|Tea light candle holders made from Australian Banksia seed pods|
Diffusing essentials oils in your home at Christmas will not only help with creating a lovely festive aroma, but they can encourage a calm and relaxed state of being - a special gift at this busy time of year!
Although we have a hot Christmas in Australia, we still love the warming and woody oils traditionally associated with Winter in the northern hemisphere like Pine, Cinnamon, Cedarwoord, Clove oil and Nutmeg.
For a lovely festive blend mix a spicy oil like Cinnamon with a gentle citrus oil like Sweet Orange, Mandarin, Lemon or Tangerine. Only a small amount of spicy oils should be used as they can be over-powering and irritating. Avoid contact with the skin also.
The mix of spice and citrus is familar to those who have smelt a traditional Clove Pomander, used for generations to mask smells and add to festive decorations. These are typically a citrus fruit such as orange, spiked all over with black clove heads and then hung with a red ribbon.
You can play with any combination of mints, such as Peppermint or Eucalytpus with woody oils, citrus and spice.
|Banksia scent pots $13.95|
See Biome's essential oils here, plus we have a greater selection in our stores.
The Thurlby Scents of Christmas sachet ($7.95) is another lovely idea for your home or a gift. This Australian-made natural fragrance sachet can hang on the tree or anywhere.
|Queen B Christmas beeswax candles|
Don't forget the essential oils for relaxtion to help you through the busy festive schedule. Try the Mt Retour certified organic relaxing blend or Mandarin, which is meant to relax, sooth and calm restlessness, especially for hyperactivity in children. What parent doesn't need that at this time?