Natural Holiday Aromatherapy

3 natural holiday room scents

Aromatherapy can be about essential oils already distilled or it can be fresh from the garden/market!

In essence, all fruits, flowers, trees, herbs, etc. all organic matter has oil. And by adding heat to these things it forces the oils to evaporate and create soothing and aromatic effects.

So this goes for drying herbs and flowers as well. It just reduces the amount of aromas and increases the evaporation time.

The following ingredients have tremendous healing properties.

Orange Peel: (Source for the essential oil): Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, sedative, stomachic, tonic. Orange is known as the “smiley oil” and is familiar, joyful, and warming. Psychologically, orange is cheering, and uplifting, helping you to find laughter and joy in life. It reduces fear of the unknown and relieves self-doubt, helping you to find an inner radiance and optimism. Orange also helps to stimulate stagnant subtle energies.

Cranberries: Cranberries are a symbol of earth’s abundance. Also, in the language of flowers, the cranberry blossom signifies that the receiver extend kindness to the giver.

Cloves: Clove bud is the first choice for tooth ache in an emergency. Psychologically, clove is a mental, emotional, and subtle energy tonic, and is both restorative and stimulating.

Clove Essential Oil: Analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, stimulant, stomachic.

Cinnamon: Wards off colds, flu, and all other airborne infections and contagious diseases. Psychologically, cinnamon is fortifying and revivinig. It is indicated for general nervous debility, and for older people during winter to warm both mind and body. It is life-affirming and can help alleviate melancholia and depression characterized by lethargy and lack of vitality. Cinnamon restores zest for life and inspires courage.

Cinnamon Essential Oil: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, digestive, stimulant, stomachic.

Apple peel: Apples are a symbol of wisdom and unconditional love. In the language of flowers, apples symbolize temptation, and apple blossoms symbolize preference.

Vanilla Bean: Vanilla is a symbol of Love, Luxury and Beauty.

Vanilla Essential Oil: antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti carcinogenic, febrifuge, anti depressant, sedative, tranquilizing and relaxing.

Here are three great ways to incorporate the scents of the season with a few simple kitchen ingredients from Primally Inspired. Now if you don’t have a crockpot, these recipes are still usable on the stove. Just keep the heat low-medium and be sure to check the water level periodically unless you want to fry your ingredients.

Happy Holidays!
We are all one.

Fall and winter are the perfect time of year to make your own natural holiday room scents!

Cooler weather means spending more time indoors and holiday entertaining with friends and family. Your home will smell cozy, comforting, festive and absolutely delicious with these all natural holiday room scents made in the crockpot.

I’ll pass on the artificially scented candles and room sprays. While many of these do smell nice, they are filled with synthetic fragrances and toxic chemicals associated with hormone disruptions, allergic reactions, migraines, sinus pain, mental vagueness, dizziness, eye and skin irritations and more. What’s especially troubling is that these chemical toxins accumulate in human tissue. No, thank you. I’ll stick to my natural room scents that smell just as nice.

And these natural room scents couldn’t be more easy to make because they’re made in the crockpot! Oh how I love crockpots and this is just one more reason to love them. Just put your room scent ingredients in a mini crockpot (I love THIS one), fill it with water, turn it to low and you’ll have such a lovely holiday scent all day long.

 natural-room-scents-in-the-crockpot

Holiday Spice
Warm Apple Pie
  • Apple peels from 2 apples
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
Orange Cinnamon Vanilla
  • Orange peels from one orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or 4 drops of vanilla essential oil (Find HERE)
naturalroomscentsincrockpot
Instructions
  1. Choose a scent and place the ingredients in a mini crockpot.
  2. Fill the crockpot with water.
  3. Turn to low and leave uncovered.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes

If the water levels gets too low, just add more water!
You can reuse the room scents a few times – just keep the mixture stored in the fridge up to 4 days while not in use.

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