An Essential Christmas

The holiday season is here, and we are loving it. Lighting up the Christmas spirit of the heart and home doesn’t have to stop at decorations- your house can smell like Christmas too!

What does Christmas smell like to you? Think about mulled wine, ginger-bread cookies and orange marinades, a sprinkle of thyme, rosemary and cloves. Christmas is all about the warm, grounding and cozy feelings that we all love and cherish.

This blog-post is all about essential oils for the holiday season, how they mix and match with each other, and we’ve added 4 DIY diffuser blends to light up the Christmas spirit of your heart and home.

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Essential Oils for the Christmas Spirit

Pine Tree & Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oils

Pine tree essential oil and cedarwood atlas essential oil are emblems of Christmas, with coniferous trees lighting up the centrepiece of many homes around this time of the year.

Apart from smelling so amazing that they fill your heart whole, pine tree essential oil is antimicrobial, antiviral, antispasmodic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial (Silori, Gaurav & Kushwaha, Naveen & Kumar, Vimal, 2019)

Cedarwood atlas essential oil is also valued for its beneficial health properties, according to a 2020 study, cedarwood essential oil is astringent, antifungal and antiseptic. It may work to decongest the lymphatic system and act as a general tonic.

Diffuse cedarwood atlas and/or pine essential oil throughout your home to create a grounding Christmas feeling while also improving your wellbeing.

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Thyme & Rosemary Essential Oils

Thyme and rosemary essential oils are herbaceous oils that are culinary and aromatic favourites. Thyme essential oil is known for its uses in respiratory and digestive aid, acne and oral health. You can learn more about thyme essential oil here.

Rosemary essential oil is also popular for its uses in skincare, energising the body by stimulating blood flow, while also improving mental clarity and focus (Sayorwan, Winai et al., 2013).

Blend rosemary or thyme essential oils with woody and citrus aromatics, such as cedarwood, pine and/or sweet orange essential oil to lift the Christmas spirit of the home, while also igniting energy levels and mental clarity.

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Cinnamon Bark & Clove Bud Essential Oils

Cinnamon and cloves are spicy aromatics that work so well together, especially for the holiday season. They both exhibit antibacterial and antioxidant properties that may help purify the airspace of your home, which can improve energy levels and overall wellbeing. Also, who doesn’t love a house that smells like Christmas?

Cinnamon bark essential oil is spicy, while clove bud essential oil is woody and grounding, together with a citrus aroma, such as lemon essential oil, bergamot essential oil or sweet orange essential oil, make a soothing a refreshing blend that will add wonderfully to the holiday vibe of the home-space.

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Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Sweet orange essential oil is a scent that works well with almost any other essential oil, especially spicy and woody aromas, such as cinnamon bark, sandalwood and cedarwood atlas essential oils. It has the ability to refresh the senses while stimulating energy levels, improving digestion and circulation.

If you are feeling fatigued and tired as the year comes it its end, citrus aromatics are a lovely way to improve anxiety and energy as winter makes its way.

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Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger essential oil is fiery aromatic that has been used for thousands of years to treat various symptoms, from nausea, to digestion, circulation, and relieving symptoms of colds. You can learn more about the uses and benefits of ginger essential oil here.

Ginger is a holiday favourite in the way it adds warmth to a cold and cool season. From gingerbread cookies to ginger-infused honeys, it’s stimulating and energising properties make this essential oil a go-to for the fall and winter seasons.

Ginger essential oil blends well with all the above-stated essential oils, in addition to patchouli, frankincense, lemon, sandalwood and vetiver essential oils.

Diffuser Blends for the Christmas Holidays

#1 Light up the Christmas Spirit

Ingredients:

  • 1 drop cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 1 drop clove bud essential oil
  • 2 drops pine tree essential oil
  • 1 drop ginger essential oil
  • 1 drop sweet orange essential oil

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#2 A Cozy Christmas Home-Space

Ingredients:

  • 2 drops thyme essential oil
  • 1 drop cedarwood atlas essential oil
  • 2 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 1 drop patchouli essential oil

#3 A Spicy Christmas

Ingredients:

  • 2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 1 drop black pepper essential oil
  • 1 drop ginger essential oil
  • 2 drops cedarwood essential oil

#4 Christmas with Rosemary

Ingredients:

  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop ginger essential oil
  • 1 drop cedarwood essential oil
A Merry Christmas in the Heart & Home.

Diffuser blends are great ways to set the mood right in the home-space, but you don’t have to stop there! Incorporate these Christmas favourite essential oils into your wax melts, candles and handmade gift boxes for your friends, family and loved ones.

The holiday spirit is all about enjoying the simple pleasures of celebration and giving thanks. So we say, have fun with it, get creative and make the most with what you’ve got! you would be surprised by how much you can do with just a few simple ingredients.

We wish you a wholesome holiday season filled with love and warmth. Merry Christmas, and plentiful of tender care from the Ecodrop family!

*Please do not disregard professional medical advise. This information is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Always consult with a healthcare practitioner for appropriate treatment. Take caution if your are diabetic, epileptic, pregnant, breastfeeding or facing any serious health issues.