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Essential Oils to Combat Winter Depression

Winter is upon us and the days are shorter and colder. This can really take a toll on people who are prone to depression and anxiety. Luckily, essential oils are a great help in managing these. If you find yourself feeling constantly down, irritated or stressed out, it’s best to take some time out and relax. Have some good rest and relaxation at home while diffusing great essential oils in BellaSentials Aromatherapy Oil diffuser. Here are the best essential oils to combat the winter blues:

1. Peppermint Oil

“Peppermint is certainly good at freshening your breath, but one of its most important properties is as a mood booster. It also has immune-boosting properties and works to reduce your appetite. During the winter months, the days are shorter and those who are prone to depression and anxiety may notice that their symptoms are worse. Peppermint helps to eliminate fatigue and ease depression and anxiety so that you are able to go about your days without interruption.”

2. Orange Oil

“Citrus oils are also great at increasing energy. They’ll make you feel more focused and productive thanks to their potent therapeutic benefits, including their powerful scent. They also have the ability to lift your mood, which is important because psychological issues like stress and depression can spur significant levels of fatigue.
Citrus oils like Orange offer a fresh, sweet aroma made cold pressed straight from the peel. Its energy-boosting scent delivers a number of health benefits.”

3. Lemongrass Oil

“Lemongrass Oil boosts self-esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength, and it uplifts spirits and fights depression. This can be very helpful to drive away depression due to failures in their career, personal life, insecurity, loneliness, stagnation, death in the family and many other reasons. This also relieves anxiety. As an antidepressant, lemongrass can be systematically administered to patients of acute depression who are undergoing rehabilitation after acute shock. Basically, take it with your tea and relax.”

4. Frankincense Oil

“To improve circulation and lower symptoms of joint pain or muscle pain related to conditions like arthritis, digestive disorders, and asthma , try massaging frankincense oil to the painful area or diffusing it in your home. You can add a drop of oil to steaming water and soak a towel in it, then place the towel on your body or over your face to inhale it to decrease muscle aches. Also diffuse several drops in your home, or combine several drops with a carrier oil to massage into your muscles, joints, feet, or neck.

5. Cinnamon Bark Oil

“Cinnamon Bark oil is an extremely strong antibacterial and antifungal oil, a wonderful addition to air cleansing blends in the winter. When inhaled, it serves as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant and antiseptic. It is useful in inhalation blends for bronchitis, pleurisy, and can raise body temperature when you are chilled. Cinnamon Bark is wonderful for the type of flu that leaves you shivering. Emotionally, Cinnamon is useful for emotional and/or mental fatigue and lack of concentration.”

**Always seek out for a medical professional if depression symptoms are chronic and persisting.

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