If you’re looking for that special gift that is both calming and uplifting, look no further! The Natural Alternative has a large selection of pure, organic essential oils as well as beautiful, decorative diffusers that are perfect for a holiday gift.

Choose lavender for it’s soothing, calming properties; orange or citrus blends for boosting mood and lifting spirits; or try grapefruit to calm the overactive appetite! Peppermint or sandalwood support focus and mental clarity, and eucalyptus is great to diffuse when that winter cold comes on!

When essential oils are inhaled, the volatile compounds affect the limbic system on your brain, which controls emotion and memory. A 2002 Japanese study revealed that certain oils would stimulate the sympathetic nervous system activity where others would calm it. Many essential oils such as tea tree, oregano, eucalyptus, lavender, thyme, and rosemary have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. Diffusing essential oils not only helps reduce bacteria and unpleasant odors in your home or office, but will also help you relax, ease tension, and improve concentration and mental clarity. 

One of our popular blends is “Rest & Relaxation” which consists of lavender, ylang-ylang, clary sage, and bergamot. The benefits of this blend, which is considered a “nervous system restorative,” include a feeling of inner peace, release of nervous tension and deeper sleep. These oils have also proven to support normal cortisol levels in a clinical setting. A favorite single oil is Orange. It is uplifting while also calming, supports immune function and reduces nausea. Try diffusing a few drops and make your world brighter! 

In addition to our quality oils and beautiful diffusers, we also have glass spray bottles for those that wish to blend their own aromatherapy sprays. Sandy, our essential oil expert, can help you choose specific oils for calming, energizing, diffusing, etc. 

A special THANK YOU for our loyal customers that continue to shop local!! If you are still unsure of the parking downtown, please stop in and Victoria will take you through it step-by-step so you can see how easy it is to park! Don’t forget that we are now open 7 DAYS A WEEK!!!

Thank You! We love supporting your good health!

Bobbi and her team at The Natural Alternative

Getting through this together, Paso Robles