What's That Holiday Smell?
The aromas of essential oils can have a powerful, uplifting influence. The fragrance of an essential oil can directly affect everything in your environment, your emotional state, and your health.
During the holiday season, stores display candles, potpourri, and various fragrances to celebrate this time of the year to help create a happy environment and bring people together. It is unfortunate that most of these items are made from synthetics in a laboratory. These artificial compounds can negatively affect the brain, liver, and pancreas, and may even cause rashes, burns and skin irritations.
In some cases, adulterated oils are mixed with synthetics to intensify the aroma. Often intense scents are interpreted as a better-quality oil, but in fact the opposite may be true.
The sense of smell is the only one of the five senses directly linked to the limbic lobes of the brain: the emotional control center. Emotions, such as anxiety, fear, and depression, all emanate from this region. The scent of a special fragrance can evoke memories and emotions all the way back to childhood.
Young Living For The Holidays
Pure Young Living organic oils have a unique chemical structure that can be used to combat stress and emotional trauma. Inhalation of these pure oils can also aid alertness, intensify joy, and help to bring balance in the body and mind. The therapeutic compounds extracted from plants, trees, resins, flowers, fruits and roots are radiant with Nature’s life enhancing qualities.
Young Living created a special Seed to Seal standard to ensure that you receive the very finest quality essential oils - beginning with the soil the seeds are planted into the continued testing in laboratories all the way through the bottling and sealing process. Experiencing Young Living’s distilled essential oils during a time when family and friends come together for the holidays, can be delightful!
Using Essential Oils This Holiday
You may be asking yourself, what oils may be best to use during the holiday season? You can choose from quite a number of Young Living single oils that may be ideal for the holidays including: Cinnamon, Clove, Cedarwood, Balsam Fir, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Orange, Pine, Ginger, Cardamom, Eucalyptus Globulus and Wintergreen.
Special blends that lend themselves to a holiday atmosphere include Citrus Fresh, Harmony, Inspiration, Thieves, Abundance, Christmas Spirit, Evergreen Essence, Joy, Sacred Mountain, and the Three Wise Men.
There are several ways to use the oils. A cold-air diffuser is designed to atomize a microfine mist of essential oils into the air, where they can remain suspended for several hours. Not only do people enjoy the fragrance but these oils also purify the air in the entire room as well. You may want to time the dispersion of the oils and run the diffuser for 30 minutes or an hour at a time. Learn more about diffusers here.