There are a variety of scents that have mood lifting properties.  Here is a list.

Aromatic  antidepressants:   bergamot, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, douglas fir, frankincense, geranium, ginger, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lemon balm, lemon verbena, mint, neroli, nutmeg, oregano, pine, rose, rosemary, saffron, sage, sandalwood, spruce, sweetgrass, tobacco, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang

From this we can divided them up into different categories:


Grounding mood lifters:  Bergamot, cedar wood, chamomile, clary sage, lemon, lemongrass, sage, sandalwood, sweetgrass, tobacco, vetiver

Stimulating mood lifters:  Cardamom, cinnamon, douglas fir, frankincense, geranium, ginger, mint, oregano, rosemary, spruce, thyme, 

Elevating floral mood lift:  Jasmine, lavender, neroli, rose, ylang ylang


With that in mind, here are a few recipes.  Add this to one ounce of carrier oil for direct application.


Sweet Lift:   

6 drops Lavender

6 drops Jasmine

3 drops Ylang ylang



6 drops rosemary

6 drops rose

3 drops sandalwood


Deep Nourishment

6 Frankincense

6 Bergamot

3 Neroli


Calm Lift

6 drops Chamomile

6 drops Cedarwood

3 drops Douglas Fir