Beautiful busy woman, are you taking care of yourself?
The sun is still shining here in Brisbane but the weather is suddenly cooler. These crisp winter days and cooler nights can put a strain on your immune system, especially if you are strung out and fatigued from a stressful busy lifestyle.
To ward off the onset of any dreaded lurgies and protect your vital energy, incorporate some immune stimulating and restorative essential oils into your self-care regime for the next few weeks.
A wonderful blend to diffuse in your living or work spaces is a 1 drop sweet thyme, 2 drops palmarosa, 2 drops bergamot and 1 drop niaouli essential oils. This synergy of oils has antimicrobial, uplifting and restorative properties and it smells divine.
Using your diffuser for up to 1 hour only, three times a day is enough to get the therapeutic value. Always make sure you have adequate ventilation in the room.
Another purifying blend to cleanse body, mind and spirit is cajeput, lemon, lavender and peppermint.
Cajeput and lemon have antimicrobial properties boosting the immune system and combating germs; peppermint is pain relieving and warming, also clearing for the respiratory system/sinuses; lavender, the mother of all essential oils, calms and nurtures the nervous system encouraging the body to rest and restore.
This would be a wonderful blend for Aromatherapy massage or to use as a chest/back/neck/foot rub.
Aromatherapy massage using essential oils to support the immune system is a light, gentle and meditative massage which comprises over 75% lymphatic massage technique to support the immune system by shifting blockages, removing toxins and stimulating healthy immune function.
A relaxing aromatherapy bath with detoxifying pure magnesium flakes and essential oils is another treat for relieving the winter blues.
Essential oil safety:
- Not all essential oils are suitable for pregnant women in massage and/or the bath so always consult with a qualified aromatherapist to check before use.
- Essential oils should not be used undiluted on the skin, always dilute in a suitable carrier oil such as raw organic coconut oil or jojoba.
- Do not ingest essential oils unless under the supervision of a qualified aromatic medicine physician.
- Essential oils are very concentrated, always use the less is best principle and use appropriate ventilation if diffusing.
- Some essential oils can interact with other medications so again if in doubt seek advise from a qualified aromatherapist.
For more information on essential oil safety see my blog Essential oil Safety Considerations.
An Aromatherapy massage with immune stimulating and restorative essentials oils two times in the first month and then monthly to maintain, will do wonders for your health and wellbeing during the winter months. You can book an appointment with me here.
Yours in Living Well,