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Christmas is just around the corner and simply reminiscing about it gives great joy. Christmas is all about the nostalgia that brings back treasured memories of love, happiness, and joy. It is a season of reminiscing about all the beautiful memories that we cherish in our minds. When talking about nostalgia, what more could possibly bring it back to our lives better than the fragrances and vibes of essential oils?
Essential oils have become a significant part of most people’s Christmas routines, especially in modern times. However, although these are being commercially used to a vast extent in modern times, the origins of essential oils date back to hundreds or thousands of years ago. These have been closely associated with ancient Ayurvedic and other healing rituals where essential oils have been the focal points of healing and well-being.
Currently, in these modern times, essential oils are being used for a myriad of purposes varying from household decorating to gift-gifting and personal care. Using essential oils for various activities such as these has proven to allow people to get into the Christmas Spirit while also generating multiple benefits, especially related to medicinal aspects. These not only provide a great ambiance, fragrance, and good vibes, but they also provide a myriad of medicinal benefits such as having healing properties anti-inflammatory properties, antibacterial properties, and antioxidant properties. Therefore, all of these factors and benefits make essential oils all the more important during the Christmas Season.
Today, we have decided to share five types of essential oils that are perfect for the Christmas Season to awaken the nostalgia of treasured memories of love, happiness, and joy. Those are Sweet orange essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Ylang Ylang essential oil, Cypress essential oil, and Geranium essential oil.
- Sweet orange essential oil
The name itself gives an essence of what this essential oil can provide. The smooth, yet pungent fragrance of sweet orange essential oil allows to uplift your mood and to relieve any stress conditions. The citrusy aroma of sweet orange adds a soothing and fresh ambiance, which allows to calm down and be at peace. While running around and doing Christmas chores, this essential oil would allow you to relax and enliven your vibe. The sweet orange essential oil also provides several medicinal benefits such as relieving pain, acting as an antimicrobial substance to treat wounds and infections, and acting as an anti-depressant to treat anxiety and depression. You can begin your aromatherapy journey with this must-have essential oil during the Christmas season for a handful of benefits that you would definitely cherish.
- Peppermint essential oil
Peppermint has always been associated with Christmas for many years. We see peppermint perfumes, chocolates, candies, and several other peppermint-based products that are specially introduced during the Christmas season. The refreshing fragrance of this oil provides several benefits during aromatherapy or simply when applied to the skin. It helps to calm down and soothe the skin, helping to relax and relieve stress. It also provides several medicinal benefits such as treating headaches, joint pains, muscle pains, and skin itching conditions. While reducing pain, it also promotes a positive vibe that is good for overall mental well-being. you can pamper yourself or your loved ones with this popular and beneficial essential oil.
- Ylang Ylang essential oil
Extracted from the Ylang Ylang plant, this essential oil is a great choice for the Christmas season. Its unique fragrance combined with its unique benefits makes it a perfect selection for gift-giving as well as for personal care. While promoting relaxation, it also provides many medicinal benefits such as lowering blood pressure through relaxation, having anti-microbial properties to treat infections and wounds, and uplifting the overall mental state by boosting the mood. What makes this essential oil even more unique is that it has been found that the unique fragrance of Ylang Ylang promotes good memory developmental skills, analytical skills, and good thinking skills due to its relaxation properties that allow the focusing and concentrating tasks of the brain.
- Cypress essential oil
This is an all-time favorite during the Christmas season. Everyone has memories tied around their Christmas trees. The mere smell of cypress catapults back to nostalgia and it also recreates many childhood memories of making the Christmas tree with the family and sharing joy and laughter during Christmas time. Therefore, this is a special essential oil that can be enjoyed throughout the Christmas season. Apart from these, it also provides many medicinal properties such as having anti-microbial and healing properties for wounds and infections. Its pungent and strong fragrance and contents fight against infections, to promote faster healing.
However, it is important to note that cypress essential oil should be diluted with water before being applied directly onto a wound or an infection due to its strong chemical properties. It is best for use as an air freshener which would create an ambiance of nostalgia and memories during the Christmas season. Nevertheless, aligned with the theme of Christmas, this is a great selection for gift-giving as well. This is because cypress trees symbolize Christmas trees. This symbolization has become an iconic part of the Christmas season worldwide, which adds more value to this particular essential oil.
- Geranium essential oil
This has been known as a treater of various health conditions for several centuries, which makes it one of the best essential oils for the Christmas season. Christmas is all about healing, relieving, relaxing, and reconnecting with others, for which health is very important. Therefore, the Geranium essential oil can be used for just that. It has been evident that Geranium essential oil provides many medicinal benefits such as treating infections, treating and controlling anxiety and depression, and relieving several types of pains such as muscle pains, joint pains, and headaches. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, antibacterial properties, and antioxidant properties to treat infections and wounds. Therefore, all these make Geranium essential oil an all-rounder essential oil, which makes it a great selection for aromatherapy during the Christmas season.