You’ve probably heard us go on about the variety of ways you can put your essential oils to use. One of our favorites, however, is aromatherapy. Aromatherapy generally refers to the use of aromas – in our case, the natural aromas of essential oils – to enhance your mood and overall sense of wellbeing. Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe are beginning to bring to turn to the mood-boosting powers of essential oils for their day to day needs. Why? Because they work!

 

Peppermint Essential Oil for Stress 
Whether you’re overwhelmed with work, restless with anxiety or just simply wound too tight – look no further than Peppermint Essential Oil. Studies have shown that inhaling the oil’s fresh minty scent noticeably slows down the heart rate and lower your body’s stress levels. Inhaling the aroma of Peppermint essential oil has even been proved to help reduce headaches.

 

Lemon Essential Oil for Clarity and Energy
Naturally antibacterial and a known stimulant, inhaling the citrusy aroma of Lemon Essential oil is a great way to clear your mind and reinvigorate your senses. The fresh scent helps combat moodiness and quell any frustration or anger you may be feeling. Given its natural antibacterial properties, use lemon oil to make a DIY sanitizer for a 2-in-1 wellness boost.

 

Sweet Orange Oil to Awaken and Uplift
Oranges contain a chemical called Limonene which is known to help soothe anxiety and relieve stress. The energizing fragrance of this essential oil also calls all of your senses to attention when inhaled, making it an excellent mood lifter and soul rejuvenator. Between its stress reducing qualities and its energizing scent, Sweet Orange Oil is a great way to lift yourself out of a spiritual or emotional funk.

Whether you’re feeling down or just need a little pick-me-up, we hope we’ve inspired you to turn to essential oils as an all natural form of aromatherapy. Have you tried any of these? What’s your favorite mood-boosting essential oil?

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