Okay, maybe not lemon zest, but get some lemons! Depression is one of the most common mental disorders and is not easy treat. The typical treatment is by pill, however those with depression either refuse to take the medicine or they overdose. I have also heard the opinion, “I do not want my happiness to come from a bottle.” The good news is there are other ways to treat depression without taking a high dollar pill every morning. Essential oils work great to uplift moods because they are relaxing and compliment the body. I am no expert at using essential oils for depression, but am aware of what oils are best to use and how to use the oils.
There are many different ways to intake oils for depression. The most common is in the bath. Baths are great for any mental illness because they give the brain a chance to relax. It does not take very many drops, only 5-6, of chosen oil. In addition, you can always add in a bubble bath, bath bomb, or bath salts (recommend using same scents or scents that compliment each other). Another way is through an aromatherapy massage. This one will obviously require a professional masseuse. Lastly you can use oils in a diffuser or 1-2 drops next to your pillow when you sleep at night.
Which oils to use? Depending on the level of depression suggest which oil to use. Lemongrass and bergamot work best to uplift moods, while Lavender and Ylang Ylang work as soothing oils. Trial and error is best suggested when choosing an essential oil because everyone reacts differently. Also, before using always research the oil (because they are not cheap).
Don’t be depressed, get lemon zest (or grass but it’s whatever).