This is the concluding post within my series on holistic methods to support psychiatric disorders. Previous articles on various topics, including highlights on essential oils to support mental health, can be accessed here.
Essential oils have been shown in many human and experimental trials to calm psychological distress. Aromatherapy is known for soothing the mind and uplifting the spirits; however, therapeutic essential oils contain physical constituents that synergize for additional positive effects. These benefits include balancing hormones, mitigating the stress response, and enhancing resilience.
Essential oils’ mechanisms of action have been explored and are related to their hundreds of compounds exerting simultaneous and multiple effects on various biochemical pathways. Essential oils’ influences at the cellular level has also led to research exploring their potential for preserving and improving brain function. For these reasons, I stated in my most recent post that they have convincing evidence that they are among the most ancient “nootrophics” we have.
In my current article, I conclude my series on essential oils for mental health. I discuss a few more oils that have brain-boosting benefits. I then wrap up the series with a summary of the oils highlighted so far and how to use them.
Click here to learn more about the brain-enhancing and body supporting benefits of bergamot oil, the uplifting scents of citrus oils, the memory enhancing properties of rosemary oil, and the stabilizing impact of jasmine.
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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.