Essential oils holiday season blends
As the days draw closer to Christmas, it’s a perfect time to enjoy diffusing and blending essential oils that will help get us into the spirit of the season.
Below is a list of essential oils well suited for incorporation into your favorite holiday diffuser blends.
The oils included in this list were selected for their warming, spicy, resinous or woody aroma.
By their nature, spicy essential oils like Cinnamon, Clove bud and Ginger are strong and quite warming. A little goes a long way with these oils. They shouldn’t be heavily diffused into a room as they can irritate the mucous membranes. It’s best to blend stronger spice oils into more gentle oils like Sweet Orange essential oil.
Essential oils commonly associated with Christmas include coniferous oils like Fir needles and Scotch pine, minty oils like Peppermint and Spearmint, resinous oils like Frankincense and Myrrh, spicy oils like Cinnamon and Nutmeg and woody oils like Cederwood.
Essential oils for Christmas: Anise, Basil, Black pepper, Cardamon, Cederwood, Cinnamon, Clove bud, Cypress, Fennel, Fin needles, Frankincense, Ginger, Jupiter berry, Marjoram, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Pine, Sage, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Star anise, Sweet orange, Thyme, Vanilla.
Citrus oils, especially Sweet orange, blend well with the spice oils. Some individuals like me also enjoy blending mints with the citrus and woody oils. Orange essential oil is especially abundant and is one of the most affordable of essential oils. It has few contraindications and most people love the aroma.
A nice blend for this season:
Few drops of Ginger, Cinnamon, Patchouli with Orange, Mandarin or Bergamot.
place the mix in your diffuser and enjoy the up lifting special smell!