Resolutions, gym goals and intention setting. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the promise of a “new year, new you,” you may want to press pause, reconnecting with your authentic self. Instead of impossibly high hopes, it may be better to focus on small daily wins that spark joy. Add a few of these eleven indulgent essential oils for ultimate self-care, you’ll stick to.
1. Lavender essential oil
For an easy bedtime ritual, add a few drops of Lavender essential oil into a spray bottle filled with water. Lightly spritz above your pillow for a subtle soothing scent. Did you know that in France, in the 14th century, King Charles VI requested that his pillows be filled with lavender for a sweet slumber? A versatile essential oil fit for a king or queen.
2. Peppermint essential oil
Steam distilled from the leaves; Peppermint essential oil is great for popping in your pocket for an instant uplift. You can also place on your desk at work for a quick refresh, putting on the palms of your hands and breathing in. This cooling scent is sure bring you back to the here and now.
3. Lemon essential oil
Cold pressed from the peel, it takes about 75 lemons to fill one 15 ml bottle of Young Living Lemon essential oil. Ideal for diffusing and transforming your home before a morning meditation or yoga session. Mindful moments never felt so fresh.
4. Frankincense essential oil
Add a touch of opulence to your beauty regime with this all-star ingredient often referred to as “liquid gold.” Beyond the Three Wise Men, it was also popular in ancient Egypt where it was used to embalm pharaohs. Why not try adding a few drops of Frankincense essential oil to a neutral body lotion, leaving skin feeling velvety soft with a delicately sweet and spicy scent.
5. Thieves® essential oil blend
A potent pick-me-up, this spicy signature scent is featured in more than a dozen Young Living products. Infused with Clove bud, Eucalyptus leaf, Lemon, Cinnamon and Rosemary essential oils, for an inviting aroma. Spark joy and refresh your home by adding a few drops of this inviting herbaceous essential oil to your Thieves cleaning products for additional freshness.
6. Lemongrass essential oil
This cheerful scent offers a rejuvenating breath of fresh air. Simply mix some coconut oil, Epsom salt and few drops of Lemongrass essential oil for a hot bath to enjoy this bright zesty aroma, letting your worries melt away. You can couple with Lemongrass+ flavoured water, making your recommendation of 6-8 glasses of water a day, but more flavourful.
7. Cedarwood essential oil
It may be dark outside but bring a little warmth into your life with this soothing woody aroma of Cedarwood essential oil. Steam distilled from the wood of the cedarwood tree, add a few drops to a base shower gel, for a gentle grounding scent that’s sure to help you rise and shine. Start each day fresh and bright with luxuriously cleansed skin.
8. Vetiver essential oil
Originally from Madagascar, Vetiver essential oil’s musty and earthy aroma is steam distilled from the root, encouraging balance and bliss. Diffuse for a more grounded morning meditation session. You can also blend with Ginger essential oil for a slightly spicy warm scent.
9. Oregano essential oil
Coming from the Latin name oreganeum, meaning ‘the joy of the mountains,’ this delicious scent offers a vibrant option. Diffuse Oregano essential oil with Joy™ essential oil for a warm and stimulating fragrance, turning your home into your own personal sanctuary. Complete the herbaceous offering with Oregano+, a must-have for any culinary enthusiast.
10. Grapefruit essential oil
Coming from evergreen trees that grow up to nine metres tall, Grapefruit essential oil is great for combining with lotions, toners and cleansers for fresh and clean skin. If your kitchen bin smells less than lovely, you can also soak a cotton ball in Grapefruit essential oil, dropping it into the empty base of the bin. Coat the bottom in baking soda and let it sit overnight. Enjoy delightfully sunny notes the next morning.
11. Young Living R.C. essential oil blend
This earthy blend of Spruce, Cypress, and three types of Eucalyptus oils, R.C. is ideal for applying to your chest and back of your neck, getting you gym-ready. Combine with V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Massage Oil Complex, making tired skin feel beautifully soft and supple post-workout.
What Young Living essential oil are you adding to your 2020 self-care wish list?
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