What is the best thing about waking up every day? It's not Folgers in your cup! It's the endless possibilities and potentiality that each new morning brings. Now, more than ever, it's important to find some sort of routine to help you get your mind, body, and soul ready for a brand-new day.
We all have our own ways of doing so: Some people swear by their morning meditation practices. Others like to spend the early hours cooking breakfast or going for a run (even if they're still a little bit grumpy). And then there are those who love to spend that time at home spritzing themselves with energizing essential oils—and we're here today to talk about that group of people!
Peppermint oil is a great addition to a morning routine. It's known for its ability to wake up the mind and body, which is perfect for getting you out of bed. Peppermint oil can also help clear your head in the morning if you tend to feel groggy or foggy when waking up.
Additionally, peppermint oil has antibacterial properties that can help clear nasal passages—and who doesn't want that? And if energy levels are low, peppermint oil will give them a boost; research shows it can increase blood flow and improve memory as well as focus.
Lemon oil can be used in a number of ways. It can be added to a refreshing bath or homemade cleaning solution. It’s also an effective room freshener, as it has a strong scent that lingers in the air for hours after use.
Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint essential oil is a great way to start your day. It’s energizing and uplifting, which makes it an excellent choice for those who tend to be a bit more stressed or anxious in the morning. It also has some anti-inflammatory properties that help with digestion and can lower stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
In the morning, we want to feel awake and energetic. While this may seem like a simple task, it’s not as easy as it seems—we often wake up feeling sluggish, groggy, and forgetful. The next time you feel that way, consider using Ylang Ylang essential oil. This flower has a sweet floral scent that can be used in many different ways to improve your morning routine:
- You can use Ylang Ylang in a diffuser or directly on the skin by diluting it with other carrier oils (like coconut oil). It's also common for people to add this essential oil to their bath water or lotion recipes.
- If you're looking for something more intense than just putting some drops over your pillowcase at night or burn some of our Bedtime wax melts as a nighttime routine, try applying some diluted ylang ylang onto muscles after exercise! You'll wake up refreshed and energized
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender—this is perhaps the most popular essential oil because it's good for so many things. It can be used to improve sleep quality, relieve stress and anxiety, reduce pain from headaches or sore muscles, boost energy levels…the list goes on! The benefits of lavender oil have been studied extensively by researchers all over the world, with results showing that it may even have anti-inflammatory effects on certain types of cells in the body (1). To use lavender oil as part of your morning routine: try adding 1-2 drops into a diffuser (you could also make your own DIY diffuser). Or place 2-3 drops onto cotton balls (or any other absorbent material) and place them around your room where they'll give off their aroma throughout the day while you work or relax there. If neither option seems like something you'd want to do every day—don't worry! Purchase our Rise & Shine Wax melts and burn them as part of your morning time routine.
One of the best things about essential oils is that they’re easy to use and you can experiment with combinations until you find something that works for you. So, don’t be afraid to try new things with your morning routine! Also, if you want more of a pick-me-up later on in the day (or before bed), we recommend our blog post on energizing essential oils to give your afternoon or evening a boost.