Top Essential Oils for the Holiday Season
The winter holidays are a beacon of both excitement and comfort in the midst of the chilly season. It is the time of year that many of us reconnect with long-distance loved ones for some much-deserved joyous celebration. While this may be a season to spend with family for fun, feasts, and gift-giving, preparing for the holidays can also cause a lot of stress. Busy schedules of travel and events combined with the effects of cold winter weather can make it difficult to stay in the holiday spirit during this time of year.
Essential oils used both topically and through aromatherapy, are great tools to help support our bodies and minds through this holiday season. Many oils have been found to help ease anxiety, combat symptoms of seasonal illness, and encourage an uplifted, cheerful mood. Some essential oils even have aromas that can evoke strong feelings of nostalgia and warmth with aromas that are often associated with the holiday season. This makes them great for helping to bring our families together and getting everyone into the spirit of celebration.
Here are a few of our favorite essential oils to use during the holiday season...
Peppermint Essential Oil has a fresh and invigorating aroma that can help to keep us healthy and energized through all of the festivities of the holiday season. It is known to soothe coughs and congestion while also helping to ease muscle and joint pain that can be incredibly uncomfortable in colder weather.
Cinnamon Essential Oil’s spicy and sweet aroma can help to comfort us through the cold and stress during this busy time of year. It has been found to combat feelings of tension and anxiety while giving a boost to cognition and memory to help us stay focused and stress-free through all of our holiday plans.
Clove Bud Essential Oil has a unique woodsy and warm aroma that may help our bodies to bounce back from indulgent feasts and long days of holiday celebration. It is believed to balance emotions and enhance focus when we become overwhelmed with our busy schedule and can also ease tooth pain after too many indulgent meals.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil has a sweet and fresh aroma that can help us to remain refreshed and uplifted through the cold winter months. It may work to soothe feelings of stress and encourage a joyful mood while also helping to protect our bodies from germs and bacteria during the height of cold and flu season.
Rosemary Essential Oil’s woodsy and herbaceous aroma may help to keep us grounded and focused through the stress and emotional moments of the holidays. It is believed to combat stress and boost alertness and focus so we can be present and engaging during family gatherings while also soothing digestive distress after a big meal.
Holiday Blend has a sweet and cozy aroma that is so well suited for the holiday season that it is right there in the name. Clove, Ginger, Cinnamon Bark, Blood Orange, Geranium, and Peppermint essential oils come together to uplift our mood and soothe negative emotions so we can enjoy the cheerful spirit of the season.
Nutcracker Blend’s warm and woodsy aroma can help to calm and comfort our spirits with the nostalgic and familiar feelings of happy holidays at home. Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Patchouli, and Pine Needle combine to create a serene and comforting environment that makes the perfect retreat from the cold weather and the busy world outside.
Calm Cozy Comfort Diffuser Blend
Add water to your diffuser up to the fill line. Add drops of the essential oil blend. This diffuser blend recipe is formulated for a 200ml ultrasonic diffuser. Adjust the amount according to the size and directions of your diffuser.
Festive Holiday Room Spray
- 4oz Amber Glass Bottle with Spray Top
- 2oz of High Percentage Alcohol
- 2oz of Witch Hazel Extract
- 30 drops of Holiday Blend
Add 2oz of high-percentage alcohol to the bottle. Add the essential oils and fill the remainder of the bottle with witch hazel, leaving a little space at the top. Shake well before each use. Spray around rooms and on linens before holiday meals and gatherings.
Perfect Host Calming & Soothing Roll-On
- 10ml Amber Glass Roll-On Bottle
- 1/3oz of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 4 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Add the essential oils to the bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle to the top with fractionated coconut oil. Replace the rollerball and cap, gently shake, and roll across your skin.
Be Chill Moisturizing Lip Balm
- 3tbsp of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 5tbsp of Beeswax Pearls
- 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Clove Bud Essential Oil
Heat the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler until fully melted and combined. Remove the mixture from heat, add in the essential oils, and stir until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture into small tins or lip balm tubes and let them cool for 24 hours before using. Swipe on to soothe and moisturize chapped lips.
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