Are you getting a little bit frantic about Christmas? Do you need a some guidance on how to keep calm and survive the festive season? I’d love to share my Christmas essential oil tips with you in the hope that you can have yourself a very merry Christmas – stress free and happy!
Do you find yourself facing any of these issues at Christmas time?
~ Financial stress and pressure
~ Awkward family time
~ Time pressures and expectations of others
~ Social events which people expect you to be at
~ Lots of rich food and increased alcohol consumption
~ Digestive issues
~ Nasty hangovers
If so, you’re not alone! While I can’t solve all of these with these Christmas essential oil tips, I can give you some oily hacks that can help you survive them and come out the other side smiling and relatively intact.
Which dōTERRA essential oils can help?
Blends: Past Tense, Clary Calm, Balance, Lavender Peace, Peace, Console, Forgive
Single Oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Vetiver, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Wild Orange, Marjoram, Melissa, Petitgrain, Neroli, Clary Sage, Rose
Each of these blends and oils can ground you, calm your mind and ease your soul. You can use them individually or blended in the diffuser or applied topically. Make sure you dilute with a carrier oil before applying to your skin. My favourites are Peace and a blend of Lavender Peace, Balance and Vetiver. Using your essential oils to support you emotionally is number one in my Christmas essential oil tips!
How to build emotional protection
For those of you who feel your personal space comprised in crowded situations (hello, Boxing Day sales!), our oils can assist to build emotional protection.
Tea Tree – The Oil of Energetic Boundaries
If you have a patterns of worry and panic, Tea Tree interrupts this and scratches it. It removes “energetic hooks” – people who get their hooks into you; emotional parasites. It helps create boundaries and protection.
On Guard – The Oil of Protection
On Guard is helpful for strengthening the inner self along with the resolve to stand up for oneself. It is also great to apply before heading to places where your personal space may be compromised.
Tea Tree and On Guard will help you build emotional boundaries. Apply On Guard to your solar plexus each day for 3 weeks to build emotional protection. You can use the On Guard Touch for this, or diluted On Guard.
Looking after your gut at Christmas
Our gut is one of our three brains so you really need to take care of it! Here’s a few ways you can look after your gut health in the festive season:
- DigestZen, the digestive blend – take a few drops internally in a gel cap or water and/or apply topically after a rich meal or too much food
- Ginger, Fennel, Cardamom and Lemongrass internally
- TerraZyme, Digestive Enzyme Complex, assists with the digestion of with the digestion of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, and fibre
- Bloating and gas: a strong cup of peppermint tea should give relief quickly, especially if you walk around just after you drink it
Finally, the importance of stress management for dealing with digestive symptoms cannot be understated. Grab your oils and inhale when the festive season gets the better of you
Oily Hangover Hacks
Hangovers are a bitch at the best of times, and even more so at Christmas time when you have to go out and adult socially. Here’s a few oily hacks to beat that nasty hangover.
Smart and Sassy, the metabolic blend
This powerhouse blend works best when taken before bed in a big glass of water, and then again in the morning. A few drops in a glass of water will do. This is my number one pick for hangover remedies.
Grapefruit essential oil
Grapefruit mentally uplifting and refreshing, rich in antioxidants which help boost an immune system depleted by drinking. Grapefruit is also well known for treating migraines – apply directly to the temples and forehead.
Juniper essential oil
Juniper is known for its detoxifying and cleansing properties, however, it can also help to clear and stimulate the mind. Apply Juniper with a carrier oil to the soles of your feet to assist with cleansing.
So that’s it! I hope found these Christmas essential oil tips useful. Have yourself a wonderful and stress free Christmas!