“We all grow tired eventually; it happens to everyone. Even the sun, at the close of the year, is no longer a morning person.” ― Joyce Rachelle

At some point or another, fatigue and exhaustion hits everyone. These burdensome feelings can also affect physical and mental health. While rest is always suggested, sometimes a sufficient amount of rest isn’t always an option because responsibilities don’t just disappear when we’re tired and tasks don’t complete themselves. Many people also suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that plagues them regardless of how much sleep they get. While you should try to prevent or alleviate stress by coming up with a plan that will help decrease or eliminate some of the stressors in your life, it’s also good to have a line of defense when fatigue hits. One of the best ways to fight fatigue is utilizing energizing essential oils. To help get you started, below are a few essential oils that are proven to give you a natural shot of adrenaline when you’re feeling fatigued.

Basil Essential Oil

Known for being a strong mental stimulant and having regenerative properties, Basil essential oil is excellent for aiding in concentration and sharpening the senses. A little goes a long way with Basil and this essential oil works to clear “brain fog” and stimulate blood circulation throughout the body immediately.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Reducing aches and pains while stimulating the mind and aiding in concentration, Eucalyptus essential oil makes a great choice for fighting both physical and mental fatigue. Eucalyptus also naturally boosts mood and improves blood flow.

Bergamot Essential Oil

One of the most stimulating essential oils available is definitely Bergamot. By promoting the production of key neurotransmitters in the brain, this essential oil is great for boosting energy and helping to combat fatigue, anxiety, and SADS.

Lemon Essential Oil

Limonenes, chemicals found in the peel of citrus fruit and often utilized to make medicine, are the potent chemicals in lemon essential oil that gives it such a strong stimulant effect. Naturally stimulating cognitive function and boosting energy, Lemon essential oil is a a good choice when you’re needing something to help you combat fatigue.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Known for combating mental fatigue and improving memory and concentration, Rosemary is a great essential oil to have on hand for times of fatigue and exhaustion. Rosemary is scientifically proven to quickly reduce cortisol levels through inhalation. The direct and long-lasting impact Rosemary has on the central nervous system is what makes this essential oil so phenomenal when it comes to reducing fatigue and boosting energy.

Jasmine Essential Oil

For hundreds of years, Jasmine essential oil has been used in Asia to treat stress, anxiety and depression. Jasmine essential oil naturally helps with irritability and stress and has been shown to improve mood, increase energy, and even boost libido. Jasmine oil is great for naturally balancing hormones and overcoming daily stresses.

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme essential oil naturally relaxes the body and calms the nerves. This essential oil is excellent for battling fatigue and overcoming mental exhaustion. Thyme essential oil works by strengthening the body’s nerves and balancing hormones associated with the adrenal glands.