8 Ways to Use Uplifting Essential Oils

In these often-dreary final days of winter, we could all use a little uplift! Here are eight easy ways to use pure, n/atural scent around your home to energize and uplift your mood.

There are six essential oils known to be both energizing and mood-elevating. Find out what they are and how to use them to make a difference in the atmosphere that everyone will feel, right here:


Balsam pine – clean, purifying, vitality-promoting
Lemon – uplifting, anti-depressant
Orange – mood-elevating
Peppermint – refreshing, mental stimulant
Rosemary – invigorating
Thyme – refreshing, purifying, herbal, peppery (caution: this oil may produce a burning sensation on the skin)

How to Use Essential Oils in Your Home

1. Place a few drops on the following warm “pulse points” of your home:
light bulbs (be sure to apply when the bulb is cool; the scent will be released as the bulb warms)
television sets
wood stoves
computer terminals
sunny window sills

2. Dilute a few drops of oil water and spray on your bed sheets, upholstery, carpets, etc.

3. Use a few drops of oil in the bath; the scent will linger

4. Rub a few drops into terra cotta flowerpots, wooden table or chair legs, and other semi-porous surfaces

5. Anoint candles with essential oils

6. Choose incense scented with essential oils

7. Place a few drops in a ceramic diffuser

8. Simmer a few drops in a pot of water on the stove

By Annie B. Bond


Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Charles Webb
Charles Webb6 years ago

Many essential oils are poisonous to animals.

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Bon L.
Bon L6 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Marilyn D.
6 years ago

I forgot to mention that many essential oils can cause miscarriages, so they're not good for pregnant women to be using.

Use caution when using essential oils. Many are toxic to humans if applied directly to the skin undiluted.

Marilyn D.
6 years ago

Make sure you don't have cats if you want so spread essential oils around your home. They'll be attracted to it and lick it and it can be toxic to (humans too) animals because their livers aren't equipped to deal with them.

Sandy G.
Sandy G.7 years ago

Very interesting. Thanks

Shane Stauffer
Past Member 10 years ago

I Love essential oils also!! I have found the purest oils at forevergreen.org/556945. they also give 10% of purchases back to the enviroment. I love the foreveryoung oils at forevergreen. I think I will be hooked forever. They have so many of the purest finest quality, and I have looked!!

Sheila Miller
Sheila Miller10 years ago

I know of a teacher who did an experiment with peppermint oils and the mental/academic process of her students. She noted in her study that her 5th grade students who were given peppemint candies and the aroma throughout the room, improved their scores while test taking. Very interesting. I may try this in my classroom this fall.

Ali Butterfield
Ali B10 years ago

I love essential oils, the smell of them and, of course, how they can help you. I will certainly try these ideas given. Thank you.