8 Mood-Enhancing Products to Try This Spring

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The first day of spring 2016 (March 20, for those of you who overlooked it) may have come and gone, but we know some of you are still dealing with a few more chilly, dreary days before the real spring awakening begins. Regardless, no matter if you’ve already started soaking up the vitamin D or are still stuck in the doldrums, it’s time to break out of any dull daily routine and spring-clean your grooming routine. Add some mood-enhancing magic to even the darkest, dreariest of days with these grooming products with scents that will completely brighten your outlook.

1. Rootfoot’s Spirit Animal Collection

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Rootfoot’s fragrance collection | Source: Rootfoot

Channel your spirit animal — or animals — with Rootfoot’s fragrance collection that includes four oils in a handcrafted medicine pouch. Founded on plant wisdom, lunar cycles, aromatherapy, and Ayurveda, the company facilitates the connection between humans and the earth with their nature-influenced scents. The four oils include Bear (for strength, healing, and introspection), Eagle (for perspective and awareness), Coyote (playfulness and adaptability), and Deer (gentleness and sensitivity). Talk about a mood boost — times four.

2. Molton Brown Suma Ginseng Body Wash

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Molton Brown body wash | Source: Molton Brown

Molton Brown Suma Ginseng body wash is an invigorating way to start or end the day. It is blended with ginseng extract for maximum clarity and brain power along with notes of zesty lemon, cinnamon, and heady patchouli for the ultimate uplifting showering experience.

3. Malin + Goetz Bergamot Fragrance

Bergamot is a signature scent in Malin + Goetz’s most popular body care products, but now it has been reinterpreted as a fine fragrance. Hearkening to the beautiful Italian sunshine, bergamot is a warm, timeless citrus scent with hints of fresh green mint and glistening spices. It all makes for a vibrant aroma while a dry down of woods and musk imparts an elegant, understated sensuality on the skin. It won’t take long for you to be feeling better and brighter once you spritz on this potion.

4. Mayron’s Goods Nick Stuff

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Mayron’s Goods balm | Source: Mayron’s Goods

The subtle healing scent of Mayron’s Goods Nick Stuff will make any boo-boo better. The 27% calendula-packed balm soothes razor cuts and burns with shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, zinc oxide, chamomile, aloe vera, Vitamin E, rosemary, and essential oils. Razor nicks never had it so good.

5. Watermint Gin Facial Cleanser

If you need a cocktail, but it’s not happy hour, Blind Barber’s Watermint Gin cleanser will put a smile on your face. It infuses skin with natural hydrating agents and botanical extracts including juniper berry from gin for an intoxicating scent and substance that helps to fight acne breakouts and leaves skin feeling cool and fresh.

6. Beardbrand Spiced Citrus Beard Oil

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Beardbrand beard oil | Source: Beardbrand

A unique blend of grapefruit, clove, and vanilla harmonizes beautifully in Beardbrand’s Spiced Citrus Beard Oil, yielding a totally delicious and fresh appeal. The blend of oils is only matched by the product’s lightweight formula that effectively keeps your beard conditioned and shiny, so all anyone will notice is that tempting aroma.

7. Jack Black Nourishing Hair and Scalp Conditioner

The stimulating zest of peppermint pervades this Jack Black conditioner, which also features tea tree leaf oil and basil leaf along with organic kelp and jojoba for a hair and scalp boost that will also work wonders for your senses. It’s the wake-up call you really want.

8. C.O. Bigelow No. 1951 Eucalyptus Body Lotion

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C.O. Bigelow body lotion | Source: C.O. Bigelow

Both motivating and revitalizing, the scent of eucalyptus is sure to power your day. So be liberal with this C.O. Bigelow No. 1951 body lotion that not only leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, but also an undeniable hint of fresh, energetic clarity in your wake.

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