Having trouble shaking off that groggy feeling in the morning? There are certain essential oils you can use first thing that work as good as a cup of coffee without the side effects of caffeine. I have used peppermint as my go-to oil for alertness and mental clarity but as I have delved deeper into my essential oil collection and research I have found a few oils that enhance the effects of peppermint. My Wake Up blend includes a citrus minty herb combination that invigorate, refresh and add a pleasant uplifting aroma to any space. I created variations of my Wake Up blend for different uses. Try them out and use them all or the one that best fits your lifestyle.
Wake Up – Rollerball Oil Blend
- 8 Drops Peppermint
- 6 Drops Orange
- 4 Drops Grapefruit
- 2 Drops of Rosemary
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
Directions: Add the drops of peppermint, wild orange and grapefruit oils to the 10 ml rollerball and fill with fractionated coconut oil. This blend is a 10% dilution; 20 drops in 10 ml.
Wake Up – Diffuser Oil Blend
- 1 Drop Peppermint
- 1 Drop Orange
- 1 Drop Grapefruit
- 1 Drop Rosemary
Directions: Fill your diffuser with water. Add drops of peppermint, wild orange and grapefruit oils to diffuser and set for desired time.
Wake Up – Shower Spray
- 4 Drops Peppermint
- 4 Drops Orange
- 3 Drops Grapefruit
- 1 Drops Rosemary
- Distilled or Spring Water
Directions: Add drops of peppermint, wild orange and grapefruit oils to 1 oz spray bottle (30 ml spray bottle) and fill with water. Shake before use. Spray shower with blend and turn on shower. Aroma will reinvigorate your senses and wake you up. This blend is a 2% dilution; 12 drops in 30 ml.
Peppermint: This invigorating and stimulating oil helps increase alertness and focus. Its cool aroma will open up the senses. Use alone or in combination with other oils.
Orange: Sweet and zesty marry in this energizing citrus essential oil that uplifts the spirit and gets you from feeling drained to productive. As one of my de facto feel-good emotional oils, it promotes feelings of happiness and cheer.
Grapefruit: Cleanse and refresh every morning with a whiff of this uplifting citrus oil that revs up your metabolism and accentuates the aromas of wild orange and peppermint. Its detoxifying properties help cleanse the body and mind.
Rosemary: Stimulate your senses with the herbaceous aroma of rosemary essential oil. Not only does this oil boost your alertness and memory, it also cools and refreshes. Works great for clearing up congestion too.
Essential oil safety note: Citrus oils are photosensitive. Avoid using on skin when exposed to sun or UV rays for up to 12 hours.