I am sure you have seen it in the news how those cute little things you plug in the wall to fill your home up with holiday scents are filled with toxic, cancer causing chemicals. It just chaps my fanny that these types of things are allowed to be sold on the market. One thing I have learned since starting my studies as a Clinical Aromatherapist is more is not always better AND if it smells super duper strong there is a great chance it is filled with synthetic ingredients. We do not need to be inhaling toxic things, there are way too many natural good for you scents out there waiting for us to explore.
Make this season the season you start a new trend, no more chemicals in your home.
This season I will be diffusing essential oils and creating a balanced, healthy and aromatic environment for my family and friends to enjoy. There are a lot of diffusers on the market and you can really get duped by some of them. These machines are very finicky so you want to do your research. I did mine and decided on the SpaVapor+ as the best one for the money and durability.
Here are a few of my favorite holiday diffuser blends. Remember more is not always better. I normally add 4-6 drops of essential oil into my diffuser tank. Please make sure you do not add any essential oil that has already been mixed with a carrier oil. It is best to avoid some of the heavier essential oils in your diffuser ( resins) If you do use the heavier oils make sure you wipe it out after each use and follow the manufacturers instructions in regards to cleaning.
Holiday Tree Blend
2 drops of Fir Needle Essential Oil
2 drops of Spruce Essential Oil
1 drop of Cederwood Essential Oil
2 drops of Juniper Essential Oil
Sugar and Spice Blend
3 drops of Orange Essential Oil
2 drops of Ginger Essential Oil
2 drops of Cinnamon leaf Essential Oil
1 drop of Nutmeg Essential Oil
I also love purchasing those scented pine cones from the stores. I am not sure how they scent those but they sure look and smell good on my mantel. I also love to get mulling cider and keep a pot of that going on the stove to help me get in the mood. I use to buy every pine scented candel I could find but then I was educated on what I am actually smelling. It is sad that the holiday tree’s you buy in the store nowadays do not carry that same fresh pine smell, I think mother nature has played a big part in this. Lets hope the drought is over soon so we can let the natural smell of pine enter our house once again. For now I hope some of these ideas help bring you some extra holiday scented cheer.