Essential oils are one of the most approachable health trends out there — perfect to try at the outset of a busy holiday season, when many of us need a wellness boost but are short on time. Just like there isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula for a perfect holiday, there’s no one “right” way to enjoy essential oils. The wide variety of oils and ways to use them is what makes discovering your brand of “essential” more of a fun experiment than another chore to cross off your list — and we’re here to help you get started.
Whatever your holiday M.O., there’s an essential oil blend for you. Discover playful oil picks to suit your personality below and add a touch of whimsy to your holiday wellness routine.
The To-Do List Destroyer
If your favourite holiday activity is crushing to-do lists and prep work, you’ll love these energizing essential oils. Look to peppermint, lemon, and rosemary to help you focus on the task at hand and give you extra oomph, with no caffeine jitters.
Your Signature Blend:NOW Essential Oils Peppermint Oil + Lemon Oil + Rosemary Oil
Add 1 drop of each to your favourite carrier oil, such as coconut oil, olive oil or jojoba oil, then dab behind your ears, at your temples, or at the base of your throat.
The Eternal Hostess
Extra time with friends and family is the best part of the season. If you tend to get more last-minute guests than event invites, a sweet, citrusy blend is the perfect match for your sunny disposition (which must be what’s drawing all those people in!). Pop it in a diffuser; it’ll boost your mood and make your place smell extra-welcoming.
Your Signature Blend:Penny Lane Organics Grapefruit Essential Oil + NOW Essential Oils Orange Oil + NOW Essential Oils Bergamot Oil + Aura Cacia Ylang Ylang III Oil
The Ultimate Indulger
If your celebrations involve treats first and everything else second (preach — pass the pumpkin pie), you’ll want ginger and anise on your side to keep your digestive system happy. Just in case Aunt Francine brings her signature apple pie and pecan sandies — you know she hates leftovers.
Your Signature Blend:NOW Essential Oils Ginger Oil + Anise Oil
Add 1 drop of each to your favourite carrier oil, then rub on your stomach.
If the shelter needs mittens, you’re knitting. When cousin Katie is stumped on wrapping a bike, you’ve got the tape at the ready. Office short on dessert for the potluck? You already have cookies in the freezer. High-five for spreading kindness and generosity this time of year — your presence is always soothing, like this relaxing mix of essential oils.