I've got some tips to help your Christmas Day go just a little bit smoother. If you've got little ones you probably get up early and make sure everything is as perfect as can be for when your kids wake up and start the festivities. Setting the mood with a Christmas diffuser blend is the best. We can create and lock-in memories using our sense of smell, so diffusing essential oils aromatically is a wonderful tool. You're sure to find one that ignites your Christmas spirit and sets the mood in the three Merry Christmas diffuser blends.
After you've enjoyed the morning sipping your favorite hot beverage and watching the kids (or friends and family) tear into their presents it may be time for your to start your holiday meal. There's nothing worse than getting burnt while slaving over the hot stove and oven. If you're unfortunate enough to have this happen here's my go-to remedy.
First I would apply a drop of Lavender directly to the burn site. This will help to soothe the burning sensation quickly. Depending on the severity of the burn you can reapply as needed. If you have doTERRA Correct-X® I highly recommend using it after the initial jolt has been dealt with. doTERRA Correct-X® is a multi-purpose ointment that helps soothe skin and enhance the natural process of skin returning to a health state after being distressed. This is a miracle in a tube in my house, packed with some super powerful essential oils known for their profound benefits to the skin: Frankincense, Helichrysum, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, and Lavender. It also contains Bisabolol, Jojoba oil, and Phellodendron Amurense Bark all of which help to calm, hydrate, and condition the skin.
If you received, or got yourself, a beautiful holiday floral arrangement I'm sure you'll want to make it last as long as possible. Try adding a few drops of doTERRA Purify, or Tea Tree, or doTERRA DDR Prime® essential oils to the floral arrangement water as a quick antidote to keep your flowers fresh. Here are a couple other tips to keep your floral arrangement thriving; 1) cut the ends of the flowers at a 45° angle, 2) mix 2 tbls sugar and apple cider vinegar into some lukewarm water and add your essential oil of choice, and 3) change out the water at least every 4 days.
You prepared a delicious meal, but like Thanksgiving you may have over indulged a bit. doTERRA DigestZen TerraZyme® is a proprietary blend of active whole-food enzymes and supporting cofactors that are often deficient in cooked, processed, and preservative-laden foods. Basically these digestive enzymes help our bodies with the digestion of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, and fiber so we can digest our food efficiently, get what we can from our food and minimize gastrointestinal discomforts and food intolerances.
Similar to diffusing essential oils, you can spruce up the air with a holiday room spray. I personally like to make a couple of these up and keep them in the bathrooms. Wink. You can also use them to spray on the couch, pillows, Christmas tree, really anywhere - it really is that good!
You may be looking for something to do after all the festivities of Christmas day are over. Here's a cute DIY holiday stencil jar that's easy to make. It could even be a great activity for the kids to get involved with too. Get creative! You can use any stencil or jar filler you'd like, so they can be made for any holiday - Valentines Day, 4th of July, Halloween, you name it!
When everyone leaves it's finally time to relax. This is when the self-care time kicks in. Give yourself a little time to rest and recoup. Draw yourself a nice hot bath, soak in the Adaptiv™ Bath Oil if you have it. Another option could be to add about 15 drops of essential oils to the tub. doTERRA Serenity, Lavender, or Roman Chamomile are some great relaxing essential oils blends that are perfect for the bath. If you'd like a little treat while you soak, make yourself a mocha or hot cocoa and add one drop of doTERRA Peppermint to spruce it up a bit.
Regardless of your plans for Christmas day I hope that you find joy and have a sense of peace in knowing that you valued and appreciated. Thank you for being part of the Wellness spOILed community.