6 Essential Oils For Cleansing Negativity And Banishing Depression
Have you ever been around a person (or people) that just…give off a lot of negative or unpleasant energy? Or in a tense situation where there’s so much toxic energy that you can’t think straight? If you’re an empath, you most likely deal with these situations and people much more often than you’d like to admit.
But even those of you that only experience this occasionally could benefit from knowing about these negativity-wicking oil! So without further ado, let’s roll right into the list (and don’t worry about being left alone to find these oils yourself; I am providing links to these oils for purchase).
Note: all essential oils should be diluted with water or mixed with a carrier oil before being applied directly to the skin. Some oils, such as rose and peppermint, are mild enough to be applied directly without being diluted or mixed if you need the oils now; but oils like tea tree are too potent to be directly applied to the skin alone and can cause burning. Never ingest any essential oils.
1. Lemon (and basically every other citrus)
Ah, lemon. I don’t know about you, but I love the smell of lemon. No wonder so many household products incorporate this scent, it helps alleviate pain, reduce stress, decrease anxiety, improve mood, and so much more. Like most (if not all) oils on this list, lemon can be mixed with other oils to increase effectiveness/improve smell or used alone with a carrier oil/diluted with water. Lemon is a great go-to for when you need a pick-me-up during those hard days or even when you’re simply feeling a little more blah than you’d like.
You can purchase some lemon oil here:
Bonus: Lemon Oil Blend for Getting Rid of Sadness
Diffuse the blend in a diffuser or mix with a carrier oil (such as jojoba, almond, or coconut) to apply to the skin. Apply to behind the ears, chest/between the breasts, and inner wrists.
Cypress is one of those oils that can be used for many things. It does everything from healing and disinfecting wounds to decreasing anxiety and improving mood. Cypress is definitely one of the most underappreciated heroes of the alternative medicine world. Because of its mood-enhancing properties, Cypress does an excellent job of repelling negativity and helping release stagnant negativity in the aura.
You can purchase Cypress oil here:
Bonus: Cypress Blend for Positive Thinking
I am sure most of you recognize this oil from the Bible. It was one of the three gifts brought to Jesus (the other two being gold and frankincense) by the Three Wise Men/Three Kings soon after His birth. If this oil is good enough to be bestowed upon Jesus himself, it must be pretty dang good. And it is. It’s the most used oil in the world and for good reason. It’s used to treat hypothyroidism, treat mouth and teeth problems, to calm and relax, and to disinfect. Just the sacredness of and connection to Abrahamic religion’s Lord and Savior is enough to drive negativity far away for some people. Of course, this depends heavily on what you believe in. But the good feelings and calmness Myrrh invokes is enough to drive away bad feelings for most.
You can buy Myrrh here:
Bonus: Witch’s Brew Uplifting and Calming Blend
- 2 drops of Patchouli
- 2 drops of Cinnamon Leaf
- 1 drop of Cedarwood
- 1 drop of Frankincense
- 1 drop of Myrrh
- 1 drop of Sandalwood
Diffuse the blend in a diffuser.
4. Palo Santo
For those of you out there that practice smudging and other forms of cleansing, Palo Santo is a familiar name. Most know it as the little wood sticks you smudge with, but did you know it is also in oil form? Meaning you can take that smudging power with you wherever you go; no flames or smoke required! Palo Santo, aka Holy Wood for it’s spiritual uses, can be used for cleansing negative energy from people and spaces, invoking a calm feeling, helping respiratory conditions, and aiding digestion.
You can buy Palo Santo here:
Bonus: Palo Santo “Peace of Mind” Blend
- 4 drops of Frankincense
- 3 drops of Palo Santo
- 2 drops of Jasmine
- 2 drops of Cedarwood
Diffuse the blend in a diffuser or mix with a carrier oil (such as jojoba, almond, or coconut) to apply to the skin.
5. Juniper Berry
The oils from these blueberry wanna-be’s have so many good benefits; such as being a stimulant that helps depression and fatigue. The oil is also antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, antirheumatic, and a tonic (amongst a long list of other medicinal terms). This a good oil to go to for seemingly anything.
You can buy Juniper Berry here:
Bonus: Juniper Berry Calming Blend
Diffuse the blend in a diffuser or mix with a carrier oil (such as jojoba, almond, or coconut) to apply to the pressure points.
This is one of my favorite oils! The smell, cooling sensation, and the feeling of happiness is wonderful! It reminds of Winter time and baking. I personally use this oil when I am overheating, nauseated or upset about something; and it works every time. My favorite oils to mix with Peppermint are Spearmint, Vanilla, Jasmine, Lavender, Ginger, Sandalwood and Cedarwood. Peppermint is wonderful for repelling bugs, disinfecting wounds, relieving allergies, relieving headaches, treating nausea, and for treating dandruff.
You can buy Peppermint Oil here:
Bonus: “Peppermint Love” Blend for Stress Relief
Diffuse the blend in a diffuser or mix with a carrier oil (such as jojoba, almond, or coconut) to apply to the wrists, temples and abdomen.
A Final Word
These are only a few of the many oils that could be used for repelling negativity and helping depression; so I encourage all of you to experiment with your own oil choices and blends! Essential oils can be applied to various points on the body so the bloodstream takes them to specific organs, but it’s very important to research the best oils for your needs and where to place them. If you don’t want to apply the oils to your body, you can diffuse them to reap their benefits that way. Always remember to be safe when trying any medicinal herbs or oils not recommended by a doctor.
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