Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Z., presents some tips for dealing with winter using essential oils:
There are so many different oils available today that you surely feel overwhelmed when you are trying to choose the ones that you need most.
Here are a few of the essential Oils I would recommend you keep on hand for the winter months ahead!!
Lemon is best known for it’s ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body and is widely used in skin care to cleanse skin, reduce wrinkles, combat acne and act as a bug repellant.
Lemon peel is used as an antiseptic, vascular stimulant and protector.
Oregano essential oil has a very powerful immune-boosting, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. All of these properties come together to fight off illness, make your immune system stronger to prevent illness and to alleviate certain symptoms associated with fall illnesses like the cold and flu.
Peppermint’s most important properties is a mood booster. It also has immune-boosting properties and works to reduce your appetite. During the winter months, the days are shorter and those who are prone to depression and anxiety may notice that their symptoms are worse. Peppermint helps to eliminate fatigue and ease depression and anxiety so that you are able to go about your days without interruption.
Peppermint helps to stimulate your immune system, but if you are already sick, it can help with several symptoms that are common with winter illnesses. If you have a sinus headache, you must alleviate the pressure from your sinuses for it to go away. Peppermint helps to relieve this sinus pressure and drain your sinuses so that you can get rid of the pain and stuffiness.