Top 5 Essential Oils For Boosting Your Energy

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There are many essential oils that can be used to boost your energy levels, either alone or in combination with other oils. Each of them has its own specific action, and although there can be a good bit of overlap, these five will give you the broadest range of usefulness:

– Basil: There are two types of basil essential oil, exotic basil and French (or sweet) basil. Although they have similar actions, only French basil should be used in aromatherapy, since it is much safer and has a better scent. Basil oil stimulates the adrenal glands, relieves mental fatigue, and clears the mind. It blends well with lime, spearmint and rosemary. CAUTION: Basil should not be used by pregnant women.

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– Ginger: Ginger essential oil has an invigorating effect on the nerves, and is especially useful if you’re short on sleep. It blends well with lime.

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– Lime: Lime essential oil is a restorative and tonic, and is excellent if you’re having trouble concentrating after long hours of work or studying. It blends well with basil, ginger, and rosemary.

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– Mint (Peppermint or Spearmint): The mints have similar effects, but spearmint is milder, and therefore safer to use with children. They have a stimulant action, as well as calming and soothing the nerves. Peppermint essential oil blends well with rosemary and spearmint; while spearmint essential oil blends well with basil, rosemary, and peppermint.

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– Rosemary: Rosemary essential oil is a stimulant, and is excellent for use in mental fatigue, low energy, and nervous exhaustion. It blends well with basil, lime, and both mints.

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You can purchase all the essential oils you need on Amazon by clicking the links above. Alternatively, you can select which oils you’d like to try at the Essential Oils page at Mountain Rose Herbs.

How To Use Essential Oils For Boosting Your Energy

There are many ways to use essential oils to boost energy levels, but the best are the inhalation methods. You can use either individual oils, or a prepared blend (using the suggestions in the descriptions) in any of these methods.

Creating your own custom blend: Blends should be mixed in a dark glass bottle with an eye-dropper cap, and clearly labeled. Add one or two drops of each oil at the time, experimenting until you get a blend you like, (be sure to keep careful records of how many drops of each oil you used so you can recreate it later.) To mix the oils, turn the bottle over several times, then roll it gently between your hands for a few minutes.

Method 1: Inhale the scent directly from the bottle, or add two to three drops of oil to a tissue or hanky and sniff when needed.

Method 2: Use a diffuser to spread the scent through the room.

Method 3: Add 12 ounces of distilled water, 1 tablespoon of vodka, and 30 drops of essential oil to a spray bottle that dispenses a fine mist. Shake well, and use as an air freshener.

If you prefer applying the oils to your body, mix the oils with a cold-pressed vegetable oil like olive oil or coconut oil, using no more than 30 drops of essential oil to 2 tablespoons of carrier oil. This can be used as a body oil, or as a bath oil in a warm bath.

If you’re lacking energy then try these essential oils and see if they give your brain and your body a little energy boost.

Plus, if you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy these from the archive…

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The Top 8 Uses For Lavender Oil
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The Top 10 Uses For Lemon Oil 


  1. I have been a herbalist for 38 years and am a firm believer in the power of oils and herbs..thanks for sharing such precious knowledge!

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