How to use doTERRA Motivate (get inspired!)
Have you ever felt kind of blah, uninspired and joyless? It happens to the best of us. And maybe more than we would like to admit. What if I told you there is an essential oil blend that can shift your mood and get you out of your funk? You have to try doTERRA Motivate. It will rock your world!
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Essential Oils can shift your mood
Essential oils have extremely powerful effects on the mind. They can enhance your overall well-being and mood, they promote relaxation, ease tension, improve concentration and balance energy.
Aroma is powerful. Chemicals in a scent can trigger physiological responses which in turn affect our mental state. Linalool, the chemical compound found in Lavender, Magnolia and Clary Sage, is known to reduce anxiety. Just smelling one of those essential oils can put your body in a state of total relaxation.
But what about when we’re feeling discouraged, gloomy and lacking inspiration?
doTERRA Motivate aka Encouraging Blend
doTERRA’s Motivate is a blend of citrus and mint oils that smells absolutely incredible. The oils in the blend work together to bring you hope, encouragement and confidence.
“Motivate fosters confidence to follow through with one’s creative inspirations and intentions. It also imbues a warrior-like spirit and strengthens individuals to face adversities and challenges.” – Essential Emotions, 10th Edition
The essential oils in doTERRA Motivate are Peppermint, Clementine, Coriander, Basil, Yuzu, Melissa, Rosemary and Vanilla. Let’s look at the benefits of each individual oil.
Peppermint is energizing and promotes clear breathing.
Clementine is uplifting and energizing.
Coriander is relaxing and also stimulating.
Basil helps to ease tension and also reduces mental fatigue and brain fog.
Yuzu is uplifting and refreshing.
Rosemary helps with mental clarity and is also energizing.
Vanilla helps to relax the nervous system.
How to use doTERRA Motivate
So do you just smell Motivate blend and automatically get inspired? Um, no. Essential oils aren’t miracle workers!
Let’s talk about the different ways you can use doTERRA Motivate to help you get inspired.
- add 5-6 drops of Motivate Blend to your diffuser
- inhale Motivate directly from the bottle
- put a drop of Motivate in your hands, rub palms together and inhale
I highly recommend sitting quietly for a few minutes as you inhale this blend. Take a few deep breaths. Set an intention for the day. Journal.
Dilute one drop of doTERRA Motivate with 1/2 teaspoon of carrier oil (I recommend fractionated coconut oil) and apply over your heart, along the inside of your forearms, on your wrists and over your solar plexus chakra (upper stomach).
These points are important as they relate to specific acupuncture points and meridians. Using doTERRA Motivate on these points will create quick emotional shifts.
For more information on essential oils and Traditional Chinese Medicine, grab the book I Am Fabulous by Desiree Mangandog. It’s amazing, I highly recommend it!
As with aromatic use, after applying Motivate topically, sit quietly with yourself for a few minutes. Meditate. Relax.
doTERRA Motivate Touch Roller
If topical application is your thing, consider grabbing a Motivate Touch Roller. The touch roller is prediluted in fractionated coconut oil so it makes it super easy to use.
I like to have both on hand!
Will you try doTERRA Motivate?
P.S. – Apply doTERRA Motivate right before a workout. You won’t regret it!