• Tatiana Faylor, LMT, LE. SI Life Coach

Aromatherapy for Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects around 5% of the US population, but we can all feel a bit flat at this time of the year.

Fewer hours of daylight, less sunshine, and having to deal with cold weather all contribute to a general feeling of lethargy and once the holidays are over it can feel as if the sunny skies of spring are a long way away...

Aromatherapy is a really effective way to lift your spirits naturally; try these aromatic tips to boost your mood on chilly, miserable winter days.

Winter aromatherapy blends

Some essential oils naturally work well at this time of year. A couple of my favorites are:

Blend #1

  • 3 drops Orange

  • 2 drops Grapefruit

Blend #2

  • 3 drops Bergamot

  • 1 drop Neroli

  • 1 drop Jasmine

For a winter-busting massage oil blend, multiply the number of drops by two so that you have ten drops of essential oil, and add them to a dark bottle.

Mix the drops with 1 fl. ounce carrier oil and shake well.

You can also use them in a diffuser; just multiply the number of drop above by four so that there are 20 drops in total, add to a dark colored glass bottle and mix well.

Add the pure essential oil drops to a diffuser and enjoy.

The easiest and fastest way to benefit from aromatherapy is drop the oils directly to the palm of your hand, rob your hands together, empty your lungs then cover you face with your hands and inhale as much and as deep as you only can - full exhale! Repeat 3 times. Feeling better? :)

And don't forget to book Massage or Facial, Love, T

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