Let’s face it. Some us dread even the thought of leaving our homes during winter – and with good reason. The biting cold can bring a slew of bad-for-you side effects like cold feet, blocked noses, and aching joints. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Try the following essential oils for your body to kick winter cold and enjoy the holidays without much fuss.
Woody, earthy, and a little balsamic, Myrrh can help you keep the immune system ticking and stay on top of your health during the cold winter months. More than that, myrrh is an excellent antidepressant which spruces up your mood and spirit as well as keeps you warm. Besides, its antioxidant properties rejuvenate your skin, heal wounds, and keep aging at bay. However, it’s best to mix myrrh with carrier oils like grape, almond or jojoba before using it on your skin. You can also blend it with unscented lotions and used directly on the skin.
Cardamom’s balsamic, spicy, and green scents will reinvigorate and uplift your senses and spirit during winter. They also reduce feelings of despair, depression, fatigue, and stress. A great warming essential oil, cardamom will undoubtedly keep you healthy all winter long.
Also filled with spicy and woody charming aroma, marjoram is an essential oil that boasts a warming, calming effect that’s much needed during the cold months. Much like cardamom, the oil is known to keep away stress and anxiety.
Who could have guessed that black pepper could be this useful? That’s right; ground black pepper essential oil will help you stay warm during winter. Its crisp aroma is known to aid digestion, blood circulation, and stimulates your mind.
One thing that bogs people down and many have to fight off during winter is the flu. You can fight off this misery by adding a little juniper berry essential oil into your diffuser. The oil’s earthy, sweet, crisp, and woody aromas will help you cleanse your body and boost your immunity. It’s also an excellent anxiety, burn out, and stress relief oil.
Peppermint Oil, Myrtle, and Pine for Your Respiratory
Winter cold can take a massive toll on your respiratory system. Peppermint essential oil, coupled with pine and myrtle oils, can do wonders for your respiratory function and health. It can also ease tension.
Lavender OilLavender oil is one of the best essential oils. It can help you get a good night sleep and stay calm during winter. Just spray a little lavender oil on your pillow – and enjoy the slumber!