As we approach Christmas season, this period can be quite overwhelming for some people. All of the cooking, to-do lists, commitments and shopping can take a toll on people mentally, physically and spiritually. For people who prefer to manage their health naturally, they can use essential oils to keep their spirits up and maintain their energy during this busy season of the year.
Let’s look at some of the common conditions brought about by holiday stress and the oils you can rely on to provide relief:
Lack Of Energy
Planning for Christmas holidays entails getting yourself involved in a lot of activities like shopping, travelling and preparing meals. This means that you can easily get tuckered out. If you still feel you have a lot to do but do not have the energy to get you through a busy day, use essential oils to help increase your energy. Oils that can help increase your energy include grapefruit, thyme, rosemary, palo santo, orange, nutmeg, myrtle, lemongrass, lemon, juniper, eucalyptus, cypress, black pepper, basil, peppermint and fir.
During Christmas holidays, some people feel sad and overwhelmed with various issues like feeling socially disconnected, loneliness, and relationship conflicts. Suggested oil for mild sadness include: sandalwood, roman chamomile, pepper, neroli, sage, bergamot, lavender and frankincense.
Around Christmas period, it is not unusual to stay awake for long hours as you prepare for the holidays. This can disrupt your sleeping pattern, making it hard to fall asleep when you need to. To sleep better, you can try these oils; roman chamomile, marjoram, valerian (for sleep disturbances) and lavender.
If you have stomach troubles from eating too much at your holiday gathering, you can use the following oils to help with indigestion and digestive discomfort: ginger, goldenrod, cumin, coriander, copaiba, cardamom, angelica, orange, grapefruit, thyme, lavender and peppermint.
After a long day, you should not let a pounding headache rule or ruin your day. You can use the following oils to halt a headache in its tracks: sage lavender, marjoram, frankincense, eucalyptus, cumin, clove, cardamom, calamus, basil, rosemary and peppermint.
If you are planning to drink and party this Christmas, you should be well prepared to fight a hangover. These oils will help you to revive after a night out of drinking: sandalwood, rosemary, rose, lavender, fennel, grapefruit and lemon.
Shopping for necessities and gifts during Christmas can be very tiring, especially if you are looking to stick to your budget. You have to move from store to store to find everything in your list. If you are not careful, you can easily get a shopping meltdown. You can use essential oils to calm frustration, anger and lift your mood. Excellent oil choices for a calming effect include: peace reassuring blend, balance grounding blend, geranium and wild orange.
During Christmas, we all want to share gifts with our loved ones and even extend generosity to strangers. You may find yourself battling with feelings of fear, scarcity and lack. Oils that can help you live in a more abundant mindset and work through a scarcity mentality include: motivate encouraging blend, elevation joyful blend, citrus bliss invigorating blend and wild orange.