The Winter Wellness Essential Oil Trio
Using oils has become a very popular way to promote optimal health using a holistic approach with a lot of research being done to further our understanding of the healing properties of these powerful plant extracts.
During the winter season, there are certain threats to your health that you want to be able to combat and this is where you can narrow down the list of the best essential oils to keep on hand.
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils, and a perfect companion for Peppermint oil this winter. It has antibacterial, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory effects and can be especially helpful for clearing up a stuffy nose.
It’s the ideal oil to support you with when allergies and minor illnesses like the common cold hit and diffusing it daily can also help break up congestion.
When we think about Peppermint we tend to focus on its cooling properties, but it’s also a great oil to use in winter.
Peppermint oil helps to increase circulation, which in turn warms up the body. It also cools the surface of the skin, which in hot weather can be most welcome.
In cold weather, however, it can also enhance the effect of warm air making it ideal for those times when you need a quick heat hit.
Eucalyptus is invigorating and fresh, and does wonders for breathing when we are stuffed up. It’s a very versatile essential oil and can be used for everything from diffusing the aroma to open the lungs to using it combined with bath salts to soothe achy bodies during times of illness.
It’s awakening, too – smelling eucalyptus can help wake us up when we need to keep going, which is perfect during the pre-holiday season rush.