Infographic: Ease Stress with Essential Oils

The holiday season can be overwhelming. While you deck the halls, light the candles, and shop till you drop, don’t forget to take care of yourself with these stress easing tips.

Infographic created in partnership with KIWI Magazine. KIWI helps parents make the best choices about health, food, home life, and more, so they can feel good about their families and the future.

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Ease Holiday Stress with Essential Oils

The holiday season can be overwhelming for moms. While you deck the halls, light the candles, and shop till you drop, don't forget to take care of yourself.

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According to the Holiday Stress survey conducted for the American Psychological Association:

  • Women take on most of the responsibilities for holiday celebrations.
  • 44% of women. as opposed to 31% of men report increased stress from holidays due to lack of time, money, and gift giving.
  • Women have trouble relaxing because of holiday-related tasks and may resort to unhealthy habits to comfort themselves.

NOW® Solutions offers more than 75 varieties of essential oils, including certified organic, 100% pure, blends and kits to offer you a stress-free haven for over-worked, under-pampered moms.

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Calm, cleanse, and refresh your spirits with these NOW® Solutions essential oil recipes.

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RECIPE 1 - Relaxing Diffusion Recipe 

Take a break from your hectic holiday routine and enjoy this recipe meant to comfort and soothe.

INGREDIENTS

4 drops Lavender Oil
2 drops Cedarwood Oil
2 drops Orange or Bergamot Oil
2 drop Ylang Ylang Oil

DIRECTIONS

Add oils to Metal Touch Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser and enjoy.

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RECIPE 2 - Head Ease Relief Compress

The countdown to Christmas can come with increased tension. Try this compress to calm and revitalize.

INGREDIENTS

3 drops Peppermint Oil
3 drops Lavender Oil
3 drops Chamomile Oil
2 cups warm or cold water

DIRECTIONS

Mix ingredients together in a glass bowl, dip in clean washcloth and wring out, apply to forehead while laying down.

Repeat as needed

*Always do a test patch to test skin sensitivity when working with essential oils or oils you are unfamiliar with.

Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care. Do not exceed dilutions recommended for this recipe. For adults only. Keep out of reach of children. Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult healthcare practitioner before using if pregnant/nursing. Not intended for use with pets. Discontinue and consult your health care practitioner if rash appears after skin contact.

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RECIPE 3 - Calming Skin Renewal Facial Mist

Frosty temperatures and festive treats can do a number on your skin. Nourish, soothe, and rejuvenate for a healthy glow.

INGREDIENTS

1 teaspoon Rose Hip Seed Oil
4 ounces distilled water
45 drops Lavender Oil

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients into a mist bottle and shake well. Lightly mist onto face and neck.

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RECIPE 4 - Kids Keep Calm and Study Diffusion Recipe

Change the mood in the room from snowflakes and sleigh bells to studying and schoolwork with this stimulating and balancing blend. 

INGREDIENTS

3 drops Lavender Oil
3 drops Cedarwood Oil
3 drops Patchouli Oil

DIRECTIONS

Add oils to your Metal Touch Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser and enjoy.

*This blend is for diffusion only. Caution should be exercised when using essential oils around children.

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RECIPE 5 - Autumn Air Diffusion Recipe

Refresh your home for the holidays with this Essential Oils blend meant to soothe and elevate your attitude.

INGREDIENTS

8 drops Orange Oil
6 drops Lime Oil
6 drops Sage Oil

DIRECTIONS

Add oils to Metal Touch Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser and enjoy.

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Bonus Time-Savers

Ditch the prep with these pre-blended essential oils.

Peace and Harmony Oil Blend

For the mom on-the-go, replace the chaos with this calming blend to encourage a more centered and peaceful day. Just add a few drops to a diffuser and enjoy!

Lavender Almond Massage Oil

Let your to-do list melt away as you relax with a nourishing, luxurious massage.

For more information about essential oils visit www.nowfoods.com/essential-oils.

Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care. Only diffuse essential oils in a well-ventilated area. For adults only. Keep out of reach of children. Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant/nursing, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. Not intended for use with pets.

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NOW® Solutions takes assurance of the quality and purity of their essential oils very seriously. They've made long-term investments in the instrumentation and the professional staff necessary to assure the identity, purity, and quality of their essential oils, and work closely with the growers and suppliers to assure the quality of their raw materials.

For more information visit nowfoods.com/essential-oils.

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