I am not a morning person, in fact, I am the opposite... a night owl. Thankfully essential oils are an unbelievably easy way to wake up and get energized in the morning. Here I share my favorite get up and get going Morning Essential Oil Diffuser Blends.
It’s not just important to have a good night’s sleep and take care of yourself during the day, it’s also important to start your day off right. Let's look at how essential oils can help you do just that.
Why Use Essential Oils to Wake Up?
Essential oils are made from aromatic plant extracts, usually from flowers, trees, and plant leaves. They contain volatile, or easily evaporating, plant compounds called phytochemicals.
Every essential oil has a distinct smell that comes from the phytochemicals contained in it. Essential oils are highly concentrated, and are usually much more powerful than the plant from which they were extracted.
The potency of essential oils can be traced back to the fact that they all contain volatile compounds, which are converted into smaller molecules that enter the bloodstream through the skin or are inhaled by the nose.
This results in biochemical changes in the body, which can have a positive effect on your mind, body, and spirit. One of the common uses of essential oils is to help you wake up.
Best Essential Oils for Waking Up
What essential oils wake you up? The great thing about aromatherapy is that there are many essential oil options to use in the morning. While this list is not a complete list of oils you can use to start your day, it is a great starting point for you to find out what you enjoy the most.
Citrus oils, such as lemon and grapefruit, are popular oils in this category. These help to wake up your senses and get you moving. Here are some of the best essential oils to wake up with:
1. Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil awakens the mind and increases alertness. This powerful oil can also motivate productivity and stimulate creativity. Its energizing effects are useful for both mental and physical fatigue.
2. Lime Essential Oil
If you want to have a fresh start to your day then try lime oil. When lime essential oil is diffused, the fresh scent lifts spirits and sharpens the mind. It can positively affect mood and promote emotional balance. Diffusing lime also cleanses the air, an added bonus.
3. Orange Essential Oil
Orange essential oil is actually a great option for your wake up routine, especially if you’re a fan of citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. It has a sweet, uplifting scent that will make your mornings a bit brighter, and your days a bit more pleasant.
Orange promotes feelings of cheerfulness and vigor. The fresh and fruity aroma offers a happy note to wake up to. Read more about orange essential oil uses and recipes.
4. Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is a must for anyone who has a long day ahead. This citrus oil will wake you up and make you feel invigorated. It has such a refreshing and uplifting aroma, plus it will fill your space with a clean and crisp scent.
5. Grapefruit Essential Oil
Use this popular essential oil to giving you a boost of energy in the morning and to freshening up your home! The scent of grapefruit is energizing yet sweet and bright. It's a very uplifting and cheerful scent that you can use in your aromatherapy diffuser for a fresh smell throughout your home.
6. Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary is an herbaceous, woody plant with needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers. The essential oil contains cineole which is known to stimulate blood flow to the brain which boosts alertness. Rosemary oil is also used to boost memory and fight the signs of aging but its best-known use is as a hair treatment oil.
7. Basil Essential Oil
The aroma of basil has the ability to increase the energy and focus levels in the brain, making it an excellent oil to add to a diffuser in the morning. It is also said to encourage feelings of happiness and well-being.
Basil essential oil also benefits the respiratory system by reducing inflammation. If you wake up feeling groggy or suffer from brain fog try basil as it is naturally energizing.
8. Spruce Essential Oil
Spruce helps to restore focus and energy yet has a calming effect on the senses. It helps to promote healthy blood circulation and is a wonderful supportive essential oil for respiratory ailments.
Read More: Black Spruce Spotlight
9. Spearmint Essential Oil
Whether you use it in the morning to wake up or at night to relax, spearmint essential oil is a great essential oil to add to your collection. While it has a warm, minty aroma that is reminiscent of mint gum, it has a lighter, less intense scent than peppermint, making it perfect for everyday use and safe for kids.
10. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Wake up to the great smell of eucalyptus oil and enjoy a stress-free day. This invigorating oil is made from the leaves of the eucalyptus plant, and is known for its refreshing aroma and stimulating scent.
As you breathe it in, you'll notice its refreshing scent, which can help you wake up and feel energized for the day ahead.
Starting your day off right with essential oils can help you to achieve a sense of relaxation and balance, allowing you to better focus on the tasks ahead and make the most of your day.
How to Use Essential Oils in the Morning
Want to start feeling more awake and energetic in the mornings, or enjoy a better nights sleep? Essential oils are a great way to improve your sleep cycle, and there are variety of scents that will help you get the most out of your day.
Your body naturally reacts to scents, and each scent sends different messages to your brain. You can use these scents to tell your body to relax, be energized, or even improve your mood and your productivity.
Diffusing Essential Oils
Coffee is great in the morning, but it may not give you that extra boost of energy you need to start your day. Diffusing is a wonderful way to enjoy the stimulating effects of energizing essential oils.
All you need to do is add the essential oil drops of your chosen oil to your diffuser reservoir with the required amount of water for your machine.
Each aromatherapy diffuser varies so you will need to look at the manual or at your diffuser reservoir as it should have a fill line on it. Some machines may come with a measuring cup to assist you to fill your diffuser machine.
Essential Oil Shower Steam
If you don't have a diffuser or you are short on time in the mornings, try using essential oils in you shower. A shower steam is an easy way to get in a quick aromatherapy session as you bathe.
You can do this by adding a few of drops of essential oils to your morning shower. Place the drops in the bottom of the shower away from the water stream when you are ready to get in.
The steam from the shower will release the aromatic goodness, this way you don’t have to worry about feeling groggy. By the time your done with your morning routine you will be ready to face the day!
Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Morning Time
In the morning when you are ready to rise and shine, you probably have a routine that you stick to. You might have a cup of coffee or tea, you might meditate, or you might listen to music. Try adding adding essential oils to that routine.
There are a lot of ways to help you wake up in the morning, here are some energizing essential oil diffuser blends to add to your morning routine to do just that.
To use, add the drops from your chosen diffuser recipe below to your diffuser with the recommended water for your machine. Turn on the aromatherapy mist and enjoy as you get ready for the day!
Good Morning Diffuser Blend
The citrus oils will make your mornings happier and the peppermint will help you wake up so you can focus on the day ahead of you.
Don't have a diffuser? You could also use this blend on an aromatherapy inhaler. Add 4 drops peppermint, 4 drops Lime and 4 drops Orange. Just keep on your nightstand and inhale right when you wake up. Learn more about using essential oil inhalers.
Refresh and Recharge
Create a sense of euphoria and boost your mood with this diffuser oil blend.
Energized Diffuser Recipe
Try this blend of essential oils for an uplifting aroma and a boost of energy.
As you breathe it in this oil blend you'll notice its refreshing scent, which can help you feel energized for the day ahead.
Happy Morning Diffuser Recipe
Not a morning person? Start feeling more awake and happy in the mornings with this oil blend.
Wake Up Essential Oil Blend
In the morning when you are ready to rise and shine, turn on this morning diffuser recipe. You can even prep the night before and have it ready so you only need to press the on button.
DIY Morning Essential Oil Inhaler Blend
Here is another option for on the go if you are short on time, use this aromatherapy inhaler. Inhalers travel well and they are the perfect size to keep in your purse or desk drawer.
Misty Morning Inhaler Recipe
Directions: Add wick to a small bowl, drop essential oils onto the wick, using tweezers to pick up the wick, then get any oil residual left in the bowl onto the wick. Place the wick in blank inhaler and put on end cap (base). To use, place under nose and inhaler the aroma.
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more about how long to diffuse oils.
It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin. When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.
People can have different responses to essential oils, you may find what works for one person, doesn't work for you. You can learn more here about what to do when essential oils don't work.
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More Essential Oil Blends to Start Your Day Right
The right essential oil blend can help energize and invigorate you while helping to ward off any negative emotions. Besides these morning diffuser blends, here are more essential oil blends that can help you start your day off right!
Best Essential Oil Blends for Motivation
We all have days when we don't feel motivated. Maybe we're feeling down, or maybe everything just feels like too much effort. On these days, it can be really helpful to use essential oils to help boost our motivation. Take a look at some of the best essential oils for motivation, and we'll also share a few tips on how to use them.
Best Essential Oil Blends for Sleep
We all know that getting a good night's sleep is essential for our health and well-being, but sometimes it can be hard to relax and fall asleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try using one of these essential oil blends before bed. Each blend contains relaxing essential oils that will help you drift off to dreamland quickly and easily. Enjoy a good night's sleep tonight with one of these sleepy time blends!
Best Essential Oil Blends for Burnout
Are you feeling run down and burned out? If so, you're not alone. In our hectic world, it's easy to get overwhelmed and let stress take over. But don't worry, there are ways to combat burnout and reclaim your energy. One of the best methods is using essential oils. So if you're looking for a way to jump start your wellness routine, checkout these best essential oil blends for burnout.
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Learn more about diffusing essential oils
Diffusing essential oils is a fabulous way to use your essential oils every day. You can learn more about diffusing oils here:
- What Is An Essential Oil Diffuser
- Benefits of Diffusing Essential Oils
- How To Use An Essential Oil Diffuser
- Essential Oil Diffuser Do's and Don'ts