Energizing essential oils can give you some pep in your step when you need a little boost. Discover which ones are best and how to make energizing diffuser blends.
Most people associate essential oils with their calming or medicinal properties (or both). But they can also help recharge your batteries. Certain citrus oils (lemon, tangerine, orange, grapefruit, etc.) and peppermint are especially uplifting energizing essential oils.
You can enhance the results by combining oils into diffuser blends for energizing aromatherapy. That’s because the combination of multiple essential oils has synergistic effects.
Eucalyptus is another potential energizing essential oil. But research on eucalyptus oil is more focused on specific actions rather than its energy-uplifting properties in general.
One such study concluded eucalyptus oil stimulates the immune system. It’s not a far stretch, then, that eucalyptus oil, if it can stimulate immunity, can provide you with more energy.
Energizing Essential Oils: Better than coffee?
Instead of reaching for a cup of joe first thing in the morning, why not at least try some energizing essential oil diffuser blends? You can simply take several deep breaths of your favorite energizing essential oil or add them to a diffuser.
If you’re not experienced in blending oils, you can buy a bottle of an uplifting oil blend. Most essential oil companies, including the most well-known brands such as Young Living and Doterra, have energizing essential oil blends in a bottle.
If you can’t do without your caffeine, no worries. There’s no need to quit coffee if you need it to make it through the day. But try not to drink it first thing in the morning.
Drink 1-2 cups of water so you can purify your system before you drink coffee. That’s because most people wake up dehydrated. If you’re dehydrated and drink coffee, you’re further dehydrating your system. And there’s no need to add strain to your kidneys.
After drinking water, try inhaling an energizing essential oil or oil blend. Then you can have your coffee!
Combining the morning ritual of hydrating with inhaling energizing essential oils, plus a cup of coffee should provide you with all the energy you need at least until lunch time. And you can add a couple drops of lemon essential oil in water to enhance the taste and detoxifying potential.
It should go without saying that you should also have a balanced breakfast with smart fats to go along with your coffee. (Or, you can make your own bulletproof coffee with healthy fats for breakfast.)
Combining Essential Oils for Energizing diffuser blends
Most people who use aromatherapy combine multiple oils before diffusing. One simple energizing blend uses just two oils. Simply combine any citrus oil with a mint oil, i.e. orange and peppermint.
You can also combine patchouli oil, which isn’t only for hippies. Combine patchouli with two or even three citrus oils of your choice to create an energizing essential oil recipe for your diffuser.
Mixing rosemary with peppermint and citrus oil is also an easy recipe to create for your oil diffuser.
Other oils that may give you a boost in mood or energy include clary sage, ylang ylang, basil, geranium, and sandalwood. There are lots of other energizing essential oils you can experiment with.
Best Essential Oil Combinations
To maximize the energizing potential, you’ll want to combine several oils. Pick a few citrus scents you’re fond of with an earthy tone. Try combining lemon, orange or tangerine with lavender and rosemary.
You can also combine citrus oils with cedarwood. Although cedarwood hasn’t been clinically proven to boost energy in general, its compounds are powerful enough to repel fire ants.
The best oil combos for energizing also may contain cinnamon. Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
Although cinnamon might not make you feel peppy and alert like caffeine, if your blood sugar levels are normalized, you’ll feel more energetically balanced.
How to Make an Energizing Blend of Essential Oils
A very simple energizing essential oil blend contains just two oils: thyme and tangerine. So if you’re having trouble adjusting to the daylight savings transition in spring, you may want to give this combination a try.
The following are other blends of energizing essential oils that may help provide a natural uplift of energy. The first three recipes were inspired by an aromatherapy store in Minnesota. The last two oil blends are ones that our family uses regularly.
Topical Blend for Roller Ball
2 Tablespoons Carrier Oil
8 drops – Lavender
8 drops – Ylang ylang
2 drops – Geranium
2 drops – Bergamot
Combine above ingredients in a dark roller bottle. Can be applied topically on the temples when a boost of energy is desired.
Energizing Oil Diffuser Blend Recipe
4 drops – Clary Sage
4 drops – Ylang ylang
3 drops – Geranium
2 drops – Basil
1 drop – Sandalwood
Mix ingredients. Store in amber oil bottle. Can be used in an atomizer or a diffuser. If using an aromatherapy lamp, add a handful of drops.
Uplifting Oil Spray
40 drops Bergamot
40 drops Grapefruit
35 drops Peppermint
30 drops Juniper Berry
25 drops Lavender
4 ounces of pure water.
Combine ingredients in an amber or blue glass spray bottle. Shake the bottle and spray mist into the air.
Topical Essential Oils for Energy Blend
10 drops Lavender
8 drops Grapefruit
8 drops Cedarwood
Combine above ingredients. Store in a small, dark, amber bottle. Make sure each oil can be safely applied directly to the skin.
Energizing Bath Oil
2 teaspoons sweet almond oil
3 drops Pine
3 drops Rosemary
Combine above ingredients. Add to bath water for an uplifting charge.
Keep in mind these are just a few of the hundreds of essential oil recipe combinations. If you need oils that are uplifting, do your research and make sure the oils you’re using aren’t calming in nature.