Holiday Blend: Meet the Ingredients
Holiday Blend combines Blood Orange, Clove, Ginger, Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark, Geranium, Anise, Myrtle, and Peru Balsam essential oils to create a sweet and spicy aroma that brings about the warm and fuzzy feelings we associate with the holidays. It has been found to ease feelings of stress and tension, working to encourage a positive and uplifted mood. Holiday Blend is thought to enhance comfort and relaxation while keeping the mind alert and active for improved focus and motivation. This soothing blend of essential oils may help to combat cold and flu symptoms as well as support restful sleep to keep us feeling joyful and well throughout the holiday season.
What’s in it?
Blood Orange Essential Oil is known to improve sleep quality and boost energy levels to help avoid fatigue and encourage a positive mood. It has been found to combat feelings of stress and promote a sense of calm and well-being, working to encourage a relaxed yet motivated mindset.
Clove Essential Oil is believed to balance emotions, working to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety and enhance focus and concentration. It has been found to ease congestion and soothe coughs while helping to freshen the air and eliminate unpleasant odors.
Ginger Essential Oil is thought to give a boost to confidence and motivation by working to combat mental fatigue and uplift emotions. It may also help to alleviate pain and soothe nausea and stomach upset that may come along with seasonal illness.
Peppermint Essential Oil has been found to provide a mental boost by helping increase energy while enhancing focus and improving memory retention. It is known to help relieve congestion ease headaches, and support healthy circulation for faster healing all over the body.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is believed to calm the mind while also relaxing the body, working to alleviate feelings of stress and nervous tension and encourage an uplifted mood. It is known to increase physical and mental energy levels which can help combat exhaustion and enhance cognitive function.
Geranium Essential Oil is known to have calming properties that can help to reduce stress and anxiety and promote a general sense of well-being. It has been found to improve sleep onset and quality, providing relief from insomnia while improving cognitive function and concentration.
Anise Essential Oil is thought to ground and balance emotions, helping to ease feelings of stress and combat the onset of anxiety and depression. It has been found to boost energy levels and bring about a positive mood which can increase mental stamina and support confidence and motivation.
Myrtle Essential Oil is known to encourage a relaxed and tranquil mindset which can help to improve focus and diminish feelings of nervous tension. It is thought to support a healthy sleep cycle and boost daytime energy levels for enhanced mental alertness and increased motivation.
Peru Balsam Essential Oil has been found to calm the mind and soothe feelings of stress, helping to quell the onset of anxiety. It is believed to help alleviate coughs and congestion while working to reduce inflammation and promote faster healing throughout the body.
Try these fun DIY recipes using Holiday Blend:
Spirit of the Season Aromatherapy Spray
- 4 oz Amber Glass Bottle with Spray Top
- 2 oz of High Percentage Alcohol
- 2 oz of Distilled Water
- 25 drops of Holiday Blend
Add 2 ounces of high-percentage alcohol to the bottle. Add the essential oil blend and fill the remainder of the bottle with water, leaving a little space at the top. Shake well before each use. Spray around the home before family gatherings and holiday celebrations.
After the Feast Soothing Massage Oil
- 2 oz Amber Glass Bottle with Dropper Top
- 1 oz of Sweet Almond Oil
- 1/2 oz of Jojoba Oil
- 30 drops of Holiday Blend
- 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
Add all ingredients to the amber glass bottle and shake vigorously to combine. Add several drops to your hands and massage into the abdomen to soothe discomfort.
Winter Comfort Aromatherapy Heating Pad
- 1 yard of Flannel Fabric
- Thread in Matching Color
- 3 cups of Uncooked Rice
- 60 drops of Holiday Blend
Cut the fabric into 2 rectangles of equal size and place one on top of the other with the right sides together. With a machine or by hand, carefully sew along each side, leaving a 2-inch opening on one side. Turn fabric outside in. Add the rice and essential oils to a bowl and gently stir to coat the rice. Fill the bag with the scented rice mixture. Sew the opening closed and use your hand to evenly distribute the rice throughout the pad into a relatively flat shape. To use, place the pad in the microwave and heat it in 20 seconds increments until you achieve the level of heat you desire. Place on the area causing pain on and off for 15-minute increments.