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Have you ever had one of those days: the car won’t start, the dog won’t shut up, you have a pounding headache, it’s pouring rain, and the last thing you want to do is sit at a desk all day? Are you normally a happy person but just find some days difficult to cope with for no reason? Or how about when sad things happen from time-to-time...do you find yourself seeking natural options for getting back to normal?
We’ve all been there, and low moods, especially in the colder, darker months, are nothing to scoff at. Anyone who experiences this on a regular basis should definitely see their doctor. But if you are looking for an occasional mood booster or something to keep in your home for an uplifting vibe, consider purchasing one or more home fragrance diffusers to send powerful aromatherapy oils throughout the home.
Here are a few of many aromatherapy essential oils which are said to be beneficial for easing anxiety and boosting mood. They are perfect for using alone or even in a blend.
Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme is known to be useful for a number of things, including balancing hormones related to reproduction, as suggested by this study. Thyme helps to relieve PMS symptoms and other hormonal health problems which are associated with depression.
Thyme is a strong scent and is best blended with complementary scents which have a bright or flowery scent. To this end, consider grapefruit, rosemary, lavender or lemon.
Clary Sage Oil
Clary sage, which is part of the sage family, has been used throughout the ages to promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and improve moods. A few whiffs of this sweet scent can bring you calm in even the most stressful moments.
Consider using a few drops of clary sage oil in a glass essential oil diffuser to give you a boost of confidence the next time you find yourself heading out the door and into a high-pressure situation like an exam or interview.
Marjoram’s mild, herb-like scent is probably familiar to most as a herb used in Mediterranean dishes. The oil can be used to ease stress, and just a few drops in a hot bath can help to lift spirits. This can be especially powerful after times of emotional trauma or intense sadness.
The mild scent blends well with most other organic essential oils—consider rosemary, lemon, chamomile or bergamot—for an uplifting yet calming blend.
Bergamot oil has proven benefits which include hormonal balance and lowering blood pressure. It’s an excellent choice not only for baths and home diffusers, it’s also a great oil for using around the house as a natural cleansing agent.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense is a very strong, grounding and earthy oil which has been proven to be one of the most calming oils around. Frankincense is currently being studied for its antidepressant properties. One study found that the key ingredient in frankincense contains natural compounds which are also antidepressants. These compounds activate the hypothalamus glands which help to regulate mood.
When it comes to your day-to-day well-being, there’s almost nothing as gentle, safe and soothing as adding a few drops of certified organic essential oils to a home fragrance diffuser. And the best part is that once you know which ones you like the most, try creating your own personalized blends and using them as anytime mood boosters.