Winter is a season when we have more time to turn to our family, close friends and our own inner world. It’s a great time for writing, sorting things we normally don’t have time for, listening to ambient music, painting.

The oils recommended for this period are primarily middle and lower notes – oils that are emotionally balancing, full of energy and help with recovery from exhaustion and after an illness.

Winter is also characterized by a greater number of colds, respiratory problems and general immunity problems.

Aromatherapy might be a great solution to those problems.

Which essential oils to use for winter?

Best Oils for Winter

1. Tea Tree Oil

One of the most powerful oils which shouldn’t be avoided during the winter season. As of all of its properties, it is highly recommended to use against viruses and colds. Antimicrobial properties of the magnificent tea tree oil are the reason to always choose it during this period.

2. Eucalyptus Oil

Another great product that is very efficient in fighting winter time health issues. It purifies space, awakens strength and boosts energy. Also, it strengthens confidence and gives the courage to face problems. It relieves problems associated with throat infections and headaches that accompany sinusitis. Eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils are a very powerful mixture. When combined they are perfect for combating the viruses in the air and have a positive effect on the respiratory system.

3. Lemongrass Oil

This oil has a refreshing citrus scent.It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. If you dissolve it in vegetable oil and massage it into your body, you will get a blend that reduces tension, stress and insomnia. You can rub this massage oil into your temples and relieve your headache symptoms. A few drops of lemongrass oil in aroma lamps will reduce the symptoms of colds and flu and improve the immune system. Combined with cinnamon makes a mixture that has both pleasant scent and amazing properties for our immune system. 

4. Fir Tree Oil

Almost all essential oils in this family have a beneficial effect on the respiratory organs and are used for respiratory infections, chronic coughs, in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. Due to the high content of terpene compounds in their composition, these essential oils are easily oxidized so we have to be careful using them due to possible skin irritation.

5. Citrus Oils

Orange, grapefruit, lemon, all of these oils have a positive effect in fighting germs but they are also useful in cleansing the body of toxins and a positive effect on the liver and lymphatic system. Citrus oils speed up metabolism and burn fats in the body. They are rich in Vitamin C, a powerful enzyme that is an excellent detox.

There are other essential oils that are also very good for this period: lavender, thyme, oregano, Frankincense, peppermint.

You can use only one oil or combine them. Some of the combinations that can have the greatest effect this winter are:

Air Purifier: Tea Tree + Lemongrass
Anti-virus in the air: Thyme + Eucalyptus + Lemon
Immunity boost combination: Lemon + Grapefruit + Oregano

The ways you can use these winter essential oils in your home are different and it all depends on your preferences. There is no best or worst variant, it is important that you take advantage of what nature provides to us as a benefit. The simplest methods are sprayaroma lamp or diffuser.

Enjoy the magic of winter but don’t forget to take care of yourself, so you can enjoy all of the beauty of this holiday season.

Essential oils are herbal products of a very strong odor. They are fragrant, volatile mixtures of various chemical compounds, liquid products of plant tissue. Many organic compounds are present in their composition: alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, various fatty acids. The basic component is terpenoids.

In general, they have a very wide application in medicine, pharmacy, perfumery and cosmetics, food, culinary and agriculture. They are fragrant mixtures, easily volatile, which are synthesized and localized in special secretory structures of plants and can be pre-distilled with water vapor.

Species that are particularly rich in oils are species from families: Pinaceae, Rutaceae, Apiaceae, Zingiberaceae, Lauraceae, Lamiaceae, Myrtaceae and Asteraceae. They can be found in every part of the plant: roots, trees, leaves, flowers and fruits of plants. Depending on which part of the plant the essential oil is obtained from, there are different types of oil of one plant.


Essential Oils in Pharmacy


Oils in the Pharmaceutical Industry


Oils that are of importance for pharmaceutical purposes are those plants that, by distillation with water vapor, yield over 0.01% of the essential oil. Certain essential oils are very viscous or of a solid consistency at room temperature (e.g. iris essential oil). When it comes to the organoleptic properties of essential oils, they are generally colorless, yellow or yellow-green, although there are also bright essential oils (e.g. cinnamon, clove) oils. Their odor is intense and its origin is derived from components with an oxygen group. The taste is also intense.

Essential oils are liposoluble, while the by-products of steam distillation in order to isolate the essential oils or dissolve the essential oil in water, obtain aqueous solutions of the hydro-solubility constituents of the essential oils – aromatic water. Aromatic waters are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

These products are easily susceptible to oxidation and should be packaged in small, dark, filled bottles and stored in cold or cool temperatures.

The most valuable oils are the one that provides high-quality care (e.g. Melissa, Peppermint, Yarrow). Some of these oils could be found in this article: Most Expensive Essential Oils

It is very difficult to standardize essential oils to always have the same color, taste and aroma because there are various properties of the oils that depend on climatic factors (temperature, humidity, time of harvesting the vegetable raw material, etc.), the method of processing and the genotype of the oil (within one type there are more types of plants).

When oils do not always look the same, this is proof that this is a truly natural product without the addition of artificial colors, fragrances and preservatives. Most of the food we buy in the store is standard in the same taste, smell, appearance and color. This is thanks to the addition of a large number of chemicals that make it possible to standardize the product.

These natural products can help us with fighting lots of health problems, such as viruses, High blood pressure, Diabetes

We should always keep in mind that nature is infinitely diverse and the only real source of life energy for us!

Never underestimate the power of nature, use its products properly and nature will reveal you all of its best.

This herb is more powerful than we could imagine.

The main ingredient of the clove (Syzygium aromaticum), an essential oil with eugenol, gives this spice its characteristic taste and aroma. It also contains tannins, resin, mucus and a high percentage of flavonoids that have potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant effects. Thanks to these medicinal ingredients, clove has been used as a cure in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for over 2,000 years.

Clove essential oil

Essential Clove Oil Benefits

The oil is multi-beneficial. It is useful for men as an aid against premature ejaculation. You can also successfully use it to fight toothache. It dilutes blood – a natural replacement for aspirin. Increases your metabolic rate, purifies the blood and increases disease resistance. It relieves mental exhaustion and stress.

This amazing product has an antiseptic effect on the intestinal flora and stimulates the motor system of the digestive system, it is effective in the presence of Candida albicans in the digestive tract (which often occurs after the use of antibiotics) and in the case of frequent urinary tract infections (caused by Escherichia coli), it has a beneficial effect in the case of constipation.

It stimulates uterine contractions and can be used two weeks before the birth term to harmonize contractions and it is also useful for painful periods.

Eugenol, which is found in the essential oil in highest percentage, has a beneficial effect on muscle tone, so it is recommended before and after sports activities for muscle massage for better performance and faster recovery from fatigue.

In parodontopathy, it has a favorable effect on the epithelialization of the mucous membrane of the gums.

Usage of Clove oil

Clove Oil Usage



Clove as an aphrodisiac

Melt a few drops of clove oil in water and pour it into a meal, this is a very powerful natural aphrodisiac.

Clove for skincare

In the fight against acne, this spice has proven to be useful in combination with honey and lemon: mix a teaspoon of ground cloves and honey and add 3 drops of lemon juice. Apply a face mask, leave to act for 20 minutes and wash with cold water. Facial massage with clove oil reduces bloating and hydrates the skin.

Clove as aromatic and antiseptic

If you dilute a few drops with water and spray it into your mouth, it will take the unpleasant breath away. This method will also prevent the spread of dental caries and relieving toothache. In addition, clove spice boosts immunity, improves metabolism and relieves rheumatic problems.

Clove against cholesterol

An excellent folk recipe for cholesterol and triglycerides:

You need 5 grams of clove and 2 liters of water. Put the non-ground clove in a water bottle and refrigerate for two to three days. Shake the bottle several times during the day. Drink this every morning with one small cup (for coffee) – up to 1 dl per day. When you drink the first quantity, proceed with another bottle. After two bottles, make a one month break and you can repeat the clove therapy after that.

The experience with this recipe is positive and you probably won’t even have to do another round because this herb has proven to be very good and effective for fighting with cholesterol.

Clove for weight loss

Clove stimulates digestion in a way that regulates the functioning of the entire digestive tract, promotes digestion, strengthens immunity, improves circulation and significantly speeds up metabolism, prevents bloating, nausea and other stomach problems. In combination with ginger and cinnamon, it achieves excellent results in the melting of fats.


Do not apply clove essential oil directly to the skin. Due to its strength, it might cause irritation.

Botanical Name | Dracocephalum Moldavica

  • Plant Family | Lamiaceae
  • Area of Origin | Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Russia, and Ukraine
  • Extraction Method | Steam Distilled
  • Plant Part | Leaves, Flowering Tops
  • Aroma | Sweet, Fresh, Floral, Lemony
  • Strength of Aroma | Medium
  • Consistency | Thin

Even the name of this rare plant sounds epic, right? This multi-beneficial and very beautiful herb obviously got its name because of the flowers that look like a dragon head. What is also interesting about this herb is that, in general, it is very similar to Melissa (Lemon Balm). While Melissa is often called – Lemon Balm, dragonhead has a similar nickname too – Moldavian Balm.

Interesting Fact:

This herb is very famous among beekeepers because it attracts and calms bees easily.

Moldavian Dragonhead is useful for uplifting the spirit, lightens heavy emotions and gives the heart courage. It relieves stress and helps us to calm down and approach a subject with a fresh perspective. This is a great herb to use during times of restlessness, anxiety and emotional exhaustion. Dragonhead is harvested from beautiful dragon-shaped deep purple flowers, from which it gets its name. It has a smooth, fresh, lemony fragrance. Due to its extremely low yield during distillation, this is not one of the cheapest oils you can find on the market but it is, without any doubt, worth the investment so you can boost your overall health. Only a little bit of this product will benefit your organism in many ways.

Moldavian Dragonhead Essential Oil

Dragonhead Essential Oil

Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, cardiovascular tonic, immunostimulant, sedative, stomachic.

Main benefits:

  • Soothes an upset stomach
  • Supports the immune system
  • Protects the body against environmental threats
  • Uplifts the mind and body
  • Relieves stress, helps the body and mind handle stressful situations

What makes Moldavian dragonhead essential oil really exciting for the essential oil enthusiasts is its high Geranyl acetate content. Other essential oils that contain Geranyl acetate include bergamot, citronella, geranium, lavender, lemon, neroli, and petitgrain. Dragonhead is the only essential oil with geranyl acetate as its main component – up to 44%!

This unique product is helpful for the whole body, and both our digestive and immune systems. Dragonhead essential oil calms emotions while boosting the immune system, relieves pain, helps with inflammation and is also helpful for digestive upsets. Dragonhead has been indicated in studies to help ease altitude sickness. It also helps with gastrointestinal complaints, stomach cramps and helps increase the formation of gastric acid. It fights infections and will help ease the symptoms of the flu. Dragonhead also increases the functions of the liver and bile. Even the seeds of this plant are beneficial, they have omega-3 fatty acids.

Because of its beneficial purposes on the digestive tract, dragonhead tea is very good to use too.

Blends well with:

Lemon, Lavender, Citronella, Basil linalool, Cedarwood (all), Bergamot, Turmeric CO2, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine Absolute, May Chang, Orange (both), Petitgrain, Geranium Egyptian.

If you ever decide to get this magnificent product and use it to0 improve any of the health conditions mentioned above, you will not regret for a second. You will be amazed by its effectiveness and properties.


Recommended only for external use. Not recommended in pregnancy or without a doctor’s care. Keep it out of the reach of children.

Since ancient times, people have used scents to access spiritual realms, because the scent has many roles. It helps the mind focus and concentrate, relaxes the body and opens the heart. Fragrances create a connection between the conscious and the unconscious, widening the space between thoughts and this space allows one to unite with the universe. Meditation is a healthy way to reduce stress, it can slow down breathing and heart rate, normalize pressure and slow down aging. It brings clarity of thoughts and opens the mind. There are many types of meditations but each helps to calm the “voices” in your mind and allows one to enjoy the present moment without worrying about the past and future.

Essential oils can be used to enhance the meditative experience. An essential oil or synergy can be used in a scented lamp that fills the entire space shortly.

Personal blends of oils can also be made and applied to different parts of the body (pulse points, third eye, or rubbed between the palms). In this case, the essential oil is not applied directly to the skin but should be mixed with some base oil first. It is very important to choose an essential oil that suits you, otherwise, you will not be able to dedicate yourself to meditation.


1. Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum)

Essential Oils and Meditation

Unites and harmonizes all that is opposed in us and contributes to the feeling of wholeness. Jasmine oil calms, relaxes and elevates the spirit. It helps to let go of worry and allows life in the present moment. Also, it enhances the feeling of love and sensuality and enables connection with spirituality and sexuality. It balances feminine and masculine energy and fosters creativity, increases intuition and opens the mind to deeper truths. Jasmine helps balance the 4th and 7th chakras. It is considered a safe oil but should be avoided in pregnancy and by people who are hypersensitive to perfumes and spicy foods.

2. Sandalwood (Santalum album)

Essential Oils and Meditation

Often used in meditation blends, as it supports all healing work. It helps calm and comfort. This is grounding oil and helps to reconnect with the meaning of being. It helps one develop confidence and receive healing energy. Sandalwood oil calms the mind and allows for deep meditation and wisdom and contributes to the feeling of self-worth. It enhances spiritual sensuality, sexuality and opens the eyes to the beauty of life. It is used in blends for meditation, spirituality, sex, and healing. Balances 2, 3, 4, 5, 6th and 7th chakra. Generally safe oil.

3. Rosemary

Essential Oils

Used for faithfulness and love, as a consolation for “broken heart” and as an aid when the relationship is coming to an end, for easy termination. It can be used in blends against sadness. This amazing oil cleans the space and provides protection against negative impacts. It helps establish healthy boundaries in relationships and increases self-confidence and strengthens willpower. It inspires a joyful life and purifies the mind and increases memory. Rosemary oil can also be used as psychic protection because it enhances the clarity of thought, clarity of insight and vision. It is also used in love mixes. The essential oil of rosemary helps balance 3rd chakras. Generally safe oil, but avoid in pregnancy and caution with epilepsy.

4. Neroli (Citrus aurantium)

Essential Oils and Meditation

It helps to develop inner confidence and self-acceptance, produces a sense of security and protection. It brings positive energy, contributes to the relaxation and perception of emotional fears. Neroli also relieves a state of sadness and helps one to experience love. It can unite the conscious mind and the subconscious and facilitate direct communication with the spirit world. Mostly put in blends for joy and protection. Helps work on the 2nd, 4th and 7th chakras. Generally, safe oil.

5. Incense, Frankincense (Boswelia carterii)

Essential Oils

This oil serves to awaken the “spiritual purpose” of the individual, help guide and reconnect with the Universal Energy (God). Incense soothes and centers, stabilizes emotions. It seems to ground and purifies the mind. When used in meditation, it encourages states where healing energies are more readily received and integrated. It introduces feelings of emotional stability, enlightenment, protection, introspection, strength, determination, acceptance and inspiration. It is used to balance the 1st, 6th and 7th chakras. Although not considered toxic, it should be avoided in the first trimester of pregnancy.

There are lots of other beneficial essential oils that can be used for meditation, such as lavender, patchouli, eucalyptus, rose, myrrh, sage and many others.

No matter which oil you decide to use in your meditation, each one of them will give you a new experience and make the meditation even more efficient.

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Essential oils, due to their high concentration in aromatherapy, are almost never used in undiluted form. Carrier oils, also called base or vegetable oils, are used to dilute essential oils for massage. They are used in aromatherapy, a complementary therapy in which various essential oils are applied to the body to aid physical and emotional health and well-being. They primarily dilute concentrated essential oils so that they can be applied to the skin without side effects. Different oils offer different properties and the choice of certain oil may depend on the desired therapeutic result. Unlike essential oils that evaporate and have an extremely strong aroma, these do not evaporate and are generally of a mild odor.

Carrier Oil Types

Sweet almond oil, apricot seed oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil, peanut oil, olive oil, macadamia nut oil, sesame oil, walnut oil are some examples of carrier oils.

There are three groups of these oils:

1. Base oils

They represent the largest part in the massage oil – almond, sesame, hazelnut, olive, jojoba, macadamia.

2. Special oils

They make up a smaller part in the massage oil (very oily or too expensive to use on its own – avocados, nightshades, wheat germs.

3. Macerated or infused oils

They are obtained by soaking herbs in a carrier oil – marigold, aloe vera, poppy seeds.

Vegetable oils can be obtained from seeds and husk in two ways. The first is cold squeezing (up to 60 ° C) which is very expensive and is done much less often than the other way, which is hot squeezing (up to 200 ° C). In the second approach, the utilization is much higher (more oil is obtained) but such oil is exposed to temperatures, pressures and complicated processes, thus it obtains lower quality. As such, the cold-pressed oils are being used in aromatherapy. These oils contain all of their vitamins, minerals and healing fatty acids.

Vegetable oils are usually rich in mono and polyunsaturated fats, which means they are liquid at room temperature. This makes them a great choice for use in bottles or sprays. Some vegetable oils are rich in linoleic acid, which studies have proven to be best for people with oily skin. Other vegetable oils like olive oil are rich in oleic acid which is best for dry skin. People with mixed skin can use a blend of all vegetable oils.

There are some saturated fats that are great as base oil, such as the always powerful coconut oil.

Carrier Oils

Carrier Oils

Most of the oils that can be obtained in the supermarket are not squeezed by the cold method, but by heating, thus losing its healing properties.

Mineral oils are not used in aromatherapy because these oils are not a natural product. Mineral oils are also thought to prevent the absorption of essential oils into the skin.

Most base oils are odorless or light smell and do not interfere with the therapeutic properties of the essential oil. They can be used alone or with other oils to nourish your skin.

The carrier oil you buy should be 100% natural and undiluted. They should also be 100% safe to use, the exceptions here are natural oils enriched with Vitamin E, because Vitamin E in oil works as a preservative. After opening the container, make sure to store the oil in a refrigerator. If the percentage of polyunsaturated fats is high, as with Starflower (Borage Officinalis) and Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis), the oil can quickly burn, so refrigerate for not more than 6-8 months and then discard. Other oils could be kept in the refrigerator for around 2 years or in a cool, dark place for at least 1 year. However, if they smell bad, throw them away!

When we talk about the usage of essential oils – topical or external use is the most common one, which is to apply oils directly to the skin.

You carefully tip the oil bottle and drop 2-3 drops into the palm of your hand or right into the desired application area. This is considered an undiluted application. You may drop the oil in your hand, rub your palms together and massage the oil onto the skin.

But most of the time, you will want to dilute your essential oil with the carrier oil, which is any plain vegetable-based oil (olive, coconut, grape seed, apricot, almond, etc). Another reason why to dilute your oils is to allow them to cover a larger surface area.

Also, keep in mind you will always want to dilute your oils when using them with children.

Certain oils are called – hot oils because they can irritate the skin. Oils like cinnamon, peppermint and oregano are examples of hot oils.


Never put essential oils in your eyes or ears!


When you are starting out, it is a good idea to only start with one oil at a time for a few days before trying another one.


Plant: Citrus reticulata L.
Odor: sweet-bitter, fresh
Method of production: mechanical straining
The part of the plant from which the oil is obtained: the bark of the fruit
Main ingredients: limonene, gamma-terpinene, alpha- and beta-pinene

Tangerine essential oil is one of those products that are rarely bought and used because little is known about its many benefits. Find out more about this amazing product, as well as how to properly dose and use it.

Tangerine oil, logically, has a citrusy scent, which is also very sweet. Because of these properties, it blends well with other citrus fruits oils, such as lemon, orange and grapefruit. It is best known for its soothing effect, the ability to reduce anxiety, improve mood and ensure restful sleep.

It relieves nervous tension and awakens life’s joy, giving us a sense of security. Works well for general weakness of the body, exhaustion and fatigue. This essential oil also has a beneficial effect on the skin. It controls sebum secretion and cleans clogged pores. It also has antiseptic and antioxidant effects, protecting the skin from damage and inflammation, stimulates the growth of new skin cells, making it great for treating burns, stretch marks and scars.

Use and dosage of Tangerine Essential Oil

Usage of Tangerine Essential Oil

Home Disinfection

As tangerine essential oil has an antiseptic effect, it is a great choice for disinfecting surfaces and air in your home. A few drops of the oil dissolved in water can be used to wipe floors and tiles, which is a healthier and better choice than using chemical aggressive agents. This is especially important if you have young children who have just crawled.

If you add 20 drops of tangerine essential oil and 10 drops of lemon, grapefruit and cedar oil to the spray bottle, you will get a great blend for refreshing and disinfecting the air on the premises.

Stretch Mark Prevention and Mitigation

It is good to know that tangerine essential oil is a very powerful tool for preventing stretch marks, but also for alleviating those already existing. The recipe for the preparation I used during my pregnancy (very successful) involves mixing two drops of mandarin, lavender and geranium essential oils and dissolving them in a spoonful of cold-pressed coconut oil. This preparation is applied to regions that are susceptible to stretch marks, such as thighs, abdomen, breasts but also “pads” around the hips. It is very important to continue use after childbirth because right then there is an increased risk of stretch marks.

Reduction of cellulite and excess weight

This oil contains the flavonoid Nobiletin, which has the effect of reducing weight and cellulite. Applied to the skin, it affects the elimination of toxins from the body, which are responsible for the formation of “orange peel”. It also speeds up circulation, which automatically leads to better tissue oxygenation and cellulite relief.

You can prepare the cellulite remover by dissolving 5 drops of this oil in 50 ml of cold-pressed jojoba oil. Optionally, you can also add Melissa essential oil, grapefruit or rosemary to your mix, which will enhance its action. It is also important to apply the preparation daily to the areas affected by cellulite and to massage it as much as possible into the tissue. Persistence is the key to this treatment and you need to be persistent and not skip the application.


For photosensitivity, avoid using tangerine essential oil before tanning. It should not come in contact with the eyes. Do not apply directly to the skin and mucous membranes. Not for oral use. Keep protected from light and heat, out of the reach of children.

High blood pressure, known as hypertension, is a health problem that occurs when there is constant blood pressure in the arteries, caused by narrowing of the arteries or some obstruction in them.

Proper nutrition and a healthier lifestyle can influence the regulation of this high pressure. Changes in diet, smoking cessation and stress reduction are the basis for long-term regulation of pressure, and medication should only be administered if these measures are not sufficient to regulate pressure.

One of the natural remedies can also be essential oils. However, you have to be careful with the ones you will use because some oils like peppermint, rosemary and thyme oil can actually raise your blood pressure and make your health condition even worse. These oils are good to use if you have low blood pressure. On the other side, there are some amazing ones for high blood pressure.

Top 3 essential oils to help you with lowering your blood pressure

Ylang-Ylang oil

A very flowery, kind of a soft smelling oil, but it’s really good for hypertension. It reduces stress, which is accompanied by this kind of a problem. You can use it both topically and in a diffuser. Another great way of using the oil is to pour 3-4 drops in a warm bath and you can relax in it.

Marjoram oil

Also a very effective oil to use for reducing high blood pressure. It can relax your whole body and you can use it the same way as ylang-ylang essential oil.

Petitgrain oil

It has similar effects like the other two, except, you can use this one internally. For example, you can put it in veggie caps, empty caps (2 drops) and use it 2-3 times a day. You can use it as an internal supplement.

No matter which of these oils you decide to use, you will improve your health condition. However, don’t forget to take care of other aspects of your hypertension and to follow your doctor’s directions.