6 Essential Oils to Boost Motivation

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We're just a few weeks into the New Year & for many of us, we are already struggling to stick to all of the New Year's resolutions & goals that we set for ourselves.  While self-improvement is a worthwhile goal, it is also a lofty goal & one that might be seem exhausting, if not impossible to attain.  Moments of struggle are completely normal & something that we all face.

When you're fighting off procrastination & struggling to keep working away at your New Year's resolution, Essential Oils can help strengthen your resolve & keep you motivated.

Essential Oils for Motivation

If you're facing trying times & having a hard time staying focused on the things you need to do to more forward & continually progress in your life, try these Essential Oils for Motivation.

Spruce Essential Oil

Spruce Essential Oil is the perfect addition in an Essential Oil blend for keeping you motivated.  Spruce is a very grounding scent that has been shown to help with anxiety & will assist you in letting go of stress.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil is a powerful Essential Oil for keeping you motivated.  With uplifting & relaxing properties, Lavender will put you in the mood for progress.  Diffusing Lavender in your home is also great for getting rid of anxieties & stresses that might be holding you back from reaching your goal.

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil Is a calming oil that allows you to relax & creates a feeling of inner peace.  Roman Chamomile Essential Oil is perfect in any Motivation blend because it helps to restore clarity so that you can focus on where you want to be & how you want to get there.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is known for restoring confidence & brings equilibrium.  In moments where you have a crisis of confidence & feel like you might not be able to reach the goals you have set for yourself, diffusing Ylang Ylang Essential Oil can help.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil is a powerful stimulant that can pep you up even when you're feeling tired & working toward self-improvement is the last thing you want to do.  Try diffusing Peppermint Essential Oil in the morning to get an energetic start to your day.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil is a powerful oil that will help you maintain focus & allow you to concentrate on whatever it is that you have to do.  When you're unable to maintain clear focus on your goals, try diffusing Rosemary Essential Oils so that you can get to work & concentrate on reaching your goals. 

Try blending these Essential Oils in your aromatherapy diffuser when you need added motivation & clear focus.  When blending Essential Oils into your diffuser, it is best to add between 4-10 drops of the desired oil.  Always remember to clean your diffuser in between uses as well.  Cleaning your diffuser regularly will prolong the life of your diffuser & will keep your scents crisp & clean.

To create your own Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser cleaner, combine 1/2 cup of water & 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle.  In between uses, spritz the inside of your diffuser with the mixture & wipe it out with a soft cloth.  

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