Cold, winter days can be tough... especially when it's grey and wet outside or you and your family are hit with dreaded lurgies! There are lots of ways you can help take the edge off winter chills - from slow cooked meals, to crackling fireplaces or long soothing baths.
But here at Sage one of the first things we do when the season starts to change is pull out our essential oil collection. Here are some of our favourites for winter...
Eucalyptus Renowned for its antibacterial properties, Eucalyptus is a must-have to help keep your home fresh and healthy during winter. It can offer relief to cold and flu symptoms and can also give you a much needed emotional boost when the grey days get you down.
LavenderMost people would say that Lavender is an all year round essential oil and we would certainly agree, but in winter it is particularly useful because it promotes overall health and wellbeing. It encourages peaceful sleep which is highly beneficial when you are feeling under the weather.
FrankincenseWith a calming action on the respiratory system, Frankincense is a go-to oil when you have a cough or other cold symptoms. Vaporise a few drops in your room at night to encourage easy breathing while soothing the mind and creating a relaxed atmosphere.
RosemaryRosemary is another essential oil that can help boost your health and wellness during the colder months. It supports the respiratory system and is an excellent oil to use in a cold and flu balm or inhalation. It can also help relieve aches and pains when included in a bath soak.
Orange SweetWinter is citrus season and if you love to eat oranges and mandarins, then you will love the benefits citrus essential oils bring to your daily life. Sweet Orange is uplifting and promotes feelings of positivity - just perfect for overcast, windy days. It also helps to support the immune system when feeling under the weather.
Whether you choose to vaporise these oils, add them to a carrier oil for massage or include them in a bath soak, we know they will help you feel fighting fit this winter season!