Archive for December 9th, 2011

I usually wait until too close to the season before I start writing blogs about Christmas, but not this year. I’m going to give you some essential oil ideas for the holiday season. These are simple to do, inexpensive and you can make it a project so your family can help. You can choose from spicy oils like cinnamon, clove and bay; tree scents like pine and cedarwood; resins like frankincense and myrrh; or citrus oils like mandarin, orange or tangerine.

Christmas House Spray

In a plant spray bottle, dilute 4 drops of pine, 2 drops of mandarin, and 1 drop of cinnamon in 1 1/4 cups of water. Shake before using. You can make your own Christmas blend by choosing from the scents listed above.

Christmas Candle Blend

Having a holiday party? Use 4 drops of mandarin, 1 drop of geranium and 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil on an unscented candle. Light the candle first and let the wax melt around the flame then carefully add the essential oils. Essential oils are flammable so be very careful. If you are fast, you can blow the candle out, add the oils and then relight the candle quickly.

Pine Cone Decorations

 Gather some pine cones or buy them from a craft store – they will be dry but we’re going to fix that. Drop 4 – 5 pine cones into a large plastic bag with a cotton ball to which you’ve added 2-4 drops of pine essential oil and seal it tight. In the morning the pine cones will smell wonderfully fresh and you can decorate them with Christmas ribbons that have been steeped in a Christmas essential oil and then dried. To scent the ribbons, swish them around in a cup of water with 6 drops of one of the Christmas oil blends and then let them dry before decorating the pine cones. I have a few more ideas for you but I’m going to wait until Monday! Have a great weekend and go ahead and get started on your Christmas decorations with essential oils.

 

 


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