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Using Essential Oils to Manage Your Mood

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

Life can be pretty stressful due to the busy times we live in. Maintaining a positive mood and attitude can be very challenging; especially when trying to multitask!

In today’s fast-paced environment, we often experience negative moods such as stress, discouragement, and fatigue. Just as being in a good mood gives you a sense of happiness and well-being, bad moods can also lead to negative feelings over time.

When it comes to managing your mood, essential oils can help restore your emotional balance and improve your overall attitude in any situation.

Here are some oils that I recommend to help you manage your moods:

When You’re Worried:

  • Cedarwood: Diffuse after a stressful day to relax the mind and body.

  • Geranium: Diffuse aromatically to calm nerves.

  • doTERRA Serenity® Calming Blend: Diffuse to help promote relaxation and peace.

When You’re Angry:

Arborvitae: Diffuse at night or rub on forehead, shoulders, or chest to lessen stress and tension.

Patchouli: Rub on temples or apply to the bottoms of feet to calm emotions.

Ylang Ylang: Put a few drops into Epsom salt bath for relaxation.

When You’re Stressed:

  • AromaTouch® Massage Blend: Add to bath or use with carrier oil for massage.

  • Frankincense: Apply to the bottoms of feet to relax and balance mood swings.

  • Roman Chamomile: Add 1–2 drops to herbal teas to soothe the body and mind.

  • Vetiver: Diffuse aromatically or use topically with other calming essential oils, such as Lavender, Serenity, or Balance, to better help calm stress.

When You’re Restless, or Can’t Concentrate:

  • Rosemary: Diffuse aromatically or apply topically to help reduce tension, stress, and fatigue.

  • Lavender: Add to bath water to soak away stress.

  • doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend: Apply to wrists or neck to help calm nerves.

  • InTune® Focus Blend: Apply to temples and back of neck to enhance concentration when feeling tired mid-afternoon.

When You’re Nervous:

  • Clary Sage: Apply to feet or pulse points to balance hormones.

  • Bergamot: Diffuse in the classroom or at work

When You’re Tired or Unmotivated:

  • Grapefruit/Lemon/Lime: Rub underneath your nose to sharpen focus while studying or reading.

  • Citrus Bliss®: Diffuse aromatically or put one drop on your wrists and rub them together for an uplifting everyday perfume.

  • Peppermint: Apply to the palms of hands and deeply inhale for a quick pick-me-up.

  • Wild Orange: Energize the mind and body by placing two drops each of Wild Orange, Peppermint, and Frankincense in the palm of your hand. Rub palms together and inhale deeply. during high stress levels.

When You’re Sad or Discouraged:

  • Sandalwood: Apply to the neck at bedtime for a restful sleep, or use during meditation.

  • Elevation: Diffuse in the mornings to start the day with a positive, uplifted mood.

When You’re Feeling Blue:

  • Myrrh: Use aromatically to help promote awareness and uplift your mood.

Here are 3 Diffuser Blends that you can try:


  • 3 drops Vetiver

  • 3 drops Lavender

  • 3 drops Sandalwood

  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang


  • 3 drops Patchouli

  • 2 drops White Fir

  • 2 drops Lavender


  • 5 drops Frankincense

  • 5 drops Peppermint

  • 5 drops Wild Orange

  • 5 drops Lemon

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