7 Top Happiness-Inducing Essential Oils

7 Top Happiness Inducing Essential Oils

Every human being experiences a raft of emotions depending on the stimuli. Sadness and happiness are the two primary feelings. When you are of sound mind, happiness is always the feeling you strive toward. We all want to be happy all the time. But what exactly is happiness? This is a positive energy that the Oxford English Dictionary defines as ‘feeling or showing pleasure or contentment’.

Happiness is therefore a state or a variable – it is momentary. With this knowledge therefore, there are things we have to keep doing to achieve happiness. One of the best and positive ways to induce this great feeling is through essential oils. Research has proven that these aromas can boost your mood while reducing stress. The most basic purpose of aromatherapy is to breed and bolster happiness. Aromatic essential oils are innumerable and play many roles corresponding to their strengths and composition.

Knowing the best oils and DIY blends for happiness is therefore essential. The list below contains the best picks to diffuse for instant feeling of pleasure and contentment.

Essential Oils To Induce Happiness

1. Marjoram Essential Oil

Native to the Mediterranean, the marjoram plant is a popular herb whose leaves are used to obtain marjoram essential oil. The oil extracted through steam distillation can be pale amber or pale yellow in color. This thin, spicy and woodsy oil has been used for centuries for various applications.

Marjoram has the power to boost your mood while promoting happiness. It works by calming your mind and body while having a sedative effect. When feeling sad or angry, diffusing marjoram sparks positive vibes to change your mood. The oil has healing properties that tackle stress and anxiety.

2. Mandarin Green Essential Oil

This essential oil has a citrusy, sweet aroma with fruity tones. It is extracted from the rind of the mandarin orange through cold-pressing. These oranges are believed to have originated from Southeast Asia. This uplifting oil has been widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. The oil contains sedative and anti-anxiety elements responsible for the calming effect to the mind.

It also induces quality sleep by alleviating anxiety. Diffusing this oil is the best way to enjoy the benefits. However, you can use topically or with a compress among others. You can blend this oil with a host of other oils including lemon, basil, geranium, clary sage and many more. After using this oil, avoid exposure to direct sunlight to evade phototoxicity.

3. Clary Sage Essential Oil

This oil is produced through steam distillation of the clary sage plant. It belongs to the sage family and has been used for a long time as a medicine. This plant is found in virtually all continents and comes with a sweet floral scent. This pale yellow oil will boost your happiness by reducing anxiety and tension. Clary sage oil has also been found to improve confidence and self esteem while fighting depression.

Research has found that this oil has hormone balancing properties. When your hormones are balanced, feelings of moodiness and anxiety are kept at bay. It is ideal for people who are feeling lonely or have gone through some trauma. Because it has sedative effects, this oil should not be used before driving or operating machinery. It should also not be used by pregnant women.

7 Top Happiness-Inducing Essential Oils

4. Lavender Essential Oil

In aromatherapy, lavender oil is the most popular when it comes to triggering happiness. This versatile oil is derived from the leaves or flowers of the lavender plant through steam distillation. This herb can be grown at home and is widely produced in France. This floral oil has a thin consistency and is pale yellow in color. To promote a good mood, lavender oil works by easing anxiety and reducing stress. It reduces nervous tension and helps with headaches and migraines. Its relaxing effect works on the nerves to achieve calmness. When meditating, this is the best choice for you. It can be blended with tea tree, vetiver, geranium and a host of many other oils to have a better effect.

5. Fennel Essential Oil

Derived from fennel seeds through distillation, this oil is excellent in inducing happiness. It provides emotional support and works very well when you are struggling with self doubt and low self esteem. This sweet yet peppery and spicy oil comes in a pale yellow color and has a thin consistency. You can blend fennel oil with lemongrass, ginger, lavender, rosemary and many other oils. If you suffer with epilepsy, avoid this oil. It should not be used by children and pregnant women as well.

6. Bergamot Essential Oil

This essential oil has been proven to reduce cortisol (a stress hormone) in the body. It replaces feelings of anxiety with happiness. It has been observed to lower heart rate and blood pressure for ultimate relaxation. If you are grappling with mental fatigue and even physical lethargy, this is the perfect oil to diffuse.

7. Rose Essential Oil

There is nothing more romantic than the scent of beautiful roses. This happiness-inducing oil reduces anxiety and provides a whole new outlook. This notwithstanding, rose oil enhances libido and can revive your romantic relationship.

Final Thoughts

Happiness is something you strive for every single day. The best happiness-inducing remedies are indeed from nature. Essential oils when used properly will not harm your health. Get addicted to the wonderful benefits of aromatic oils naturally. Adding oils to your health and happiness routine will surely impact your life positively and of those around you. Always use high quality oils. It is however futile to enjoy maximum benefits if you don’t have a quality diffuser. The best diffuser is one that allows you to enjoy 100% pure oil after diffusing. As you can see, happiness may not be out of reach when aromatherapy is on the table.

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7 Top Happiness-Inducing Essential Oils

144 thoughts on “7 Top Happiness-Inducing Essential Oils

  1. Carolyn Massey says:

    Thanks for sharing this information. I didn’t realize there were so many different oils I could use. I have used Lavender oil for a while now. Add it to my bath water for a relaxing ” me time”.

  2. Sandy C. says:

    A mix of Clary Sage, Chamomile, and Patchouli always does it for me. I find that Patchouli is very grounding…keeps my mood in a good place!

  3. Sally Gearhart says:

    I love this and never really thought about using oils for happiness. I don’t have a couple of these oils so can’t wait to pick them up and start using them! Thank you for the information.

  4. Elisse says:

    This was very interesting! I didn’t know about many of them! Printing it out and keeping it- I could use some happiness! 🙂

  5. Jennifer Stapp says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this. So many of us suffer from depression and anxiety and rely on pharmaceuticals because we trusted our doctors. Pharm drugs aren’t always going to help: every body has its own chemistry. Essential oils to the rescue! Thanks for the info.

  6. Melissa Corcoran says:

    once a long time ago i learned about Marjoram tea. i tried some and it was good for health and mood. its been a long time since then i really should do myself a favor and try to find it again either in essential oil or in tea bags. i love lavender oils for air freshner and to help with sleep but now i know even more oils that help with happiness and mood swings . i will be armed with the oils and ready for this year.

  7. Jamie Johnson says:

    Bring on the sunshine! All these great tips about essential oils and happiness got me smiling already! Didn’t know Clary Sage helps balance mood. Definitely gonna try ALL of these! Thx for the tips!!

  8. Gemma Clark says:

    I love a bit of lavender oil in my diffuser when I’m trying to de stress and relax, I find it very calming! I never knew that Marjoram oil had the power to boost your mood and happiness. I shall most definitely be trying that next.

  9. Rebeka Deleon says:

    I am always trying to boost my mood for good energy because when I become stressed, I get super grouchy and don’t know how to get out of my funky mood. Thanks for this blog post. 🙂

  10. Pamela Chambers says:

    I love Citrus scens to was happy to see the Mandarin Green on the list. I also am interested in the Bergamaot. I can’t wait to blend some of these and see how they work.

  11. gloria patterson says:

    I had no ideal that there were oils to induce happiness. Total surprise! I don’t have any of the other oils but I do have the lavender. I use it for headaces

  12. Stephanie Torres says:

    I have problems with scents giving me allergies, essential oils are about the only fragrances I can handle. . Rose and lavender are my favorites.

  13. Laura S says:

    The smell of citrus always makes me happy! I love lavender as well. I’ll have to seek out some of the others 🙂

  14. Kiki Kentris says:

    This was a great article, I haven’t tried quite a few of the essential oils, but will be trying them! Thanks for another great article!

  15. Jessica W. says:

    I love Lavender Essential Oil. It is my all time favorite because of its scent but it’s good to know that it makes you happy too.

  16. Katherine says:

    I love lavender in my kid’s rooms— it’s calming and I think it’s not overpowering. I like to think of it as our “nighttime” oil in that it’s what we use to start settling down for the night.

  17. Karen Cox says:

    Thanks for the information about essential oils. I like learning about different ones than I have been using.

  18. L says:

    Some of these oils I have not heard of or much about but it seems interesting. I am looking for other ways to use oils besides the diffuser because it can’t take all oil types because it will clog it up but I can find other ways to use some of these i’m sure. I love rose oil but good quality. Thanks for the blog post!!

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