One of the first things we do to get in the holiday spirit is to get our homes smelling like the season! Holiday candles used to be the norm, we burned them and gifted them… a candle in every room for the cozy flicker and inviting scent! Then we learned about the harmful effects they have on our health —links to allergies, asthma, and even cancer not to mention hormone/endocrine disruption from the synthetic fragrances.
This year we encourage you to ditch the toxic synthetic fragrances from candles and air fresheners for a diffuser with pure essential oils. Diffusers work by dispersing essential oils into the air to be inhaled and easily used by the body. By diffusing, you can make your home smell good AND you and your family will receive the health benefits of the essential oils at the same time—it’s a win, win! Plus you’ll save some serious cash …did you know you would have to spend $675 on that popular brand candle to get the same amount of “burn time” that your Premium Starter Kit can give you for $165? That’s a huge savings, especially when you factor in the health benefits of those oils, too. Here’s some of our must have holiday oils and why we use them:
Pine and Northern Lights Black Spruce contain phytochemicals that create a calming, peaceful environment. They also stimulate the mind and body. For more information, research alpha-pinene and limonene.
Bergamot, Orange, Tangerine, Neroli, Grapefruit etc. Citrus oils quiet the mind and help with occasional stress. They’re like sunshine in a bottle, something we could all use a little more of this time of year! Uplift everyone’s mood with a citrus oil in the diffuser.
Peppermint, Spearmint, Eucalyptus, and Raven all contain properties that support the respiratory system when diffused. They’re energizing and are also great to help open up your airways so you can breathe easy this time of year.
Ginger, Cardamom, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, etc. These invigorating oils are perfect for creating a warm, inviting atmosphere all while supporting and strengthening the immune system.
Mix and match your favorite oils to create a custom holiday diffuser blend. Bonus, you can change your oils every time you diffuse! Now, for the love of all goodness, go return that holiday candle you bought for Aunt Sally and give her something that will make her feel and smell good this year instead!
Holiday Diffuser Blends
Here’s our favorite diffuser blends for Christmas to inspire you.
Merry & Bright
3 Idaho Blue Spruce
3 Ylang Ylang
2 Cinnamon Bark
3 Stress Away
3 Christmas Spirit
Joy to the World
Once you’ve experimented and found your favorite Christmas diffuser blends, save yourself some time (and counter space) and mix up your favorite blends ahead of time to create a diffuser bomb! It's the best way to always have your favorite diffuser blends ready to go even if a key oil goes missing.
All you need is a bottle with a dropper and your oils. We love to repurpose our empty 5 ml or 15 ml bottles and top them with these or these dropper tops for easy diffuser loading. Don’t have any empties? These 10 ml dropper bottles are super cute and work great, too.
Tip: A 5ml of your favorite Christmas diffuser bomb makes a great gift with a diffuser!
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