It’d be great if we can all go through our days in a joyful and blissful mood spreading nothing but positivity to our peers! Unfortunately, not every day is going to be a good day and you’re not always going to wake up on the right side of the bed.
Not feeling your best can affect your mood, thinking, and behavior. However, it isn’t always as simple as just waking up on the wrong side of the bed. We’ve all been on this earth long enough to be in a bad mood quite a few times for a quite a few reasons! There are also major psychological disorders that people suffer from such as anxiety and depression which can significantly affects our self image.
The fact of the matter is, being miserable and in a bad mood can cause problems, some avoidable, in your daily life. Of course there are ways of distracting yourself from what’s bothering you and other pick me ups such as eating your favorite dessert but a natural solution that can fit right in your pocket is Sweet Orange Essential Oil. This oil has a balancing effect that helps shift your negative emotions and promote positivity and joyfulness.
According to aromatherapy practitioners, inhaling essential oil molecules (or absorbing essential oils through the skin) transmits messages to the limbic system (a brain region responsible for controlling emotions and influencing the nervous system).
Sweet orange essential oil in aromatherapy can treat or prevent the following:
- Colds and flu
Orange essential oil has a direct effect on the olfactory system of the brain that quickly evokes emotional responses. It’s a great essential oil for balancing hormones since it can help turn off reactions from stress hormones like cortisol. Research also shows that orange oil is both “uplifting” and “calming,” making it a great scent for brightening your mood in the morning or calming your nerves after a long day.
Through its rejuvenating sweet scent, sweet orange essential oil can:
- Uplift your mood
- Bring on relaxation
- Reduce worry
- Calm nerves
How to use sweet orange essential oil to boost your mood
There are some therapeutic ways to use Sweet Orange Essential Oil to enhance your mood!
- Blended massage oil and in a bath
As a blended massage oil or added to a bath, it assists with colds and flu, eliminates toxins, boost the lymphatic and immune system and helps ease nervous tension and stress.
- Vapor therapy
In vapor therapy, orange oil can help with colds and flu, nervous tension and stress and helps to create a feeling of happiness and warmth, while helping children fall asleep at night.
- Cream or lotion
When used in a cream or lotion it also assists the lymphatic system, helping to detoxify a congested skin and although it is a good general skin tonic, it is great for older more mature skin, dealing with dermatitis, as well as acne and soothing a dry irritated skin. The general tonic action seems to stem from the action it has on supporting collagen formation in the skin, which is required for a healthy, young-looking skin.
You can diffuse sweet orange oil throughout your home, add to your shower for a relaxing aroma, or inhale directly. If you choose to use it throughout your day, just simply mix orange oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba, avocado, or sweet almond oil and you can directly apply it to the palms of your hand and rub it in. You can inhale the scent from your palms or just let the scent linger like a perfume to help promote a good mood and spread the positivity to the people around you!