Did you know smells have a huge impact on our mental state? Depending on our likes and dislikes this one sense of ours can be used to make our everyday lives more productive and joyful. Smells are also very deeply linked with memories and feelings and can therefore trigger emotions in us.
Some Essential Oils and natural aromas when diffused instantly uplift our mood, any guesses on which kind? Think fruits! How does it feel to peel an orange? The refreshing citrus burst is bound to put a smile on your face.
Here are the top 5 Essential Oils to uplift your mood!
Its sweet, citrus, bright aroma fills our senses with hope and joy. This essential oil is cold pressed from the fresh fruit rind of Citrus Sinensis plant. Its known for its antidepressant and sedative properties. It is also researched to be an immunostimulant. When diffusing Orange Essential oil it will fill your home with a sense of peace and creativity. Keep in mind Orange Essential Oil does not diffuse very strongly when alone, therefore blend it with essential oils such as Lavender, Cinnamon, Peppermint or Cypress to enjoy its aroma fully!
You will love the extraordinary peppery and fruity-green aroma of Petitgrain Essential Oil! Its steam distilled from the leaves and green twigs of the Citrus aurantium tree. Due to its exotic aroma it has been used widely for perfumery purposes. It has a calming; centering and uplifting effect and can be diffused at any time through the day. It promotes relaxation, stress relief, deep sleep and has restorative effects on the mind. It is also known to inspire sensual moods. It diffuses beautifully with Lavender, Geranium, Clary Sage, Juniper Berry and Cypress Essential Oils.
Due to its sunny, sweet and tarty aroma it is the world’s most adored citrus oils. It is cold pressed from the fresh fruit rind of Citrus bergamia fruit. The fragrance of bergamot has been enchanting people for centuries due to which it has been widely used in perfumery and confectionery. Bergamot is powerful mood stabilizer. It can calm agitated children, is great for promoting clarity and uplifts the mind. Apart from being a great choice for your diffuser, its very nourishing for your hair and infuses shine and luster. Keep in mind Bergamot Essential Oil does not diffuse very strongly when alone, therefore blend it with essential oils such as Lavender, Marjoram, Frankincense or Ylang Ylang to enjoy its aroma fully!
The bright, tangy and zesty aroma can soothe our fatigued mind. It is cold pressed from the lemon peels of Citrus limonum plant. This Essential oil when used leaves behind its liveliness and its sparkling and refreshing spirit. Its familiar and cherished aroma helps increase mental clarity and elevates mood instantly. Apart for its benefits for the mind, Lemon Essential Oil is used in making DIY cleaning supplies and leaves your home sparkling clean and smelling amazing! Keep in mind Lemon Essential Oil does not diffuse very strongly when alone, therefore blend it with essential oils such as Lavender, Peppermint, Spearmint or Geranium to enjoy its aroma fully!
The sweet, invigorating and sparkly aroma of this Essential oil has the amazing ability to renew the spirit and balance emotions. Grapefruit Essential Oil It is a mild euphoric and it can soothe, uplift and help balance a tired and overstimulated nervous system. Using Grapefruit Essential Oil can ease tensions and bring in a new joyful perspective to life. When used in skincare, it is known to help with supple and clear skin. Keep in mind Lemon Essential Oil does not diffuse very strongly when alone, therefore blend it with essential oils such as Basil, Palmarosa, Lavender or Ylang Ylang to enjoy its aroma fully!
Being members of the citrus family, all these essential oils may be photo-toxic; therefore, avoid UV exposure for at least 8 hours after topical application.
So whether you are feeling anxious, low, upset, lost…. These Essential Oils are sure to lift your spirits and infuse a sense a playfulness and joy.
When blending Essential Oils please keep in mind the dilution ratio, 3 to 5% dilution in a base or carrier oil, refer to the attached dilution chart in the link below to understand the number of drops.
For Facial Skin – 0.7 to 2%
Body Massage – 1.5 to 3%
Pain Relief – 5 – 7%
(To make it easier mix about 50 drops of the Essential Oil in 50 ml of carrier oil for pain relief)
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