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The Scents of the Holidays!

by Penny Keay

This time of year when we think of the holidays, certain scents come to mind. The scents of Cinnamon leaf, Clove bud, Orange, including other citrus oils such as Mandarin and Tangerine are very common.

And who can forget the smell of the trees! Pine needle, Spruce needle and the Douglas Fir or Siberian Fir needles are the best known.

The favorite smell of Douglas Fir or Siberian Fir needles are the most common sought after scents for the True Christmas tree smell.

Many people purchase the Douglas Fir needle for use in their artificial trees. Simply apply to a cotton ball or two and stick in amongst the branches of your fake tree (or you can boost the smell of your real tree too!).

You can purchase some small pinecones and apply the essential oil to the pine cones and fasten to the branches.

This is my favorite method of diffusing in the artificial trees. Oh and don't forget if you have a wreath inside you might want to give it a little scenting too.

There are Terra Cotta Pendants and Tree Ornaments that are perfect to apply scenting to your tree. Terra Cotta Discs work also. Just place in an Organza bag and hang in your tree.

If you can't have a tree you can still diffuse a little of your favorite essential oils that remind you of a tree.

Other scents popular this time of year are: Frankincense, Myrrh, and Sandalwood. You might also apply these to your firewood along with Sandalwood and Cypress to give your fireplace a wonderful smell too.

Be sure to apply the essential oils to the logs an hour or so before burning so the oils can penetrate the wood.

Although these are the pleasant sides of the Holidays, this can also be a very sad or depressing time for many. Several factors can cause the sadness.

One of which is the lack of Sunshine this time of year resulting in Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. If you are a victim of this syndrome you know how important it is for your mental well-being to get plenty of specialized lighting.

Also, there are several essential oils that may be able to help you too. See our past newsletter or use the Search Box in the upper right hand corner.

Sometimes you want to be home with family, but circumstances such as distance, time constraints, work commitments and more won't allow us to be with our loved ones.

So we might be a little home sick. In this case you should probably use essential oils that are pick me ups; such as Citrus and Mint scents or blends.

Of course, everyone has their favorites for the holidays, so whatever scent makes you feel warm and cozy, or feel like celebrating, those are the essential oils you should be using!

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© 2012, 2015, 2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.

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