Aromatherapy is not a new fad. It has been used for mind and body disorders for centuries. The simplified explanation is that specific aromas can work to reduce inflammation and other symptoms associated with physical and mental health issues.
Diffusing essential oils in your home, office, or even your vehicle can help maintain a certain level of balance and peace within your life. Essential oil benefits do not discriminate. Everyone can benefit from the powerful plant compounds found in mood boosting essential oils.
Most people start to use essential oils to address a physical ailment or complaint. The emotional benefits of essential oils are lesser known. If you want to take a deep dive into your emotions and essential oils, I highly recommend the book, Emotions and Essential Oils.
Essential oils can be very effective in addressing your emotional state. If you want just a sneak peek, click here to download a free ebook about the emotional benefits of essential oils.
Keep reading to discover how you can easily use certain essential oils to effectively boost your mood. Below you’ll find the top mood boosting essential oils that will help you feel happier and more relaxed in your everyday routines.
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Top 6 Mood Boosting Essential Oils
Orange Essential Oil
Think about the last time you peeled an orange. Remember that invigorating scent and how you felt at that moment. Did you feel uplifted? I work in a small office and every time someone peels an orange, someone makes a remark about how good it smells.
This is because the aroma of orange has been known to awaken your senses and mind all the while boosting your happiness.
Personally, I love to blend wild orange essential oil* with peppermint essential oil together. They have a beautiful synergy that is very energizing and uplifting. The simplest way to use them is to put one drop of each oil in the palm of your hand. Then rub your palms together, cup your hands over your nose and inhale deeply. This is the perfect antidote to the mid-afternoon slump.
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Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon is a popular spicy scent during the cooler fall and winter seasons. There’s a reason for this, cinnamon has been proven time and time again to lift energy levels, invigorate your senses and boost your mood.
The subtle, almost sweet scent of cinnamon essential oil can be diffused during the fall season to perk your mood during the cooler temperatures and shorter days.
I love to pair cinnamon essential oil* with lemon essential oil* and put it in my water. Lemon helps to detoxify and cleanse the body. Cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and boost metabolism. The taste is out of this world. The lemon is a little bit sour and the cinnamon is a little bit sweet, they go perfect together.
Jasmine Essential Oil
This mood boosting essential oil, jasmine, helps reduce symptoms of anxious feelings that can keep you from having a productive day.
Jasmine, like most floral oils, is precious and well known for its mood boosting capabilities. Why do you think flowers are sent to sick people in hospitals and to grieving families after a death? Because flowers lift our spirits. The potent essential oils from precious flowers have tremendous health and wellness benefits.
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Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil* is well known for its calming and relaxing properties. You’ve probably noticed how often it is used in over the counter products marketed to help you sleep better.
Using lavender essential oil in your oil diffuser is a very simple and effective way to promote a relaxed state of mind for maximum happiness. It also helps you sleep better so you can wake up feeling more energized.
Personally, I love to blend lavender oil with wild orange and diffuse it. I also like to add a drop of lavender essential oil to some raw honey and make a warm tea. I drink this at night to help my brain shut off and get ready for sleep.
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Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil*is cooling, energizing and invigorating. It is well known to help with digestion. Why do think some restaurants give out free mints after a meal?
It also helps with head and neck tension, giving quick relief when applied to your temples or back of your neck.
Peppermint is very powerful and can give you an immediate energy boost. I personally keep these little gems with me at all times.
When using peppermint essential oil, be sure to not get it in your eyes. I’ve done this by not being very careful when applying it to my temples to relieve head tension. It burns! Really bad!
Peppermint blends especially well with Frankincense. I love to use them in a roller ball bottle. I add 10 drops of peppermint and 10 drops of frankincense in a roller ball bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. I keep this one in my gym bag and use it before workouts.
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Sandalwood Essential Oil
If you’re struggling with concentration today, then you may want to give sandalwood essential oil* a try. It helps to reduce muscle tension, anxious feelings and boosts your mood.
The subtle woody scent of sandalwood can remind you of your childhood days of playing outdoors. The scent of sandalwood is very relaxing and calms your mind for a more peaceful day. Sandalwood, like all wood oils, is very grounding and relaxing.
Closing Thoughts and Further Information
This is just a small preview of how essential oils can be used to boost your mood. If you’re struggling to get through your day, a simple pick me up is just a bottle away. Essential oils are very empowering. Having them on hand and knowing how to use them is a very effective way to keep your family safe and healthy.
If you are ready to dive in and start using essential oils to support your family, I recommend this very trusted resource. Essential Oils for Abundant Living Masterclass.
If you have not yet started using essential oils and need to know where to begin, schedule a free call with me.
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