Scents can have a very powerful effect on our emotions and mood. Essential oils are volatile oils that contain aromatic molecules that are able to cross the blood/brain barrier. Hence their direct effect on the parts of our brain that control stress, anxiety, fear, and depression.
Although severe cases of depression or anxiety cannot be cured through the use of essential oils alone, they can definitely help you on your way to reduce stress and relax body and mind.
Always contact your doctor before you decide to stop your medication and solely rely on aromatherapy to ease your symptoms and negative emotions.
Essential Oils For Anxiety, Stress And Depression
There are many EOs (Essential Oils) available that can help you to ease symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. It is important though that you use the ones you like the most. Scents are very personal and they mustn’t upset or stress you even more because they don’t smell right or make you too emotional.
Here’s a list of essential oils and their benefits. Don’t let the list overwhelm you! Try the ones you enjoy most.
Bergamot –Bergamot has a refreshing scent that uplifts the spirit and helps with feelings of pain, anxiety, depression, and sadness.
Basil -Uplifting refreshing scent that works against depression, fatigue, and anxiety.
Clary Sage – Clary sage can help with insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
Frankincense – One of the best essential oils to slow down your breathing which helps to reduce feelings of fear, nervous tension, stress, and anxiety.