8 Best Essential Oils for Depression and Anxiety

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Have you ever tried using essential oils in your life? They can be a very soothing and uplifting natural addition to your life to enhance your mood and promote relaxation. Here are the 8 best essential oils for depression and anxiety.

Have you ever tried using essential oils in your life? They can be a very soothing and uplifting natural addition to your life to enhance your mood and promote relaxation. Here are the 8 best essential oils for depression and anxiety.

Have you ever tried using essential oils in your life? They can be a very soothing and uplifting natural addition to your life to enhance your mood and promote relaxation. Here are the 8 best essential oils for depression and anxiety.
Have you ever tried using essential oils in your life? They can be a very soothing and uplifting natural addition to your life to enhance your mood and promote relaxation. Here are the 8 best essential oils for depression and anxiety.

8 Best Essential Oils for Depression and Anxiety

There are a LOT of essential oil varieties out there, but I chose these particular ones not only for their help with feelings of depression and anxiety, but also because these ones are fairly common, less expensive, and readily accessible. There are other popular essential oils for anxiety or depression like frankincense, bergamot, rose oil, and more, but they can be more expensive or more difficult to find.

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You can add essential oils to your life through aromatherapy like diffusing them in an essential oil diffuser or applying them topically to your skin when mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil or almond oil in a rollerball or small container. Most of them should NOT be applied directly to skin without being mixed with a carrier oil because they are very strong and concentrated, and they should not be ingested internally.

If you’d prefer to wear your essential oils close to you all day, try one of these essential oil-diffusing lava bead bracelets.  Lava beads are a porous stone that you can put a drop of essential oil on and then wear the bracelet to diffuse your own combinations of oils throughout the day!  This bracelet also has rainbow jasper stones for comfort, strength, and healing. 🙂

You can also add them in other ways around your home like adding a few drops to a cotton ball and taping it to the bottom of a trash can or in a cabinet to freshen the smell.  I’ve also been known to add a few drops of floral essential oils to my fake flower arrangements.

Personally, I have a small bin full of various essential oils at this point, including tea tree oil, lavender oil, geranium oil, orange oil (not orange juice ;)), peppermint oil (not peppermint extract ;)), and some natural body products made with jasmine, lavender, or sage essential oils. I use a few different brands bought from Amazon and Whole Foods and they all seem to be fine.

– This is not medical advice. You should always consult a doctor before adding anything like essential oils, especially if you are on medications or are pregnant, as some can cause adverse effects for certain people, children, or animals, or interfere with medications or illnesses. –

1. Lavender Essential Oil

Calming, relaxing, can reduce stress. Great for diffusing in a room or adding into homemade beauty products or bath water (just a few drops!) for relaxation. Lavender is a very versatile and multi-purpose essential oil that can be used for many different things.

2. Peppermint Essential Oil

Can help you concentrate and stay alert and focused.

3. Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Can uplift the mood and relieve stress. Smells just like fresh oranges so this is a great one to diffuse in your home or apply topically on skin when mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil or jojoba oil.

4. Jasmine Essential Oil

Helps with feelings of depression and anxiety.

5. Chamomile Essential Oil

Calming and good for depression. You can also drink regular herbal chamomile tea for relaxation! (but don’t drink the essential oils :))

6. Geranium Essential Oil

Good for reducing stress and enhancing your mood.

7. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Can help balance hormones and relieve depression and anxiety.

8. Lemon Essential Oil

Can boost your immune system and lift your spirits.

If you’re not sure where to start, you might consider getting a general essential oil kit that contains several varieties.

Want a HUGE set of ready-to-apply roller balls of combined essential oils?  Try this set from Eden’s Garden.

Good luck!

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