Aromatherapy is often considered an alternative medicine. It’s all about using aromatic Essential oils from different plants to alter your mood. This time of year usually sees an increase in coughs, colds and flu and with Christmas fast approaching many are bracing themselves for more than a few health challenges – from stress and headaches through to sore feet and digestive problems. To help, we have put together 12 days of essential oils to ease you through the Christmas period. 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. Try them for yourself and clients – or even give them as practical gifts for friends and family.
For that enlivening real tree aroma nothing compares to pine needle essential oil. To bring the natural smell to your artificial tree fill a water-spray bottle with around 50mls of water, add 5 or 6 drops of pine essential oil, a little washing-up liquid, and shake the mixture vigorously. Now lightly spray the tree, and be sure to avoid spraying near polished wooden surfaces.
If you don’t have a spray bottle, just put a few drops of the essential oil on cotton-wool balls and hide them inside the tree. You can also use a few drops of grapefruit essential oil with pine to give an extra uplifting, fresh effect that really lifts the spirits.
Due to the spices historic connection in making fragrant orange-clove pomanders, mulled wine and scrumptious baked ham. The classic blend of sweet orange oil and clove bud in your vaporiser creates an instant enlivening effect that appeals to everyone, and creates a welcoming atmosphere for all.
Frankincense is the perfect essential oil for the Christmas celebrations. It is a wonderfully relaxing oil, hence its use in meditation, and is ideal for keeping you chilled during the hectic run up to Christmas and through all the celebrations. Use frankincense essential oil in your burner or diffuser to radiate a beautiful atmosphere of serenity when your nerves become frazzled or frayed, and to calm and soothe over excited children.
The spicy fragrance of cinnamon is warming, comforting and strengthening, which is just perfect for the winter weather and Yuletide season. If you’re struggling to concentrate on that long list of jobs you still have to do, diffusing cinnamon essential oil helps to focus the mind and strengthen your resolve. Cinnamon oil also acts as a tonic to the mind and body, bringing a welcome boost to flagging energy levels when you’re back home after all that Christmas shopping!
This warming, sweet and spicy oil can be helpful when you are indecisive or lacking in motivation, since it brings clarity, strength and determination. An equal mix of stimulating ginger essential oil and refreshing bergamot will soon get you back on your feet.
Nutmeg essential oil has a stimulating action on the brain, helping to support both mind and body during challenging times. Use it in your diffuser at the first signs of fatigue.
Known for its relaxing calming effects, Lavender is the ideal essential oil to de-stress after a long day shopping or slaving over pre-Christmas meal preparations.
Peppermint is fantastic for boosting energy levels and promoting relaxation. And what’s more, when blended with ginger essential oil creates the perfect hangover remedy.
All of the spice oils have quite strong aromas, and you don’t need to very much of them to fill a room. The uplifting and refreshing aroma of sweet orange oil is the perfect choice to blend with any, or all, of 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.
Myrrh essential oil is an immune booster and helps to relieve anxiety. It is renowned as a rejuvenating oil for all skin types, especially mature skin. It is uplifting, revitalizing, has a soothing effect on the emotions and promotes effective respiration.
Ylang Ylang has high therapeutic powers to ensure a good nights sleep after the stress of the big day! it eases the bodies tensions and is known to have great benefits for a healthy heart.
Cedarwood is great for detoxing, stimulating the metabolism, and soothing coughs.
It is an uplifting and reviving tonic and good for everyday stresses and strains and is also known as an aphrodisiac.
All of the above oils are in stock and ready to order. Wishing you all a healthy & stress free run up to Christmas!