Christmas is not only a time for spectacular decorations, When family gets together and the giving and receiving gifts start. It’s also the best time to delight the senses with amazing smells.
The mouth-watering aroma of roasting turkey or ham, freshly cooked pies, and all the trimmings, never fails to bring back cherished memories of Christmases past with family and friends.
This year, make your Christmas even more festive by filling your home with the welcoming aromas traditionally associated with the season by merely diffusing your essential oils. Instead of using all the chemical aerosol sprays and artificially scented candles, you will be using safe and natural essential oils that will produce a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. That will have everyone wondering what you are doing as the scent in the air is inviting and refreshing.
Here is a list of the variety of traditional aromas to use during the holiday celebrations, I have chosen these essential oils because they all smell great individually, and will blend together really well too. You can mix any of these essential oils together in various combinations for your diffuser or burner to suit your personal taste, however you choose to use them they will be sure to invoke a truly aromatic holiday season of goodwill!
Pine Needle essential oil
Nothing beats the enriching aroma of a freshly cut Christmas tree, but sometimes in order to avoid the issue of getting prickly pine needs all over you choose to get an artificial tree. To put back the enlivening smell of a real tree, it is simple just fill a water-spray bottle with around 50mls of water, add 6 or 7 drops of pine needle essential oil, a little bit of castile soap, and shake the mixture vigorously. Now lightly spray the tree, but be sure to avoid spraying near any expensive polished wooden surfaces.
Cinnamon essential oil
The spicy scent of cinnamon is warming and comforting which is just the perfect scent for the winter weather and holiday season. If you’re struggling to get that long list of jobs done diffusing cinnamon essential oil will help you to focus the mind and strengthen your determination. Place a about 6 drops into your diffuser and relax with an amazing rejuvenating warming scent.
Frankincense essential oil
Apart from the obvious connection as one of the great gifts to the baby Jesus, frankincense is the most perfect essential oil for the Christmas celebrations (I believe anyway). It is a wonderfully relaxing oil, and is also ideal for keeping you calm during the frantic time leading up to Christmas, and through the rest of the year’s celebrations. You can use frankincense essential oil in your diffuser to radiate a beautiful atmosphere of serenity and calm when all you want to do is jump up and down and scream as your nerves are all frazzled or frayed, and it is also used to calm and soothe over excited children. Best of all it will diffanetly work on adults too! (so use some in your home to assist everyone)
Sweet orange essential oil
All the spice oils have quite strong aromas, and you don’t need to very much of them to fill a room. So, the uplifting and refreshing aroma of sweet orange oil is the perfect choice to blend with any, or all the above spice oils if you want to add a burst of citrus freshness. Sweet Orange Essential Oil always brings a ray of sunshine indoors during the cold winter months and it is an amazingly versatile essential oil when it comes to blending. Mandarin essential oil can be used instead of sweet orange, if you prefer.
Clove Bud essential oil
This is a wonderful warm and powerful aroma, this is another one closely associated with Christmas, due to the spices historic connection in making sweet-smelling orange-clove cookies, and added to baking the warm ham. The classic blend of sweet orange oil and clove in your diffuser creates an astonishing instant refreshing effect that appeals to anyone and everyone, and this oil also will create a very welcoming atmosphere to your visitors.
Ginger essential oil
This is another amazing warming, sweet and spicy oil that can be helpful when you are hesitant or lacking in motivation to get things done, as this oil brings clarity, strength and resolve. If you find that you are unable to escape the comfort of the sofa when you should be out and about, an equal mix of stimulating ginger and bergamot will get you back on your feet and reran to get out there.
Nutmeg essential oil
Here’s another oil to help combat fatigue during the Christmas season. Nutmeg Essential oil has a stimulating action on the brain, helping to support both mind and body during challenging times, so use it in your diffuser at the first signs of brain-fade. Remember also to set realistic goals, plan well ahead, and then get everyone in the family to help with holiday arrangements. You can’t do it all yourself!
Black Pepper Essential Oil
Black Pepper essential oil has analgesic qualities that make it ideal for relieving pain, stiffness, headaches and hangovers. Its spicy fresh scent blends well with rosemary frankincense cardamom marjoram and lavender
Anise Essential oil
Anise essential oil is very effective for balancing digestion. It is particularly useful for conditions like indigestion nausea and loss of appetite. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Anise has a warm fragrance sweet spicy and rich. It blends well with lavender pine
Geranium Rose essential oil
Using Geranium during the holiday season can be useful for several reasons. Here are just a couple of them, It can refresh the psyche and stimulate the lymphatic system of the body
This time of year, usually sees an increase in coughs, colds and flu, but the good news is that all of these spice oils have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. So, whilst you are using them to fragrance your home during the holidays, they will be helping to protect you against all those nasty bugs. Clove bud essential oil for example, has almost unrivaled antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties which are lethal to a wide range of harmful organisms.
Whatever you plan to do during your holidays, be sure to put your essential oils to use in a creative way at home and you will enjoy a relaxing and peaceful, aromatic Christmas.