With the holiday season quickly approaching, there is much to do in preparation. From cooking and baking to cleaning and decorating, it’s one of the busiest times of the year. All this activity can take a toll on us and leave our bodies and minds tired and stressed.
Certain essential oils have therapeutic benefits and can help reduce stress and anxiety symptoms. They also are great for simply making a room smell nice and festive for the holiday season!
Here are a few essential oils that are a must to help you get through the busy months ahead.
If you’re nervous about getting sick around the holidays, adding some wild orange oil to a diffuser for a little aromatherapy is a great way to help purify the air and give you an energy boost! You can also mix water and wild orange in a spray bottle and mist it into the air to enjoy the aromatic benefits of this citrus essential oil.
Lavender essential oil is well known for its relaxing effects on the mind, but it is also soothing for your skin. If you have a winter skin flair-up during the colder months, try applying a small amount of lavender oil directly onto the skin.
You can also use lavender oil to get a good night’s sleep after a long day of holiday preparation. Try putting a few drops on your temples or misting it onto your pillows before bedtime.
If you are looking for a creative way to add some pizazz to your holiday treats, try adding peppermint oil! This mint lover’s favorite can be used in place of peppermint extract in recipes for ice cream, scones, cookies, cakes, etc., for a more intense mint flavor.
You can also use peppermint oil to remedy nausea and other digestive issues if you eat too much holiday turkey. It can be put in a diffuser, breathed in directly through the nose, or applied topically on the skin.
These oils are the perfect way to ensure that you make the most of the holidays, find natural ways to relieve stress, and embrace the season’s spirit to its fullest!
At Dande Lion Herb Shop, we carry dōTERRA and NOW essential oils, blends, and single oils. We can show you how to diffuse essential oils or apply them to the skin and talk with you in more detail about the benefits of the different oils.