As much fun as it is to deck the halls and unwrap presents, the holiday season can also be incredibly stressful. Between finding time to bake gooey goodies, buying budget-friendly gifts, and entertaining countless family members, it’s no wonder you’re feeling frazzled!
Luckily, though, the right aromatherapy regimen can get you through it. Here’s what I recommend doing to eliminate all of that holiday stress:
1. BreatheA little bit of fresh air can go a long way — especially when you combine it with the right essential oils! Squeeze a drop of Eucalyptus radiata or Winter Blend (with Eucalyptus, Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils) onto your scarf, and head outside for a 10 minute walk. As you breathe deeply, you’ll start to feel more positivity. That’s because eucalyptus physically and emotionally opens up your chest, so you’ll get even more of that awesome fresh air than you would otherwise. And, because eucalyptus is a proven mood-booster, it will quickly knock out your stress. It’s a powerful 1-2 punch!
2. Take a bathDoes anything feel better after a long, stressful, cold day than a warm bath? No way! But to get the most out of your bath, add 1/4 cup of heavy cream (yes the whipping kind) to the water with 10 drops of essential oils. This is the best way to soak away all of the stress. I like to call it “cleaning your heart”!
You can take this bath time indulgence a step further by choosing an the essential oil blend that’s right for you. For example, ENERGIA is great for soothing sore muscles, while ALEGRIA is especially uplifting. SLEEP TIME is the perfect way to help us have a restful sleep, and WINTER BLEND can open up your sinuses as you fight off those pesky winter germs. Or, if you want to turn bath time into couple’s time, opt for ROMANCE No matter which one you choose, all of your holiday stress will go right down the drain!
3. Keep your energy level highSounds easier said than done, right?! Luckily, though, having enough energy to survive the holidays is as easy as misting your face. I created ALERTA body mist to be a pick-me-up that works in seconds. No matter how busy you are this holiday season, you’ve got a few spare seconds! ALERTA is made with peppermint, spearmint, cardamom, and rosemary, so it can stimulate both mind and body. Personally, I use it all the time — like while I’m driving, cooking, and working. That way, I have all the energy I need, without filling my body up with caffeine-laden coffee.
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© 2014, 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.