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Aromatherapy for Setting Intentions

by Andrea Butje on December 30, 2019

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Happy Aromatic New Year!

I always love diffusing essential oils and burning incense around the turn of the year. It helps remind me of all the beauty I’ve experienced over the past 12 months, and all that is to come over the next 12.

One way to help yourself have an amazing 2020 is setting intentions to do fun things.


Some people think of this as New Year’s resolutions. You can also just think of it as a fun to-do list—small changes that help you have more fun every day, and give you things to look forward to year round. You can use Aromatherapy for setting intentions to help you get inspired and stay resolved, too.

There are no specific essential oils for New Year’s resolutions. Using Aromatherapy for setting intentions is more about choosing oils that inspire you, offer mental focus and energy, and support your confidence.

One good way to go about it is to choose an essential oil that you don’t commonly use. Something you love, but don’t seem to find yourself reaching for as often as some others. You can make a blend with this oil, or diffuse it alone, as you’re setting intentions for the New Year.

Then make a roll-on blend with this oil. Keep it with you during the New Year and use it to remind yourself of your intentions and offer confidence. Here’s a suggestion for your blend . . .

Keep Your Resolution Aromatherapy Roll-On

  • 10 ml jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 6 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 4 drops Your New Year’s Oil

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I chose Sweet Orange because it blends so “sweetly” with many different essential oils. And it’s gentle on skin, so if your chosen oil is a little spicy or might cause sensitivity, the Sweet Orange can help to balance that. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) would also be a beautiful choice.

Now that you can use Aromatherapy for setting intentions, what will your goals be?

Here are some ideas! You can resolve to . . .

  • Clean your kitchen with Lemon every week!
  • Start a blog about how to use essential oils.
  • Build up your collection of conifer essential oils.
  • Make your own skin care products with natural butters and oils.
  • Start a small business selling natural perfumes.
  • Educate yourself about using essential oils well—that means safely and effectively—so you can answer people’s questions, help them live more naturally, and even change your life.

Whatever your intentions are, Aromahead can help.

I know that no matter what your goals are, education is the first step to achieving them.

If you’re new to essential oils, our FREE CLASS can help you get started. The Introduction to Essential Oils is a wonderful way to orient yourself in the world of Aromatherapy. It offers solid, research-based information you can rely on, and will teach you how to use essential oils safely and effectively.

Ready to focus on essential oils in more depth? Aromatherapy for Natural Living is for you. Learn to replace all your chemical cleaning products with natural versions, make blends for children (safely!), keep germs out of your house, make body products, reduce colds and allergies (and even the flu), and more!

What are your Aromatherapy goals for next year? Share in the comments so we can all be inspired!

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Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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