Essential oils for depression and mood support can help reduce feelings of sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and disappointment. Depression can happen to anyone, any age, and there are many causes. Some possible causes include the loss of a family member, health, relationship, finances, or others. There may be a chemical imbalance in the brain. The individual may feel hopelessly lonely. Depression can last for a few weeks, or a few months, or even years. Using essential oils for depression can offer temporary relief of symptoms through aromatherapeutic benefits.* If depressive symptoms last for more than two weeks, seek a health practitioner and counselor.
Clinical depression is defined as having five or more of the below symptoms:
- Significant weight loss or gain
- Depressed mood most of the day or every day
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Slowed thinking and movement that is obvious to others
- Extreme fatigue
- Feelings of guilt/worthlessness
- Recurring thoughts of death or suicide.
Essential oils for depression can help reduce depression symptoms.* When we inhale air molecules (which carry the odoriferous molecules of an essential oil), the molecules adhere to Olfactory nerve endings and stimulate them. The stimuli goes straight to the limbic system, and the response is nearly instant. This is aromatherapy and why supporting an emotional issue can be so effective with known essential oils for depression.
Lezlie Cebulski,ND,EFT, RM has created many essential oil blends and body mind lotions that support emotional repatterning.* Pure oils and blends containing essential oils for depression are listed below.*
See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.