As we enter the next couple of weeks and days of intense Holiday celebrations many folks will suffer from the blues.
We think back about the past and the good or bad times we had. Some folks wish things would be as it was in their childhood, back in the carefree days where all you thought about was the gifts and all those goodies your Mom or Grandmother made – like cookies and candies.
Yet others will have bad memories of terrible things that may have happened in the past around this time of the year.
We, just as others have lost loved ones. Over the years we have lost Uncles, brother-in-law (both at Thanksgiving) and more recently Al’s father (back in 2008) on Christmas Eve.
No matter what the case is, there are essential oils that can help to enhance the wonderful memories of the past. In addition, for those that have bad thoughts or memories – there are those essential oils that can help to relieve the anxieties and stress.
Better yet, they can help you to train your brain with new and exciting essential oils you may not have experienced before to forget the bad times and create new and better ones. Try new blends with essential oils you know can help you feel better.
By any means, you will want to try to bring back any fun and favorable memories you have had with essential oils.
Especially during this time of year, folks think about Cinnamon leaf, Coriander and Orange.
For me as a child, we would smell Allspice, Anise, Cardamom and Ginger. All used by my mother in baking.
Of course, there is the unforgettable smell of Lutefisk and thankfully for everyone, that is not an essential oil. Since it is the smell of fish and we all know that essential oils come from plants! (Don’t get confused with Essential FATTY ACIDS – the omegas 3, 6, & 9 as they do come from various fish oils)
During this time of year, we like to diffuse Four Robbers blend. Not only does it fight all those viruses we can be exposed to as we gather with family and friends but it has the familiar Cinnamon and clove smell we all enjoy. We may add a little Orange essential oil to it or diffuse other blends.
There are so many wonderful synergy blends to diffuse this time of year. There are many blends to help you feel cheerful and are uplifting such as Elation blend, Enlighten Blend and there are Celebration, Winter's Warmth and so many more. Or, how about trying the new blends of Holiday Spice Blend and Christmas Morning Blend?
Any single essential oil in the citrus family will usually brighten most folks. So try any of those such as Orange, Lemon, Lime or any favorite.
Some folks like the earthy smells like Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Cedarwood. They help you to feel grounded and for many it makes them feel safe, secure and loved.
Don’t forget the ‘Needle Oils’ Pine needle, Spruce needle and Douglas Fir or Siberian Fir needles. In addition, there is Cypress and Juniper berry too!
No matter what your feelings are this time of the year, if you don’t like the way you are feeling, try diffusing different essential oils on different days and see how they make you feel. As always an essential oil that you really like to smell may be the one your body and mind need the most.
For more help with specific types of ‘blues’ such as; SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) or Depression please see our past Newsletters.
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