Start Your Morning Off Right With Essential Oils And Aromatherapy
Do you often feel exhausted in the morning? Do you reach for a cup of coffee as soon as you wake up? If so, you’re not alone. Many people rely on caffeine to help them start their day. However, did you know that there are other ways to wake up that are both energizing and uplifting? Essential oils can be a great way to start your morning off right. This blog post will discuss how aromatherapy can help you wake up and feel more energized.
Reaching For Caffeine?
If you reach for a caffeinated drink like coffee first thing in the morning, you may not be giving your body the best chance to wake up. Caffeine can have adverse effects on your health, especially if you drink it every day. It can lead to problems such as anxiety, insomnia, and heartburn. Additionally, too much caffeine can also dehydrate you, which is not ideal when you’re trying to wake up.
Aromatherapy To The Rescue
There are other ways to get energized and uplifted in the morning. Essential oils are a great way to do this. Certain essential oils are energizing and uplifting, while others are more calming and relaxing. Citrus oils, such as lemon or lime oil, are particularly energizing and uplifting. Minty oils, such as peppermint or spearmint oil, can help to energize your mind with both clarity and focus. Let’s take a bit more detailed look below.
Energizing And Uplifting Essential oils
Citrus Essential Oils
Citrus oils are wonderful at energizing you and providing you with an uplifting feeling. This variety of oils is typically loaded with limonene (d). This compound stimulates the activation of white blood cells and acts as an immunostimulant.
Some excellent citrus oils for your morning are:
Sweet Orange oil (Citrus sinensis)
Lime oil (Citrus aurantifolia)
Lemon oil (Citrus limon)
Wild Orange oil (Citrus sinensis)
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Minty Essential Oils
Aside from smelling incredible, minty oils are excellent at making you more alert first thing in the morning. These oils energize your body and mind to provide mental clarity and much-needed focus when you wake up.
Some excellent minty oils for your morning are:
Eucalyptus Globulus oil (Eucalyptus globulus)
Eucalyptus Radiata oil (Eucalyptus radiata)
Peppermint oil (Mentha x piperita)
Spearmint oil (Mentha spicata)
Danu’s Morning Wake-up Aromatherapy Inhaler Recipe
We’ve put together the perfect blend to help you wake up and feel more energized in the morning. This recipe contains a blend of minty and citrus essential oils that are both refreshing and uplifting. Feel free to view our recipe card here as well!
6 drops Sweet Orange oil
4 drops Lemon oil
3 drops Eucalyptus Globulus oil
1 drop Peppermint oil
Add the oils to an organic cotton wick and insert them into your inhaler tube. Inhale with 3-4 deep breaths whenever you need a boost of energy and a focused mind.
Note: You can also add these oils into a dropper bottle and use them with a diffuser if you’d prefer.
We hope this blog post has helped show you how aromatherapy can be used as a great way to begin your morning. We’re excited for you to try it and see how you can start your morning off right without the need for caffeine! We invite you to check out our ever-growing selection of Danu Aromatherapy products here!