Hopefully, you are enjoying all the love, happiness, and high spirits the holidays bring, but approximately 70% of people experience stress during the holidays due to time and money pressures. When you are having those conflicting feelings it is important to focus on the positive. One thing that truly helps reduce stress and fill our home with joy is through using Christmas Essential Oils.
It might sound crazy, but one of the known benefits of essential oils is that they can lift your mood. There are numerous other benefits of essential oils, so we compiled a list of the top Christmas essential oils that can help you through the holiday season with a smile on your face. We’re breaking them all down below for 12 days of Christmas essential oils!
The Best Ways to Use Christmas Essential Oils
We often use essential oils in diffusers because it is the safest way to enjoy them. We also dilute them in carrier oils, like fractionated coconut oil, in a 1% solution for safe use on the bottoms of our children’s feet.
It’s important to ALWAYS dilute your essential oil to avoid skin reactions. Depending on the oil the dilution rate may range from .5% to 4%. I like to refer to the Tisserand Institute Dilution Chart to know how many drops I can place in my various dark glass essential oil bottles.
I like purchasing essential oil rollers for my children that are already diluted. This way I know they are safe and always on hand when my littles need them most. But I also love creating blends that mark the season.
Pro-tip: Purchasing your essential oils separately allows you to create various essential oil blends for different moods or health benefits and may in-the-end be more bang for your buck.
Can Essential Oils Change Your Mood?
It is a scientific fact that scents affect our mood, for the better or worse. One way is through associative recall.
That means when you associate a particular scent with something positive from your past life experiences it will lift your mood. The contrary effect is also true for scents you connect to negative experiences.
I’m providing you with a fun list of the 12 Christmas essential oil scents of the season and their benefits, but you may want to think of smells you know you enjoy.
By using Christmas essential oils blends in a diffuser during happy times in your home, such as tree decorating, baking, or family game time you will create positive scent associations for your family that can last a lifetime.
I hope these 12 days of Christmas Essential Oils help lift your spirit and keep you in good health this holiday season.
12 Days of Christmas Essential Oils
First Day of Christmas – Shield Blend Essential Oil
You may have heard of “thieves” or “robbers” essential oil blends. The legend is that a small band of robbers created a spice blend of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary to protect them from the plague as they stole from the ill and deceased.
Shield Blend essential oil is a version of this legendary blend and is perfect for your diffuser during the cold and flu season. It can help fight infections and boost the immune system. And the scent of Shield Blend is especially Christmas essential oils scented.
Second Day of Christmas – Black Spruce Essential Oil
Black Spruce essential oil has a wonderfully fresh, sweet, woody aroma. It’s a bit milder than a traditional Christmas tree.
There are numerous benefits of Black Spruce including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antiseptic. But my favorite is the expectorant quality that makes it perfect to diffuse if anyone in your home comes down with a chest cold.
Third Day of Christmas – Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Cinnamon Bark essential oil is antibacterial, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and astringent. It is even considered an aphrodisiac. At the very least Cinnamon Bark gets me in the festive mood.
I like to add it to my natural cleaners during the holiday season for some added germ-fighting power.
Fourth Day of Christmas – Scotch Pine Essential Oil
Think Christmas tree. Scotch Pine essential oil is known for its cleansing, stimulating, and uplifting effects. When you are feeling tired or stressed Scotch Pine is the perfect scent to lift your mood.
Scotch Pine essential oil is also thought to have antibacterial, analgesic, diuretic, and antiseptic benefits.
Fifth Day of Christmas – Frankincense Essential Oil
One of the gifts of the magi, Frankincense essential oil comes from trees in the Middle East.
An amazing benefit of Frankincense is its topical use to help fight the effects of aging skin. You do need to be careful since it may irritate sensitive skin.
You can message Frankincense on the bottom of your feet for a balancing, relaxing effect. And it may also be used as a deodorant and on cuts for faster healing.
Click here to read more about Frankincense Essential Oil and all the amazing (and some surprising benefits).
Sixth Day of Christmas – White Fir Essential Oil
White Fir essential oil is a good essential oil to use if someone in your home is feeling under the weather. Diffuse a few drops to fight germs and airborne bacteria. It can also help lift your mood.
You can use White Fir topically to help ease muscle tension and symptoms from cold and flu as well as helping your body’s natural defense system.
Seventh Day of Christmas – Nutmeg Essential Oil
Nutmeg essential oil is a little miracle worker. It has numerous benefits and I think it is a signature scent of the season.
One of the amazing benefits of nutmeg is its use for pain relief. It can help arthritis, rheumatism, and menstrual cramps. Nutmeg can also be taken to help digestive issues such as stomachaches, vomiting, and diarrhea.
But my favorite is using it in a custom blend for amazing benefits like relieving congestion, cold symptoms, and helping with focus during work.
Eighth Day of Christmas – Cypress Essential Oil
Cypress essential oil is great to use in a diffuser when you’re feeling stress during the holiday season. It may also aid asthma.
When used topically Cypress can help with hemorrhoids, warts, acne, varicose veins, muscle pain, cellulite, and body odor.
Ninth Day of Christmas – Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh essential oil is one of the gifts of the magi. It has numerous uses but the most notable are diffusing it for bronchitis, colds, and coughs. Using Myrrh essential oil in blends can intensify their mood-enhancing quality.
Tenth Day of Christmas – Clove Essential Oil
Clove essential oil is used in the Shield Blend as an antimicrobial to help kill bacteria. It smells warm, sweet, peppery, and candy-like.
Clove helps relieve respiratory conditions, muscle pain, and digestive upset.
Perhaps the most surprising use is to fight dust mites. Use in a diffuser, or add 20-25 drops in the cold rinse cycle to clean your sheets.
Eleventh Day of Christmas – Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most useful essential oils. The benefits seem almost endless.
You can enjoy Peppermint therapeutically to aid various conditions such as nausea, indigestion, and IBS. It may also be used topically for muscle pain, itching, and headaches.
When you diffuse Peppermint it can be uplifting, energizing, and help with focus.
Twelfth Day of Christmas – The Gift Essential Oil
I saved one of the best for last. The Gift essential oil blend is a symbolic representation of the gifts of the magi—Frankincense, Myrrh, and Wild Orang (Gold). I enjoy having this blend on hand for quick use when I have surprise guests.
The combined scents of The Gift will stimulate your mind and encourage spiritual moods.
PS. Another creative way to have some fun and relieve stress is to check out these family-ugly sweater ideas from Rookie Moms!
Speaking of Essential Oil Gifts
I hope you enjoy my list of favorite Christmas essential oils, it’s my gift to you. But speaking of gifts I have to tell you about Spark Naturals Oil of the Month Club. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
The Essential Oil of the Month Club is a great way to start enjoying essential oils if you are new to EO’s or to expand your collection if you are excited to use more, and each oil comes at a deeply discounted rate too. There is no better gift for someone you love than the natural wellness qualities of essential oils all year round.
The Premium Oil of the Month Club is just $24.99/month and in December you get a full size The Gift blend (a $37.45 value)! You can also try out the standard Oil of the Month Club for just $15.99/month. Again, each essential oil is valued above the monthly price, so it’s a great way to try new oils and build your arsenal.
Check out this post for some great winter essential oil blends to help you through the season.
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