Look On The Bright Side With This Easy Mood Booster

If you've been feeling down or just plain "blah," this easy DIY is sure to lift your spirits.

Jill Nystul • May 12, 2022

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023

If you’re anything like me, you could always use an extra dose of happiness in your life. That’s particularly true for me lately, since the past couple of weeks have been such a roller coaster.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to take advantage of the natural mood-boosting effects of essential oils by making a simple DIY spray. I’ll start by providing an overview of the effects that different essential oils can have on our state of mind, just to give you a sense of which ones might be most useful to you.

After that, I’ll show you how quick and easy it is to make your a mood-boosting essential oil spray at home. I can’t promise it will solve all your problems, but it’s a simple step you can take in support of your mental and emotional health, and that’s nothing to sneeze at!

Mood Boosting Essential Oils & Oil Blends

Many aromatic essential oils can affect a person’s mood, and here I’ll highlight a few single essential oils with useful mood-altering properties. I’ll also point out a few mood-boosting oil blends, which will give you several great options to choose from when you make your mood-boosting essential oil spray (more on that shortly!)

Single Oils


Floral lavender oil is well-known for its powerfully calming effects. Use lavender oil when you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression, or as an all-natural sleep aid.


The bright and citrus-y aroma of lemon oil will sweeten a sour mood. Use lemon oil to brighten up your disposition when you’re feeling down.


Minty fresh peppermint oil is like a wake-up call for all of your senses! Use peppermint when you’re low on energy or feeling mentally sluggish.

Oil Blends

Lemon & Peppermint (AKA “Instant Pick-Me-Up”)

Ratio: 3 drops lemon oil : 1 drop peppermint oil

This blend offers an attitude adjustment and an energy boost in one! It’s the perfect choice to help you reset after waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

Lavender & Lemon (AKA “Anxiety Aid”)

Ratio: 3 drops lavender oil : 1 drop lemon oil

When anxious thoughts are weighing you down, reach for this blend! The combination of relaxing lavender oil and sunny lemon oil will help take the edge off.

Slumber Blend

While Slumber is great for sleep, it can also help you relax and achieve peace of mind at any hour. It features calming lavender oil, plus grounding cedarwood and vetiver oils.

How To Make A Mood-Boosting Essential Oil Spray

You’ll need:

4-ounce glass spray bottle
Small funnel (optional)
1 1/2 ounces distilled water
1 1/2 ounces witch hazel
20 drops essential oil(s) of your choice (see above)


With the help of a small funnel if needed, add the water, witch hazel, and essential oils to a small glass spray bottle. Replace the spray top and shake to combine.

The witch hazel in this recipe acts as an emulsifier, helping the water and oil to combine more readily. (The mixture will still want to separate though, so just give the bottle a shake before each use!)

How To Use Your Mood-Boosting Spray

Spray it over furniture, into the air, onto clothing, over your pillow, or wherever else you want to use it. As long as you can smell the oils, there’s no wrong way or place to use it to help improve your mood!