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Holiday Stress Relief: Roll It On!

by Andrea Butje on December 19, 2016

The holidays are a busy time of year for a lot of us.

Family, friends, events, and all the festivities of the season can make for fun, full schedules . . . but they can also leave us feeling out of balance. 

Fortunately, Aromatherapy can offer excellent help for stress relief and emotional balance. There are so many essential oils you can use to inspire that peaceful, happy feeling you have when you know you can handle what’s in front of you.

I want to share a holiday stress relief blend that’s really effective and convenient—you can tuck it into your pocket or a bag, and just roll it on your pulse points whenever the need arises.

Holiday Stress Relief

This blend is made in a glass roller-top bottle that holds about .35 oz (10 ml) of liquid. That’s a little bigger than a lip balm tube.

  • .35 oz (10 ml) vanilla-infused jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 2 drops Opopanax essential oil (Commiphora guidotti)
  • 2 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)

You can get your roller-top bottle from Aromatics International. (But I think I should warn you . . . They have so many fun, creative oils and bottles! You’re bound to have a big shopping list after seeing their selection.)

To make your blend, fill your bottle with your jojoba (you might need a small funnel or a dropper to get the jojoba in such a small bottle), and then add your essential oils drop by drop. Snap the roller-top into place, screw on the lid, and shake gently.

It’s not always easy to realize when you’re getting stressed out. After all, if you could recognize it before it happened, you’d try to stop it! So you can use this blend throughout your day to keep stress at bay, or take it out when you feel suddenly overwhelmed. Roll it over your wrists and on the pulse points in your neck.

This blend smells beautiful, so it can double as a perfume.

Happy Holidays!

Free PDF: Improve Your Health with Lavender

Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: Recipes and Blends, Holidays, natural perfume

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