Top 10 Essential Oils To Use For Optimism And Happiness

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Alternative treatments for some ailments now use therapeutic prescriptions, and one of such is aromatherapy. Aromatherapy with essential oils is made by using many different  medicinal plants, flowers, herbs, roots, and trees that are grown all over the world, and they tend to have powerful effects by making better the psychological, physical, and spiritual well-being of a person.

According to studies, it is revealed that at some point in life, one in four Americans will experience depression. Also, it is revealed that over 20 million Americans experience depression every year, while over 350 million people suffer depression all over the world every year. However, amidst many other treatments for conditions as this, there are simple ways to tackle these life’s issues ourselves, which is the use of essential oils for happiness to be achieved.

Aromatherapy procedure can be done in many different ways:

  • Rubbing oils directly on the skin, alone or in combination with other oils
  • Using oils in massage therapy
  • Soak oneself in an essential oil infused bath
  • Sniffing oils via the nostrils from a cloth
  • Diffusing oil into the air to fill the atmosphere with its fragrance

The list of essential oils for different purposes are many, but this article highlights some of the top essential oils to use for optimism and happiness.


1. Bergamot Essential Oil

This essential oil is a good anti-depressant and helps in hormone balancing. It also increases energy flow and helps in blood circulation. A few drops of Bergamot oil enhances relaxation and elevates mood when applied on the wrists, feet, and stomach.


2. Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

This oil has a sweet floral aroma, and it is known to help in curbing negative thoughts that are linked to depression.


3. Basil Essential Oil

This is one of the essential oils for happiness, as it helps to alleviate stress, calms nerves and reduces inflammation when applied topically with a carrier oil. All of this is thanks to its richness in antioxidants and vitamin C. Adding the combination of a few drops of basil oil and one drop of peppermint oil to your diffuser increases energy and makes one high in spirits.

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4. Lavender Essential Oil

It is one of the popular essential oils with an aroma that is easily recognizable. Its etymological use for calmness can be traced back to the ancient Romans. A research showed that it helps to reduce depression linked to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in some patients by 32.7%. It can be used by diffusing it, applying it topically on the wrists or back of the ears, and via inhalation.


5. Grape Fruit Essential Oil

One of the essential oils for happiness which deals with fatigue and mental exhaustion, it can be used by adding some drops to a diffuser or to shower for bath.


6. Cedar-wood Essential Oil

It has a woodsy aroma, and it helps in bringing calmness and soothing feelings to the mind and brain. The scent releases serotonin in the brain, which also converts to melatonin and induces sleep in its users. You can apply it topically on your eye lids, or inhale it or use it on a diffuser.

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7. Rose Essential Oil

The main constituent in this amazing oil is ‘‘geraniol.’’ It is a proven antidepressant which is great for promoting feelings of happiness, stimulating libido, and encouraging hopeful thoughts. You can use it by direct inhalation or topical application on the temples or back of the neck to bring calmness.


8. Geranium Essential Oil

This is also one of the essential oils for happiness that increases positive emotions, and controls mood swings as well. It also induces sleep and calms the mind and the body. It checks anxiety and helps in balancing hormones as well. It can be used in a diffuser.


9. Orange Essential Oil

This oil helps in energizing, as well as acting as a potent anti-depressant. It is gotten as an extract from the orange peel. It can be used in a diffuser or inhaled directly.


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10. Jasmine Essential Oils

It is gotten as an extract from jasmine flowers, and it has an aromatic floral scent. It can be used as an anti-anxiety drug to overcome stress and anxiety. It can be inhaled directly or applied topically by rubbing some drops on the wrists or ankles.