It Smells Like The Holiday Season!

It Smells Like The Holiday Season!

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Christmas is a time of celebration, festivities, food, family, and friends. Pleasant memories from decades often are re-ignited with the aroma of Christmas cookies, pine trees or Christmas dinner cooking in the kitchen. With varied essential oils, you can evoke these memories while creating a joyous environment during the holiday season.

Seasonal smells give off an aroma throughout the day which subtly may create a positive emotion and festive mood. working to boost moods, decrease anxiety and support the immune system, essential oils remind us of wonderful holiday season memories and help to create new ones.

Best Christmas Scents for the Holiday Season

From the ginger aroma associated with family fun making gingerbread cookies to Frankincense and Myrrh that were gifted to baby Jesus, essential oils are an ideal way to create a festive ambiance during the holiday season. Opt for any of the Christmas scent ideas to help set the mood at your holiday get-togethers.

Pine

We all relate the smell of pine with Christmas trees, so this scent is a favorite. The benefits of this scent is that it is also known to help boost your metabolism, relax, and balance emotions. This is an ideal way to bring calmness to any year end ocassions.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one essential oil that can help give us a sense of warmth elicit through our sensory memory. Whether its cinnamon cookies fresh from the oven or hot drinks, this sweet- spicy aroma will remind you of a warm home filled with merry gatherings. Cinnamon can also support your immune system much needed during the cold season.

Nutmeg

Often over-looked spice Nutmeg also activates the sensory memories and supports good sleeping habits, besides helping digestive problems and arthritis.

Anise

The traditional spice was commonly added to baked goodies during the holiday season. It is a relaxant, helps the nervous system the essential oil can also help to relieve cold or flu related congestion.

Cedarwood

Perfect woody scent, this rich aroma can make any home feel cozy and warm during the chilly winter months. Cedarwood also helps detoxify, stimulates metabolism and soothes coughs.

Peppermint

This delightful one can be found in plenty of all things festive or holiday cheer. From peppermint cookies and candy canes to relaxation to helping us increase our energy for holiday season activities.

Frankincense

Frankincense is a scent that has been associated with Christmas since the time of Jesus’ birth. Correlated to places of worship this scent has spiritual meaning and relieves anxiety or boosts the immune system.

Myrrh

This scent pairs well with frankincense and holds the symbolic meaning of the birth of Jesus. With being a spiritual symbol, this aroma is also an immune booster and anxiety reliever.

Clove

This rich classic scent is subtly seen in holiday food or bottle of spirits adds to the holiday atmosphere. This spice’s scent also helps to relieve sinus problems and respiratory issues during the flu season.

 

Sweet Orange

A tropical scent mixed in with the richness much like the cinnamon and clove, this citrus aroma adds sweetness to just about any occasion. Best for detoxifying the body and help decrease pain or inflammation.

The sweet and delightful smell of ginger will instantly remind you of gingerbread places and their delicious flavor. It will help you to move past your holiday slump, boosts clear decision making in the busy season.

Dr. Blossom Kochhar, aromatherapy expert says, “I love winters, the chill in the air, thick scarves, woolly hats, knitted socks, hot chocolate and cream, warm apple juice, Christmas, jolly music, vibrant decorations, and cosy time with loved ones, oh! But, the gloom that accompanies this season is a bit overwhelming too, especially when the festivities are over. It gets dull without any sun as your biological clock is disrupted due to shorter days. The winter doldrums or the winter blues, as I may call it is something everyone goes through. The sadness, depression and loss of energy may make you feel low but just be gentle with yourself and remember the magical essential oil blends will help you a great deal. I swear by citrus oils such as orange and lemon as they lift my mood and cheer me up. Also, jasmine and ylang just put me in the right mood. Whenever, you feel flat and bland, just run a bath with a few (3-4) drops of jasmine in a bucket of water and pour it all over. Even coffee bean scrub. Put it in a bowl, add a teaspoon of coffee powder in it, mix it, scrub over body and take a shower afterwards. You are all energized, ready to take on the evening!
Here are some blends I am dolling out to help you do away with low spirits during this time around. Nervous and anxious energy: 2 drops of Geranium. 2 drops of Lavender. 3 drops of Bergamot. Use this concoction as body massage, in your diffuser or in your bath water. Feeling weepy: Use jasmine and rose essential on a daily basis. Or, put 1-2 drops of Neroli oil on a cotton bud or tissue paper and place it anywhere near you.  You can also use it in a diffuser, just put 4-6 drops in it to help you remove mental block and improve concentration.
Anger bursts: Use Neroli oil to help calm anger situations. Disinterest: Use ylang ylang and lemon grass oil to pep you up. Clear thoughts: Take a bowl of water and put less than a drop of basil in it. Alternatively, you can also put one tenth of a drop of this oil behind your ear and feel the fragrance giving you a relaxing effect. Seasonal cold and flu: Put a few drops of lemon and eucalyptus essential oil in a diffuser and keep the seasonal cold and flu at bay. Help bring back the la vie en rose with these blends and revive your zest this winter.”
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