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Natural Remedies for Depression

Natural Remedies for Depression

Natural Remedies for Depression

We all experience periods of depression from time to time. While antidepressants can help some people cope with extreme or debilitating bouts of depression, most of them are expensive and don't really work. To make matters worse, they are highly addictive and have some pretty awful side effects --a high price to pay if you don't get the relief you were hoping for.

If you suffer from depression but don't want to take nasty anti-depressant medication, consider natural remedies.

How to Treat Depression with Essential Oils

Aromatherapy (the use of essential oils --the highest and most concentrated forms of plant extract-- for health and wellness) is one of the safest, most effective, and often overlooked natural remedies for depression. There are a number of essential oils that can be used to quickly energize and lift your spirits, help you get a good night's rest, and help balance your nervous system.

The benefits of using essential oils as natural remedies for depression versus prescription anti-depressants, is that when used in moderation they are:

  • Fast-acting - Get instant relief with just one whiff!
  • Non-habit forming - You can use them as often as you like or need without fear of addiction or withdrawal
  • Safe - Metabolized and eliminated from the body within 24-48 hours
  • Totally natural - Support your body without interfering with any of it's normal functions
  • Easy and practical - No visit to the doctor's office or prescription required and no unpleasant side effects
  • Versatile - Can be used in a variety of ways from inhalation through diffusion, baths, candles, or aromatherapy mister sprays, to massage and other forms of topical application. Best of all: they don't have to be ingested to do their marvelous work!

Alternative Treatments for Depression

The best essential oils for depression include: Cedarwood Atlas, Chamomile (Roman), Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and all citrus essential oils including Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, and Tangerine. Any of these oils can be used individually or in combination for greater synergies.

For complete instructions, safety precautions, and suggested uses, please download our Guide to Essential Oil & Diffuser Blends and read our blog posts on Safety Tips & Precautions for Working with Essential Oils.

Products Made with Best Essential Oils for Depression

Refresh Aromatherapy Lotion and Body Wash Combo. Natural remedies for depression
Refresh Lotion and Body Wash Combo

Organic Body Oil Duo: Inspiration & Divine. Excellent for anxiety and stress relief
Divine and Inspiration Body Oil Duo

Energizing Trio of Aromatherapy Mister Sprays for Anxiety & Stress
Aromatherapy Mister Spray, Energizing Trio

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Best Essential Oils for Depression

Essential oil of Geranium. One of the best natural remedies for anxiety

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Essential Oil of Pink Grapefruit. One of the best natural remedies for anxiety
Pink Grapefruit

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Citrus Essential Oil Collection, Deluxe. Citrus essential oils are one of the best natural remedies for depression

Citrus Essential Oil Collection, Deluxe

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