Try This for Stress, Anxiety, or Depression

Simple tips for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or stress?

Here is something simple you can try to help ease your emotional strain and tension.  We have spoken about the ease with which essential oils may be purchased and used.  Today we will look at specific essential oils to get you started on your way to better mental health.

Which essential oils should you try?

The following list of oils is simply a list that a family member gave me.  I cannot attest to the validity of the statements regarding the oils.  The following oils are listed, in alphabetical order, along with the common uses for those oils.

1.  Bergamot- Eases stress and anxiety, promotes self-confidence

2.  Cedarwood- Eases anxiety

3.  Chamomile- Relaxing, soothing, eases anxiety

4.  Clary Sage- Eases muscle tension, anxiety and emotional stress; relaxing, uplifting

5.  Cypress- Calming, soothes anger, anti-spasmodic

6.  Frankincense- Calming, restorative

7.  Geranium- Mentally balancing, eases stress and anxiety, uplifting

8.  Grapefruit- Boost confidence, refreshing, uplifting, relieves mental exhaustion

9.  Jasmine- Promotes creativity, uplifting, calming, balancing

10. Lavender- Restorative, balancing, calming, soothing

11. Lemon- Improves optimism and focus, energizing, uplifting

12. Lime- Refreshing, uplifting, energizing

13. Mandarin- Eases nervous tension and anxiety, cheerful, revitalizing, uplifting, peaceful

14. Orange- Cheering, relaxing, uplifting, refreshing

15. Patchouli- Calming and uplifting (It has been said that this balances your emotions- if you are manic, it will bring you down and if you are depressed it will lift you up.)

16. Peppermint- Promotes concentration, relives nausea, invigorating

17. Pine Needle- Lessens apathy, mentally refreshing, motivating

18. Rosemary- Soothes tired muscles, assists with concentration, stimulates memory

19. Sandalwood- Calms, centers, relaxes

20. Spearmint- Invigorating, mentally stimulating

21. Tangerine- Relieves stress, uplifting, cheerful

22. Ylang Ylang- Inspires creativity, exhilarating

Dos and Don’ts of Essential Oils:

  1. Do not get essential oils in your eyes.
  2. Do not use without consulting a medical practitioner first.
  3. Do store the oils in cool, dark location.
  4. Do try a small amount of the oil before applying liberally.

Essential Oil Uses:

  1. To massage on skin, add 10-20 drops of an essential oil to 1 ounce of a carrier oil.  Adjust the amount of the essential oil depending on the person’s age and medical condition.  Never apply essential oils directly to skin unless the essential oil is purchased through a company like Young Living.
  2. To use oils in a water diffuser, add 8 drops of the essential oil per 2 1/2 cups of water.
  3. For a way to make a homemade oil diffuser, click here.

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