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Staying Calm Through the Holidays

Staying Calm Through The Holidays, essential oils for anxiety, essential oils for sleep, aroma diffuserThis week, I’m writing to you with a few tips for staying calm through the holidays. Is it just me, or is everyone else happy to see this year finally end?

This year – to say the least – has been wearying to even the strongest of us out there. If you feel like you’re facing another testy holiday, by all means get yourself some Lavender, Clary Sage and Neroli/Petitigrain! Throw in a bit of Lemon, Frankincense and Vetiver and you have your very own “joy juice”! Diffuse it into the air or put a couple of drops of this combination in your diffuser necklace to keep you happy and relaxed the entire time.

It’s interesting for me to watch how essential oils work their magic. Since I am my only test subject, you can imagine how un-scientific my theory is, but they certainly do work their magic for me!

I have a diffuser necklace that I usually wear every day and I put two drops each of Bergamot, Sweet Basil, Neroli/Petitgrain and Clary Sage in it. The pad inside the necklace will hold the scent for two or three days, so it doesn’t take much. I absolutely love the pungent sweetness of these oils together and I have found, however un-scientifically, that they lift my spirits and help keep me calm.

Hopefully, I’m not sharing too much information – if you’re like me, you have times where you feel frustrated, stuck, worn out or just plain over it – whatever “it” may be. It could be a full moon and a high tide, it could be because it’s dark at 5:30 PM, it could be a lot of things. Sometimes, I’m just “over” the day.

That’s when essential oils can work their magic in the best possible way!

Each oil has its’ own energetic qualities and I’ve learned which ones really work for me. I know whenever I need a bit of relief to load up my cold mist diffuser and my necklace with the Clary Sage and Neroli/Pettigrain.

There’s also some really good oils to help you through chaotic times (such as the holidays):

Chaos getting to you? Combine 2 drops of Ylang Ylang, 2 drops of Neroli/Pettigrain and 6 drops of Roman Chamomile in one ounce of unscented lotion and apply to your neck, throat and chest three times daily.

Here’s a another grounding blend that’s also uplifting and relaxing:

  • 2 drops  Vetiver
  • 7 drops  Spikenard
  • 2 drops  Sandalwood
  • 2 drops  Lavender
  • 5 drops  Lemon
  • 1 ounce  Unscented Lotion

Combine all ingredients in a glass bottle with a pump closure. Shake well before each use. Gently massage into your belly and the bottom of your feet three times per day. CAUTION: this blend is phototoxic, so do NOT put it on skin that will be exposed to the sun.

If you are grieving a deep loss, the holidays seem to make those emotions even more tender. Here’s a blend to help you with that:

Grief Blend

  • 10 drops  Sweet Orange
  • 9 drops    Cypress
  • 8 drops   Frankincense (Sacra)
  • 3 drops   Neroli
  • 1 ounce  Jojoba Wax

Combine all ingredients into a one ounce bottle with pump closure. Shake well before each use. Use when needed, gently massaging on forearms, front of wrists and a small amount on temples. You can also inhale this blend deeply. The Sweet Orange is very good for digestion, so if you’ve had a bit too much to eat, you can also rub this on your tummy. Aromatherapy Services

On the other hand, sometimes you need an emotional pick-me-up. Not just during the holidays, but through the long, dark days of wintertime. Try this blend:

Pick Me Up Blend

  • 4 drops   Geranium
  • 9 drops   Bergamot
  • 4 drops   Rosewood
  • 4 drops   Sweet Orange
  • 1 ounce  Unscented Lotion

Combine all ingredients into a one ounce glass bottle with a pump closure. Apply to chest and back of neck four times daily. Shake well before each use. CAUTION: this blend is phototoxic, so do NOT put it on skin that will be exposed to the sun.

If you want any of these blends, just send me an email or call and I will be happy to make them for you. 

I’m so grateful for each and every one of you this past year. You’ve helped me build my dream of helping you in a way that also helps me, too.

If you have any questions, I would love to talk with you about your needs and concerns. You can email me directly at balance (a) scentedbalance (dot) com or simply fill out this contact form.

As always, I am very grateful you chose to stop by.

Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and yours!

Melissa

PS – The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please see a qualified medical professional for any and all health issues.