Essential oils and affirmations: 5 positive pairings

0 04/01/2023 - ESSENTIAL OILS, Mindfulness, WELLNESS, YL Products, YOUNG LIVING

The new year represents a new chapter in each of our lives and an opportunity to set goals and resolutions for the coming year. But we understand that for many of you, the uncertainty of the past 2 years has made goals seem daunting and perhaps unattainable. Here at Young Living, we believe that self-belief is the key to making 2023 a successful and fulfilling year and that one of the best ways to boost that inner confidence is by practising positive daily affirmations with the help of essential oils.

What are affirmations?

To put it simply, affirmations are short, positive statements that you can repeat, either aloud or in your head, to help overcome negative thoughts and instead encourage self-esteem. It’s about shifting your mindset from one of self-doubt and apprehension to one of self-confidence and empowerment to take action and realise your goals. After all, anything is possible if you just believe!

How can essential oils help with affirmations?

It is well known that scent, emotion, and memory are closely connected. By associating the unique fragrance of an essential oil with an affirmation, it means that each time you breathe in that scent, those specific positive thoughts will be reinforced. Each time you introduce a new affirmation into your life, choose an essential oil or blend to match. As you speak your words of affirmation each day, either apply the oil topically or simply breathe in the scent directly from the bottle. Let the beautiful scents inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals.

Here’s 5 essential oil and affirmation pairings

Make 2023 your best chapter yet with these 5 essential oil blends matched with positive affirmations that will encourage you to be your own biggest cheerleader!


Pairs with this affirmation: “I am grateful that with each experience I become a better version of myself”.

Image of Gratitude essential oil blend.


Young Living’s Gratitude combines the renewing scents of Coriander, Myrrh, and Ylang Ylang which, when paired with this encouraging affirmation, will help keep you grounded and focused on the positives in order to elevate your mood and brighten your overall outlook on life.


Pairs with this affirmation: “I can achieve whatever I set my mind to”.

Image of Abundance essential oil blend.


An exotic combination of Frankincense, Cinnamon, and Orange with fresh notes of Ginger and Clove, Abundance’s energising and uplifting scent associated with this inspiring affirmation will help transform your mindset to thinking abundantly. If you believe you’re worthy of success, your emotions and behaviours will shift and ultimately embolden you to achieve your goals.


Pairs with this affirmation: “I am worthy and deserving of a lifetime filled with happiness and joy”.

Image of Joy essential oil blend.


This pairing is all about self-love. Dilute a few drops of Joy into your evening bath and breathe in the sweet blend of 10 wonder oils as you repeat this positive statement. When you turn compassion inward, you will begin to trust yourself, free yourself from comparison, build resilience and empower yourself to make your dreams a reality.


Pairs with this affirmation: “Every failure makes me stronger and smarter”.

Image of Acceptance essential oil blend.


If the fear of failure is stopping you from setting new goals and aspirations, then this is the affirmation for you. Help overcome that fear by accepting that failure is a necessary part of the journey to success. Pair this affirmation with Acceptance, an enticing fusion of Sweet Almond, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, and Bergamot, and you’ll be one step closer to self-acceptance.

Highest Potential

Pairs with this affirmation: “I am capable of achieving greatness”.

Image of Highest Potential essential oil blend.


The only limitations are the ones we set ourselves. Wake up and start the day right by dabbing Highest Potential onto your neckline, a revitalising fragrance crafted with Jasmine, Cinnamon, and Ocotea to inspire feelings of self-confidence. Use alongside this powerful affirmation to release any feelings of self-doubt so you can realise your true potential and chase your dreams.

Like this blog and let us know in the comments which affirmations are in your daily rotation.


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