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Bright, Uplifting Scents to fight the Doldrums

by Penny Keay

Long winter days and nights can make us all feel a little ‘down’.

The holidays have come and gone. In the meantime, the Ground Hog has told us that “spring” is not too far off, but it still is many weeks away. 6 weeks until ‘spring’, or 6 more weeks of winter – doesn’t matter – it’s still a long time!

Since winter and spring storms are quite common between now and May 1st, they can make winter time seem even longer than normal. Snow, ice, sleet, rain, cloudy days these can be – well, no other way to put it - depressing!

Therefore, along the way, and for the next several weeks, you may need a little boost in your spirits. Several essential oils might just help lift your spirits and sense of well-being.

First, like always, any essential oil you enjoy you should use in your blends. Or if you enjoy just single oil or two, smell those.

Some of the oils that are uplifting included below, may also give you a sense of peace include:

Ylang-ylang, Rose, Bergamot, Melissa, Neroli, Jasmine, Geranium, Petitgrain, Lavender, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Ravensara, Sandalwood, Rosewood.

Also uplifting are

Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Allspice, Basil, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Juniper, Peppermint, Spearmint, Patchouli and Vetiver.

The following Synergy Blends are bright too

– Air Freshen, Citrus, Elation, Enlighten, Happy! Happy!!, Invigorating, Mint Energizing, Refreshing. Floral blends include: Beautiful, Calming, Geranium Rose and our newest Anxiety Stop.

Again, there may be others that you love and you know will make you feel alive and happy, so by all means, use them.

Here are a couple fun and exciting blends to try when you feel like you need a little uplifting!


Bergamot – 6 drops
Lime – 5 drops
Geranium – 2 drops
Ylang-ylang – 2 drops
Rosewood – 2 drops

Blend well in a glass bottle and diffuse in any room diffuser .


Spearmint – 12 drops
Grapefruit – 8 drops
Clove bud - 2 drops
V’nillas Blend – 2 drops

Blend well in a glass bottle and diffuse in any room diffuser .

Just because there is still snow on the ground, we do not have to wait to have spring-like scents all around us.

Others in the northern half of the United States and Canada will enjoy some of these happy floral scents too. Of course, light floral scents are great whenever you want to lift the emotions and feeling for yourself and those around you!

The following recipes are for use in any diffuser. Simply blend these oils together and add to the melted wax of a tart warmer or to the pads of your favorite fan diffuser.

Remember too, as you do your regular household cleaning if you discover you like one of these recipes – just blend them and add them to your cleaning bucket!

Very Floral

Ylang-ylang – 6 drops Geranium – 4 drops Neroli – 2 drops

Blend well in a glass bottle and diffuse in any room diffuser .

Warm Woodsy Floral

Cedarwood – 6 drops Lavender – 4 drops Mandarin – 3 drops

Blend well in a glass bottle and diffuse in any room diffuser .

Sweet Floral

Ylang-ylang – 6 drops Grapefruit – 3 drops Mandarin – 3 drops

Blend well in a glass bottle and diffuse in any room diffuser .

Spring Rain in the Forest

Pine Needle – 4 drops Hyssop – 3 drops Eucalyptus – 3 drops Cypress – 2 drops Juniper – 1 drop

Blend well in a glass bottle and diffuse in any room diffuser .

Have fun – be creative and write your recipes down. If you find a few that you really enjoy please share with others! It will help brighten their day too.

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© 2013, 2015, 2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.

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