Essential Oils for Mental Health
Stress, anxiety, and depression are all forms of mental health disorders that go beyond the emotional and affect the physical body as well. Adding to the mental tension, pharmaceuticals often mask the deeper issues and encourage unwanted dependencies creating a vicious cycle that leaves us feeling out of control. Common illnesses, chronic pain and fatigue, inflammation and digestive issues are often an outward manifestation of mental tension. Minimizing mental tension, stress, and negative emotions allows the body to promote natural healing throughout.
Essential oils enhance relaxation to relieve mental tension and effectively promote natural healing of the mind. They calm the nervous system and reduce stress/anxiety when applied topically as a perfume, used as part of a healing massage oil, or used in a room diffuser or pendant.
Calming the nervous system, emotionally-grounding oils such as Palo Santo, Wisdom and Stillness Blend, and Faery Woods Blend allow us to release negative emotions, restoring balance and stability to our mental health. Increasing clarity and focus, these oils uplift us, clearing away self-doubt and insecurities while honing in our natural intuition and creativity.
Bringing tranquility, rare Agarwood Oil, known as Oud, has been used for centuries to strengthen and uplift the mind, clearing negativity to relieve mental tension, anxiety, and stress. Use the calming oil in a diffuser, or spritz on linens to combat insomnia for greater clarity and focus each morning.
Utilizing any or all of the seven Chakra oils encourages calmness, patience, and increases self-awareness, clarity, and connection which promotes natural healing of the mind, body, and spirit.
Rose oil promotes balanced hormones and emotions which supports proper mental health. The fragrant oil is a powerful antidepressant, useful not only for bolstering self-awareness but also for relieving deep grief. Perfect for use as a perfume or in a pendant diffuser, rose oil is particularly helpful for females as it helps regulate sexual hormones.
Encouraging the release of thoughts such as guilt, blame, victimization and shame, the Forgiving blend combines three essential oils that relieve anxiety and stress centered on perceived guilt or shame. Apply this blend topically, inhaling often to break negative thought patterns associated with perceived guilt.