Finding the best essential oils for the right mood can be tricky. There are lots of different extracts of essential oils and also there are many different formulations of blends. In this post, we will identify some of the best essential oils for our moods to promote a healthy body and mind.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant’s scent, flavour and “essence.”
Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence.
Essential oils are captured through mainly two key methods: distillation (using steam) or mechanical methods such as cold pressing.
Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a product that’s ready for use.
At Aubrey Bay, we consider essential oils obtained through chemical processes not to be true essential oils.
What are the Benefits of Essential Oils?
There are many health benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy.
Each oil has its own benefits.
The powerful smell of aromatherapy oils can support relaxation and stress relief, will aid mood and wellbeing, and can support the immune system and circulatory health.
Best Essential Oils for Sleep
This is the most popular essential oil for sleep and relaxation.
Lavender is a soothing scent that’s long been associated with relaxation, sleep and is used as a natural remedy for anxiety.
Lavender is one of the most rigorously studied essential oils.
Research shows lavender has anxiety-reducing—or anxiolytic—effects, as well as beneficial effects on depression.
If you’ve ever suffered from insomnia, there’s a good chance that someone has suggested drinking a cup of warming chamomile tea.
While this can be beneficial, chamomile essential oil maybe even more effective.
Chamomile can calm anxiety and promote better quality sleep. It is also reported to have the potential to reduce nightmares.
At Aubrey Bay, we use both of these essential oils in perfect balance in our ‘Sleepy Head’ range for the perfect night’s sleep.
Best Essential Oils for Happiness
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is known for being helpful with stress and anxiety.
It’s also used in as an aid to combat depression and to diffuse heightened moods.
Ylang Ylang oil, in blends, focuses on happiness and creating an uplifting mood.
Ylang Ylang essential oil is said to help balance the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras. Who knew!
Rosewood is an excellent essential oil to use when dealing with feelings of depression or unpleasant emotions.
This oil helps combat gloominess and promotes feelings of happiness and strength.
During a crisis or high-stress situation, rosewood essential oil can have a very calming and steadying effect on emotions.
At Aubrey Bay, we use both of these essential oils in our ‘happy’ range for getting those good vibes flowing.
Best Essential Oils for Relaxtion
For natural relaxation, lemongrass is a perfect oil. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, in 2015, found that participants exposed to lemongrass essential oil had an immediate reduction in anxiety and tension.
They recovered quickly from an anxiety-inducing situation compared to those who inhaled a control aroma (tea tree oil) or a placebo.
Alongside lemongrass, there are many other essential oils which promote relaxation including lavender, chamomile and rosewood.
At Aubrey Bay, we use all of these essential oils in our ‘relax’ range for getting a deep relaxting mood, bliss!
Best Essential Oil To Give Energy
This zesty wonder is a true organic hero.
It’s a popular essential oil used for a variety of purposes. This essential oil is a must for any energising wellbeing wish-list.
Its fruity notes uplift and energise, perfect for giving you that energy boost when you need it most.
Grapefruit essential oil comes from the rind of the grapefruit. It’s sweet orange-like, yet slightly bitter citrus notes offer a rich scent.
Grapefruit is naturally refreshing and invigorating.
The grapefruit essential oil has a bright and uplifting fragrance which helps to recharge the body – with a zing!
Like lemon, this is another citrus wonder.
Lime essential oil has a bright citrus aroma creating a fresh summery fragrance.
This almost tropical aroma helps uplift mood, particularly during those afternoon slump times and can help to re-engage you in both productivity and creativity.
Its antibacterial properties make it a great addition for any skincare routine, too.
Best Essential Oils for Every Mood – Wrapped Up
Finding the best essential oils for your mood can be a tricky business. At Aubrey Bay, we have done the hard work for you and created some truly unique essential oil blends. We hope that this post has covered some of the basics and given you some ideas on some of our go-to choices from the Aubrey Bay range which will help you sleep, relax, be happy and give you energy. Our customers love them and we know you will too.