Mood Boosting Essential Oils to Save a Moody Day!

 

Oftentimes, people associate a healthy mood with exercise, diet, and a good lifestyle. Little do they know is that there is another way to enhance their mood that can do even better than those three—and that is using essential oils.

Essential oils are concentrated extracts of plants that use the plants' natural fragrance or aroma to combat hundreds of health issues including stress and undesirable moods. These oils are a great solution to deal with such problems, as they deliver effects through the body's olfactory system.

 

How Essential Oils Affect Mood

 

Olfactory system, better known as the body's sense of smell, is the reason your body reacts to whatever you smell through your nose. When you inhale the aroma of an essential oil, you are absorbing the oil's molecules which are the tiny particles that trigger your olfactory system.

When your nose inhales the oil molecules, the special cells in your nose translate these oils as signals; and these signals are transmitted to the brain right away. The brain then tells the body to react according to the signals it received. Since the nose is located near to the brain, it does not take too long to accommodate these signals. This is the reason you quickly react to a perfume's scent or to a foul odor.

Furthermore, the essential oil's oil molecules directly target the limbic system of the brain or the area of the brain that is responsible for emotion, mood, and behavior; therefore, inhaling an essential oil's aroma is one of the fastest ways to deliver effects straight to the brain's mood-controlling system.

Though almost all essential oils are potent enough to affect your mood, there are select aromas that stand out from the rest—providing the best effects to your brain.

 

Bergamot

Bergamot oil has taken a role in a lot of studies regarding anxiety and depression. This oil stimulates mood by improving the body's blood circulation. Its fresh scent can trigger a happy or joyful feeling. It is highly recommended for people who want to lower their stress level. In fact, the oil, itself, is a natural antidepressant ingredient.

To use bergamot oil, it is best to rub about two drops into your hands. Cup your nose and mouth and slowly breathe in the aroma. You may also rub bergamot oil onto your stomach and feet. Or you could create an antidepressant essential oil blend made up of bergamot oil and other oils you want to mix it with.

 

Lemon

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Lemon's citrus scent is undoubtedly refreshing for the mind. This causes the mind and body to feel energized whenever the scent is diffused and inhaled. For this reason, essential oils that are made from lemon plant extract are often used by people who have lethargy issue, as these help them feel more active.

Lemon scent is best diffused and inhaled during the morning to start the day feeling energized. However, it is also great to use this essential oil during lazy afternoons or whenever you need to combat a sleepy mood.

 

Ylang Ylang

You can get rid of all the negative emotions by using Ylang Ylang. This essential oil has a sedative effect that is potent enough to help calm your mind; but, at the same time, is mild enough to not make you feel lethargic. It balances your brain's activity level to help you retain a calm and positive mood.

The scent of Ylang Ylang is also effective in releasing unwanted feelings such as anger, loneliness, jealousy, and even low self-esteem.

Ylang Ylang essential oils and blends are often used as massage oils. The feeling of the oil and scent, covering your body can greatly reduce stress. If you are not used to applying so much oil on your skin, you may simply diffuse an Ylang Ylang essential oil at home.

 

Lavender

You may think of lavender as an overrated ingredient but with the great effects it can deliver to the body, it deserves all the recognition. The aroma of lavender boosts mood by relaxing the mind and by helping it release more positive feelings. It also helps control stress hormones in the body.

 
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Additionally, lavender has long been used as a natural antidepressant, making it a good stress relief if you want to get a more positive mood. There are medicinal capsules, containing lavender essential oil, that are widely used as anxiety reliever.

Diffusing lavender essential oil at home is the best way to take in all the lavender's beneficial properties. You may also mix this versatile oil with any of the oils mentioned above and feel a better, synergistic mood lift.

 

Jasmine

Jasmine oils are natural antidepressant used to rid of negativities in mind. Jasmine transforms mood by toning down stress levels in the body and thereby giving way to a clearer mind.

Jasmine essential oils can calm the nerves in your body and uplift your mood by helping release rejuvenating effects in the body including a boost in both your confidence and optimism.

You may diffuse jasmine essential oils anytime of the day especially when you feel like your mood is starting to swing. You may also blend jasmine and lavender oils to soothe headaches and migraines.

 

These five natural extracts are the best essential oils for you as they cover everything you need to enhance your mood. However, there are a lot more essential oils out there which you can also try if you want. The thing is, when it comes to your mood, essential oils are your best bet and you fortunately have a wide range of options for that.

If you’re looking for a great site to find accessories to use along with your essential oil products, I suggest Got Oil Supplies. They have an extensive line of affordable and quality products from essential oil diffusers, roller bottles, labels, and many more.  My absolute favorite products are their gemstone roller bottle tops and their 10ml bottle key chain carrying case!

 

Emotional Detox with Essential Oils

Healing your negative emotions may be the most important thing you do to create radiant health, effortless joy, and lasting energy.  

There are so many wonderful ways to release trapped emotions.  The Emotion Code is one of the quickest, simplest ways.  EFT is another tool I use for myself and my clients on a daily basis.  Yoga, walking, time in nature, self care - all of it is important for your ultimate well-being!

But, did you know that essential oils are also powerful tools for releasing negative emotions and creating feelings of peace and joy?  

In this video, you will learn how to use essential oils to heal negative emotions and also how to anchor in positive emotions into your every day life.

This method of healing has become life changing for so many of my clients!

 

Looking for more resources on how to use essential oils for healing?

Essential Oils for Instant Energy

How To Use Essential Oils to Beat Sugar Cravings

Essential Oils for Emotional Balance + Immune Support

Simple Tools For Creating Radiant Health, Effortless Joy, and Lasting Energy

 

If you have more questions about essential oils or where to buy Young Living products, please contact me here.

 

Essential Oils for Instant Energy

“I feel sluggish and lethargic”

“It’s like I’m wearing a weighted vest and just don’t want to move”

“I have to use sugar or caffeine to just make it through the day”

“I hate sitting on the couch and watching my life pass by, just because I’m too tired to do anything”

“I feel heavy and lazy”

“I’m discouraged and frustrated that nothing seems to work for me”

Any of that sound familiar?  I spend years experiencing this personally, and now hear it from clients on a weekly basis.  It seems so many women are suffering from the effects of fatigue and low energy. 

 
 

When was the last time you jumped out of bed and felt excited for the new day? 

When was the last time you had time and energy to take care of yourself the way that you know you want to? 

How often are you relying on unhealthy stimulants to perk up during the day? 

How many nights have you gone to bed exhausted (even though you felt like you didn’t do much), and crossed your fingers for a better day tomorrow?

 

Essential Oils To The Rescue

Essential oils are an all natural, supportive way to boost energy levels and get you feeling better quick.  Rather than relying on unhealthy stimulants (caffeine, sugar) to keep you alter during the day, try a healthy essential oil routine!

I have healed myself of chronic fatigue, anxiety, and auto-immune disease.  Through the long journey to health, I discovered several different tools that boosted energy levels and pulled me out of that fog of fatigue.

 

The Best Oils for Instant, All-Day Energy

Joy – I tell most of my client to rub a drop of this over their heart every morning.  The Joy blend is a combination of several high vibration oils that uplift the emotions and spirit.  When you are feeling joyful, it’s hard to feel depleted and fatigued at the same time!

 

Lemon – I dare you to not feel awake and energized when you are using lemon oil!  In addition to adding it to my laundry and cleaning solutions, I love this one mixed in the diffuser.  Here are my favorite diffuser combos:

 

Happy and Energized:

1-2 drops lemon

3 -4 drops Joy

 

Awake and Clear:

3 drops lemon

3 drops peppermint

 

Peppermint – The cool, refreshing tingle of peppermint oil is sure to wake you up during that 3pm slump.  Here are my favorite ways to use peppermint.  Inhale a drop right from the bottle.  Drop a small bit onto your tongue (be careful – it’s powerful!) to clean your palate and banish brain fog.   Or, fill the whole house with uplifting refreshment through the diffuser!

 

Tranquil – This blend is good for when you are feeling appropriately tired (at bed time), but you can’t seem to settle down or turn your brain off.  I will put a little bit of this on the back of my neck before bed every night, and it guarantees me a deep, rejuvenating night’s sleep - exactly what you need for an energized tomorrow!

 

I recommend Young Living essential oils, purchased through an independent distributor.  If you would like to purchase these oils at the wholesale price, contact me HERE or contact your local Young Living distributor. 

 

Additional Resources

Why You Are Tired All The Time {and what to do about it}

Instant Energy Smoothie

Essential Oils to Beat Sugar Cravings 

Megan's Private Facebook Community

 

How To Use Essential Oils to Beat Sugar Cravings

Do you ever feel out of control around sweets?  Like, if you have one bite you won't be able to stop?  

Ever wish you had a tool you could pull out and use when a sugar craving hits, besides sheer willpower?!  Now you do!  Plant remedies (herbs, essential oils, flower remedies, homeopathic remedies) can be used for so many things.  In this case, we can use essential oils to support our hormones, digestion, and tastebuds to move past sugar cravings. 

 

For the simplest ways to create radiant health, effortless joy, and lasting energy CLICK HERE!

 

 

Post-Meal Craving Buster

This tip is for those who get those cravings right after a meal.  For me, it was a habit.  I always wanted a little something after lunch and dinner.  Long after I decided to replace my sugar habit with more loving self-care, my tastebuds were still craving sugar.   This tip did the trick – and still does!

 

1 drop therapeutic grade peppermint oil

 

Peppermint can clear out your sinuses, clear up your thoughts, and clean your palate.  Put one drop on the back of your clean hand and quickly dab the tip of your tongue on the spot.  Close your mouth and let the peppermint reset your tastebuds.  Make sure you wash any excess peppermint off your hand! 

If you don’t feel comfortable using the oil internally, you can always put a drop on your hands, cup your hands to your face, and inhale the oil. 

 

Sugar Craving Buster Oil Blend

These oils have been selected to offer support while breaking your emotional and physical sugar cravings.  

 

4 drops Bergamot (supports endocrine system and promotes a sense of calm and wellbeing)

3 drops Ocotea (supports balanced blood sugar levels)

7 drops Dill (sugar craving powerhouse, helps remove addiction to sweets)

You can put these oils into a 10ml roller bottle and fill remaining space with a carrier oil (I use fractionated coconut oil.  Rub a little on your wrists a couple times a day while you are shifting your sugar habits.  Then, you can use just as a craving hits. 

 

*Make sure you use therapeutic grade oils.  If you need help finding them, you can contact me or your local Young Living distributor.

 

Want More Support? 

Sugar cravings can be physical (lack of proper nutrients, neurotransmitter imbalance, or simple habit) or emotional (using sugar as comfort, joy, companionship, etc.).  If you want more support in healing sugar cravings and transforming your relationship with food, check out these other resources. 

Transforming Your Relationship With Food

Want to Kick Your Sugar Habit?  Do This First! 

Releasing Food Anxiety + EFT video

 

What have you done to help break the sugar craving cycle?