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15 Mood-Boosting Essential Oils for Relaxation, Focus, and Calm

15 Mood-Boosting Essential Oils for Relaxation, Focus, and Calm

Essential oils can have a powerful impact on your mood and emotions, especially when you’re feeling stressed from work or spread thin from managing all of daily life’s demands

Sometimes, building mini self-care moments in your day can be all that you need to find focus, recenter, and improve your energy levels, and essential oils can help to support you during these times and help you find balance. 

Here are 15 essential oils that can help boost your mood:


Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)

Lavender oil is widely recognized for its ability to promote relaxation and alleviate stress. Its aroma has a calming effect on the mind and body, and is often used as a natural remedy for sleep-related issues. To promote a more peaceful, deep sleep, try diffusing Lavender oil or adding a few drops to a pillow or bedding. You can also use it during your next massage or bubble bath to create a sense of calm and restoration. 



Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)

Peppermint oil has a stimulating, energizing effect on the mind, making it a great option for boosting your mental clarity when you start your day. If you have a busy schedule at work, inhaling its aroma can help enhance focus and concentration as you go from task to task or meeting to meeting. It may also aid in combating mental fatigue and boosting alertness. So the next time you want to grab an afternoon coffee, try using Peppermint instead! It might give you the boost you need.



Lemon (Citrus limon)

Lemon essential oil has a bright, citrusy scent and is known for its stimulating and energizing properties, making it a great option for improving focus, mental clarity, and concentration. It can be particularly beneficial when you need an extra boost of energy or productivity, like when you’re burning the midnight oil before a big deadline at work.  

Lemon essential oil is often found in skincare products due to its potential skin-brightening properties. When your skin is looking dull, lemon essential oil might be what you need to promote a more even skin tone and reduce blemishes or dark spots. 



Rose (Rosa damascena)

Rose essential oil is derived from the petals of roses and has a sweet, floral aroma. With its luxurious, rich, and intoxicating scent and numerous health benefits, rose is a great option for your daily perfume. We also recommend spritzing it around your home or your office because it can promote relaxation, well-being, and a sense of calm.  



Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

Bergamot essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to improve mood and reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. Its citrusy aroma is believed to have a calming effect on the mind, which can create emotional balance. Whenever you need a reset after a long day or a long week, try using a bit of Bergamot.



Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata)

Ylang-ylang essential oil is derived from the flowers of the Cananga odorata tree and has a sweet, floral fragrance. It is commonly used in perfumes and aromatherapy for its uplifting and soothing properties, making it a great option to add to a hot bath, diffuser, or as part of your bedtime routine. 

Our Evening Body Serum is infused with the sweet scent of Ylang-Ylang essential oil, plus Palo Santo, Jasmine, Cardamom, and Yuzu to alleviate the stress from your day and help you prepare for a restful, restorative evening. Even the most ambitious woman needs a touch of luxury and balance so she can show up as her best self, and using our serum is a quick yet calming practice that can recenter in the midst of life’s many demands. 


Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

Known for its woody, earthy aroma, Frankincense has been used for centuries in various traditional practices. It has a warm and grounding effect that can help you relax and take a mindful moment for yourself. If you practice mindfulness, the aroma of Frankincense  contributes to a serene, connected environment to support your meditation. 


Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

Clary Sage essential oil is sweet and herbaceous smelling, with calming properties that can reduce stress and anxiety. It can promote relaxation, uplift the mood, and ease feelings of tension and nervousness. Diffusing clary sage essential oil or using it in a massage blend can provide a sense of tranquility and promote emotional well-being.



Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

Geranium essential oil is derived from the leaves and flowers of the Pelargonium graveolens plant. It has a sweet, floral scent with a hint of herbal note, which can help to uplift your mood and foster a sense of well-being. 



Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum)

With its unmistakably rich and intoxicating scent, Jasmine is considered a sensual, romantic essential oil perfect for creating moments of connection and intimacy. It’s often used during massages to calm the mind and body, making it an awesome option for winding down and getting ready for bed. 

If you love the scent of Jasmine, then you’ll love our Evening Aromatherapy Candle. After a long, demanding day, our candle creates an oasis of calm and serenity by bathing your senses in the sweet, serene scent of Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, and other soothing essential oils that help to promote a sense of well-being. 



Even better, it comes with a ceramic clay keepsake vessel, which you can upcycle as a plant pot or pencil holder. The next time you’re looking to create a relaxing, sensual mood with jasmine, make sure you snag our Evening Aromatherapy Candle. 



Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum)

Sandalwood essential oil has been used for centuries in meditation and spiritual practices, as it’s believed to promote a sense of grounding, enhance spiritual awareness, and deepen meditation. The aroma of sandalwood oil can create a sacred and serene environment for contemplation and mindfulness, so consider bringing it into your meditation garden or incorporating it into your morning yoga routine!


Orange (Citrus sinensis)

Orange essential oil is known for its uplifting and energizing properties. If you’re experiencing fatigue or mental fog, its aroma can help to alleviate stress and tension, enhance your energy levels, improve mood, and promote a sense of positivity and well-being. 



Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

Patchouli essential oil is derived from the leaves of the Patchouli plant and has a rich, earthy, and musky aroma. Since it’s considered an aphrodisiac, adding a few drops of patchouli essential oil to a diffuser or using it in a massage blend can help set a sensual mood. It’s used in aromatherapy for its grounding and calming effects. 


Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)

Rosemary essential oil is associated with mental and emotional clarity, as it can help to clear the mind, promote rational thinking, and enhance problem-solving abilities. Inhaling Rosemary essential oil before a brainstorming session or meditation can foster mental clarity and creativity, so consider using it before a meeting where you’ll be exploring potential ideas and solutions with your team. 



Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

The fresh, invigorating aroma and therapeutic properties of Eucalyptus essential oil make it a popular choice in aromatherapy and natural health practices. It can also help relieve symptoms of congestion, coughs, colds, and sinusitis by clearing airways, loosening mucus, and promoting easier breathing. 




Adding essential oils for uplifting mood

The next time you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or simply spread too thin, essential oils can help you improve your mood, find clarity, and be your best self. Try adding them to your favorite diffuser or bubble bath (after adding to a dispersant such as milk or honey) to take advantage of their mood-boosting benefits!

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This article provides a valuable resource for those seeking natural ways to find relaxation and focus. The diversity of essential oils covered ensures there’s something for everyone’s preferences.
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