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new hobby: essential oils

Take on a New Hobby: Essential Oils

Is there really any better time in the year to try to learn something new than right now? No way! The new year is here and one of the best ways to celebrate it is to commit yourself to work toward a healthier body and mind.

take on a new hobby with essential oils

Learning something new can be a frustrating and daunting experience. Do you have what it takes? Are you even smart enough? Where in the world will you find the time and energy? While learning a new skill definitely takes a huge amount of commitment, there are some essential oils that can provide a bit of support.

And let’s face it, we could all use a little extra support when we’re trying hard to better ourselves.

Let’s take a look at a few essential oils that can help boost your brainpower by promoting clarity, alertness, energy, and more!

Basil Linalool

This is one of the finest oils available for calming and focusing the mind, making it perfect for learning that new skill. It is known to be uplifting while quelling any racing, disorganized thoughts that are hindering your ability to learn. For a clear, focused mind, this is just what you need to stay sharp–in fact, that is exactly why Basil Linalool is used in both our Brain Aid and Clarity blends.

If you’ve had a long day at work and need to unwind a bit before settling down with your new hobby, Basil Linalool’s high linalool content makes it very relaxing and calming. Plus, it is very useful in easing tension in the head and neck area, helping you stay in the right mindset [1]. Diffuse it alone or alongside Bergamot and Clary Sage for a soothing blend. For topical application, dilute to 3% and apply to your wrists for a nice pick-me-up.

learning a new skill or hobby with essential oils


Energize your mood and prepare yourself to learn something new with this bitter-sweet, woody, and floral essential oil. It comforts the mind after a long day and reins in emotions that are running wild [1]. With this, you can settle yourself down peacefully in front of a book, canvas, tightrope (hey—we don’t know what you’re learning. It could be anything!) and enjoy a clear and uplifted mind.

If emotional duress is distracting you away from your goal, try adding 2 drops each of Petitgrain and Mandarin to your diffuser to help lift out of feelings of mental fatigue and nervous exhaustion. You can also dilute to 1-3% and apply to your wrists, inhaling as needed to help stay focused on your present goals.

Rosemary 1,8-Cineole

Throughout history, Rosemary has been known to provide benefits for mental clarity, memory, and concentration. Inhaling the aroma can affect cognition by promoting healthy neurological functions [2]. It also helps your body deliver blood to your brain, which can stimulate your ability to focus and help sharpen your mind. When your mind is ready to absorb new information, you can learn a new skill more quickly and easily, making it a more pleasurable experience overall!

learning new skill with essential oils

Peppermint Western U.S.

Like Peppermint Essential Oil, the Western U.S. version is wonderfully stimulating and uplifting to the senses. It has that familiar, cool, grassy-minty scent you know and love, but is slightly smoother and more refined. This is due to several minor constituents being at slightly different levels. Learning a new skill can be very unpleasant if your mind is wandering or your energy is low, so Peppermint Western U.S. is a great oil to reach for when you know you could use a bit of a boost!

The aroma is wonderful to enhance alertness. Diffuse it or dilute it to 2-5% in a carrier oil. You can apply topically when you’re feeling a little under the weather or you have muscle and tension discomfort distracting you from your goals.

Jack Pine

If you are someone who is quickly invigorated by the fresh aroma of pine oils, Jack Pine is a must-have when you’re learning something new. It is refreshing and uplifting, helping to create a clear and clean environment that is perfect for exploring new interests. The mood-lifting properties help push away cluttered, unproductive thoughts to promote calm and collected behavior.

Joyful Creation Chakra Blend

plant therapy joyful creation essential oil blend

This unique blend of essential oils was designed to help nurture creativity, passion, and expansion in the birth of new concepts. So if you’ve been sitting on an idea for a long time about something you would like to learn, Joyful Creation may be just what you need to get your mind and heart set on the commitment. It has a gorgeous layered and smooth floral scent that invites a sense of joy and enthusiasm in moving forward. This helps to motivate you in the best way possible!

Learn more about Joyful Creation with the blog Joyful Creation for the Sacral Chakra + Medley Diffuser Blend.


[1] Purchon, N., & Cantele, L. (2014). The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness Paperback. Pgs. 35, 97.

[2] Mojay, G. (2005). Aromatherapy for healing the spirit: A guide to restoring emotional and mental balance through essential oils. London: Gaia. pg. 146.


60 thoughts on “Take on a New Hobby: Essential Oils”

  • Yes, my hobby is essential oils too. This blog gave me a good idea, though, to use oils such as these to help while trying to clean out rooms and closets. Maybe my brain won’t get so overwhelmed trying to make decisions!

  • I’m very new to the EO world and I’m so glad I chose plant therapy as my EOs of choice and not a MLM program. This makes me feel so much more comfortable that I can go by my own pace and not have to spend hundreds of dollars on starter kits without knowing A THING about oils yet. You guys are the best

  • I never thought to use my oils to focus when working on a hobby, old or new. Will try this the next time I sit down to relax with a hobby! I have most of these oils and will try out various ones to see which works best for me (or perhaps a combo).

  • I love all of the information that is constantly being provided to us! My day to day life has been benefited so much through incorporating my oils as needed. Thank you!

  • I began my own small business making oils and balms and rollons. PT is my go to place for all my EOs. Let me just say – There is ALWAYS something new to learn, and keep me busy with this. And, I am so incredibly happy that PT is also one of my first stops when I have a question. Not Google. Not Wiki. Plant Therapy.

  • I have recently been researching essential oils to try to find something to help support my daughter emotionally. I never realized how much there was to learn! So far I find it to be a bit daunting, but satisfying none the less.

    I have been considering making it a hobby and seeing the journal you offer has nudged me even more in that direction. It’s a whole new world and I am excited to see what lies ahead!

  • I wish I would have read this post when I was in school. I love brain aid!! I never would have thought that basil would have that affect. I may have to get joyful creation for my son

  • It’s my one year anniversary or buying oils from you and I’m just now embarking on this amazing journey into the wonderful world of what do I do now with all the oils I just bought in the Dec sales lol:)

  • I completed my aromatherapy certification last year so this year’s goal is to learn more about them! (I have 100+ different oils…) I’m also a nurse & received a grant to teach staff members about aromatherapy! I just ordered from PT to start the collection staff members will use to create their blends. I’m going to use the oils listed in this post to create blends to use at work—everyone wants to be more alert! THANK YOU for the very helpful post!

    1. Congratulations on your certification, Shelly! There’s just so much to learn about essential oils; it’s pretty fun! We hope we can help you with your journey 🙂

  • I think Joyful Creation will be next on my list to purchase! Just the name alone makes me want to buy it! 🙂

  • My husband and I were just discussing how buying essential oils and using essential oils are actually two different Hobbies.

  • I am trying to make new hobbies this new year. Thank you for this post! It will definitely help me to meet my goals.

  • I’ve taken this hobby to an all new level and now it’s just an all out addition! I have found so many benefits using these oils which lead me to buying almost all of them. I now have an oil for everything lol. I find the Basil, Rosemary 1.8 and Petitgrain some of my favorites. They are crisp and refreshing in my opinion. I use them quite often

  • I think I agree with everyone else about the Joyful Creation blend- that I think is definitely going to be my next purchase and I can’t Wait!!

  • I have just recently started learning about Essential Oils, and I am sooo excited that I found Plant Therapy! I love the quality of the few oils I have tried so far, and I am excited to learn more and try new oils like Petitgrain and Rosemary.

  • My new years resolution is to be more chemical free. Plant Therapy oils will be a big part of that!! Looking forward to building up my stash!!

  • One of my goals for the new year is to continue to learn and more consistently use EOs. I am off to a good start so far and the blog posts are really helpful and motivating!

  • Assuming these are single application suggestions???? What would happen if some were combined. After 2 major surgies and Chemo, I can’t find a way to concentrate and focus on many things. Thanks for this series.

    1. Cara, many people love to combine essential oils to get the most out of them! Others, on the other hand, really enjoy just using one single EO at a time. Sometimes it takes some experimentation to determine what works best for you 🙂 Make sure to reach out to our aromatherapists at [email protected] if you need more information

  • I started this new essential oils “hobby” six months ago. Oh, the mistakes I made! I didn’t do enough research to educate myself on the proper use of these powerful tools. Really, I was just going by what smelled good to me & I was waayyy overusing them. But thankfully, I’m learning. Plant Therapy is a great help in this endeavor, and through them, I got to know about the work of Robert Tisserand, another fantastic source for essential oil safety. It’s a process, but it also reaps bountiful rewards.

  • I was introduced to essential oils in 2017 through an MLM company. I was blown away by the presentation of how powerful oils are and what they can do but I live in a household where my husband works and I stay at home with the kids. I couldn’t bring myself to buy their oils for that price! For months, I did some research on other oil companies thinking there has to be a more affordable option for my family! Plant Therapy kept coming up so December of 2017, I bought my first few oils from PT and have never been disappointed! This past year, I have slowly added to my “medicine cabinet” of oils, learning more and more with the help of PT’s blog, live videos, and FB group pages. You guys are such an amazing company with the best customer service I have ever seen. My family now calls me their “witch doctor” and call me whenever they suffer from ailments. Not only have you given us safer alternatives to medicine but you have helped me personally. I absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom but you can easily lose your identity since your sole purpose in life is raising these beautiful creatures. Essential Oils have become an outlet for me, to escape being “just mom”. Thank you for helping me find my identity again and helping my family in so many ways! #foreveraPTcustomer

    1. Malina, thank you so much for your beautiful comment! We are so, so happy you found us and we’ve been able to make a positive impact on your life!

  • Thanks for all the great information! I’ve added Basil Linalool and Jack Pine to my ever-expanding list. I love to write, so I took a class once on how to make writing more of a habit. The instructor said that to get in the writing mindset, it’s helpful to associate a particular scent with dedicate writing time, as in only using that scent when I’m getting ready to write. She suggested a scented candle, but I think a diffuser is a better choice for me. Now I just have to find that perfect scent! 🙂

  • Thank you for highlighting a lot of oils I might not ever look at with this series! It’s been extremely insightful!

  • Essential oils is my new hobby! I study everything I can to better help myself and my family through the tough days we frequently face.

  • I watched my first webinar (of many I hope) today on aromatherapy, this is a timely blog on new hobbies as I’m taking the effort to switch our home to all natural. I love reading your blog posts and learning new things about my new hobby!

  • Yay! Love how you give me ideas on how to use essential oils to learn more about essential oils (my new hobby-more like lifestyle) One of my first oils is clarity and I am amazed at how well it works.

  • I can’t wait to get that Chakra! I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to try them, the new year seems like a great time to realign everything!

  • my new hobby this year is essential oils! I’ve been learning how to use them and I love all the wonderful educational blog post and creative recipes I’ve learned from Plant Therapy! I’ve started using some of these feature oils already in homemade recipes and DIYs so this also goes right along with it. Jack pine is now on my wishlist to try thanks to this post!

  • I can’t wait to try some of these oils! The hobby I now love is making homemade toiletries so this goes great with essential oils!

  • I have really enjoyed this resolution series. I found a few new oils and a few new uses for some I already have. Thank you for the info!

  • How timely–as your blog posts often seem to be! I just ordered a watercolor kit for a new activity to try and know I will be a bit dauted by the process. Will definitely pull out my oils when it’s time to paint. Thanks for the suggestions!

  • Peppermint gives me a boost each time I take a whiff! It’s my “go to” oil for the majority of my blends. Basil and Rosemary have been on my wishlist for a while…….this is the perfect time for me to pick them up. Thank you, PT, for making it affordable to grow my collection!

  • I LIVE for yalls Western Peppermint oil!!! I bought the regular one by accident, and keep putting off opening it. I am going to buy more of the western one since it is on sale:)

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