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5 Essential Oil Recipes to Suit Your Mood

Try these essential oil recipes from Aura Cacia to enhance the mood in your space.
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Try these essential oil recipes from Aura Cacia to enhance the atmosphere of your space.

For relaxation: Peru Balsam

  • Aroma: rich, sweet, and creamy, like balsamic and vanilla
  • Inhale to evoke a relaxed, sensual mood
  • Blend 2 drops Peru Balsam, 3 drops cinnamon leaf, and 5 drops sweet orange in a candle lamp diffuser for a comforting home

For strength: Blue Cypress

  • Aroma: woody and floral, like cedarwood
  • Inhale to evoke a feeling of strength and determination
  • Combine 3 drops blue cypress, 3 drops frankincense, and 3 drops lemon in a candle lamp diffuser to support meditation

See also Scents that Heal: Aromatherapy for What Ails You

For grounding: Carrot Seed

  • Aroma: nutty, earthy, pungent, sweet vegetal
  • Inhale aroma to evoke a grounded, determined attitude
  • Combine 2 drops carrot seed, 2 drops vetiver, 2 drops Texas cedarwood, 4 drops bergamot orange in a candle lamp diffuser to bring fields and forest into your home

For creativity: Juniper Berry

  • Aroma: sweet scents of the pine forest
  • Inhale to inspire creativity and focus
  • Combine 8 drops juniper berry, 8 drops sweet orange, 8 drops balsam fir and 4 ounces water in a spray mister bottle for a clean air freshener

See also Mood-Boosting Essential Oils

For contentment: Mandarin Orange

  • Aroma: fruity, exotic, and floral, like tangerine and neroli
  • Inhale to evoke a feeling of contentment.
  • Combine 8 drops mandarin orange, 8 drops coriander seed, 6 drops sandalwood, 2 drops neroli and 4 ounces water in a spray mister bottle to transform your space into a misty orange grove

For more recipes, visit Aura Cacia’s 10 Fragrantly Fascinating Essential Oils