The Very Best Essential Oils For Uplifting Your Mood And Boosting Happiness
Posted by Samantha Nice, Aug 10, 2023
The power of essential oils is at the heart of everything we do here at NEOM so if you're looking for the best essential oils for uplifting your mood and boosting happiness, you'll love our Scent To Make You Happy range. From zingy orang essential oil to refreshing lemon, here are our favourites which will help to spark those feel-good vibes...
Orange Essential Oil
Zesty orange essential oil is an instant pick-me-up. Studies (like this one) show that this citrusy oil can help to reduce stress, while other research (which you can read here) has found it can lower anxiety levels and boost mood. Try our Orange Blossom & Neroli Essential Oil Blend and add a few drops to your Wellbeing Pod or to a warm bath.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Another joyful essential oil, bergamot is well known for its mood-enhancing qualities. And, there's science to back it up. Studies (like this one) have found bergamot essential oil, when combined with lavender, could help to calm the nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety and improving mood. What’s more, other research (such as this study) has discovered that this uplifting essential oil increases positive emotions. Top tip? If you’re feeling stressed, try our Jasmine, Bergamot & Geranium Essential Oil Blend for a refreshing and invigorating boost.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Did you know that ylang ylang is one of the best essential oils for uplifting your mood? Research (like this study) has found it effectively reduces feelings of stress and anxiety by igniting our nervous system’s relaxation response. This has a knock-on effect on our self-esteem too, (according to a study which you can read here) sparking all the positive vibes. So, if you’re in need of a little lift, say hello to our feel-good favourite: Ylang Ylang, Vetivert & Tonka Bean. A luxe blend with a rich floral scent that works wonders when added to our Wellbeing Pod. Let the scent fill your room... and your senses.
Lemon Essential Oil
For a burst of energy and to supercharge your mood, try our bestselling Happiness Essential Oil Blend. It’s formulated with a blend of six mood-enhancing essential oils, including lemon which research (like this study) has shown can relieve stress and improve mood.
Mimosa Essential Oil
Mimosa’s woody, powdery and sweet floral scent is fresh and potent, not to mention uplifting, too. It’s thought to send signals to the brain to help reduce anxiety and balance mood. Whatever your idea of happiness, our Happiness Scented Candle is the ideal addition to your mood-boosting must-haves, with its invigorating mimosa scent, combined with zingy lemon and white neroli. Dreamy.
Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli essential oil is a powerhouse ingredient with so many benefits. And, research (like this study), shows that this essential oil can reduce anxiety and improve mood, too. It’s thought that when we inhale this refreshing, sweet scent a signal is sent to the brain to release serotonin (aka the happy hormone) which reduces cortisol (aka the stress hormone). For this reason, you’ll find neroli in our signature Happiness fragrance, combined with equally uplifting lemon and mimosa essential oils - it’s the ideal pick-me-up.