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Like a good friend, a good essential oil can help reset your mood. And each oil is best at setting a different mood. Maybe you need a Pollyanna in your life—or a chill pill. Use this guide to pick your desired vibe.
You know the friend who always puts a smile on your face? Bergamot is the eternal optimist oil. Research shows that bergamot oil may help reduce occasional feelings of anxiety and be uplifting for your mood. There’s even preliminary evidence that it may help support healthy cortisol levels and healthy circulation, too. To start your day on a positive note, blend bergamot and eucalyptus oils using the new vitruvi Move Diffuser.
vitruvi Bergamot Essential Oil goop, $15
Lavender is well-known for its soothing, restorative nature. It can help bring the mind and body into a calmer state. vitruvi Lavender Essential Oil is steam-distilled in France and blends well with eucalyptus, frankincense, and ylang-ylang.
vitruvi Lavender Essential Oil goop, $18
The friend who is the first to wake up after a night out, cheerfully makes coffee, and cleans up last night’s mess? Pink grapefruit oil. With its antioxidant properties and bright, crisp aroma, pink grapefruit is there for a lively refresh. vitruvi Grapefruit Essential Oil is cold-pressed from the rind of grapefruit and blends well with bergamot, peppermint, and spruce oils. Adding a couple of drops to your moisturizer or favorite scrub can give a brightening boost to your morning ritual, too.
vitruvi Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil goop, $13
Eucalyptus gives off “it’s-all-good” vibes. It’s often used by spas, and a few drops of eucalyptus oil in your morning shower can create a spalike feeling as you start the day. Or we like to blend eucalyptus, lavender, spruce, and grapefruit oils for a calming nighttime ritual.
vitruvi Eucalyptus Essential Oil goop, $13
Connecting with nature helps us ground and decompress. With its deep, woodsy aroma, frankincense oil can create a calming mood and help you come down after a chaotic day. Steam-distilled in India, vitruvi Frankincense Essential Oil is great on its own or blended with lavender and bergamot oils.
vitruvi Frankincense Essential Oil goop, $18
OUR FAVORITE DIFFUSERS
All of these charming essential oils are designed to pair with vitruvi’s gorgeous, sleek diffusers: GP collaborated with vitruvi to choose the shade of grey for our exclusive-to-goop edition. The white stone diffuser is a longtime bestseller. And the portable Move Diffuser is new but already beloved—it’s cordless and runs on a rechargeable battery.
vitruvi x goop goop-Exclusive Stone Diffuser goop, $119
vitruvi STONE DIFFUSER goop, $119
vitruvi MOVE DIFFUSER goop, $179
WHEN YOU CAN’T CHOOSE:
BUNDLES AND KITS
You can find the lavender, eucalyptus, and grapefruit oils hanging out together with spruce oil in vitruvi’s Essentials Bundle. The goop Bundle makes an excellent gift. And if you’re looking for more essential oil blends with unique personalities, vitruvi’s Uplift Kit is full of lively characters that can help elevate a weekday morning routine or a celebratory dinner party as well as many other occasions. vitruvi’s Unwind Kit has essential oils with more-comforting personalities that are lovely for a relaxing evening or when settling into bed.