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5 Essential Oils to Boost Your Mood

5 Essential Oils to Boost Your Mood

By Monet Moore Posted on

Aromatherapy is the practice of aromatics like essential oils to affect mood. It’s use goes all the way back to 1937 when a French chemist used lavender oil to help remedy a burn. Today aromatherapy is used throughout the world as a means of relaxation. Today we’re going to break down five essential oils that you need to boost your mood. 

Lavender

Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils used in aromatherapy. It is derived from the Lavender flower is a genus of 47 species in the mint family grown all over the world. The plant itself loves rocky or sandy terrain with plenty of sunlight and dry air. Lavender is typically used to treat anxiety and insomnia. It is known to be incredibly calming, inducing feelings of peacefulness and relaxation. 

Peppermint

Peppermint is naturally found growing in North America and Europe. The plant itself has a variety of purposes, but the oil extracted is most popular. Peppermint is not only a great breath freshener, but can improve concentration and attitude. Putting a few drops of this in an oil diffuser to give yourself energy, reduce nausea or allergies, and improve attitude. 

Lemon

Lemon is one of the most used fruits worldwide, mostly for its ability to enhance just about any dish. However, lemon oil, extracted from the lemon peel, has been rising in popularity. Several studies have suggested that lemon oil is a viable way to relieve anxiety and stress. It invigorates and enhances your mood, giving you feelings of warmth and relaxation. Not to mention increased alertness!

Jasmine

Jasmine oil comes from the small white Jasmine flower, which grows in many tropical climates. It’s a very popular fragrance that has been used worldwide. Jasmine oil has been known to help reduce depressive symptoms when dispensed as aromatherapy. It can increase blood oxygen flow, blood pressure, and breathing rate. Users reported feeling more alert and relaxed. 

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang (EE-LANG EE-LANG) comes from the tree of the same name which grows in the rainforests of Asia and South Pacific islands. It is mainly used for medicinal purposes, as well as aromatherapy. Ylang Ylang is a calming and relaxing sedative, acting as an antidepressant. 

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