Five Essential Oils to Help Lift Your Mood

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

Therapeutic grade essential oils

Whether it is the winter blues, a slight melancholy feeling, grief, loneliness or just feeling downright blah, there is an essential oil that you can utilise to help give yourself a lift. Personally, I use my oils regularly and they have helped me tremendously in times of stress or feeling a little bit blue.

Please do not use oils directly on skin undiluted or ingest them.

Bergamot essential oil for depression

Bergamot is cold pressed using the fruit from the tree. It is used to help with anxiety and stress and lift a melancholy mood. It is a mood lifter in times of feeling helpless or hopeless. Bergamot is useful to help achieve a restful sleep.

Be cautious when applying this essential oil to the skin as it can be sun sensitive. Use a few drops in bath, or diffuser. For massage use 10 ml of carrier oil (I use Avocado oil) and 5 drops of Bergamot essential oil.

Essential oils for nerves
Chamomile (Roman)

This herb was sacred to the Saxons and has been used for centuries. It is useful for muscular pain and to ease anxiety and nervous tension. Chamomile has a sedative effect and helps aid relaxation and sleep. Also useful for relieving anger, fear, grief worry and promoting spirituality.

Lavender essential oil for mood enhancer

Most people are aware of the soothing effects of Lavender and especially for helping to promote restful sleep. It has been used for centuries both medicinally and as a fragrance. Lavender balances emotions, relieves stress and helps with tension headaches. Use this wondrous essential oil in times of worry, fear, insecurity and trauma. Lavender essential oil may also help calm agitation.

Rosemary essential oil

Rosemary is useful to help energise, and brighten the mood, improving mental clarity. It is advantageous for indecision, disorientation and burnout.

You can diffuse, inhale or massage 2-3 drops in 10ml of carrier oil.

Rosemary should be avoided if you are pregnant, if you have epilepsy, or high blood pressure.

Sweet marjoram essential oil for stress
Sweet Marjoram

Sweet Marjoram essential oil has warm and spicy aroma and has a history of being medicinally used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Use Sweet Marjoram to help relax and bring a sense of calm to the nervous system. It as a slight sedative effect which is useful to help promote sleep and comfort the heart. Sweet Marjoram is also useful when a person is lonely, feels anger or hysteria.

Avoid using during pregnancy. Vaporise or apply as massage 2 - 3 drops in 10ml of carrier oil.


Remember to only use Therapeutic grade essential oils that are pure. You can purchase them from my Young Living Store that have the highest quality products. Also please keep to the instructions provided and consult an aromatherapist if you are not certain how to use these powerful oils.