Mental Health & Essential Oils

With our Whittle Your Worries Away Fundraiser on the go, this weeks blog post we wanted to talk about more ways that you can help your mental health naturally with ESSENTIAL OILS!

The use of essential oils for physical and mental pains have been dated back to thousands of years ago with use in China, India and Egypt. When essential oils are inhaled, their aromas are processed in the olfactory bulb, in the nose. The olfactory bulb is connected to the limbic system  which influences memory and emotions. Aromas activate the amygdala which alters mood and emotions, good or bad.

This then brings us to mental health and essential oils. Certain oils are renowned to uplift and charge a positive spirit. Giving them anti-depressant qualities. While essential oils are not going to be a cure all for your problems, they certainly can impact the way you feel!

Finding the right oil for you will take a bit of inner knowledge and outer research. All oils have varying components that can aid you in differing ways. Some will stimulate, others will help sedate, and depending on what you are looking for, is how you will choose your oils. Below is what I personally use for both my anxiety and depression.

Blend for Depression :
Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon and Ylang ylang

Blend for Anxiety:
Geranium, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon & Lavender

Let your nose be your guide in choosing, because what works for some, won’t always work for others and may even have the opposite effect.

Your nose knows best!

My experience with essential oils has brought to me some solace in my mental health and my hope is that it may also do the same for you. Check out our wide variety of oils online or come into the shop and let your nose find what you need in your regime.