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What aromatherapy oils to use to ease the winter blues
After all the holiday festivities, coming into January can leave many of us feeling super gloomy and miserable. We've listed some ways to help boost your mood coming into one of the gloomiest months of the year!
If you're feeling overwhelmed and burdened by the financial stress that the holiday season has left many of us in, and slumped after all the December festivities, you may be after some much needed Aromatherapy care.
Here are some of our favourite Aromatherapy and essential oils for relaxation
Lavender Essential Oil
One of the best-known essential oils in aromatherapy, lavender oil. It’s known for its calming effects on the body and mind and ability to lessen anxiety.
Lavender oil can be found in a variety of aromatherapy products, including bath salts and massage oil. Another way to take advantage of the soothing scent of lavender: sipping lavender-infused herbal tea, which is sold in many natural-foods stores.
Bergamot Essential Oil
The oil that gives Earl Grey tea it’s signature fragrance, bergamot essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy.
When using bergamot essential oil for stress relief, the oil should be combined with a carrier oil (such as jojoba, sweet almond, or avocado) before being applied sparingly to the skin or added to a bath.
You can also inhale the soothing scent by sprinkling a drop or two of the oil onto a cloth or tissue or using an aromatherapy diffuser.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
For natural relief of anxiety, some individuals turn to aromatherapy involving the use of lemongrass essential oil.
Inhaling the scent of the oil is known to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety symptoms.
Neroli Essential Oil
An aromatherapy remedy with a sweet and spicy aroma, neroli essential oil is sometimes used to ease anxiety.
Proponents claim that breathing in the scent of this essential oil (sourced from the flowers of the bitter orange tree) can help promote calm and stop excessive worrying.
Some of our favourite aromatherapy products
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Aromatherapy Associates Muscle Bath & Shower Oil
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Immerse yourself in a soothing bathing ritual with the Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath and Shower Oil. Infused with essential oils, the therapeutic blend helps to relieve tired and aching limbs and muscles.
The rejuvenating oil combines aromatic rosemary, warming ginger and spicy black pepper. Step into a warm bath or shower and inhale the invigorating fragrance as you massage the oil into your skin.