Winter is a wonderful time of year with stunning snowy landscapes, fun holiday festivities, and delicious hot drinks to enjoy. But along with the good comes some not-so-good things: shorter days, harsh weather, and sniffles. Start preparing your winter wellness kit now, so you can put your best, healthiest self forward this season. Here are some of our favourite essential oils and oil-infused products for winter.
R.C.™ essential oil blend
When it’s cold and dark outside, you might feel less motivated to go on your morning run or play sports. That’s where R.C. comes in. This blend’s bold, refreshing aroma is just what you need to bust out of a winter workout rut. Here are some ways to pair R.C. with your exercise routine.
- Before: Rub diluted R.C. onto your chest and the back of your neck for an invigorating boost.
- During: Diffuse R.C. during tough at-home workouts for the sensation of deeper breathing.
- After: Treat your tired muscles to a soothing massage with R.C. and V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex.
Thieves® essential oil blend
With cold weather comes cough and cold season. Thankfully, you can use Thieves to make a hand purifier for any time that soap and water aren’t available. (Not into DIYs? Check out our Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer).
DIY Thieves Hand Purifier
What you need:
- 2/3 cup isopropyl alcohol
- 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
- 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
- 20 drops Thieves essential oil blend
- 20 drops Peppermint essential oil
- Add alcohol, aloe vera, and jojoba oil to a bowl.
- Add essential oils and mix well to combine.
- Store in travel-sized containers with tightly sealing lids.
Super B™ tablets
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and Nutmeg essential oil, Super B offers the wellness support you need as you navigate the changing seasons. If the harsh weather and shorter days have got you down, Super B is your new best friend! This supplement contains all eight essential B vitamins to help support normal energy levels, so you can enjoy the season fully.
#YLTip: Take 2 tablets daily with a meal.
EndoFlex™ essential oil blend
EndoFlex might not be one of the first blends that comes to mind when you think of essential oils for winter, but it should be! With its sweet, uplifting aroma and moisturizing properties, EndoFlex is a must-have for chilly nights and dry, chapped skin. The next time you’re stuck indoors on a snowy, stormy night, warm up with a steamy soak infused with this blissful blend of mint, herb, and floral oils.
How to make bath salts with EndoFlex
What you need:
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- ½ cup Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 25 drops of EndoFlex essential oil blend
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Store in a tightly sealed jar.
- When you’re ready to use, add ¾ cup of bath salts to steamy bathwater.
This season calls for soups, stews, and homemade meat pies. As you enjoy your favourite cold-weather comfort foods, support gut health and promote healthy digestion with Life 9. This powerful probiotic gets its name from the nine beneficial bacteria strains it contains.
#YLTip: Take 1 capsule every night following a meal or as needed.
Sage essential oil
Sage has an earthy, herbaceous, and uplifting aroma that can help to encourage a positive atmosphere during the long winter months. Try pairing it with the soothing scent of Lavender and warm, woodsy Cedarwood for a relaxing bedtime blend.
Time to Hibernate diffuser blend
3 drops Sage
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Cedarwood
Cedarwood essential oil
Dry winter winds and chilly temps can do a number on your skin and hair. Get back your natural glow and a healthy-looking mane with a little help from Cedarwood. Add this moisturizing oil to your lotion and conditioner for extra hydration or try it in a DIY hair mask like the one below.
Moisturizing Mask for Dry Winter Hair
What you need:
- 3–4 drops Cedarwood essential oil
- 2–3 drops Sage essential oil
- 2 tablespoons carrier oil
- Start with clean, still-damp hair.
- Combine ingredients in a small bowl.
- Comb the mask through your hair from roots to tips.
- Let sit for 15─30 minutes.
- Wash your hair.
What do you think of these recommendations? Did we miss anything? Share your favourite essential oils for winter in the comments!
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