14 Essential Oils for Motivation & Useful DIY Recipes

These essential oils & DIY recipes are here to help you conquer your goals and get back on track.
14 Essential Oils for Motivation & Useful DIY Recipes

We did it, folks - we baked the cookies and wrapped the presents and successfully celebrated with family and friends. If you are feeling anything like we are - happy and a little more sluggish than usual from all the holiday deliciousness - it is time to drink more water, eat those veggies, and get moving! Lucky for us we've got some amazing essential oils for motivation that will help keep you inspired and get you going!

14 Essential Oils for Motivation

Here is a list of 14 organically crafted essential oils for motivation. The list of essential oils that can potentially impact motivation is not limited to this list of 14, rather, these are our go-to essential oils for helping with motivation, just in case you need a little extra inspiration. We love blending around a theme - like motivation - and gently interacting with essential oils that promote this theme, all throughout the day in different ways. 

1. Anise Oil

Latin name: Pimpinella anisum

Anise essential oil is uplifting and comforting, and especially welcome in blends when one is feeling overly withdrawn or fearful. This essential oil increases mental clarity, provides inner strength, and sparks motivation.

2. Balsam Copaiba Oil

Latin name: Copaifera officinalis

Balsam Copaiba essential oil heals and supports. This essential oil encourages emotional healing on all levels, quieting a restless mind. Balsam copaiba essential oil helps focus attention and usher in a more profound sense of tranquility.

3. Basil Sweet Oil

Latin name: Ocimum basilicum ct Linalool

Basil Sweet essential oil clears and protects. This essential oil strengthens self-confidence and improves personal motivation. Basil essential oil offers energetic protection. This essential oil is incredibly uplifting and often increases mental clarity.

4. Black Pepper Oil

Latin name: Piper nigrum

Black pepper essential oil is a beautiful support when one is experiencing mental fatigue, low energy, and situational depression. It can also help reduce fears and motivate change when change is needed.

5. Cedarwood Oil

Latin name: Juniperus virginiana

Cedarwood virginiana essential oil can encourage the ability to hold steady and persevere, as it supports confidence and promotes grounding, especially when facing challenging situations.

6. Elemi Oil

Latin name: Canarium luzonicum

Elemi essential oil protects and motivates. This essential oil gently encourages positive thinking, especially during times of situational anxiety and depression.

7. Eucalyptus Globulus Oil

Latin name: Eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus globulus essential oil clears and uplifts. Often this essential oil encourages mental clarity and helps soothe exhaustion. This essential oil reduces patterns of negative thinking and can bring clarity and increased vitality, especially during particularly challenging times.

8. Eucalyptus Radiata Oil

Latin name: Eucalyptus radiata

Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil often soothes when one is exhausted and can foster a sense of emotional fortitude. It is also uplifting and mentally clearing, helping to reduce negative thoughts and feelings.

9. Jasmine Absolute

Latin name: Jasminum grandiflorum

Jasmine Absolute is nourishing and balancing. This absolute is especially helpful when working to manage situational anxiety or depression. Jasmine absolute can help increase confidence, improve motivation, release unwanted inhibitions, and promote feelings of optimism.

10. Jasmine Absolute (Sambac)

Latin name: Jasminum sambac

Jasmine Absolute (Sambac) is nourishing and balancing, much like Jasminum grandiflorum, this absolute is helpful when working to manage anxiety or depression. It can help increase confidence, boost motivation, release unwanted inhibitions, and promote feelings of optimism.

11. Lemon Oil

Latin name: Citrus limon

Lemon essential oil brings an element of sparkle to a blend and can help lift a cloud of depression or ease emotional tension. It invites happiness and positive energy wherever it goes.

12. Neroli Oil

Latin name: Citrus aurantium var. Amar

Neroli essential oil calms and soothes. This essential oil is welcome during times of situational anxiety and depression, as it can help relax the nerves and inspire creativity. Neroli Essential oil further brings us in touch with our higher selves and can help facilitate greater spiritual awareness and understanding.

13. Orange Blood Oil

Latin name: Citrus sinensis

Blood Orange essential oil can help unblock and circulate stagnant energy and give courage to those who are overwhelmed or reluctant to ask for help. It is a very uplifting essential oil that may help with combating situational depression.

14. Orange Sweet Oil

Latin name: Citrus sinensis

Sweet Orange essential oil brings bright energy and positivity to those struggling with situational depression or a negative outlook. It can provide courage to those who are overwhelmed or reluctant to ask for help.

5 DIY Recipes for Motivation

1. Coconut & Orange Tropical Salt Scrub

Wake up energized and ready to start your day with this tropical salt scrub bursting with invigorating citrus and skin-nourishing jojoba and coconut.

2. Uplifting Citrus Body Wash

Need a little extra boost in the mornings? Rise and shine with this uplifting citrus body wash, and turn your bath or shower into an energy-boosting ritual.

3. Seasonal Energizing Oil

Use this essential oil topical blend to usher in clarity and strength when you need some extra energy for your mind, body, and spirit.

4. Get All Things Done Room Spritz

Got a long list of things to do? No worries...you got this! Motivate and uplift your senses with this beautiful blend of jasmine, cedarwood and elemi.

5. Get Up & Moving Inhaler

Sometimes just starting is the hardest part. This beautiful, floral, grounding blend assists with motivation when needing a boost.

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    Karen Williams


    Hi, my name is Karen Williams. As a professional aromatherapist, I love to create amazing blends that inspire and promote a healthier lifestyle. I got my start many years ago as a registered nurse working in the hospital system. But along the way I knew something was missing. I wanted to help people more holistically. Then, I discovered essential oils, and my approach to life changed forever. Now, I’ve made it my mission to share what I’ve learned about aromatherapy with my friends, family, and the world. Because - life is so much better with health, happiness, and community. 

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