Tough but very prevelant subject, Depression. Im not sure there is anyone who has not been touched by it in some way or another.
On a personal note, I will say there are genetic predispositons I self monitor and have for most of my life. One is depression. I work really hard at being a better me in as many ways as I can, and along the way know that as with most people we need help. No I have never been medicated for anything, litterally anything! and dont intend to be ! I dont do meds to alter or mask things, my body rejects them profusely.
I do however enjoy the effect of natural mental and physical healing like , Reiki ( self applied or treated), Massage, accupuncture ,and the use of Essential Oils.
Whether it be aromatic or applied it is a wonder to feel the difference after the use of the oils.
I have some I like to use to uplift but im not here to discuss me, Im here to discuss what might interupt or soften an episode of depression using YLEO.
First of all Depression can be directly related to diet! Sorry everyone… its very true. I have had rescent blood work done and upon discussion know that I needed to have a few additives nutritionally to gain over all balance. Not that I wasn’t eating well but not getting what I really really needed to deal with my stressors. Amazing results. I upped my Oil intake and use, and added nutritional suppliments. Follow up blood work shows great results but even more so I feel the difference. I look to my oils and nutrition every day. Not just good for mental health but bone, and immune defence.
**One trigger for depression can be calcium deficiency others, as comon as carbonated drinks, specifically cola drinks high in Phosphorus.
Sugested oils to use:
Lemon, Frankincense, Lavender, Joy, Valor, Hope.
I have discussed all but Joy and Hope in prior blog posts so you are welcome to read about them there. I will however discuss a bit about Joy, which I use as a purfume, yes honestly! and Hope.
**Joy: when inhaled tends to bring back thoughts of being held,, loved, loving times. Joy helps open the adrenal glands that can be shut down due to grief, or if we have shut down to the feelings of love.
Joy is a blend of oils consisting of: Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Rosewood,Lemon, Mandarin, Jasmine( another fav of mine), Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose!
**Now for Hope: This to is a blend of oils that support the body emotionally and physically. It fosters feelings of progress, forward motion, “Hope”, reconnecting with inner strength.
The oils in this blend are: Melissa, Myrrh, Juniper, and Spruce
I hope this has been of some help and offered some alternatives for any who suffer directly or indirectly. It is always a good practice to seek advise and consultation from a health care professional trained in this area. Discussion is key to recovery in many things.
** Reference Guide for Essential Oils/ 12th Edition/Higley