What essential oils are good for Depression & Anxiety?


Bergamot Essential Oil

If you’re feeling low, use this oil to make yourself feel fresher and happier.

Bergamot has positive benefits for your mental and emotional health. It helps fight feelings of anxiety and depression by promoting the secretion of hormones such as dopamine and serotonin. It acts as an antidepressant and hormone balancer.  

How to use Bergamot oil:

Mix 2 -3 drops of bergamot essential oil with a carrier oil. Put a few drops of the mixture onto your palms then rub your hands together. Cup your mouth and nose with your hands and breathe deeply. You can also rub the oil mixture on your abdomen and feet too.

Sage Essential Oil

Sage is also recognized to be a versatile and powerful essential oil that can help manage different symptoms and issues.

Often, we need help in clearing our mind and getting rid of negative emotions. Sage is known to be able to soothe and uplift our emotions.

How to use Sage oil:

Mental and Emotional Balance: Use sage essential oil aromatically to feel more mentally focused. It can help improve concentration and mental clarity. Add 2 – 3 drops of sage essential oil to an air purifier, cool-air diffuser, or oil burner.

Topical Application: Mix a few drops of sage oil with a carrier oil. Rub the oil blend behind your ears and wrists to promote emotional balance.

 Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang is a well-known essential oil that helps fight negative emotions and depression. Using this oil can remedy depressive moods and promote positivity. It can also help you release negative emotions and improve self-esteem. It is known to be highly effective in balancing hormones, which can relieve stress and cortisol levels.

Some use it for spiritual purposes, ylang ylang is used in gratitude rituals. Promoting the feelings of gratitude within oneself can help in life transformation. It also enhances self-love and confidence. 

How to use Ylang Ylang oil:

Relaxing Bath: Mix ylang ylang essential oil with Epsom salt and pour in hot bathwater for a relaxing soak.

Uplifting Perfume: Put diluted ylang ylang oil on your wrists for a sweet and floral scent.

For Emotional Balance: Mix with a carrier oil and apply on your chest for emotional balance.

Grapefruit Essential oil

Grapefruit oil can help lower stress, anxiety, and depression. This essential oil is utilized in essential oil blends to pump up your mood, energy, and mental clarity.

How to use Grapefruit oil:

In the Shower: Add a few drops of grapefruit essential oil to your shower or bath water to rejuvenate yourself whenever you’re feeling low.

Aromatherapy: Pour a few drops of grapefruit essential oil to your diffuser whenever you need to get extra motivation.

Basil Essential Oil

Basil has mood-boosting properties. Basil has a deep, warm, and spicy aroma. It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that calm the nervous system, lower blood pressure, and reduce inflammation. It can also help reduce stress-inducing radicals.

Mood-boosting essential oils are known for helping reduce anxiety, fear, nervousness, and tension. The oil’s calming qualities make it perfect for helping reduce overwhelmed emotions, stress, and fatigue. It may even help a person in their efforts to overcome an addiction. Regularly using this essential oil can help with maintaining mental strength and clarity. 

How to use Basil oil:

Aromatherapy: Add a few drops of basil essential oil to your diffuser to uplift the mood, energize the body, and revitalize your being.

Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine oil is used as a relaxing agent and able to soothe irritated nerves. It is a sedative that relieves nervousness, anxiety and depression. You’ll feel a release from tension and emotional imbalances while using this essential oil. This oil is also used to promote healthy sleeping patterns.

Just like its citrus cousins, tangerine is known to uplift a person’s mood. Diffuse this essential oil in your room or office for that instant pick-me-up!

How to use Tangerine oil:

Uplift Mood and Energy: Put 1 – 2 drops of the oil on your palms and rub it between your hands. Cup your hands over your nose and mouth for 30 seconds to get an instant lift. You can also diffuse it in your room. Diffuse it anytime during the day, especially when you’re feeling stressed.

Lavender Essential oil

Lavender essential oil can help alleviate anxiety and depression. This oil has also been known to be used to treat postpartum depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After the use of lavender people report enhanced moods, decreased depression and decreased sleep disturbances. 

How to use Lavender oil:

To relieve stress and improve sleep: Put a few drops of lavender oil in a diffuser by your bed and diffuse oils while you sleep at night or in the family room while you’re reading or winding down in the evening. Also, it can be rubbed topically behind your ears or on your wrists.