Essential Oils for the Holidays, Christmas and Winter

Essential Oils for Winter

Here in the northern hemisphere, this is a perfect time to enjoy diffusing and blending essential oils that will help get us into the spirit of the season. Look to AromaWeb's Holiday Essential Oil Guide for suggested oils, tips and precautions.

Learn More by Reading AromaWeb's Holiday Essential Oil Guide

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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Thanksgiving

Happy ThanksgivingI'd like to take this moment to wish everyone a heartwarming, joyful and aromatic extended Thanksgiving holiday week.

As I spend this week reflecting upon all of my blessings, I consider myself especially blessed for the ongoing support that I receive from AromaWeb's wonderful advertisers and frequent visitors. I am grateful for your enthusiasm and the helpful feedback that you have shared with me over the course of each year.

Essential Oil Blends Suitable for Thanksgiving
Even though many areas of the United States have been enduring pre-mature frigid winter temperatures, look to AromaWeb's Essential Oils for Autumn Guide to view essential oils and suggested blends perfectly suited for diffusing in rooms that aren't already fragrant by the smell of holiday cooking.

Essential Oil Recipe for Celebrating, Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude
The essential oils used in this recipe are wonderfully suited for special moments of celegration and giving thanks. This blend is suitable for use at Thanksgiving and throughout the year.

Once again, wishing you a joyful Thanksgiving and a beautiful transition into the Christmas and holiday seasons.



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New! Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Autumn

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Autumn on AromaWeb

As I write this here in Michigan, it feels more like the middle of Winter than the middle of Fall. On Veteran's Day, we had about 8" of snow despite many beautiful, colorful leaves still decorating our trees. Our snow-covered lawns are now being blanketed once again with leaves on top of the snow.

What I love about diffusing blends that I formulate for Autumn days is that they work wonderfully for those "limbo" Autumn days that can feel more like either Summer or Winter.

Recently, I formulated 5 new Autumn diffuser blends for AromaWeb. To keep things simple and more affordable, each blend intentionally uses only 3 essential oils and includes substitutions when possible. All the blends are well suited for Autumn, but if you're facing a particularly "summery" Autumn day, take a close look at blend #2. For more wintery, Christmas-feeling days, I especially love Blend #5. My blend names are a bit generic. But there's a good reason for that! Find out by reading the info provided with the diffuser blends.

Learn More by Reading AromaWeb's Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Autumn

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Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day

Sending heartfelt gratitude, respect and admiration to all those that have served. Thank you so much for your selfless bravery and for helping to keep America safe.

Sadly, many veterans suffer from PTSD or other major challenges, often in silence or with minimal support. The use of essential oils certainly cannot eliminate PSTD, but some essential oils that are particularly calming have the potential to ease or reduce the extreme and intense anxiety that can occur.

I very much want to create a PTSD essential oil guide, but it's a project that I want to invest a lot of time into. In the meantime, AromaWeb's Guide to Aromatherapy for Emotional Well-Being provides an introduction and list of essential oils that are helpful for anxiety, stress, panic and other challenges.

For more information, read the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy's detailed article about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Seasonal Essential Oils for Fall and Autumn

Aromatherapy for Women

Fall is almost here in the Northern Hemisphere. The crisp, cooler days makes it a perfect time to enjoy diffusing and blending with more warming essential oils like ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and clove.

For AromaWeb, I created a guide and list of warming and spicy essential oils that are commonly enjoyed for their enticing seasonal aromas at this time of year. Each essential oil in the guide is linked directly to its corresponding essential oil profile on AromaWeb for more details about the oil. The spicier oils do need to be more carefully used, so I've also included some recommended tips as a part of this seasonal article.

View the Guide:
AromaWeb Guide to Essential Oils for Autumn

  • Introduction
  • A Warning About Applying Spice Oils to the Skin
  • List of Oils for Autumn
  • Blending Spice Oils
  • Diffuser Blend Examples
  • Comment About Coniferous Essential Oils

I certainly don't want to forget my Southern Hemisphere friends!
AromaWeb Guide to Essential Oils for Spring

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Labor Day Weekend and Rosemary Essential Oil

September Outdoor SceneWishing everyone a pleasant and safe Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Each year, Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor/Labour Day on the first Monday of September. Labor Day is a day intended to honor workers and offer a day of relaxation.

Though I'm glad that this coming Monday is Labor Day, this extended weekend will partially be a "working" weekend for me. Read below to learn how I use Rosemary Essential Oils to stay alert, focused and energized as I work.

With Labor Day typically falling right around the start of school, I don't remember ever being taught about the history or depth of meaning of the holiday. Do you? Visit one or all of the following sites for answers to your questions regarding the origins of Labor Day:

Rosemary Essential Oil for Concentration while Working or Studying:

Labor Day marks a time when students and teachers say goodbye to summer and rev up for school. Fall also earmarks a busier workload for quite a few professions.

Sprigs of RosemaryLook to Rosemary Essential Oil as the oil of choice when you need help in focusing, concentrating and recalling what you learn for extended periods.

I love diffusing Rosemary in my diffuser. (View AromaWeb's All About Diffusers article for information on different diffuser methods). Rosemary Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and Spearmint Essential Oil are all energizing oils. Combine Rosemary and one or both of the mints in a diffuser as a powerful combination for staying alert and focused. If studying and working has you stressing, try combining Rosemary with calming Lavender Essential Oil. Experiment with uplifting and energizing Orange Essential Oil as well. Cypress Essential Oil is also an exceptional oil for helping to stay clear-thinking and focused. Be sure to follow all safety precautions for each essential oil that you use.

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and the transition to Fall!


Wendy Robbins

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A Tribute to Marge Clark of Nature's Gift

Marge Clark of Nature's Gift

Marge Clark of Nature's Gift and I first "met" online back in the 1990s when I was an aromatherapy newbie on the IDMA aromatherapy mailing list.

This is before I launched or even conceived of AromaWeb. Marge was an incredibly supportive and helpful voice to so many participants on the list. She became a trusted mentor to me in my beginnings, helping to guide me towards safe and proper essential oil usage. Even to this day, she continues to generously offer her time and is active in sharing her knowledge and expertise in social media and Facebook groups.

Since my aromatic beginnings, Marge has been my mentor, my inspiration, my dear friend, and she has been so supportive of my vision for AromaWeb. She has also given me the incredible honor of advertising on AromaWeb continuously since the day I first accepted banner advertising 20 years ago.

Marge has been such a blessing to so many of us, and I would love to invite you to visit AromaWeb to view my personal remembrances and tribute that I've prepared to honor Marge. It's hard to properly express the impact that Marge has had on my aromatic and personal life, but I very much wanted to try.

View Tribute to Marge on AromaWeb

By my preparing this tribute to Marge, I do not mean to ignore or discount the many amazing educators, authors and valued advertisers that have also played an important role in my life and AromaWeb. I love and am grateful for you all.

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Aromatherapy Monster Repellent!

Are your kids afraid of the boogieman, ghosts or monsters during this Halloween time of celebrations, haunted houses, scary costumes and horror movies?

AromaWeb's delightful Monster Repellent Recipe couldn't be easier to make (1 ingredient!) and leads to a soothing and softly aromatic room mist that your child can use to repel monsters, the boogie man and any other scary creature lurking in his/her mind, underneath the bed, in that dark closet or in the cold, creepy basement. Of course, I'm not suggesting that there really are monsters (remember this is all in fun!), but this spray may potentially help give your child control over these scary creatures in their minds. It may also gently help to combat your child's fears and anxieties and help sooth him/her to sleep. It's gentle aroma may also help to calm adult anxieties and fears.

I enjoy dusting this blog post off and re-sharing it each year, in fun, around Halloween. It was originally inspired by a delightful question submitted by a visitor to AromaWeb. Do you have a recipe request? Be sure to let me know.

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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils to Reflect and Remember 9/11

Aromatherapy and Essential Oil on 9/11 AnniversaryWhile the anniversary of 9/11 joins us together, it also is a day that can impact each one of us differently. I can't even begin to imagine the intense and overwhelming range of emotions that survivors, families/friends of victims are experiencing. My heart and prayers go out to everyone that is directly affected by 9/11.

9/11 Remembrance Blend

The following blend can be diffused as you reflect on the day. The choice of citrus oils are intended to uplift the spirits. The inclusion of Rose Essential Oil/Otto in this blend is intended to help aid grief and bring comfort. I've included Patchouli as it is grounding and is a more commonly available oil. It's earthiness also helps to make this a blend that both men and women can benefit from. Sandalwood Essential Oil, Vetiver Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil or Spikenard Essential Oil can be used in place of Patchouli Essential Oil. If using Spikenard, you may want to reduce the number of drops used to 1-3.

Combine all oils in a clean glass bottle and diffuse as you would other essential oil blends as you reflect, pray or meditate.

For more information on meditating/reflecting or praying with essential oils, view the following articles:

Other Blends For Coping With Grief and Supporting Emotional Well-Being

These blends may also helpful:

o Anger Reducing Blends

o Depression Reducing Blends

o Fear Fighting Blends

o Fear Fighting Blends

o Grief Reducing Blends

o Insomnia/Sleeplessness Blend

o Loneliness Easing Blends

o Panic and Panic Attack Blends

o Stress Reducing Blends

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