I’ve been an entrepreneur for more than 10 years, but just recently, I discovered how beneficial essential oils are to hustling, breaking down obstacles, and accomplishing goals as a business owner.
Now, I never start the day without placing a few drops of my favorite essential oils in my diffuser.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is my absolute favorite essential oil to use when I want to snap into that “flow” of productivity and kick ass in absolutely everything I do that day.
This is, by far, my favorite aroma, and I diffuse it all the time.
Cypress keeps me relaxed and focused, while mitigating stress and overwhelm. I use it especially on writing days.
Peppermint (Mentha x piperitais) is my power oil. When I am on a call, or leaning outside of my comfort zone, peppermint helps me rise up to any challenge, overcome obstacles, and act despite fear.
Peppermint gives me a boost of mental and emotional energy that I use to get stuff done, and show up 100% in both the tasks I love and the tasks I’m not so crazy about.
Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) is my happy oil. Diffusing orange (or any citrus essential oil) boosts the joyful, happy atmosphere in my office.
It helps remind me to find joy in what I do, and to focus on serving the best interests of all who I come in contact with through my business.
Sweet orange is a great stress reliever, helping me face uncertainty and uphill battles in my business with more ease and gratitude.
You can’t beat lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) for its stress eliminating aroma.
Lavender is THE best oil to diffuse in your office if you are having a stressful day, or if you are dealing with a bad client/customer.
If you are an entrepreneur who also struggles with chronic anxiety, lavender oil can take the edge off, keeping you calm, focused, and productive.
Outside of the office, lavender essential oil is incredible at helping you relax and sleep at night. I diffuse it every night in my bedroom to help me drift off to sleep so that I can face the next day as my best self (vs. a sleep-deprived, stressed out self).
If you don’t care for the floral aroma of lavender, you can use the spicy, woody cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil. Cedarwood has the same benefits of lavender, helping you stay calm and focused while at work.
It also helps you relax and sleep peacefully at night.
I love blending lavender and cedarwood together for a 1-2 punch of calming vibes.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globules) is an essential oil that I use to connect to my intuition and creative self. It’s a fantastic essential oil to diffuse when you are in creation mode – content, graphics, design, new products or programs.
Eucalyptus also helps me reduce stress, and focus my mind on creative solutions to problems.
It’s also an uplifting aroma on gray, rainy days, or in the middle of a northern winter, helping me reconnect to nature and my higher self.
7) Tea Tree
I don’t usually diffuse tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil. But I love the smell.
For me, tea tree is a cleansing oil. It helps me refresh and refocus.
I simply hold the open bottle under my nose and inhale deeply a few times. It helps melt away stress, or “reset” your day after facing an unexpected problem, or any sort of nastiness you encounter online (or in your business).
I have just started using frankincense (Boswellia serrata) essential oil while I work. Frankincense helps me stay focused and relaxed, and has many of the same benefits as cedarwood essential oil.
It’s a good all-around oil to support your day-to-day activities as an entrepreneur.
Essential oils expert, Adam Barralet, affectingly calls Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) oil “the “F**k It Oil“.
Besides reminding me of my childhood, and my grandmother, who always kept a candy dish full of those pink “Canada mints”, this essential oil helps me chill out and let go.
It takes me back to a time in my life when I was more carefree and nurtured, and reminds me that I am still safe, and that I don’t have to take on everyone’s burdens, and carry them on my back.
There are times when either building or running a business where we need to let go. That might mean letting go of a bad client, or letting go of the need to micro-manage every last part of our business.
If you’re a control freak and perfectionist (*raises hand*), wintergreen essential oils can help you surrender and let go of things that hold you back, and that ultimately sabotage your business.
And finally, we have lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus). Lemongrass is uplifting for both the mind and body, and diffusing it in my office helps me put more energy into what I do (especially when recording audio or video).
Lemongrass is a fantastic productivity booster, keeping me on task and attacking my to-do list with relentless commitment.
What Brand Of Essential Oils I Use
I have done a TON of research on essential oils. If you have done this too, you’ve probably noticed two things.
- There are two top brands that almost everyone promotes. And these brands are expensive.
- There are a LOT of cheap essential oils on the market, and as you might suspect, many of them are not 100% pure as they claim to be.
I didn’t want to join an MLM to save a little bit on already expensive essential oils, but I also wanted quality and purity, and that’s when I discovered Plant Therapy brand.
Plant Therapy is the essential oil brand that I use almost exclusively because they are 100% pure (and they publish their GC/MS test results on their website). And their oils are affordable. They are not the cheapest, but they are much more economical than the MLM brands, and the quality is the same.
Seriously, I can’t tell the difference between Plant Therapy and DoTerra.
I have also recently tried Gurunanda brand, which is priced just slightly lower than Plant Therapy, and has some limited availability at Big Lots and Walmart. Gurunanda is a newer entry into the essential oils market that claims 100% purity (the CEO even drank his own essential oils on camera to demonstrate this fact).
The bottle of Frankincense essential oil I have is Gurunanda brand, and I love it. I also have their lavender and lemongrass and they smell wonderful as well.
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As bloggers and entrepreneurs, we wear many hats. Our to-do lists are never ending. We work longer hours than we ever did as employees.
We constantly battle stress, while pushing our boundaries and leaping outside of our comfort zone.
I have found that essential oils help support my aspirations, keeping me calm, focused, and striving toward my dreams. If you haven’t yet, give them a try!