The holiday season is upon us, a time that is filled with laughter, cheer and loved ones. Inevitably, from parties and family gatherings to shopping for presents and food preparation, this time of year easily also becomes easily overbooked and unnecessarily stressful. High stress leads to anxiety, overeating, insomnia, digestive issues and a depressed immune system.
- Essential oils, which promote health, equilibrium and well-being, have been used as a form of natural medicine since the beginning of time.
- Using essential oils is an easy way to calm the mind, balance the nervous system and promote deep restorative sleep during the chaotic holiday season or for those experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
- Antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties of oils support the immune system and balance gut bacteria to offset the negative impacts of stress and a higher sugar intake.
- Visit the Nourished® Wellness Boutique for your holiday shopping needs—our Survival Paks, room mists, pillow sprays, roll-ons, and inhalers make great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts! All essential oil blends are 100% organic and wildcrafted.
Avoid running yourself into the ground by buffering in time for self-care. Aromatherapy—the use of plant substances such as flowers, fruit and leaves that have been extracted into essential oils—is an easy way to calm the mind, balance the nervous system and promote deep restorative sleep. These plant essences encourage good health, equilibrium and well-being, and have been used as a form of natural medicine since the beginning of time.
Inhalation and topical applications of essential oils have a powerful effect on the body. They are often used to boost concentration, energy and mood, and are strongly encouraged for anyone coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Uplifting and stress-relieving, essential oils can also be used to help detoxify the body, improve circulation, relieve pain and fight cravings. Calm an overactive mind with lavender and ylang ylang, or energize and curb hunger with peppermint and grapefruit!
Furthermore, essential oils naturally contain antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that support the immune system in fighting off illness and infection during the cold winter months. Turn to tea tree oil for purifying the air with a diffuser, or try our popular Headache & Sinus Relief Roll-On to open up the sinuses and fight decongestion.
Looking for more? Our Aromatherapy Bar offers 100% organic and wildcrafted essential oils that are available individually or blended for more targeted support. Premade blends range from our best-selling Bedtime Bliss Pillow Spray and Survival Paks to detoxifying scrubs, anti-inflammatory body lotion, and energizing and calming inhalers. These products—handcrafted with the utmost pure ingredients—make great holiday gifts, and are perfect for Secret Santa, stocking stuffers or a little something for a coworker. For a more personalized touch, stop in or make an appointment with one of our Aromatherapy Coaches. Together, you’ll create custom-blended product(s) based on your scent preferences, or to target specific symptoms or conditions you may be experiencing.
For a simple, natural solution to combat holiday chaos or the winter blues, add essential oils into your regime! Whether you diffuse them, inhale directly or apply topically, essential oils will most certainly help keep you in the holiday spirit. For more information on our aromatherapy offerings, click here or call 630.You.Well. We welcome you to stop in our Aromatherapy Bar Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm to work one-on-one with our Aromatherapy Coaches as well. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and hope to see you soon!