If you’re anything like me, you could use an extra dose of happiness in your life after the past several weeks we’ve had!
That’s why in today’s post, I’ll be sharing how to mix up a simple spray to take advantage of the natural mood-boosting effects of essential oils! We’ll start by exploring the effects that several different essential oils can have on our mental and emotional health, just to give you a better sense of which ones you might want to try out yourself.
After that, I’ll show you how quick and easy it really is to make your own mood-boosting essential oil spray at home! Because even if it doesn’t solve all of your problems, it’s a simple and achievable thing you can do for the purpose of supporting your emotional health—and in my book, that’s nothing to sneeze at!
Mood-Boosting Essential Oils & Oil Blends
Many aromatic essential oils can affect a person’s mood. Here, I’ll highlight a few single essential oils with useful mood-altering properties. I’ll also highlight a few mood-boosting oil blends, any of which would be great candidates to use when making your own mood-boosting essential oil spray (which I’ll show you how to make shortly!)
▶︎ Single Oils
Floral lavender oil is well-known for its powerfully calming effects. Use lavender oil when you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression, or as an all-natural sleep aid.
The bright and citrus-y aroma of lemon oil will sweeten a sour mood. Use lemon oil to brighten up your disposition when you’re feeling down.
With a soothing scent similar to fresh roses, geranium oil can help you work through anxious feelings. Use it to relax and recenter when you’re feeling frazzled.
▶︎ Oil Blends
Lemon & Peppermint (AKA “Instant Pick-Me-Up”)
Ratio: 3 drops lemon oil : 1 drop peppermint oil
This blend offers an attitude adjustment and an energy boost in one! It’s the perfect choice to help you reset after waking up on the wrong side of the bed.
Lavender & Lemon (AKA “Anxiety Aid”)
Ratio: 3 drops lavender oil : 1 drop lemon oil
When anxious thoughts are weighing you down, reach for this blend! The combination of relaxing lavender oil and sunny lemon oil will help take the edge off.
Lavender & Geranium (AKA “Peaceful Meadow”)
Ratio: 1 drop lavender oil : 1 drop geranium oil
These two relaxing oils are a great antidote to irritation and frustration. Use this blend to promote feelings of peace and wellbeing when you’re feeling frustrated.
While Slumber Essential Oil Blend is great for sleep, it can also help you relax and achieve peace of mind at any hour. It features calming lavender oil, plus grounding cedarwood and vetiver oils.
How To Make Your Own Mood-Boosting Essential Oil Spray
With the help of a small funnel if needed, add the water, witch hazel, and essential oils to a small glass spray bottle. Replace the spray top and shake to combine.
The witch hazel in this recipe acts as an emulsifier, helping the water and oil to combine more readily. (The mixture will still want to separate though, so just give the bottle a shake before each use!)
How To Use Your Mood-Boosting Spray
Spray it over furniture, into the air, onto clothing, over your pillow, or wherever else you want to use it. As long as you can smell the oils, there’s no wrong way or place to use it to help improve your mood!
Which essential oil(s) do you turn to help improve your mood?