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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Essential Oils for Winter

The following appeared on The American College of Health Sciences blog:

As winter unfolds its many surprises--cold temperatures and short, gray days among them--it's a great time to enjoy adding warming and uplifting essential oils into your seasonal blends. Warming essential oils like cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum and ginger Zingiber officinale have fresh, spicy aromas that blend well with citrus oils like grapefruit. Citrus oils are pleasant to use during the winter season because their fresh, uplifting scents can help support healthy emotional well-being.

Air Purification Formula with Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • Clove Syzygium aromaticum oil: 3-drops
  • Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum oil: 3-drops
  • Lavender Lavandula angustifolia oil: 3-drops
  • Peppermint Mentha piperita oil: 3-drops
  • Pine Pinus sylvestris oil: 3-drops
  • Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis oil: 3-drops
  • Thyme Thymus vulgaris oil: 3-drops
  • Water (distilled): ½-oz
  • Alcohol: ½-oz
Directions: Mix the essential oils with the distilled water and ethyl alcohol in a 1-oz amber bottle. Place in a pump-action atomizer or blend 5-10-drops of each of the oils, and place in a vaporizer.