How Essential Oils Could Improve Your Mental Health

by Gemma Callaway

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for health care (amongst a lot of other things) and have been widely recognised for their mental health & emotional support.

They are hugely attractive as they are completely natural and organic – meaning you don’t have to check the box for side effects or worry about any nasty chemicals, hoorah! They carry so many benefits, but focusing on the mental health values you could benefit from relief from depression, insomnia, anxiety and panic and you could experience relaxation, grounding and calmness.

I recently chose to try Essential Oils after a recommendation from a friend who finds them very beneficial for emotional support and genuinely absolutely loves them, you can check her out here. After listening to her passionately talk of these lovely little bottles, I purchased a Premium Starter Pack from Young Living.

I’ve listed the oils I received below as just a little idea of what you can experience – but of course there are so, so many more!

Essential Oil Singles

Copaiba – Sourced in Brazil, Copaiba boasts a rich history of providing relief from joint and stomach discomfort. Native healers traditionally used Copaiba’s topical benefits to reduce skin irritations and soothe insect bites.

Frankincense – Frankincense has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Useful for visualising, improving one’s spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help focusing the mind and overcoming stress and despair.

Lavender – Lavender has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. It is great for winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that make it just as beneficial for boosting stamina and energy. Lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty.

Lemon – Lemon has a strong, clean, purifying citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. It consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin.

Peppermint – Peppermint has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma and is on the older and most highly regarded herbs. It’s effects have been studied on the liver and respiratory systems, improving taste and smell when inhaled and improving concentration and mental activity.

Essential Oil Blends

Di-Gize – Di-Gize is a combination of oils that have been supported for their supportive effects on the digestive system.

PanAway – PanAway was created by Gary Young following a severe injury to the ligaments in his leg. It supports the circulatory system, along with muscles and joints, and also aids in maintaining normal cellular function.

Purification – Purification can be used directly on the skin to cleanse and soothe insect bites, cuts, and scrapes. When diffused, it helps to purify and cleanse the air from cigarette smoke and disagreeable odors.

RC – R.C. contains powerful essential oils that provide support for the respiratory system while providing support to the body’s natural defences.

Stress Away – Young Living’s Stress Away essential oil blend is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla essential oils. Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.

Thieves – Thieves was created based on research about four thieves in France who protected themselves with cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics while robbing plague victims. This proprietary blend was university tested and found to be highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health.

I can honestly and whole-heartedly say, I love Essential Oils. With my pack, I received the Dewdrop Diffuser, and immediately began diffusing different combinations of these oils.

I absolutely love Stress Away and have already managed to use it all between diffusing it and dotting it behind my ears and on my wrists – it smells amazing! I use Peppermint, Lemon and Purification when I’m cleaning, Thieves and Lemon when I’m feeling under the weather, Copaiba and Lavender for when I’m sleeping… there are so many combinations you can use!

As well as the above, Young Living provides so many different oils and oil blends from Rose to ‘Grounding’ to ‘Peace & Calming’ – there’s such a vast amount available and lots of oil related and organic products & accessories too. You can really get lost in it all.

If you are searching for something to take the edge off those anxiety attacks, or perhaps lift your energy when depression creeps in, I urge you to give these a go as they have really helped me improve my day to day life.

If you’re interested – take a look at the products section on the Young Living here, it’s a great place to buy your oils as their products are all 100% pure! If you’d like to purchase any items from YL, or even dive in with a starter pack you can use my code (10482904) and receive 24% discount on all Young Living Products! And BONUS… you will then be able to enjoy the benefits of Essential Rewards AND take part in the compensation plan and earn yourself commissions by sharing Young Living with others – just a little incentive!

If you do give Essential Oils a go or want some info/advice, I would love to hear from you! You can contact me through any of my Social Media accounts – Twitter/Instagram – @gemcals or drop me an email on gemma@mentalmovement.co.uk. I’d love to hear from you!

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