‘Winter blues’ is most severe during November, December, January and February. Essential oils influence the limbic system, which is the area of the brain responsible for controlling our moods and the body’s circadian rhythm. It is recommended to choose oils from both the ‘energizing’ and ‘emotional support’ categories to help alleviate the Winter Blahs.
Here are suggestions for using Essential Oils to beat the ‘Winter Blues’: 1. Essential Oils can be diffused with diffusers, several drops placed on a tissue for inhaling, or simply smelling from an open bottle. Remember to keep the open bottle about two inches from your nose. 2. Taking a warm bath with Essential Oils is great aromatherapy. 3. Essential Oils can be worn.
The following Essential Oils are recommended for the dark winter months: 1. Clary Sage, Joy, Hope, Lavender, Lemon, Grapefruit, or Valor, for relief from depression. 2. Basil or Rosemary for fatigue & mental confusion. 3. En-R-Gee, Motivation, Peppermint, or Sandalwood, for more energy.
Always look for Essential Oils that generate a positive emotion in you and only use therapeutic-grade Essential Oils.