Are you looking for natural ways to lift your mood at home? Our home environment can play a vital role in our mental health and wellbeing. 41% of people who work from home reported that they feel stressed compared to those who work in an office. 

So how do we improve our home environment? Uplifting home scents and mood-lifting fragrances could be the answer to boosting your mood at home. 75% of all emotions generated are due to something we smell. 

Do you want to learn more about how to lift your mood through scent? Let’s take a look at some mood-enhancing smells and how they can help. 

How Can Home Scents Lift Your Mood?

A lavender sachet in your bedroom can help with relaxation, but how do other scents affect our mood? Essential oils are powerful plant extracts that can be used around the home to relieve stress, boost mood, and balance emotions.

You must choose 100% pure, high-quality essential oils to reap the full benefits of each oil. Essential oils are not regulated or monitored, so you must do your research when choosing essential oils.

Aromatherapy blends and oils should be tightly sealed in a dark glass bottle with a detailed description of which plant extracts are included. Some companies will dilute their essential oils or add synthetic chemicals to make more profit. 

Using a cold air scent diffuser or nebulizer is the cleanest, safest way to use essential oils in the home. A nebulizer is considered to be more effective than a reed diffuser as it uses less power and disperses the essential oils without diluting them. This means you can enjoy the benefits of your aroma oil blends without the use of water or heat. 


Cinnamon can be used in the home to create a feeling of warmth and relaxation. It is often used in aromatherapy blends such as pumpkin spice to trigger memories of home baking and the cozy holiday season. 


Lemongrass has antiseptic and anti-depressant properties that may offer anxiety-reducing effects. The sharp, citrus aroma of lemongrass can calm the mind and help balance emotions. 


Bergamot is from the citrus peel of citrus bergamia and is known for giving earl grey tea its distinctive flavor. Diffusing this essential oil can help reduce stress and promote relaxation in your home. The uplifting citrus scent has also been known to relieve feelings of anxiety. 

Bergamot is a pet-safe essential oil and can be safely diffused around your furry companions. 


Frankincense is an earthy, woody scent that can be used to promote feelings of peace and overall wellbeing. It can be safely diffused around pets and is an excellent aroma for stress relief. Frankincense blends well with citrus scents such as bergamot and lemon. 

Enhance Your Mood the Natural Way

Using natural home scents to boost your mood can also create a welcoming and calming atmosphere in your home. Transform your space into an invigorating retreat by choosing blends that suit your mood and promote mental wellbeing.  Make sure that you purchase essential oils from a reputable source and that the purity of the oil is stated on the packaging. 

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