12 Essential Oils for Motivation - Plus DIY Recipes and Blends

When you're feeling unmotivated or simply not yourself, it can be hard to get moving. But what if there were a way to jumpstart your motivation without using any harsh stimulants? Believe it or not, essential oils can help! In this post, we'll discuss several oils that are known for their motivational properties and how to use them. Keep reading to learn more!
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The New Year brings many resolutions and personal goals for one to tackle. Procrastination and lack of motivation can interfere with your new year intentions. Let these 12 essential oils for motivation assist you to attain your goals now, and any time during the year.

Moments of struggle are common when making changes and working toward your new goals and resolutions. Essential oils can give you the strength, vitality, and support you need.

Get inspired! Get motivated! Get going!!

12 Best Essential Oils for Motivation

Are you feeling unmotivated? Lacking in energy and enthusiasm? Luckily, there are some essential oils that can help boost motivation and get you moving again.

1. Black Spruce essential oil (Picea mariana)

2. Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus)

  • Reduces patterns of negative thinking
  • Brings clarity and increase vitality
  • Clears and uplifts especially when facing challenging times

3. Grapefruit essential oil (Citrus paradisi)

  • Phototoxic, OK for Kids 2+
  • Renews the spirit and balances emotions
  • Uplifting effects on the mind and body
  • Eases tension from daily stress

4. Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)

  • Increases feelings of self-confidence and self-worth
  • Offers relief when overworked or fatigued
  • Energizes the mind and body

5. Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita)

  • Awakens and refreshes the senses
  • Improves concentration for the task at hand
  • Restores feelings of comfort and ease
  • Stimulates new ideas and creativity

6. Lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus)

  • Caution with pregnancy/lactation
  • Sharpens mental clarity
  • Has balancing effects on energy
  • Gives an emotional boost when life is challenging

7. Elemi essential oil (Canarium luzonicum)

  • Lemony, medicinal aroma has grounding and balancing effects
  • Encourages positive thinking
  • Perfect stress reducer and meditation oil

8. Black Pepper essential oil (Piper nigrum)

  • Energizing, spicy aroma that stimulates the senses
  • Assists with mental fatigue and low energy
  • Motivates change when change is needed

9. Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)

  • OK for Kids 2+
  • Sweet, fruity aroma provides courage when overwhelmed and inspires abundance
  • Brings energy, brightness and positivity when emotionally down
  • Promotes feelings of cheerfulness and vigor

10. Bergamot Mint essential oil (Mentha citrata)

  • OK for Kids 2+
  • Fresh, fruity aroma with a hint of mint
  • Promotes motivation and activity
  • Evokes feelings of inspiration
  • Combats everyday stress and tension

11. Lime distilled (Citrus aurantifolia)

  • OK for Kids 2+
  • Fresh scent lifts spirits and sharpens the mind
  • Promote emotional balance and positive mood

12. Juniper Berry essential oil (Juniperus communis)

  • OK for Kids 2+
  • Woodsy yet sweet aroma reduces emotional and physical stress
  • Provides emotional fortitude when overwhelmed
  • Eases worries during trying time

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How to Use Essential Oil for Motivation

Inhaling certain scents can give you an energy boost and get you moving. Here are some of the best ways to use essential oil for motivation.

Diffuse Oils

One easy way to enjoy the motivational essential oils is with an essential oil diffuser. Try diffusing any of the single oils in the list above. See what works for you and what aroma gives you inspiration. I also include some diffuser blends below to try and we have many more diffuser recipes.

Apply Oils to Skin

Use essential oils topically on wrists, neck, shoulders, or upper chest. This way you will be able to inhale them as you are going about your day. Be sure to use properly diluted essential oils using a carrier oil. Recommended level is a 2% dilution for a healthy adult. That equals about 12 drops of essential oils per one ounce of carrier oil.

If using a 10 ml roller bottle, for a 2% dilution you only need 4 drops of essential oil. For a 5% dilution, you only need 10 drops of essential oil. Add EOs and top the bottle off with a carrier oil like jojoba oil. Roller bottles are convenient and easy to make. Check out our motivated roll on recipe below.

Wear an Essential Oil Necklace

While many people love using essential oils, not everyone does. With an essential oil diffuser necklace, I can keep the aroma in my personal space. This is only one reason I love essential oil jewelry.

DIY Motivation Essential Oil Recipes and Blends

Here I share several essential oil blends for motivation, I hope you enjoy!

 Homemade Inspire Me Massage Blend

Inspiration lacking? Inhale this blend and let the magic happen

  • 5 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 3 drops Lime Distilled (Citrus aurantifolia)
  • 1 oz Dropper bottle
  • 1 oz Avocado oil

Directions: Add all ingredients into bottle, shake to blend. Massage onto arms, hands, chest and shoulders. Distilled lime is not phototoxic, so no worries! 2% dilution. Check out our Aromatherapy Massage Oil post for more massage oil recipe.

 

 Motivated Roll On Recipe

Roll on this encouraging essential oil blend when you are feeling unproductive

  • 4 drops Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
  • 2 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • 2 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
  • 10 ml Roller Bottle

Directions: Add all essential oils to roller bottle and top off with Jojoba Oil. Roll onto chest, neck, arms, & shoulders. 5% dilution. For a quick aromatic shower: roll this blend on upper chest and rub in right before steeping into shower. The oils will diffuse when hit by warm water.

 

 Motivation Monday Diffuser Blend

Let this woodsy citrus aroma motivate your Monday. From out Diffuser Blends for Monday post.

  • 3 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
  • 3 drops Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
  • 2 drops Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Directions: Add essential oils to diffuser with recommended water.

 

 Mind in Balance Inhaler Recipe

This trio of oils helps to balance emotions & energy

  • 5 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
  • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 5 drops Himalayan Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara)
  • Aromatherapy Inhaler

Directions: Add essential oils to cotton wick and insert into inhaler. Read more about using aromatherapy inhalers.

 

 DIY Motivate Inhaler for Kids

These kid friendly oils can uplift and inspire

  • 3 drops Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
  • 3 drops Bergamot Mint (Mentha Citrata)
  • 2 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)
  • Aromatherapy Inhaler

Directions: Add essential oils to cotton wick and insert into inhaler.

 

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