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5 Essential Oils to Create Harmony In Your Home this Season

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Guest blog post by Dolores Andrew-Gavin, Founder IrishHealthHour, Soul Care Practitioner, Energy Therapist, Assertiveness Coach and Author.

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 wonderfully 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 you, you can activate your sense of smell with essential oils and support balance and stability in both your physical body and your emotional body.

The quality of the air in your environment, as well as the aromas in that environment, can have a huge impact on your well-being.   You can change your personal vibration and enhance the quality of the air you are breathing by diffusing essential oils.

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

AND you can choose an essential oil specifically for the effect you want to achieve at any given time.

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.

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From a grounded place you can start a journey of going where you need to go!   Cedarwood offers the groundedness you need to support your emotional balance and your nervous system.   It supports a sense of calm and peacefulness when it is diffused.   It has a non-intrusive woody smell and can also be used as a perfume.

This oil is great to diffuse when you want to bring balance into your home.   It can also be blended with several other oils and most especially blends well with citrus oils.

It is a great choice for family gatherings.


Lemon essential oil has a wonderful uplifting smell and creates an ambiance 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, fresh smell that can be enjoyed by the whole family.


Most people 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 will definitely help to support all the different energies that can be mingling in your home during the holiday season!


It is probably one of the most familiar scents.


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

When you do this you automatically feel better as you have more air circulating through each cell of your 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 you breath and other systems of your 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 digestion it is another good oil 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.

You can check out my online 7 week chakra offering where I show you how to work with chakras (your personal energy centres) and essential oils to attain alignment and congruency with your inner world and outer worlds.  Throughout the 7 weeks you learn to become aware of any beliefs that may be holding you back and learn tools to help change your beliefs to ones which actually serve you!

Dolores Andrew-Gavin, Founder IrishHealthHour, Soul Care Practitioner, Energy Therapist, Assertiveness Coach and Author.

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