5 Essential Oils to Create Harmony In Your Home this Season

The holiday season brings families and friends together, lots of different energies, opinions and judgments all competing for a chance to be heard or not!   For some the holidays are a wonderful happy occasion and for others it might be sad as they remember someone who is no longer with them.   For others too they may spend the holidays alone.

Whatever the holidays bring for us we can activate our sense of smell with essential oils and support balance and stability in both our physical body and our emotional body.

The quality of air in our environment and what we smell has a huge impact on us.   We can change our own personal vibration and enhance the quality of the air we are breathing by diffusing essential oils.

When diffusing essential oils or in fact anything with an essence we want to make sure it is subtle and not overpowering.   A small amount of 1 – 2 drops of oil diffusing at any one time is ample.

We can choose an essential oil specifically for the effect we want to achieve.

Because we are all so different and all like different smells and different foods, choosing which essential oil to use can be challenging but it’s not impossible.

Here are 5 essential oils to choose from to create the right atmosphere for your home this holiday season.


From a grounded place we can start a journey of going where we need to go!   And this oil gives us the groundedness we need to support our emotional balance and our nervous system.   It supports a sense of calm and peacefulness when it is diffused.   It has a non-intrusive woody smell that can be used as a perfume.

This oil is great to diffuse when we want to bring balance into our homes.   It can also be blended with several other oils and goes great with the citrus ones.

It is a great choice for family gatherings,


Lemon essential oil has a wonderful uplifting smell and creates an ambience of alertness and focus.

A great oil to diffuse to keep the air purified and clear when people are busy dashing around the place getting ready for the holidays.

It supports on so many levels including mood issues and feelings of tiredness, which is a common complaint at holiday time.

It is another good choice as a non-intrusive smell that can be enjoyed by the whole family.


Most of us are familiar with the wonderful calming effects of Lavender.   Because it is made from compounds that support the nervous system it is a great oil to diffuse to bring about peace and harmony as we all begin to vibrate at the same wonderful calming frequency as the oil itself!

It supports a sense of relaxation and unwinding which are certainly attributes that benefit all the different types of energies mingling in our home during the holiday season.

It has a familiar scent to it and most people by association know that Lavender is the oil of calmness.


With Peppermint the rule of a little going a long way is certainly a good rule of thumb, in my opinion.   It is known as the oil of the buoyant heart as it has the ability to support us opening up our wonderful heart chakra and allowing us take more air into our lungs!

When we do this we automatically feel better as we have more air circulating through each cell of our body.

Peppermint also supports the digestive system so it is a great after dinner oil to diffuse when everyone is finished having his or her fill of holiday treats.


This wonderful fresh smelling oil is a wonderful choice for its’ support as a tonic.  It also supports in cleansing both the air we breath and other systems of our body including the sympathetic nervous system.   It helps maintain a good atmosphere when it is diffused and supports the moods of those who inhale it.

Because it also supports with digestion it is another good choice to diffuse when there are large amounts of food being consumed!

It blends well with most other oils and could be used with a grounding oil like Cedarwood to enhance feelings of being grounded and energised at the same time.

For more information on essential oils you can contact me at doloresagavin@gmail.com

Dolores Andrew- Gavin, Author, Assertive and Empowerment Coach, Energy Therapist




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