Maintaining a positive attitude is something we all strive for. But sometimes, the stresses of everyday life (or, unprecedented times like the current pandemic!) can bring our mood and energy levels down. When we don’t take steps to reduce this negative energy, it can leave us feeling irritable, frustrated and upset – which in turn, hurts our overall health and wellbeing.

So how can we boost our mood and maintain a positive, joyful attitude? Aromatherapy is one great way to promote feelings of happiness and self-care. If you’re currently looking for the best essential oils to lift your mood, keep reading for a few of our favourites (including our top tips on how to use them).

Can essential oils change our mood?

Yes! Essential oils can influence our mood by stimulating our sense of smell, which taps into the emotional side of our brain. Our sense of smell is extremely sensitive, and sends messages to the “limbic lobe” of our brain. This limbic lobe is directly connected with the parts of our brain that control things like stress, hormone levels, breathing and more. Aromatherapy and the practice of using essential oils can help us shift our mood by sending specific signals to our brain.

When it comes to influencing our mood, different essential oils are linked to different emotions. So which essential oils can help us experience feelings of joy and positivity?

The following essential oils are best known for their uplifting properties:

These essential oils can be used individually, or mixed together to create an uplifting essential oil blend!

How to use essential oils for joy and positivity

Essential oils are a fantastic addition to your daily self-care routine. It’s so important to take time out each day to focus on your mental health, even if it’s just a few quick minutes of mindfulness. 

There are so many ways to use the essential oils listed above to boost your mood each day, such as:

  • Create your own roller blend and massage gently into your wrists and soles of feet (with the help of a carrier oil such as coconut oil). Inhale from your wrist throughout the day when you feel your mood and energy levels are dropping.
  • Set your intention for the day by diffusing your favourite essential oils in an essential oil diffuser throughout your home and/or workplace. 
  • Diffuse your favourite uplifting essential oils while meditating
  • Wear an aromatherapy necklace or bracelet
  • Or add a few drops of your chosen essential oil to a relaxing bath soak at the end of the night!

Incorporating essential oils into your everyday routine can help you promote a more positive and joyful state of mind. Get started with our range of essential oils online, and notice the difference in your mood and energy! You can also shop our essential oil diffusers and accessories to complete your kit, with AfterPay and ZipPay available on all purchases.

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