With thanks to Now Essential Oils, this post goes over 4 wellness-boosting essential oil blends to try this winter.
Essential oil blends have been used for thousands of years in various cultures across the globe for medicinal and wellness purposes.
Among their many benefits, certain essential oils are known to be:
Because of these amazing benefits, essential oils are gaining popularity as a natural, safe and cost-effective therapy for a variety of health concerns.
In this post, we will be sharing 4 special winter essential oil blends with you.
4 Essential Oil Blends for Winter Wellness
All the essential oil blends in this post were created by Now Essential Oils and are perfect for those days where you need some extra self-care.
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1. Spicy Citrus Diffuser Blend
This festive essential oil blend is uplifting and can be used in an ultrasonic diffuser that uses cool water.
Orange Essential Oil
Orange essential oil is a versatile essential oil that is a wonderful addition to everyone's collection. You can use it aromatically to improve mood and freshen the air in the home, topically to alleviate pain and reduce chances of infection, and internally to boost immune system function.
Bergamot Essential Oil
The flavonoids present in bergamot oil are very good relaxants as well. Relaxant and sedative, they are said to soothe the nerves and reduce nervous tension and anxiety, furthermore, can help symptoms you have associated with stress like high blood pressure, insomnia, and depression.
Cinnamon Essential Oil
Throughout history, the cinnamon plant has been tied to protection and prosperity.
The ever-versatile cinnamon essential oil blends are extracted through steam distillation of the cinnamon bark. It has a calming and a sweet aroma that instantly soothes your mind and the soul. Did you know that cinnamon essential oil can help boost brain activity? Additionally, this essential oil can improve blood circulation.
Clove Essential Oil
Clove essential oil is the highest-scoring single ingredient ever tested for its antioxidant capacity on the ORAC scale. Be sure to always dilute for topical use. Clove oil has a warming effect on the body and a spicy fragrance, which immediately refreshes the senses.
2. Snowflake 'Shower Puck' Blend
This blend will wake you up and instantly refresh and energize your spirits.
Spearmint Essential Oil
You can use spearmint oil beyond the kitchen, and due to its methanol content, it may help ease fatigue, headaches, nervousness and even ease your digestive problems.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oils are isolated from the leaves of this tree and is steam distilled. Did you know that you can use tea tree oil to fight infections and that it boosts your immune system? Try putting tea tree oil in your diffuser, bath, or massage oils with carrier oils for a relaxing experience.
The healing properties of tea tree oil are great for soothing and treating cold sores, flu, aching tired muscles, respiratory problems, dandruff, and even athlete's foot. Tea tree oil is not toxic, but you shouldn't take it internally or use it on serious cuts.
Lavender Essential Oil
The scent of lavender oil is great for relieving stress, the common cold, and headaches including migraines. It is useful as an antidepressant, decongestant, anti-inflammatory agent, sedative, diuretic, and deodorant. Also, it can make a great addition to your bath for your own spa-like experience.
3. Winter Forest Diffuser Blend
There's nothing quite like the scent of walking through a dense forest. The smell of fir needles is so soothing to the senses. Because of this, the following essential oil blend is quite noteworthy and unique.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
The warm, woody scent of Cedarwood, or cedar oil, offers numerous benefits to the user. Cedarwood essential oil blends produce a grounding aroma that promotes feelings of vitality and wellness. Furthermore, you can use cedar oil to improve skin imperfections.
Balsam Essential Oil
The aroma of Peru Balsam essential oil is soothing to the senses. Its aroma can lower your stress after a tiring day at work or likewise, to reduce stress due to some stressful situation. You can inhale its aroma by diffusing it in a diffuser or oil burner. Also, you can try adding a few drops to your bath to melt away any tension.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus is effective for respiratory diseases, colds, and congestion. Likewise, eucalyptus oil can improve concentration and is great as an insect repellant. Additionally, you can use eucalyptus essential oil can as an antispasmodic, antiseptic, decongestant, stimulant, and diuretic.
4. Clary Sage Massage Oil Blend
We continue our scent-sational adventure with a massage oil blend intended to soothe sore muscles and get you a good night's sleep.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary sage oil may have properties such as antidepressant effects, improved digestion, and stress relief. Aromatherapists often use clary sage as an essential oil in their treatments, and supporters believe it has many health benefits.
Finally, while essential oil blends can be fun to work with, they often require a bit of trial and error.
Thankfully, Now Foods has a fantastic Aromatherapy book, which can be an invaluable tool for beginners!
Try a few of your own combinations and discover the world of essential oil winter wellness!
P.S. Leave a comment below letting us know which essential oil blend you are going to try first!