Aromatherapy is a method of treatment that uses various oils and aromas to treat a variety of ailments. Though most people associate the use of these essential oils only for relaxation; these oils have got a variety of uses for other ailments too. Let’s look at different ways to use aromatherapy to treat depression and anxiety related to the depression.
Blending a variety of oils and using them in different ways help to relieve a variety of ailments. If you are not confident about blending oils then you can use aromatherapy scented candles around your house to cure any ailments that you are suffering from.
Once you are equipped with the right information about the oils that you need to cure your condition you can try out the therapy by yourself. However, I must caution you that it is important to speak with an aromatherapy professional before you start using any oils to cure your condition.
Some of the most popular oils that are used to treat depression are ylang ylang, lavender, orange and sandalwood. Grapefruit oils are also effective in getting rid of depression if blended with patchouli.
If you suffer from mild depression then blend 2 or 3 of the mentioned oils and then add these oils to your bath water. Soak your body in the oils for a few minutes, close your eyes and relax. The oils will soothe your senses and relax you; thereby reducing anxiety and preventing any signs of depression.
Orange oil and ginger essential oils are highly effective in getting rid of mild bouts of anxiety and depression. If this condition is causing sleeplessness then you need to use a blend of lavender and tee tree oil to fight this condition.
Depression resulting from menstruation can be fought with lavender oil or peppermint oil. Roman chamomile is very effective in getting rid of headaches and stomach aches that are related to depression. If you suffer from heart burn or pain in the chest as a result of your condition then you can use vetiver oils to soothe the pain and reduce the inflammation in the chest.