Does anyone else have a touch of the winter blues? I realised just how bad my case was yesterday morning when woke up to a very chilly 6 degrees celcuis. In my world that is freezing! I am definitely a summer person. I feel the cold and find it hard to get warm, not to mention the fact that it effects my mood 😦
I was complaining bitterly that I was totally sick of feeling cold and one of my best friends commented that they had never seen me like this. That was when I decided it was time to do something about it. My first stop, of course, was to make a list of my favourite warming essential oils…I’d love to share them with you now!
Black Pepper – Stimulates the mind, energises the body, supports the immune system. It is warming & comforting on both a physical & emotional level. Great if you are feeling stuck.
Cardamom – Fights depression, good for fatigue & weakness, warms the spirit & the senses, good for the lungs (coughs, bronchitis).
Cedarwood – Warming, harmonising, calming & soothing. Great for exhaustion, nervous tension & anger. Promotes spirituality.
Cinnamon – Sedating to the nervous system, helps with depression & exhaustion. Warms the muscles. A great body tonic, antiseptic, helps prevent infections and fight colds & flu.
Clove – Has a positive & stimulating effect on the mind. Good in times of stress & anxiety. Anti-viral properties help prevent infection.
Ginger – A physical & spiritual cleanser. Great when you are feeling emotionally cold & flat. Physically it warms the body, promotes circulation & fights fatigue, colds, coughs & sore throats.
All of these lovely oils can be used alone or in a blend. Here are some of my favourite winter warmer blends.
- Black pepper, geranium & cardamom
- Ginger & lavender
- Clove, orange & cinnamon
- Ginger, geranium & lavender
- Lemon Myrtle & Cardamom
- Ginger & Lime
- Cedarwood, ginger & grapefruit
Now I’m going to have a cup of hibiscus & rose tea and open my space bags of winter clothes 🙂
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Be Happy and Healthy!, Dee