Mood swings of course are not themselves a health concern
but rather a symptom of something else occurring in the
body. It is best to understand the root cause of the mood
swings. Some of the underlying causes include a variety of
pharmaceutical medications that may be prescribed for birth
control, depression, hormones, pain and many different
disorders. Mood swings may also be associated with
depression, bipolar disorder and a number of times in life’s
cycle when there are hormonal changes from PMS to menopause.
Beyond this some people are affected by seasonal changes,
family situations or other stresses in life.
This is a video webinar featuring Laura Jacobs speaking of the Mood
Many suggest Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV) as a
nutritional foundation and 2 drops Frankincense under the
Diffuse oils below or apply topically behind the ears, on
wrists or bottoms of feet 2 - 3 times per day.
Hormonal - (now A Women's Monthly Blend),
Other - Grounding Blend, Invigorating Blend, Joyful Blend (Elevating Blend), Calming Blend. Choose the blend based on your
fundamental mood needs. Watching the webinar on the mood
matrix on the Summary page will give helpful insights.
I have had many experiences with
(...) essential oils in the last few
months and I would like to share them with
I have used a variety of blends and oils
(Calming Blend, Grounding Blend, Frankincense, Joyful Blend (Elevating Blend),
Lavender, Peppermint, etc.) when a
friend/family member or I was down or
stressed. THEY REALLY HELP! My mom was
immediately relieved the morning of her
wedding after a hectic week and a chaotic
morning (The wedding went great, and she was
in a wonderful mood, thanks to (...))! I
have pulled myself out of stressful
situations and bad moods many times! They
just make you feel better, even the stinky
ones. I smell them and apply them however it
feels right at that time, my neck, my head,
my feet, etc.
Nisa - Any
protocols for severe mood swings? Possibly PMS!
Pat - If the mood swings are hormonal I
would suggest (now A Women's Monthly Blend), if they are random mood swings then
Grounding Blend would be the ticket.
Josamali - I've
been on Prozac for a number of years to help level the
pendulum of my mood swings. The Prozac has helped
tremendously to keep my moods from fluctuating quite so
much, but I'm looking for a non-prescription alternative.
I have been using Grounding Blend and Calming Blend for a couple of
months, but haven't noticed much effect. I've also
tried the Peaceful Child Blend, but again, not much
difference. PCB is pretty stinky too. My kids don't
like it and keep asking me why I smell bad. (lol) My
anger issues began to seriously become an issue when I had
my second child and experienced a pretty severe case of
postpartum depression. That's when my doc prescribed
the Prozac. Since then I think my postpartum
depression has manifested itself by becoming anger,
impatience, irritability and general discontent. I am
terribly impatient with my children, my husband and myself.
My marriage is suffering as is my relationships with my
children. I am terribly restless, negative, irritable
and crabby. I don't sleep well either. I can get
to sleep, but wake up 7-8 times throughout the night and
never achieve any restful restorative sleep. I don't want to
have to get another prescription for Prozac, but I'm at my
wits end. Any suggestions would be greatly
Riki - I know you will find an oil to
help! Meanwhile, a handful of cashews has the same effect
as 5mg of Prozac.
Erika - Try the Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV) pack.
I know 2 people who have come off of their anti-depressants
with it. It did take a couple of weeks of being faithful to
the program but they are feeling better than ever and they
look forward to taking their daily doses. Have a healthy
Carly - Along with the LLV, which is
amazing, you may want to go for the Women's Health Kit, that
stuff will blow your skirt up! I feel so great since
starting it, sometimes I think I might jump out of my skin!
I believe a lot of my depression was hormonal. The
supplements/blends will balance those out, wherever they may
be. Joyful Blend (Elevating Blend) is an amazingly happy blend too, just a
sniff can perk me right up. Good luck and blessings to you
on your journey to real wellness!
Kelly - Wow, you could have been talking
about me! You might consider trying Whisper. I used whisper
for hormones and it really helped with the manic ups and
downs. I rubbed it behind my ears every time I needed it
and for sure at bedtime and in the morning. Now I don't
"need" it. I have heard people use Frankincense for their
depression as well, a couple drops under the tongue twice a
Editorial comment –
Here is a related comment.
Heather - I have a blend - I call "PMS
Blend" I developed for myself prior to (now A Women's Monthly Blend) and it works
better then (now A Women's Monthly Blend) for me as well as many other friends. It
has shortened the duration of periods, stopped the mood
swings and seriously reduced cramps as well as stops them.
I'd also recommend LLV. It would be worth getting some
tests run though to see what she has going on. I'd muscle
test her for Phytoestrogen. If she uses tampons I'd suggest
she consider switching to the DIVA cup. It's been
surprising the issues that have gone away with switching.
There are so many bad things in tampons. (bumps on legs
cleared, lessened cramps, lessened duration with some,
eliminates the smell, as well as given a sence of freedom as
it only needs to be dealt with in morning and evening)
My PMS Blend:
6 d Geranium
2 d Clary Sage
3 d Ylang Ylang
This gives you a sample size worth. If you double it
will fill a sample bottle. Which is what we carry in our key
chain kits in our family.
Apply to cramp area (tummy and lower back), wrists and
breath in. This blend has taken 2 week + periods down to 6
days, eliminated intense cramps and stopped crazy mood
swings and periods that pause in the middle.
This blend works for many better then (now A Women's Monthly Blend) while with
others (now A Women's Monthly Blend) works better. Note all the oils in this blend
are in (now A Women's Monthly Blend). Remember the problem did not start in a
single month and it won't resolve in a month. Yet benefits
should be felt immediately if dealing with cramps and moods
as well. I developed the blend for cramps with the hope it
would assist with the other area and it continues to
Michele - I had
foot surgery in August after injury in May. I had
quite a bit of hardware put in my foot, 5 pins and a plate
with screws. It was put in top of my foot and my foot
is in a cast, which covers my toes as well. So my
problem. Lyrica was prescribed and for the first month
it worked now, it is not working and it has made me
incredibly miserable. Beyond that I can only reach my
toes and maybe a half inch behind toes because of cast.
My pain is all the way up my foot. How can I get the
oils to my foot with the cast and I really don't want to
call doctor because I know they will just prescribe more
medications. Please offer your advice!! I am
truly in need of it!!
Pat - You can treat topically just apply
the oils to your toes and it will go where it needs to. Use
Helichrysum and Frankincense at least twice a day. Also a
couple drops of Frankincense under the tongue will help with
Michele - Thanks for your advice. I have
started taking the lyrica again, using the Frankincense and
Helichrysum and then using the Invigorating Blend and Calming Blend for
mood in my diffuser. Much relief for pain and
mood swings. I am feeling much better, I think my body
just wasn't ready to give up on the lyrica yet.
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