According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, about 38% of people are using Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs), but for practitioners such as myself, its not an alternative at all, its a way of life!  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 for the kind-hearted soul (HSPs, sentivies, and empaths; I have a great group program as well which can be found HERE. Foundational protocols include diet and lifestyle modifications and reducing stress. None of the information is designed to be a substitute for medical care however, these tools are very supportive for mood-related issues, especially as an intuitive!


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.

It’s what we do day in and day out that hurts or heals.

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.

Kelli Hughart’s Mood Blend (My own signature recipe!

In a diffuser, blend (I like Floracopeia)

1-2 drops of Ylang-ylang EO

1-2 drops of Bergamot EO

2-3 drops of Cannabis EO

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

If you feel overwhelmed and exhausted, reach out for support!