Essential Oils for the Festive Season
It's that time of year again; the holiday season is almost here.
It's an exciting time of year, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or simply enjoy spending time with your family.
Keep reading as we explore how aromatherapy can ignite your festive spirit and encourage balance throughout the holiday season.
Essential Oils to Get In the Festive Mood
Have you ever inhaled an aroma and been taken back to a memory or feeling?
Scent is a powerful sense. You can use it to ignite your festive spirit with the help of essential oils. When inhaled, essential oils stimulate an area of the brain called the limbic system linked to emotions and memories. Oils that remind you of Christmas time can evoke happy feelings.
Here are two examples of delicious festive blends:
Candy Cane Blend
● 2 drops Peppermint Oil
● 2 drops Sweet Orange Oil
● 2 drops Vanilla Oil
● 1 drop Spearmint Oil
Christmas Tree Blend
● 3 drops Pine Oil
● 2 drops Sweet Orange Oil
● 1 drop Cedarwood Oil
We suggest using your ultrasonic diffuser while watching a Christmas movie or making cookies with your family. Add one of these blends along with 100ml of water to the diffuser, switch it on, and enjoy!
Create Peace of Mind with Calming Oils
Hosting, cooking, shopping, traveling, and attending holiday parties can be physically and mentally overwhelming.
When the festivities feel too much, inhaling essential oils is a stress-busting "hack" that can help you stay grounded and centered amongst the busyness.
We recommend keeping our Woolzies Rose Roll-On and Lavender Roll-On in your bag and applying them to your pulse points throughout the day.
Woody oils like cedarwood, pine, and sandalwood are also soothing and grounding oils. Plus, they have festive scents!
Essential Oils to Support Your Sleep
The festive season often means a disaster for your sleep-wake schedule due to a busy social calendar and fewer daylight hours. Unfortunately, neglecting sleep is bad news for your energy levels, mood, and immune function.
Inhaling essential oils at bedtime can help you get shut-eye during the festive season. Our favorite essential oils for promoting sleep are:
Woolzies Sleep Blend is a combination of the best essential oils for relaxation and restorative sleep. We suggest adding 5-10 drops to a warm bath after a busy day to wind down before bed and help you get to dreamland. You can also sprinkle a few drops of oil onto your pillowcase at night.
Enhance Immunity this Season with Essential Oils
Celebrating the holidays with friends and family around a roaring fire is so much fun. Unless, of course, winter germs get the better of you and ruin your holiday plans!
If you feel you're coming down with something, essential oils may help you avoid wiping days off your festive calendar. They offer antiviral, antimicrobial, and immune-boosting properties.
Try this antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory blend:
● 2 drops of tea tree oil
● 2 drops of eucalyptus oil
● 1 drop of lavender oil
● 1 tablespoon of carrier oil
Before bed, gently massage this into your chest, upper back, and pulse points as you inhale deeply. Wrap yourself up warmly and get an early night to help your body recover quickly.
You can also put this blend in your ultrasonic diffuser to kill airborne germs and support your respiratory system.
Chase Away Holiday Hangovers with Oils
Have you been over-indulging in eggnog, festive cocktails, or too many Irish coffees?
Hangovers are par for the course during the holiday season. Essential oils may help you recover when used along with the basics – like drinking water, resting, eating whole foods, and getting good sleep.
Our Hangover Cure Blend is a must-have during the holidays. It contains patchouli, frankincense, lemon, mandarin, and ylang ylang. Add a few drops to your oil diffuser in the morning and let it run for 30-60 minutes to soothe headaches, nausea, and fatigue.
Our festive essential oil collections can bring you joy and comfort this holiday season. Plus, they make great gifts for friends and family.
Choose from our best-selling Christmas collection:
Happy holidays from us at Woolzies!
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