Winter Blues Begone

When I’m feeling blue all I want to do is take out my essential oils and make myself sunny happy again.  

I’m sitting here on a gloomy day, thinking of what to write about but the rainy weather and gloomy skies were bringing me down.  So the first thing that I did was pull out some of my sunshine oils and then I felt energized enough to share this fantastic tip with you.

Citrus oils are key to having a happy winter.  Oils such as orange, mandarin, bergamot, lemon and petitgrain, help to dispel the gloom and bring the summer sun into our dreary winter day.  This is especially true for the essential oils of orange and bitter orange as well. What better to make you think of the sun than the beautiful sunshiny smell of an orange.

So if you have SAD or just ordinary winter blues, here are a few tips on how to use the essential oils  to improve your day and your mood.

Burn ‘em

Yup, burn some oils in a diffuser.  This is actually a very effective way to use essential oils.  It’s a triple whammy system. You make your house smell nice, you kill the germs floating around the house, and you treat everyone all at the same time,

Pocketbook Method

Keep either a single oil or a blend in your purse and pull it out when you need a little pick me up.  I tend to put a drop on either one of my shoulders so that I feel surrounded by the love.

Pillow Talk

A few drops of oils sprinkled on a pillow not only enhance your mood but also enhances your sleep so you wake up refreshed, rested and in a good mood.  If that’s not the ultimate in pillow talk than I don’t know what is.

Making up a blend is simple, take a few of your favorite oils and create your own special personalized blend.  Citrus oils work wonderfully with the oils of cinnamon and clove for a more warming feel. Or you can combine them with patchouli and vanilla for a more uplifting blend.  Here are two recipes to help you get started on creating your own personalized winter blend.

Warming Winter Oil

  • 20 drops bitter orange
  • 20 drops mandarin
  • 20 drops bergamot
  • 10 drops lemon
  • 10 drops petitgrain
  • 3 drops clove
  • 3 drops cinnamon

Happy Winter Blend

  • 20 drops bitter orange
  • 15 drops bergamot
  • 10 drops lemon
  • 10 drops petitgrain
  • 10 drops patchouli 
  • 5 drops vanilla 
Visit the Navon Naturals online shop to learn more about our products and to find a pre-blended product that is right for you.  Personalized blends and skincare products available as well.