The holidays are almost here. It’s that time where all year long we’ve been waiting to enjoy the magic of the season. Watching the children open their gifts, sharing laughter and a cup of cocoa with our family and singing all of our favorite childhood songs. I’m sure somewhere out there many of you enjoy this perfect holiday scenario.
The rest of us experience something a little more like this: Booking travel arrangements to see family for a trillion dollars, waiting until the last minute to get the last 5 gifts on our list, praying that our neighbor down the street can watch Rover while we’re away for 4 days, forgetting to pack little Johnny’s favorite blanket and dreading what’s about to happen once he realizes it, and so on and so forth.
Let’s face it, the holidays can be down right stressful. Below are 5 of my favorite essential oils to help you break through the holiday blues and realign your energy!
Lavender is one of the most common oils people choose to use to reduce stress and anxiety. It is believed to induce a feeling of peace and serenity and assist with issues related to insomnia, panic attacks and nervousness. I love to use lavender in a roll-on form on my wrists if I know I’m going to be entering into a stressful situation.
Frankincense is another staple used by meditators to help calm the mind. It’s a great grounding oil and often times helps relieve depression. You can place a few drops of frankincense in water and a diffuser to help ground uncomfortable or negative energy in a room.
Ylang-Ylang plays no games and can bust through those deep rooted emotions such as anger and fear. Usually one or two good whiffs of this and I’m on my way again!
Rose oil is soothing and a little gentler. It’s connected to the heart chakra and can help bring feelings of joy and happiness to a room. On a personal level, it can also help assist with matters of the heart. Another great one to use if there are disagreements or chaos involving close friends and/or family this holiday.
Sandalwood is a great oil to balance and ground emotions. It helps smooth things out and get everything back on common ground.