It’s a new year, and as most people do, you probably are trying to outline the goals you hope to achieve in the next 365 days. This may not be an easy task as each goal will come with its unique challenge. We could all use a little help when it comes to staying on course. And if the said help comes in the form of a pleasant smelling, natural extract brimming with the goodness of nature, all the better. We are, of course, talking about essential oils. Did you know incorporating essential oils in your New Year resolutions could make it easier for you to achieve them by keeping you healthy, motivated, and energized?
The therapeutic properties and medical applications of essential oils are constantly being studied. Several of these studies have already shown they possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-depressant, etc. properties. Furthermore, scented oils have been used for centuries (peppermint oil was found in the Egyptian pyramids) for medicinal and spiritual purposes. Essential oils can positively affect the body, mind, and spirit, boosting health and promoting holistic wellness.
If you feel like your motivation levels are falling, and you need an emotional boost to keep going, look no further than essential oils. Certain oils can help fight negative thoughts, keep you in the right frame of mind, and keep you dedicated towards your goals.
Lavender is calming and can help fight anxious feelings and stress.
No matter what your goal is, you need to feel energized to keep going. When you are drained and fatigued, especially after a long and tiring day, working towards your resolutions may seem unappealing. The scent of certain essential oils can be rejuvenating, infusing you with the energy required to complete a task.
Motivation sets your intention for the day and instills feelings of confidence.
Some goals may require more of a mental effort, especially learning new skills or languages. Essential oils like rosemary have proven cognitive benefits, and it can help the brain retain more information and aid in learning. Besides this, there are essential oils that can help you to focus on the task at hand and enhance your creativity.
Concentrate promotes focus and is a study time blend.
Is self-improvement one of your New Year’s goal? Do you intend to meditate more in the coming year? Diffusing certain essential oils can make you feel grounded, calm the mind, and help you reach a meditative state faster. Some essential oils are used to cleanse a place of its negative energy and promote a feeling of peace.
Zen & Calming helps you center and has a sweet aroma to create a feeling of peace.
To accomplish all of your New Year Goals you need a healthy and strong body. Diffusing certain essential oils can kill germs and help promote a strong immune system.
Immunity Boost helps purify the air and support a healthy immune system.
Known as the ‘King of Oils’, frankincense essential oil is extracted from the resin of the Boswellia trees. It is mentioned in Bible; it was one of the three gifts the Wise Men brought Baby Jesus. Today, it is widely used around the world, especially in Asia where the dried resin is usually burnt in temples and during religious ceremonies. The smoke has disinfectant properties that can help cleanse and purify the air. Moreover, it helps promote feelings of peace and relaxation. Frankincense can help you feel less fearful and more confident. Diffuse it when you are feeling low or scared of failing your goals.
If your new year resolution involves learning a new skill or language, rosemary is the perfect essential oil for you. It is known to improve brain functions, helping concentration, memory, and information recall. It can work its magic through its scent alone. If you are feeling mentally exhausted, just rub a few drops of rosemary in your palms, and inhale the scent deeply. You will feel mentally rejuvenated instantly. Make sure you diffuse it every time you are trying to learn something new.
Peppermint is perhaps the oldest known medicinal herb. It has potent antimicrobial properties that can kill harmful pathogens. It also has analgesic properties that can help reduce muscle and joint pain. Besides alleviating pain, it can also help boost energy levels. If your resolutions include getting physically fit, peppermint can help you fight fatigue, keep you energized, and enhance your physical performance during workout sessions. It will also help you manage any minor pain and aches associated with strenuous physical activity.
Losing weight is usually on many people’s new year’s goals” list. Of course, this cannot be accomplished in merely a week or a month. This requires a long-term plan that involves clean eating, a good diet, and an exercise plan. Slimming should become a part of your weight management plan. If inhaled, applied topically, or ingested it can curb hunger and help control cravings. Being natural, it makes for a natural and safe alternative to popular over-the-counter supplements people rely on for weight loss.
It may be difficult to maintain a constant level of commitment throughout the year. Not all of the people reach the goals they set for themselves; in fact, the majority never make it. Many people lose motivation and give up. Orange essential oil can help people stay positive and motivated. It is uplifting and comforting. Diffusing orange essential oil can help you remember happy moments, reduce anxious feelings, and make you feel relaxed.