People often associate the scent of lavender with relaxation. Lavender contains proprieties that promotes relaxation. Yet, the cooling nature of lavendar is not most balanced in the winter time.
A more appropriate winter relaxation aromatherapy blend might include a touch of cinnamon and pine, along with lavender. Try diffusing these three essential oils together and watch your holiday guests smile warmly and relax.
Remember that that deeper woodsy scents such as cedar wood, sandalwood and ylang ylang are also very calming.
Top note scents such as the citrus oils like orange, lemon and other more pungent aromas like eucalyptus and rosemary are stimulating and energize the body. So try not to use these energizing scents near bed time or you may find it difficult to sleep.
You can also purchase ceramic or glass diffusers that use tea candles. However, use this style of diffuser only for 15 minutes and do not leave them unattended, or that will create a fire hazard.
Also, you can diffuse fresh herbs in a pot of simmering water.
A wonderful blend can be created by using a spring of fresh rosemary, a spring of dried eucalyptus, one small stick of cinnamon and 1/8 cup of orange peel into a 3 cups of boiling water.
For winter colds, simply increase the amount of eucalyptus by adding 1/8 tsp of eucalyptus essential oil. Niaouli and myrtle oils can also be added to help loosen congestion and open the breathing passages.
Simmer for 45 minutes to create a healing scent.
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