New Year, New Habits: 6 ways to improve your health and wellness for the New Year

New Year, New Habits: 6 ways to improve your health and wellness for the New Year

Small changes can make a big impact on your health and wellness. There is something about January that cleanses our soul. The new year represents new beginnings. A chance to start over and set goals to be the best version of ourselves. For many that could mean becoming healthier, eliminating harmful chemicals in the home, and being more conscious of the environment. Studies have shown that properties found in pure essential oils can help relieve stress, tension, anxiety, and depression.[1]
Headache helper
It is estimated that more than half of the adult population worldwide experiences occasional headaches.[2] For tension headaches, dilute a few drops of Peppermint or Rosemary Oil with a carrier oil or shampoo and massage onto the scalp for relief. For congestion-related headaches, diffuse 5-7 drops of Eucalyptus Oil to help clear sinuses and reduce inflammation.

Treat yourself more often 

Soothing music, a warm bath, and the subtle aroma of essential oils can create the ultimate spa-like experience. Adding 6 drops of Bergamot or Lemongrass Oil to your bathwater can induce muscle relaxation as well as reduce anxiety and elevate your mood.

Good sleep is essential 

We all know eating fresh citrus is good for our health but did you know sleeping with the scent of lemons is also beneficial?[3] Wake up feeling refreshed and energized. A Lemon Essential Oil linen spray is perfect for freshening sheets to help ensure a better night's sleep. It's also perfect for freshening up your towels, bathrooms, and pretty much your entire home!

Unwind and stress less 

Need a little R&R but vacation is not in your plans? Escape and de-stress right at home with the help of Lavender Oil. Lavender is prized for its calming effect on the body and mind. Beachwood's Cherry and Bamboo Diffuser allow you to enjoy the effects of a continuous aromatherapy mist that can transport your mind and senses.

Ease daily aches and pain

You probably think of rosemary mostly in terms of cooking, but the essential oil of this fragrant herb has been found to be one of the more widely used oils in aromatherapy when it comes to aches and pain.[4] Combining Rosemary, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Oil with a carrier oil or lotion to apply topically can help relieve muscle discomfort and reduce inflammation.

Improve focus and concentration

So many New Year's goals but having trouble staying on task? Diffusing, spraying, or inhaling pure essential oils can help with focus and concentration. Frankincense Oil is one of the best oils to use for focus and concentration. The warm spicy aroma stimulates the mind and helps give a boost of energy. Add 6 drops each of Frankincense and Ylang Ylang together for the best diffuser blend when you need to get things done.

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  1. Barati, F., Nasiri, A., Akbari, N., & Sharifzadeh, G. (2016). The Effect of Aromatherapy on Anxiety in Patients. Nephro-urology monthly, 8(5), e38347.
  2. World Health Organization. (2016, April 8). Headache disorders. World Health Organization. Retrieved March 21, 2022, from,of%20life%2C%20and%20financial%20cost.  
  3. Cheong, M. J., Kim, S., Kim, J. S., Lee, H., Lyu, Y. S., Lee, Y. R., Jeon, B., & Kang, H. W. (2021). A systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the clinical effects of aroma inhalation therapy on sleep problems. Medicine, 100(9), e24652. 
  4. Keshavarzian, S., & Shahgholian, N. (2017). Comparison of the Effect of Topical Application of Rosemary and Menthol for Musculoskeletal Pain in Hemodialysis Patients. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research, 22(6), 436–441. 
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