Take a whiff to rev up your energy levels.Essential oils for Seasonal Affective Disorder may be used in one of the following ways:
Aromatherapy Massage – The recommended essential oil is blended with carrier oil and massaged all over the body.
The fragrance alleviates feelings of depression while the comfort of human touch evokes confidence and reassurance.
Diffusion – The physical environment is impregnated with the aroma of essential oils for a long-lasting and sustained effect. Use an aromatherapy diffuser: Fill the bowl with water, add 5-15 drops of essential oil, light the candle and enjoy.
Aromatherapy Baths –Fill your bath with warm water and add 10 drops of essential oil to it along with ½ cup unscented salt. This is one of the most important and effective forms of treatment in aromatherapy.
Avoid orange essential oil in the bath as it may irritate the skin.
Essential Oil Blend Recommendation: Citrus Delight Essential Oil Blend, Fiesta Essential Oil Blend
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References: Aromatherapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) by Wendy Gist.Listed in aromatherapy, originally published in issue 142 – December 2007
 5. Postolache T. Patients with Seasonal Affective Disorder Have Lower Odor Detection Thresholds Than Control Subjects. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 59: 1119-22. 2002.
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