Spice Up Your Thanksgiving with these Blissful Essential Oil Blends - Kashmere Kollections Blog

Spice Up Your Thanksgiving with these Blissful Essential Oil Blends

While your loved ones are stuffing their eager bellies with all your comforting, delicious dishes and sipping on hot spiced cider and downing mulled wine, slay the day with some easy, DIY essential oil blends you can pop right into your Kashmere Kollections Luxury Diffuser and envelop your home with the natural, warming scents of this fun-filled, festive season.

Thanksgiving is the unofficial start to the upcoming hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season.  A special day that brings friends and family together to celebrate love, good tidings, blessings – and food!  And, with all the warmth and good cheer that comes with this day of giving thanks – including the yearly, highly-anticipated feast along with the big, traditional game – the mad holiday rush is just mere hours away.  So, why not make these few hours you have with friends, family, and food as special, memorable, and relaxing as possible?  While candles arguably evoke an inviting setting and contribute to a concerted ambiance, keep those flames unscented and capture the familiar scents of the season with the aromatic, therapeutic qualities of earthy essential oils and give your Turkey Day an unforgettably instant upgrade.  

Pre-Meal/Guest Arrival

As the door bell begins to ring, welcome your guests with a few unexpected whiffs of cheery warmth and holiday hospitality with any of these pre-meal essential oil blends that will surely set the mood.  (Pro tip:  Serve with “before the big meal” appetizers, like dark chocolate covered walnuts, creamy brie with crunchy, sea-salted, mini multi-grain crackers, and hot mugs of apple cinnamon herbal tea to get the tummy warmed up for the upcoming foray of fabulously flavorful food.)  

  • Cozy Fireplace Blend

3 drops cinnamon essential oil, 2 drops Kashmere Kollections Italian Lemon essential oil [CLICK HERE], 1 drop clove essential oil, and 1 drop nutmeg essential oil

  • A Walk in the Woods

4 drops frankincense essential oil, 4 drops fir needle essential oil, and 4 drops cedar wood essential oil

  • Spiced Chai Latte

5 drops cardamom essential oil, 3 drops cinnamon essential oil, 2 drops clove bud, and 1 drop ginger essential oil

  • Thanksgiving Stuffing Blend

Get mouths watering with this saliva-inducing, pre-feast fragrance and be prepared for no leftovers:

6 drops rosemary essential oil, 4 drops sage essential oil, 2 drops thyme essential oil, and 1 drop black pepper essential oil.

Following the Feast

Once everyone has sat down and settled in to feverishly dig into plates piled high with candied yams, carved turkey soaked in gravy, your “from scratch” scrumptious stuffing, and other savory fix-in’s, get the, ahem, pipes properly functioning with these creative digestive-boosting blends and help ward off that post-turkey slump during the big game:

  • Beat the Belly Blues Blend

6 drops ginger essential oil, 4 drops Roman Chamomile, and 2 drops Kashmere Kollections Italian Lemon Oil [CLICK HERE]

Tame tummies and make room for more yummies!  The ginger and Roman Chamomile essential oils aid in digestion, especially since most (if not, all) your guests will be going for seconds and thirds, not to mention an imminent late-night turkey sandwich snack indulgence.  Plus, the invigorating Italian Lemon essential will help get your guests psyched for the big game, while making room for that decadent pumpkin pie or rich, caramel-drizzled cheesecake that’s well on its way.  

During Dessert

While everyone is gathered around the fireplace with piping hot mugs of tea, coffee, cider, or cocoa and devouring their dessert of choice, diffuse these no-fail, festive fragrance faves:

  • Sweet and Spicy

1 drop cinnamon essential oil, 1 drop clove essential oil, 1 drop ginger essential oil, 2 drops sweet orange essential oil, and 1 drop Kashmere Kollections Italian Lemon Oil [CLICK HERE]

  • Hot Peppermint Cocoa Blend

Get a whiff of winter ala your favorite coffee shop with this wintry sip -inspired blend that includes 6 drops cacao absolute, 2 drops Kashmere Kollections Peppermint Essential Oil [CLICK HERE], and  2 drops vanilla essential oil.

Stress Relief

If you’re the “chosen one” who’s in charge of all the cooking, cleaning, and entertaining, we know the pressure you’ll inevitably be under for having to make the day go off without a hitch.  From creating the dishes to cleaning the dishes, from baking the pumpkin pie to scrubbing the pan, here’s how to nix nerves, alleviate anxiety, and stop and savor every delicious, memorable moment of the day with the bliss-inducing blend:

  • 12-15 drops sandalwood essential oil to calm and soothe your soul, while quieting your fast-paced mind.  Sandalwood produces an undeniable sense of serenity.
  • 10-12 drops of vanilla to exude a sense of sweet richness and warmth.  It’s not surprising that vanilla essential oil is one of the most popular notes used in perfumes, deodorants, creams, lotions, and body oils.  Plus, it will remind you of dessert and all things pastille and sugary!
  • 5-7 drops of cinnamon essential oil to reduce stress and help keep you in the moment.  Also, if helps regulate sugar cravings and keep your food intake in check.  
  • 5-7 drops Kashmere Kollections Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil [CLICK HERE] to soothe your restless spirit.  For centuries, lavender has been trusted and treasured for its soothing, calming, and pampering prowess.  As the sweet floral aroma fills the room, it’ll soon ease your anxiety and soothe your soul, allowing you to fully enjoy the scents of the season and the happiness and joy this blessed holiday brings.  

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