Rocky Mountain Lavender for Anxiety and Depression

So you’re a Rocky Mountain Oils user. Maybe you’re a newbie. Or maybe you’re a veteran who’s looking for ideas on how to use your Rocky Mountain lavender for issues like anxiety and depression.

In this article, you’ll learn how Rocky Mountain lavender helps ease stress and mood swings and best application practices for enhancing your aromatherapy experience.

Why Rocky Mountain Lavender Works

Benzodiazepine is handed out like candy by doctors (for chronic conditions, prescription medications might be necessary, so it doesn’t hurt to check with your doctor before ceasing your treatment).

It is often assumed that even the mildest of mood swings justifies antidepressant drugs like Prozac (again, these drugs are necessary depending on the circumstances).

All that being said, there are a number of studies that reveal the effectiveness lavender has on treating anxiety and depression.

For instance, regarding anxiety:

  • A double-blind, multi-center study revealed that lavender has a significantly positive effect on Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In fact, the study indicated that lavender treated generalized anxiety comparably to common benzodiazepines like Lorazepam.
  • Another study observed staff in a hospital setting where lavender oil was being burned. Almost 90 percent of the staff reported that the aroma improved the overall work environment with a calming effect.

In regard to depression:

  • One study investigated the impact lavender could have on depressed mood in female patients being treated with chronic hemodialysis. Diffusing lavender essential oil significantly increased mood levels.
  • Another study took 28 high-risk postpartum women and discovered that by diffusing lavender in their home they had a notable drop in anxiety and postnatal depression after four weeks of aromatherapy treatment.

Rocky Mountain LavenderHow to Use Rocky Mountain Oils For Stress and Mood

As we’ve noted, using your Rocky Mountain lavender can have a profound impact on your state of mind. But there are several other oils in your Rocky Mountain collection to use for these symptoms.

For anxiety, other oils to consider are:

  • Frankincense
  • Vetiver
  • Bergamot
  • Marjoram
  • Geranium

For depression:

  • Orange
  • Ylang ylang
  • Rose
  • Lemon
  • Chamomile

Now, to get the best out of your Rocky Mountain oils, it’s important to use them in the most effective manner.

There are several ways to apply aromatherapy. And depending on the benefits you are looking to gain, some applications are better than others.

In terms of anxiety and depression, here are a few great ways to apply your lavender:

  • Diffuse a few drops in your office or home.
  • Diluting with a carrier oil, apply topically to your chest, bottom of your feet, and back of your neck.
  • Add one or two drops to a diffuser bracelet or necklace to enjoy your lavender aroma all day long.

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