Kids are moving on. Parents are getting older and needing care. Retirement is on the not-too-distant horizon. And then there are the achy joints, hormone fluctuations and ever-deepening wrinkles.

It’s safe to say that empty nesters go through a lot of special transitions.

Thankfully, in my own experience, I’ve found that essential oils are very helpful in dealing with a lot of these transitions and making them more manageable.

Today I wanted to share the top 5 doTERRA essential oil blends for empty nesters that can be used daily for special transitions:

1. On Guard

This blend is excellent for supporting healthy immune function and promotes healthy circulation. The aroma is also very energizing and uplifting.

How to use: Rub a drop onto the bottom of each foot in the morning (the doTERRA Touch line makes this super easy). Diffuse aromatically in places you frequent throughout the day.

2. Deep Blue

This blend works wonders for aches and pains. It soothes tired and sore joints and muscles by providing a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth. Deep Blue also supports circulation to muscles and joints.

How to use: Dilute with fractionated coconut oil and rub onto achy muscles and joints. The Deep Blue roll-on and Deep Blue rub are great to throw in your gym bag.

3. Balance

This is my go-to blend for stress. Balance creates a sense of calm and well-being and promotes whole-body relaxation. It also soothes sore muscles and joints while promoting circulation. Balance lessens stress and helps with anxious feelings and nerves.

How to use: Put a few drops in your diffuser for aromatic benefits. Rub a drop into your wrists so you can smell it throughout the day.

4. Immortelle

This blend reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps reduce contributing factors to aging skin. It supports skin at a cellular level and helps sustain smoother, more radiant and youthful skin.

How to use: After cleansing your skin, roll Immortelle on your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Rub it into your skin with your moisturizer.

5. Clary Calm

This is a must-have blend for women. Clary Calm helps balance hormones and provides temporary respite from cramps, hot flashes, and emotional swings

How to use: Roll-on and rub the blend onto the back of your neck, lower abdomen or chest.

Are there any other blends you would recommend?