normal to feel this way all the time or for an extended period of time. Depression is serious and you should seek help from your doctor right away. Never try to rely on essential oils or self-treatment alone.
Some things your doctor may recommend are lifestyle changes, diet changes, starting an exercise plan, talking with a therapist, and trying to remove the source of depression in your life. The last one is not always possible but sometimes there are things you can do to adjust your life to help avoid or decrease the triggers for your depression.
In addition to these things, some people find alternative methods very helpful with their depression symptoms. These might include herbal remedies, yoga, vitamin supplements, or essential oils.
Certain aromas are thought to help improve and elevate mood. There are also some that promote relaxation and ease anxiety. While it’s not a cure, some people do think certain essential oils help their symptoms of depression. Let’s take a look at some oils to consider.
Long known to help boost mood and relieve stress, lavender is a good choice for helping with depression and also helps you fall asleep faster.
This oil is believed to help calm your nerves and bring about inner peace. A lot of people like to use it along with meditation.
This oil helps you regulate your emotions. It can help you process what you are going through and it is also known to help promote calmness.
This oil is believed to help stimulate circulation and reduce stress. Many people also feel it helps improve their mood.
Once you spend time learning about the different essential oils and how to use them, you might find that there are others you enjoy, and more that help with symptoms of depression. Basil, Clary sage, geranium, and chamomile, to name a few.
Have you already used essential oils for depression before? Which ones do you enjoy?
*The information in this post does not replace medical advice. Please consult your physician before treating any medical ailment or illness.