Treating Depression with Essential Oils & Candles

Treating Depression with Essential Oils & Candles


Depression is a serious issue that can affect people of all ages. It's a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how you feel, think, and behave, and it may cause emotional, functional, and physical problems. The good news is that essential oils are one way to treat depression symptoms. Using essential oils for depression isn't something new; aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years as a holistic healing technique for mental illness. People don't often talk about this treatment method because they want to take the "right" medications or simply don't believe in the benefits of aromatherapy. However, studies have shown that inhaling certain essential oils can help reduce symptoms of depression while also improving your overall health.

Understanding depression and essential oils.

Depression is a serious illness and can be debilitating. It’s important to note that there are several types of depression, and not all of them respond to the same treatments. However, essential oils have been shown to help with many mental health conditions including anxiety, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The exact cause of depression isn’t known, but it may be related to a chemical imbalance in the brain caused by an imbalance in neurotransmitters (chemicals that regulate mood). Stressors such as trauma or loss can trigger depressive episodes in people who are already susceptible to them. This can lead to feelings of hopelessness as well as changes in appetite and sleep patterns which further exacerbate your symptoms if left untreated for too long without intervention from medical professionals like psychiatrists or naturopathic doctors who specialize in natural treatments.

Using candles.

One of the easiest ways to use essential oils is through candles. Adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to homemade candles will create a relaxing and calming atmosphere for you, which can help improve your mood and mental state. If you're trying to sleep, try putting them on in the evening before bed. The scent of lavender is known for its ability to calm and relax the body, so it can be particularly helpful if you're having trouble sleeping at night. Lavender also pairs well with other essential oils such as chamomile and ylang-ylang because they provide an uplifting feeling that helps maintain good energy throughout the day. Here are some more ideas:

  • Create an oasis in your home with an aromatic candle made from dried herbs like rosemary or basil with lemon balm essential oil added;

  • Give yourself a spa treatment by making massage oil out of coconut oil mixed together with sweet orange essential oil;

  • Use jasmine scented soy wax tarts when studying - this will keep you focused throughout the day!

Using diffusers.

  • Diffusers are a great way to use essential oils in your home. They can be used to treat depression, but they also have other uses, such as creating an inviting atmosphere and helping you sleep better. With a diffuser you can use essential oils anywhere from small spaces like bedrooms or living rooms all the way up to large spaces like bathrooms or kitchens. You just need an outlet and water source!

Using a direct inhalation method.

Inhalation is one of the best ways to treat depression with essential oils. To do this, you'll need to use a direct inhalation method like burning a candle or using an aromatherapy diffuser.

Direct Inhalation Methods:

Essential oils can be very helpful in relieving or reducing depressive symptoms.

Essential oils are a natural, safe and effective way to treat depression.

Depression is a serious medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide and can lead to other health issues. Essential oils are a safe alternative to prescription drugs, which often have strong side effects and carry risks of overdosing on certain medications. Using essential oils in many different ways allows you to choose the method that works best for you: whether it's diffusing the oil into your home or applying it directly to skin (or both).


We hope this article has helped you understand how to use aromatherapy as an effective tool in your treatment plan. As with all alternative treatments, you should consult your doctor before trying anything new. Happy healing!

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