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8 Natural Mood Boosters to Help Battle the Winter Blues

Thursday, December 31, 2020   /   by Frank Hornstein

8 Natural Mood Boosters to Help Battle the Winter Blues

8 Natural Mood Boosters to Help Battle the Winter Blues

Lift your mood and spirit with these essentials, from light therapy lamps to energizing essential oils.

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December 15, 2020

Seasonal Affective Disorder is no joke. It’s estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from seasonal depression every winter, and even if you’re not affected in an extreme way, chilly temps, shorter days and cold and flu season can make anyone feel more tired and irritable. If you're counting down the days until spring, consider these natural mood-boosting and health-promoting items to get you through winter.

Light Therapy Lamp

Photo By: Brittney Gazaway


According to the National Institute for Mental Health, sitting in front of a light therapy lamp first thing in the morning on a daily basis can help replace diminished sunlight during winter. Typically, these lamps filter out the ultraviolet rays and require 20-60 minutes of exposure to 10,000 lux of cool-white fluorescent light, an amount that is about 20 times greater than ordinary indoor lighting.

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Aromatherapy Essentials


Aromatherapy is a great way to lift your mood and change your attitude. Certain essential oils, such as citrus and peppermint, have energizing properties and are known to spark creativity and focus. You can dab a drop on your wrists and temples, or use an oil diffuser to fill your home, workspace or car with motivational scents. This stone diffuser from Vitruvi is on the pricey side for a diffuser, but we can't help but love how sleek it looks. It's available in white, black, gray and terracotta, all of which would blend in seamlessly with any style of decor.

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Photo By: Cassidy Garcia


For a more portable and budget-friendly option, we love this mini USB essential oil diffuser. It's great for keeping at your workspace.

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Cozy Blankets

$219 - $259 

Getting quality sleep is essential to having the energy to tackle the day, and weighted blankets are a well-researched tool for improving sleep and reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety. If you have the heat going full blast or you just run hot at night and are worried about overheating, we love this cooling weighted blanket from Baloo Living. A weighted blanket should be about 10 percent of your body weight, and this one is available in 12, 15 and 20 pounds. It features hooks on the corners so you can buy a duvet cover separately if you prefer a different color than white.

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Our Favorite Weighted Blankets


We’ve Never Slept Better Thanks to This Chunky Knit Weighted Blanket

Read our full review to find out why we're obsessed with the Bearaby Napper.


The Best Weighted Blankets for Every Style and Budget

Add one of these luxe covers to your home and start reaping the benefits.

$39.99 — $99.99 

On the other hand, if you're tired of constantly being cold, beat the winter chill by making your bed the coziest, warmest spot to come home to with a heated blanket.

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