The time of the year in our part of the world where we sadly close the windows, pack away the shorts and turn to indoor activities has arrived. Yes it’s Fall or Autumn. As we begin to hunker down for the harsh winter that Canada delivers every year, it can be a shock to our system.
Quite suddenly, talk turns to colds, flu and panicked fear mongering about becoming ill that goes with it. Essential oils can help adjust this environment by creating more of a pleasant transition. They may also help to avoid many of these miserable microbes which make us sick in the first place.
During summer, there is a noticeable lack of colds and flu. The sun is shining, we spend time outdoors taking in fresh oxygen and enjoy the elements. Flowers, trees, freshness of rain all have positive effects on our senses and psyche whether we realize it or not, sooo….
How about some cedarwood, black spruce and pine to mimic the earthiness of trees outside? Put a few drops of these oils in a glass of water near windows with a view of trees. You’ll feel like you are outside.
The wafting aroma of basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme fills the void of fresh picked herbs which have now disappeared from the garden. Place a few drops on your cutting board or in a cup of water while preparing food. It will help get the digestive juices flowing.
Black pepper, ginger, lavender and cardamom provide a warm spicy atmosphere to take the chill out of your bones. Mix a few drops of each into a about 30 ml (1 oz.) of unscented cream or lotion and apply to hands and feet.
Don’t forget lemon, grapefruit, bergamot and orange to provide that sunshine in a bottle on gloomy rainy days. Add generous amounts to unscented liquid soap for washing dishes, floors and laundry. It will make you forget you are inside.
Mix virgin coconut oil with lime oil, and apply after a shower to conjure up the feeling or memory of tropical breezes.
Use peppermint, eucalyptus, and spearmint oil to help open the claustrophobia of a closed house and chase away those airborne microbes that leave us feeling ill. Dissolve 10 drops of any combination of these oils with 15 ml (1/2 oz) glycerine or denatured alcohol then add to a cup of water. Pour into a spray bottle to freshen every room in your house.
You won’t realize how effective it is till you try these simple tips. Your body and your mind will thank you.
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