Psycho-emotional Aromatherapy Research Essential Oils for Depression

Early on in my life, even as a young child, I noticed that many adult problems and the cause of emotional suffering came from the way people were thinking about things.

For many years I sought ways to help people change their way of thinking.

On the day I first took a whiff of an essential oil I knew I’d found what I’d been searching for my entire life. Just one whiff of an essential oils can instantly shift your mindset and have a truly transformative effect on your mind and emotions. 

Scent can be used to stimulate or relax.

Our sense of smell is mysteriously connected with our memories. The power of scent can bring back pleasurable memories from long ago, or trigger deeply buried painful memories.

Current research is supporting the use of essential oils to shift negative attitudes and emotions like depression.

A study on Postpartum Depression was published in the Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery on Postpartum Depression in High-risk Women.

You may not be aware of it, but Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a fairly common problem among women during childbearing years.

There were 105 women who participated in this study. Each inhaled the scent of Rose and Lavender during the postpartum period.

The study showed valid evidence for the effectiveness of aromatherapy on PPD and recommended its use.

Another study was conducted on an entirely different segment of society by Biomed Research International.

The study found that the 44 older people suffering from chronic pain after using aromatherapy experienced significant reduction in negative emotions. It was concluded that a program of aromatherapy can be an effective treatment for reducing pain, depression, anxiety and stress.

  • More than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression worldwide.
  • 90% of women who experience depression report having insomnia.

Research published in the journal of functional foods reported that the antidepressant-like effect of lemon essential oil occurs through a, “modulation in the levels of (your happiness hormones) norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin”. 

Psycho-emotionally lemon oil can be helpful in avoiding stormy emotional outbursts that can alienate you from others.

PLEASE NOTE: Essential oils are not recommended for alleviating chronic or severe depression. Someone with severe or chronic states of depression or suffering from suicidal thoughts should be under the care of a qualified medical professional.

Find more about aromatherapy and how to use essential oils in KG Stiles' newest award-winning book available on Amazon, The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide: Over 250 Recipes for Natural Wholesome Aromatherapy.

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†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All statements on this website are intended for informational purposes only.

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  • Nesstate Flora

    Thanks for the information.


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