The Holiday Season is full of colorful lights and decorations, beautifully wrapped gifts, sounds of music, and the many aromas associated with this special time of year.
The natural aroma of pine needles, oranges and spices, the nutmeg in eggnog, and freshly baked treats bring to mind pleasant memories of my childhood.
Unfortunately, synthetic home fragrancing has become all too common. Holiday candles and plug-ins are fragranced with synthetic fragrance oils that can trigger headaches and allergies.
Using natural aromas is easy, better for our health, and can be more affordable than buying synthetic candles, plug-ins, or other commercial products. It allows you to be creative in customizing your home's aroma to meet your mood.
Suggested Essential Oils for Diffusing
Choose your preferred essential oil from the list below or create a combination of oils.
Citrus Oils: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin, Tangerine
Spice Oils: Cardamom, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Ginger, Black Pepper
Tree Oils: Birch Sweet, Cedarwood, Cypress, Fir Needle, Juniper Berry, Pine Needle
Mint Oils: Peppermint, Spearmint
Bean Oils: Coffee Absolute, Vanilla Absolute
Resinous Oils: Frankincense, Myrrh
Wellness Oils: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Tea Tree
Or, let us do the work for you. Select one of our seasonal essential oil blends: Comforting Cheer
Beyond Diffusing: How to Use Essential Oils For the Holidays
Use any of the essential oils or suggested blends listed above and use as follows:
Scented Pine Cones – Add 2-3 drops of undiluted oils to each pine cone or 20 drops per one ounce of water in a spray mister and spritz pine cones. Freshen scent as desired.
Holiday Greenery Spray – Per one ounce of water add 20 drops of essential oil blend to liven up holiday trees, garlands, wreaths and centerpieces. Put in spray mister and enjoy!
Scented Note Cards, Gift Tags, Tissue Paper and Bookmarks – Add 5-10 drops of your favorite blend to cotton balls or tissue and place with items to be scented into a sealed container or baggy for 1-2 days prior to use.
Potpourri – Add 5-10 drops of undiluted oil blend to your own potpourri creation or refresh potpourri that has lost its scent. Gently mix/stir to distribute the aroma.
Room spray – Per one ounce of water add up to 20 drops of essential oil blend; shake well in a mister bottle and spray to refresh the air.