1. Nutmeg Essential Oil
Since nutmeg is a primary ingredient in pumpkin spice, the smell should be instantly familiar and reminiscent of fall lattes. You can add it to your diffuser with some cinnamon bark or clove for a clean, cozy scent.
Nutmeg is not just some #basic oil, though. It’s also a staple ingredient in Ayuverdic medicine. You can add Nutmeg Vitality to a warm glass of milk before bedtime or take it in a capsule to support your body internally.
2. Thieves Essential Oil
This oil smells spicy and warm, everything we love about Fall. It’s also one of the main ingredients in Thieves Household Cleaner, Thieves Hand Purifier, and Thieves Foaming Hand Soap.
I’m donating gallons of it to elementary schools everywhere.
3. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Probably my favorite oil ever to diffuse. It smells just like you think it should and will bring back fond memories of fighting with your siblings over gingerbread house construction. Pairs well with eggnog and Michael Bublé.
4. Peppermint Essential Oil
Remember when your mom made you gargle mouthwash for a sore throat? Turns out, she might have been on the right track (I totally thought it was a bogus solution so I would stop begging to skip school).
Add Peppermint Vitality essential oil to a throat-soothing tea or rub diluted Peppermint essential oil on your spine to cool your body.
5. Pine Essential Oil
Duh, pine trees give you endorphins and endorphins make you happy and happy people don’t shoot their husbands. Or something like that.
6. Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile is for all of us who stay in our feelings. Worried about your budget? Chamomile. Annoyed by that dumb girl who posts all the political memes? Chamomile. Anxious about the fate of humanity? Chamomile, my friend.
7. Orange Essential Oil
Fun fact: oranges ripen in the winter here in Florida. Is it any surprise that in our most stressed + depressed season, nature gives us the brightest, happiest gift?
Essential oils have the unique ability to stimulate the limbic system of our brains – the part that regulates our moods. If this season has you feeling down, a slow + deep inhale of orange essential oil can be magical.
8. Cedarwood Essential Oil
I keep this one on hand to make DIY chest rubs and for nighttime foot massages. I diffuse it in my kids’ rooms at bedtime, too. (You know, because I have snacks to eat and shows to watch).
9. Lavender Essential Oil
Throw away all your fancy skin creams and invest in a singular bottle of Lavender. Your countertop will look minimalist chic and your face will look like you should be back singing Britney Spears and wearing butterfly clips.
10. Valor Essential Oil
Centuries ago, Native American tribes traveled hundreds of miles to collect enough black spruce needles to make their medicinal extracts. It’s been noted that Lakota tribes especially valued this oil for its ability to soothe the mind and spirit.
Valor essential oil is made with black spruce and reputed to fortify weary spirits, just like the Lakota believed.
If the holidays feel more like tribe warfare for you, try wearing Valor in a diffuser necklace.