They say that happiness is an inside job. There are many ways of creating it, and using some proven essential oils is one of them. You may wonder why happiness is so important to a human being, or to all human beings.
Well, in the US, it is estimated that one of every four people will suffer depression in their lifetime. Worldwide, over 350 million people suffer from the same every year. Being happy, energetic and optimistic is a sure way to keep depression away.
In the light of this, it is worth noting that most essential oils are proven in creating happiness. They can be used by directly rubbing onto the skin, as sniffing oils, diffusing in the air, in massage therapy and in soak baths.
Here is a list of eight essential oils that will help in making you happy.
1. Basil Essential Oil
This oil is known to reduce inflammation, calm nerves, and alleviate stress when applied topically. It contains Vitamin C and multiple antioxidants. Use it with peppermint and basil oil for instant rise in spirit.
2. Bergamot Essential Oil
Our second oil here is an amazing anti-depressant and hormone balancing agent. In addition, it helps in blood circulation and energy flow. Apply it on the feet, stomach and wrists for mood elevation and relaxation.
3. Grape Fruit Essential Oil
This grape product is popular in dealing with mental exhaustion and fatigue, of course in addition to stimulating the feel-good hormone in you. Most people use it in their soak baths.
4. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and recognizable essential oils. It has been in use for creating calmness since ancient Rome. Recent studies show that it relieves PTSD-linked depression by up to 33%.
5. Cedar-wood Essential Oil
Here is the most popular woodsy aroma we know. Cedar-wood essential oil is known to soothe the mind and brain as well as calming the body. Its scent activates the secretion of serotonin in the brain, leading in sleep induction. Enough rest in paramount in creating happiness.
6. Rose Essential Oil
This wonderful rose oil is perfect because it contains ‘geraniol”. This is a powerful antidepressant which is widely used in encouraging positive thoughts, stimulating libido and promoting happiness.
7. Geranium Essential Oil
If you can access this important oil, your path to happiness is headed for success. It controls mood swings, increases positive emotions and creates a general feeling of happiness. Some other effects include relieving anxiety, balancing hormones, calming the mind and inducing sleep.
8. Orange Essential Oil
Orange peels give us this important agent. The oil is a potent anti-depressant, powerful energizer and to a great extent, happiness stimulator. It is also the most common essential oil.
Almost all essential oils have amazing health benefits. The eight discussed above are typically known to create happiness. There are hundreds of others which may have similar effects. As the article shows, on top of happiness, they have additional mental health benefits such as relaxation, inducing sleep and hormonal balance.
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