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?
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 spray, aroma 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.