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Essential Oils - What Oils Are Helpful For Destructive States of Mind?

Linda Lee Smith
 


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Some general states of mind can be destructive:

Anxiety and Worry
Anxiety is a state of apprehension and worry is an over-anxious state of mind. These often are fore-runners for stress and depression.

What Oils Could An Aromatherapist Recommend?
Oils that work to settle the mind and are grounding and comforting. For example, Vetiver, sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh are grounding comforting oils. (Notice these are all tree oils. ) Also marjoram, the chamomiles, clary sage, patchouli, geranium, and cardamon can quell the worry of the mind under pressure. These oils while comforting can be grounding and balancing.

Stress
Stress is only negative when it is unwanted or excessive. The body deals with all stress-both positive and negative-by releasing extra energy. Extra oxygen is transported to the brain and extra adrenalin produced in preparation for fight or flight.

What Oils Could an Aromatherapist Recommend?
You want to choose oils that are relaxing, calming or sedative. For example, Roman chamomile, clove, juniper, lemon, melissa, orange, ylang ylang, bergamot, clary sage, cypress, lavender, marjoram, neroli, and rose are calming or sedative in their effects.

Depression
Depression takes in a whole range of melancholic dispositions-moodiness and apathy, lethargy, boredom, mood swings, loss of interest, sadness, grief, remorse, and shame. Symptoms usually include lack of energy, sleep disturbances, irritation and inability to concentrate. There can be many causes of depression including lack of sunshine in the winter, feelings of inadequacy, inability to cope, post-natal, rejection, sense of being over-whelmed at work or with life, and physical illnesses.

What Oils Could an Aromatherapist Recommend?
Essential oils which are nourishing to the nerves, energizing and balancing. For example, bergamot, basil, Roman chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, juniper, marjoram, orange, petitgrain, rosemary, sage, thyme, cypress, ginger, lavender, neroli, peppermint, pine, rose, sandalwood can be energizing or balancing.

Can you identify whether the person is depressed, stressed, worried or anxious? This is far more important than identifying the individual emotions and how they are psychologically classified. Is the person dealing with grief, anger, fear or other strong emotion? Often the person will identify this for themselves. Don't expect essential oils to work like anti-depressant drugs. Their effects are subtle and make help over time.

Want to know more about essential oils and how they can help us stay healthy? Consider becoming a certified clinical aromatherapist. The Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy teaches classes throughout the United States on aromatherapy and energy healing.

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From Linda L. Smith, director of the Institute of Spiritual Ministry and Aromatherapy, Inc.

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