Having a baby is supposed to be a joyous time, but for some mothers, they inexplicably go through terrible postpartum depression. Postpartum depression has become better known these days since celebrities have been suffering from the mental condition. Most women incorporate the use of drugs to help fight postpartum depression, but a healthier way to help fight the emotional ups and downs is to use essential oils in aromatherapy. Aromatherapy can help you boost your energy, help fight depression, and balance your emotions.
It has been reported that postpartum depression stems from stress levels increasing that cause hormonal levels to rise. The rise in hormones causes your emotions to feel unstable, and it can lead to severe depression and anxiety. After pregnancy the hormones can increase higher causing even the smallest change in your environment to trigger an episode. Essential oils can stabilize your mood helping you be a better mother and enjoy your children.
Postpartum depression can also be caused from environment changes after your pregnancy. Environment changes can, in turn, affect your hormones and mood. The imbalances in your life can trigger mood swings as a new mother. Essential oils can be used in aromatherapy which can help you battle the crippling effects of post natal depression. They stimulate your body and mind, soothe your aches and pains, and clear your head from the negative thoughts.
To help fight against the depression, use essential oils in aromatherapy in your home as soon as you feel the emotions overcoming you. They can also be used regularly as a preventative measure even before they start taking effect. Essential oils are even safer than taking drugs that can have side effects or unknown long term issues. They are also safe for children, and they can even help them through the day.
The following list of essential oils can be used to help you fight postpartum depression. They are powerful mood enhancers and they can soothe your mind and boost your mood. You can use the essential oils separately as well for their individual uses and benefits. Used in combination, they can be even more powerful and can prevent outbreaks or help reduce current emotional trauma.
Stress Away Essential Oil is an oil blend made of Copaiba, Lavender, Cedarwood, Ocotea and Lime essential oils. It helps to get rid of stresses and anxiety. You may use it for any kind of stress including stress that comes with tiredness, irritation or burnout.
Bergamot is a powerful extract from the peel of the fruit. It has a citrus scent which gives the essential oil such a powerfully refreshing aura. The citrus smell boosts your energy in the morning and keeps you motivated throughout the day. Its aromatic scent was originally used in colognes and perfumes, and it can be used with almost any other essential oils.
Chamomile is a powerful way to soothe and relax your mind. Combined with bergamot, the essential oil can help your unwind from the day’s stress and busy schedule. It also helps balance your emotions so that you don’t feel like you are losing control over yourself. It can help quell anger and irritability. The essential oil in aromatherapy can also kill the depression that is associated with post natal depression.
Frankincense is grounding, calming and relaxing. It is a rejuvenating oil that restores your body and mind’s balance. It is also the oil used during meditation and prayer. It will assist with the other oils to get rid of your anger and help your mind relax and focus on the positive.
Peace and Calming
Peace and Calming Essential Oil’s ingredients are Ylang-ylang, Patchouli, Tangerine, Orange and Blue Tansy. It is a very soothing blend and smells absolutely good! This oil is personally one of my top favorites, it’s literally peace and calming! It is a must have for me, my kids, my family and even my oiler friends can attest it’s peace and calming effect and fragrance. Very therapeutic!
When the mind is calm, we are able to focus and think clearly. These oils allow us to be at peace within ourselves and correct unhealthy patterns, that’s why these are great and 100% natural options for keeping you sane, healthy and happy.
Not to mention these oils are all high frequency! I will tell you more about that in the blog posts to come. Just make sure to subscribe to the newsletter to keep you updated. 😉
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