7 Essential Oils that may help those living with Dementia. Ideal for use in Cold Diffusers, Reeds, burners and Pot Pourri.      

 

Here are oils that have been shown to be effective in treating and controlling different symptoms of dementia:

 

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  1. Lavender  

Lavender is thought to be calming and able to balance strong emotions. It has also been used to help with depression, anger and irritability, and can help in some cases of insomnia. Lavender can be directly inhaled, used with a massage oil or sprayed on linens.

  1. Peppermint    

Peppermint is an energiser and can be used to stimulate the mind and calm nerves at the same time. Best used in the morning, peppermint oil can be inhaled directly, diffused in a room, used with a massage oil, sprayed in the air or even placed in a bath.

  1. Rosemary   

Similar to peppermint, Rosemary is an uplifting oil used to stimulate mind and body. It may even improve cognitive performance and mood. Rosemary has also been known to ease constipation, symptoms of depression and also reinvigorate the appetite. Rosemary oil can be directly inhaled, diffused through a room or used as a spray.

  1. Bergamot   

Bergamot can be used to relieve anxiety, agitation, mild depression and stress. This mood elevating and calming oil can also be used to relieve insomnia. To use bergamot oil, place a few drops in a bath, used with a massage oil, diffuse through a room or use a spray on clothing or linens.

  1. Lemon   

While lemon oil may be among the more expensive oils, it is also one of the most studied and more effective oils. It has been shown to help calm and relax people who are dealing with anxiety and insomnia, improve memory and ease indigestion. Lemon oil can be dropped into a bath, inhaled directly, diffused, sprayed or applied  to the skin mixed with a carrier oil.

 

  1. Ylang Ylang   

Ylang Ylang oil can help ease depression while also promoting good sleep. This is a great oil not only for a person living with Alzheimer’s, but also for caregivers struggling with restlessness and lack of sleep. Ylang Ylang is often combined with lemon oil and can be placed in a bath, inhaled, diffused or sprayed.

  1. Ginger

Ginger oil is helpful for anyone struggling with digestive issues. Commonly used to treat a loss of appetite and constipation, ginger can help promote good eating habits. Ginger oil can be applied mixed with a carrier oil directly to the skin as an abdominal massage, inhaled, diffused, sprayed or placed on a compress.

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