Blue Monday might officially be the most depressing day of the year according to researchers, but here at lookfantastic we're here to make it your best Monday yet.
Post-Christmas blues, what feels like the longest month of the year and freezing, cold weather can all have a huge impact on our mood (SAD isn't a myth), which means that we all need a little bit of extra energy to make it through to spring.
We have put together our edit of the best essential oils for a happy mood so you can combat Blue Monday.
The 3 mood-boosting essentials you need
It's no wonder that this orange-based scent ranks top as one of our favourite uplifting essential oils. Used by aromatherapists all over the world to ease tension, anxiety and stress, it's brilliant to use as a mood-boosting tonic when you need a little extra energy.
With the nights getting lighter, a lot of us are thinking about spring cleaning, and what better place to start than with a spritz of the Aromaworks Mandarin & Vetivert Room and Linen Mist? It combines a blend of pure essential oils, including mandarin and frankincense to boost your mood and leave soft furnishings gently scented for a long period of time.
If you love to indulge in a luxury bodycare routine, you will love Jurlique's Refreshing Body Lotion. Not only will it keep your skin super soft and hydrated during these colder months, but also contains lemon, mandarin and tangerine to energise your mind and body.
This wonderfully zesty essential oil is super uplifting thanks to its citrusy-scent. Traditionally, it is used as an antibacterial essential oil thanks to its purifying properties, which makes it excellent for clarifying your mind and thoughts.
Pop a dew drops of the NEOM Scent to make you happy Essential Oil Blend into the NEOM Wellbeing Pod and let it work its magic. It contains notes of lemon, neroli and mimosa, which work together to leave the mind and body feeling happy, energised and at peace.
Although this essential oil is traditionally used for inducing-sleep, it's actually one of the most uplifting essential oils thanks to its ability to calm anxiety and nerves. Its balancing properties make it great for revealing calm and helping you feel a little happier and and at ease.
Before bed, have a warm bath and use a little of the Neal's Yard Remedies English Lavender Bath & Shower Gel, which not only contains ingredients to soothe and calm the skin, but also has a beautiful base of lavender to reduce frayed nerves.
Afterwards, spritz a little of the this works Pillow Spray onto your pillow and duvet. Its essential oil blend of chamomile, lavender and vetivert help you to drift off and have a peaceful night's sleep, which in turn will boost your mood the next day.