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Seasonal Aromatherapy

Posted on December 07, 2018 0

NAHA Blog, December 2018, By: Jennifer Pressimone


Aromatherapy Essentials for Seasonal Wellness

Seasonal changes can affect our mood, emotions, motivation levels and physicality. The holidays, bring on extra stress, requires heightened brain power, energy levels and multitasking abilities. Knowing this, wouldn’t it be great to start supporting your mind and body now, before you become even more overwhelmed?  Why do we wait until our brain and body are completely wiped out before we choose to take care it?  Here are some helpful hints, tips and skills to put in your holiday toolbox for a happy, healthy and harmonious holiday and winter season.  


On-The-Go-Travel Essentials

Whether you are running from holiday party to holiday party, sporting events, family gatherings or routine shopping excursions, you need to carry some powerful resources to help combat germs and people coughing into the air or in the hands (and then touch the shopping cart).

  • Anti-everything Hand Sanitizer Gel: 1oz. Aloe Vera Gel, 2 drops Origanum vulgare, 2 drop Melaleuca alternifolia, 3 drops Citrus limonum, 3 drops Eugenia caryophyllata.
  • “Mood Booster” Roll-on: 10ml safflower oil, 4 drops Citrus bergamia, 1 drop Salvia sclarea, 3 drops Elettaria cardamomum, 3 drop Cedrus atlantica.
  • “Nausea Buster” Nasal Atomizer: 1 drop Zingiber officinale, 1 drop Cymbopogon flexuosus, 2 drops Mentha x piperita


Please Keep My Mood Balanced (for the sake of everyone around me) Essentials

Holiday sanity is of the utmost importance, right? You want to show up next year with all the hair you didn’t have to pull out from being so stressed, and with your nerves intact. I keep this spritzer in my purse or pocket, everywhere I go. It helps my mood, and the mood of everyone I come in contact with. 

  • 2oz. Spritzer:
    • 2oz. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) hydrosol as this is calming and promotes harmony
    • 5 drops Cinnamomum zylancium as this is a “comforting hug in a bottle”
    • 5 drops Citrus sinensis because it promotes joyfulness, creativity, happiness and joy
    • 4 drops Mentha spicata to help me keep an open mind, and not feel overwhelmed, closed in or confined
    • 4 drops Anthemis nobilis is known to be the “caretaker” and “mother”, making me feel nurtured, nourished and loved
    • 3 drops Boswellia carterii keeps me grounded, focused and helps me fight off any potential allergies (including people I may be allergic to, lol)


The “go-to” Essential Oil Must Haves to Diffuse Essentials

We all need a set of our favorite essential oils to have on hand at all times that strengthen our mind, feed our heart and nourish our gut. These will help you survive the holidays, maintain a strong immune system through the crazy weather and feel whole as you enter into the new year. What are your favorites that you like?  Here is a list of my top six:

  • Cinnamon: promotes feelings of being safe, secure, loved, comforted, joyful
  • Eucalyptus: reduces feelings of being overwhelmed and if you need room to breathe
  • Frankincense: combats allergies, fear, worry, anger and promotes connectedness and community
  • Orange: imbues bright, cheery, optimistic, positive and inspiration
  • Peppermint: provokes focus, concentration, memory enhancing, energy, invigorating
  • Spruce: is grounding and calming infusing contentment and acceptance of self and others


Here are some ways to integrate essential oils for personal use, or to make up homemade, personalized holiday gifts. It’s a gift from the heart, to the heart.

  • Using the list of six essential oils I mention above to diffuser, you can diffuse them one at a time, or create combination of one, two, or all six of the oils.  You can use an Ultrasonic diffuser, necklace diffuser, nasal atomizer or add a few pine cones in a bowl and drizzle a few drops on them for a non-electric diffusion option. I usually diffuse about 3-6 total drops of essential oil per 150-250sf, however you will want to adjust to match your sensitivities, health conditions, age (i.e., children and elderly) and animal exposure.
  • Make up a room spray or hand sanitizer following the recipe I gave you above, or substitute some of the essential oils with your favorite ones. Place it inside of an organza bag and give as a stocking stuffer.
  • Make up a restoring bath salt to promote mind and body relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation. For people who do not take baths, they can use in the shower or as a smelling salt at home or in the workplace.
    • Restoration: 8oz. Epsom or Sea salt, 3 drops Anthemis nobilis, 2 drop Citrus sinensis, 2 drop Douglas Fir (Psuedotsunga menziesii), 1 drop Canarium luzonicum, 1 drop Pinus sylvestris
  • Hand & Foot Balm
    • 4 oz. Shea butter
    • 7 drops Peppermint, Mentha x piperita
    • 7 drops Sweet Orange, Citrus sinensis
    • 4 drops Patchouli, Pogostemon cablin
    • 4 drops Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus
    • 2 drops Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zylancium



Author: Jennifer Pressimone is a Certified Clinical Phyto-aromatherapist practitioner, herbalist, product formulator, author, international educator and guest speaker. She is the founder of JennScents®, Inc. and the JennScents® Aromaversity® providing education, specialty aromatherapy products, custom blending and consulting services. JennScents is a NAHA approved Level 1, 2 & 3 Professional & Clinical Aromatherapy Certification School, and offers CEU’s to Licensed Massage Therapists. Jennifer is the formulator and creator of a full-line of aromatherapy-based health remedies, offers personal wellness consultations (specializing in gut-brain health) and professional business development consulting services. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Diplomate in Spiritual PhytoEssencing. She is a Donor Member, Director and Vice President of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA.org). As a gifted, intuitive master aromatherapy formulator and blender, Jennifer has been an advocate for integrative aromatherapy for over 18 years. Jennifer is passionate about empowering others – physically, mentally, emotionally, educationally, energetically and soulfully.

Disclaimer: Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. It is recommended that if serious health issues exist, you consult a licensed medical provider. JennScents does not assume liability or responsibility for the use and/or misuse of this information.

The information shared was created solely by Certified Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist & Aromapreneur™, Jennifer H. Pressimone. Copyright 2018. No portion of this content may be reproduced, shared, or copied without written permission from the author. Any such reproduction in any form would constitute plagiarism.


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