Essential Oils: Depression and Anxiety (part 2)

In my last post, I gave you a bit of background on my struggle with depression/anxiety. I also mentioned that I’ve decided to try Young Living’s Essential Oils as a treatment option. Do I believe EOs have “power”? Well, plants do put off energy and many of them have healing properties. If you want to call this “power”, be my guest. I choose to believe that God has the power and can use the plants to administer it.

So, that being said, I searched online for an EO cocktail for depression and anxiety. I found this posted message. Immediately I ordered the two oils I didn’t already have (Harmony & White Angelica). I often include prayer as I apply oils. It might be something as simple as, “Lord, please make me more aware of your presence” (when applying Frankincense EO). Or “let this fight off the infection” when applying Thieves. I wholeheartedly believe the notion that “as a man thinks in his heart, so is he“. When I take in oils, I want to associate them with words, beliefs, and convictions that will benefit and not harm. God tells us to think about “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy”. (Philippians 4:8He created us and knows exactly how positive and negative thoughts impact us.

I’m going to give the recipe mentioned above, along with some of the things I pray as I apply them. I don’t quote this verbatim like some ritual. In fact, it’s different every day because it’s a conversation with God, but this will give you the jist.

VALOR® EO
– place one drop on your wrist and then rub both wrists together

Lord, help me be strong and courageous today. Help me turn all fear and dismay over to You. Make me aware that You are with me always. (Joshua 1:9)

HARMONY™ EO
– place one drop in your right hand and rub over your solar plexus

Lord, bring my hormones and cells into balance. Help me to live in harmony with myself and others. (Romans 12:16-17) Allow Your peace to guard my heart and my mind. (Philippians 4:7)

JOY™ EO
– place one drop in your right hand and rub over your heart

Lord, remove any grief or depression. Remind me that the joy of the Lord is my strength and my stronghold. (Nehemiah 8:10) Bestow on me a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning,and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. (Isaiah 61:1-3)

WHITE ANGELICA™ EO
– place one drop in your hand, rub hands together, and brush down your body (head to toe).

Lord, please protect my mind, body, and spirit (Psalm 91:11). Help me put on Your full armour that I may resist, stand, and fight. (Ephesians 6:10-18)

I guess that about sums it up. That’s how I apply prayer, scripture, and essential oils to this battle with depression and anxiety. I’ve been doing this for a couple of weeks now and I can tell a difference. Before I got the other two oils, I was already using Valor and Joy to combat these feelings and thought processes. I think the combo is more effective.

 

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If you decide to sign up with Young Living because of this post, please consider listing me as your Sponsor/Enroller. My ID is 1967271. Becoming a member allows you to order these EOs at wholesale prices.

 

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