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Jolly Holiday Bath Formula

Jolly Holiday Bath Formula

Make your spirits bright with this lusciously-scented holiday bath: it will help you unwind, revive, and be of good cheer.

Even if holiday stress sometimes gets you down, aromatherapy essential oils can help you feel calm and bright. Soon you’ll be laughing all the way!

Here’s the easy formula:

4 drops essential oil of pine (Pinus sylvestris)
4 drops essential oil of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)
3 drops essential oil of ginger

Add oils to your bath and soak for 10 minutes.

The fresh and pungent aroma of pine is warming and fortifying to the physical body, counteracting pessimism, fatigue, and nervous debility. (This could help to explain why so many of us crave the smell of fresh Christmas trees at holiday time.)

Sweet Orange helps to remove stagnant Qi, easing frustration and tension. Its warm, sunny aroma conveys joy, optimism, and positivity.

Ginger is stimulating and warming, boosting vitality, confidence, and morale.

A note from Annie and Cait: Many of us are sensitive to artificial fragrances. We encourage you to use only pure essential oils. Pregnant women, and those with serious health problems, should always consult a physician before using essential oils. And please be aware that some people are allergic to essential oils. Always use them with caution and respect.

Read more: Spirit, Bath & Shower, Self-Help

Adapted from Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay (Inner Traditions, 1997). Copyright (c) 1997 by Gabriel Mojay. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay (Inner Traditions, 1997).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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6:03AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

I 'd add a little extra oil too, either coconut or olive oil and a my bee's wax candle glowing next to me sound too good I think I am have plans for my weekend .Thanks for sharing

2:21PM PST on Nov 13, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

8:11AM PDT on Aug 13, 2011


10:19AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Thank you

7:18AM PDT on Jun 27, 2010

Thanks Annie!!

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7:25AM PDT on Apr 1, 2010

I am embrace the formula for a warm refreshing bath. I often use pine and orange together for a exhilarated feeling. Especially when I am tired. Also, using orange and cinnamon oils in my shop, gets my guess to open up and when they do, they begin to purchase. It reminds them of Christmas, but without all the pomp and glitter. Very calming and soothing.

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