The festive season is once again upon us; holiday lights are flickering and decorations are displayed everywhere you look. The air is filled with the spirit of joy and merriment as we celebrate with friends, family and loved ones. But for many, it can be stressful as well. Take a look at our useful aromatherapy tips to help you make the most of this festive period.
Create that festive ambiance.
No matter if you’re in a snowy winter wonderland or in the warmth of the tropics, this time of the year should not be without that distinct holiday aroma. Biossentials Festive Spirit Aroma Reed Diffuser with pine, patchouli and cedarwood will bring a nostalgic festive ambiance to your home. Pop in the reed sticks into the beautiful glass bottle, pour in the liquid festive goodness and you’re ready to go – a festive atmosphere that will get you in the mood for the season. It makes for a wonderful gift, too!
Scent your Christmas tree.
A smell of a Christmas tree is reminiscent of childhood memories. But if you’re fed up of falling pine needles and opted for an artificial tree this year, you can still bring back the smells of Christmas by adding a few drops of Biossentials Festive Spirit Essential Oil Blend to cotton wool balls and place them in a container at the base. If you have pine cones as part of your decorations, you can drop the essential oils on them, too. Whichever method you choose, remember to refresh the oils regularly. You can also create the natural scent of Christmas by spraying the tree or room with our Festive Spirit Room Spray or placing drops of Festive Spirit Essential Oil Blend in your Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser.
Stave off the seasonal cold and flu.
‘Tis the season for the bug, but don’t let it spoil your festive celebrations. Set up your diffuser in your office or at home with 4-5 drops of immunity-boosting Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Peppermint and Lavender essential oils. Our Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend is also beneficial for the runny nose. These antiseptic and antibacterial essential oils will help keep your environment germ-free and keep you ready to celebrate!
You’ve made your list and checked it twice. You know what presents to buy and what scrumptious menu items to put together. It’s a manic time of the year with so much to prepare, but don’t despair! Keep a bottle of Rosemary essential oil or Concentrate Essential Oil Blend to help you refocus. Blend 5 drops in a 10ml base of your favourite carrier oil and apply when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Give your feet a treat.
With all your gift shopping and frantic running around, your poor, tired tootsies deserve a good rest. Treat yourself to a relaxing foot soak. Fill your bathtub or a foot bowl with hot water and put in 3 drops of Tea Tree and 2 drops of Peppermint essential oils to soothe your feet. Follow the soak with a comforting massage using Biossentials Sports Rub Body & Massage Oil to ease your muscle aches.
Though stocking stuffers may be small in size, they can be big in impact. Check out our fabulous Relaxing Satin Eye Pillow with organic linseed and Lavender essential oil to fill up those stockings, or our Exfoliating Body Bar in Botanica Aroma or Coffee Mint as wonderful stocking-sized treats.
When the gifts are all wrapped, the house is all clean and the house is decorated with festive flare, take a few minutes for yourself. Put 3-4 drops of Biossentials soothing Peaceful or Relax essential oil blends into your diffuser and just breathe.
Happy holidays, everyone!