Rain, wind and cold, autumn is coming with the sensation to feel chill also in the bones. Hot herbal teas and high-energy foods are helpful but an aid may come also from the essential oils. Today we will see how to create by ourselves a special essential oil blend in order to diffuse in the rooms of houses or offices sweet, scented and warming notes, able to counteract the chill sensation and to make us feel comfortable, at peace and protect. Let’s see how to prepare a warming essential oil blend! This blend is thought to be added to an oil burner lamp, it is better not to use it in the water bath or to apply it on your skin in order to avoid possible skin irritations. Be careful also during pregnancy, some used essential oils, such that of cinnamon, may cause contractions, for this reason it is better not to use during this period.
Add 8 drops of sweet orange essential oil, an essence that has a calming effect, gives serenity and has an anti-stress action (Rashidi-Fakari et al, Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res, Nov-Dec 2015). This essential oil is also very delicate and helps balance the blend. The more warming essential oils, indeed, such as that of spices that we will see in the following, are very strong and, in order to avoid irritations of mucosa, it should be better not to diffuse them in excessive quantities.
Add 4 drops of rosewood essential oil, that mixes well with spicy essential oils thanks to its woody, warm and sweet note. This essential oil is really special because it isn’t just warming but it has also an antimicrobial activity, one of the most active, an anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic effect (Vasireddy et al, PLoS One, Aug 2018 - Rita de Cássia da Silveira e Sá et al, Int J Mol Sci, Dec 2017).
You can add to the blend 3 drops of ginger essential oil. This spice is highly warming and improves blood circulation (Prasad et al, Gastroenterol Res Pract, 2015). Moreover, ginger essential oil is also anti-microbial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and therefore results helpful to purify the rooms from germs and bacteria (Bellik, Asian Pac J Trop Dis, Feb 2014 – Funk et al, PharmaNutrition, Jul 2016).
2 drops of cinnamon essential oil give a warm, scented and enveloping note that dispenses wellbeing. Cinnamon is indeed pleasantly warming and counteracts anxiety and depression (Sohrabi et al, Iran J Basic Med Sci, Jun 2017).
Add also 2 drops of nutmeg essential oil that give to the blend intense and warming notes. Moreover, this essential oil results also highly antioxidant (Piaru et al, Asian Pac J Trop Med, Apr 2012).