Welcome to the world of aromatherapy for journaling!
Essential oils have the power to transform the mood and atmosphere of any space.
Whether you're looking to create a calm and peaceful environment for meditation or a vibrant and invigorating atmosphere for productivity, we've got you covered with some amazing diffuser recipes.
Now, let's pair your diffuser session with some journaling activities. Journaling allows you to explore your thoughts and emotions while benefiting from the powerful essential oils surrounding you.
We've picked 3 aroma blends and 3 journaling exercises to get you started.
1. Intention Setting:
What a perfect way to start your day!
Setting your intentions each morning is a powerful journaling tool to help you stay focused throughout the day.
By writing intentions that align with your goals, you'll be more committed to taking actions that help you achieve exactly what you want and need. Those pesky distractions will be less likely to derail you or steal time away from your priorities.
Energy Boost Diffuser Recipe:
Intentions put a spark in your day.
They're empowering and energizing in themselves but this essential oil blend is ready to help you get that needed pick-me-up or a burst of energy. For that, one combo that's an easy choice is Young Living's peppermint, rosemary, and lemon.
Start diffusing this energy-boosting blend while you get situated in your favorite spot and begin writing down your daily intentions. As you write, let the invigorating scent uplift your spirits and help you stay focused.
Your goals and dreams are within reach! Set your daily intentions on your target and enjoy the process.
Need a little boost or reminder during the day? Diffuse this blend to reconnect to your intentions. You'll enjoy an enhanced, refreshing, and invigorating work environment sure to enhance productivity.
As you complete an activity, when you're checking in during the day, or at the end of your work day, take a moment to reflect, expressing your thoughts and emotions in your journal. It's also a great way to 'dump' thoughts and respectfully give closer to an activity. Especially if you want to make a clear transition into your next activity without any carry-over effects.
Writing in your journal-- actual pen-to-paper-- isn't just about what you write. The process opens your thoughts, helping you figure out the deeper meaning behind what you're thinking. It helps you organize your thoughts and find solutions that may have been hard to sort out.
There's also a direct connection between your thoughts, your hand moving your pen and your brain processes that go far deeper than just writing about your day.
The process has a transformative physical, and psychological connection.
Inner Harmony Diffuser Recipe:
- 3 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil
- 2 drops of clary sage essential oil
- 1 drop of orange essential oil
To enhance your reflective journaling, meditation or yoga practice, this unique blend of Young Living ylang-ylang, clary sage, and orange creates a harmonious ambiance, promoting emotional balance and tranquility. Diffusing this blend while you do your journaling will help support your inner harmony and emotional well-being.
3. Gratitude Journaling:
Start by inhaling the calming scent of Young Living lavender while reflecting on what you're thankful for.
Write down three things you're grateful for each day, allowing the aroma to enhance your feelings of appreciation and contentment.
Hint: Gratitude journaling has some amazing additional benefits beyond all that traditional journaling provides. If you can only do this once a day, do it at the end of your day to reframe and refocus. Putting these positive thoughts on paper and in your head before bed with help your brain store uplifting messages vs. any yuk from your day.
Serene Oasis Diffuser Recipe:
- 3 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of frankincense essential oil
- 2 drops of bergamot essential oil
This combination of Young Living lavender, frankincense, and bergamot promotes relaxation and helps to create a serene environment perfect for winding down after a long day.
This is also a blend we use in our night diffuser to support a restful sleep. You'll send a sense of calm throughout your room with just a hint of citrus from the bergamot.
Try incorporating these three journaling/diffusing techniques into your routine for one week.
At the end of your week, find about a half hour of quiet time in nature to read and review your experience. What did you learn from the exercise? Are there any shifts you'd like to make to your journaling location, time, or your writing pen? Journal your first-week experience and check in again after weeks two, three, etc.
Remember, Young Living essential oils--Seed to Seal quality--can have a profound impact on our emotions and overall well-being. Use these diffuser recipes and journaling activities to create a sacred space where you can nourish your mind, body, and soul.