Benefit from Aromatherapy during the winter

You may have already heard about Aromatherapy and its benefits. As the coldest time of the year has arrived, here we are to bring some tips on how to profit from the essential oils during this season.

Winter is synonymous with cold, dry climate, lower temperatures, long nights and short days. During this season allergies seems to be more trigged and the airways infections shows up more often.

One of the reasons is that the air is generally drier, which affects the mucous membranes of the respiratory system. This dryness compromises the production of the antibody secretions. In addition, the viruses that cause respiratory problems are more active at this time of the year, so colds, flu and cough appear more often.

Another topic to be aware is the skin. The extreme low temperatures and intense wind, associate to the warmer showers tend to dry out the skin as well, causing higher sensibility and other skin problems.

Aromatherapy can help

Aromatherapy may definite help with those winter questions! That’s why we gathered some information for you right here, to help you take the best out of it in a safe way. But first let me tell you shortly about essential oils, just in case. ; )

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are natural extremely concentrated volatile substances, which have active principles according to their chemical composition. Depending on the plant, the essential oil will have different characteristics of aroma, color and density. Its objective is to provide physical and emotional well-being, as it has several therapeutic chemical components.

Which essential oils are better to use during the winter?

Many essential oils have bactericidal and antiviral properties which help to stimulate our defense mechanism and prevent possible infections. Name here Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon, Ravintsara and Rosemary

Another essential oils help to hydrate the skin and soothe dryness, such as Rose Geranium, Lavender, and also Tea Tree, this one specially to inhibit possible dermatitis.

A cough often accompanies colds and flu, but it can also be associated with many other respiratory infections. In this case, bactericidal and antiseptic oils help to control symptoms associated with coughing, such as eucalyptus, lavender and thyme.

How to use it?

Aromatherapy can be used in many ways: diluted in carrier vegetable organic oils, creams and lotions, applied to the skin, and inhaled, with help of Aroma Diffusers, for example.

It is important to remember that the use of Aromatherapy requires information to safely enjoy from its benefits. Always check if there are no contraindications associated with a particular essential oil before using it and follow the appropriate amount of drops for each treatment. When in doubt, always consult a qualified aroma therapist.

Grab your essential oils

We will share 1 blend with 2 different applications with you, so you may choose the one you prefer. For these blends you will need Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Essential oil (find both here).

These applications must be used when treating breathing difficulties, sinusitis, rhinitis, sore throat, colds and flu.*

Inhalation method

This method is very effective for treating respiratory problems. When you inhale an aroma of essential oils, a message is send to the limbic system. In addition to acting on our mood and emotional state, this process also cause effects on the body. The best is to make use of an Aroma Diffuser. It will help to moisturize the ambient at the same time that it spreads the essential oil aroma.

Fill the aroma diffuser dispenser with water (see specifications of your model), add:

4 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
6 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil

Just start the diffuser and let it do the rest. It is recommended an exposure of at least 20 minutes a day to the aroma blend.

Applied to the skin

This is another very nice way of use. Please remember: never apply pure essential oil direct to the skin, it may burn. Always use a carrier oil.

2.5ml of Grape Seed or other pure organic Vegetable Oil
2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
1 drop of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

How to use: Mix essential oils in vegetable oil and apply over the area, rubbing gently over the skin until completely absorbed. Apply every 4 hours until the pain disappears. You may apply this blend on the neck (throat area), chest, pulses and on the bottom of the feet.

Keep healthy!

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*The use of Aromatherapy is not a substitute for conventional medical advise.