Last year, shopping for my Mom was easy. She uses essential oils. So I want to help with building her collection.
Picking out Christmas presents this year will be just as much fun. All I have to do is choose some oils she doesn’t own. She can put them in a cold air essential oil diffuser. (I bought this for her last year as well.) Or, she can dilute them and rub them into her skin if she’s fighting the flu.
Essential oils, in case you haven’t noticed, have taken the world by storm. My Mom heard about them all on her own. This was even before I had the chance to tell her how much these aromatics have helped me.
This is undoubtedly due to the fact that she’s raising two of her grandchildren. So she meets a lot of younger mothers. These thirty-something women are very familiar with essential oils. One of the Moms in her social circle even sells them.
Essential oils have been used for centuries. They have many medicinal applications. They can also elevate your mood. But, only recently have they been “discovered” again. Aromatic oils are very popular among younger Moms, which, as I mentioned, is how my own mother learned about them.
I’m so happy my Mom likes using essential oils. That’s partly because she owns a couple of different germ-fighting blends. Now that she’s 80, I worry when she’s sick. But not as much if I know she has an aromatic formula, designed to fight pathogens. One of the blends she owns has been shown to kill the influenza virus in the lab. (I’ll be restocking her supply this year.)
Essential Oils for Christmas Gifts
My Mom likes MLM oils. But other people, myself included, prefer to get them from other sources.
One of the best alternatives to MLM products is Plant Therapy. This is a family-run business based in Idaho. The oils it sells are amazing. I’ve bought them repeatedly. I’ve researched this topic thoroughly, and I know I can trust the purity and potency of Plant Therapy oils. The company has some of the highest standards in the industry.
All of its oils are tested twice. One test is run by an independent lab.
Plant Therapy also works with a world famous aromatherapist. So, if he has confidence in this company, I do too.
Here is a Plant Therapy aromatherapy gift set. It would be perfect for someone just starting their collection. It would also be great for someone who wants to refresh their existing oils
Decorative Essential Oil Diffuser
I’d love to show you the cold air diffuser I bought my Mom last year. But, unfortunately, I got the same one myself. It died after a few months. So I won’t be featuring it. What I liked about my diffuser, before it stopped working, was the fact that it changed colors. It was really pretty. It turned from green to blue and to red, as it spewed out an aromatic mist.
But I’m not going to recommend this model. So you’ll see another one below.
Aromatherapy diffusers are a great way to enjoy your oils. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. They are very potent. So you can’t swallow them. (There are people who do ingest them. But this should only be done while working with a professional aromatherapist.)
You can rub them into your skin, as long as you dilute them. One of the best ways to reap their health benefits is to inhale them.
A cold-air diffuser sprays a fine mist of aromatic particles into the air. You breath the mist, and these tiny molecules travel to your lungs, and then into your bloodstream. Inhalers are very useful when you’re stressed. You can put a few drops of lavender essential oil into the well and start to relax.
Likewise, when you’re sick, you can put a germ-fighting blend in your diffuser. This is what my Mom does now.
The Urpower Essential Oil Cool Mist diffuser shown here is designed to work up to six hours.
doTerra Essential Oils Onguard
Normally, I recommend non-MLM germ fighting blends. But my Mom is sold on doTerra. One of her friends distributes it, and this is the brand she’s familiar with.
So it looks like I’ll be shopping the MLM circuit this Christmas, at least for my Mom. She’s convinced that doTerra is the way to go. So, because I want her to be happy with her presents, I’ll be replenishing her stock of doTerra OnGuard.
I have no worries about the quality of OnGuard. It’s made from wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils. Mom brought some with her on our last family reunion. It smelled really good. I can also buy this brand confidently, as it’s shown to the effective against the influenza virus.
Because I know excellent oils exist outside of the MLM venues, I typically recommend different germ-fighting blends. Plant Therapy has an excellent product called Germ-Fighter, which you can see here.
Plant Therapy Germ Fighter Formula
Essential Oil Necklaces
Looking for more essential oil gift ideas? I love the idea of an essential oil necklace. They are now available in many styles. This attractive Celtic Cross pendant allows you to bring your aromatics anywhere. In most settings outside the house, plugging in a cold-air diffuser just isn’t practical. A necklace is unobtrusive. Wearing your aromatherapy around your neck is particularly useful during cold and flu season. You could fill the scent pads that go inside with a germ fighter blend. Or if work is stressful (bully boss or coworkers), you can add some relaxing lavender or calming patchouli oil. Or, you can get creative and try various blends. Once you start to appreciate essential oils, you’ll never want to leave home without them.
Celtic Cross Essential Oil Necklace
Essential Oils on Amazon
Amazon has an amazing array of essential oils from just about every company that markets aromatics. If you’re still undecided, here’s an easy way to ensure your gift will be the right one.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. People with health concerns should discuss them with a doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils, unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.
I’m not a healthcare professional, so all of the above statements are my personal opinion, and are not intended as medical advice.
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