How to make winter more fun with essential oils
Winter’s here… but don’t go rushing to hibernate under the covers, dreading the sniffles and dark days just yet… (tempting though it may be).
Here’s how essential oils can help to make a massive difference…
How I personally use them to support myself and my family throughout the season…
AND how they might just help you enjoy winter in 2018 more!
Let’s start with little ones, including those under-2 years of age…
Baby Immune Support blend
For support during the changing seasons and against seasonal threats, this is a great blend of gentle essential oils you can make yourself:
- 1 drop Cedarwood
- 1 drop Cypress
- 1 drop Lemon
- Diluted with fractionated coconut oil
For babies, dilute 1 drop of essential oil in 10ml carrier oil, and for toddlers 1 drop in 5ml carrier oil – so just adjust your blend dilution to suit the age of your little one.
You can store the blend in a roller bottle, which also makes it really easy to use.
To apply, simply roll along their spine or on the soles of their feet.
Tea Tree and Spearmint essential oils
Tea Tree and Spearmint essential oils are two lovely, gentle oils which you can try with your little ones; they are super-helpful for promoting the feelings of clear breathing.
Try either diffusing 1 drop…
Or dilute in fractionated coconut oil according to the ratios above (for babies: dilute 1 drop of essential oil in 10ml carrier oil; for toddlers: dilute 1 drop in 5ml carrier oil) and roll along their spine or on the soles of their feet.
And now for older kids and adults…
Easy Air/Respiratory blend
During the changing of the seasons, I love using Easy Air blend. It promotes that very welcome feeling of clear airways and easy breathing (amazing tip, slightly off topic: I hear many great reports about how it can help snorers too).
It boasts calming and invigorating properties, so it’s a total treasure in your winter essential oil toolkit.
Aromatically – diffuse (in the bedroom during the night can be really helpful), or inhale the aroma from the bottle, or place a drop in your hand, rub your palms together and inhale from your cupped hands.
Topically – dilute in a carrier oil and try applying to your chest and feet.
On Guard/Protective blend
Another beaut for the changing seasons is On Guard. It helps protect against seasonal threats and supports the body’s immune system. So it’s a great one to use daily to support the body during the season of bugs, sore throats and sniffles.
Aromatically: A few drops in the diffuser… helps to purify the air and with its energising, mood lifting aroma it can be perfect on those dark days when you need a little boost.
Or inhale from the bottle or a drop in your cupped hands as described above in Easy AIr.
Topically: Use diluted in a carrier oil. I really love the smell of On Guard and wear it as a pure-fume as well as for its benefits.
On Guard Touch comes prediluted in fractionated coconut oil making it so simple to roll on the soles of your kids feet before they go to school.
Eucalyptus and Peppermint essential oils
Eucalyptus and peppermint are fantastic for promoting the feeling of clear breathing.
You can dilute a drop of either of these oils and apply topically on your chest.
Or for support at nighttime, try diffusing in the bedroom (keep your bedroom door open for ventilation).
Motivate and Cheer blends, and more…
When the dark days threaten your mood there’s so many oils which offer support, just flick back through my blog for a tonne of info.
But here’s some of my favorites for the winter: Motivate and Cheer blends, the citrus oils, and never ever forget the wonderful all-round support of Frankincense!
Have you tried Easy Air or On Guard blends? What are your favs? Let me know in the comments below x
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