In today’s busy world, where we are pulled in so many different directions, and, often have more to do than time in a day, energy levels are becoming more and more of a concern, as we tend to burn ourselves out. Or maybe you have good overall energy levels, but fatigue strikes after lunch, and you are just looking for a way prevent an afternoon energy crash. So, many factors affect our energy levels, many of which, we may not even realize are causing our fatigue. The good news is whatever your concern, and whatever the root cause, energy levels can be enhanced with essential oils. Let’s take a look at the essential oils that increase energy and reduce fatigue.
Peppermint- A Versitle Energy Boosting Oil
Peppermint essential oil is fantastic for both physical and mental fatigue. It, also, is antiparasitic, antifungal, and antiviral, should the fatigue be caused by a parasite, a viral infection, or candida. Peppermint oil is stimulating to the conscious mind and when inhaled during mental tasks may contribute to better attention, performance, and focus. It can be useful with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Peppermint essential oil can be diffused up to 1 hour, 3 times per day. To improve alertness and concentration place 1-2 drops of peppermint oil on the tongue. When applying topically, dilute 50-50 with a pure, organic carrier oil, such as olive or sunflower oil, and place 1-2 drops on temples, chakra points, or other desired location. Additionally, peppermint can be added to food or water as a dietary supplement.
*Caution- Avoid contact with eye or open wounds. Be sure to dilute before using directly on skin.
Nutmeg- Adrenal Restoration
Nutmeg essential oil is extremely useful for dealing with fatigue and exhaustion because it is an adrenal stimulant and aids with adrenal gland imbalance. It can help with both physical and mental fatigue. Nutmeg can assist with Addison’s Disease (an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune cells destroy the adrenal glands).
Nutmeg essential oil stimulates circulation, as well. Nutmeg has antiparasitic properties should the fatigue be caused by a parasite issue.
Nutmeg can be diffused for up to 30 minutes, 3 times per day. To use topically, dilute nutmeg with a pure, organic carrier oil, then apply 1 drop to desired location or chakra points. Placing nutmeg essential oil on the feet works extremely well for stimulating the adrenals.
Basil- Fight Mental & Physical Fatigue
Basil essential oil can fight both mental and physical fatigue. It, also, possesses anti-viral properties should the fatigue be a result of having a latent viral infection. Basil can assist with memory issues, as well.
To help with mental fatigue inhale basil oil and, then, apply to the crown (top of head). To boost energy levels, apply 2-4 drops on the temples, neck, chakra points, or other desired location. Be sure to dilute with a pure, organic carrier oil, such as olive, coconut, or sunflower oil.
Additionally, basil can be diffused up to 30 minutes, 3 times per day, or inhaled when desired. Furthermore, basil oil can be added to food or water as a dietary supplement.
En-R-Gee is an essential oil blend made by Young Living to boost energy levels and can help with both physical and mental fatigue. Primarily, it increases vitality, circulation, and alertness. En-R-Gee can help with certain adrenal issues. This blend can, also, assist with depression. The oils the blend contains are rosemary, juniper, lemongrass, nutmeg, Idaho balsam fir, clove, and black pepper.
To use topically, dilute with a pure, organic carrier oil, such as olive or sunflower oil. Then, apply on temples, back of neck, forehead, chakra points, or other desired location, as needed. For a quick, discreet energy boost, put 1 drop on the wrist, rub both wrists together, and breathe in the smell.
For an intensified effect, combine with the Young Living essential oil blend Awaken. In this case, apply Awaken to temples and rub En-R-Gee on the feet.
More Options to Beat Fatigue
- Idaho Blue Spruce – (used for mental fatigue, stimulating to the mind)
- Spearmint – (overall fatigue, especially mental fatigue)
- Lemongrass – (used for physical fatigue, antiparasitic, improves circulation, used for candida)
- Eucalyptus – (used for physical fatigue, antiviral, antifungal)
- Idaho Grand Fir – (used for mental fatigue & adrenal gland imbalance)
- Frankincense – (used for mental fatigue & adrenal gland imbalance)
- Dorado Azul – (used for physical fatigue, hormone balancer )
- Juniper – (used for physical fatigue, increases circulation)
- Jade Lemon – (used for physical fatigue & chronic fatigue syndrome, antifungal, improves microcirculation)
- Lemon – (used for physical fatigue & chronic fatigue syndrome)
- Helichrysum – (used for mental fatigue, antiviral)
- Black Pepper – (used for fatigue, primarily, mental fatigue, energizing, antifungal)
- Rosemary (used for mental and physical fatigue, improves focus, antifungal)
- Cedarwood (used for mental fatigue)
- Sage (used for mental fatigue & despair)
- Pine (used for mental & emotional fatigue)
- Thyme (may help overcome fatigue & exhaustion after illness, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic)
Boost Energy Levels While Addressing the Root Cause
The essential oils discussed throughout this article provide tremendous benefits for both physical and mental exhaustion. Many of them work to promote increased circulation, which in turn, raises energy levels. Others, such as nutmeg, help with adrenal issues, a major, often, unknown cause of fatigue. Many of the oils, also, have antiviral, antifungal, anticandida, and antiparasitic properties to get some of the root causes of fatigue. To boost energy levels, fight fatigue, stay more focused, and avoid an afternoon energy slump, I would recommend having on hand a couple of the powerful energy enhancing oils, such as peppermint (so versatile) and nutmeg, or the, highly effective, Young Living energy blend called En-R-Gee.
If you have any questions regarding using essential oils for boosting your energy levels feel free to leave them below, and I will be more than happy to help you out. Comments regarding your experiences trying out these new fatigue fighting methods are welcome and appreciated. I would love to hear about your results.