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Essential Oils For Uplifting Mood: The Festive Scents

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The most festive time of year is here! The holiday season is a magical time of year filled with decorating, baking, cooking, and spending time with family. 

What better way to get everyone in the holiday spirit than by using aromatherapy in your home? Not only do they make your home smell wonderful, but there are real wellness benefits to diffusing essential oils. How do I keep my house smelling good in festive season? Which essential oils give the best festive vibes? We’ve come up with a list of the best pure essential oils for uplifting mood for the upcoming holidays. 

Essential Oils For Uplifting Mood: The Festive Scents

Frankincense essential oil

Which is the best essential oil for the dinner table? If you’re looking for a classic and historically-accurate holiday essential oil, look no further than frankincense! Frankincense was practically made for Christmas, as according to the Bible, it was gifted to baby Jesus by the three wise men on the night of his birth. 

Besides the obvious historical connection, frankincense also gives off an earthy, spicy, and slightly sweet aroma that’s perfect for the holiday season. Even better, frankincense essential oil provides real benefits for stress relief, symptom relief for anxiety, pain, inflammation soothing, and boosting immunity for the winter months where illnesses are more common. 

Furthermore, frankincense can help combat acne, fight signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a healthy scalp to boost your hair growth journey!

Peppermint essential oil

Even though you can enjoy peppermint year-round, it is particularly popular during the holiday season thanks to sweet treats like candy canes, peppermint bark, and even peppermint tea! 

Which essential oil has the best smell? This crowd-pleasing scent is made for diffusing during the holidays’ thanks to its invigorating, fresh scent. Peppermint essential oil helps to stimulate the mind, boost focus, aid digestion, and soothe skin by reducing redness, irritations, and itchiness. Perhaps one of the best benefits of peppermint is that it’s a decongestant that can help clear nasal passages that tend to get blocked as a result of cold winter temperatures. 

Do note that peppermint oil and essential oil are different though -- essential oil should never be consumed! This goes for all of the essential oils on this list.

Sweet Orange essential oil

While you may not automatically associate oranges with Christmas, the holiday season and the citrus season actually coincide. In fact, many people used to give citrus fruits as a Christmas gift! Plus, the sweet and citrusy scent brings people joy and warmth -- two of the biggest sentiments during the holiday season. It pairs well with warmer, spicier scents to bring balance to a hectic holiday season!

Sweet orange essential oil offers health benefits such as symptoms relief from the common cold, cough, fatigue, and anxiety. We personally love combining sweet orange essential oil with other holiday oils like cinnamon or clove. You can also mix it with other citrus essential oils, such as lemon essential oil or bergamot essential oil.

Pine essential oil

There’s nothing like the smell of a fresh Christmas tree to help you get into the holiday spirit. However, many people are now opting for artificial Christmas trees for a variety of different reasons. 

Even if you don’t have a real tree, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the aroma of one! That’s why pine essential oil is so great for this time of year. This stimulating scent helps to reduce symptoms of stress as well and boost energy levels.


Cinnamon essential oil

Perhaps one of the best parts of Christmas is all the baking, with delicious scents and spices like cinnamon that fill the kitchen. So why not diffuse the essential oil to gain some real health benefits? 

The warm and sweet smell of cinnamon is an instant mood-enhancer that benefits the nervous system and can really combat symptoms of holiday stress and anxiety, to help you enjoy and be more in the moment. 


Clove essential oil

Staying with the spices, another great essential oil for the holiday season is clove -- a classic holiday spice. The spicy and warm aroma of clove essential oil will really help you take your home’s holiday atmosphere to the next level. It will smell like you’re baking treats or making mulled wine with your holiday meal. 

Myrrh essential oil

Like frankincense, myrrh also has historic roots in the Christmas season. In addition to frankincense and gold, myrrh was also a gift given to baby Jesus by the three wise men when he was born. 

It also has a similar smell as frankincense, giving off an amazing earthy and spicy aroma. For this reason, we recommend combining frankincense and myrrh essential oils for an amazing blend that will help spread holiday cheer. 

Since myrrh is an anti-inflammatory, it can help soothe signs of irritation that can come  up from stress. 

Nutmeg essential oil

Wrapping it up in the “holiday spices” category, we have nutmeg. It is an essential spice in many of your traditional holiday baking recipes -- so why not diffuse the essential oil to experience real health benefits in addition to its mood-boosting properties as well? 

As it turns out, nutmeg essential oil doesn’t just help your mood, but it can actually help soothe common cold symptoms like cough and congestion. It combines beautifully with other spice-related essential oils like clove and cinnamon.

 

Honorable Mentions

To close things out, here are a few honorable mentions of some of our other favorite essential oils that may not quite scream festive, but are definitely worth trying year-round!


Final Thoughts

As you can see, the use of essential oils is a great way to set the mood for the holiday season. All you need is a few drops of WOW’s therapeutic-grade essential oils, a diffuser, and some distilled water to instantly transform your home into a winter wonderland -- no matter what the temperature is outside! 

We all know that the holidays can be a stressful time of year -- this is especially true in 2020. Holiday-themed essential oils can help everyone relax, rejuvenate, and reunite as a family to make amazing memories to wrap up the year.  

Sources:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/myrrh-oil#TOC_TITLE_HDR_5
  2. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/pine-essential-oil.html
  3. https://www.netmeds.com/health-library/post/nutmeg-essential-oil-this-fragrant-tincture-offers-astounding-benefits-for-health-and-beauty#:~:text=Not%20only%20does%20nutmeg%20essential,scent%2C%20makes%20it%20a%20popular

Akhila Jerripothula

Akhila is a Lead Copywriter with a passion for helping others become their best selves. She lives and breathes beauty by sharing must-have tips and tricks to achieving your self-care goals. Her fervor for skincare, haircare, and wellness is expressed through relatable rituals, quick-quitted words, and video content. Check Akhila out on WOW's blog, TikTok, and Facebook Live's for product features and guides to perfect your lifestyle.

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  • by Phoebe Rivera on

    Hello Wow, regarding your essential oils how
    Many drops of oil required of 400ml water in a diffuser?
    Can I use your oils in any diffuser?
    Thank you ,
    Phoebe

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