Ease Holiday Stress with Essential Oils

Kiwi Magazine

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. Many 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 a stress-free haven for over-worked, under-pampered moms.

Calm, clean, and refresh your spirits with these NOW® Solutions essential oils recipes.

Relaxing Diffusion Recipe


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


Add oils to Metal Touch Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser and enjoy.

Head Ease Relief Compress*


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


Mix ingredients together in a glass bowl, dip in a clean washcloth and wring out, and 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.

Calming Skin Renewal Facial Mist


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


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

Kids Keep Calm & Study Diffusion Recipe*


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


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.

Autumn Air Diffusion Recipe


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


Add oils to Metal Touch Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser and enjoy.

Bonus Time-Savers

Peace & 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 nowfoods.com/essential-oils.

Click here to download the infographic.

Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care. Only diffuse essential oils in a well-ventilated area. 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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