As stores fill up with the wares of the holiday season, the air is infused with the aroma of spices we naturally associate with Christmas. Pine, fir, cinnamon, cloves, gingerbread, orange, cranberry and eggnog are some scents we nostalgically connect to the festive season. One sniff alone can flood us with fond scent-imental emotions.
You can buy various scented candles that have artificial holiday-themed fragrances, or you can get your diffuser out and fill your home with the essence and health benefits of essential oils. These oils not only smell divine, but they can have a positive effect on your health. Which scents will be permeating in your home this holiday season?
I personally only use Young Living Essential Oils because their products are pure and their prices are reasonable. Here are some essential oils I’ll be using during the holidays.
Christmas Spirit Essential Oil is a sweet, spicy blend of orange, cinnamon, and spruce essential oils that tap into the happiness, joy, and security associated with the holiday season. With Christmas Spirit on hand, simply open a bottle and start diffusing!
One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs, Peppermint Essential Oil has a fresh aroma that is energizing to the soul. It has a calming effect on the body and can relieve sore muscles when used topically. With its antimicrobial properties, it can also help freshen bad breath and soothe digestive issues.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is loaded with antioxidants so it’s effective as a digestive aid, circulation booster, blood purifier, brain function booster, and pain reliever. It’s also great for bad breath, room freshener, and can be used in cooking.
Ginger Essential Oil has warm and soothing properties that make it so attractive. It’s great for treating upset tummies, nausea, treating food poisoning, treating respiratory disorders, reducing inflammation, treating menstrual issues, strengthening the heart, lowering stress, and may help with certain cancers.
Orange Essential Oil has an appealing effect. It’s great as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, sedative, for cramps, heartburn, diuretic, fighting cancerous tumors, increasing circulation, destroying bacteria and pathogens, decreasing wrinkles, improving complexion, decreasing hypertension, digestive issues and can be used as a cleaner.
Clove Essential Oil is used for a variety of uses including acne, killing parasites, kill mold and fungus, toothaches, indigestion issues, candida, cough, asthma, headache, stress, and blood impurities. It’s a natural antibiotic, it boosts energy and smells so lovely.
Myrrh Essential Oil was one of the oils gifted by the 3 Wisemen. Today it’s used for a variety of ailments as a potent antioxidant, astringent, expectorant, antifungal, antiseptic, antiparasitic, immune booster, stimulant, skin health, and relaxation.
Frankincense Essential Oil is another of the essential oils gifted to Jesus by the 3 Wisemen. I love this oil so much, I wrote an article about it here. It can promote younger, fresher looking skin, scar and wound remedy, boost your immune system, help fight cancer, ease digestion, decrease inflammation and pain and many more uses. Frankincense is also known for its sweet, warm, balsamic aroma with calming properties that can increase spirituality and inner strength.
Pine Essential Oil has a strong woodsy smell and has multiple benefits and uses; anti-inflammatory, detoxifier, headache reliever, acne treatment, stress reducer, allergy fighter, and as an all-purpose cleaner.
Cedarwood Essential Oil has antifungal, antiseptic, diuretic, astringent, and sedative properties. It can improve focus, promote hair growth, cures acne, heal toothaches, strengthen gums, reduces coughs, stimulates metabolism, tightens muscles, and cleans out toxins.
Nutmeg Essential Oil has remarkable abilities to treat pain, menstrual cramps, relieve joint and muscle pain, aid in digestion, improve blood circulation, help respiratory issues, improve mental focus, deal with some heart issues, eliminates bad breath, treat liver disease and improve kidney health.
Spearmint Essential Oil works as an antiseptic, disinfectant, for digestion, mood lifter, helps with skin problems, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and cold symptoms. This is a scent that takes me back to my childhood Christmas, and I love it to this day.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to offer any medical advice whatsoever. If you have any health concerns, see your healthcare provider. There are affiliate links in this post.