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Aromatherapy Blends and Recipes for Depression

Essential Oil Blends and Recipes That May Help Ease Depression Symptoms

These essential oil blends and recipes may help during times of depression and anxiety. If you haven't already, read AromaWeb's Aromatherapy for Depression Guide.

Aromatherapy for Depression

When selecting and using essential oils, follow all safety precautions and remember that aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment.

Depression Blend #1

Depression Blend #2

Depression Blend #3

Depression Blend #4

Directions

Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend and follow the directions below.

Diffuser Blend

Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Add your oils to a dark colored glass bottle and mix well by rolling the bottle in between your hands. Add the appropriate number of drops from your created blend to your diffuser by following the manufacturer's instructions for your diffuser brand and model. Some essential oils such as thick oils or citrus oils aren't compatible with all diffuser types.

Essential Oil Inhaler Blend

Multiply your blend by 3 to obtain a total of 15 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by reading to the Essential Oil Inhaler Blends page and using the 15 drop blend in place of the suggested blends shown on the page.

Bath Oil

Multiply your blend by 3 to obtain a total of 15 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 15 drop blend in the Bath Oil recipe.

Bath Salts

Multiply your blend by 3 to obtain a total of 15 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 15 drop blend in the Bath Salts recipe.

Massage Oil

Multiply your blend by 2 to obtain a total of 10 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 10 drop blend in the Massage Oil recipe.

Air Freshener

Multiply your blend by 6 to obtain a total of 30 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 30 drop blend in the Air Freshener recipe.

Additional Essential Oil Suggestions

Visit the Aromatherapy for Emotional Well-Being article for a list of oils that may help with this condition and for information on using aromatherapy to support and balance your emotional outlook.

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