"Too much work pressure, I'm not able to concentrate", we have all either used or heard someone saying this statement; haven't we? Work pressure, exam stress, financial crisis, loss of a loved one; these are some problems that are a part and parcel of everyone's lives. But, should we let it affect us and stay sad and depressed all the time? No, we need to buckle up and move on the situation. Stress, anxiety and depression are some of the most common mental health conditions that almost all of us go through. The only difference is that for some it is a temporary thing and for some it is a regular feature. No matter what, we should not let it affect us. Read our articles on Stress, anxiety and depression for a more detailed idea on what causes it and how to tackle it at home. One of the best ways to get rid of stress, depression and anxiety is to use some very effective essential oils. Essential oils have a lot of refreshing and soothing components that changes the mood of the person instantly. If a person is feeling angry and restless due to work pressure, using essential oils will calm his nerves and help in focusing and working in a composed manner. Even headaches and tensed nerves get soothed by these magical oils! On the other hand, if a person is feeling stressed or depressed, making him lazy and tired all the time, using essential oils will help in refreshing his mood and boosting up the energy levels. Following is a list of some very effective oils to relieve a person from stress, depression, anxiety and also the associated feelings!
Lavender oil is the most commonly used essential oil, since ancient times! There are innumerable benefits of this oil, and with that amazing essence, all of us are induced to use it. Be it for skin, for hair, for treating internal problems, or to soothe those nerves; lavender oil comes to the rescue. Feeling anxious all the time? You should definitely keep lavender oil at your office desk! The lavender essence is such that it rejuvenates the nerves and increases mental activity, giving you all kinds of positive vibes and preventing anxiety attacks. Ever wondered why the luxurious spas use lavender oil? Lavender aromatherapy is the best to calm you down and help you relax. For those who are under immense work pressure, go and buy an oil diffuser and add lavender oil, the essence will calm you down and help you concentrate better. You can also use lavender oil while drawing your bath, just add a few drops of this oil in your bath tub and relax. Lavender oil not only keeps you calm, it also helps in getting rid of throbbing headaches and anger, both of which are complementary products of stress, anxiety and depression!
A person suffering from stress, depression or anxiety finds it tough to sleep or do not sleep at all. Got an interview or an exam tomorrow? Sniff lavender and see the magic! Most of the times, the sleeping pattern gets disturbed and the mandatory hours of sleep is lost. Since you are not getting the mandatory 7-8 hours of sleep, this might be lead to blood pressure risks in the future. Hence, your brain needs to relax which is only possible by sleeping! So, if you finding it hard to sleep, then simply rub some lavender oil on your forehead and chest; the smell has some magical powers that will not only make you fall asleep, but will also give you an undisturbed and a peaceful sleep. You could also drop 1-2 drops of lavender oil on the sides of your pillow.
Another essential oil with a number of health benefits is peppermint oil. Recall when you love the minty flavour of candies and iced tea; relaxing isn't it? Indeed it is. It has a lot of benefits, among which relieving one from stress, depression and anxiety is the most common one. Yes, peppermint oil has refreshing components that helps in keeping the mind fresh, further helping the person to think clearly and concentrate on his work. It stimulates mental activity, clears the mind and also increases the focus. With long lasting cooling effect, peppermint oil also helps tremendously in soothing headaches. Any person going through a tough phase or under immense pressure tends to have a throbbing head, for which peppermint oil turns to be like a magic wand. It is terrific to keep it handy always, be it in your bedroom, in your car or at your office desk. To get rid of headaches, simply massage your head with a few drops of peppermint oil. You could also dab a few drops on your wrist and keep sniffing it every now and then. The best way to stay stress free at all times is to use in your oil diffuser at your home and office. The smell will not only lighten up your mood but will also give you a pleasant smell around. For relaxing after a hard day at work, add a few drops of peppermint oil in your bath tub and sit back to let the oil do its work. If you plan to be on your toes throughout the day, sprinkle a few drops of this oil in your handkerchief and keep smelling it every now and then this will keep laziness and fatigue at bay.
Not a very common oil until lately, Ylang Ylang oil has not found its way to our homes because of its aroma. The health benefits of Ylang-Ylang essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive and sedative substance. It is best known for fighting depression and uplifting the mood, inducing positive thoughts and feelings of joy and happiness. This oil can be of tremendous help if you or someone you know is suffering from acute depression. Inhaling this oil can have immediate positive effects on the person's mood and helps the person in getting rid of all the negative feelings, anger and low self-confidence. Also known at times as the heart oil, Ylang Ylang oil will help you feel calm at the heart and also help in overcoming traumas. People trying to cope with stress, anxiety or depression are not able to sleep properly, or not sleep at all. Ylang Ylang oil can come to their rescue due its very mild sedative effects that lowers the blood pressure and stress responses, aiding the person to have a sound sleep. You can simply use it as an oil diffuser, in other words aromatherapy; or you can massage it on your skin. This will help in inducing awareness, confidence and peace. This is not all! Ylang Ylang scent turns out to work as an energy booster. So, if you're feeling lazy and tired all the time, sniff this oil and see the magic! Simply dab some oil on a cotton ball and apply it on your neck and wrist. Oh and all the females out there who get very stressed and irritated during their menstrual cycle, sniffing this oil will help your mind to cool down and also reduce the feelings of anger and irritation.
Don't we all love it when someone special gives us a rose? What is so special about it other than the fact that rose is a symbol of love? The rosy smell sweeps all of us off the floor! But is that all? No, rose has various other benefits. Recall using gulaabjal for a beautiful and even-toned face. Other than that, rose oil turns out to treat a lot of health issues like fever, scars and acne, viral infection and much more. Rose oil also does wonders for reducing stress, anxiety and depression. It also reduces the feeling of anger, restlessness and other negative feelings. Rose Oil boosts self-esteem, confidence, and mental strength, improving the decision making abilities of the person. Anyone suffering from acute depression after a shock or an accident should definitely use rose oil for easy coping up. This oil is widely used in aromatherapy and invokes positive thoughts, spiritual relaxation and feelings of joy, happiness and hope. Just like other oils, you can simply dab some oil on your forehead, neck and wrist. Use in as an oil diffuser or add a few drops in your bath tub, relaxation and positive vibes are surely going to fill up the environment!
Feeling tired and sad all the time? Are you not able to take even the easiest decision at work or at home? Worry no more, as sandalwood oil comes to your rescue! Sandalwood is used extensively in Indian households for rituals and puja, and also for skin issues. Sandalwood oil also serves various health purposes, mostly for soothing one from stress and depression. The sweet smell of sandalwood invokes calmness and mental clarity, helping in easy decision making and daily functioning. Many of us are stressed out and overwhelmed with so many daily demands that having just a moment of peace and harmony would really improve our lives. Sandalwood aroma around us would definitely help us clear our minds and give peace. It is believed to have the capacity to boost both your immunity and your mood. It is also considered useful for reducing overall anxiety and can help with a restful night's sleep. Sandalwood oil has an effect on overall well-being and mental health along with many other healing properties.
One of the most expensive essential oils, Neroli oil is not less than 3-4 essential oils together. It takes around 1000 pounds of hand-picked flowers just to make a pound of neroli essential oil. So much for this essential oil, the price tag is quite high; but the benefit out of it is high too. If you are one of the many people who are affected by stress, anxiety or depression then neroli oil may provide a welcome alternative to the prescribed drugs. Use it as an oil diffuser or use it in your bath, neroli oil will surely help you calm down and clear your thoughts. Those who get anxious or stressed even at the smallest situations can simply inhale neroli oil. So all those who have an important presentation or an interview tomorrow, sniff neroli oil and feel the anxiety go away instantly! Throbbing head? Not to worry, neroli oil can soothe your tensed forehead instantly! Women going through the emotional effects of menopause and menstrual cycle can also sniff neroli oil and say goodbye to all that anger and irritation!
Note- Make sure you are not allergic to specific oil. Using that oil might worsen your situation.
Well, I'm surely buying some of these oils as soon as possible to have a good smelling house and also to feel stress free and happy at all times! Being depressed and stressed is not in our hands, but treating it the moment we realise our state is in our hands. Visiting a doctor or a therapist is a must, but along with the prescribed medicines we can also try out some effective home remedies. Using essential oils for soothing yourself from all that anger, stress, depression and tension can help you a lot. At times, the victim might get addicted to those prescribed medicines; using essential oils can be of great help. You can also check out our articles on stress, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder for a detailed idea on how to tackle it and the symptoms. So what are you waiting for? Go to the nearest store that sells these little bottles and sit back and relax.
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