Essential Oils, Self Help, Herbs, Gemstones and Reflexology for Depression
Top Notes: basil, bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, niaouli, orange, petitgrain, tea tree, thyme, clary sage
Middle Notes: chamomile, camphor, cypress, geranium, lavender, hyssop, juniper, marjoram, pine, rosemary, rosewood, Melissa (lemon balm)
Base Notes: cinnamon, frankincense, immortelle, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetivert, ylang ylang, jasmine
Some Tips Using Essential Oils:
In the Air:
- To lift depression, vaporize 3 drops thyme and 3 drops sweet orange. Thyme creates a feeling of release and calm and helps dissolve feelings of heaviness and restriction.
- To lift depression, vaporize 3 drops lemon-scented eucalyptus and 4 drops tangerine
- To lift depression and renew hope, vaporize 2 drops Spike Lavender with 4 drops Lemon
- To lift depression and ease away any sense of hopelessness, vaporize 2 drops cinnamon leaf and 4 drops sweet orange
- To lift depression and relieve feelings of low self-worth, vaporize 3 drops elemi and 3 drops frankincense
- To lift depression and bring a sense of release, vaporize 3 drops eucalyptus and 3 drops peppermint
- To transform apathy and listlessness into renewed zest for life, vaporize 2 drops West Indian bay and 2 drops cinnamon leaf
- To help relieve depression and lift dark moods, vaporize 4 drops grapefruit and 2 drops frankincense.
In the Bath:
- To relieve nervous exhaustion and lift depression, take a bath with 4 drops orange leaf and 2 drops neroli
- To soothe away depression and anxiety, take a bath with 2 drops Moroccan chamomile and 4 drops lavender
- To lift depression and ease anxiety, take a bath with 2 drops Spanish sage and 4 drops orange leaf
- To ease depression and raise low self-confidence, take a bath with 2 drops lemon tea tree and 2 drops neroli
- To relieve depression and overcome a lack of self-worth, mix West Indian bay with sweet orange and neroli in a carrier oil and smooth the blend gently into your body whenever you feel the need.
Massage Blends To Lift the Spirits:
Add these essential oils to 20 ml/4 tsp carrier oil:
- 4 drops mandarin
- 2 drops jasmine absolute
- 4 drops Australian sandalwood
Massage into areas of tension
Synergistic Blend For Depression:
- 15 drops geranium
- 8 drops neroli
- 12 drops nutmeg
CAUTION: Threats of suicide should be considered an emergency. Medical help should be sought at once if you are so depressed that you feel life is no longer worthwhile or if you have seriously contemplated suicide or discussed it with your relatives or friends.
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