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Setting the Mood for Christmas

Well, even though it’s not quite cold & snowy here in Colorado yet, I’m finding myself getting excited about the holiday season.  I know it's a little bit early to be getting excited for Christmas but I think it's really because it's been such a “blah”, hard year and I am READY for some HAPPY.  I do normally wait until the day after Thanksgiving before I put the tree up and turn the music on but gosh,  I even though I'm weeks away from Thanksgiving and I'm finding myself dreaming about getting the decorations out. Are you feeling this too? Or is it just me?  One thing I know I want to do, is I want to start setting the mood! I'm going to try to pace myself - to take small steps to get myself going in the direction of my feelings. I don't want to shut down how I'm feeling I want to honor it, but I also don't want to have my Christmas tree up for three months! So the first thing I have decided  I'm going to start to do is to create the festive “mood” with a little help from essential oils and aroma.
Here are some of the “classic” fragrances that I will start with:
Peppermint – Found in many of the candy canes, cookies, peppermint is great to be diffused as a holiday scent, as well as providing a little pick-me-up in the morning!
Cinnamon – The warmth and homey scent of cinnamon is great to be diffused at home during the holidays and will bring up wonderful memories of Christmases past that will st that mood for me.
Cedarwood – Known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent, Cedarwood essential oil provides a myriad of benefits. It is native to cold climates, thriving in high altitudes and growing up to 30 meters tall! (that’s just over 98 feet!). Reminiscent of its size and strength, Cedarwood has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of wellness and vitality, a great oil to diffuse to create the holiday mood!
 
Rosemary & Thyme – Commonly used in many holiday dishes, it's warm, herbaceous scent is sure to set the festive mood right.
 
Now, let’s look at two specific holiday oils - I will bring these two beauties out the day after Thanksgiving - see how I am managing these steps???
 
Holiday Joy & Holiday Peace
Fill your home with the inviting scent of the Holiday Joy blend. The warm, sweet aroma of Holiday Joy creates a welcoming environment for holiday gatherings and can be diffused every day to purify the air and uplift the spirit. This oil has those spicy & warm smells Of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and vanilla. Don't those sound like Christmas to you? 
Holiday Peace with the calming aromas of three firs—Siberian, Douglas, and Himalayan—complimented by Grapefruit, Frankincense, and Vetiver smell like a forest to me. The soothing aroma of these fir oils are reminiscent of wintertime traditions. Holiday Peace will help you find calm during your busy holiday season.
 
The holidays are a time of family and celebration, but also quiet contemplation as you consider the blessings of your life. I would be remiss if I didn't pause to honor the very difficult year that many of us have had. I have so many close friends who have lost a loved one this year and this holiday season may actually be very difficult for many. I do want to say that we have oils to help support grief, sadness, and challenges. If you find yourself in this space, please connect with me I would love to help support you through this. For many of us it's been a change in our environment or a change in our financial situations, and I want to honor that as well. I want to encourage you to take some time for yourself as we do prepare for this holiday season. I am for the most part trying to look forward to it with hope and not dwell on the things that have been hard - but reflect on them and hold space for them - and in some cases , let them go..I want to look forward to the New Year with a new vision for what next year can be -  let's face it it's got to be better. So, as I close this blog, I want to say that I love you.  I understand and I'm here to help and support, encourage, and uplift. 

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