We all know the holidays can be a stressful time. We're moving out of the rush of the year and focusing on family, and likely a very long to do list. It can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. Getting into your grove to make it through the festivities has so much more to do with your headspace and making sure you are approaching it from a balanced perspective than anything else.
So to help we have put together a list of our favorite and proven mood-balancing oils, many you are likely to already have that can give you the balance and calm you need to make it through another round of food and family.
This essential oil that is in the citrus family is known to fight anxiety, depression, and improve overall well-being. Bergamot also is shown to have anti-aging properties. Bergamot found in Earl Grey tea is said to help put cells into a state of autophagy which helps to improve the appearance of skin and reduce signs of fine lines and wrinkles. *Do not ingest bergamot essential oil, it’s best diffused or diluted with a carrier oil for topical application.
Peppermint essential oil has been found to help relieve headaches, which the holidays can be full of if stress becomes the reason for the season. The menthol in this happy holiday oil is said to be helpful in relieving muscle pain and can also provide relief from migraines.
Studies have shown that frankincense is a helpful additional treatment for depression and anxiety. Researchers found that the scent of frankincense has been used for centuries to treat many ailments including anxiety, which has been linked to depressive behavior. If you find yourself feeling glum around the holidays, some frankincense may help to lift your spirits.
Lemon oil is fantastic for many reasons. It’s often referred to as “liquid sunshine” for its ability to boost moods out of weary winter vibes and into a sunny summer day mindset. This magic oil helps with depression, insomnia, and psychological stress. Here are just a few more uses for this all-purpose oil.
Another oil in the citrus family that’s great for the holiday season is orange oil. Not only will this oil help boost your immune system, but it can also be used to sanitize your home, clear up skin ailments, and can boost energy levels. Orange oil has the ability to induce feelings of attentiveness while also lowering stress levels, a winning combo for the hectic holidays.
Lavender oil is said to induce feelings of relaxation and calm, making this oil the perfect scent for those who suffer from mild insomnia. Sprinkling a few drops on your pillowcase, an eye pillow, or diffusing can help to put your mind and body in a state of sweet sleep-inducing serenity.
For all of our everyday stressors and ailments, it’s likely that you’ll soon find yourself discovering more and more that, there’s an oil for that! If you haven’t already been turning to essential oils to treat what ails you, don’t be surprised when you discover that most essential oils have more than just one use and can be added to a healthy lifestyle plan to increase mood, decrease depression and anxiety, as well as a variety of other wonderful uses. If you are looking to find an oil with a powerful combination of several of these ingredients check out our Stress Away blend. When you find yourself stressed, tired, anxious, or in a funk, give these powerful essential oils a try!