Make a Mind-Clearing Mist with Essential Oils

Although January is traditionally the time when we resolve to make changes for the New Year, as the winter shifts to spring, we can re-resolve to approach life with a fresh start. As the weather warms and new life springs forth in nature, we can be supported in our efforts to leave the old patterns and choices behind. Many find that this time of year presents the perfect opportunity for a fresh start.

DIY Aromatherapy Mind-Clearing Mist

How can essential oils help us embark on new endeavors? Many of us form scent/memory associations with essential oils that can encourage, inspire or remind us of intentions left behind in the snow  Especially the aromas that come from leafy plants – uplifting peppermint, refreshing rosemary, invigorating eucalyptus – help us energetically when we need a quick boost. They can provide us the impetus to step outside and take a walk, or support us when we want to get up earlier to get in a workout. They can help us focus when we are cramming for mid-terms, or keep us motivated on long car drives.

Using essential oils to support our best intentions is a practice that enhances our total wellness – mind, body and spirit. We benefit on so many levels, and are reminded of the freshness of spring that is hovering just around the corner. For gentle encouragement to remember that long forgotten resolution, consider using a few essential oils to truly begin anew.

This easy-to-make mist is comprised of peppermint for clarifying benefits, sweet orange to lift your mood and patchouli to promote peaceful feelings. It can serve as a mental wake-up call, helping you to naturally attain a clear, refreshed state of mind.

Mind-Clearing Mist


4 ounces water
10 drops peppermint essential oil
20 drops sweet orange essential oil
4 drops patchouli essential oil 


1. In a spray-mist bottle, combine all ingredients. Shake vigorously.

2. To use, apply a light misting to face, neck and surrounding airspace.

About Aura Cacia

Charlynn Avery is an aromatherapist and educator for Aura Cacia and Frontier Natural Products Co-op. Ms. Avery has spent her career practicing and teaching in the arena of holistic health and wellness as a licensed massage therapist and aromatherapist and currently holds additional certifications in holistic nutrition, thai massage, life coaching and hypnotherapy. In her work, she travels around the U.S. teaching about safe and effective essential oil use and is passionate about those powerful oils. Her life’s mission is to empower each individual to be in charge of their own health and healing. To get in touch, email Ms. Avery at

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