November 20, 2015

Minimize Holiday Stress With These Tips

Even though the holidays are a joyous occasion, it can also be the time where you are most stressed out. Between budgeting out for gifts, making travel arrangements, and—unfortunately—the eventual family drama, it can cause more stress in your life than you need.

However, you can change that tradition of being stressed out during the holidays. When you find yourself in a stressful situation, the powerful ingredients in these oils may help you re-focus on what’s important: your friends and family.

Before the holiday season kicks into full swing, pick up some essential oils and have a more relaxing and stress-free holiday.

Which Essential Oils are Best for Stressful Situations?

If you’re new to essential oils, you’ll be surprised how diverse these oils can be and how powerful their effects can be on your mind and body. Here’s a breakdown of the best essential oils and blends to use during the holiday season:

DeStress – By blending various citrus oils, DeStress blend can help calm nerves, lessen anxiety, and (as an added bonus) elevate your mood when used as a dietary supplement. Not only do you have the potential to feel less stressed, you’ll already feel in a better mood after using DeStress.

Lavender – Lavender oil has been used for decades as a way to help relieve stress and nerves when used aromatically. If you’re looking for a way to relax your body as well as your mind, lavender oil is the best oil to help you do just that.

Sleep – Stress has many effects on your mind and body, which can lead to a restless sleep or a lack of sleep. In a strange twist of fate, sleeping problems can add to more stress, making it difficult to break the stress cycle. By taking the Sleep blend, you can take the first step in breaking that cycle to have a more restful sleep and stress-free days.

Focus – Many of us find that with juggling gift ideas, travel plans, and holiday recipes, it’s hard to focus on each and often leaves us scrambling and stressed out. If you want to be able to prioritize all your to-dos and freeing your mind of stresses and forgotten gifts, try diffusing our Focus Signature Blend.

The best part is that you don’t have to choose just one! You can use various essential oils for different occasions and times of the day.

How to Use Essential Oils

Now that you’ve picked out your favorite oils, it’s time to figure out how to administer these oils. By putting a drop of your preferred oil in your water or drink, you can easily take essential oils as a dietary supplement while making a flavorful and delicious drink.

If you prefer not to put your oils in a drink, you can use the essential oils aromatically through the use of spray bottles or diffusers. It’s a simple method that puts the positive effects of oils in the air and can make your room full with a relaxing scent.

Another way to take essential oils is to apply them directly to your skin by mixing them them a carrier oil, where you can immediately get the effects of these oils. With only a few drops, the essential oils start taking effect, making them a natural way to cope with life’s challenges.

There’s no cure for stress, but with these tips, you have the best chance to minimize your own holiday troubles. Here’s to having a stress-free holiday!

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Kelly Kauffman

Living the Pura Vida lifestyle in Costa Rica, Kelly is a movie lover, podcaster, and a chronic Netflix binge-watcher.