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Depression antidote-long-term solutions: get plenty of sunlight, consume enough vitamin D (which can be found in salmon and mushrooms), magnesium-rich foods such as rice bran (has some of the largest amounts of magnesium per serving you can find), lavender, bananas, turmeric, dark chocolate, rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, chamomile, beans, lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, brown rice, collard greens, kale, spinach, unpasteurized cheeses, coriander, avocados, organic green and black teas, kava, passionflower.
****As long as they aren’t in essential oil form, many herbs are wonderful for ingesting in order to treat anxiety, containing enzymes that naturally interact with the body to produce endorphins.
*Some of these herbs can aid in aromatherapy. For instance, the essential oils derived from them can be mixed with carrier oils like sesame seed oil, unscented lotion, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.)
Recipe for paste/lotion to get rid of depression WARNING: IT CANNOT BE INGESTED (Created 4/3/2016):
You’ll need: clean hands, one small mixing bowl, organic lavender and pine essential oils, baking soda, distilled white vinegar, and unscented lotion (like nature’s gate), a desire not to eat it (especially before vinegar is added-it may smell good, but will endanger your internal organs).
In small mixing bowl, pour in baking soda so that bottom is mostly dusted with it (but not heaped-should be empty spaces still remaining). Pour in 5 drops of organic lavender essential oil, and repeat this with the organic pine essential oil. Carefully splash in about 1 tbsp of distilled white vinegar. Lightly sift the ingredients together by turning bowl in a clockwise motion, until the backing soda looks dissolved in the mixture. Now, squeeze unscented lotion bottle over bowl until about 2 tbsps is in there to the mix.
Medical benefits of White Vinegar: http://www.progressivehealth.com/acne-white-vinegar.htm