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Twelve Days of Essential Oil Aromatherapy

I know we haven’t even gotten through Thanksgiving yet, but I have started diffusing holiday-inspired essential oils. Holiday aromatherapy can help busy moms cope with the stress of getting ready for the holidays. Depending on your essential oils stash, you can create a different blend for each of the twelve days of Christmas (or eight days or Hanukkah, or whichever holiday you observe).

My favorites this time of year are Christmas Spirit (I love the cinnamon and citrus highlights) as well as Northern Lights Black Spruce (terrific for ‘grounding’ and calming), and Peppermint (think candy canes but not disgustingly sweet)!

If you don’t already have a Young Living premium starter kit, I highly recommend getting one for the holidays. Add it to your ‘gift to self’ list so that you can start diffusing today — you can thank me once it arrives!
Holiday Aromatherapy: The Twelve Blends of Christmas

Here are a few essential oil diffuser recipes that you can mix together. These joyful and grounding blends will brighten up your holidays (and maybe make it easier to cope with difficult family members!) I sometimes am asked if these are safe for pets.

While I am not a veterinarian, I will say that we have three cats who are not bothered by the scents.

That said, I recommend that you do not enclose your pets in a confined space while diffusing to be on the safe side. You might want to check out the Essential Oils for Animals Desk Reference, if you have pets.

As you diffuse these blends, the stress will hopefully melt away and your home will ‘smell like Christmas (not teen) spirit.’ I’d love to hear which blends are your favorites in the comments below or over on my Facebook page!

Day One

6 drops Christmas Spirit
2 drops Cinnamon Bark

Day Two

4 drops Clarity

3 Drops lime

3 drops grapefruit

Day Three

4 drops Cinnamon Bark
4 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
4 drops Peppermint

Day Four

6 drops Christmas Spirit
4 drops Orange
1 drop Cinnamon Bark

Day Five

6 drops Christmas Spirit
4 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce
1 drop Cinnamon Bark


Day Six

4 drops Orange
2 drops Peppermint
3 drops Copaiba

Day Seven

4 drops Lemon
2 drops Thieves


Day Eight

4 drops Lavender

3 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce

Day Nine

4 drops Lavender

5 drops Stress Away

Day Ten

2 drops bergamot

4 drops tangerine

2 drops copaiba

Day Eleven

4 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce

3 drops Orange

Day Twelve

6 drops Christmas Spirit
4 drops Orange
2 drops Pine

Twelve Days of Essential Oil Aromatherapy


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