Have you ever noticed a connection between scents and feelings of nostalgia? Maybe a batch of fresh baked cookies reminds you of childhood or a certain candle sparks memories of your grandmother’s house. Well, olfactory memory is a real thing. When you smell a scent, sensory signals are sent into into your limbic system, including the amygdala and hippocampus. These regions of the brain help regulated memory and emotion. So when you smell something familiar, it has a cerebral effect; causing you to remember something or feel a certain way.
Using festive essential oils is a fun way to tap into your olfactory memory, especially during the holidays. Many people associate scents like pine or citrus with holiday memories. And sparking happy memories is a great way to boost your mood through the colder months of the year. You can use essential oils in a variety of ways. You can make a room spray. diffuse them in a water diffuser or blend them with melted wax in a wax warmer. However you choose to use them, let’s list out some of our favorite essential oils for the holidays (and all winter long)
Festive Essential Oils To Use Through The Holidays and Winter Season