Winter Blues Buster
Are you suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Studies show that about 1 in 4 people in the United States suffer from some form of this disorder during the winter months. So, yes, the “winter blues” is actually not just a saying.
Just like the abbreviation, SAD, is well….a sad state to be in. In the winter, SAD sufferers experience a range of symptoms such as:
- Low energy or chronic fatigue
- Lack of focus
- Weight gain
- Food cravings
- Extreme sleepiness
- Low immunity levels
- Loss of sex drive
- Mood swings
Have you ever noticed that when the sun comes out in the winter, you feel this big boost of energy and optimism? Well, there is a reason for that as the disorder is brought on by a lack of sunlight and physical activity. The days are generally dark and dreary. So, it is understandable, then, why during the winter, most of us want to crawl in bed and wake up sometime in the middle of April!
Here is how essential oils can help you cope through the drudgery of SAD. Scientists have shown that those suffering from SAD respond well to the aromas of essential oils. Using an aroma diffuser, in particular, is a safe and effective way to permeate your home with different blends that will energize and alleviate those winter blues. Here is just one blend that can help! This is actually my favorite blend to use in winter. Lovely aroma and it just is an amazing way to start the day 🙂
THE WINTER BLUES BUSTER AROMA DIFFUSER BLEND
- 2 drops Lavender EO (to boost stamina and improve focus)
- 3 drops Sweet Orange EO (to energize, rejuvenate and uplift)
- 1 drop Tea Tree Oil EO (to boost immune system and fight bacteria)
- 2 drops Peppermint Oil EO (to clear out the mind and clear the sinuses)
- 100 ml of distilled water
Just add all of these fabulous oils into your Aroma Diffuser, plug it in, and your winter blues will begin to melt away. We actually have a gift pack that contains all of these oils. You can check that out here.