The new year is such a wonderful new beginning, but sometimes the dark days of winter can put a damper on that fresh start. One of our favorite ways to boost our mood is using essential oils. Many times it’s the physical benefits that get the most talk when it comes to essential oils, but the mental benefits are just as amazing!

Here are a few of the best essential oils you can use to enhance your mood:


Lavender is easily one of the most popular essential oils because it is both useful and versatile. It has both stimulating and sedative effects, which is a great combination when it comes to enhancing your mood. Lavender has been proven to ease stress, calm the mind, and treat other emotional stressors and increase your mental activity simultaneously. It pairs beautifully with other oils!


Just based on the refreshing and invigorating scent, it’s easy to believe that Citrus oils are amazing mood-enhancers! Our Citrus-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist is a blend of orange, lemon, grapefruit, and lime essential oils, which makes it a powerhouse when it comes to brightening your day. Orange is not only uplifting to both the mind and body, but it also fosters creativity. Lemon is invigorating and promotes alertness. Grapefruit provides relief from mental fatigue and Lime is a known stress-reducer. So many amazing benefits all in one place!


Peppermint is another very popular essential oil. Among its incredible health benefits is the ability to calm the mind and ease anxiety as well as help with attention span, memory, and focus. Peppermint is amazing for when you need to get some work done and need to focus on the task at hand.

Now, there are several different ways that you can reap all the benefits of these essential oils now that you know about them. Oils can be applied topically. They can also be used in a diffuser, which is a great option (read more about the benefits of diffusing essential oils here).

Our personal favorite way to get the benefits of these oils is to turn your bathroom into a therapeutic steam room using our ShowerMists. Just turn on the hot water in your shower and when it starts to get steamy, spritz a few sprays of the ShowerMist of your choice into the steam cloud (away from your eyes) and enjoy! You can even mix and match your favorites to get even more benefits.