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Is it safe to take lexapro along with doterra essential oils for depression?

I take Lexapro 20 mg for depression. recently a friend introduced me doterra essential oils and said they could help me in a natural way. my question is it safe to take Lexapro and use topical essential oils together. I researched these oils and saw that they cross the blood/brain barrier, which made me nervous. thanks for your help.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014
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there are 19 different essential oil that u can use with antidepressants. All these essential oils are safer to use. Essential oils have a direct and profound effect on the deepest levels of the body, emotions, and psyche. Through inhalation, essential oils have a strong and immediate influence. Passing through the capillary beds of the sinuses and activating the olfactory nerves, volatile plant oils enter the brain, producing direct and powerful systemic effects – the most immediate being on the emotions. doterra essential oil helps in elevation of mood and help in making u calm. They act by fragrance effect through which they increase the blood circulation in brain, but it cause no side effect. It would help u to get better response with drugs.

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Is it safe to take lexapro along with doterra essential oils for depression?

hi thanks for using healthcare magic there are 19 different essential oil that u can use with antidepressants. All these essential oils are safer to use. Essential oils have a direct and profound effect on the deepest levels of the body, emotions, and psyche. Through inhalation, essential oils have a strong and immediate influence. Passing through the capillary beds of the sinuses and activating the olfactory nerves, volatile plant oils enter the brain, producing direct and powerful systemic effects – the most immediate being on the emotions. doterra essential oil helps in elevation of mood and help in making u calm. They act by fragrance effect through which they increase the blood circulation in brain, but it cause no side effect. It would help u to get better response with drugs. thanks