New Year Essential Oil Blends – Start the Year Off Right!

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January is a clean slate. It is the first chapter of a bright and shiny new year…and it is the ideal time to refocus. Whether that means shifting your attention towards a specific resolution or simply doing what you can to start fresh, essential oils can be beneficial. Different essential oil blends can make it easier to achieve your goals and refresh your space. Ready to start blending? To make sure the new year is as positive and productive as possible? Give these essential oil blends a try. There is no easier way to start the year off right.

Try These Essential Oil Blends to Welcome in the New Year

Sometimes, a fresh start is exactly what you need. Maybe you have been feeling a little bogged down mentally and emotionally lately. It makes sense! The month of December is usually overloaded with activities, to-do lists, and seasonal traditions. All of that busyness can be wonderful, but it can also feel overwhelming at times. That is what makes the start of a new year so important. It gives you the opportunity to start over in a sense. January is the ideal time to start fresh and clear away what no longer serves you. This can be done in many different ways, but essential oils are an easy and effective option.

Ready to wave goodbye to old and welcome in the new? Then make sure you create an essential oil blend that includes peppermint, juniper, lemongrass or rosemary. Those oils are known to uplift and energize. Peppermint in particular is known to boost energy levels and alleviate stress. So, if you are feeling a little overwhelmed about the prospect of a new year…blend together peppermint essential oil and lavender essential oil. Lavender is known for its calming properties and it also smells amazing. The two blended together will quickly make your home feel happier and more inviting. Add two drops of each to a diffuser for the best results.  

Even More New Year Blends

In addition to peppermint and lavender…it is possible to make your home feel brand new with other scent combinations. There are many different essential oil blends to try this new year.

  • Fresh Start Blend:
    • 2 drops of Clary Sage
    • 2 drops of Ylang Ylang
    • 1 drop Lavender
  • Morning Burst Blend:
    • 2 drops of Lemon
    • 1 drop of Grapefruit
    • 1 drop of Lime
  • New Year New Focus Blend:
    • 3 drops of Rosemary
    • 2 drops of Orange
    • 1 drop of Peppermint

Use These Blends to Assist with Goals and Resolutions

An estimated 64% of people make New Year’s Resolutions each year. Unfortunately, an estimated 80% of those same people do not follow through on their resolutions. Don’t lose hope! It is always possible to achieve your goals. For instance, perhaps you want to make more time for self care in 2022. That doesn’t have to mean weekly visits to the spa or a face mask each night. It can be as simple as indulging in a little aromatherapy now and then.

Add more self care to your year with the following essential oil blends:

  • Self Love Blend:
    • 3 drops of Neroli
    • 2 drops of Orange
    • 2 drops of Vanilla
    • 1 drop of Cardamom
  • Calm and Peaceful Blend:
    • 3 drops of Lime
    • 2 drops of Lavender
    • 1 drop of Spearmint
  • Grounded Blend:
    • 3 drops of Patchouli
    • 2 drops of Bergamot
    • 1 drop of Clary Sage

Other common resolutions have to do with sleeping better. Thankfully, there are many different types of blends that can help to improve sleep quality:

  • Deeper Sleep Blend:
    • 3 drops of Lavender
    • 3 drops of Cedarwood
    • 1 drop of Vetiver
  • Relax and Unwind Blend:
    • 2 drops of Juniper Berry
    • 2 drops of Vetiver
    • 1 drop of Bergamot
  • Sweet Dreams Blend:
    • 3 drops of Lavender
    • 3 drops of Sweet Orange
    • 1 drop of Frankincense

Focus on Fitness Goals with These Essential Oil Blends

If there are fitness goals on your to-do list for the year, be sure to choose your essential oils wisely and incorporate them into your post-workout routine. Certain oils can be used to reduce the pain of sore muscles following a particularly strenuous workout. For instance, eucalyptus oil has a cooling effect on muscles. Additionally, it reduces pain and inflammation. The same can be said for chamomile essential oil and peppermint essential oil. To create a massage oil:

  • Start with a carrier oil, like coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Add 8 drops of Peppermint, 8 drops of Eucalyptus, 4 drops of Clove, and 4 drops of Ginger to the carrier oil. Mix thoroughly. Then massage the blend onto sore muscles as needed.

Another option is to enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub following a workout. You can make this as elaborate as simple as you like! For instance, you can light a candle, put on some music, and really make this a time for pampering. Or you can simply hop into the tub and let those sore muscles soak. It all comes down to personal preference. Treat your body with this blend:

  • Sprinkle a cup of Epsom salts into the water and make sure they dissolve completely. Then add in 8 drops of Peppermint, 8 drops of Eucalyptus, and 3 drops of Lemongrass.

Do What You Can to Enjoy the New Year

Make the new year one to remember! Whether you choose to diffuse essential oils, create a room spray, an inhaler, or something else entirely…the ultimate goal is to welcome in the good. Essential oil blends make it possible to refocus, get grounded, and move forward with ease.

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