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Beat Depression With Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Mood Enhancement

I know many people who feel depressed during this time of year. One potential way to alleviate some of those symptoms is to incorporate some natural essential oils into your home, work space and even in your daily car commute(s). An extremely economical way is to keep a few vials of some uplifting essential oils around and simply dab a couple of drops (or two) directly onto a cotton ball and then place it nearby where you can breathe in the scent.

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If you’re feeling sad, all you need are essential oils from white grapefruit, blood orange and bergamot to lift your spirits. These are all affordable citrus scents.This feeling of rejuvenation that an essential oil can provide, has the potential to provide a positive experience in your day. And it doesn’t cost very much, which we all love! If you’re not a fan of citrus scents, ylang ylang is an exotic floral scent also recommended for depression. Because of its subtle similarities to the scent of Jasmine (a pricey precious oil), it’s been nicknamed the “poor man’s jasmine”!

Another oils you can use are from German (blue) chamomile, rose absolute, Turkish rose and jasmine.

As an added benefit, many of these essential oils also provide antiseptic, disinfectant and anti-viral properties. Due to their small molecular structure, inhalation of pure essential oils allows them to enter our bloodstream, so the added health benefits go a long way in boosting our immune systems during the infamous cold and flu season.

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