Essential oils for mood lifting

Written by: Nina Martí

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Essential oils for mood lifting

Thoughts have a strong power on our mood. When we think of things negatively it becomes challenging to have a positive outlook. Happy thoughts can have many different triggers: They may arise thanks to a nice dinner with friends, a phone conversation with a loved one, a crisp sunny morning, or a scent that reminds us of a delightful and comforting memory.

Smell, one of the five senses, plays an immense part in defining our mood. Research shows 75% of our daily emotions are affected by what we smell. As such, while an offensive odour will make us grimace, a pleasant aroma can have an uplifting effect as it allows the mind to wander, taking it to a peaceful place where it can be content.

Highly concentrated natural elixirs, essential oils bring unique scents to our everyday life, triggering the parts of our brain which control our mood and emotions.

If you are feeling blue, aromatherapy is an excellent and natural solution that will elevate your mood and support your mental wellbeing. Selected for their exhilarating properties, discover the best mood-lifting essential oils to feel your best self again.

Herbaceous essential oils

Crisp and grounding like an early morning in the spring or the smell of freshly cut grass, essential oils extracted from herbs bring positive thoughts to the mind and effortlessly boost the mood.

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Peppermint (Mentha piperita) - Essential oil to refresh the mind

Light, peppery and fresh, peppermint essential oil is nature’s minty essence of happiness. Energy booster, it revitalises the mind and awakens the brain. Invigorating, inhaling peppermint essential oil leaves the mind more alert, able to focus better and stay away from negative emotions.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) - Essential oil to clear the mind

Fragrant and filled with energy, rosemary essential oil is known to be a remarkable support to clear brain fog and create better headspace. Guiding the mind thanks to its stimulating properties, rosemary essential oil refreshes the soul, clearing it from worries and allowing it to reset its focus and stability.

Our MĀ Secret: Add few drops of Focus Master Blend made out of Rosemary, Peppermint and Lemon essential oils. Close your eyes, feel your mind elevate itself. Breath in. Smile.

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) - Essential oil to balance the mind

Floral and sweet, clary sage essential oil soothes any emotional distress, lowers the heart rate and alleviates stress. Through its delicate scent, it boosts confidence, mental strength and self-esteem, bringing back balance to your mental health and peace to the mind.

Blended together, these three oils bring a perfect combination to refresh the mind and boost the mood within a few moments.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum plant) - Essential oil to boost energy

Known as a powerful tool against chronic fatigue, basil essential oil provides many uplifting benefits. Stimulating and refreshing it increases motivation and alertness while relieving the mind from stress to give more space to happier thoughts and positive emotions.

Our MĀ secret: Diffuse three drops of peppermint essential oil and three drops of basil essential oil. Alternatively, diffuse fifteen drops of our Vitality Master Blend, a unique composition thought to boost the mood and lift spirits. Breathe in the vitalising scent. Open your eyes and let your best self seize the day.

Citrusy essential oils

Bright and appealing, essential oil made from citrus fruits and plants have a strong and positive effect on our mind. The limonene present in the skin of the fruits creates a unique chemical component responsible for the emotionally uplifting properties of citrusy essential oils.

Cheerful and energizing, they are the perfect pick-me-up on a day when the mood just needs that extra little help.

citrus for essential oils

Lemon (Citrus limonum) - Essential oil to brighten the space around you

RA real breath of fresh air, lemon essential oil is known as one of the best essential oils to promote a lighter and better mood. Sharp and zesty, this invigorating elixir can be used on its own on the go or diffused to create an ambience filled with sunshine where anger and tensions will instantly dissipate.

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) - Essential oil to elevate the mood

Ideal to reduce stress and trigger positive emotions, bergamot essential oil is commonly named as one of the most effective natural remedies for depression and anxiety. Cheerful, uplifting and delicate, the complex components of this elixir of happiness act as a natural antidepressant and promotes a lighter mood.

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) - Essential oil to relieve the mind

Grapefruit essential oil presents a deep and sour scent which, when diffused, brings clarity to the mind. Like all other essential oils which belong to the citrus family, it effortlessly lifts the mood, relieves the mind from emotional fatigue and sharpens its focus as it enhances alertness.

Music is life itself

It is known to all, music has a wonderful effect on the mind. Whether you feel like dancing, singing your heart out or just tuning in to your favourite playlist, melodies have the power to completely change everything around us. Coupled with the scent of essential oils, music helps the brain fully let go of stress and anxiety, giving way to positive thoughts which boots our creative minds.

music for uploft mood

Don’t let negative emotions get the best of you, simply pour a few drops of MĀ Vitality Master Blend essential oil in the diffuser, turn on the MĀ Vitality playlist and let your mind wander to a better place where nothing can bring you down.


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