5 Essential Oils to boost your mood this spring season
Whether you’re struggling with the lockdown blues or feeling a little lethargic in your home office, we all need a lift sometimes. But instead of grabbing your third instant coffee of the morning, why not try something a bit more wholesome. Read on for 5 essential oils to boost your mood…
Aromatherapy probably isn’t the first thing you’d think of when hoping to supercharge your mood. However, the essential oils are hugely varied in terms of the benefits they can bring.
It’s true that scents such as lavender and Rosemary promote a stillness that can help with stress and anxiety relief, but opposing oils can actually boost your energy levels and help you to feel more positive.
To help you out, we’ve put together a round-up of the best essential oils to lift your mood and help you to feel your best self
ROSEMARY: To clear Brain Fog
Rosemary is a fragrant herb and the perfect energy booster. Forget a quick shot of espresso, this essential oil is an amazing shortcut to clearing that foggy morning brain. This handy oil has a number of health benefits. It can help to improve your focus, memory retention, target headaches, fight physical exhaustion and support a better headspace.
PEPPERMINT: To Revitalize
If you’re after a second oil to support and amplify the effects of rosemary, we’d recommend peppermint oil. Best bought in a mist or bottle, a quick spray or sniff can help to pick-up your energy levels and take the edge off any stress you may be feeling. You can top up your peppermint fix throughout the day to ward off any caffeine urges.
YLANG YLANG : To curb Negative Thoughts
Ylang ylang essential oil is obtained from the sweetly aromatic tropical ylang ylang tree, and is a popular floral perfume ingredient, likely because of its ability to curb negative thoughts and stress.Ylang ylang is one of the most luxurious-smelling essential oils and it also happens to be very beneficial for your nervous system as well. Use a carrier oil or lotion, and rub a few drops of the oil directly on the wrists, neck, feet and behind the ears (trigger points) to improve mood and reduce feelings of irritability.
LEMONGRASS: To awaken
If you want an essential oil to lift your mood instantly, you could try lemongrass essential oil. Adding this oil to your diffuser or simply in the palm of your hand can help to shift that cloudy mindset. It's light, fresh, Citrus aroma awaken the senses and clears the mind and any anger you may be stewing on.It leaves you with the rejuvenating and stimulating experience, boosting inspiration and improving mental clarity. It can be used to help you move on from a bad mood and start again afresh. We suggest carrying lemongrass essential oil around with you. After all, you never quite know when stress will strike. Inhale it when you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed and it’ll help to break that circuit.
LAVENDER: To Calm
Lavender essential oil is made from lavender flowers and has a sweet-smelling aroma. This oil is a great mood enhancer because of its calming effects. Typically, you would use lavender when you are upset, depressed or have anxiety. It helps clear the stress and essentially gives you a pick me up. It’s not an overpowering aroma either, it is quite light and pleasant.