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Depression Ailment

Nervous System Essential Oil Treatment

Essential Oil Treatments for Depression

Depression is a persistent feeling of severe sadness and low mood, which often manifests with symptoms of anxiety, loss of interest, low self-worth, low energy and self-doubt. St John’s Wort is a globally popular and very efficacious natural remedy for depression, as it boosts serotonin levels, causing a greater sense of well-being and happiness. It can also be used to treat related conditions, such as stress and anxiety.

Ginseng is an ‘adaptogen’, and will address the specific needs of the body, and thus is often used to help depression. In aromatherapy, Lavender and Lemon Balm are a very good choice for those suffering from depression, as they help to quiet the mind and build a sense of calm, and citrus oils will help to lift mood.

Application Usages

Massage Oils Application

Select 20-30 drops of your preferred essential oils for depression and mix with 2 ounces of a carrier oil (grapeseed oil is a good option). You can apply the mixture throughout the body or simply apply on the neck and bottom of the feet before going to bed.

Bath Application
Take 15-20 drops of your preferred essential oils for depression and mix with 2 ounces of carrier oil of your choosing. Apply the mixture into the water only after the water has stopped flowing. Add the mixture while the water is running to evaporate the mixture and reduce the potency.

Diffusion Application
Select 8-10 drops of your preferred essential oils for depression and pour into diffuser. Take deep breaths and inhale the essential oil aroma.

Cloth Application
Apply 2-4 drops of preferred essential oil for depression onto cloth/tissue. Hold cloth or tissue in the palms of your hand and take 2-3 deep breaths through the nose. If inhaling through a cotton ball, gently waft the cotton ball under the nose and take 2-3 deep inhalations. This method of application can be used 2-3 times or can vary depending on when needed.