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It's starting to shift to colder temperatures here. Some days my feet and hands just never feel warm - even the coziest socks aren't cutting it. Anyone else? My spouse just "loves" it when I climb into bed at night with frozen toes and fingers. Sorry, honey!
Luckily, many essential oils have warming properties when used topically. Below are a few of my favorites along with some of their other benefits.
- Ginger - Used to flavor many Asian dishes and baked goods. Promotes healthy digestion and helps ease occasional indigestion and nausea.* Can be applied topically or inhaled to help reduce feelings of nausea.* Often added to diffuser blends because of its warm, spicy, sweet aroma.
- Cinnamon Bark - Supports healthy metabolic function and immune function.* Amazing aroma and adds wonderful flavor when added to recipes. Naturally repels insects.
- Black Pepper - Provides antioxidant support and supports healthy circulation and digestion.* Soothes anxious feelings.* Use it in recipes to add flavor and to aid digestion.*
- Frankincense - Helps rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections.* Supports healthy cellular function.* Promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness when used aromatically.*
- Clove - A favorite aroma for diffuser blends and adds great flavor to recipes. Has powerful antioxidant properties and supports cardiovascular health.* Helps clean teeth and gums.
- Cassia - Promotes healthy digestion and immune function. Has a strong, uplifting aroma that is similar to Cinnamon Bark.*
- Cardamom - May help ease indigestion and maintain overall gastrointestinal health.* Promotes clear breathing and respiratory health.* Adds flavor in cooking a baking.
The simplest way to use these to warm hands and feet is to add a drop to a favorite lotion or body spray. Remember to use caution with "hot" oils. Always dilute them in lotion or a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil before topical use. Remember to wash your hands after use so you don't accidentally get them into a sensitive area like eyes. Ouch!
If you want to take things up a notch, try these ideas:
Winter Warming Foot Oil Roller Bottle Blend
- 6 drops Siberian Fir
- 3 drops Ginger
- 3 drops Black Pepper
- 3 drops Frankincense
- 3 drops Cardamom
- 1 drop Cinnamon Bark
- 1 drop Cassia
- 1 drop Clove
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
Floral Warming Bath
- 4 drops Geranium
- 2 drops Black Pepper
- 1 drop Cardamom
- 1 drop Patchouli
- 2 cups Epsom Salts
- 1 tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil
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