Aromatherapy for Mood Management

Ever wonder why you feel more relaxed and calm while taking that bubble bath with all your scented bath oils and scented candled burning? Well the explanation as a result of multiple recent research studies and trials are in and here you have it.

According to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 63(7), aromatherapy has been concluded as a safe and effective treatment for the management of agitation in severe dementia. Per an article published in the 2014 volume 6 Nutrient Journal, lemon balm-containing foods appear to have anti-stress effects. The Journal of Clinical Oncology 25 (6), also reported effectiveness of aromatherapy massage in the management of anxiety and depression in patients with cancer in a multicenter randomized controlled trial.

As a result of these findings and likely benefit, numerous training in the field of psychiatry and psychology are being offers to mental health professionals to broaden their knowledge and encourage the use of the intervention in treatment with their clients. Some of the objectives of these training focus on learning to use essential oils for, Mood Management (Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Anger), Abuse/Emotional Healing, Substance Abuse/Addictions, Developmental Disorders, Behavioral Issues, Dementia to name a few.

So the next time you feel the need to relax and or calm down, grab your scented oil, candles, foods, flowers and other scented sensational items and indulge in a bit of aromatherapy. Your psyche will thank you for it!  

Happy relaxing to you!