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5 Bad Day Hacks: Essential Oils to Lift Your Mood

By Jodi Cohen

Two joyful friends wearing sunglasses lie head-to-head, sharing a laugh under a sunny sky.

“If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn’t be a human being. You’d be a gameshow host.” – Veronica Sawyer, Heathers

I always loved that quote.  Because it’s so true, right?

We all have bad days! They can be related to weather, traffic, work, relationships, stress or health.  We can’t control our external environment and sometimes bad things happen to good people.

Fortunately, we can control our internal environment.  We can choose in every moment in time how we will react to a situation.  If a traffic jam leads us to spew four letter words or crank the radio louder and sing along.  If losing our keys, glasses, wallet, etc. causes us to lose our cool  or allows us to let it go.

Our thoughts and emotional response to every situation are always within our own control and Essential Oils to lift your mood can be a wonderful hack to get you out of a bad day mindset.


Essential Oils to Lift Your Mood


 Liver Support™ – Nothing helps release anger and frustration like Vibrant Blue Oils Liver Support blend.  My friends and I joke that we should rename it PMS blend as it feels like an absolute mood must on those bitchy, grumpy days.  Just smelling the blend for 3 – 7 breathes helps to release anger, frustration and repressed negative emotions.  You can often tell it has kicked in when you cease to smell anything more.


Rose™ – Happiness in a bottle!  Smelling our Rose blend, applying it over the heart or massaging it around the ears helps wash away any anxiety, stress or sadness.  A friend equated the experience to being engulfed in a large hug and knowing that everything was going to be all right. Rose oil can help bring light to even the darkest hour of the darkest day.


Adrenal® – Bad day emotions like fear, anxiety or aggression or anxiety send the adrenal glands into overdrive to pump out the hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.  It can take a while for those hormones to clear through our system, keeping us stuck in bad day limbo.  Vibrant Blue Oils Adrenal blend helps to balance the adrenals and clear the energy so you can shift back into a good mood.  Just smell or apply on the lower back for a quick mood hack.


Parasympathetic® – The Parasympathetic “rest and digest” state of the nervous system can be triggered by stimulating the vagal nerve which runs along the mastoid bone behind the earlobe.  If you apply a drop or two of the Parasympathetic® oil it helps the body fall back into balance and shakes a bad mood.


Lavender™ – My go-to blend for all things joy and happiness! Lavender™ oil possesses lovely calming properties that help soothe nerves and relieve stress.  My favorite bad day hack is to add a few drops of lavender oil to a healing bath to help reset my energy and wash away any negativity.



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About The Author

Jodi Cohen

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.