6 Great essential oil blends to get you in the mood for fall, balance your stress levels and excite you for the holidays!
Diffusing essential oils is by far my favorite way to use them. Well, it's a tie between diffusing and applying topically, but for the sake of this post we'll say diffusing. The holiday season (which I define as Sept through New Years) is my favorite time of the year. I'm basically a grown-woman-child this time of year, decorating the house nonstop. Everything gets covered in a layer of glitter, even if I don't intend it to. Despite all my love for superficial parts of the holidays, I also love to really celebrate the season and all the true meaning behind it. These essential oil blends for my diffuser help me to do just that.
I've broken it down into two blends per "holiday" if you will - two that are great for fall/Halloween, two that are helpful around the stressful Thanksgiving holiday and finally, two that promote the spirit of Christmas. Don't limit them to their use around that particular holiday though! Full disclosure: I've diffused Christmas Spirit essential oil in the middle of July before, just because I love the spicy scent. Christmas in July was a real thing up in my house this summer! Oh well. At least I wasn't watching a Christmas movie too? Right?
endless banter pointless writing, let's get to those blends! I've combined them all in a handy pin you can put on Pinterest for later reference, too. Y'all that graphic took me an embarrassingly long time to make so please, use it at your convenience! While I'm a woman of many talents, I'm riding front row of the struggle bus when it comes to using graphic design software. Just keeping the full disclosure theme of this post rollin'...
You know that crisp, sharp air that indicates fall is settling in? Well, I don't anymore, but I used to know it well when I lived in Minneapolis. In Texas, I just breathe a sigh of relief that I get to go outside again without wanting to die. Good news is, I can recreate those crisp fall morning memories (minus the cold!) with this fall air diffuser blend:
3 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Fir
2 drops Cypress
1 drop Frankincense
You either love or hate pumpkin spice. The funny thing is that pumpkins literally have no spice in them - this now excessively popular "spice" is a blend used to make pumpkin pie, and has been shortened to just pumpkin spice. While I don't love PSLs, I DO love my house smelling like a pumpkin pie is baking (minus the guilt of eating the pie!) so this blend is a winner:
2 drops Cinnamon
1 drop Clove
1 drop Nutmeg
1 drop Orange
1 drop Ginger
*Also winning? All of these oils are SUPER affordable, with each one coming in at $18 or less!
Sometimes our gratitude spills out of us and sometimes it takes a little help to remember all the good things you've got going in your life. Young Living makes two amazing blends that, through the power of aromatherapy, helps bring to your consciousness exactly what you're thankful for. If you struggle around the holidays with all the family around stressing you out, this one is for you! I actually diffuse these year-round just because I love them:
3-5 drops Family
3-5 drops Gathering
With how busy and chaotic the holiday season can be, sometimes it's good just to remember that you're in the moment. That it's not about having the perfectly cooked turkey or the most beautiful table scape. All you have is right now and what's around you, and all of that is perfect in and of itself. THAT is called "grounding" and taking a minute to ground yourself during the holidays is essential! This blend is a good one to diffuse in the early morning before a crazy day or later at night, after the chaos has left:
2 drops Sacred Mountain
2 drops Cedarwood
1-2 drops Patchouli
Growing up in Minnesota, we ALWAYS had a real Christmas tree. All my friends had real trees. In fact, we'd even go to a tree farm about an hour out of Minneapolis and cut ours down ourselves. The smell of a Christmas tree reminds me of happy childhood memories. In Dallas, I don't think I've seen one pine tree. Not one. I don't know if it's too hot here or what, but my neighborhood is full of Live Oaks, Crepe Myrtle, and Magnolias. People (ourselves included!) do have holly bushes that bloom in the late fall with the red berries, but if I want the smell of my childhood around, I have to bolster our fake Christmas tree with this blend:
3 drops Balsam Fir
1 drop Christmas Spirit
Sometimes I try to talk with someone who's had too much science education about essential oils. They normally roll their eyes and say, "I can't wait for that trend to be over." To which I silently respond, "Oh, bless your heart." You see, essential oils precede Biblical times. Frankincense and Myrrh are noted throughout the Bible for their health properties. Egyptians anointed with essential oils, and used them to preserve bodies. So I'm not quite sure what "trend" naysayers are referring to, because oils predate big pharmaceuticals. The only trend I see is that people are sick of being sick and sick of expensive meds and want alternatives, and are looking back into history to find ways to take control of their health! That's a long winded, semi-tangent way to say, this blend is some of the oldest essential oils on earth, and are are some of the most spiritual oils you can diffuse:
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Myrrh
1 drop Orange
All of these essential oil blends are great year round, but are especially relevant during the holiday season! Most of the oils are very affordable, especially all the citrus and spicy oils. These 6 essential oil blends will help you and your family celebrate the holiday season!