It’s nearly Christmas (15 days & 13 hours – oh, yes.) and one of my favorite things about this time of year is the smell. Y’all know what I’m talking about – food, evergreens, wassail, eggnog, cinnamon, and so many more scents!
I’ve got to be honest here – I let out my inner five-year-old at Christmas. Nothing makes me feel more wonderfully child-like as setting up a tree, admiring the lights, decorating Christmas cookies, and being with family during the most wonderful time of the year.
Unfortunately, this time of year also means a lot of synthetic scents. My Mom and I were out Christmas shopping the other day and we walked near the candle section in a store and I was practically knocked over (okay, not literally, but you get the idea.) by this fake gingerbread smell. Not only are the chemicals in those candles not good for you, but they can also cause headaches (as often happens to me). So, what’s the solution? You want all the yummy smells of Christmas without the chemicals?
I have several solutions for you!
First off, if you don’t have an essential oil diffuser, you need one! Read HERE about how you can get one by purchasing the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living, which automatically qualifies you for wholesale prices. The Premium Starter kit also includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular singles and blends, many of which are listed below. But, I’ll stop gushing and let you check out the link for yourself. 🙂
Are you ready to let these beautiful (healthy!) aromas fill your home with the joy of Christmas? Then, read on! (Please keep in mind that the following list is only really talking about the benefits these oils have when diffused – there are many more benefits when taken internally and used topically, but I’ll get into that another day!)
1.) Thieves This blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus & Rosemary is one of my favorites! Not only does it smell deliciously like Christmas time, but it is also loaded with many health benefits (for internal use and also beneficial when diffused into the air!). This blend is highly antibacterial and a great immune booster! We diffuse this one at my house whenever flu or cold season comes around, or when we detect a hint of sickness in the family!
2.) Peppermint Y’all know how delicious peppermint is, so imagine the scent of it drifting through your home! It is also great for “waking” you up when you’re feeling tired during a long afternoon. And if the crowds during Christmas shopping give you a headache, try rubbing a few drops on your temples and the back of your neck. This saved my mom and me from cutting our shopping trip short the other day. She had actually forgotten her oils, but remembered she had a sample of peppermint in her purse! We once again were so thankful for God’s gift of essential oils!
3.) Frankincense I’m sure y’all know that the wise men in the Bible brought Jesus Frankincense, Gold, & Myrrh, so how wonderful is it to be able to diffuse an oil from the Bible in your own home?! It smells wonderful and it’s been known to be a mood lifter & stress reliever when diffused.
4.) Myrrh It smells wonderful and promotes a peaceful feeling.
5.) Idaho Balsam Fir CHRISTMAS TREES. Yes, this is a favorite. Who doesn’t love the smell of Evergreen boughs during Christmas? It will cause your home to smell like a Winter Wonderland! It also is known to be a huge stress reliever! This is my grandmother’s favorite oil!
6.) Idaho Blue Spruce Another evergreen-ish scent. Smells beautiful!
7.) Christmas Spirit is a delicious, uplifting blend of orange, cinnamon, and spruce essential oils. Get ready to diffuse and experience the happiness and joy associated with the holiday season! This is a favorite in our home and we diffuse it often throughout December. We also make a homemade room spray with this by mixing 10-20 drops of oil in a spray bottle with water.
8.) Cinnamon Bark Cinnamon oil is anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, antiviral & Anti-fungal! In addition to that, it smells wonderful because, well, it’s cinnamon!
There you have it. Wonderful solutions to the chemical-laden norm during Christmas! My favorite oil during Christmas is Christmas Spirit. It smells beautiful – like snow and wassail and cold nights by the fire with a book. Perfection.
So, leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite oil is! Also, don’t forget to check back here in a few days because I’ll be giving away a free bottle of one of the oils in the list above! 🙂
To get started using therapeutic grade essential oils, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!
By the way, I am not a doctor – just a woman who uses essential oils for herself and in her own family. Please know that any information provided on Therapeutically Yours is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.