My 3 favorite Essential Oils for Mood

May 6, 2019 Kelli Hughart

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, about 38% of people are using Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs).  CAM usage is expected to rise as the desire of individuals to seek out alternative ways to treat diseases increases. Instead of reaching for pharmaceuticals, CAMs like aromatherapy, when used safely, can be a great way to prevent or help mood disorders. Here are three of my favorite essential oils to help with mood. Foundational protocols include diet and lifestyle modifications and reducing stress. None of the information is designed to be a substitute for medical care.


Cannabis (Cannibis sativia) is an annual flowering plant, native to eastern Asia in the Cannabaceae family.  The plant is now grown worldwide and is known for its use in textiles, food, recreation, and even spiritual usage. The essential oil is made through the steam distillation method.  It is a strong herbaceous smelling and lightly colored oil that can be used as a middle note in perfumery. This is a great essential oil that cab used in remedies for mood elevation and relaxation response.

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Kelli Hughart


Ylang-Ylang, Cananga odorata, is a beautiful tree in the magnolia family from the South Asian region. The essential oil is light in color and is a favorite among botanical perfumers as a middle note. The floral, sweet intoxicating aromatic plant is commonly known for its use in stress, anxiety, anger, and specifically for its antidepressant effect. 


Bergamot, Citrus bergamiais is in the citrus family and the peel is typically used for the distillation process. This essential oil has many uses, but in mood remedies, it can be used for stress, appetite and even appetite.

Sample Diffuser Blend

In a diffuser, blend (I like Floracopeia)

1-2 drops of Ylang-ylang

1-2 drops of Bergamot

2-3 drops of Cannabis

You can adjust based on your needs. Remember a little bit goes a long way. I use a nasal inhaler and I add a drop of vetiver or agarwood as well.

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