During the winter months with the drop in temperature and reduced number of daylight hours, our bodies automatically go into energy saving mode. In nature, winter is a time of rest, hibernation, energy conservation and deep thinking. As the days get shorter, most people experience the dark side of winter, which can have a detrimental effect on emotions, energy levels and even attitude towards life, we experience the so-called 'winter blues'.
Essential oils are useful during the colder months not only because of their fragrances, especially those with bright, happy, energizing and warming perfumes, but also because of their anti-bacterial properties that help fight and recover from all winter ailments. This is what makes aromatherapy the perfect tonic for the winter season.
The most suitable essential oils for winter are those that can support our immune system, fight against winter colds and gently stimulate us to bloom, shine and be full of energy in spring and summer!
Top 5 essential oils for winter
1. EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS
Number 1 winter oil, which, with its familiar, fresh scent, helps with nasal congestion and eases breathing.
2. PEPPER MINT
In the winter, it's great for getting rid of headaches that come as part of the cold and flu package, and it also helps ease breathing with stuffy noses.
Frankincense essential oil is ideal in the fight against colds because it helps soothe the mucous membrane, soothes and maintains breathing.
Another refreshing scent — tea tree is praised for its antibacterial properties. It gives the space a fresh, clean and pleasant smell of an impeccable and comfortable home.
Lemon is an excellent natural disinfectant. It can be used topically for its mood enhancing properties or on any surface you want to naturally clean.
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Diffuser oil blends
Struggling with a stuffy or runny nose? Try this recipe - it combines essential oils of eucalyptus, spearmint and rosemary that promote clean breathing.
3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops of rosemary essential oil
1 drop of peppermint essential oil
WARM ME UP
The long, cold winter days make everyone long for the sun and warmth. Light up your surroundings with this sweetly scented, warming and soothing blend of ylang ylang, orange and lemon essential oils.
4 drops of orange essential oil
2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
3 drops of lemon essential oil
In Scandinavia, they practice "hygge" or the art of comfort. This means taking time to enjoy small pleasures like a cup of hot tea and cookies or sitting by the fire with a warm blanket. Bring hygge into your home with this diffuser blend that combines lavender, patchouli and frankincense essential oils to create a cozy atmosphere.
3 drops of frankincense essential oil
3 drops of patchouli essential oil
4 drops of lavender essential oil
How to use essential oils
Quick fix: A few deep breaths from a bottle of essential oil can help when you're at work, in the car, or whenever you need a quick break from strong emotions.
Diffuser: Making a diffuser blend is a creative process that allows you to be active in processing unwanted or difficult emotions. As with perfume blends, inhale each essential oil you plan to use and think about your reaction to each scent. Follow your diffuser's instructions.
Roll on : Create a personalized blend of essential oils. Add 10 drops to the roller bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with base oil. Take a few deep breaths from the bottle of the selected essential oil and notice for a moment how you feel, do you like the aroma, does it evoke any thoughts or memories? Apply the roll on to the inside of the wrist for aromatic support throughout the day.
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Bath: What could be more nurturing than relaxing in an aromatic bath? Mix up to 8 drops of essential oil in a small amount of base oil and mix together with bath salts (Himalayan, Epsom salt, etc.) Add the mixture to warm bath water. Relax and breathe in the healing scent of essential oils.
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Massage: The custom body massage blend can be used to massage yourself, find a loved one to help you, or you can take it to your professional massage therapist to apply to you. A dilution of 2.5% in 30 ml is 15 drops of essential oil. 30 ml of base oil is usually enough for a full body massage.
Cold winter weather means more days inside; however, just because you're stuck indoors doesn't mean you can't enjoy your surroundings. Create a cozy haven, fight the winter blues and promote well-being by diffusing essential oils.