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Need a pick-me-up? Try these 7 uplifting essential oils

7 uplifting essential oils to improve your energy

Whether used in a diffuser, bath, during a massage or as part of your skincare routine, essential oils – which are extracted from the roots, flowers, leaves, seeds and bark of plants – are celebrated for their sublime scents. From floral to earthy, herbaceous to citrus, there are all manner of essential oils to try, depending on your mood and preferences.

Aromas aside, essential oils also boast a range of wellbeing benefits and properties, whether that’s potentially boosting your mood, helping you to focus, or instilling a sense of calm after a busy day.

Want to work out which oil is right for you? Here are some of our top recommendations that are guaranteed to make you feel scentsational:

Also read: How to use essential oils

Essential oils for extra energy

One of the many benefits of essential oils is that they can help boost energy – and let’s be honest, who doesn’t need a little energy injection at times? It’s what helps us to navigate a busy week, while also keeping us motivated and productive.

If you feel like you’ve been lacking energy lately, there are a number of oils that could help.

Nature’s Truth Pure Energy Essential Oil contains a blend of oils known for their invigorating aromas. The plant-based blend includes grapefruit, juniper, bergamot, orange, tangerine and geranium oils, which together create an uplifting, citrusy scent profile. As well as being a natural way to reverse energy slumps, citrus essential oils can promote feelings of happiness, too. Why not add a couple of drops to a diffuser?

Another oil that will help to give your energy levels a lift is Nature’s Truth Pure Bergamot Essential Oil. This plant-based essential oil is made from the peel of the citrus bergamia fruit — an inedible citrus fruit with a zesty aroma – you may recognise it as being a key flavouring in Earl Grey tea!

If you feel your lack of energy is related to a cold or illness, Nature’s Truth Pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil could be of assistance. Made from the leaves of the eucalyptus globulus tree, it’s commonly used to clear congestion and coughs, while its strong, invigorating aroma is thought to help banish brain fog.

Also read: Adding essential oils to your beauty routine

Essential oils for boosting mood

A number of factors can affect our disposition day-to-day, from our hormones to the environment we find ourselves in – and using essential oils is one way to help enhance our mood.

Nature’s Truth Pure Frankincense Essential Oil is an essential oil made from the resin of the Boswellia tree. It has a woody, spicy aroma and is commonly used for meditation. It can be used to help relieve stress and boost immunity.

Also read: Five simple ways to feel happy

Essential oils for increasing happiness

Another essential oil to brighten your mood is Nature’s Truth Pure Happiness Essential Oil. This plant-based blend contains cedarwood, lemon, spearmint, tangerine, grapefruit, nutmeg, myrtle and jasmine oils to create a sweet-yet-spiced scent profile. Containing citrus oils commonly used to relieve stress, this uplifting oil is designed to boost your mood.

Nature’s Truth Pure Orange Sweet Essential Oil is another great oil for promoting happiness. It contains 100% pure orange oil, made from the peel of fresh oranges. On top of its feel-good properties, it smells divine, too.

Also read: How to bring essential oils into your yoga practice

Essential oils for mental clarity and focus

Struggling to stay focused, or having trouble concentrating on your work? We all go through phases where we find it hard to stay on track mentally, which is where aromatherapy oils such as peppermint can come in handy.

Nature’s Truth Pure Peppermint Essential Oil is made from the leaves of the Mentha piperita plant and can be used to reduce feelings of tiredness and fatigue. With its stimulating aroma and key notes of menthol, it’s a great one to pop in your diffuser while you’re working – especially if you’re feeling the dreaded 3pm slump.

Also read: How to use essential oils for focus

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