Winter is well and truly with us. What a nicer way to enhance our wellbeing and give our immune system a boost at the same time than to incorporate essential oils into our daily routine.
You could write a book and many people have on the endless uses of essential oils. Below are a few oils and some of their uses that are especially useful throughout the winter months and how they can become a part of our daily rituals.
Eucalyptus – anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-septic and decongestant, good for colds, coughs, headaches, sinus and sore throats.
Lavender – anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, good for headaches, sinus, sore throats, aches and pains, coughs and flu symptoms as well as general relaxation
Tea Tree – anti-viral and anti-infectious, good for colds, sore throats and flu symptoms
Lemon – anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, good for colds, headaches, catarrh and flu symptoms, strengthens the immune system
Benzoin – antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, good for muscular aches and pains as well as laryngitis, coughs and flu symptoms
Peppermint – analgesic and anti-infectious, good for colds, headaches, coughs, flu symptoms and reducing fever
Oils can be used in a diffuser or as steam inhalation. Alternatively, a few drops on some cotton wool or tissue behind a warm radiator also works. Why not treat yourself, a loved one or family member to an aromatherapy massage? Essential oils will be specifically blended to your particular requirements. Gift vouchers are always available to buy and what a wonderful Christmas gift to receive. Alternatively, Miakoda also sells aromatherapy bath salts. Blends can be made up to suit an individual or you why not choose our detox or hangover cure bath salts especially made for the Christmas and New Year Season. Not only will you skin be softer and your soul uplifted after your bath, but the smell will linger in your home giving it a beautiful aroma.