This is the concluding video within my series that focuses on holistic methods to support psychiatric disorders. Previous topics, including highlights on essential oils to support mental health, can be accessed here.
The psychological benefits of essential oils have been verified in many clinical and experimental trials. Their aroma is calming to the mind, uplifting to the mood, and stimulating to one’s memory.
Essential oils have also been validated for the overall health and functioning of the brain, including in the areas of attention, focus, recall, and cognition. Their multiple actions are related to their hundreds of compounds exerting simultaneous effects on various biochemical pathways. These physical constituents’ also support hormone balance, stress relief, and overall resiliency as they are positively influencing neurology.
In this 10-minute video, I discuss further details on how specific essential oils can enhance mental health. Topics covered include:
- An overview of bergamot essential oil’s beneficial properties and its calming aspects on the body, nervous system, heart, and mind.
- Orange oil’s use for soothing anxiety and how it uplifts spirits by silencing the part of the brain that is activated in a low mood.
- Rosemary’s stimulating effects, making it a good tool for focus, stress, and depression.
- Jasmine essential oil’s ability to calm the electrical activity on the brain and its psychological benefits.
- A summary of all the oils covered in this series and which ones are best to use for memory, mood, anxiety, and stress.
- My favorite application of essential oils for brain health.
Please see the accompanying article for additional resources, safety considerations, references, and more information here.
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*Safety reminder: Please be extra sure to check with your doctor if you have a seizure disorder. The Epilepsy Society of the UK lists certain essential oils implicated for their antiseizure effect as well as those that have stimulating properties.
For additional safety and medical information, please be sure to visit my essential oils database. This includes a full category on how to use essential oils safely and potential drug interactions that can occur.
If you and/or your physician are interested in consulting with me to assist with supporting the integration of essential oils safely into a therapeutic protocol, essential oils consultations are available.
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.