It’s that time of the year again. Where you look back and see how the year has panned out. Where resolutions are reviewed or entirely forgotten! I am afraid a lot of us mostly concur with the latter! It is also that time of the year where you heave a great big sigh of joy or relief and turn your attention to the new start, the New Year filled with more happiness and promises.

I have in mind some essential oils that are great for diffusing while you are setting your goals and resolutions for the next year, at the same time, reflecting on the year that is coming to an end.

  1. Eucalyptus globulus – Fresh, uplifting aroma of Eucalyptus never fails to add that little bit of spark in my life when I take the first inhalation with it. It opens up the breathing, inviting you to take new, fresh breaths with it.Very symbolic indeed in this time of the year.
  2. Vetiver – While Eucalyptus opens up the breath, Vetiver deepens it. It reminds one to just relax with a deep long breath of inhalation and brings one back down to earth. Another practical essential oil to have around when you are setting your resolutions realistically and not impulsively.
  3. Sweet Orange – One of my personal favourites as it invites creativity and positivity into one’s lives. This essential oil is great especially if you are feeling a little stagnant this year. How can one ever feel negative with Sweet Orange around?
  4. Laurel Leaf – Comforting and bright, Laurel Leaf invigorates the tired mind after a whole year of hard work while lending a sense of reassurance. It centers and helps one to gain focus on the goals that one wants to achieve next year.

New Year Diffuser Blend

One 5ml bottle with orifice reducer

6 drops of Sweet Orange
2 drop of Eucalyptus globulus
4 drops of Laurel Leaf
2 drop of Vetiver

Diffuse in a room during end of the year and especially great when writing resolutions for next year. Caution with use in electric diffuser as Vetiver might be too heavy.

Kuan Nee is a Certified Aromatherapist with the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy in the US and currently runs havaroma. She is passionate about educating the community about aromatherapy with workshops and is particularly interested in using aromatherapy to help people manage stress more effectively.

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