2016 is now come and gone, and we find ourselves at the beginning of a brand new year.
I love new beginnings. It’s like a fresh start; a way to press the re-start button on a whole new life.
We have the chance to put those things behind us that no longer work for us, or are unhealthy, or cause us negativity in our lives.
Whoo hoo! Out with the old, in with the new. I am ready.
Are you ready for new beginnings, a brand new start, letting go of the past and living for the now, for today?
Here’s a few essential oil blends that can help you get started from my recipe articles:
- Blessings blend
- Business Success
- Liquid Courage (not alcohol LOL)
- Uplifting energy
- Interview blend
- Ease winter depression
I originally had this linking back to my article at Yahoo Contributor, but since they have closed, I’ve decided to just post the whole thing here since I’m still looking for permanent homes for my articles. 🙂
The first essential oil recipe for new beginnings has to do with an over-all fresh blend to give us that ‘breath of fresh air’ so to speak, clearing out the old negative stuff and inhaling a clean, new start. I started with citrus oils of course, as they are so great for an uplifting, and happy feeling. And perfect for winter to aid in easing winter doldrums. Then added a bit of lavender for a super clean and lovely balance. Next is spearmint for a minty freshness and followed up with juniper, Atlas cedarwood, thyme ct. linalool and cypress.
Try this blend for your new year-New Beginnings blend:
- 7 drops grapefruit
- 4 drops lemon
- 4 drops tangerine
- 4 drops lavender
- 2 drops spearmint or peppermint
- 3 drops juniper
- 4 drops Atlas cedarwood
- 3 drops thyme ct. linalool
- 3 drops cypress
This blend can be added to many different things depending on how you want to use it.
For a body re-fresher or spritzer add 20 drops of this blend to 4 ounces of water with a splash of vodka, shake and use anytime.
For an anointing oil or perfume type, use 12 drops of this blend mixed with 1 ounce of sweet almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil or similar.
For a bath salt or body salt scrub, add 20 drops of the blend to 4 ounces of dead sea salts and 1-2 oz. of jojoba, sweet almond, olive, grapeseed or similar oil, mix and use as an exfoliating body scrub or soaking bath salts.
For a take-with-you-to-go style inhaler for freshness on the go, put about 25 drops or so of this blend in a small dark glass bottle, or you can make your own aromatherapy inhaler. You can find inhalers for pretty inexpensive all over the internet. Here’s a couple places:
Aromatherapy Inhaler – Plastic, Pack of 4 (w/caps & wicks)-These plastic inhalers are convenient and portable. Place a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil or Aromatherapy Blend on the wick, slip it into the base and cover. To use, simply remove the top and inhale.
Aromaticsinternational.com Here are a few more blends to help with new beginnings:
- 3 drops juniper
- 3 drops basil
- 6 drops jasmine
- 5 drops sandalwood
- 3 drops frankincense
- 3 drops rose
This blend helps when you want to bless someone, or set a protective blessing around yourself. Mix this blend of oils with a carrier like grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba, olive, or coconut oil…one to two ounces of carrier should do it, if you want to use it on your body. If it’s just for a diffuser for the air you don’t need a carrier.
- 3 drops Bergamot
- 1 drop Basil
- 1 drop Patchouli
- 1 drop Cinnamon
- 1 drop Frankincense
This recipe can be doubled, tripled, whatever, or however much you’d like to make. By all intents and purposes the properties of the oils in this blend should help bring you success in your business. I’ve yet to try this one, but hey, I’ll take anything that can help cash flow! Plus, isn’t belief in something half the battle?
Just mix the oils & add them to a base or carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, coconut, or jojoba. Anoint your hands, business cards, cash register, or the front door of the place of business to increase cash flow. Here’s to making a success in your business!
- 7 drops Tangerine
- 5 drops Peppermint
- 10 drops Grapefruit
- 5 drops Lemon
- 3 drops Lavender
This is a beautiful purifying home scent too. Just add this blend to a 4 ounce bottle of water (with a splash of vodka to help dissipate the scent), shake and use anywhere. Also great for your car.
- 3 drops Ginger
- 1 drop Black Pepper
- 1 drop Clove
- 1 drop Sandalwood
- 2 drops cypress
This is the blend to wear when you need liquid courage (no not a shot of vodka!). Wear this blend anytime you want to increase your fortitude, especially before being introduced to new people, or right before you have to do public speaking, or any nerve-wracking situations that cause you distress.
- 4 drops orange
- 2 drops mandarin
- 1 drop Cardamom
- 2 drops coriander
- 3 drops bergamot
- 1 drop spearmint
This blend is perfect to cheer you up and give you an uplifting feeling, whenever you are feeling depleted, worn out or just ill. This blend is also great when your energy reserves just seem empty and is especially useful after heavy work to ” recharge your batteries.”
- 4 drops Ylang-Ylang
- 3 drops Lavender
- 1 drop Rose
- 2 drops Bergamot or Mandarin
This is a perfect blend to start the new year off when going to an interview. Wear to any interview and not only will it help to calm you, but make a lasting impression after you leave.
- 3 drops Ylang-ylang
- 3 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Chamomile
- 1 drop Rose Absolute
- 3 drops mandarin
This blend imbibes the whole aura of peace. Perfect to wear when you feel nervous or upset. This blend will help calm you down.
- 5 drops orange
- 5 drops mandarin
- 7 drops bergamot
This blend works great for lifting depression; very uplifting and stress reducing. Just brings a smile whenever inhaled.Also read my article: https://yellowstaressentials.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/can-essential-oils-help-with-depression-using-aromatherapy-as-a-mood-regulator/
I hope these essential oil recipes help make your new year better than the last.
Best to you!