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Adding Essential Oils to Your Morning Routine

Essential Oils with Diffuser

Good Morning! Eventually, we all need to roll out of bed. Sometimes it’s easy peasy, others not. Whether you are a morning person or you really need that cup of coffee to be able to start your day, essential oils are an effortless addition to your morning routine.

Some of our favorite scents for getting going include citrus oils for their sweet sunshiny top notes, forest needle oils for their gentle uplifting, yet grounding aromas, and bright oils for their stimulating motivation. With endless blending combinations, you can customize your morning with aromatic goodness.

Essential Oils for Waking Up

Morning Essential Oils

Citrus essential oils: Sometimes described as liquid sunshine, citrus peel oils are pleasant smelling, sweet, and bring a smile to your face. In addition to brightening up the mood they can calm the emotions. This is good if you tend to wake up frazzled and you need to reset. They blend well with each other and most other oils. Morning favorites: Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Organic Mandarin Essential Oil, Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil.

Forest needle essential oils: Coniferous needle oils bring a true synergy of grounding and uplifting actions and are a perfect way to start your day. They are fresh and sweet, with soft, green, forest-like aroma notes. These oils help to release energy and tension. Forest oils blend well with citrus and floral notes. Morning favorites: Organic Fir Needle Essential Oil, Organic Black Spruce Essential Oil, Organic Douglas Fir Essential Oil.

Bright essential oils: These mostly camphoraceous, eye-opening oils are best saved for times when we really need them -- an extra sluggish morning, maybe waking up a bit stuffy, or if your day's activities require focus right away. These oils have strong, powerful scents that can give you an extra lift. They blend well together and can be softened with florals or richer base notes like vetiver, oakmoss, and benzoin. Morning favorites: Organic Rosemary Essential Oil, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Bay Laurel Essential Oil, Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil.

Suggested Uses

Diffusion: With the hustle and bustle of getting everything together in the morning, aroma diffusers are the easiest way to add essential oils to your routine. Adding a few drops of a single oil or blend to your favorite diffuser is quick and easy.

Aroma sprays: A little more personal than diffusing oils, aroma sprays can be used in the morning or throughout the day as a pick-me-up. Nice times to spritz include when you first get out of bed, before or after a shower, or as you walk out the door to say "Hello Day!"

Adding essential oils to the shower: Another simple way of using essential oils is to add them to the shower. Apply two to five drops of an oil or blend to a cotton ball or washcloth, place in the bottom of the shower when you are ready to get in, and let the stream release the aromatic goodness. Some of our favorites: two drops rosemary or eucalyptus, four drops sweet orange plus one drop peppermint, or two drops grapefruit plus one drop black spruce.


If you're looking for more advanced DIY aromatherapy, try these simple but invigorating recipes to find that morning motivation:

hello day aroma spray



Combine all ingredients in a 2 oz. glass bottle with mister. Shake before use and spritz as needed.

Wake Me Up Diffuser Blend



Carefully combine all oils in an amber glass bottle with reducer cap (or glass bottle of choice). If you prefer to use the metric system, fill a 15 mL bottle with the following proportions: 10 mL orange, 2 mL benzoin, and 1 mL peppermint. Diffuse in the morning and follow the directions for your diffuser of choice.

Whether you find them useful every day or just when needed, infusing aromatics into your day can be rewarding.

Interested in learning more about essential oils? Get our tips for making your own blends!


Topics: Aromatherapy, Recipes


Written by Christine on March 8, 2017

As Products Manager, Christine Rice has been working with the botanical goodies at Mountain Rose Herbs for over 14 years. With a Certificate in Aromatherapy from The American College of Healthcare Sciences, she works closely with the essential oils and hydrosols that we offer. She connects with the aromatherapy industry through our National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy business membership and contributes on working committees with The American Herbal Products Association. In addition to her love for aromatics and blending essential oils, Christine can be found gardening and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys canning and preserving food, knitting when she has time, and keeps busy with her energetic daughter.

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