Well-BEing Wednesday: Essential Oils and Emotions, The Holiday Edition
There is so much happening during the holiday season. For some it is the most wonderful time of the year, for others it is the saddest or most stressful time. Some people find their emotions go everywhere as they deal with the nuances of the season. Where ever you may find yourself on the emotional holiday spectrum, there is an essential oil to support the balance of it all. Today, I will quickly share a few favorites.
If you find yourself experiencing anxiousness, an essential oil that is great for anxiety is bergamot.
Bergamot oil comes from bergamot oranges and has an invigorating citrus scent. In both animal and human trials it has been found that bergamot helps relieve anxiety and improve mood. Bergamot has been described as ‘a sense of sunshine and warmth that comes through in the aroma, and having a positive effect on your nerves, state of mind and emotions’.
I enjoy diffusing bergamot with peppermint, creating an invigorating scent that is uplifting or applying a drop behind my ears and at heart center.
It is interesting how the words relax and lavender go hand-in-hand. In spas, massage parlors (do people still call them that?), and some salons, lavender is used as a means to help induce relaxation for a better experience.
Lavender is a one of the most versatile essential oils available. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. This oil promotes stress relief for easing the mind, increasing the sense of inner peace, and being content. During the holidays lavender can be used after those ‘networking’ Christmas parties, hours of running around the mall or dealing with TRAFFIC (because we know how it gets during the month of December).
Diffusing lavender or applying to the wrists, back of neck, bottom of feet, temples are excellent ways to enjoy lavender.
The name of this oil speaks for itself but i will share some info about it. first as noted, it smells AMAZING.
Stress away is a proprietary blend that can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension. Vanilla contains eugenol which may combat nervous tension, while cedrol found in cedarwood essential oil helps to promote relaxation. Together these oils bring awesomeness in a bottle.
Apply to wrists, neck, temples, or heart center.
Diffuse. add 3-4 drops to a nice epsom salt bath (thank me later).
This is one of my staple oils, I keep it on deck and once you have experienced it you will want to also.
We can all benefit from peace and calm during anytime of year. However, during the holiday season LIFE gets loud and busy and find peace and calm may seem like an endless hunt, so this oil aids in reeling you back.
Peace & Calming is a gentle, fragrant blend. when diffused, it helps calm tensions and uplift the spirit, promoting relaxation and a deep sense of peace. When massaged on the bottoms of the feet, it can be a wonderful prelude to a peaceful night’s rest. Peace & Calming may be especially calming and comforting to young children after an overactive and stressful day. This is an oil to share with the whole family when some quiet time is needed.
Christmas Spirit Essential Oil is said to be the best oil to use during the holidays. BUT it can bring comfort, peace and joy all year long. Christmas Spirit is a sweet, spicy blend of orange, cinnamon and spruce essential oils – the oil is a mood booster that taps into the happiness, joy and security associated with the holiday season.
Orange essential oil is known as a happy mood booster – it’s great for supporting a healthy immune system.
Cinnamon is also very supportive to the immune system – not to mention is perfect to diffuse all winter long.
Spruce – which is supportive to the respiratory system and helps you feel emotionally balanced.
Per YL —- Christmas Spirt taps into the happiness, joy, and comfort associated with the holiday season. it combines orange, cinnamon bark, and spruce to create a warm, spicy, and sweet Christmas essential oil blend that’s sure to be loved by everyone in the family.
Thanks to its familiar notes and timeless aroma, Christmas Spirit essential oil blend helps evoke feelings and memories tied to the joy of Christmas and simpler, more peaceful moments. It’s a great gift for the holidays, and it can easily become an important part of your family traditions.
Diffuse it during the holidays and winter months to help children, family, and friends reminisce over the past and create new memories for the future.
If you are looking for a great gift to share, Christmas Spirit essential oil is the way to go.
It is always a pleasure sharing information that can be used in helping you be your best self. Mentally and emotionally, throughout the year, it is my desire to see you balanced and healthy because that contributes to your well-BEing.
If you have any questions or you’ve decided Essential Oils are something you just can’t live without:
The information shared in this article is for educational purposes. It is not to diagnose or treat any illness. As the reader please do your own research (reference the links included), in order to make informed decisions about YOUR health and wellness.
*Information gathered from:
Essential Oils of the Bible: Connecting God’s Word to Natural Healing