I’m not exactly used to feeling “good” (see Depression).
I normally self treat with aromatherapy, but my normal blend hasn’t been doing much for me recently (I’ve been going through a rough patch with the D), so I decided to play around and make myself a new spritz:
Wow, that stuff is AMAZING. The smell when I spray it on is divine and I can feel an almost immediate effect. And it’s really helping.
I experience a moment of bliss (actual bliss!!!) when I spray myself with it. The neroli is such a beautiful scent and the sandalwood just blasts me while the bergemot is sooo calming.
And it’s helping day-to-day with the D, too. Faster than going back on anti-depressants would, and with less side effects. I don’t care if the improvement is due to the therapeutical properties of the oils, the psychological affect of the scent or just plain old placebo effect.
I’m definitely less anxious and more relaxed. I can definitely think and concetrate better, though I still lose words or my train of thought occasionally. I still feel like I’m dragging my limbs through quicksand, but I have energised enough to do normal things (like the vacuuming). My mood has lifted a bit overall.
This is unusual for me. Really unusual. I hope it continues.