7 Christmastime Essential Oils for The Holiday Season

The Holiday Season is a time for the comforts of good food, family, beautiful holiday decorations & good cheer.  Diffusing Essential Oils in your home will add a lot to your Christmas Comforts. 

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Pine Needle Essential Oil

Pine Needle has a fresh & uplifting scent reminiscent of a crisp Pine forrest.  Diffusing Pine Needle Essential Oil is particularly useful when trying to achieve a refreshing Christmas Tree scent when you've made the decision to get an artificial tree.  If you don't have a diffuser, just mix 20-30 drops of Pine Needle Essential Oil into 100ml of water in a spray bottle & spritz the mixture onto your tree before putting your decorations on.

Pine Needles Essential Oil blends well with other woody scents such as Cypress, or Spruce.  For a fresh & uplifting scent, try blending Pine Needle Essential Oil with Grapefruit or Orange Essential Oils.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon has a warm, spicy scent which is both comforting & uplifting.  Cinnamon Essential Oil also helps with focus & concentration.  If you're looking to tackle your holiday to-do list, or if you simply want to enjoy a lovely warm scent, try diffusing a few drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil.

When using Cinnamon alone or in blends, it is important to note that a little bit goes a long way.  This Essential Oils blends well with Vanilla Absolute as well as Peppermint, & Clove Essential Oils.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense is a popular oil around the Holidays as it is deeply rooted in a lot of Religious ceremony.  Frankincense possesses a lovely woody scent which brings about peace of mind & a sense of calm.  

Frankincense Essential Oil blends very well with Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Ginger & Myrrh Essential Oils.  It also goes well with Vanilla Absolute.  Try Frankincense in your diffuser, or mix 20-30 drops into 100ml of water in a spray bottle & spritz it around your home for a relaxing room spray.

Clove Bud Essential Oil

Clove Bud is another warm & spicy scent similar to Cinnamon.  It is a lovely oil to diffuse around the Holidays as it is a major ingredient in a  number of traditional Holiday recipes such as orange-clove pomanders, & mulled wine.

Diffuse Clove Bud Essential Oil in your home around the holidays to create a welcoming environment for your friends & family.  This delicious oil blends well with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Grapefruit, Orange & Peppermint Essential Oils.

Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger's sweet & spicy scent is comforting & this oil is great for keeping you motivated during the Holiday Season.  To create your own up-lifiting Christmas blend, try diffusing Ginger Essential Oil with Bergamot.

Ginger also blends well with Cardamom, Black Pepper, Orange, Sandalwood & Ylang Ylang Essential Oils.

Nutmeg Essential Oil

Diffusing Nutmeg Essential Oil around Christmas is a great way to stave off Christmas fatigue & the drowsiness that comes from over-eating.  It also has a delightfully spicy scent.

Try diffusing Nutmeg with Lavender, Geranium, Rosemary or Orange Essential Oils.  It also blends well with any of the other spicy Essential Oils such as Ginger, Clove Bud, Cinnamon & Cardamom Essential Oils

Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Citrus Essential Oils tend to have a strong mood enhancing & up-lifitng effect.  These oils, Sweet Orange in particular, also happen to blend well with most of the Spicy Essential Oils to make beautiful Christmas Scents.  

During the Holiday Season, try diffusing Sweet Orange Essential Oil with just a drop of Cinnamon or Clove Bud Essential Oil.  It also blends well with Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood or any other Citrus Essential Oils such as Bergamot, or Lemon.

If you're having get togethers, family dinners, or just want to indulge in a little festivity, these Essential Oils can help to create a wonderfully warm Christmas environment for you & your loved ones to enjoy. 

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Where to Purchase Essential Oils

Here at The Essential Life, we've experimented with a LOT of different Essential Oil brands. We've tried Essential Oils from eBay & Amazon. We've toured different markets to try Essential Oils from local retailers. We've purchased Essential Oils from retailers like Escents & Saje Natural Wellness. We've even spent a lot of our money on purchasing Essential Oils from DoTerra & Young Living. In all of our experimenting with these different brands, we discovered our favourite brand of Essential Oils, Spark Naturals. What is it that makes Spark Naturals our favourite Essential Oil retailer? Well, first of all, their oils are 100% pure. As an Aromatherapist, purity is of paramount importance to me as I want to ensure that each & every person I work with is treated to the maximum therapeutic benefit of Essential Oils. 

The second reason we are in love with Spark Naturals' Essential Oils? Because they're affordable. Of course, they're not the least expensive Essential Oils on the market, but when we compare them to Escents, Saje, DoTerra & Young Living, the quality is comparable (in some cases, Spark's Essential Oils were even higher quality than these leading oils) & the price is significantly more reasonable. 

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