Depression is a very common issue these days, in fact you might be surrounded by people suffering from it without you or even them knowing.
The signs usually are fatigue, sadness, moodiness, low sex drive, low self-esteem, loss of appetite, feelings that the bad days will never end, and never accepting invitations to go out with friends.
Usually the causes are chronic stress, emotional problems from the past, hormonal imbalances, alcohol, poor diet causing nutritional deficiencies, lack of sun exposure.
When dealing with depression it is important you seek professional help and counselling. However, when it comes to depression meds, often they have serious side effects, such as suicidal thoughts, weight gain and unusual personality changes.
Therefore alternative solutions such as using essential oils are worth trying and actually have been proven an effective way to fight depression.
Essential oils can help because smells are carried directly to the brain, and they serve as emotional triggers. The limbic system evaluates the sensory stimuli, registering pleasure, pain, danger or safety. This then creates and ultimately directs our emotional response, which can include feelings of fear, anger, depression or attraction.
So our basic emotions and hormonal balance are in response to the most basic scents. This makes essential oils an effective tool to fight depression and anxiety.
If you want to start using oils to improve your wellbeing, or for more recipes ideas, DM and I will be happy to help you. - 3 months ago