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Anise essential oil is uplifting and comforting, and especially welcome in blends when one is feeling overly withdrawn or fearful.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Wake up energized and ready to start your day with this tropical salt scrub bursting with invigorating citrus and skin-nourishing jojoba and coconut.
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.
Use this essential oil topical blend to usher in clarity and strength when you need some extra energy for your mind, body, and spirit.
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.
Sometimes just starting is the hardest part. This beautiful, floral, grounding blend assists with motivation when needing a boost.