The New Year always feels like a fresh start to me. I don’t generally make resolutions. Resolutions create pressure in my mind. I do like to think about what I want to do differently in the new year or new things I want to try.
For New Year’s Eve, my son suggested we try something new. I loved his idea and the feeling that came with the activity.
We each wrote down something that we wanted to let go of from the previous year. On another slip of paper, we wrote something new that we wanted to bring into the New Year with us. At midnight we burned the slips of paper with the things we wanted to let go of. We each kept our slips of paper with the something new we wanted to create to carry with us into the new year.
Trying new things and letting go of things that no longer serve us, can be hard.
I lean on aromatherapy to help me as I walk into the fresh start of a new year. In particular, I use essential oils for energy and motivation. I also like to incorporate essential oils that give me a little courage and fortitude.
What Essential Oils are Good for Positive Energy?
Let's dig into essential oils that energize and how they can impact our emotional health.
My Top 5 Essential Oils for Positive Energy
All citrus essential oils are bright and cheerful and have an uplifting effect on mood and energy levels. I am especially partial to Sweet Orange essential oil. It can help to unblock stagnant energy.
Have you ever noticed how a sunny day can impact your mood? Especially if you live in a state (like Michigan) that tends to have a lot of cloudy and gray days. When the sun does make an appearance, your energy level and your state of mind get brighter.
The aroma of Sweet Orange essential oil has that same effect. It's like opening a bottle of sunshine!
Grapefruit essential oil is another energizing essential oil. It exudes happy, outward energy. Grapefruit has an uplifting effect on the mind and emotions. One of its most prominent chemical components, d-limonene, has stress-reducing actions. It is a wonderful oil to use when you have a task on your to-do list that is outside of your comfort zone.
Siberian Fir essential oil is a wonderful oil to help promote feelings of strength and perseverance. The trees that make this oil are majestic and tall. They have the strength to grow and thrive in the cold mountains of Siberia. The piney, fresh and sweet aroma helps to promote feelings of alertness.
Eucalyptus essential oil is powerful and fresh smelling. It has an uplifting aroma and can help clear the mind and aid in concentration. Use this oil when you need a little extra energy and focus! Be aware that there are several varieties of eucalyptus oils. Some are not recommended for young children.
Lemon essential oil is bright and cheerful. Like most citrus, the method used to extract the essential oil from the rind is a cold press process. Think about when you slice into a lemon or zest the rind. That amazing fresh scent is exactly what you get in a bottle of lemon essential oil.
Limonene and citral, two of the chemical components found in lemon essential oil, can decrease physical and psychological stress.
These are a few of the essential oils for energy and happiness that can help you motivate you into trying new things this year.
Essential Oil Blends for Energy, Motivation, and Perseverance
I have created for children and adults specific essential oil blends for energy and motivation. I also have a variety of products and sensory tools so you can enjoy and reap the benefits of this aromatherapy experience.
For Grown Ups: Essential Oil Blends for Motivation and Positive Energy
Due to the properties of the essential oils used in these blends and their salty (and humorous) names, we recommend these blends for adults. (Or at least 10 years and older)
Getting Shit Done Essential Oil Blend
Add a drop or two of the Getting Shit Done diffuser blend to your favorite ultrasonic mister to motivate and inspire everyone in your home. Inhalation of essential oils with a diffusing mister is one of the fastest ways to feel the effects of aromatherapy on our emotions.
The essential oils in this fragrant and uplifting blend will give you the focus and fire you need to complete your to-do list.
The energizing essential oils used in this blend include:
Are you on the go but need a boost of energy? The Getting Shit Done rollerball is the perfect way to take your aromatherapy with you where ever you go.
Roll the blend on your pulse points or rub it on the palms of your hands, make a tent over your nose, and breathe deep to increase energy levels.
Rollerballs are a handy and impactful method to experience aromatherapy. A rollerball gives you pure essential oils diluted with carrier oil. At Wellnessed, our rollerball blends include fractionated coconut oil. It is a lightweight carrier oil, absorbs into the skin, and won’t clog your pores.
Carpe F#cking Diem Essential Oil Blend
Another great essential oil blend for positive energy, motivation, and self-confidence is Carpe F#cking Diem. The combination of oils helps to increase concentration, encourage creativity, and promote productivity
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Rollerballs are great to use when you want a slower and more long-lasting outcome on your mood. A rollerball introduces the oils deeper into your tissue and bloodstream. You are getting a slower, more continuous absorption of the essential oil properties.
We have incorporated Carpe Diem blend into a sensory putty. The tactile sensation of squeezing, pinching, and pulling the putty helps to relieve stress or nervous tension. You benefit from both inhalation and absorption of the essential oils.
We offer the putty on its own and with the Carpe F#cking Diem journal. Take five to ten minutes at the beginning of your day to record your thoughts, feelings, goals, and ideas for seizing the day!
For Children: Essential Oil Blends for Happiness and Energy
We create a variety of aromatherapy and sensory goods designed for children. Our Star Essence products give children a tangible way to self-regulate their emotions.
Included in this product line is a special blend of essential oils for focus and energy called Star Essence Energy.
This unique blend combines citrus oils and frankincense.
- Wild Orange essential oil aromatherapy benefits include relief of stress and anxiety.
- Lemon essential oil boosts concentration and uplifts your mood.
- Lime essential oil improves mental clarity and focus.
- Frankincense essential oil improves memory and eases irritability.
This blend is sure to brighten up your child’s day. He or she can enjoy the aromatherapy benefits through touch and smell.
Children can knead, roll, cut and pinch the Star Essence Energy putty. They will absorb the feel good properties of the essential oils through their skin and their sense of smell.
Or how about some bubbles with benefits? Children enjoy the sensory activity of blowing and chasing bubbles while inhaling the citrusy and uplifting energy essential oil blend with our Star Essence Energy Bubbles.
Energy Body Butter nourishes and soothes dry skin. While the mix of essential oils encourages feelings of happiness and positivity. Wellnessed whipped body butters are handmade with organic shea butters, cocoa butters, and coconut oil.
Our vision for Wellnessed is to make it easy for you to find and use all-natural and safe aromatherapy and sensory products that will enhance your emotional well-being.
To your wellness… cheers!