Holiday Essential Oils and Aromas

by Maria on December 8, 2008

holiday essential oilsThe wonderful scents of holiday essential oils are a big part of the holiday experience.

A quick trip to your local grocery store or mall will have you inundated with candles and diffusers scented with cinnamon, baking smells, pine, and other “holiday scents.”

Are there holiday essential oils that can provide any experiences like this? Try pine aromas. They are wonderful to diffuse—Siberian Fir or Douglas Pine essential oil are especially nice. Not only do they smell just like a fresh-cut sappy tree—they’re great deodorizers, and can kill germs and microorganisms in the air. (Talk about multitasking!)

On the other hand, oils like Cinnamon and Nutmeg are far too spicy to diffuse and should only be used by experienced aromatherapists or under the direction of an aromatherapist. Likewise, “foodie” scents are generally synthetic and aren’t found in essential oils. (Can you imagine trying to distill sugar cookies?)

Remember that fresh boughs of cinnamon and other plants can add natural cheer to your home without synthetic chemical additives. We love keeping some fresh herbs like Rosemary and Sage in a bowl of water—try adding a few floating tea candles for a beautiful centerpiece. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to the water to brighten the aroma!

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Maria Mora has worked on and off with Andrea Butje and Cindy Black since the inception of Aromatics International in 2006. With a background in writing and marketing, she enjoys assisting the talented Aromahead team with spreading their amazing wealth of knowledge. She looks forward to attending the Aromahead Institute's Aromatherapy Certification Program in the fall of 2008, and hopes that her next son waits to arrive until she's done with the last segment of the class.

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