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Four essential oils to warm you up this winter
It is well and truly winter outside, which means you can often be left feeling the chill for hours, even when you are in a warm environment. To save shivering, there are some fantastic essential oils that help to warm your skin, ease cold muscles and fill your house with festive fragrance.
This is an oil that many people associate with Christmas. It has a beautifully spicy and earthy fragrance that is very distinctive and can be smelt for hours. This oil can help to warm the skin, but also create a comforting atmosphere in your home.
As it is incredibly strong, cinnamon oil should not be used on its own, even as a room fragrance. Instead, mix it with a carrier oil - such as jojoba oil - and other scents like sweet orange oil. This will avoid any irritation to your skin or nose and still give you the beautifully warming effect.
You can put it in an oil burner, use it as a bath oil or try a massage- a particularly good technique if you are performing exercise in winter.
Ginger oil can smell very different depending upon the process that is used to distill it and the quality of the root that was used in the oil. The stronger scent your oil, the better quality it is and the longer it will last you.
This oil has a slightly fresher smell to it than cinnamon, which can lead to a lighter fragrance. However, the warming sensation is still the same.
While you can use the oil in a burner, for the best results use it in a bath. Ginger oil helps to improve circulation, which is important if you want to warm up. Soaking in a bath that contains the oil - try mixing it with a citrus oil for a sweeter smell - will help to get your blood pumping. This will warm your extremities, ease muscles and joints and help brighten your complexion.
You may think that peppermint is no good for warming the skin because it has a cooling sensation, but this can be beneficial in cold weather.
The oil helps to stimulate circulation, which warms you up, but also cools the surface of your skin. In hot weather this can cool you don't a lot, but when it is cold out having a lower surface temperature means that any warm air feels incredibly hot. This means it is a great quick fix for when you are feeling incredibly cold.
Peppermint oil is also very refreshing, meaning it is perfect for early mornings when you are going to have to go out in the cold.
You may think that black pepper oil is going to be an incredibly spicy scent but it is actually a nice fresh fragrance with a hint of warming spice. Black pepper oil can be strong smelling in its purest form, but when it is mixed with other fragrances and a carrier oil - as it should be for use on your skin - it becomes much more refined.
It is particularly good for massages as it helps to decrease bruising and improve circulation while deeply warming the skin. It is perfect for working out aches and pains and any stiffness that is often associated with cold weather.
As black pepper oil has a wholesome scent, it will help to rejuvenate you while also being very comforting. Try mixing it with other festive fragrances to put in an oil burner for a great pick me and wholesome fragrance this winter.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks