3 Uses for Aromatherapy in Autumn

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for psychological and physical well being. It can be especially useful and uplifting in the passive winter and autumn months if you are prone to feeling down.

Here are some awesome oils to try in the autumn to help add warmth amongst the chilly atmosphere:

Oils that are warming in nature, such as clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, tend to be beneficial for those cold hands and feet. Try adding one drop to your favorite unscented moisturizer to give your hands and feet a nice warming massage.

Citrus scented oils can help to create an uplifting mood.  Try scents like bergamot, blood orange and bitter orange.  These can be beneficial for whenever your feeling the wintertime blues, and can offer a quick pick me up if you're getting a slow start to your day.  We recommend warming this oil over a diffuser to help brighten the atmosphere. Here's an awesome  lightbulb diffuser made by Aura Cacia.

To help beat colds and clear stuffy noses, we suggest therapeutic oils such as peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, and rosemary. You may already be using rosemary regularly (it's the main fragrance found in Vicks Vapo-Rub. To make your own natural balm, try mixing a thick emollient, such as shea butter, with a few drops of rosemary and a blend of mint. Apply liberally to your chest and under your nose, to help lighten a cough and clear your sinuses.

(As with all condensed oils, take caution to use a good carrier oil and blend carefully. Some people may be sensitive to certain oils. )