It is that time of year again… when we reflect deeply on the past year, and look forward to the new year with new goals and resolutions paving the way. We are enjoying some family time while ringing in the New Year with this New Year DIY Diffuser essential oil blend, and to share with you some of our favorite tips with using essential oils for New Years resolutions.
This DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Blend for the New Year features 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops juniper, 3 drops sandalwood, 3 drops grapefruit, and 3 drops bergamot essential oils.
It is perfect to diffuse on New Years day and for your birthday!
These oils are perfect for promoting peacefulness, serenity, optimism, cheerfulness. It also is an excellent blend for introspection, contemplation, and preparing for your next journey.
Using Essential Oils To Follow Through With Your New Year’s Resolutions
Have you ever spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve carefully plotting out how to kick old self-destructive habits and develop new healthy habits… to become so excited about the New You that you will embrace in this New Year… only for March to suddenly appear and you’ve totally fallen off the bandwagon?
Yeah… me too… almost every year… which is why I’ve adopted themes to embrace instead of specific goals… because… well… it is the lazy way out that also offers more ability to dive into some creativity (which is where I love for my mind to be).
Well… being the Queen of failed New Year Resolutions, I went on a journey to find simple little tips and tricks to Life Hack my way into being more successful, and am sharing with you all my findings!
- Using Essential Oils To Follow Through With Your New Year’s Resolutions
- Essential oils for your weight loss New Year Resolutions
- Use essential oils to stop smoking.
- Use essential oils to help stop drinking alcohol (or cut back)
- Use essential oils to help stop eating sugar (or cut back)
- Use essential oils to stop bad habits
- Break Old Habits By Creating Healthy Habits
- Most of the creating productive habits I’ve been asked about include:
- Essential oils to help you through your New Year fitness resolutions
- Essential oils to help you through your New Year financial resolutions
- Essential oils to help you through your New Year spiritual resolutions
- Essential oils to help you through your New Year quality family time resolutions
- Essential oils to help you through your New Year social resolutions
- Essential oils to help you through your New Year resolutions to enjoy more of what life has to offer
- Essential oils to help you through your New Year career-based resolutions
- What goals are you working on?
Essential oils for your weight loss New Year Resolutions
I resolve to lose weight.
This is probably the one I am asked about the most. So many people want to lose weight, and their unused or overused gym memberships haven’t helped. In case you haven’t seen the research yet… its not always a matter of not enough time working out. Sometimes it’s related to our thyroids… sometimes the extra weight is related to stress… and sometimes its related to toxin exposure causing harmful chemicals to bioaccumulate in our bodies (often held in our fat cells).
I remember gaining 40 lbs when pregnant with my first son and gaining 50 lbs with my second pregnancy. The first one I bounced back pretty well after a year and a half. The second one… a year and a half later… still 30 lbs overweight. Usually I’m not too overly focused on the weight number… but after my second pregnancy, I felt heavy and sluggish. To combat this weight and sluggish thyroid, we opted to dive into the world of prebiotics to support healing my gut, EndoFlex essential oil blend to help my thyroid, and CelLite Magic massage oil to help support my skin as I shrank to smaller sizes.
Yes… I said prebiotics… not probiotics (though those are important too…) I found a helpful article for you just in case you need to know the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics
Blend together 4 drops lavender, 4 drops basil, 3 drops juniper, 8 drops grapefruit, 5 drops cypress. Mix, and apply to feet, on location, as a body massage, or use in bath.
Our favorite essential oils company, Young Living, happens to have a whole line of products based on essential oils to help too!
- Slique Essence also comes as a tea, gum, snack bars, and supplements all designed to help you lose weight safely.
- Ningxia Red is a great supplement to drink an ounce of each day.
- During the weight loss journey and after, apply some of the Cel-Lite Magic massage oil to your skin to help it regain elasticity.
Use essential oils to stop smoking.
Black pepper is the big one we hear a lot about for cutting the smoking habit. Ironically enough, when it’s diffusing it doesn’t make me sneeze like ground place pepper does. It’s a nice aroma that helps curb those cravings.
I’ve read a lot of reports about placing Thieves or clove oil on one’s tongue right before lighting up to reduce the desire to smoke too. Please note… If you choose to place Thieves or Clove oil in your mouth, PLEASE dilute the oil first and make sure the brand of oil used is a quality brand.
Use essential oils to help stop drinking alcohol (or cut back)
Alcohol does a lot more than just make you tipsy. It’s a fast track to a stressed liver, which also stresses the kidneys, increases moodiness and depression, and destroys your gut flora that can lead you down the path of compromised immune system.. or worse. Yes… my best friend’s father died from liver failure directly related to his drinking… so we take this one very seriously.
While an oil is not going to make you put down the bottle… they may help ease your withdrawal. Essential oils can specifically help you with curbing cravings, achieve better sleep, increase mental focus and clarity, enhance your spiritual and personal growth, enable you to stay present and mindful, and assist you in keeping calm.
Single oils: Rosemary, Fennel, Juniper,
Oil blends: Purification, Peace and Calming
Quick note: Please, do not use clary sage essential oil or blends containing it and alcohol together; it may result in nightmares
On a personal note, I stopped drinking slowly… cutting down over time while enduring some major chronic autoimmune issues and seizures. We do, however, have a recovered alcoholic on our team that I would love to introduce you to if you need a coach to help you through that transformation. Let me know if you need some help, and I’d love to introduce you… just send over a message to nicole@ essentialoils.life
** PLEASE NOTE ** Don’t be fooled by clever marketing. Not all essential oils are created equally. Make sure you’re not wasting your money on fake essential oils, or oils diluted in questionable solvents. Don’t miss our guide on how to find quality essential oils to make sure you’re not wasting your money on brands that legally carry out questionable or unethical practices and mislead you through deceitful marketing practices.
Use essential oils to help stop eating sugar (or cut back)
Sugar is one of the hardest things I’ve cut from my food lifestyle… but once I went without sugar for a consecutive 30 days, reintroducing it made me feel physically ill and mentally cloudy. Totally worth the crazy sugar cravings over that first month.
Cutting sugar doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sweet little things in life. Lord knows I LOVE baking some lovely sweets for our family.
Sugar alternatives: honey, maple syrup, stevia, yucan syrup, apple sauce, pear butter.
Use essential oils to stop bad habits
This one has been tough for me. My biggest bad habit has been picking at my fingernails. I’ve picked my nails since I was 5 years old… after 30 years… its time to stop.
Oil blends: Peace and Calming, Valor, Acceptance, Sacred Mountain, Transformation
This was a tough one for me because it forced me to dive deep down and address the why behind the habit. We don’t do anything habitually just because we can… there is always an underlying reason.
For me… its a stress thing, related to the emotional trauma I had while my parents prepared to divorce. Now, when there is tension or stress in my life, I pick my nails. When I’m angry at myself, I pick my nails.
It’s not an easy process to look deep down in your shadow and heal, but oils like Valor, Acceptance, Sacred Mountain, and Transformation are fantastic for that. Dive deep, find the pain, forgive yourself and any others who hurt your, and allow yourself to feel while forgiving it all.
Know you’re loved, and know you don’t need any of the self-harm that comes from the habit. You’re worth more. If you need help, please reach out. I’d gladly set you up with the same transformational coach that helped me through some crazy habits and anxiety.
Break Old Habits By Creating Healthy Habits
Habits can be difficult to break, but there are a few oils that can help inspire you to break old ones while committing to healthier ones.
Some of the unhealthier habits that cause cravings can also decrease by drinking NingXia Red and taking a quality prebiotic. When you promote wellness and provide your body with the nutrition it needs, you’ll find that you don’t crave as much of the junk as you used to.
Most of the creating productive habits I’ve been asked about include:
- sticking to a new fitness routine,
- increasing financial awareness,
- enhancing faith,
- spending more time with family,
- spend more time with friends or meeting new ones,
- having more fun, and
- aspiring for professional advancements.
Each of these good habits can have a profound impact on your quality of life.
Creating healthy habits isn’t always easy, but if you schedule time for them on a regular basis, by month’s end they should be easy to maintain. I do believe that is the biggest factor: scheduling in healthy habits. Make time and prioritize what is important to you.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Oola, you need to!! What is Oola? It’s a fantastic program that helps you balance your life. They even have a survey that allows you to see which areas in your life you would benifits most from improving, where you excel, and which areas are out of balance.
Essential oils to help you through your New Year fitness resolutions
I resolve to work out more (or stick to a fitness routine)
Single oils: Wintergreen, Fir, Copaiba, Peppermint,
Oil blends: PanAway, Aroma Seize, Deep Relief
PanAway, Aroma Seize, and DeepRelief are excellent essential oil blends to help take care of and soothe those sore post-workout muscles (and works really well applying to your muscles and joints prior to your workout to help prevent some of the soreness). There is also OrthoSport massage oil that is fantastic for helping fatigued and sore muscles.
Essential oils to help you through your New Year financial resolutions
I resolve to increase my financial savviness
Single Oils: Sacred Frankincense, Myrrh, Rosemary
Oil Blends: Abundance, Magnify Your Purpose, Clarity, Brain Power, Transformation
Abundance essential oil blend was specifically formulated to encourage positive emotions and increased feelings of fulfillment, wealth, and blessings. This uplifting and inspiring blend also brings clarity and alertness.
We all could use extra clarity and alertness, especially while managing our finances and avoiding frivolous spending.
Essential oils to help you through your New Year spiritual resolutions
I resolve to increase my spirituality or enhance my faith
Essential Oil: Frankincense, Palo Santo, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Black Spruce, Hinoki
Oil blends: Sacred Mountain, Inspiration, Awaken, Transformation
Sacred Mountain essential oil blend was specifically designed to help you feel grateful and humble in overcoming life challenges. It helps boost confidence and enhances spiritual influences, promoting deeper meditation and a greater sense of spiritual awareness and connectedness. I love diffusing this during prayer, meditation, and yoga. It helps to enhance the experience. You don’t need to be part of any specific religion or even identify with religion for this to help you in a spiritual manner.
Whether you find your best meditation in church or while sitting in a kayak on a lake, we all need time to nurture our spirit.
Essential oils to help you through your New Year quality family time resolutions
I resolve to spend more time with my family
Single Oils: Lavender, Black Spruce, Copaiba
Oil Blends: Gathering, Harmony, Live With Passin, Present Time, Citrus Fresh, Inner Child
Inner Child essential oil blend is another one of my favorites… it really does an incredible job at putting you in a mindset that allows you to embrace kid time, let go, and be silly. We all need as much of that as we can get… this whole adulting thing tends to make us much too serious.
Essential oils to help you through your New Year social resolutions
I resolve to spend more time with friends (or take time to make new ones)
Single Oils: Jasmine, Sandalwood
Oil Blends: Believe, Magnify Your Purpose, Sacred Mountain, Transformation, Oola Grow, Build Your Dream, Into The Future, Joy, Valor
Friends Inspired by Oola Essential Oil Blend brings harmonic balance to the energy centers of the body, which encourages feelings of self-worth, empowerment, confidence, and awareness. This helps put you in a mindset to embrace friendships and to create new ones.
Essential oils to help you through your New Year resolutions to enjoy more of what life has to offer
I resolve to have more FUN
Single Oils: Jasmine, Sandalwood,
Oil Blends: Joy, Valor, Build Your Dream, Release, Inspiration, Magnify Your Purpose, Highest Potential, Inner Child
I love to embrace Inner Child to increase our fun. Nothing is like letting go and just being silly without worry about being judged… just as young children do.
Essential oils to help you through your New Year career-based resolutions
I resolve to set myself up for professional advancements
Single Oils: Grapefruit, Palo Santo
Oil Blends: Magnify Your Purpose, Inspiration, Motivation, Highest Potential, 3 Wise Men, White Angelica, Believe, Live With Passion
Inspiration essential oil blend is my go-to for career needs. My entrepreneurial career path is highly dependent on my ability for critical thinking, creativity, and connecting with people (research, writing, consulting). Inspiration helps me stay in the mindset I need for allowing and encouraging the flow of ideas, information, and what will best serve my readers and the families we consult with.
We had some great, long laughs over my actually being an oil for that. I’m loving every second of helping these friends find their groove with working towards their goals, and I hope you’ve found some inspiration too.
I do have a whole blog post dedicated to helping you maximize your productivity too. It has a bunch of ideas that I personally use to help me run two businesses and manage multiple blogs from home, while I also care for my toddler. You should definitely check it out!
What goals are you working on?
Anything particular that you’re struggling with? I would love to read about it in the comments below!
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