Essential Oils for Mental Health

Essential Oils for Mental Health

As most people have seen, this last year of restrictions has taken a toll on the mental health of so many individuals. As mental health cases rise, so does the need for treatment. While some only really think about medicinal treatments for an array of mental health issues, using essential oils is a more natural and less invasive form of treatment to help treat illnesses. Essential oils have also been known to have fewer negative side effects than traditional anti-depressant pills. 

 

Mental Health Conditions 

The first and one of the most common mental health ailments that people tend to suffer from is depression. Researchers say that the scent of certain oils can sometimes trigger certain receptors in the part of your brain that controls your mood (the limbic system). It is so important, especially now more than ever, that people do what they can to keep themselves in a positive and good mental state. Below are some of the common essential oils that can help you achieve this frame of mind:

  1. Jasmine
  2. Bergamot
  3. Rose 
  4. Lavender 
  5. Chamomile

 

Another common mental health issue is anxiety. Last year according to Stats Canada “About one in five (21%) Canadian adults aged 18 and older screened positive for at least one of three mental disorders that were assessed: major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)”(Government of Canada, 2021). Numerous essential oils can help you. Listed below are several common ones:

  1. Lavender
  2. Jasmine 
  3. Patchouli
  4. Bergamot
  5. Chamomile

 

One last mental health disorder that has been shown to react positively with essential oils is dementia. While there are not many books written about aromatherapy treatment for dementia, there are some studies that have suggested that the use of aromatherapy for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia has benefited positively with increased mental cognition and mood. The oils that are most commonly used for dementia are as follows: 

  1. Lavender
  2. Bergamot
  3. Lemon
  4. Peppermint
  5. Ylang Ylang

 

One can see just by reading all of this, many essential oils can be used to treat more than one specific ailment. Not only can you receive aromatherapy treatments from one of our licensed therapists, but you can also use diffusers at home so you can continue to receive the benefits of essential oils between your treatments. 

 

Improve Your Health

The variety of different scents of essential oils can have unique effects from person to person. Generally speaking, however, some of the more commonly used oils (like the ones above) are usually okay to use on the majority of people receiving aromatherapy treatment. Essential Oils will most definitely help a person’s mental health if they channel their thoughts into thinking they will help. All in all, aromatherapy is beneficial in helping people relax which will usually help people with their mental health and mental clarity.

 

We craft bespoke oils based on your ailments if there is something other than mental health that you want to focus on. Make an appointment with our Aromatologist to have a custom essential oil blended just for you. 

 

Aromatherapy with essential oils is free when you book any of our massage treatments. It can help the mental wellness of all ages and not just those diagnosed with mental illnesses. Being in a better mental state will benefit your entire life and those around you. 

 

Book your massage treatment with us online or by phone at 1-780-463-6390 today! Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You.