7 Essential Oils for Creativity
Get those creativity juices flowing by using essential oils in your home or studio. Some people use essential oils during meditation, some use them during their cleaning routines (that’ll be me!). And when I am in a creativity rut and need extra help I make my own essential oil recipes by mixing the essential oils that boost creativity. The oils that I use will depend on my mood, so I recommend you try these oils, find the ones you enjoy the most, and mix them in your essential oil diffuser! Take a look at my 3 favorite creativity diffuser recipes at the end of this post and see which one of these essential oil combinations works best for you.
Note: Avoid Young Living Essential Oils. They just pleaded guilty in federal court regarding its illegal trafficking of rosewood oil and spikenard oil in violation of the Lacey Act and the Endangered Species Act.
7 Essential Oils Known to Boost Creativity
1- Basil –Ocimum basilicum-
Basil essential oil clears and uplifts the mind. Use this popular essential oil when you need mental strength and clarity.
Add a few drops to your diffuser to sharpen your focus, increase your mental alertness, and lessen those anxious feelings while creating.
2 – Clary sage –Salvia sclarea –
Clary sage essential oil is the oil of clarity and vision.
This is the perfect essential oil to use when we just need to relax and believe that we can do this! This essential oil will inspire you to believe in yourself. Clary sage essential oil can inspire you to rely on your intuition more, expanding your creative horizons.
When you need to create a restful environment and reduce any feelings of anxiety or stress, adding a few drops of clary sage may help you achieve that state of mind.
3 – Eucalyptus –Eucalyptus globulus-
The sharp scent of eucalyptus essential oil will boost your creativity, enthusiasm, and mental acuity. Feeling sluggish? Add some eucalyptus to your essential oil diffuser.
4 – Tangerine –Citrus reticulata-
All these citrus oils make happy and I always make sure I have some in stock.
Tangerine essential oil is the oil of creativity and happiness. Add a few drops of tangerine essential oil to your diffuser, leave dark moods behind and embrace joyful side of your creative work.
5 – Frankincense –Boswellia frereana-
Frankincense essential oil is your ally in moments of stress. It reduces anxiety, eases mental blockage, and opens the door for inspiration. The scent of frankincense calms and soothes your nervous system, and leads you to a calm state where you can be your best creative self.
6 – Jasmine –Jasminum grandiflorum-
Jasmine is the oil of confidence and optimism.
Use jasmine essential oil in your diffuser when working on deadlines, big projects, or when you need an extra boost in your self-confidence. Don’t let anything stop your creativity.
7 – Grapefruit –Citrus paradisi-
Grapefruit will come to the rescue in times when you need energizing. A few drops of grapefruit essential oil in your diffuser will uplift your working environment with its energizing aroma. It also calms frustration, enhances your mood and inspiration, and supports mental clarity.
You can find this Eucalyptus and Sage reed diffuser by rareEARTH that will boost your clarity and vision (works great in small spaces on on your desk):
3 essential Oil Blend Recipes to Boost Creativity
These are some of my favorite essential oil blend recipes that I use on my essential oil diffuser. The key is to find one that work for you, so start with these ones and experiment.
Stimulate your mind– 10 drops of grapefruit, 4 drops of eucalyptus, 3 drops of basil
You can do it! – 10 drops of jasmine, 5 drops of clary sage, 3 drops of frankincense
Happy creating – 10 drops of tangerine, 5 drops of jasmine
If you don’t want to get a wide range of essential oils, and just want to get one to stay on focus, try doTERRA diffuser blends like InTune® Focus Blend . This doTERRA focus blend essential oil is a mix of Patchouli Leaf, Amyris Bark, Frankincense Resin, Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood, Ylang Ylang Flower, Roman Chamomile Flower, and Lime Peel essential oils.
I don’t like to mix more than three in the same essential oil diffuser. But that just me! Always remember to wash the diffuser if you change your essential oils to prevent mixing of oils that weren’t intended to be blended together.
Which essential oil blends do you use to boost your creativity?
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