Refresh Your Mind with Essential Oils

Essential oils have been shown to be powerful allies for anti-depressant and anti-anxiety actions. After a long year, our bodies may be prone to fatigue and mental exhaustion.

Harness the healing powers of essential oils to refresh your mind, energise your senses, clean and clear all unwanted emotions and memories.

How to Use Essential Oils in Your Practice

Essential oils can help combat unwanted toxins, relax the nerves and tension in the body, open up the airways of the sinus so that you can breathe deeply and safely in the comfort of your sacred space.

We’ve included our top diffuser blends for refreshing the mind, senses, home-space and body.

You can harness these blends depending on which hour of the day you are making space for your aromatherapy practice, and what you would like to call in.

If you are in need of more energy, then citrus and herbaceous essential oils are best suited for energising and vitalising the body.

If you are seeking to stabilise and centre, then you can try our floral and woody blends, which work to relax the nerves and ground an over-active mind.

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DIY Diffuser Blends for Refreshing the Mind

#1 Citrus Delights

This DIY diffuser blend is a wonderful recipe to refresh the mind, clear out the pathways of the respiratory tract, improve energy and focus. A perfect blend to kickstart your day with.

According to a 2016 study, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) essential oil has been shown effective in strengthening athletic performance.

Additionally, studies show that lemon essential oil can enhance a positive mood (Kiecolt-Glaser, Janice K et al., 2008), while eucalyptus is known to clear the respiratory tract, decongest the sinus (Babar Ali et al., 2015), and frankincense is a woody aromatic that can aid in grounding the body.

Ingredients:

  • 1 drop lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop sweet orange essential oil
  • 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil

#2 Citrus & Spice

This citrus & spice diffuser blend is zingy and spicy. A diffuser blend for the afternoon or evening, before and/or after your meal.

Ginger is a fiery and stimulating aroma that can aid in combating stagnation that presents itself in symptoms of arthritis, it can improve digestion, relieve nausea and offer relief for symptoms of colds. You can learn more about ginger essential oil here.

In combination with sweet orange and lemon essential oil, this DIY diffuser blend is a great relief for fatigue.

Ingredients:

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#3 Strength & Energy

According to a 2013 study, rosemary essential oil has been shown to improve feelings of physical and mental fatigue. Those who inhaled rosemary essential oil even stated that they felt more ‘fresh’ afterwards.

Moreover, pine tree essential oil is anti-spasmodic and anti-depressant (Bahi et al., 2014), in combination with rosemary and sweet orange, this diffuser blend can help refresh and energise the senses, while strengthening the core of the body.

Ingredients:

  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 2 drops pine tree essential oil

#4 Relax, Unwind

A diffuser blend to soothe the mind and relieve anxiety, infuse these aromatic oils as part of your evening aromatherapy practice.

The essential oils incorporated in this recipe are renowned for stabilising the mind and body, while soothing anxiety and promoting mental ease.

Ingredients:

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#5 Ground & Centre

This diffuser blend incorporates grounding base notes, such as cedarwood atlas and cypress essential oil, alongside soothing clary sage to help centre the body and calm the mind.

Cedarwood atlas, cypress and clary sage have all shown anti-anxiety effects by decreasing the heart rate and blood pressure, in hand promoting relaxation and calm.

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#6 Restful Night

According to a 2015 study, lavender essential oil has shown promising results for combating insomnia, relieving anxiety and promoting restful sleep. Additionally, peppermint essential oil can clear the pathways of the sinus, so that you can breathe deeply and freely while drifting off to bed.

Furthermore, clary sage is a soothing sedative, in combination with grounding patchouli, this diffuser blend can help relieve and over-active mind to promote a full night’s sleep.

Ingredients:

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#7 Letting Go

Last but not least, this DIY diffuser blend is all about letting go.

In order to start fresh, we must first let go. Chamomile, rose, frankincense and lavender are popular aromatics for anti-anxiety effects, relieving thoughts that have attached themselves to the mind and body.

Create a safe space of compassion and kindness, infuse these aromatics in your evening meditation for releasing old wounds, and making way for ease and grace.

Ingredients:

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Affirmations for your Meditation

A daily affirmation practice is a powerful meditation to instil positive mindsets into your daily life.

Incorporate affirmations into your aromatherapy meditations to set intentions for yourself and plant seeds for change and hope.

Affirmations for your daily practice:

“I am grounded. I am centred. I am present”

“I release old wounds, to make way for new experiences that fill me with joy”

“I open my heart to love, so that I see and live freely”

“I let go of the past. I am grateful for the challenges that helped me to transform and open up to love”

*Please do not disregard professional medical advise. This information is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Always consult with a healthcare practitioner for appropriate treatment. Take caution if your are diabetic, epileptic, pregnant, breastfeeding or facing any serious health issues.