Are you looking for a fun activity to help you and your family get into the holiday spirit?
Making Aromatherapy Christmas Ornaments can offer the perfect solution and here’s why….
- Doing something creative and working with your hands is very therapeutic and can elevate your mood.
- Doing a fun activity with friends and family can facilitate rich times, cultivate connection and create good memories.
- Aromatherapy Ornaments will fill your home with a pleasant scent that will evoke good memories of Christmas past while promoting therapeutic benefits to enhance your Christmas present.
- It’s simple, fun, inexpensive, and calorie free (unlike baking Christmas cookies).
You may ask, what are the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy? These benefits include:
- elevating mood
- supporting emotional, physical and spiritual health
- purifying the air from particles, toxins, fungus, mold, and bacteria
- increasing atmospheric oxygen
Please note: Make sure you use pure, therapeutic grade essential oils otherwise you will not receive any of the above-mentioned benefits. Synthetic scents can replicate the smell but they don’t offer the therapeutic benefits and sadly just promote more toxic chemicals in your home.
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- Pick a time you want to do this and schedule it on your calendar.
- Invite your friends and family.
- Order any supplies you need on Amazon Prime and you’ll get it shipped free in 2 days.
- DAS Air Hardening Modeling Clay
- Wood Rolling Pin
- Christmas Cookie Cutters
- Liquid Gold Leaf Paint
- Thin Gold Ribbon
- Paint brushes
- Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
Essential Oils Suggestions
- I love the Christmas Time blend from Young Living.
- Pine (This will make an artificial tree smell like the real thing)
- Cinnamon Bark
- Make your own blend. I like Clove, Cinnamon Bark, and Orange together.
Step by Step Instructions
- Play some pleasant Christmas music. My all-time favorite Christmas music is the Amy Grant Christmas Album(1983).
- Roll out the clay to about 1/4″ thick on parchment or wax paper so it doesn’t stick.
- Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters
- Use a straw or something to create a hole on top of the ornament (note as the clay dries the hole will get smaller)
- Let the ornaments air dry overnight.
- Paint the edges with any craft paint. I like the liquid gold leaf paint. (it is possible to paint them while still wet and let it all dry together)
- Fold ribbon in half, push in the back of the ornament, pull the 2 ends through the loop and tie a knot on top.
- Add your essential oils directly in the middle of the ornament and spread around with your finger.
Other uses for these Aromatherapy Christmas Ornaments:
- These ornaments make great gifts for teachers, hair dressers, counselors, church leaders, or anyone else you want to thank at Christmas.
- They can be used to tie onto gift packages to add an extra special touch.
- They can be used as an air freshener for your car.
- You can hang them on a hook or on a cabinet door in your bathrooms to add a fresh scent.
- You can hang them on a hanger in your closet to freshen up the scent of your clothing.
I’ll leave you with this DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Ornament video created by Young Living for some extra inspiration and ideas.
Wishing you a Blessed and Joyous Christmas Season!
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