In a world that sometimes feels like a whirlwind, it's easy to forget the small but powerful things that can uplift our spirits and reshape our perspectives. That's where essential oils and aromatherapy step in, like a breath of fresh air for the soul.
Imagine infusing your days with a touch of nature's magic. From the serene embrace of lavender to the vibrant burst of citrus, essential oils have an uncanny ability to shift our moods and invite optimism into our lives. It's like nature's own remedy for the blues!
Through the art of aromatherapy, we can unlock a treasure trove of scents that can transport us to a place of joy and positivity. Science tells us that these oils interact with our senses and emotions, triggering feelings of comfort and elation. So, whether you're looking to create a calming sanctuary or a workspace that sparks creativity, these oils have got your back.
Let’s dive into the world of aromas that elevate, soothe, and inspire. Let's explore the science behind these mood-transforming scents, learn how to blend your own remedy, and cultivate an atmosphere that radiates positivity.
Get ready to see the world through a more vibrant and hopeful lens – one drop of essential oil at a time.
Aromatherapy for Happiness: Here is a list of 5 of the best essential oils to make us feel more positive
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the common culinary herb, Peppermint. The essential oil is minty, fresh and awakening, and offers a quick jolt of alertness whenever you smell it. It’s made up of molecules that are known to be focusing for the mind, and very uplifting. It can help us quickly shift our perspective and see things more clearly so we can feel more positive.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Essential Oil is expressed (squeezed) from the peel of the grapefruit. Its aroma is fruity, citrusy and uplifting. Grapefruit is known to offer an instant mood shift - taking us from feeling down and out - to suddenly feeling hope and excitement.. Energizing and joyful, grapefruit offers us a positive outlook and keeps us alert and present in the moment. It contains a molecule that is known to be clearing and cleansing, and helps disperse emotions that make us feel stuck.
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil is steam distilled from the lavender flowers of the lavender bush-like herb. Its healing benefits are many, but one its most powerful aroma therapeutic actions is to soothe away anxiety and tension, calming both the body and mind. Its calming actions are due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which have been shown to ease the mind of worry, and help the mind-body connection regain its balance and resilience. And when we are able to feel calming we feel so much HAPPIER!
Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) Essential Oil is expressed (squeezed) from the peel of the lemon fruit. It’s fresh, sweet and fruity aroma is instantly uplifting and can encourage us to feel more positive. It’s one of the most effective essential oil aromas to beat back feelings of depression, sadness and lethargy. It’s brightening, energizing and clearing - instantly helps us shift our perspective and feel more upbeat.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the common rosemary plant, and those that study the essential oil have learned that its aroma is one of the most effective scents to make us feel more emotionally balanced. It has this dual ability to calm and relax away worry and anxiety, while gently shifting our negative outlook to one that is more positive!
Let’s make a DIY aromatherapy inhaler recipe to make us feel happier
Here are the blending tools you’ll need to make it:
- 1 personal aromatherapy inhaler, you can see what one looks like here.
- 1 tweezer
- 1 small mixing bowl, glass or stainless steel
- 1 mixing spoon, or tiny spatula - don’t use plastic!
- 1 Blank Label
- 7 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 8 drops of Orange Essential Oil
- 8 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
Steps to make DIY Aromatherapy Inhaler Recipe
- Add all your essential oils to your small mixing bowl and mix well with your metal spoon - don’t use plastic!!
- Once the essential oils are well blended, place your cotton insert from the inhaler into the bowl and use your spoon to make sure the cotton insert soaks up every drop of your essential oil blend.
- Using your tweezer, carefully pick up the cotton insert and place it inside the inner chamber of your personal inhaler.
- Cap the inhaler, give your inhaler a name and write your label and affix to the inhaler tube.
How to Use Aromatherapy to Feel More Happy
The best and most effective way to use your DIY Aromatherapy Inhaler, is to carry it with you throughout the day and use it whenever you feel a wave of sadness, lethargy or depression strike you.
At that moment, try and find a quiet place to stand or sit still, pull out your inhaler and give yourself 1 -2 minutes. All you need to do is remove the outer tube cap and hold the inhaler about an inch from your nose, close your eyes and sniff. You can do this as often as needed until you start regaining your balance.
Incorporating an aromatherapy inhaler into your daily routine can significantly enhance your emotional well-being. By inhaling soothing scents like lavender, citrus, or peppermint, you activate a direct pathway to your brain that triggers feelings of happiness and positivity.
This natural method offers a portable and convenient way to instantly lift your mood, reduce stress, and boost your overall outlook on life. As science supports the power of aromatherapy to influence emotions, embracing this simple yet effective practice empowers you to take control of your mental state, fostering a brighter and more optimistic perspective on each day.