Spring is almost here! And, what comes to mind? All the colorful and aromatic flowers that will blossom. Colors and scents affect our thoughts and moods in different ways. Does the smell of lavender soothe your mind? Does citrus brighten your mood? Does eucalyptus invigorate your senses?
For some mood enhancing, here are some essential oils that tend to bring about certain aromatherapy benefits:
- Calm: Lavender, Chamomile, & Vanilla
- Confidence: Jasmine, Bergamot, & Grapefruit
- Energy: Rosemary, Peppermint, & Ginger
- Happiness: Ylang Ylang, Rose, & Bergamot
Each of us respond to aromas differently, so explore various scents to determine the ones that work best for you. If you plan to apply them to your skin, it’s best to use pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, not products made with synthetic ingredients. Please do not apply essential oils directly onto your skin. It’s best to dilute them with a carrier oil such as jojoba or almond oil before applying to the skin. Or, place the essential oils in a diffuser so that the aromas fill the air.
So, try the essential oils that suit your mood. And, have some happy pampering!