The Benefits of Essential Oils for Mental Health

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The use of essential oils to treat health ailments is something that has been around for thousands of years. It not only is used for physical heath needs but also as therapy for the mind, spirit and emotions. Considering the body and mind are inseparable, any illness that effects one of them, has an influence on the other. Therefore, using essential oils can really benefit you as a whole.

Kurt Schnaubelt, a reputable author who earned his Ph.D from Technical University of Munich in Germany, affirms:

“The profound and complete therapeutic effects of essential oils derive from more than their pleasant fragrance. They have vital electromagnetic properties and vibrational energies that invigorate the mind, the soul, the body’s energy, and thus their functioning.”

They truly have such amazing properties and can help with a number of different mental illnesses. As listed in an article I read, some of the essential oils that are known to help with specific conditions are as follows:

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https://www.alternativementalhealth.com/using-natural-remedies-in-thetreatment-of-emotional-and-mental-states/

If you are wondering how to go about using them, they are used primarily in three ways: through the inhalation of their fragrances by means of aromatherapy, through the application of them to the skin, and in baths to be absorbed by the body.

I have essential oils myself, along with an oil diffuser, so I have tried aromatherapy a few times before. I’ve also applied a few drops of them to my wrists. I can say that with both methods, I really felt their intended effects. One time I had a really bad headache and one of my friends massaged lavender oil into my temples and forehead. Afterwards, some of the pain and tension was alleviated. Without her, I would’ve never thought to try that and it showed me how valuable and helpful essential oils really are.

I will share with you and discuss the essential oils that a personally have.
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This one contains lavender, tangerine, bergamot, geranium, cypress, frankincense, and chamomile blue oil. I’ve used this before in combination with the one below to help me wind down at night. It is known for its calming, comforting, and relaxing effects.

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This one also soothes and relaxes but has a few different ingredients such as orange, ylang ylang, and patchouli oil. I thought that both of them went very well together and smelt quite lovely.

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This one has soybean, jasmine, rose flower, and sandalwood oil. I found that it has a rather warming and sensual effect on the body, which just makes me feel good all over. It helps me to connect with my more tender emotions during times where I’m feeling discontented with myself.

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This one contains soybean, cedarwood, juniper, and rosemary oil. It helps to awaken the mind and spark vitality, enthusiasm, and endurance. It is a great energy boost when I am lazy and lacking motivation.

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Lastly, this one has soybean, rosemary, peppermint, and clary sage oil in it. It is meant to enhance concentration and improve memory. I have used it when I am overthinking too much and it gave me clarity of mind, thus helping me to focus better.

There are many essential oils out there that are available in stores and online so you can choose ones that best fit your needs. Hopefully after reading this blog post you have a better sense of what to look for.

A great book to read if you want to learn more about the advantages of aromatherapy is “Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche: Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being” by Peter and Kate Damian.

I really suggest you give essential oils a try!

∼ Taylor ♥ xoxo

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