The holidays are known for cheer and merriment, but often this fast-paced season, filled with travel, shopping and entertaining, leaves many of us feeling overwhelmed.

Aromatherapy can be a powerful and easy self-care tool to have on hand during this busy time. Inhaling essential oils is one of the quickest ways to reap their benefits.

When we inhale certain odor molecules, they attach to the receptor sites of the limbic system. The limbic system has been described as the emotional brain, and some of its job functions include maintaining heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. 

Our Wellness department offers a number of essential oils, as well as diffusing tools, and our staff members are happy to provide aromatherapy recommendations. Below are some of our top essential oil picks for the holiday season. 

Please use caution when using strong herbal remedies especially essential oils on sensitive skin.