Living a happy, joyful and positive life is something we all desire. But sometimes, the stresses of everyday life or our surrounding environments can bring our mood levels down. It’s so important to be mindful of our mood, and take steps to reduce negative energy where possible.

Aromatherapy is one way to start promoting self-care and positive energy. If you’re currently looking for the best essential oils to lift your mood, keep reading for a few of our favourites (and some top tips on how to use them).

Can essential oils change our mood?

Essential oils work to change 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 directly connects with the parts of our brain that control things like stress, hormone levels, breathing and more.

Consequently, aromatherapy and the practice of using essential oils can help us shift our mood by sending signals to our brain.

So which essential oils are linked to feelings of joy and positivity? The following essential oils are best known for their uplifting properties:

How to use essential oils for positivity

Taking some time out of each day for self-care is absolutely essential, even if it’s just a few quick minutes of mindfulness in the morning or meditation session before bed. Essential oils can be a great addition to your daily self-care routine, with so many different ways to put them to use!

You could:

  • 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 as needed.
  • Diffuse your favourite essential oil (or a mix) in an essential oil diffuser throughout your home and/or workplace.
  • Wear an aromatherapy necklace or bracelet
  • Or add a few drops of your chosen essential oil to a relaxing bath soak

There are so many great ways to start incorporating essential oils into your everyday routine to 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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