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The Ultimate List of Oils and Herbs for Mood Support

The Ultimate List of Oils and Herbs for Mood Support

When I started learning about oils and herbs for mood support I had no idea that there would be so many different plants to help our moods. And I didn’t even think about all of the different moods we go through and need support for!

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Oils and Herbs for Mood Support

The ultimate list of oils and herbs for mood support--lists different moods and the oils and herbs you can use (anxiety/nervousness, sadness, anger)

Okay, so there are so many different oils and herbs for mood support, but also so many different moods, amirite? Please keep in mind that not all of these oils will work for you; each body is different and what I love may not be what your body loves. So just because an oil or herb isn’t working for you doesn’t mean that they all don’t work for you. Try a new one! You’ll also find that a lot of these oils and herbs overlap into other mood areas.

How and where to use these oils

The best place to apply these oils topically is as close to the brain as possible–so on your forehead, under your nose on the back of your neck right under your hairline, or on your chest (my personal fave).

You can also diffuse three or four drops in your diffuser, on your clothing (you could make a spritz with water, or even hairspray), or on a diffuser cuff (I sell them once a month so sign up to be notified of the next time the shop is open!)

To use oils internally, first make sure the oil is safe for internal use by checking the label, then add 1-5 drops in a large class of water and drink throughout the day. I use a big mason jar and continue reusing it throughout the day. You can also check out my favorite drinks made with essential oils here.

You can also add 1-5 drops in a veggie capsule, add a drop under your tongue, or lick a drop off the back of your hand. Sounds weird, but it’s effective!

If you’re feeling sad and downhearted

Generally speaking, I’m a really happy person. I haven’t had to wrestle with overwhelming sadness for extended periods of time, so I have no idea what that’s like, and I’m amazed by the people who do struggle with it daily. I’m not saying that these oils and herbs will solve all of your problems, but here are some that might help give some extra support:

  • arborvitae
  • basil
  • cardamom
  • cinnamon
  • clary sage
  • dill (one of my most favorite flavorings ever)
  • douglas fir
  • frankincense (saves my children daily)
  • lavender (more about her here)
  • geranium
  • lemon
  • lemongrass
  •  melissa (also known as its common name, lemon balm)
  • roman chamomile
  • thyme
  • St. John’s Wort (which I incidentally found growing in my pastures!! Heaven)
  • wild orange
  • patchouli
  • oregano (this one surprised me! I thought it was only good for pizza)
  • white fir

St. John’s Wort. I keep finding medicine plants and it makes me the happiest. I mean, I love my oils, but sometimes you just need some herb love…if that’s a thing. And I’ve been thinking lately on doing an “oils and herbs” post about plants that help with anxiety, sadness, and “all down-heartedness”. Once upon a time St. John’s Wort was known as an antidepressant for mild to moderate depression according to research done in the 1970s, then in 2009 research showed it was also beneficial in treating severe depression. Plants are amazing. The petals and leaves also have antiviral properties 🙌🏼 and have also been used to help cuts. Turns out it can also cause photosensitivity. ⠀ ⠀ #growloveoils #plantmagic

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My company also has an amazing blend for monthly female support called “Clary Calm” and it has a lot of these sadness fighting oils in it.

If you need grounding and confidence

You guys, sometimes I get a little bit anxious–not sure why or what really triggers it. But this one time I was living in Georgia and was on my way to a social function and I cried the whole 20-minute drive there. I was all shaky and nervous and felt nauseous and I felt like I could not get my crap together. I could have really used a few of these oils at that moment, but I hadn’t started really living my oily life at that point. Here are some oils and herbs that can help with those times you’re feeling nervous, uneasy, overwhelmed, insecure, or doubtful in yourself:

  • Balance blend (this blend is amazing and I use it every day)
  • arborvitae
  • basil (I actually use basil in my morning water along with lemon balm and lemongrass)
  • cedarwood
  • clary sage
  • patchouli
  • vetiver
  • ylang-ylang
  • melaleuca (totally didn’t even think of this one! I mostly just use it for skin issues)
  • douglas fir
  • lemongrass
  • wild orange

If you need to calm the eff down

Sometimes we’re angry, frustrated, jittery, overloaded with stimuli, etc. Try some of these oils:

  • bergamot
  • birch
  • black pepper (who knew?!)
  • clary sage
  • douglas fir
  • fennel
  • frankincense
  • geranium
  • juniper berry
  • lavender
  • melissa (lemon balm)
  • roman chamomile
  • yarrow
  • vetiver

The ultimate list of oils and herbs for mood support--lists the mood you may be feeling and a TON of different oils and/or herbs that may help to support a better mood

 

If you need an energizing boost

You know how you’ve been working/momming all day and you just really need a non-alcoholic pick-me-up? These oils are great for helping boost your energy and fight tiredness:

  • arborivitae
  • basil
  • bergamot
  • clary sage
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • cypress
  • douglas fir
  • eucalyptus
  • grapefruit (I have grapefruit, but never think to use it for anything, so this is great to know!)
  • ginger
  • helichrysum
  • lime
  • lemon
  • lemongrass
  • peppermint (try this trick!)
  • rosemary
  • sandalwood
  • spearmint
  • white fir
  • wild orange

If you need focus and concentration

My friend Annelise from @hello_gorgeous_lips said she loves DoTerra’s oils (specifically the Motivate blend) to help her buckled down and focus on work–maybe you’re the same way! Here are some oils for supporting focus and concentration:

  • basil
  • bergamot
  • black pepper
  • cardamom
  • eucalyptus
  • fennel
  • ginger
  • grapefruit
  • juniper berry
  • lime
  • melissa (lemon balm)
  • rosemary
  • spearmint
  • peppermint
  • thyme
  • vetiver
  • wintergreen
  • ylang-ylang

Remember, every person is different! Like, I don’t love citrus oils (aside from lemon), so using citrus oils for motivation on their own–I don’t like it. However, I LOVE the tree oils, so mixing juniper berry and grapefruit together sounds like magic to me.

If you give zero effs at the moment

I mean…we’ve all been there right? Some days we just don’t care. And like, sometimes that’s really healthy–to not care what other people think and to just do your thing. But sometimes it’s not good to go for a long period of time not caring about anything. So here are some oils and herbs for that:

  • basil
  • cardamom
  • cedarwood
  • eucalyptus
  • frankincense
  • ginger
  • juniper berry
  • lemon
  • marjoram (relative of oregano)
  • melissa (lemon balm)
  • myrrh
  • patchouli
  • roman chamomile
  • rosemary
  • vetiver
  • wild orange
  • ylang-ylang

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I’m sure there are more oils and herbs for mood support that aren’t covered here, but it is so amazing how many plants there are to help us! If you’re looking to order oils then message me to get started with a wholesale account (more info here).

My company also offers an emotional aromatherapy kit that includes support for motivation, peace, cheerfulness, passion, forgiveness, and consolation. If you’re looking for more info on that click here.

 

 

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