Cold toes, blocked nose, a-choo! Indulged by a mild winter, the recent sudden drop in temperature may have come as a shock to the system. These three essential oils are your winter power pack, use them regularly to keep warm, ward off viruses and soothe aches and pains. Unlike conventional medicine, aromatherapy oils have both physiological and psychological effects. An aromatherapy blend is sure to lift your spirits higher than a dose of Sudafed ever will.
Ginger essential oil, hot and tonifying
This energizing essential oil is distilled from the dried rhizomes of the root. An expectorant, ginger essential oil inhalation helps the body to expel mucus. It also acts on the lungs and relieves headaches caused by congestion and blocked sinuses. Ginger will help overcome a fever as it causes the body to sweat. Dilute into a foot bath to warm up cold feet, inhale regularly to strengthen the immune system or use as a massage blend to treat arthritis aggravated by the cold. To make a warming massage oil combine ginger with peppermint and juniper in a base oil.
Cinnamon essential oil, sweet and spicy
Steam distilled from the leaves and young twigs of the cinnamon tree, this sweet and spicy essential oil is great in a warming foot or hand bath. Add a few drops to a teaspoon of base oil and mix into a bowl of hot water, relax and enjoy. Cinnamon oil is also antiseptic and can be added to an oil burner to treat colds and flu. Blends well with juniper and lemon in a base oil for massage.
Clove essential oil, hot and fiery
Spicy, warming yet slightly bitter, woody, reminiscent of true clove buds, but richer. Clove oil uses include support to healthy immune system and antioxidant support. Traditional Chinese Medicine used clove for supporting a healthy digestive system. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituent eugenol. It may support overall wellness.
Today, it is still known for its healthy immune supporting properties and Did you know that Clove also has the largest antioxidant value of any single ingredient tested?
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The ancient texts all seem to agree on the many therapeutic properties of clove – it is a stimulant and has stomachic, expectorant, sedative, carminative, antispasmodic and digestive qualities. It helps flatulence, stimulates digestion and restores appetite, so is good for convalescence. It is a general tonic for both physical and intellectual weakness; and for those suffering from frigidity. Use diluted, apply several drops (2-4) to base oil, apply to chakras/vitaflex points and diffuse.
These essential oils should never be applied neat or directly to the skin, but must be correctly diluted into a base oil otherwise, they will cause irritation. Please seek advice from a qualified aromatherapist before using any of the above essential oils.
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