Check out Dr Blossom Kochhar’s aromatherapy guide for your wellbeing this winter.
Who doesn’t love the winters? The chill in the air, thick scarves, woolly hats, knitted socks, hot chocolate and cream, warm apple juice and cosy time with loved ones. But, the gloom that accompanies this season can be a bit overwhelming too. There are times when you just want to cocoon in your bed with a hot cup of coffee, when you do eventually step out your mood is just cold and melancholic.
The winter doldrums or the winter blues is something everyone goes through. You may feel low but just be gentle with yourself and remember essential oil blends can be of great help. Citrus oils such as orange, jasmine and lemon can instantly lift your mood and cheer you up.
Here are some blends that should help do away with low spirits and depressing feelings that tend to occur around this time of the year.
If you feel nervous and anxious:
- Take 2 drops of geranium oil
- Take 2 drops of lavender oil
- Take 3 drops of bergamot oil
Use this concoction as body massage, in your diffuser or in your bath water.
If you feel weepy:
Take 1-2 drops of Neroli oil on a cotton bud or tissue paper and place it anywhere near you. You can also use it in a diffuser. Just put 4-6 drops in it to help you remove mental block and improve concentration. Or use jasmine and rose essential oil on a daily basis.
If you have anger bursts:
Use Neroli oil to help calm anger situations.
If you feel a disinterest:
Use ylang ylang and lemon grass oil as an instant pick-me-up.
If you need to clear your thoughts:
Take a bowl of water and put less than a drop of basil oil in it. Alternatively, you can also put one tenth of a drop of this oil behind your ear and feel the fragrance giving you a relaxing effect.
If you are prone to seasonal cold and flu:
- Put a few drops of lemon and eucalyptus essential oil in a diffuser and keep the seasonal cold and flu at bay.
- Bring back the la vie en rose with these blends and revive your zest this winter.