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5 uplifting essential oils to add into your daily routine

5 uplifting essential oils to add into your daily routine
Team LF
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Sometimes we all need a little boost to start our day right. Luckily, there is a group of uplifting essential oils dedicated to giving you a life and mood-boost so you can tackle whatever life throws at you.

What are the most uplifting essential oils to boost your mood?


Not only does bergamot have an incredibly beautiful scent, it's also super uplifting and great for when your mood needs a lift. Considered a natural antidote against anxiety and nervousness, this essential oil is perfect for use just before an important meeting or job interview when you need a little calming boost.

Start your day with the Bergamot & Jasmine Body Wash from ESPA as an energising boost in the morning, followed by the NUXE Perfume just before stepping out the door. Both products contain uplifting bergamot, and will give you that little lift before the day ahead.


Considered to be a natural antiseptic, cleanser and detoxifier, lemon also has incredibly uplifting and energising properties thanks to its zesty fragrance. It's also great at helping to clear blemishes and impurities on the skin thanks to its purifying abilities, making it perfect for use in any combination skincare routine.

Add in the REN Clarifying Toner into your morning skincare routine. It contains a blend of lemon and organic fruit acids to wake up tired and dulling complexions and leave the skin cleansed and purified. Keep your energy levels toppped up with the NEOM Burst of Energy Pulse Point Treatment, which contains lemon, grapefruit and rosemary to clear the mind and uplift the senses.


Frankincense is so much more than an offering at Christmas time, it's one of the best essential oils to uplift and energise. If you are going through emotional stress or nervousness, it helps to balance out your mood, while also helping to improve concentration and energy levels.

At night, massage the ESPA Soothing Body Oil into your skin for a relaxing experience. It contains frankincense, rose geranium and sandalwood to nourish the skin and calm your mind. Just before getting into bed, put the Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Roller Ball onto your pulse points to help balance and promote positivity.

Ylang Ylang

This beautifully exotic scent is also great for including in your beauty routine when you need an uplifting boost. It's believed to help calm nerves and stress during times of emotional upheaval, stress and tiredness.

Spend 5 minutes massaging the Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood into your complexion at night. The facial exercise will help to relieve headaches and tension, while the therapeutic scent of the essential oils helps to clear sinuses and relax you. To keep the scent during the day, pop the Molton Brown Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Hand Cream in your handbag. It's infused with magnolia, lily of the valley and ylang-ylang to delicately fragrance and uplift your day.


This energising essential oil is used as a tonic to ease lethargy, stress and tension thanks to its incredibly uplifting and positive scent. By helping to boost your mood, both mind and body feel ready to take on the day.

Light the Ila-Spa for Higher Energy Candle in Orange Blossom in the morning an hour before you leave for work and let its wonderfully uplifting scent light your day ahead. Follow with the Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist, which is an astringent toner and skin refresher packed with orange, lavender and citrus fruit extracts to energise the complexion.

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