Feeling emotionally exhausted, drained, and burned out? Here you will find complimentary ways to use essential oils for burnout relief and prevention, plus DIY recipes and tips on how to use them.
Can Essential Oils Prevent Burnout?
Burnout can occur from work problems, stress in your home life, challenges with your relationships, or maybe a combination of these issues.
While there are plenty of factors that lead one to burnout, adding aromatherapy and essential oils to your daily routine can help with prevention.
Let them bring about a happier state of mind.
Essential oils are a perfect way to practice self care with natural solutions. They can assist you with emotional balance and instill a sense of wellbeing, among a host of other aromatherapy benefits.
Best Essential Oils for Burnout
There are many, many essential oils on the market that this list of best is by no means the only essential oils you can use for your overall wellness and burnout prevention.
They are simple my favorites for the topic and they give you a starting point because ultimately you need to see what works best for YOU.
1. Lavender Essential Oil
2. Bergamot Essential Oil
3. Cypress Essential Oil
4. Grapefruit Essential Oil
5. Sandalwood Essential Oil
6. Peppermint Essential Oil
7. Orange Essential Oil
Way to Use Aromatherapy for Burnout
-Diffuse one of the essential oils from the list or choose a blend of oils.
-Soak in a hot bath with Epsom salt and a few drops of lavender essential oil.
-Massage peppermint oil diluted in carrier oil onto your neck and shoulders to relieve stress and tension.
-Inhale sandalwood essential oil to alleviate worry and promote calmness.
-Place a few drops of essential oil on diffuser jewelry. Take moments throughout the day to bring the jewelry item under your nose and deeply inhale the aroma.
-Diffuse peppermint essential oil to decrease frustration and enhance energy levels.
-Make a inhaler oil blend with sweet orange essential oil. See burnout essential oil recipes for Citrus Zen Inhaler.
Essential Oil Recipes for Burnout Prevention
Physically and emotionally drained? Try one of these DIY essential oil recipes for support and comforting.
Soothe Me Aromatherapy Bath Oil
This aromatherapy bath recipe can provide comfort when suffering from stress and exhaustion. This DIY recipe is good for one bath.
Directions: Mix ingredients together, then add to bath water and swirl into water right before getting in. Once the bath oil hits the hot water it will start to evaporate so enjoy the aromatic benefits from the start. Use caution getting in and out as the bathtub may get slippery since this is an oil based recipe. Read more about Aromatherapy Baths.
Restorative Sleep Essential Oil Blend
A good night's sleep is the best way to set a positive tone for the next day. Let the soothing aromas of lavender, sandalwood, and bergamot send you off into a peaceful slumber. This oil blend is also a great way to relieve stress in the evening time so when bedtime comes, you will be able to fully relax and let sleep happen.
Directions: Add unscented lotion to the jar then add drops of essential oils in. To use, apply lotion to chest, arms, neck, back, and/or feet. Take a deep breath to feel calm and relaxed before bedtime. 2% dilution.
Don't have unscented lotion? Try coconut oil instead as the base but you will need to apply a smaller amount to your skin to avoid being greasy.
Citrus Zen - Overwhelm Relief Inhaler
Feeling overwhelmed? Use this essential oil inhaler blend to help reduce feelings of overwhelm that arise throughout the day.
Directions: Add drops of essential oils to the inhaler wick, insert the wick into the inhaler. To use, bring under nostrils and take a deep breath in. Inhale to feel a boost of energy. Repeat as needed.
DIY Essential Oil Recipes Guide
Aromatherapy Recipes with Essential Oils Guide with 150+ Easy & Effective Recipe Blends by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist:
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