How Do Essential Oils Affect Your Mood & Emotions?

How Do Essential Oils Affect Your Mood & Emotions?

For centuries, essential oils have been thought to have soothing and calming properties that enhance energies around us. They are known to promote positivity and relaxation around us as well as help concentration and focus. 


Pleasant scents that are often associated with essential oils have the ability to impact your mood and emotions. Smelling something fragrant triggers a response from the limbic nervous system.

But it’s not as scientific as that. Sometimes, essential oils with pleasant scents can bring back a memory or induce nostalgic feelings. 

Aromatherapy, which uses a variety of aromas to promote relaxation and calmness, uses the fragrance of essential oils. Here are Nexon Botanics top 5 picks for essential oils that help enhance your mood and promote calming feelings.

5 Essential Oils to Improve your Mood 

  1. Lavender Essential Oil 

When you’ve had a long and tiring day, sometimes all you need is the right environment to come home to. What better way to build that environment than with an essential oil? 

Lavender oil promotes a peaceful environment by promoting relaxation. A peaceful environment helps to reduce stress and anxious feelings. Adding a few drops of this essential oil into a diffuser can help create the perfect ambience you need to wind down. 


Lavender oil is also known to promote restful sleep. Sometimes all we need is a good night’s sleep to make us more receptive to our surroundings. Applying a drop of lavender essential oil to your temples at night could greatly improve your sleep and your mood. 

  1. Frankincense Essential Oil 

Frankincense has been used in sacred rituals since Biblical times. It is full of positive energy, with its cooling fragrance that exudes every time it is lit. 

Frankincense essential oil promotes a calm atmosphere that soothes agitation and helps reduce stress. 

This is one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy because of its almost instantaneous effect on the mood. 

  1. Eucalyptus Essential Oil 

Eucalyptus oil has a myriad of benefits. Its cooling aroma is known to support easier breathing, calm headaches and create a refreshing environment. 

It can be used either in a diffuser or applied in a diluted form on the skin. Its instant cooling sensation calms anxious feelings and reduces stress. 

It's especially beneficial in the winter time to uplift your mood. The best time to have this in your home is the evening which is the perfect time to relax and wind down after a long day. 

  1. Peppermint Essential Oil 

“Smells like candy canes at Christmas…” 

Peppermint essential oil never fails to remind us all of the holiday season. Its nostalgic fragrance is a perfect reminder of the best time of the year! 


Moreover, this particular essential oil promotes concentration and focus. Its minty and cooling scent uplifts the spirit naturally, helping to increase mental clarity. So if you’re having a tough day, apply some of this diluted oil to your temples and breathe in deeply. 

Peppermint oil is also incredibly popular in mediation and yoga. If you find yourself practicing either of the two or both, feel free to add in a diffuser and let the meditative environment sweep you off your feet. 

  1. Clove Bud Essential Oil 

Clove bud essential oil has a warm, woody and spicy scent which is perfect for creating a romantic and relaxing mood. 

This is another essential oil that is great for evenings, especially if you’re entertaining a large group of guests. The spicy fragrance is both festive and welcoming and can put anyone in the mood to mingle. 

These were Nexon Botanis’ top picks for essential oils to uplift your mood. Visit our store to explore the full range of essential oils. 

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