Grief and sadness are emotions we all experience from time to time, but sometimes it’s hard to fathom them when it strikes. Whether it’s a result of a broken heart, the loss of a loved one, or just a generally low mood, sadness hits us with varying degrees of intensity. It’s essential to take time to allow yourself to process your emotions, but you can also find ways to help alleviate the symptoms of sadness. There are also some essential oils on the market that can help with the effects of depression. However, if you’re suffering from depression, you should always seek professional clinical help and not rely solely on aromatherapy treatments.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that can be used for aromatherapy, massage, and skincare. They are extracted from different parts of plants, such as the bark, flowers, or leaves. Essential oils are highly concentrated and must be used with care, especially on the skin.
Essential Oils for Stress and Sadness
Studies have shown that certain essential oils can positively affect our psychological and physical well-being when we’re experiencing extreme sadness. There are a few specific essential oils that can help alleviate symptoms of sadness and stress, including:
Lavender is said to help improve your sleep cycle. An interrupted sleep cycle is one of the symptoms commonly associated with depression. Studies have shown that lavender is particularly effective at relieving feelings of anxiety and general nervousness. It might also help with postpartum depression, restlessness, clinical depression, and sleep disturbances, plus post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Lavender essential oil is one of the few that doesn’t require dilution before application to the skin. It can be applied directly to the wrists and behind the ears.
Research has shown that lavender essential oil decreases blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature, with the test subjects reporting feeling more relaxed, active, and fresher after inhaling the essential oil.
Citrus-based essential oils like bergamot have been proven to normalize hormone levels and improve the immune system. Bergamot works especially well because it helps reduce cortisol levels and boost your dopamine and serotonin, which is the brain’s ‘feel good’ chemicals. When used with lavender, it can help lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate and instill feelings of calmness and relaxation.
This essential oil is known for its soothing and calming properties, which makes it ideal for when you’re experiencing feelings of anger, sadness, or anxiety. Ylang-ylang has also been proven to have a positive effect on your cardiovascular system. It can lower your blood pressure which helps you feel more relaxed.
Stress Away Essential Oil
Our aroma mist combines essential oils to help with stress, sadness and depression. The pleasant Thai lemongrass aroma is uplifted with a hint of floral-mint sharpness from the spearmint and cornmint, which combine to boost feelings of freshness and positive energy. It comes in a 100ml bottle for convenience, so you can toss it in your bag or purse and take it wherever you go.
How to Use Stress Away Aroma Mist
You can use the Stress Away Essential Oil Aroma Mist in a variety of ways:
- Spray it in your office or study room to help you feel relaxed while you’re working.
- Spray it in your bedroom 10 minutes before you go to bed to create a relaxing ambiance. Try lighting a few candles to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
- Spray it in your living room while you relax with your loved ones.
- If you often commute during peak hours by car, it might help to use Stress Away Aroma Mist in your car to help you stay relaxed. Combine it with some soft music to help magnify its pleasant effects.
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