Let the magic begin! The holiday season is officially underway. From here on out, it’s all turkey dinners, twinkly lights, festive desserts and presents under the tree.
Taking part in holiday traditions can bring the family together and add an extra special touch that your loved ones will cherish for years to come. Essential oils can be a wonderful addition to those traditions, whether it’s setting the mood with some delightful aromas or adding some holiday spirit to your activities. So let’s get started!
Thanksgiving kicks off the official start of the holiday season! But there’s no harm in getting started a few weeks early (cue Christmas music debate – do you listen before Thanksgiving or after?) by having fun decorating, whether it’s getting an early start on the Christmas decor or embracing the full Thanksgiving look with turkeys, cornucopias, gourds and those warm fall colors. It’s also time to plan the Thanksgiving feast! That can be a stressful enough task on its own.
To beat holiday stress, try having a personal aromatherapy inhaler on hand so you can inhale any time you’re feeling overwhelmed by extra responsibility. Our Calm the Mom Inhaler Blend combines Bergamot, Neroli, Clary Sage and Ho Wood for a moment of calm and relaxation when the stress of all the planning starts to get to you.
When it comes to the big event, diffusing can create a warm and inviting atmosphere for you and your family. And there are a number of great spicy and sugary scents that will complement the delicious aromas coming from your kitchen. The Cozy Autumn Days Diffuser Blend combines five drops of Orange Sweet with three drops Vanilla Oleoresin and two drops Cinnamon Bark. This warm and uplifting aroma will set the perfect mood for your Thanksgiving feast.
And for those of us who like to indulge in all the delicious food of the season, we have a couple great solutions to help you avoid any tummy troubles. After the big meal, apply our DiGiZen Roll-On to your stomach and massage in a clockwise manner. This blend was created to help relieve symptoms of everything from feeling too full to feeling a little queasy. We also have a KidSafe version, Tummy All Better, for the little ones.
Trimming the Tree
Whether you decorate the day after Thanksgiving or deck the whole house out in November, trimming the tree and adding those festive decorations are an incredible way to celebrate the holidays as a family. Set the festive mood by adding one of our new holiday blends to your diffuser! The Winter Wishes Set includes three classic holiday aromas that will be sure to fill your home with holiday cheer.
Holly Berries: With the prickly green leaves and vibrant red berries, decorating with the holly plant is one of the oldest wintertime traditions. This blend captures the citrusy sweetness of Orange Blood, the crispness of Douglas Fir and Eucalyptus Dives, and the warm muskiness of Patchouli. The combination creates the aroma of Christmas stockings filled with oranges next to the tree adorned with berries.
Christmas Tree: Decorating the Christmas Tree is a beloved tradition. And now you can enjoy the wonderful aroma of a fresh tree all season long. The Christmas Tree blend will fill any home with beautifully fresh and tangy aromas of Fir and Black Spruce. It’s perfect for giving you that classic aroma when you’ve opted for an artificial tree.
Three Gifts: Bring home the aroma of the Magi’s famous gifts to the Baby Jesus: Frankincense and Myrrh. Three Gifts combines these traditional scents with the brighter notes of Sweet Orange and Lime, to capture the Magi’s intentions of well-being and positive mental energy. Spruce Black offers a fresh and crisp note and the sweet and spicy additions of Ylang Ylang Extra and Turmeric round out this blend.
Bust out the sprinkles and bring on the frosting! It’s time to decorate the cookies and cakes and gingerbread houses. This activity is a favorite for kids and adults alike. After all, there’s no other time of year where we get to enjoy such delectable treats. While your family is creating pastry masterpieces, add one of our new holiday blends from the Holiday Sweets Set to your diffuser! These delightfully sweet blends will bring to mind all of your favorite festive treats.
Candy Cane: The traditional candy cane is brought to life in this wonderful holiday essential oil blend. The mix of Peppermint, Peru Balsam, and Spearmint perfectly creates that familiar, sweet, minty, amazing aroma.
Christmas Candy: Evoking the bright and sweet aroma of ribbon candy and other sweet treats, Christmas Candy is a wonderfully uplifting holiday blend. It combines the citrusy notes of Tangerine, Pink Grapefruit, Lemon and Lime with floral and resinous oils to create a blend that helps boost the mood and stave off those unwanted feelings of winter doldrums.
Frosted Mint: Bring the mood of a peppermint-candy scented sleigh ride in the snow with this crisp holiday blend. The crisp, fresh aroma of Fir Needle with the woody scent of Virginian Cedarwood and the sweet cooling sensation of Spearmint are a perfect combination to bring the Holiday season into your home and set a festive mood. Frosted Mint is sure to be a scene-setting blend for all of your favorite winter activities.
*Purchase the entire holiday blends collection in our Merry & Bright Set! It includes both the Winter Wishes and Holiday Sweets Sets.
A big part of the holiday season is giving gifts to our loved ones. And wrapping them can be a fun and creative tradition. And if you’re more of a “wrap it the night before” kind of person, no judgment here! The holidays are hectic. But if you’re looking to add a special touch to your gifts, try scenting your wrapping paper with essential oils!
First, choose the wrapping and/or tissue paper you would like to have scented. Then pick your favorite Holiday Blend and add 1-3 drops onto a cotton ball. Place the wrapping/tissue paper and cotton ball in a large plastic bag, seal it shut, and let it sit for at least 24 hours. Please take care not to let the oil come in direct contact with the paper if you don’t want to risk a stain.
Also, if you choose to use a large paper bag to hold the paper and cotton ball, keep in mind that the aroma will permeate through the bag. Then you can enjoy lightly scented festive paper on Christmas Morning.
Oh, holiday shopping. It’s time for sales and gift sets and long lines and online deals. Whether you prefer shopping online from your favorite armchair or you already have your Black Friday mapped out with which deals and stores you’re going to hit, essential oils are a great way to help you stay sane.
When you’re embarking on those late night/early morning shopping trips, keep a personal aromatherapy handy with our blend Energy. It can give you the boost you need when you’re tracking down those extra savings. And after you’ve managed the traffic and the crowds, our Relax blend can help you unwind after a marathon shopping trip. Try adding a few drops to your favorite bubble bath as a reward for a holiday shopping trip well done.
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