Aromatic blend for November | Aromatic hand bath – warming up the body
This is the time of year when we begin to feel the onset of winter.
When your body retains less heat, your immunity weakens and you can easily catch a cold.
Let’s look at how we can kill two birds with one stone by both keeping yourself warm and preventing colds!
With that thought in mind, I would like to show you how to prepare a hand bath using the fragrances of November.
Welcome the start of winter with warming essential oils to help your circulation, and aromas that help prevent colds with antibacterial and antiviral effects!
In winter, the abilities of both the mind and body weaken in the suddenly cold weather, so we recommend selecting a fragrance with the strong energy of the evergreen tree – for example rosemary, pine, juniper, cypress, hiba or cedarwood.
When you feel de-motivated by the coldness and darkness of winter, why not try the scent of Hinoki (Japanese cypress)? Research suggests that this essential oil helps regulate sympathetic nerves and uplifts the mind.
Tea tree essential oil is the best recommendation to prevent colds. Much research has already been published on the excellent antibacterial and antiviral effects of tea tree essential oil. A drop in a glass of water can be enough to prevent colds just by gargling.
- Rosemary (2ml)
- Tea tree (2ml)
- Hinoki (1 ml)
It is recommended to make it in a 5ml amber bottle.
Pour hot water into a large bowl or basin.
Add 5 drops of the above blend (or 2 drops each of rosemary and tea tree, and 1 drop of hinoki) and optionally add a palmful of Epsom salt to enhance the warm bath effect.
Soak your hands in the hot water for about 10-15 minutes.
The scent is taken into the body via olfaction, which will help to activate the brain while clearing the trachea.
I hope that helps! If you are suffering with a cold or need to take a break, try this hand bath remedy for instant effects!