I love blending essential oils to diffuse in my home based on whatever effect would be helpful that day… or just what sounds good at the time! Lately, for obvious reasons, I've been gravitating toward holiday scents – cinnamon, peppermint, pine… you get the idea! But I also want to be using antibacterial + antiviral oils, since we're having more visitors and just want to keep germs at bay as much as possible. A couple weeks ago, I put together this blend I've named “Winter Wisdom” that offers the best of both. It smells Christmas-y without being *too* much, and we're getting loads of benefits from these particular oils. I'm happy to share this blend with you! Let me know how you like it.
Winter Wisdom Essential Oil Blend
Simply combine the following essential oils: (I love to get mine from Mountain Rose Herbs.) Safety Note: It is recommended to avoid Clove bud, Cedarwood atlas, Clary sage, and Peppermint essential oils during pregnancy.
- 40 drops clove bud essential oil (Syzygium aromaticum)
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita)
- 20 drops lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 10 drops clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea)
- 10 drops cedarwood atlas essential oil (Cedrus atlantica)
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- 10 drops lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)
Combine the oils in a small glass vial – a repurposed essential oil bottle works is perfect! I had one with just a bit of clove oil left, so I used that. Don't use plastic bottles… the essential oils can break it down or become contaminated by the chemicals depending on what type you have. Glass is a safe bet!
That's all there is to it – just store this bottle with your other essential oils – in a cool, dry, dark place until you're ready to use it in your diffuser. Enjoy!
Benefits of the oils in Winter Wisdom:
- Clove bud oil is analgesic, offering pain relief from headaches, soreness, etc.
- Lemon is energizing and stimulates lymph drainage.
- Cedarwood atlas is mentally grounding and has anti-bronchial properties.
- Lavender has a place almost anwhere. According to Mountain Rose Herbs, “The name “lavender” is derived from the Latin lavare, meaning, ‘to wash'. Known as one of the seven polyvalents (effective against many toxins), which are applicable to many ailments.”
- Tea tree is incredibly cleansing, with antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties!
Thanks for checking out my blend – it's a new favorite! What are your favorite essential oils to diffuse this time of year?