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Relax and De-Stress During the Holidays with Aromatherapy

Relax and De-Stress During the Holidays with Aromatherapy

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration, but they can also be overwhelming, stressful, and exhausting. With so much to do and so little time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Thankfully, there are many ways to relax and de-stress during this busy season. Aromatherapy is one of the most effective methods for relaxing the body and mind. Let’s dive into how aromatherapy can support you in finding balance during this hectic holiday season. 

How Aromatherapy Works 

Aromatherapy is an alternative therapy that uses essential oils extracted from plants, flowers, and trees to restore physical and emotional wellbeing. Essential oils have been used for centuries for their therapeutic properties – some have calming effects while others are energizing or invigorating. When these oils are inhaled or applied directly to the skin, they interact with our olfactory system (sense of smell) which has a direct connection to our limbic system (the emotional brain). This connection is why certain smells evoke deep memories or emotions in us. 

Essential Oils For Sleep

One way to experience aromatherapy is with a pillow spray – just spritz your bedding before bedtime for a peaceful night’s sleep! You can also use essential oil diffusers that disperse the scent into your space throughout the day; choose scents such as lavender or chamomile for relaxation or citrus for energy. You can even add drops of essential oil to your bathwater for a luxurious spa experience at home! 

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is an award-winning, natural, aromatherapeutic Superblend of Lavender, Camomile and Vetivert that calms both mind and body, soothing you to sleep. 

Mindful Lifestyle Practices

Another way to relax through aromatherapy is by using it in combination with other self-care activities such as meditation, breath work, yoga, hot baths, etc. For example, start by meditating for 10 minutes while diffusing lavender oil; then take a hot bath sprinkled with eucalyptus oil; end with some gentle stretches while inhaling peppermint oil – what bliss! Through creating rituals like this on a regular basis during the holidays you will find yourself more relaxed amidst all of the hustle and bustle around you.  

Infuse relaxation and calm into your home with This Works Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle. This luxurious, hand-blended candle with lavender and chamomile essential oils is ideal for use in the bath or before bedtime. 


Aromatherapy is an effective way to relax and de-stress over the holidays when life gets hectic. There are many different ways that you can incorporate essential oils into your life – whether it be through diffusers, pillow sprays or adding them directly to your bath water – it’s up to you! You can also combine aromatherapy with other relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga or hot baths for an even more powerful effect. Make sure that you take some time out during this busy season to relax – your body will thank you!