It has happened to all of us at one time or another, especially during this time of the year.
The Holidays have passed, the days are shorter, the weather is colder and our bank accounts are smaller. We are struggling to pay our Christmas bills and our mood is greatly affected by all of the above.
All of a sudden, we wake up and we realize that we need to sleep again. We feel weak and sometimes even sad. Our workload makes us feel anxious and often, we even feel like not going into work, that’s how depressing it seems to us. We simply want to crawl back into bed and hibernate, like bears do.
Most people call it a ‘’Winter Depression’’ or Seasonal affective Disorder “SAD” and according to doctors, it’s absolutely normal. However, knowing how to treat it is what’s most important. We mustn’t let these feelings get the best of us.
Eating healthy, exercising regularly, listening to music you love, curling up to a great book, laughing with friends, taking nice long walks and even doing a little bit of volunteer work may help you get through the long winter.
Why not take up a new hobby? Why not invite your best friends over for a delicious dinner? There is nothing better than being in the company of the people we love the most to help us cheer up.
Aromatherapy can also help you lift up your spirits. It is also referred to as essential oil therapy. It is best known for unifying psychological and spiritual mechanisms to enhance someone’s healing process.
While you are trying to get out of your ‘’winter blues’’ depression and are doing whatever it takes to change your thoughts and engage in many of the above mentioned activities, we, here at Aroma Oil Diffusers, have put together some blends that are sure to help put that beautiful smile back on your face and get rid of your winter blues forever!
Sweet Orange Essential Oil: has a sunny character that is perfect during the winter when your body is craving sunshine. It is mildly relaxing and can be used in an evening bath blend, but it also has an uplifting quality that makes it useful throughout the entire day. Add a few drops of orange essential oil to your diffuser on its own or combine it with bergamot.
Bergamot Essential Oil : Is the most appreciated oil by aroma therapists. They highly recommend it when their clients are feeling down and out and are lacking energy. Bergamot is the traditional aromatherapy mood lifter by far. Use it in the diffuser, by itself or combine it with other oils to help lift your mood.
Frankincense Essential Oil : known as the ‘’natural mood booster’’. It Calms your mind and uplifts your spirits, all the while, increasing energy levels that might be lacking. It is also beneficial for chest coughs that are very common during winter, especially in children.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil : This is one of the oldest known medicinal properties. It helps fight depression and helps relax both the body and the mind. Many people who suffer from anxiety and stress use it daily and find that it has an uplifting effect on their mood.is a dominant aroma, however, some like it more than others. We suggest that you start with a small amount at the beginning then, if you like it, slowly add a drop or two to your recipe. Our recommendation is that you start with one drop of Ylang Ylang and add three or four drops of Clary Sage and experiment from there to suit your own preference.
Clary Sage Essential Oil: It is most commonly known as a sleep aid. It is also an effective mood enhancer. Using both Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang together is sure to take you to dream land.
Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender oils’ effectiveness is said to be brought on by the psychological effects of its soothing and relaxing fragrance. Lavender oil is known for its calming and relaxing properties and has been used for easing insomnia, anxiety, depression, restlessness, dental pain, and stress. It has also been proven useful for many kinds of condition from pain to infections.
We understand that the winter season isn’t the easiest to get through. The best advice that we can give you is try to get a lot of sleep/rest. If you can, get away and visit a beach. The sun helps and is a great source of vitamin D. Try to practice relaxation techniques while diffusing these amazing recipes. Aromatherapy is the most natural way to feel better. They will help you relax and most definitely, will assist you with your sleep.