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Published Thursday Mar 14, 2019 by Brittany Raine

The Best Essential Oils to Fit Any Mood

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It’s safe to say that the essential oils trend is no longer a trend; it’s a lifestyle. And with oils that seem to fix any ailment or fit any occasion, there’s no shortage of what these natural wonders can do. 

Whether you’re looking to cure a pesky headache, (spring) clean your home, step up your fitness routine, or relax after that super long meeting, here’s our list of essential oils that work with any mood, any day of the week! 

 

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If you’re *extra* tired…

Mid-day slump? Ditch the caffeine and give yourself a wakeup call with lemongrass or peppermint essential oils. Two of our favorite oils that feature mood-boosting benefits, a few deep inhales will be the pick-me-up you need on even the busiest days.

Tip: Try rubbing 3-5 drops of either lemongrass or peppermint on your inner wrists for a natural burst of feel-good energy!

 

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If you’re in “must clean everything” mode...

Spring cleaning may be top of mind, but how you clean (and what chemicals you use) can make a major difference. Say goodbye to the storebought sprays and opt for more natural alternatives, like vinegar mixed with your favorite essential oil. It will eliminate germs and grime without any harsh residue floating through the air. 

Tip: In a clean spray bottle, combine equal parts warm water and vinegar and add 10-15 drops of preferred essential oil (we like lemon or eucalyptus for that extra fresh smell). Shake well before use, and now you have an all-new, natural all-purpose cleaner.  

 

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If your muscles are super sore…

Maybe you just conquered that HIIT class. Or you crushed your cycling session. Whatever your workout is, when your muscles hurt it can be hard to find sore satisfaction outside of your foam roller. That’s why we love marjoram essential oil! It’s calming and relaxing properties works wonders on sore and tired muscles

Tip: Massage a few drops of marjoram onto your sore muscles post-workout for quick relief. Also, try adding a few drops to a warm Epsom salt bath for maximum recovery benefits. 

 

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If you’re bugging out…

Is your skin a sweet snack for bugs wherever you go? Whether you’re traveling somewhere tropical or you’re covered in bites from a camping trip, tea tree essential oil is your savior. It can soothe that itchy feeling plus it acts as an antiseptic, so there are no infections here! 

Tip: Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a cotton ball and gently dab the bug bite to help eliminate that scratchy, itchy feeling. And if you’re looking for a bug repellent, try rubbing both peppermint and tea tree essential oils on your skin. 

 

headache relief essential oils
If you have a killer headache...

We are all about lavender essential oil when it comes to the headache relief rescue. While it has a variety of beneficial properties, lavender can consistently help you relax and can relieve tension. It helps manage stress so you can remain calm and collect on even the worst headache days!

Tip: Power up your go-to diffuser and add ten drops of lavender essential oil to room temperature water. Take a few deep breaths and exhale slowly. Keep diffuser running for an extra dose of calm. 

 

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If you have dry, sensitive skin...

Real talk: rose essential oil might be the priciest on the market, but believe us it goes a long way. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, the properties in this pure oil are amazing for moisturizing dry skin. Whether it’s your face or your full body, rose oil is the secret to smooth, soothed skin. 

Tip: Try adding a few drops to your favorite facial and/or body moisturizer. You can also rub a rose oil directly on your skin first and add your preferred moisturizer after. Rose can also help manage acne naturally! 

 

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If you’re starting to feel sick…

Just when you think the flu season is officially over, someone next to you at work won’t stop coughing, and it sounds like they can’t breathe. Say “no thank you” to getting sick by powering up your immune system with eucalyptus essential oil. It's perfect if you’re trying to be preventative or already caught the bug

Tip: At home, work or when you’re going to bed, try diffusing 10-12 drops of eucalyptus essential oil for a couple of hours. You can also place a few drops on your chest or under your nose to help you inhale all the immune-boosting benefits.

 

essential oils for anxiety
If you’re nervous before a big meeting…

Nothing calms our nerves (and works for our wallet) quite like sweet orange essential oil. A very aromatic oil, sweet orange instantly boosts moods and reduces anxiety, making it a perfect pairing for your most valiant employment efforts that have you shaking in your boots, like that company presentation or big interview. 

Tip: Apply a few drops of sweet orange oil to the inside of your wrists and bottom of your feet for an anxiety-reducing effect. Be sparing with application though—the intoxicating smell is powerful! 

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Brittany Raine
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About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.