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6 Essential Oils to Boost Happiness

6 Essential Oils to Boost Happiness

Life can sometimes feel like a struggle at the end of some days, especially after a long day. A great way to lift up your spirits is to surround yourself with the right essential oils for happiness. They help relax  the mind and refocus on whats important.

In today's fast-paced life, with increasingly stressful schedules, work and home life, aromatherapy with essential oils is a mindful way to feel better in every sense of the word.

Millions of people are turning to the scent of essential oils to improve their wellness and quality of life. You can read more about the Therapeutic Benefits of Essential Oils here

In this article, we are talking about essential oils and how they work for happiness and energy. So let's start at the beginning.

What are the Best Essential Oils for Happiness 

Here are the 6 most uplifting essential oils that are best known to inspire and boost positive emotions. Each of these comes with its own unique smell and potential health benefits.



1. Lemon Verbena Essential Oil for Mood-Boosting

Lemon Verbena oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the plant species Aloysia citriodora. It is a refreshing and mood-boosting citrus scent and works well in dispelling feelings of lethargy. It's been beneficial when you're feeling down due to stress, negativity, sadness, or depression. Lemon Verbena Essential oil's lemony, herbaceous aroma can quickly perk up your mood with happiness. 

TRY this essential oil blend: 

Bliss Essential oil blend and candle. 

Bliss aromatherapy candle

2. Cypress Essential Oil for Uplifting

Cypress essential oil comes from Cupressus sempervirens, or Mediterranean Cypress. Best known for its refreshing green citrus scent, the aroma from Cypress tree stimulates the mind and energises the body

A widely cited study indicates that Cypress Essential Oil helps ease stress and reduce anxiety.

It also can enhance concentration by boosting circulation to the brain and even increasing the feelings of calm and relaxation.

TRY this essential oil blend: 

Rejuvenate your body and soul by diffusing an uplifting blend of our Bliss Essential Oil Blend contains Cypress Essential Oil. 


3. Lemongrass Essential Oil for Balancing Emotions

Lemongrass is also called Cymbopogon. It has a fresh, citrus aroma with green undertones.

A few quick sniffs of lemongrass essential oil will soon eliminate unwanted tension and balance your mood. The scent of the Lemongrass essential oil is calm-inducing and cooling.

This bright, fresh, and joyful essential oil is sure to bring a smile to your face and quickly lift up your mood – and day. Lemongrass promotes serotonin release that makes you feel happy. 

TRY this essential oil blend: 

Recharge your mind and body by adding a few drops of Happy Essential Oil to your diffuser or light a Happy Candle

Yougi essential oils



4. Sweet Orange Essential Oil is Comforting 

Sweet Orange essential oil is expressed from the fresh rind of the Sweet Orange, Citrus Sinensis. It has a sweet, zesty, and refreshing aroma that is uplifting and comforting. It is an ideal essential oil for happiness. Backed by research, the aroma of Sweet Orange Oil is cheerful and has a wonderfully uplifting scent.

Sweet Orange Essential oil is known to be a great mood booster. Its stimulating scent not only relaxes and calms the mind but at the same time also inspires feelings of energy and joy. 

TRY this essential oil blend: 

Just add 5-10 drops of Happy Essential Oil to your diffuser or to the base of your shower for a quick spa like experience.



5. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil for Enhancing Mood

The blissful Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is sourced from the Cananga tree flowers by steam distillation. Widely known for its various therapeutic properties and rich, fruity, and floral scent, it has been traditionally used to treat headaches and skin conditions. However, Ylang Yang is sure to lure you with its creamy and flowery fragrance.

According to a study, using Ylang-Ylang in aromatherapy treatments may help ease anxiety and promote self-esteem.

The powerful and intoxicating scent of Ylang-Ylang oil is a beautiful stimulant with mild sedative properties that give a wonderful sense of calm. This study found that Ylang Ylang reduces heart rate and blood pressure. So if you're feeling anxious or wound up, it will relax and soothe both the body and mind.

TRY this essential blend:

As a diffuser oil, using the  Happy Essential Oil Blend, incorporating Ylang Ylang Essential Oil evokes self-love, confidence, and happiness. 

You can also blend several drops of happy oil with a carrier oil like sweet almond oil and massage onto the back and shoulders for a massage. 

6. Rose Geranium Essential Oil for Happiness 

The sweet-smelling Rose Geranium essential oil is derived by steam distillation of the leaves of Pelargonium graveolens. Its scent is similar to rose but with an evident lemony citrus twist.

Geranium simultaneously increases dopamine and serotonin levels (the 'happy' and mood-enhancing hormones) which cuts down mood swings and calms the mind. As a result, Geranium Essential Oil reduces feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension, enhances

TRY this essential oil blend:  

New Romantic Essential Oil is perfect oil to use in the evening. It was a  soothing, relaxing and heart opening floral scent. 



How Essential Oils Encourage Happiness and Positive Energy

Our sense of smell is intoxicatingly powerful. Inhaling the scents from essential oils can stimulate areas of your brain's limbic system. The limbic system stimulates the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin or dopamine. Note that, the limbic system is the most primitive part of the brain. People can access memories and emotions of happiness from early childhood when stimulated. Interestingly, the limbic system also controls several unconscious physiological functions, such as breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure.

Alternative and holistic health practitioners believe in the healing power of aroma. They know that scent is captivating, enticing, and stimulating.

You can read our Scent Stories here to find out what inspires us to create our different scents. 

How to Use Essential Oils for Happiness

You might wonder how to start using essential oils if you've never used them before. Essential Oils are a gateway to a holistic and sustainable approach toward a simpler and grounded life. Most importantly, essential oils bring you closer to yourself amidst the overstimulated environment around you. Often it may be just enough to inhale some essential oil to perk up your mood and usher in a feeling of joy. 

The most common ways people use essential oils for aromatherapy are:

  1. Use in candle making 
  2. Add to a steam diffuser 
  3. Add a few drops of essential oil to a bath
  4. Add to a base body oil- for a massage blend, combine 1 tablespoon of your preferred carrier oil with 2 to 3 drops of essential oil.

Essential oils can be used across seasons to get a cosy, happy feeling year-round. Here's how to use essential oils throughout the year.  


To Sum up :

The next time you feel the chaos of daily life coming on in a big or small way, don't be afraid to reach for one of the oils above, either on its own or with other essential oils in a blend or diffuser. 

If you want to be happier, simpler things can make a surprising difference. Thinking about what you're grateful for is a great way to make yourself feel good and happy. 

So whether it's taking a nice bath, listening to good music, or diffusing some essential oil, you're adding a little extra bit of joy to your life. In this way, you can use aromatherapy and even essential oils to give yourself a little happiness boost. And if nothing else, they'll definitely make your space smell great!

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