Aromatherapy for Creating a Good Mood



Types of aromatherapy essential oils for good mood

Its a cold, grey Sunday morning in late winter. You look out of the window at the fine but persistent drizzle and, through the depressing trickle of raindrops down the glass, you see the jobs that need doing in the garden. If this scene describes your general mood, you may only be showing the occasional sort of emotional and spiritual drain that everybody feels at one time or another.

Even more lowering is a pervasive mood of not being quite ‘up to it’. You might have a frequent lack of vitality which means you look back at the day and close your eyes to avoid having to count the things you have left undone. Worst of all, you may feel that nobody loves you when you’re down. You find a half-life of lying in bed that bit longer more attractive than the full life which awaits you after bouncing out of bed in the morning.

Aromatherapy for moodAromatherapy is not going to bring you a sudden vision of the meaning of life, if you were wondering what on earth it was all for, but it can give you a lift and it can add some zest. Then, with your spirits brightened and your senses sharpened, you may well feel up to whatever it was, and once you’ve got up there and done it, maybe it won’t be so difficult next time.

If you can’t quite get to the seaside, but you want to experience the bracing effect of a breath of ozone, visit your aroma box instead and hope to find some or all of these essential oils which can be relied upon for bracing and uplifting those who are down in the mood.

Essential oils for creating a good mood:
•eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lemon balm or melissa, rosemary

Add, if you wish, for more interest and variety, some of these from the second shelf:
•basil, bergamot, lemon, peppermint.

For even more versatility, there are also:
•black pepper, cypress, ginger, grapefruit, orange, palmarosa.

Try cypress, geranium and grapefruit together, or eucalyptus, grapefruit and rosemary. Experiment also by adding one of the relaxer oils to two of the revivers, giving you a blend suitable for those times when you need the motivation of a pick-me-up but you also need your nerves steadying. For example, before a big occasion, try palmarosa and lemon with sandalwood, or bergamot and palmarosa with clary sage, or any of them with lavender.