Essential Oil Energy Boosting Rub

Life is exhausting.  Jobs, kids, cleaning, errands, it can all contribute to feeling worn out and tired.

 

We all need a little extra energy from time to time.  Whether that’s to help wake up in the morning, get through an afternoon energy slump, to refresh and revitalize yourself to get through a big project, or to help re-focus and concentrate, we all need an energy boost at one time or another.

 

Skip the cup of coffee and instead reach for this all-natural energy boost.

This simple essential oil cream will help boost your energy and fight fatigue.

 

 

Reduce Fatigue and Boost Energy with essential oils energy boosting cream title image with cream in tin

 

 

What’s in energizing cream

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Both the coconut oil and olive oil act as carrier oils to dilute the essential oils.  Diluting essential oils when used topically is beneficial because it both (1) makes it safer (less risk of skin reactions and overuse sensitivity) and (2) increases the effectiveness of the essential oils by slowing evaporation and improving absorption.

 

Beeswax performs two functions in this cream: (1) it soothes, protects, and nourishes skin and (2) raises the melting temperature – coconut oil melts at 76 degrees F, so without the beeswax on a warm day, this salve would completely liquefy.  Beeswax has a much higher melting temperature (144 degrees F), so adding a little beeswax helps to keep the rub at least somewhat solid in warm weather.

 

  • essential oils for energy

There are five types of essential oils that help invigorate and restore energy:  1. citrus, 2. spicy, 3. minty, 4. coniferous, and 5. herbal.  Don’t be overwhelmed by all the possibilities.  I list these just to let you know there are options.  I share 3 energy-boosting essential oil blends below in the recipe.

    1. citrus:  lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime, tangerine, mandarin, bergamot
    2. spicy:  black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon bark, clove, nutmeg, ginger, frankincense
    3. minty:  peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint
    4. coniferous:  white fir, Douglas fir, Idaho balsam fir, Siberian fir, pine, juniper berry, spruce
    5. herbal:  rosemary, sage, tea tree, thyme, basil, lemongrass

 

energy boosting cream ingredients essential oils olive oil coconut oil beeswax cream for reducing fatigue and boosting energy

 

 

How to make fatigue-fighting energy rub

 

step 1:  Add 2 tablespoons of beeswax to a heat-safe glass bowl or measuring cup (this will be used to melt the beeswax using double boiler method)

 

adding beeswax to glass measuring cup for energy boosting cream with essential oils

 

 

step 2:  melt beeswax

To melt beeswax, put the heat-safe glass bowl/measuring cup into a pot of simmering water.  Melt beeswax over medium heat.  Stir occasionally.  It will take about 15 minutes to melt beeswax.  Make sure beeswax is completely melted, otherwise the beeswax might partially re-solidify, making the rub grainy.

 

melting beeswax in glass jar for making energy boosting cream with essential oils

 

 

step 3:  Add 1/4 cup coconut oil to the melted beeswax

 

adding coconut oil to melted beeswax for making energy boosting cream with essential oils

 

 

step 4:  Add 1/4 cup olive oil, then stir to combine and melt the coconut oil (this won’t take long)

 

adding olive oil to coconut oil and beeswax in glass jar making energy boosting cream with essential oils

 

 

step 5:  once completely melted, remove the beeswax and oil mixture from the heat.  Allow it to cool for a few minutes.

After the oil/wax mixture has cooled for a few minutes, add 50 drops of energy-boosting essential oils (several options below) and stir well

 

option 1

20 drops sweet orange essential oil (aka wild orange)

20 drops peppermint essential oil

10 drops frankincense essential oil

 

option 2

15 drops sweet orange essential oil (aka wild orange)

10 drops rosemary essential oil

10 drops lemon essential oil

5 drops bergamot essential oil

5 drops grapefruit essential oil

5 drops fir essential oil (white fir, Siberian fir, Douglas fir, or Idaho balsam fir will all work fine)

 

option 3

10 drops lime essential oil

10 drops grapefruit essential oil

15 drops tangerine essential oil

15 drops spearmint essential oil

 

adding essential oil to olive oil and coconut oil and beeswax in glass jar making energy boosting cream with essential oils

 

 

step 6:  pour the mixture into containers (glass, metal, plastic #1 PET & plastic #2 HDPE jars are all safe for diluted essential oil blends like this)

 

pouring mixture of essential oils and olive oil and coconut oil and beeswax into tin making energy boosting cream with essential oils

 

 

step 7:  clean up

Beeswax to hard to clean with just soap & water.  So before it hardens, use paper towels to wipe out the glass bowl/measuring cup and any utensils you used to stir the mixture.  Then once you’ve wiped off as much as you can, wash as usual with soap and water.

 

step 8:  Allow the energy rub to cool and solidify completely before putting the lid on (this might take a few hours to harden all the way through)  You can put it in the refrigerator to speed this step up.

 

cooling mixture of essential oils and olive oil and coconut oil and beeswax into tin making energy boosting cream with essential oils

energy boosting rub with essential oils and olive oil and coconut oil and beeswax in tin boost energy fight fatigue

 

How to use rub to boost your energy

  • Whether you’re already tired or wanting to fend off an energy slump before it happens, this all-natural rub will help boost your energy.  Use first thing in the morning to help wake up, use to fight off afternoon energy slump, use to supercharge energy before a big project, or whenever you need an energy boost.
  • Apply a small amount to pulse points on wrists
  • Gently rub in
  • Bring hands and wrists to nose and breathe in deeply, taking several seconds to inhale and several seconds to exhale.  Repeat deep breathing.
  • Reapply as needed

 

 

Where to get supplies?

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organic, extra-virgin coconut oilbuy here or pick up at your local grocery store

organic, extra-virgin olive oil  – I buy at my local grocery store

organic, cosmetic-grade beeswax (buy here)

4 oz tin jars (buy here)

adorable 2 oz glass mason jars (buy here)

wooden sticks for stirring (find them here)

heat-safe glass measuring cup or bowl (like these)

click here for free printable of the recipe

link to energy boosting rub printable

 

ingredients for energy boosting cream essential oils and olive oil and coconut oil and beeswax with tin and glass measuring cup

 

 

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boost energy and reduce fatigue with essential oil energy boosting cream

Sarah Lewis

A little thing about me: I 💙 essential oils. I also love using my background in research to help people learn more about essential oils and all the wonderful ways they can be used. I share DIY recipes for natural cleaners that really work, non-toxic beauty solutions, and holistic wellness. My essential oil recipes, info, and tips have been viewed more than 20 million times. I've been featured on MindBodyGreen, Health & Natural Living, All Natural Ideas, This Natural Home, Natural Living Ideas, and Passion for Savings.