Brighten Up Your Winter Blues

Gloomy months can make for gloomy moods.

Essential oils can help lift your spirits, no matter how dark and dreary the day. This week, my friend Dana Campbell shares some uplifting oils to beat the winter blues.


A Go-To Essential Oil Mix

This is one of my personal go-to mixes to lighten up winter heaviness.

Mix 10 drops of lavender, 5 drops of grapefruit and 2 drops of eucalyptus (or peppermint)
in an unscented base such as jojoba oil. Lavender is calming, grapefruit is a mood elevator and stimulates digestion, and eucalyptus is excellent for opening the respiratory system.

Try a few drops on your temples before you go to sleep. You can also use it in the bath or try it at the office.

Additional Oil Aroma Mood-Lifters

I asked Dana Campbell to add a few more recommendations to help uplift your mood no matter what Mother Nature has in store. She suggests trying an oil diffuser or mixing in a base oil and putting some on your wrist to sniff throughout the day:

  • Peppermint

  • Bergamot

  • Orange