The alarm goes off and you hit the snooze button two, three, maybe even four times. Then you go to make sure all the kids are on task and everyday is like it's their first time ever getting ready to leave the house. Before you know it, you should've been out the door 5 minutes ago. There may be yelling, maybe some tears, but everyone is irritated at each other, and nobody wants to begin their day that way.
Does that sound familiar? Diffusing essential oils has totally changed the way our mornings go. I have found tried and true diffuser ideas to make mornings easier and happier for you and your family. Check them out below.
Idea #1 | Stress Away, Nutmeg and Cinnamon Bark I first tried this cozy combo on an autumn night. That night my son went to bed without being told it was bedtime. Next, my boyfriend was shutting off the TV a couple hours earlier than usual saying it was time for bed. The environment of our home was totally calm and peaceful. There was still about half left in the diffuser the next morning. Not wanting to waste my precious oils, I diffused it. Our morning getting ready was pure bliss AND my son had a fantastic day at school. Get this combo in your rotation now! You can vary your ratios, but I do 4 drops Stress Away, 3 drops Nutmeg and 2 drops Cinnamon Bark.
Idea #2 | Clary Sage I was doing an energy healing session on my home when this essential oil came up as something I should be diffusing. I know many women like to use this to help with mood during that time of the month, but why would my home need this? When looking at it's uses, I learned that Clary Sage is supposed to be very calming. Turns out it is very calming. The smell is very pleasant and definitely sets the stage for a relaxing, yet productive morning. One of my oiler friends says this one makes her "nicey pants". It totally does. I recommend starting out with 2-3 drops and potentially working your way up to 4-6.
Idea #3 | Gathering
This blend literally was intended to "help us overcome the bombardment of chaotic energy..." in our lives. For real, if mornings (or anytime of day for that matter) are chaotic for you, I definitely recommend trying Gathering. It is a blend of several essential oils including Lavender, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Rose, and a few others rounding out this all-star team. Since it is a combination of several oils, 1-2 drops in the diffuser is probably all you need.
Idea #4 | Citrus Fresh
This essential oil blend combines the aromas of citrus fruits with spearmint. The combination is aromatically pleasing but also beneficial to the mind. Research indicates citrus fragrance may help improve cognitive thinking (inc.com). Who couldn't use a boost of that in the morning? Start by diffusing 2-3 drops.
Idea #5 | Lime and Stress Away
Basically this combo smells summer and so delicious. It works great for mornings because it combines the uplifting aromas from Lime and the calming blend of Stress Away. Start by diffusing 1-2 drops of each.
Idea #6 | White Angelica
All essential oils are special, but this blend really takes the cake. It is a combination of several beautiful oils including Bergamot, Ylang Ylang and Rose and helps neutralize negative energy. It even creates a sense of security which is a great feeling for everyone leaving the house for the day.
Bonus Idea | Thieves and Purification
This one may not help you be more on task or help you keep your cool when your child is still brushing his teeth and you were supposed to be in the car 3 minutes ago. It does, however, help purify and cleanse the air. Try diffusing a couple drops each, then working your way up to no more than 5 drops Thieves and 7 drops Purification.
What's your favorite thing to diffuse in the morning? Share in the comments below!
One of the most popular ways to use essential oils is through a cold-water diffuser. A few drops of oil with water in a diffuser can easily fill (not overpower) a room, and the emotional benefits are noticeable. I diffuse in my household every morning. It helps us all to be calmer, more patient with each other, and to stay focused on the tasks at hand.
About the Author: Emily Rodacker is the founder of Just Be. She is an independent distributor with Young Living and offers a variety of energy healing services to help individuals experience a life of love, abundance, and wellness as they were meant to. Schedule an appointment or click here to learn more about essential oils.
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