Winter time can truly affect your mood and how you interact in day to day activities. Many of us can develop Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in these winter months. SAD is a type of depression related to changes in seasons. SAD symptoms, for most people, start in the fall and continue into the winter months – sapping your energy and making you feel moody.
One way to treat SAD is to get in touch with your senses. Aromatherapy with essential oils is an excellent way to utilize your senses and rejuvenate your body. There are various methods you can use to break free of your winter blues. Here are a few ideas to help you feel better this winter.
Massage with Lavender
Getting a massage with essential oils has a great effect on your physical health. Lavender is an excellent essential oil to calm and relax muscles. Lavender properties can balance your body and relieve pains you may experience during the colder winter days.
Bath with Grapefruit or Orange
Both grapefruit and orange possess the power to uplift and enlighten. A bath with these essential oils can be the perfect setting to change your mood. The grapefruit refreshes and revives your skin while the orange warms and revitalizes your body. While in the bath, take time to reflect or put on a good, happy song or two to put yourself in an elevated mindset.
Diffuse with Jasmine
Diffusing with jasmine will help boost your mood during the middle of a winter day. Jasmine has characteristics to help boost your creativity and memory. A diffuser can help you throughout the day because of its ease of use and relatively low maintenance. Bring your diffuser with jasmine to the office to boost your productivity while working.
Inhaling essential oils can be beneficial if done correctly and safely. Eucalyptus oils help your body through winter illnesses. Eucalyptus holds the power to soothe your sinuses and throat. Always make sure to follow the directions included with your essentials oils, to get the full benefits safely and correctly.
These methods, and others, are great ways to help tackle SAD. If you would like to learn more about the health benefits of essential oils or aromatherapy, check out the websites referenced for this article.
The above recommendations are not suitable for pregnant women. Please see your physician before using any essential oils while you are expecting.