Fires smoldering, needles falling, ovens baking, incense burning, and spirits lifting. If there is one thing we can all agree on, this time of year brings with it, many aromas. These smells have a way of triggering memories and before we know it, the past comes back to life.
I think back to when I was a little girl. The holidays were always such a big deal. The day after Thanksgiving, the decorations came out and the music went on. My father would build a roaring fire and crawl around the roof hanging the outside lights, my mother strung garland about the inside. We would eagerly assist them, excited for the season to take hold.
Soon, incense would burn and our tree would go up. The smell of pine and spruce would fill the air. The aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove hung like a cloud over warm baking ovens. The season would get busy and life was full but seeing and being with family made it worth it.
Memories are beautiful things, and these holiday memories are some of my fondest. Like clockwork, the aromas that accompanied them come around to bring them back to life. Wishing to recreate my own memories and the joy of this time of year is what lead me to blend my new Holiday pure essential oil blends.
Candy Cane is sweet, minty and stimulating. Holiday Forest a woody treat, grounding and clearing. Sugar and Spice is mouth watering, warm and full of joy. And of course, we can’t forget Frankincense and Myrrh for connection and protection.
Perhaps the holidays are hard. Memories can stir emotions. Some people we love have left this world. Money might be tight. Family might be difficult. Illness is about and in some areas, it’s just plain cold! This is my favorite time of year to really put my oils to work and see their magic. Each of these blends brings their own unique benefits to calm and center, warm and protect, and keep you going through these long winter months. Truly a treat on so many levels.
This winter, make sure to take care of yourself, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Find time to be with people that make you feel good and remember to breathe when stress ensues. Find joy in the little things and peace in your heart.
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P.S. Other oils and blends I love for this time are lavender (of course) as a stress reliever. Defense Blend (similar to Thieves) is great to diffuse or use in a massage blend to combat illness and warm cold,stiff muscles. Eucalyptus is a staple to diffuse for respiratory concerns. I love Grapefruit to curtail cravings for sweets when they are everywhere in sight. The spice oils are great for cooking and flavoring drinks (more on that later)! And of course Frankincense on its own for its immune, spiritual and emotional enhancements.