The Holidays are just around the corner. It is a time for family togetherness, joy, contemplation, letting go of the old and embracing the new
Although, spending time with family and friends, eating good food, drinking and giving gifts can be a wonderful experience, it is out of the normal routine and requires time, money and preparation.
All of that is on top of the regular work, kids, school and extra-curricular activities that make up our day.
With all this stress staying healthy can also be a challenge.
For some of us family may be far away, or we don’t have much family, or there has been a long standing schism with a family member. The Holiday Season tends to heighten all of those family issues we haven’t dealt with. No doubt it can be a time of great joy and great stress.
Here are 4 Reasons to Use Aromatherapy this Holiday Season:
- To STAY HEALTHY
- To KEEP A JOYFUL THE HEART
- To RELIEVE ANXIETY AND HOLIDAY STRESS
- To OVERCOME THE HOLIDAY BLUES
WHAT ESSENTIAL OILS SHOULD I USE?
For your health:
Ravensara and Eucalyptus essential oils:
Keep a bottle with you at all times. Just open, smell it and feel your sinuses open.
For family gatherings:
Clary Sage and Geranium Essential Oils:
Release endorphins, the happy hormones, and make your family gatherings joyous and FUN. When your guests walk in the door they might not know why, but they will feel welcome, relaxed and joyous.
For whenever you feel anxious:
SERENO BODY MIST:
Keep it with you and spray on your face whenever you feel the need. Palo Santo, Lavender and Mandarin will bring back a sense of calm and peace. Spray it on your pillow at night for a deep restoring sleep.
For the holiday blues
Here are some specific essential oils that will alleviate these Holiday Blues, the emotional challenges that often come with the Holiday Season.
ROSE – heals the heart of deep wounds, the flower of Love and compassion.
JASMINE – makes you feel beautiful, comfortable with who you are, it melts away anxieties and relaxes you.
BERGAMOT – like Rose, Bergamot helps to heal the heart, it also cleanses the mind when it is congested with thoughts that don’t allow you to grow.
PALO SANTO – helps reconnect with your higher sense of being while at the same time helps you think with a sharp, rational and analytic mind.
FRANKINCENSE – heals old wounds, deep forgiveness, relieves a tight chest and alleviates that feeling of being overwhelmed with worries and restlessness.
AROMATHERAPY IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE!
Here are several very easy ways to incorporate Aromatherapy into your daily routine that can greatly alleviate these Holiday stresses. They have a beneficial physical and emotional effect.
Use Aromatherapy in Your Daily Shower
Put 3 to 5 drops of Essential Oil on a washcloth.
Place the washcloth on your chest.
Allow the heat of the shower to release the vapors and breathe in deeply.
Use Aromatherapy in Your Daily Bath
Place 3-5 drops of Essential Oil in a couple of tablespoons of salt
As the bath water is running pour the mixture into the bath
Let the salt dissolve and soak for 15-20 minutes
Use Aromatherapy diluted in your carrier oil
Place 15 drops of the Essential Oil you need into 1oz. of body oil or lotion.
Rub it on your body after showering to moisturize your skin
Use an Aromatherapy Burner and Fill a Whole Room with the Pleasant Aroma
Place water and 3-5 drops of Essential Oil in the Aromatherapy Burner holder.
Light a candle and place that under the cup filled with your Essential Oil drops.
Let the vapors fill the room
What has worked for you? Share your stories and recommendations.
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© 2011, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.