essential oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Ginger has a warm, fresh, woody, spicy, almost citrus top note, and blends well in aromatherapy with cedar-wood, coriander, frankincense, grapefruit, lime, neroli, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, and vetiver. Plus holidays these holiday/ Christmas essential oils will give you a great vibe for the season.
Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil has a pleasant sweet, fresh, and fruity scent. It is used extensively in aromatherapy, and commercially in soaps and floral perfumes. It harmonizes well in a blend at about a 5% concentration. Sweet orange volatilizes quickly (tis a top note) and does not store well, so blend in
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) essential oil has a minty aroma that is similar to peppermint, but sweeter. Spearmint blends well in aromatherapy with anise, basil, cedarwood, cajeput, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, lime, grapefruit, peppermin and rosemary.
Fir needle (Abies balsamea) essential oil has a characteristic, fresh, and woody aroma, which makes it a frequent addition to aromatherapy seasonal blends, air fresheners, disinfectants, detergents, and household cleaners.
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) aromatherapy essential oil has analgesic properties which make it great for pain relief, stiffness, hangovers and headaches. Its spicy, fresh aroma blends well with cardamom, frankincense, lavender, marjoram, and rosemary.
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) essential oil is very effective in balancing digestion. It is particularly helpful for indigestion, nausea, and appetite stimulation. It also has demonstrated antibacterial and antifungal properties. Anise has a warm, soft, spicy, sweet, and rich fragrance. It blends well with lavender, pine, and rose attar for aromatherapy blends.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) essential oil has a characteristic odor and taste of cinnamon - which just sings holidays!!! It blends well in aromatherapy blends with rosemary, pine, and thyme.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) essential oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Ginger has a warm, fresh, woody, spicy, almost citrus top note, and blends well in aromatherapy with cedarwood, coriander, frankincense, grapefruit, lime, neroli, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, and vetiver. Plus you can use ginger essential oil in cooking - just a drop in gingerbread brings a new depth to a winter classic.
Lavandin (Lavandula x. intermedia) essential oil is highly antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial. It has a similar aroma to lavender (Lavandula x. angustifolia) but offers camphor as a major constituent, making it a great antiseptic and a stimulating rather than sedating oil! Great for holiday parties when you don't want grandpa falling asleep during Twister!
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) essential oil has a fresh and fruity top note. Clove blends well in aromatherapy blends with bay, bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, lavandin, lavender, vanilla, and ylang ylang. Plus don't forget to grab bags of whole cloves and stud some oranges for home made pomanders - a great activity for kids that last all year!
Also known as bitter orange, petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara) essential oil has a woody, slightly floral aroma and blends well in aromatherapy with grapefruit, rosemary, and tangerine. It gives you the citrus hit without the sweetness, so tends to be a favorite with the guys.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) essential oil has been used to help soothe coughs and colds. Myrrh has an earthy, woody aroma, traditional for seasonal aromatherapy blends!
Frankincense (Boswellia spp.) essential oil has a balsamic, slightly spicy and fruity aroma, and is a common ingredient in perfumery and incense. Frankincense also makes a great additional to aromatic holiday blends!
With the knowledge of all these wonderful oils make a blend for the holidays. Click on the PDF below for a Christmas blend we find delightful. Be sure to check our shop for available essential oils.