The colder months are harsh to us all, we get dry skin, flu, colds, coughs and even stomach bugs are rife this time of year. We all pray for remedies that will help ease our conditions and help us through the winter months but most people overlook the obvious remedies. I say obvious because they are a natural solution created by Mother Nature so of course they are obvious and will help.
Here is a small example of what some essential oils can do for you during the bleak mid-winter.
Lavender oil – is one of the most popular essential oils and it has antibacterial, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory effects. This oil is especially helpful in clearing up a stuffy nose, making it ideal for allergies and minor illnesses like the common cold.
Oregano oil - Oregano essential oil has very powerful immune-boosting, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. If you were to choose only one essential oil for the winter, oregano should be it. These properties come together to fight off illness, make your immune system stronger to prevent illness and to alleviate certain symptoms associated with winter illnesses like the cold and flu.
If you experience anxiety and have difficulty sleeping, this essential oil is helpful as it induces feelings of inner serenity and calmness so that you can relax and fall asleep when you are ready for bed. It also helps to reduce the fear associated with anxiety.
Lemon oil - Lemon essential oil has mood-boosting, astringent and antibacterial effects. You can use this oil to help prevent illness or to help fight illness if you are already sick. You can also use lemon around your home to clean because it will remove germs and bacteria from your floors and surfaces. Since many germs crop up in the winter, it is important to frequently clean your home with something like lemon that can kill germs so that they do not stick around and make you sick.
The scent of lemons can boost your mood and alleviate your stress. Lemon oil also has the unique ability to reduce your sugar cravings because it naturally reduces your desire to eat sweets.
As the nights draw in and we start to feel cosy and light candles again we thought it would be an ideal time to launch our latest competition to win one of our 'Festive Oppulence Gift Set's'. All you need to do to win is follow us on Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram find the competition post and follow our instructions. A winner will be selected at random on the 1st of December 2016 and we will post the winner online and contact them through the social media channel they entered on.
Exhibitions from October - December 2016
Country Living Show, 9th to 13th Nov Business Design Centre, Islington, stand MB52.
Christmas Grand Sale, 6th - 19th Nov The Royal Horticultural Halls, London, stand 47.
Christmas Fair at Ascot Racecourse, 24th - 27th Nov, stand 126.
St Albans Christmas Market 5th - 11th Dec in St Albans Cathedral grounds.
London Horse Show 13th - 19th in Olympia, stand G22.
Stylist Live 13th - 16th October Business Design Centre, Islington, stand M151.