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Essential Oils For The Holiday Season



The scents of Christmas play a significant role in creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. Whether it’s the aroma of freshly baked cookies or the earthy notes of a pine-scented tree, seasonal scents have the power to transport us to a world filled with fond memories. Scents have the power to take us on a journey and we want to share a few of our favorite holiday essential oils that we hope bring you a sense of warmth and peacefulness wherever you may be this holiday season.


But First, What Exactly is Essential Oil?


Essential oils are natural concentrated extracts obtained from plants and distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your space. They are highly concentrated and much more potent than the plants they come from. These potent oils come from different parts of a plant, like flowers, leaves, bark, roots, and peels. For instance, lavender oil comes from the flowers of the lavender plant, while cinnamon oil is derived from the bark of the cinnamon tree. They can have various benefits, such as relaxation, invigoration, or immune support. Essential oils open the possibility of more natural solutions from the products we use on our bodies and in our homes.


Our Top 5 Holiday Essential Oils:


Peppermint

Benefits: Supports Respiration & Eases Seasonal Discomfort

Aroma: Sharp & Minty


Frankincense

Benefits: Supports Joint Function & Boosts Immunity

Aroma: Spicy & Woody


Fir Balsam

Benefits: Uplifts & Deodorizes

Aroma: Balsamic & Pine-like


Juniper Berry

Benefits: Promotes Rejuvenation & Detoxifies

Aroma: Fresh & Evergreen


Eucalyptus

Benefits: Supports Respiration, Eases Seasonal Discomfort, Cleans

Aroma: Clean & Herbaceous


BONUS OIL…Because it’s hard to pick only 5!


Sweet Orange

Benefits: Promotes Rest & Cleans

Aroma: Sweet & Citrusy


Benefits of Essential Oils:


Essential oils can lift your spirits and make you immediately feel good with just a hint of smelling the wonderful scents. They can help promote relaxation, reduce stress, clear sinuses, and overall bring a natural way of inducing a peaceful mind and spirit. Think of essential oils as natural mood enhancers with the added benefit of smelling amazing!


Great Ways to Use Essential Oils:


Diffusing: One of the easiest ways to enjoy your essential oils. Add a few drops to your diffuser to spread your favorite holiday scents throughout your space.


Inhalation: Add a drop or two on the side of the shower and inhale the steam during a hot shower. This is particularly effective for respiratory issues.


Topical Application: Creating your own oil blend is great for massage or to apply to the chest for respiratory benefits. Do not apply essential oils directly to the skin. It’s recommended to mix essential oils with a carrier oil like coconut or almond oil to dilute essential oils because essential oils are potent and can cause irritation when applied directly to your skin.


Aromatherapy + Massage = Our Aroma Zen massage at Bodyworks:


This uplifting combination uses the power of essential oils with massage therapy. When combined, it can add an additional level of relaxation and healing. Your therapist will make a lovely massage oil blend based on your personal goals for the massage and use this customized blend on your skin. Massaging with essential oils can help improve circulation, relieve pain, reduce swelling, speed healing after injuries, restore function to the body, and release tension. You’ll experience heightened relaxation, enhanced mood, and positive emotional health, as certain scents can trigger positive memories and feelings which can contribute to improved emotions


Essential oils are really fun to experiment with and find your own festive personal blend. They will not only make your space smell amazing but also help in maintaining good mental and physical health during the holiday season.


We hope you go into this time of year feeling refreshed and when you need a pick me up remember to diffuse your favorite essential oil blend.


***Please note to always use essential oils safely especially around children and pets. Essential oils should be used with caution. They are potent and can cause irritation or allergic reactions if not used properly. Oils should be diluted and not ingested unless under professional guidance. If you’re pregnant or have health concerns, consult with your healthcare professional before using essential oils.***

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