Depression can change the way life looks for those suffering from even just one of the many symptoms. Essential oils have long been used to help with our daily emotional experiences and can help with some of the emotional symptoms associated with the condition.
There are specific essential oils that can provide relief by boosting your mood, ease restlessness, and decrease stress. Try these options throughout your day to see if they help with any depression symptoms you may be experiencing.
Lavender for Stress Relief
Lavender is a strong and distinct floral scent with earthy undertones commonly used in soaps and fragrances. It has long been valued for the calming effect the scent produces in people and the ability to relax, decrease stress, and improve overall mood.
Lavender aromatherapy can be used daily for the long term to help with some of the most common symptoms of depression. This calming scent can ease your tensions and help you get a restful night’s sleep.
Bergamot Oil for Mood Boosting
Bergamot is another floral scent, but this one is distinctly citrus. Citrus scents can boost our mood and uplift us throughout the day, but bergamot is subtle enough that it doesn’t just provide an instant and short-lived boost like lemon would, but extended help.
The ability to keep stress and anxiety to a minimum is enormous in helping manage the illness, so using bergamot in your home environment throughout the day is beneficial.
Wild Ginger Oil for Stress
Wild ginger is a less familiar oil scent, but it is another great option for stress relief if you do not like the smell of lavender. Depression can be extremely stressful. Sometimes, just thinking about dealing with your symptoms can build tension in your body. Wild ginger is an excellent oil not just to reduce any stress you are experiencing, but to keep stress at bay to begin with. For this reason, it is most effective when used regularly.