The Magic of Aromatherapy

Essential oils are wonderful mood enhancers. In the Fall and Winter months they can be especially useful at home to brighten the mood and provide stress relief.

Fall is my favorite time of year and as the evenings shorten and the weather cools, I am always reminded of the crisp Autumnal days of my childhood growing up in the Sussex countryside. England has a wonderfully colorful Fall foliage season every year and as you roam the fields and lanes, crunching fallen leaves underfoot while admiring each indiviual tree, you can smell the open hearth fires in the brisk air.

To re-capture some of that seasonal nostalgia, I always burn some incense at this time of year and change out my diffuser recipes to aromas that are a little more heady and redolent. Clove bud and spearmint is my current favourite, but here are a few more that might warm your darker evenings:

Orange, grapefruit and nutmeg for an uplifting pick-me up.

Peppermint, rosemary and lavender for a head soother after a hectic day.

Geranium, lavender and chamomile to nurture any emotional upheaval.

Rose and ylang-ylang for a romantic evening in.

We have tried all kinds of diffusers and prefer the ones that use a tea-light and water – just make sure that you keep the water topped up regularly. Inhale and Relax!

Refer to my previous post “Lovely Lavender” to learn more about this universal essential oil.

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