6 Amazing Essential Oils That Reduce Depression

6 Amazing Essential Oils That Reduce Depression

Anxiety, stress, panic, fear of unknown, feeling of hollowness and helplessness and sadness go hand-in-hand with depression. Though, most of us confuse depression with just one of these conditions. Individually these problems are far less that what depression actually is. Normal stress, irritation, anxiety or mood changes cannot alone be termed as depression. It is a far more severe combination of all mental, emotional and psychological troubles that can inflict suicidal tendency in patients. And the stress and unhealthy way of living in this hi-tech time is a major depression triggering culprit.

Thus, for those who have already fallen in the trap of depression, and also for the ones who suffer with psychological troubles, we have compiled 6 essential oils in a list below. Have a quick read to find out how these oils can actually de-stress your mind and give you freedom from depression.

1. Bergamot Oil

Bergamot oil is a mind calming and friendly essential oil that roots out negative emotions from the mind by reducing the secretion of sympathetic hormones. It acts as a powerful soothing natural anti-depressant that tames the mind to get over excessive fear, panic and stress.[1] The worn out and overworked brain nerves finally get relaxed. The best is, this mind friendly oil not just works well for acute depression, but also for long term chronic depression that is far more dangerous.

Bergamot Oil

2. Clary Sage Oil

It is the central nervous system of the brain that actually holds the key to the secretion of various mood and emotion regulating hormones in the body.[2] And undersecretion of happiness and euphoric hormones is a major depression culprit. Clary sage oil gets a hold on the CNS and forces it to ease the stiff and tensed cranial nerves that relax the tensed mind. This actually brings down the level of anxiety drastically and improves sleep, ultimately relieving all symptoms of major depression.

Clary Sage Oil

3. Geranium Oil

Geranium oil is actually the God of all antidepressant essential oils. The reason being, it works both ways. It increases brain activity when the hormones inflict the feeling of helplessness due to undersecretion.[3] And it can also reduce over activated hormones that alleviate anxiety, instead of reducing it. In simple words, it works very much the way the body demands it to. This essential oil is a perfect solution for people developing acute depression inducing suicidal feelings by controlling nervous system’s behaviour and pattern.

Geranium Oil

4. Lavender Oil

The strategy of lavender oil against depression is by controlling the person’s actual sleep pattern. Insomnia is another major depression inducing culprit.[4] Lavender oil works as a magical sedative that is clinically proven with brain’s response, when monitored in EEG during sleep. Its fragrance is strong enough to pamper super exhausted nerves. You can use it as a temple massaging oil, as well as keep it close enough to your bed to let the fragrance reach out for you.

Lavender Oil

5. Ylang Ylang Oil

This essential oil is very much an all rounder anti-depressant, as it works well on sleep induced depression, anxiety induced depression as well as fatigue induced depression.[5] Its response against anxiety is an attribute to the nervous system’s response against its fragrance that immediately relaxes the over exerted brain.

Ylang Ylang Oil

6. Rosemary Oil

Rosemary Oil finds its mention amongst the top rated anti-depressant essential oils because it soothes the mind by reducing anger and anxiety.[6] This works magically for extremely anxious and stressed brain nerves that suffer due to scattered unregulated emotions that cause depression.

Rosemary Oil

The essential oils we have compiled for you are sure to bring your life back to normal, and keep you happy and healthy.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.