There are days where we all could use a boost to our mood or a kick of energy, especially in the morning. Essential oils have been used for centuries for their aromatherapy benefits, including helping people feel energized, focused, and experience an overall improvement in mood.
With so many essential oils out there to choose from, how can you know which ones are the best for adding a little extra pep in your step?
Here are six of the top choices of essential oils that can bring energy into your morning routine and help you kickstart your entire day!
1. Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint is one of the most popular essential oil choices because it offers a wide variety of benefits. Well, you can add “help you feel energized” to the list of things peppermint can do!
Research showed that peppermint was not only effective at preventing fatigue but also at improving exercise performance for the group that participated in the study. We’ll take it!
Its pleasant and spicy herbal scent is exactly the kick you need to get going and feel focused in the morning. Additionally, peppermint mixes well with many other essential oil scents.
This makes it a great choice if you’re creating your own DIY energy blend or shopping for a pre-made blend to use for energy in the morning. Just be sure to opt for pure therapeutic grade essential oils to ensure you’re getting the highest quality possible.
2. Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Studies show strong evidence that orange (also known as sweet orange) essential oil is effective at preventing physical fatigue.
Its citrus scent is the perfect energizing choice to wake you up in the morning, just like a glass of orange juice but for your diffuser! Orange is a great choice for creating energizing blends and goes well with other citrus scents as well as herbal ones too.
3. Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint essential oil—which contains rosmarinic acid and other beneficial properties called polyphenols—is known to support cognitive function such as your memory and learning ability. One study showed spearmint's anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective qualities actually improved the memory performance of the study’s participants.
Spearmint essential oil’s uniquely spicy scent is pleasing to most and also plays well with its close relative, peppermint. Spearmint’s invigorating sensation is the perfect choice for an essential oil that will wake you up and kickstart your brain for the day!
4. Rosemary Essential Oil
Number four on our list of energizing essential oils is rosemary. If you’ve ever had a dish with rosemary leaves on it, you know how it can wake up your senses in a unique way.
Research shows that inhaling rosemary essential oil can significantly relieve fatigue. This herbal scent helps you fight off exhaustion so you can wake up and stay focused throughout your day. Inhale from the bottle or add a few drops to your diffuser in the morning to put some pep in your step and feel motivated!
5. Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is a very popular choice for anyone seeking to brighten their mood and feel a boost of motivation. Lemon is not only known for increasing energy and focus, but its citrus scent complements many other essential oils extremely well when they are diffused or blended together.
Brighten up your morning with a deep breath of lemon essential oil, first thing when you wake up!
6. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus is popularly used in aromatherapy for its amazing scent but also for its brain-stimulating abilities. Feel a zen-like sense of focus and motivation in the morning when you inhale the pleasant scent of eucalyptus essential oil.
Eucalyptus mixes especially well with peppermint and spearmint essential oils, as well as with lemon for an intoxicatingly energizing aroma that you’ll want to smell every morning.
7. Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon’s warming scent is the perfect way to boost your energy in the morning. Cinnamon essential oil is said to increase blood flow which naturally fights off fatigue and helps you kickstart your day.
Add cinnamon essential oil to your morning blend of invigorating oils to add a uniquely spicy aspect that will help your mind and body prepare for what’s ahead. If you’re looking to switch up your energizing essential oil blends by season, reach for cinnamon in the fall and winter for an extra layer of warmth.
Energy Boosting Essential Oil Blends To Try
Now that you know the seven best choices for energy-boosting essential oils, maybe you’re still not sure which ones to choose or mix together for your morning wake-up routine.
You’re in luck! We’ve done the work for you with these Bubbly Belle blends that are made from the purest therapeutic grade essential oils.
These blends will get you feeling perked up and ready to take on your day. Just remember, pre-made blends work great by themselves and often don’t need to be mixed with any more oils to unlock their full benefit and prevent an overwhelming scent. The purity and potency of our oils mean less is more!
Focus Blend: Eucalyptus and Peppermint
The Focus blend will make you feel like you’ve woken up to an energizing spa treatment with its pleasantly soothing mix of eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils. This scent profile is designed to give you the clarity and mood boost you need to focus on the tasks at hand.
You’ll enjoy smelling this universally loved scent combination every morning before you face the unavoidable distractions of your day. Take it with you to reach for when you’re needing a little extra help focusing on a task.
Motivate Blend: Orange and Lavender
Energy-boosting orange meets anxiety-reducing lavender in our Motivate blend. Prevent fatigue and ward off anxious thoughts with these two complementary scents.
The Motivate blend has everything you need to feel both relaxed and motivated to give the world your best. Make it a part of your everyday morning routine!
Energizer Blend: Orange and Cinnamon
Our Energizer blend combines the bright citrus notes of orange with another energy-boosting essential oil, cinnamon.
Sweet and spicy mix together in an intoxicating blend that zaps you with the energy you’re searching for. Grab this blend when you’re feeling the afternoon slump and in need of a natural boost in your mood and energy.
Ways To Start Your Day With Energizing Oils
Now that you know which blends provide the best benefits to your energy, focus, and mood—let’s look at ways that you can actually use them. There are more options than you think when it comes to incorporating energizing essential oils into your daily routine.
Try these methods out to kickstart your day!
The best way to fill your room with a burst of morning motivation is to add a few drops of your energizing essential oil choices to your diffuser. Remember that essential oils are potent due to their purity, so you only need a few drops when diffusing for the average-sized room.
Set your diffuser on a timer for an automatic wake-up routine that is sure to get you excited for the day.
Either a DIY or pre-made roller full of essential oils and a carrier oil like jojoba or coconut is a great way to take your energy boost on the go. Rollers travel well and fit easily in your purse, office desk, or even your car.
Roll your blend of mood-boosting essential oils onto your wrists, temples, or neck for not only an energy kick but also a natural alternative to chemical-heavy perfumes.
No time to add much to your morning routine? No problem! All you need to do is twist off the cap of your energy-boosting essential oil of choice, and take a deep breath in.
You can access the benefits of these oils just that easy and quick—the perfect option for busy moms or corporate champions.
Jewelry To Take Your Oil With You
Diffuser jewelry is made of special materials like lava rock that absorb and slowly release the essential oils that are applied to it. You can carry your energizing essential oil with you all day long on your necklace or bracelet!
These also make the perfect gift for the person in your life that could use some help taking on the challenges of their day.
In conclusion, there are many options for energizing essential oils that can be added to your everyday wake-up routine. From sweet-smelling citrus to spicy herbal scents, you can mix and match your favorites. You can even assign a different blend for each day of the week!
Whether you’re using any individual essential oil listed above, a pre-made energizing blend, or create your own DIY version—you’ve got tons of natural alternatives to chemical supplements or energy drinks.
Kickstart your day the natural way by diffusing, inhaling, or rolling on your mood-boosting essential oil of choice!
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The attention-enhancing effects of spearmint extract supplementation in healthy men and women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel trial | Science Direct
Does the Fragrance of Essential Oils Alleviate the Fatigue Induced by Exercise? A Biochemical Indicator Test in Rats | NCBI14 Benefits and Uses of Rosemary Essential Oil | Healthline