Winter can be a difficult season; with the chills and cold air, it is bound to affect your skin, hair and health as well. With the few basics that help to maintain good health, you need to have a regime that can take care of you completely.
So, where exactly do essential oils fit in here?
There is more to essential oils than just a few drops added to the diffuser to aromatize your home and calm those frayed nerves.
You can use pure, therapeutic grade essential oils for your complete well-being; that includes skin care and hair care too.
I started using essential oils almost a decade ago and they’ve become a staple part of my every day usage. I use essential oils depending on the seasons, because they will have their own healing properties.
Over the few years, I have experimented and stuck to some tried and tested DIY recipes using essential oils which I would love to share with you.
Essential Oils That Promote Good Health
In the winter, you will need to opt for warming oils that will also help to keep the illness at bay.
Essential oils of spice help to promote a warmer feeling that is much needed in the winters. Another set of oils are those that help you relax and keep the illnesses at bay.
None of these oils are for topical application, unless mixed with a carrier oil.
A popular way of using essential oils is in a diffuser. Add a few drops in the diffuser well with water and light a tea light to let the healing fragrances promote healthy living.
Some of the popular essential oils that can be used in the winter are:
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil with its antibacterial effects can help to prevent illness.
Lemon is a very good disinfectant as well that can also help to keep your home clean. The fragrance of lemon is known to boost your mood and alleviate your stress.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is your perfect choice to break out of the dull and dreary winter mood!
A fabulous mood booster, peppermint essential oils not only helps to ease a congestion but also helps to eliminate fatigue.
Frankincense Essential Oil
This oil is packed with purifying properties that helps to boost your immune system and keeps the illnesses at bay. It also helps to promote good sleep.
Clove Essential Oil
Clove essential oil is often known for its healing abilities to reduce a toothache. When mixed with cinnamon, rose and eucalyptus, it helps to create a blend that is heady.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil helps to break a congestion and clear that stuffy nose too. And it is known for its calming and relaxing properties that promotes a good night’s sleep.
(Pratibha Pal spent her childhood in idyllic places only fauji kids would have heard of. She grew up reading a variety of books that let her imagination wander and still hopes to come across the Magic Faraway Tree. When she's not rooting for eco-living or whipping up some DIY recipes to share with her readers, Pratibha is creating magic with social media. You can view her blog at www.pratsmusings.com or reach to her on Twitter at @myepica.)
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