I’ve been talking about the benefits of essential oils and how to use them around the house for a while but thought this topic was worth revisiting in a time where we are all experiencing many different emotions and likely confined to our four walls a bit more than usual. Scent is SO powerful. It can trigger memories and even change your mood. And I’ve found that it plays an important role in how I relate to my space. This essential oil blend helps spark my productivity when I’m feeling a bit sluggish and noticeably brightens my mood–so I spray it everywhere! And I’m sharing the magic with you today because we’re cool like that. To make this spray, you’ll need a few uplifting essential oils like lemon, rose, and spearmint, rubbing alcohol or witch hazel, and filtered water. That’s it. Below you’ll find everything you need to make your own mood-boosting essential oil spray, including a how-to video and usage suggestions. Let’s get to it, sis.

Which Essential Oils are Uplifting?

I use a combination of five uplifting essential oils to make this spray but you could technically get away with four (more on that later). First up is frankincense essential oil, which has focusing, centering, and relaxing properties and smells earthy and like camphor. Lemon and orange essential oils both have uplifting, refreshing and invigorating properties and smell fresh and citrusy. So you can get away with using just one of these oils, if that’s what you can find. The scent of orange is more sweet, whereas lemon is more tart. Next is rose essential oil because it has uplifting and comforting properties and a soft, floral scent. Spearmint essential oil is a favorite of mine to use while cleaning because it has stimulating and invigorating properties. The scent is herbaceous, and, of course, minty.

How to Make Mood-Boosting Essential Oil Spray for Home

What You’ll Need

Mood-Boosting Essential Oil Spray Instructions

  1. Ensure your spray bottle is clean and dry. Remove the cap then add filtered water to spray bottle, followed by either the rubbing alcohol or witch hazel.
  2. Next, add essential oils in the proportion of 2 to 1–frankincense to everything else (example below).
  3. Replace the cap of spray bottle and gently swirl the contents to combine them. Let the mixture sit for a bit to marinate before first use.
  4. Spray and enjoy! Be sure to swirl the bottle before each use as the oils can separate.

I use 20 drops of frankincense, and 10 drops each of lemon, orange, rose, and spearmint but the amounts you will choose to incorporate just depend on how strong you want the fragrance to be. And here’s a video where I demonstrate how to make a bottle of mood-boosting essential oil spray, in case you’re more of a visual learner like me. 🙂

How to Use Your Essential Oil Spray

You can spray this mood-boosting spray all over your home, including in the air, on rugs and carpet, over upholstered furniture pieces like sofas and headboards, and on linens and curtains. Also, if you don’t want to make a spray, you can still reap the mood-boosting benefits by adding a drop or two of each of these essential oils to a diffuser or even in a basin of hot water (hello homemade steam treatment!) I hope this mood-boosting essential oil blend is uplifting to you, especially as we are spending more time around the house these days. Thanks for reading!

Mood-Boosting Essential Oil Home Spray
Cook Time
5 mins

An uplifting blend of essential oils you'll want to spray all around your space for a mood boost

Servings: 1 bottle
Author: Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz
  • 1 glass spray bottle
  • 1 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol or witch hazel
  • 20 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 10 drops rose essential oil
  • 10 drops spearmint essential oil
  1. Add water, rubbing alcohol, and essential oils to spray bottle and close tightly.

  2. Swirl bottle gently to combine ingredients then let sit for about 20 minutes before using. Gently swirl bottle before each use as ingredients can separate.

  3. Spray on linens, upholstered furniture, and in the air. Be mindful that orange essential oil has color and may stain white and light-colored fabrics if sprayed too closely and/or in large quantities.

Recipe Video