Warming aromatherapy essential oils can work wonders during the cold months.
Essential oils such as cinnamon, cardamon, peppermint, clove, ginger, sandalwood, marjoram, black pepper and rosemary are warming and stimulating, and are just perfect for the winter months. They can improve circulation, relax the body and added to a hot bath can even improve every-day aches and pains such as sore muscles and stiff joints, which can also feel more tense during the winter months.
You can diffuse them, add them to a hot bath or enjoy them in massage lotions, body scrubs and oils.
A warm bath with essential oils is therapeutic and you can also create a soothing ambience and a more luxurious scent experience by serving champagne.
Ginger is balancing, with a spicy and warm scent associated with stability, purification and cleanliness.
Ginger oil helps to improve circulation, which is important for warming up. The smell is refreshing and spicy, although some may find it too strong. For a sweeter smell, mix ginger oil with a citrus oil such as orange or bergamot, and of course use a carrier oil to dillute the mix. You can also add Epsom salts in the warm water for a more relaxing experience.
Cinnamon essential oil has a nice spicy and earthy fragrance and is typically associated with winter. It can help create a warm and comforting ambience in your home or office during the cold season. Since it is a strong scent, mix it with a citrus oil (such ar orange, bergamot or lemon) and a carrier oil – such as coconut, sweet almond, olive or jojoba oil.
Used in the bath, it can create a warm and soothing experience. You can also put the oils in a body lotion or vegetable oil and use it for massage – a particularly good technique if you are performing exercise in winter.
Peppermint oil helps improve circulation – a massage with peppermint oil can relax and warm up your body during the winter season. Peppermint oil is also very refreshing, making it very stimulating for mornings or for a post-gym massage. It can also improve breathing, fight off colds and flues, improve focus and concentration when the sun light is low.