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How to use flowers to lift your spirit

How to use flowers to lift your spirit

Flowers are one of the best gifts to give and receive. These floral beauties will convey different messages based on color and plant variety. You can now learn how to use flowers to lift your spirit.

The bloom colors, petal and leaf textures, and fragrance can lift us up and out of a dark mood and sad emotions.

The fragrance has a way of transporting us back to happier moments of our life. The intoxicating scent of peonies may take us back to our wedding day, or the texture of geranium leaves may remind us of grandma’s flower garden and brighten our day.

Flowers seem to be weak plants, but they are mighty in how they can lift our spirits and convey a message. Next time you’re feeling depressed (or know someone who is), get some of these flowers to lift your spirits.



Freesias have a  sweet, fruity scent and grow in various bright, bold colors. The blooms are trumpet-shaped with soft, delicate petals. A bouquet of freesia will bring a natural, sweet smell to any room of your home and ut a smile on your face.

Freesia flowers symbolize friendship, trust, thoughtfulness, and innocence. They make an excellent gift for someone going through a difficult time.


How to use flowers to lift your spirit

Photo by Camille

The scent of lavender can instantly transport our thoughts back to a happier, calmer time. The essential oils and fragrances from lavender are used in baby products and bath products to calm the body and the mind.

Lavender symbolizes purity, silence, devotion, serenity, grace, and calmness. The purple bloom color means royalty, elegance, refinement, and luxury.


Yellow and Orange Lily

Photo by Arie Wubben

There are many varieties of this uplifting flower with various colors and fragrance levels. The sweet and innocent beauty of the lily flower is associated with new life and rebirth. The flower symbolizes fertility and purity.

Lily roots and bulbs are boiled to create teas to treat stomach disorders and fevers and assist women in labor. Plant parts are also used topically to treat sores and burns.


Pink Peony

The intoxicating fragrance of peonies and the multitude of soft petals make these beauties a popular wedding flower. Peonies are always associated with happy times and can help lift someone’s mood anytime.

Symbolic of love, honor, happiness, wealth, romance, and beauty, peonies are given on special occasions to express goodwill, best wishes, and joy.

Peonies only bloom for one month in the spring and are easy to grow in the home garden. They are an herb plant used in medicinal applications to block chemicals that cause pain and swelling. Often used to prevent blood clotting, kill cancer cells, and as an antioxidant.


How to use flowers to lift your spirit

You can’t help but smile at the sight of a bouquet of roses. Their scent is considered relaxing and restorative since it makes us slow down, breathe deeply, and enjoy the aroma of the blooms.

Red roses symbolize love and romance. Yellow roses mean friendship and joy. Pink roses symbolize gratitude and appreciation, and the white rose stands for innocence and purity.

Drinking tea made from rose petals gives a mild sedative effect and contains an anti-inflammatory. If the sleeplessness due to pain is the cause of low spirits, a cup of rose tea can help.

Sweet Pea

Red sweat pea

Photo by Raimond Klavins

The thin, delicate flowers petals of the sweet pea are filled with a soft fragrance. The pale shades of ivory, pink, and green are pleasing to the eyes as they lift the spirits.

The aroma of sweet pea is often used in soaps, lotions, and perfumes because of its ability to lift the spirit. The flower symbolizes good wishes, friendship, and kindness and can be used to soften the pang of a goodbye.


An Interview with Harry Simpson