A new year brings new beginnings, yet we often forget that we’re constantly being faced with new challenges, new victories, and new opportunities throughout the year. You don’t need a Monday or a new year to start something new, and whether you’re taking the leap into a new job, relationship, baby, or big life moment, essential oils are here to walk the path with you. From new-job jitters to lifestyle overhauls, keep our six favorite oils for new beginnings on hand and turn fresh moments into meaningful memories.
Making the decision to try something new can come with a lot of back and forth. Are you making the right decision? Should you wait it out a little bit longer? Is there another path you should be taking? There’s so much to consider before taking the leap, which is why so many people rely on spiritual or deep emotional connections to give them the courage they need to make the jump. No matter how you connect to spirituality, Frankincense can help to lull your mind into a sense of comfort. As you ponder your next big move, apply 2–4 drops of Frankincense essential oil to your feet and gently massage as you connect to divine energy.
If you’re struggling to work out the details of your new beginning, ask yourself what this fresh start would mean for you. What’s motivating you to make this change? How will this change affect the other areas of your life? It can be scary to face the realities of a new beginning, but with Frankincense on your side, you can focus on this oil’s earthy aroma to keep you grounded. Just breathe in that woodsy scent and enjoy feelings of relaxation and tranquility as you work out the details.
It may not seem obvious at first, but new beginnings are a creative venture! You’re casting off the old and crafting something new. The path isn’t always going to be obvious from the start, which means once you’ve set the goal, you may have to get a little creative with how you get there. Vetiver is a creative powerhouse that helps you imagine new ideas while keeping you grounded in the real world. When it comes time to meditate and manifest your new reality, diffuse a blend of 3 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Vetiver and breathe deeply as you imagine all the creative ways you can make your goal a reality.
Giving your mind permission to play around with the possibilities can open so many new doors you didn’t know were possible. To create an atmosphere of exploration, repeat this mantra every morning as you focus on your goals:
I give myself permission to go after the things I want in my life.
You are allowed to chase after what matters most to you in life, and what that is will change as you grow and adapt to life’s curveballs. That’s why it’s so important to be in tune with yourself, so you can recognize what habits can stay and what areas of your life are ready for change. As you recite the mantra, deeply inhale and embrace the peaceful atmosphere to ground your mind as you set realistic resolutions.
Bright and uplifting, Orange encapsulates the exciting energy of new beginnings. If you’ve been unable to pinpoint your next move, Orange can bounce you back into a state of wonder and self-empowerment to get you out of a rut. Create your own DIY room spray to fill your room with energizing aromas using the following ingredients:
This invigorating spray is great to use anytime you need a little pick-me-up. Try using it in the morning to start your day off with a bright mood and rejuvenated senses. Breathe in its aroma and remind yourself that releasing negativity from your life can open your mind and heart up to new opportunities. It’s a new day, and it’s yours to seize!
Sometimes we know the next step we need to take, but we can hold ourselves back out of fear or self-doubt. That’s where Ginger comes in. Known as the “oil of self-empowerment,” this spicy scent helps you get off the couch and get it done. Bringing a sense of strength and confidence, simply dilute a 1:1 ratio with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex, massage it into your abdomen, and repeat this:
The path I walk each day is my own. I am empowered to walk it with power, strength, and joy.
Using this mantra, you are reaffirming with yourself that you do hold all the power you need to make your dreams happen. There’s no need to procrastinate any longer. You’re empowered to take the steps necessary to get where you want to go. This life is your own and no one else’s. If you want to succeed in whatever your new beginning entails, take responsibility for what it takes to get you onto the path to success and be fully committed to achieving your goals.
Do you ever romanticize other lives—but not your own? It’s easy to look at the lives of those around us with rose-colored glasses, and you may feel that yours pales in comparison, but that is far from true! There is so much in your own life to romanticize, and as you continue to go after your goals, you’ll stop looking toward those around you for inspiration and will be in awe of the life you lead. Give yourself a boost of self-love with Rose, an essential oil that helps you set the mood for a rom-com-worthy life.
Add a little love to your life by filling a 2-ounce dropper bottle with a carrier oil, leaving a little space at the top. Add 10 drops of Rose and 10 drops Ylang Ylang to the bottle. Place the cap on and shake to incorporate the oils. Draw yourself a warm bath and add 2–3 droppers of the bath oil to the water. Mix the oil in with your hands, then take a dip into the drip.
As you soak in sweet, floral tranquility, open up your mind to embrace new beginnings and begin to romanticize your life and how lovely it will feel once your goals have been met.
Disclaimer: Be careful getting out of the tub. It may be slippery from the oil.
Starting something new always drags along an element of fear and self-doubt with it. It’s only natural to feel hesitant when jumping into new territory, but when that fear becomes overwhelming, it’s time to enlist the help of Clary Sage. Calm and soothing with an herbal aroma, this essential oil helps to set the tone as you banish uncertainty and re-instill a sense of calm to your mind.
Add a few drops of this oil to your facial moisturizer before bedtime for a soothing aroma you can use to manifest as you drift off to sleep. Then, before you snuggle up in bed, apply a couple drops of Clary Sage to your hands or add it to your bedside diffuser and breathe in the calming herbal aroma. Close your eyes and repeat the following mantra:
As I connect to my gifts, I build confidence in myself.
By building self-confidence and self-reliance on your gifts, you’ll feel more and more compelled to act, even if a dash of fear still remains. You can flip the script on that fear and use it as fuel for your dreams, and as your vision becomes clearer, you’ll feel emboldened to walk the path and take the leap.