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Holiday Scenting and Germ Fighting

by Penny Keay

This is such a wonderful time of the year. Activities abound and people are busy running here and there. The weather has now forced many of us indoors and some are even stuck indoors.

Aromatherapy can add to and brighten the atmosphere so easily. The wonderful warm and spicy scents with all the added benefits of the essential oils make it even better.

Many of the essential oils we associate with Fall-time and Winter-time are also great when it comes to fighting airborne germs. Well any germs, even those lurking on surfaces.

Orange, Cinnamon leaf, Clove bud, Ginger and others just seem to say it's this time of year. The mints, Peppermint and Spearmint are just as welcome. The Evergreen scents of Pine needle, Spruce needle and Douglas Fir or Siberian Fir needles. Juniper berry and Cypress are great too.

Now is the time you may want to experiment to find the right combinations for all your holiday entertaining, especially when all the relatives are gathering from all around the globe and bringing new viruses along too. Diffusing essential oils can help slow the spread of many viruses during the next several weeks and months.

Next is a question we are asked every year - what essential oil is the smell of a Christmas Tree? The most commonly sought after essential oils are the Douglas Fir or Siberian Fir needles. Others prefer the Pine needle or Spruce needle.

We do have a blend, Conifer Blend, which is a combination of Pine, Spruce and Fir Needle essential oils. This blend is very commonly used blend during the cold and flu season. Conifer blend makes the house and artificial tree smell awesome.

We have Terra Cotta Discs that can be used as Tree Ornaments (once they are scented and placed in an organza bag) to help you use these scents to ‘fool’ those visiting your home that your tree isn’t artificial since it now has a ‘real’ tree smell!

What about those who want the spicy scents? We have blends such as Celebration and Winter's Warmth these too are big sellers this time of the year. And they have wonderful germ “fighters” essential oils in them too! Also new to this category is Holiday Spice and Christmas blends.

What about other scents? Frankincense and Myrrh - how appropriate for this season! The Christ child was brought these as gifts. If you have never smelled these - you are truly missing a lot. No wonder they were brought as gifts. Not only do they smell wonderful, but they have such wonderful healing properties both physically and emotionally.

Our Meditation blend has both Frankincense and Myrrh along with Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood and Cistus. This blend doesn't necessarily need to be used for meditation, it can be used for a quiet evening with quests too.

Inspiration blend, Refreshing blend and Revitalizing blend are great blends to use while you are buzzing around the house getting all that cleaning and projects done. So be sure to check those out too.

Here is a Spicy Blend you might want to try -

Anise - 20 drops
Cinnamon leaf - 20 drops
Ginger - 20 drops
Clove bud - 15 drops
Lime - 10 drops

Blend all together in an amber bottle. Then diffuse a few drops in your favorite diffuser.

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