Essential Oils for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

JoAnne Guadioso

The holiday season is meant to be full of joy, merriment, and happy socializing but can stray far away from this. Your days may be filled with gift shopping, family reunions, party planning, overeating, and not enough sleep. Prepping for the holidays can be harsh on anyone!

Luckily, essential oils can be wonderful for soothing your mind, body, and spirit during difficult times. No matter how hectic your days get, it’s important to carve out some time to devote yourself to some quality self-care. Using specific essential oils for stress, anxiety, and fatigue can be a great way to experience a new sense of balance, harmony, and grounding during this holiday season.

Here are some hints to achieving a calmer holiday season with essential oils:

Feel calm on the go with Bergamot essential oil. Carry it in your handbag. It is known to be beneficial for stress, depression, and anxiety. Just place a few drops on a tissue and inhale to take in the scent and enjoy its soothing effects.

Create a positive home with wild orange essential oil. Wild Orange can create a positive, uplifting environment. Diffusing it creates an enticing atmosphere throughout the house.

Massage away your fears with peppermint essential oil. It is widely used to soothe and comfort sore muscles. Try this massage blend: 1/4 c. jojoba oil, 8 drops peppermint essential oil, and 8 drops lavender oil. Just mix and massage all over the body to melt away any tension.

Keep up with your workouts with lemon essential oil. Regular exercise is important to contributing to your overall sense of well-being. If you’ve been feeling unmotivated to go to the gym lately, try diffusing 3 to 5 drops of lemon essential oil to help you feel more sharp, focused, and ready to put on your workout gear.

These are just a few tips to help you survive the holidays with essential oils. If you are interested in learning more about how essential oils can help you to live a healthier lifestyle, join me for a free Introduction to Essential Oils class. Classes will be offered on Zoom on Monday evenings, Dec. 6 and 13, at 6:30 p.m. Live classes are scheduled in my home in Sun Lakes on Dec. 4 and 18 at 11 a.m. In the live classes, we will make a holiday gift. A make and take Zoom class is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Cost for this class is $11 to cover the cost of materials. Reservations for this class must be received by Dec. 1 to allow for mailing the materials.

If these scheduled classes are not convenient for you, please contact me to arrange a time suitable for you. Or if you would like to host a small group of friends, you will receive some amazing gifts.

For more information, contact JoAnne Gaudioso by phone or text at 480-225-5224 or by email at [email protected].