Harnessing Happiness: Elevate Your Mood with Pure Essential Oils
Do you want to be happy? The answer will always be a big YES for everyone and that includes you who is reading this blog and also true for me writing this blog.
“Happiness is the highest form of health.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
Happiness is a state of being that we all strive for. Happiness brings joy, contentment, and a sense of fulfilment to our lives. It also has a powerful role to play in our emotional health, physical health, relationships, productivity and quality of life.
What contributes to our overall happiness ? Many factors do contribute, but what we will essentially discuss here in this blog is the connection between pure essential oils and happiness, uncovering how these natural aromas can positively impact our spirits.
The Science of Smell and Emotions: The plant kingdom gives us these lovely essential oils that have a way of connecting with our mind at an astonishing speed. Our olfactory system, responsible for our sense of smell, is intricately connected to the brain's limbic system, which controls emotions and memories. Inhaling the distinctly beautiful aroma of pure essential oils triggers a response in the limbic system, leading to the release of neurotransmitters and mood-altering effects.
Each individual is wired differently and responds differently to different aromas and therefore, one needs to find what works for them by experimenting a little (or more), before finally arriving at a choice which works best. After all, happiness counts !
Some of the renowned essential oils for happiness are compiled below:
1.) Balancing Floral Bliss: Lavender, Rose, Jasmine
Floral essential oils have a profound impact on our emotional well-being. Lavender essential oil is known for its calming properties, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Rose essential oil offers a delicate and uplifting aroma that can enhance feelings of love and happiness. Jasmine essential oil has a natural aroma that’s both divine and sensual. Incorporate these floral gems into your self-care routine through diffusing, adding to bathwater, and / or creating personalized body products.
Citrus essential oils are known for their uplifting and invigorating properties. ORANGE, LEMON, BERGAMOT and Grapefruit essential oils contain naturally occurring compounds that boost mood and promote positivity. Diffuse these oils in your living / work space or add a few drops to your morning shower routine to start your day with a burst of happiness.
2.) Joyful Citrus: Orange, Bergamot, Petitgrain, Lemon and Grapefruit:
3.) Adding Spice to life: Cinnamon and Ginger
Spicy essential oils like CINNAMON and GINGER can evoke a sense of warmth and joy. These oils are known for their energizing and invigorating properties, helping to combat fatigue and uplift the spirits. Diffuse these oils during colder months or blend them with other oils to create a cozy and uplifting ambience.
4.) Grounding Woody Aromas: Cedarwood and Patchouli:
Woody essential oils, such as CEDARWOOD and PATCHOULI, have a grounding effect on the mind and body. These oils promote feelings of stability, peace, and inner harmony. Diffuse these oils during meditation or relaxation practices to cultivate a sense of happiness and well-being.
5.) Blissful Serenity: Ylang Ylang and Geranium:YLANG YLANG and Geranium essential oil possess harmonizing and balancing qualities that can help alleviate feelings of anxiety and promote emotional stability. These oils have a delightful floral scent that can enhance relaxation and create an atmosphere of tranquility. Diffuse these oils in your bedroom or add a few drops to a carrier oil for a calming massage experience.
6.) Uplifting naturals: Lemon Eucalyptus & Juniper BerryJUNIPER BERRY & LEMON EUCALYPTUS work on creating space for positive energy by removing negative energies. Both have unique aromas that help seriously uplift the space. Diffuse these oils in your living room or add a few drops to a carrier oil for a uplifting massage experience.
7.) Opposites attract: Bergamot Mint & Petitgrain
BERGAMOT MINT & PETITGRAIN essential oils are precious in so much as creating a very positive impact on the mind by reducing stress & anxiety, and promoting a sense of wellbeing. Both have distinctly differing beautiful aromas. Diffuse these oils in your personal space / living room for creating a serene atmosphere.
Personalized Blends: Discovering Your Signature Scent:
Whether you diffuse 4 to 6 drops in a diffuser, or you make a massage blend by adding a total of 30-40 drops of essential oils in 50 ml CLEAR JOJOBA (or any other carrier oil of your choice), or put a couple of drops of essential oil in your bath water, experiment with different combinations of essential oils to create your personalized blends that resonate with your unique preferences.
Yes you can use more than one essential oil together like few drops from each in a diffuser, or more than one essential oil in your massage blend. And yes, you can blend flowery, citrusy & woody essential oils together.
Each person responds differently to aromas for each individual and his / her journey through this life is unique. Find the blend that uplift your spirits and bring a smile to your face. Once you do, we are sure it will make you very happy.
- Essential oils have the power to enhance our mood, promote emotional well-being, and elevate our happiness levels.
- Incorporating these natural aromas into our daily lives can create a positive and uplifting environment.
- Whether diffusing, applying topically, or adding to bath products, the journey to happiness can be enhanced with the scents and benefits of essential oils.
~ Christian Dior
Embrace the joy these lovely essential oils offer, and savor the blissful moments they bring to your life.
Experience the power of essential oils in cultivating happiness:
- Start by exploring different aromas and finding the ones that resonate with you
- Share your favorite blends and how they have impacted your mood and overall well-being in the comments below.
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Let essential oils be your aromatic allies on the path to lasting happiness!
- Make sure you are using only pure & natural essential oils, and not the synthetic or adulterated stuff.
- Little is more in the world of pure essential oils. Do not overuse.
- Essential Oils are not an alternative to medicine
- Trust your mind and discontinue anything that does not suit you.
- If you are considering application, do not exceed the recommended dilution ratios and do a patch test before use.
- We do not recommend ingestion of pure essential oils