I previously published a post where I talked about the history of New Year Resolutions and why I chose a theme for this new year instead of a resolution. I’m still sticking to my theme instead of making resolutions, but I sit here and smile as a few of my friends challenge me to come up with essential oils to help them succeed in their resolution goals, and thought I would share some of them with you too.
I resolve to lose weight
This is probably the one I am asked about the most.
Single essential oils: lavender, lemon, grapefruit, juniper, cypress, Octea
Essential oil blends: Slique Essence, EndoFlex
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.
Young Living happens to have a whole line of products based on essential oils to help! Slique Essence also comes as a tea, gum, snack bars, and supplements all designed to help you lose weight safely. Ningxia Red is another 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.
I resolve to stop smoking.
Single oils: Black Pepper, Clove, Peppermint
Oil blends: Thieves
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. If you choose to do so, please dilute the oil first and make sure the brand of oil used is a quality brand.
I resolve to stop drinking alcohol (or cut back)
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.
I resolve to stop eating sugar (or cut back)
Single oils: Dill, Octea, Fennel
Oil blends: Purification, Peace and Calming, Slique
I resolve to cut caffeine
Single oils: Bergamont, Calamus, Peppermint
I resolve to stop picking/biting my nails
(or other bad habits)
Oil blends: Peace and Calming, Valor, Acceptance, Sacred Mountain, Transformation
Most of these resolutions are calling for breaking habits. Habits can be difficult to break, but there are a few oils that can help inspire you to break old ones and create healthier ones. Some of the unhealthier habits that cause cravings can also decrease by drinking NingXia Red. 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.
I’ve also been asked about creating productive habits, such as 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. Creating good habits can have a profound effect on your quality of life. They aren’t always easy, but if you schedule time for them every day, by month’s end they should be easy to maintain.
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.
I resolve to work out more (or stick to a fitness routine)
Single oils: Wintergreen, Fir, Copaiba
Oil blends: Fitness, PanAway, Aroma Seize, Deep Relief
Fitness is important to every body. It’s how we relieve stress, relieve aches from inactivity, recenter ourselves, improve our moods, improve overall body and mind functioning. Fitness Inspired by Oola blend helps put you in the mindset to be ready to work that body. It was specially formulated to uplift, energize, and give you the inspiration to set and achieve your strength and fitness goals.
PanAway, Aroma Seize, and DeepRelief are excellent essential oil blends to help take care of and soothe those sore post-workout muscles. There is also OrthoSport massage oil that is fantastic for helping fatigued and sore muscles.
I resolve to increase my financial savviness
Single Oils: Sacred Frankincense, Myrrh, Rosemary
Oil Blends: Finance, Abundance, Magnify Your Purpose, Clarity, Brain Power, Transformation
Finance Inspired by Oola was specifically formulated to encourage positive emotions and increased feelings of abundance. 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.
I resolve to increase my spirituality or enhance my faith
Essential Oil: Frankincense
Oil blends: Faith, Sacred Mountain, Inspiration
Faith Inspired by Oola essential oil blend was specifically designed to help you feel grateful and humble. 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.
I resolve to spend more time with my family
Single Oils: Lavender, Black Spruce, Copaiba
Oil Blends: Family, Gathering, Harmony, Live With Passin, Present Time, Citrus Fresh
Family Inspired by Oola was created to support feelings of unconditional love, patience, and respect. This blend helps uplift, calm the mind, and may help control negative feelings.
I resolve to spend more time with friends (or take time to make new ones)
Single Oils: Jasmine, Sandalwood
Oil Blends: Friends, Believe, Magnify Your Purpose, Sacred Mountain, Transformation, Oola Grow, Build Your Dream, Into The Future, Joy, Valor
Friends Inspired by Oola 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.
I resolve to have more FUN
Single Oils: Jasmine, Sandalwood,
Oil Blends: Fun, Joy, Valor, Build Your Dream, Release, Inspiration, Magnify Your Purpose, Highest Potential
Fun Inspired by Oola helps to promote uplifting, revitalizing, and euphoric emotions. This blend’s fragrant aroma boosts self-confidence to impart a positive outlook that can enhance the pleasure of pursuing the joys of life.
I resolve to set myself up for professional advancements
Single Oils: Grapefruit, Palo Santo
Oil Blends: Field, Magnify Your Purpose, Inspiration, Motivation, Highest Potential, 3 Wise Men, White Angelica, Believe, Live With Passion
Field Inspired by Oola encourages feelings of self-worth and strength that may help you reach your true, unlimited potential. This is perfect for anyone looking to get ahead in their professional life (or hobby job) or closing in on a promotion.
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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