5 Best Essential Oils for Improving Mental Health

5 Best Essential Oils for Improving Mental Health
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There are many reasons why people use essential oils, but one of the most common reasons is to improve mental health and clarity. Some of issues that can benefit from the use of essential oils include anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia and emotional exhaustion.

Using pure and natural essential oils

Essential oils have been used to treat both physical and mental illnesses for centuries. As the plant-based essential oil molecules are absorbed through the skin or inhaled, they enter the bloodstream and are carried to the brain where stimulation can occur. When used in an essential oil diffuser, or absorbed through a massage, essential oils can help people find peace in their troubled situation.

The severity of disorders can vary from person to person, and situation to situation. One thing that most sufferers have in common, however, is the way that these issues can cause a change to their daily lives and routines. Medication and other therapeutic interventions can help, but in a time when people are trying to avoid chemical solutions, essential oils offer an alternative.

Top 5 essential oils to ease your mind

Although essential oils can have slightly different effects for each person, these 5 essential oils have commonly been used to assist with issues faced when it comes to mental health:

Lavender

The most popular essential oil to conquer insomnia and relieve stress, lavender also works to lift depression and alleviate panic attacks.

Mint

Works against depression and mental fatigue. Mint is also stimulating and can improve mental clarity, memory, and concentration.

Bergamot

Fights anxiety, depression, stress, and fatigue. Bergamot can induce feelings of happiness and peace.

Orange

Combats feelings of stress, fear, and depression. Orange is uplifting and can bring about feelings of peace and confidence.

Patchouli

Decreases feelings of depression and beats mental fatigue. Patchouli works to fight insomnia and enhance mood.

The more you learn about essential oil use to help with mental health, the more you’ll see the variety of ways essential oils are useful for healing.

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83 thoughts on “5 Best Essential Oils for Improving Mental Health”

  • Desiree Jenifer Hernandez
    by Desiree Jenifer Hernandez

    This is awesome to know! I am so new to learning all these oils... patiently waiting to be able to experiment with these.

    • Rachel Waddington
      by Rachel Waddington

      I can’t wait to try this!

    • Viktoria muhari
      by Viktoria muhari

      I love all of these oils

    • Carolyn Koelln
      by Carolyn Koelln

      Great info here I have only started this year learning all that I can about essential oils and their benefits

      • Kelly
        by Kelly

        I love these oil

    • Ollie Winh
      by Ollie Winh

      I love essential oils especially orange and lemongrass

  • Brianna Sprague
    by Brianna Sprague

    I never knew you could use oils to help with your mental health. I need this!

  • Christel Elliott
    by Christel Elliott

    Awesome. I have all of these.

  • Gregory Hill
    by Gregory Hill

    Good article, I'll try this.

  • alice morris
    by alice morris

    i could use some mental health

  • Joyce
    by Joyce

    Great to know, Patchouli and Lavender are my favorites.

  • Donna Clifford
    by Donna Clifford

    I love the fact that certain smells can change somebodys mental health. I love Lavender. So versitle.

  • alice morris
    by alice morris

    I will try

  • PAULA BROWN
    by PAULA BROWN

    I will be trying a more natural way for relief . I have tried different Aromatherapies in the past, but not your brand. Thank you

  • alice morris
    by alice morris

    This sounds what we need here

  • Lisa Gavin
    by Lisa Gavin

    I have ordered a diffuser through Amazon and can't wait to try out all the benefits. Thanks for the awesome post!

  • alice morris
    by alice morris

    I really could use this

  • Donna Kozar
    by Donna Kozar

    Good info

  • Megan Wilson
    by Megan Wilson

    I've been diagnosed with major depression, anxiety, and OCD. This article is very helpful, thank you!

  • Sarah L
    by Sarah L

    Orange oil always makes me smile. Patchouli gives me a headache (bleh)

  • Betty S
    by Betty S

    I am fasinated by the things that essential oils can do

  • Kimberly Bryan
    by Kimberly Bryan

    I've never tried any essential oils before but sounds like I'd benefit from using them.

    • ELEANOR R SAGER
      by ELEANOR R SAGER

      I haven't tried them either but I want to.

  • Mary Meadows
    by Mary Meadows

    I love that you have chemical free oils! Keep up the great work!

  • Cliff Plummer
    by Cliff Plummer

    I never knew they could do so much for my mental health!

  • Angela Coleman
    by Angela Coleman

    I am looking for more natural ways to treat my mental and physical health. I felt chained to the many prescriptions I've been on for years and am starting to gather info about a side effect-free way of life! Glad I found you!

  • Paula Gillespie
    by Paula Gillespie

    I knew essential oils had lots of benefits but some of these I have never heard of and seeing what all it helps is amazing and so beneficial.

  • Brigitte Walsh
    by Brigitte Walsh

    I've found that essential oils work very well to calm my mood ~ patchouli is one of my favorites!

  • Irena
    by Irena

    I need these!

  • Michelle Fiorelli
    by Michelle Fiorelli

    Love the info!

  • Susan Gillam
    by Susan Gillam

    Thanks for the helpful tips!

  • Susan Maj
    by Susan Maj

    Didn't know they help with fear!

  • Jen
    by Jen

    Definitely going to try this!!

  • Melinda Berlin
    by Melinda Berlin

    This is a great start for any beginner. I would love to replenish the basics of my collection of oils.

  • Nabil Magdy
    by Nabil Magdy

    Awesome

  • Diana Scholz
    by Diana Scholz

    I've just recently been thinking about trying essential oils but was not quite sure where to start. Your article is very informative!

  • RON CHAMBLEE
    by RON CHAMBLEE

    I love the many relaxing aromas6 that are so soothing

  • Deborah Baer
    by Deborah Baer

    Essential oils have such a calming effect on me. Thank you for an informative article.

  • Kat Olmstead
    by Kat Olmstead

    Thank you for this. I'll be trying these.

  • Lynn Tereba
    by Lynn Tereba

    Patchouli sounds good, never thought about using oils for mental health.

  • SueEllen Williams
    by SueEllen Williams

    I'd like to try this, see if it will help me relax and fall asleep at night.

  • Tiffany Conner
    by Tiffany Conner

    Thank you for the suggestions.

  • Elizabeth Gignilliat
    by Elizabeth Gignilliat

    I would love this! ❤

  • Pamela Grogan
    by Pamela Grogan

    This blog was very helpful. Thanks

  • Rosanne
    by Rosanne

    I have used many of these scents in essential oil vaporizers as well as in the bathtub. I find the scent of orange the most uplifting.

  • Jennifer garrido
    by Jennifer garrido

    My favorite essential oil is lavender. I truly believe that it can improve mental health.

  • ali asger
    by ali asger

    thnx for info

  • DeLynda Lindsey
    by DeLynda Lindsey

    I am always looking for natural stress relievers!

  • Trish F
    by Trish F

    Thank you for sharing this knowledge. I've got everyone of these except mint, I am adding that on to my list of oils to get. Thanks!

  • Sue M.
    by Sue M.

    I am so new to aromatherapy. But having said that I LOVE the fragrances of the things that will help me. I've always loved Patchouli, Lavender, Mint but without the knowledge of how to use them I guess I was lost. This was a very good article for me.

  • evo
    by evo

    thks.

  • Ashley
    by Ashley

    Would like to try for my anxiety.

  • Angel Mendez
    by Angel Mendez

    I really need to try these oils

  • Harmony Perez
    by Harmony Perez

    Interesting Read.

  • Lili
    by Lili

    Lavender really is calming. It helps me with my anxiety.

  • Sara Pliscofsky
    by Sara Pliscofsky

    Teachers are even using Mint in the classrooms, thats wonderful

  • Sonya
    by Sonya

    Love the lavender scent for sleeping

  • Jessica Marinaccio
    by Jessica Marinaccio

    i have a daughter with ADHD/ ODD and id love to try essentials with her

  • Carole Nott
    by Carole Nott

    Lots of useful information about oils thank you

  • Victoria Sparrow
    by Victoria Sparrow

    The citrus ones are definitely my favourite for my depression. They make me feel brighter.

  • Jade bremner
    by Jade bremner

    Great tips these will come in handy

  • Marissa
    by Marissa

    I'll try this!

  • James Moyers
    by James Moyers

    I will have to try. Harder to keep thinking positive as you age.

  • rebecca
    by rebecca

    Geranium always makes me feel happy.

  • Barb Harrell
    by Barb Harrell

    I love mint oils, it can be relaxing or make me wake up. It's also a clean smell since some guys don't want a smell.

  • Janet OBrien
    by Janet OBrien

    tHANKS FOR THE TIPS, i CAN DEFINITELY BENEFIT FROM THEM, SINCE i HAVE A FEW STRESSFUL THINGS GOING ON.

  • Joni Mason
    by Joni Mason

    I knew that Lavender essential oils help with anxiety, but I didn't know these other essential oils were beneficial in improving your mental health. I'm definitely saving this post! Thank you!

  • Jenny Curtis
    by Jenny Curtis

    This is amazing! I never knew there were such options for mental health in oils! Thank you!

  • Paula Pennachio
    by Paula Pennachio

    I would love to try all of these products

  • Angelique Meisner
    by Angelique Meisner

    Been a patchouli lover for decades

  • EDGAR R GUNN JR
    by EDGAR R GUNN JR

    I know these oils work either by themselves or individually. They have made a big difference in my life along with yoga and meditation.

  • Cheryl Sutton
    by Cheryl Sutton

    wow ? now that's news to me! :)

  • MaryEllen S.
    by MaryEllen S.

    I love using aromatherapy, it has great health benefits!

  • Alan Parratt
    by Alan Parratt

    Opposites attract or is it my imagination

  • Susan Marina Brown Lane
    by Susan Marina Brown Lane

    I wasn't aware that essential oils would work for a variety of mental health issues! I plan to try these. Thank you!

  • Tammy
    by Tammy

    These oils look like it's definitely worth a try

  • Heather
    by Heather

    I could use this

  • Eleonore Thomas
    by Eleonore Thomas

    I find cardamom to be very relaxing.

  • Deb E
    by Deb E

    I've only tried lavender but it does help relax me. I do like citrus scents though so should try orange next.

  • Carla W.
    by Carla W.

    I have heard so many good things about oils but I also heard we need to be careful with them.

  • Christel Elliott
    by Christel Elliott

    I have most of these. I’m going to put them in my diffuser tonight!

  • Deb E
    by Deb E

    I did try a new citrus scented essential oil and it seemed to brighten my mood. The peppermint oil also helps perk me up.

  • David McCormick
    by David McCormick

    I definitely need some lavender in my life lol

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