Essential oils have been used anciently to assist with improving moods and health. And while this may seem like an old fashioned treatment, modern science has shown that aromatherapy has a very powerful effect that results from molecules entering the body through the nasal passages and stimulating the brain.
But what oils should you use to help with your mood? It depends on the situation and what you need. Read on to learn about oils that address the most common mood issues you might face.
There isn’t a person alive who hasn’t encountered stressful situations. And for many people stress becomes a chronic way of life. But essential oils can help fight the effects of stress. Bergamot, lemon, patchouli, ylang ylang, and vanilla have all been shown to reduce stress.
If you’re struggling with feeling exhausted and fatigued, essential oils can give you a much needed boost. Citrus oils such as grapefruit, bergamot, and lemon can instantly energize you. You may also want to look into spicy oils such as frankincense, ginger, and sandalwood.
Many people suffer from anxiety and when this happens you can take a small problem and make it much larger in your mind. But essential oils can help you to put problems in their proper place and get relief.
Lavender, rose, chamomile, and jasmine are all effective oils for combatting anxiety. You may also want to try neroli, sandalwood, patchouli, and bergamot to help calm your nerves.
If you’re feeling a little scattered and all over the place, essential oils can help you to focus. Lemongrass and basil are a perfect combination for assisting you with focus. You may also see results from mixing lavender and sandalwood. Peppermint mixed with peppermint can also provide focus as well as giving you a boost of energy.
When you’re feeling down, essential oils can aid in improving the way you feel. Lavender, grapefruit, and ylang ylang can all improve your mood and help you to feel more balanced.
Bergamot, sandalwood, and chamomile can also provide relief. Geranium, turmeric, and clary sage also have been shown to help calm your mind and treat depression. Rose and patchouli can be used for depression as well.
One important note is that essential oils are very powerful and you should always check with your healthcare provider to make sure they won’t negatively interact with medications such as antidepressants and mood stabilizers.
And if you’re experiencing depression, you should also seek the help of a mental healthcare provider.
If you’re looking for a boost to help you feel more romantic and interested in sexual intimacy, essential oils can come to the rescue.
Rose, neroli, and ylang ylang are all oils that can be used as aphrodisiacs. Blending all three together smells wonderful and can work to help calm your body and mind and open your heart to romance.
Sandalwood and patchouli are also oils that can be used to spice up your relationship. Any of these oils can be added to massage oils to improve your love life.