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Essential Oils for Your New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions are not always easy to accomplish!

Don't worry because we break down the top New Year's Resolutions and gave you the best essential oils for your New Year's Resolutions.

Well, it's that time of year when you have to make your resolutions for the new year! But you know what they say, failure to plan is a plan to fail. Everyone knows that it takes 21 days to create a habit, and that's why January 17th is National Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day. And let's be honest, the New Year's Resolution statistics are stacked against you. Did you know one out of three people will quit their resolution in the 1st month, and only one out of ten people will follow through the entire year?

But we are here to help you be one of those ten people! We go through the top New Year's Resolutions and give you our top recommendations to accomplish your goals. The 1st bit of advice is to make your resolutions realistic and don't quit! If you decide to quit a bad habit like smoking, biting your nails, or eating unhealthy. Don't give up because you had a moment of weakness; remember the goal is to quit this year, not quit from day one. Your goal should be to accomplish your resolution by the end of the year, not the beginning.

#1. Best Essential Oils to Get in Shape

It’s no surprise that getting in shape is the top resolution. Research shows that over 50% of New Year’s Resolutions are fitness related and being healthy is very important to extend your quality of life. After 30, your muscle starts to reduce significantly if you are not active in some capacity. A few obstacles may stand in the way of success; motivation, energy, & pain.

Best Essential Oil for Energy to Workout


The fitness industry thrives on selling pre-workouts and energy-boosting drinks, but those products can be damaging to your health. That’s why we created our Fitness Blend; this blend has a bright, fresh, spicy aroma due to its mix of Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint, Cinnamon Bark, Celery Seed, and Ginger Root essential oils. Diffuse Fitness oil when cravings hit you or when you need the energy to get motivated for a workout. The oil also may help reduce feelings of frustration.

Fitness Review:

Inspires to Exercise!

I started struggling to enjoy exercising for months, which was very disappointing because I had gotten into a very effective routine which had made me feel great. [It got to the point that] I could not shake my lethargy and apathy. I diffused Fitness one day and felt like doing handstands the next day! So I did! - Heidi M

Best Essential Oil for Muscle Aches


We all know too well that after working out for the 1st time comes the soreness associated with using muscles that have been dormant for too long. That’s why Sports Pro is exactly what you need to recover and get you back to the gym quickly. Sports Pro Essential Oil Blend has a strong, minty aroma with spicy menthol-like undertones. The oil blend combines Wintergreen, Peppermint, Nutmeg, Clove Bud, Thyme, Black Pepper, Oregano, Marjoram, and Helichrysum gymnocephalum essential oils. Dilute in a carrier oil and massage into targeted muscles after a workout, or try out our Tohi’s Complete Relief Muscle Rub!

Sports Pro Review:

Great for sore muscles

Love Sports Pro. I mix it with a carrier oil or massage oil and rub over sore muscles and in a few minutes the pain & soreness is gone. I'm on my 2nd bottle and will buy more. This is the best mixture for muscle aches I've found anywhere. - Mary H.

#2. Best Essential Oils to Lose Weight

Now obviously, we don’t have an essential oil that will magically make you lose weight. But there are a few reasons why diet may be in the way of your weight loss journey, from slow metabolism and digestive issues to unhealthy cravings and emotional eating. If you are looking for even more recommendations on losing weight with essential oils, check out Developing Good Habit's 11 Best Essential Oils for Weight Loss & Losing Belly Fat

Best Essential Oil to Boost Metabolism


According to Developing Good Habits, Grapefruit oil contains nootkatone, a compound that increases your metabolism and helps your body melt fat away. This cherished constituent triggers a vital protein/enzyme in the liver and muscular-skeletal system to boost physical performance and metabolism. A higher, boosted metabolism is important if you wish to lose weight, and this action of grapefruit oil facilitates that.

Grapefruit Review:

Pink Grapefruit is a favorite

I ordered the Grapefruit at someone's recommendation and I love it. It has become a favorite because of the clean fresh scent. It makes my kitchen and dining area smell clean. I was surprised at how much I like it. - Linda L.

Best Essential Oil for Appetite Suppressant 


Our Everyday Life says that a 2008 study conducted by the Wheeling Jesuit University evaluated the level of hunger of participants after inhaling peppermint oil every 2 hours for five days. Participants who inhaled the peppermint oil experienced less hunger and fewer cravings than those who didn’t use the oil.

Peppermint Review:

Sweet peppermint

The peppermint essential oil is like walking into a sweet shop, filled with a selection of tempting sweets. The oil is pure and certainly a great price. With some essential oils you have to be very close to the diffuser to smell it; not so with this oil. It fills the room.- Erich S.

#3. Best Essential Oils to Get Organized

Getting organized can help to relieve a lot of weight off your shoulders and boost your mood and endorphins. Trying to stay organized can mean many things, from cleaning out the garage or closet, downsizing unneeded items that are taking up unnecessary space in your home, or getting on track with your finances or life schedule. Staying focused and not allowing squirrels to get you off track can be challenging and get you off track from accomplishing your goals. 

Best Essential Oil for Focus

Attention Assist

Attention Assist is expertly crafted to help clear mental cobwebs, fortify the mind, and keep your thoughts clear so that you can start checking items off of your to-do list. This blend of Vetiver, Frankincense, Lavender, and Cedarwood essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. It has a bold, woodsy, and earthy aroma that awakens and grounds the mind.

Attention Assist Review:

Best oil blend for focus

I love this blend so much. Works better than coffee, energy drinks or anything else for focus and getting rid of brain fog. I have a super hard time focusing due to adhd and this helps SO much. - Sheena S

Best Essential Oil for Energy


Let's face it: we all experience some sort of energy loss as we run around trying to accomplish everything on our To-Do lists. Next time you need an energy boost, don't reach for caffeine or a sugary energy drink. Instead, reach for a bottle of Energize Essential Oil Blend! Energize is a unique blend that contains Lime and Clove Bud essential oils. Although it only contains two oils, Energize packs a powerful punch. When diffused or applied topically, Energize can help increase your energy and stimulate your mind, making it easy for you to keep going throughout the day.

Energize Review:

Just what I needed

I am reasonably new to essential oils and have a lot to learn. I needed something natural that would help me get up and going. This did the trick! - Dana M.

#4. Best Essential Oils to Quit Bad Habits

Everyone has a bad habit that they’d love to finally put to rest but sticking to it is no easy task. As stated before, it takes 21 days to create a new habit, and just because you may have a day of weakness doesn’t mean you should give up.

Best Essential Oil for Quitting Smoking


According to PubMed.Gov, inhalation of Black Pepper can reduce smoking withdrawal symptoms. They tested 48 people who went overnight without a cigarette and had one group inhale black pepper, one group inhale peppermint, and the other had nothing. Not only did the Black Pepper curb the craving, but it also reduced the anxiety associated with a lack of nicotine. 

Black Pepper Review:


I have been using this to get my husband to stop smoking and so far doing great. I guess the cravings are less and less... Thank you so much… - Lillie

Best Essential Oil to Quit Biting Your Nails

Tea Tree Oil

If you are a nail-biter, you know, you’ve tried everything to quit this nasty habit especially through COVID. Those no-bite solutions have a horrible taste for a reason, so you don’t want to bite your nails, but that bad taste also comes from harsh chemicals that are not good for you. We never recommend ingesting our oils due to their potency, but according to Health Root, diluting oils and rubbing them on your fingertips can help heighten your senses and be safe. Tea Tree is also bitter to taste but is also an anti-fungal that can make those nails nice and healthy!

Tea Tree Review:

Eliminated toenail fungus

Used this daily, after my morning shower for 3 months and it completely got rid of my toenail fungus. - Martin