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The Connection Between Declining Hormones and Depression

Depression is one of those not-so-pleasant symptoms of hormonal fluctuations that we don’t like to talk about.  Everyone is always telling us to think positive and look on the bright side. We’re worried that no one wants to hear how we really feel, so we put on our happy face and hide the fact that we’ve been struggling for some time now with feeling depressed, fatigued, overwhelmed, and we’ve lost interest in life.  You may be asking yourself, “How did I get here? Why do I feel so bad?” If you’re between the ages of 35-50 (or somewhere in that neighborhood) then your hormones are most likely to blame. Your reproductive hormones are fluctuating, and ultimately beginning to or finishing their decline to menopause. It can be a difficult time.  But it doesn’t have to be.

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Grapefruit Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Essential oils have truly nourishing properties, and grapefruit is no exception. Grapefruit essential oil is one of the most refreshing and uplifting essential oils on the planet, and doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade is the purest grapefruit oil on the market. Grapefruit oil is well known as an energizer and invigorator, a mood booster, a metabolism supporter, and as a purifying/detoxifying oil. The oil is cold-pressed from the grapefruit rinds, which gives it that fresh citrus scent with a hint of bitterness, just as a fresh grapefruit would.  Truly an oil of many purposes, I’m excited to share with you a few of my favorites uses and recipes for grapefruit essential oil.

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Citrus Essential Oils: Instant Mood Boosters

Some of the most powerful, instant mood boosters are essential oils, specifically citrus oils. They are “Happy Oils” in my book and allow for the wonderful re-boot we all need.

Simply breathing in citrus essential oils (lemon, orange, grapefruit and bergamot) in aromatically can balance neurotransmitters and boost the feel-good endorphins that promote a sense of well being and happiness.

Check out my favorite essential oil for adding extra abundance in my day and other ways to use them besides breathing them in in this video blog.

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