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a wonderful massage by the fireplace is just the thing to warm you up in this chilly weather

All this chilly weather got me thinking about warming up and how best to do that. So besides snuggling up with your favorite cuddle-muffin, or curling up next to the fireplace, how do you warm up with essential oils? Do you know which essential oils are warming?

And doesn’t a nice warming massage with gorgeous essential oils that help heat you up sound great?!!

Here’s a beautiful blend for a lovely warming massage as well as the best carriers to use:

  • Cistus labdanum (Cistus ladaniferus ): Warming, increases circulation, calming, stress, sleep, mood uplifting, euphoric, meditation, loosens tight muscles, fixative to hold scent of a fragrance.
  • Cumin; Warming, improves circulation, also good for: digestion, flatulence, purifying, cellulite, calming, stress, mood uplifting, euphoric, relieve fatigue, meditation, helps relieve pain.
  •  ginger- always great for warming and strengthening
  •  nutmeg, – very well known as a warming e.o.
  • black pepper : Very Warming to the body, use with caution, Relaxes tight muscles, also good for: Improves digestion. Flu, Nausea and/or Vomiting, Quinsy, Toothache, Vertigo, Cholera, Catarrh, Colic, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Fevers, Flatulence, Heartburn
  • Allspice- warming and cheering as well as sense-enhancing
  • oregano, warming and detoxifying as well as strengthening
  • cinnamon,  very warming, use with caution
  • carrot seed,  warming, drying
  • Spanish marjoram, warming and medicinal

Please note that capsicum, cinnamon, and black pepper (as well as all of these oils listed) can be dangerous to the skin and burn if not diluted properly. Use only maximum 3-5% dilution in your carrier oils to be safe.

Other warming oils:
Allspice (warming, cheering, sense-enhancing), Cardamom, Cassia, Celery seed, Clove, Capsicum (very hot!) or Chili Seed a.k.a.Cayenne (Capsicum annum) , Cumin, Fennel (warming, invigorating), Oregano, Bay, black pepper, cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), ginger, eucalyptus, pine, rosemary, thyme, peppermint.

Dilution amounts chart:

(use 20-30 dps.  of e.o blend per oz of carriers for 3-5 % dilution)

Carrier Oil

Essential Oil Dilution

Oz.

Measure

1% Dilution

2% Dilution

3% Dilution

4% Dilution

5% Dilution

1/6 oz.

5mls

1 drop

2 drops

3 drops

4 drops

5 drops

1/3 oz.

10mls

2 drops

4 drops

6 drops

8 drops

10 drops

1/2 oz.

15mls

3 drops

6 drops

9 drops

12 drops

15 drops

2/3 oz.

20mls

4 drops

8 drops

12 drops

16 drops

20 drops

5/6 oz.

25mls

5 drops

10 drops

15 drops

20 drops

25 drops

1 oz.

30mls

6 drops

12 drops

18 drops

24 drops

30 drops

1 2/3 oz.

50mls

10 drops

20 drops

30 drops

40 drops

50 drops

chart resources;

Best massage carrier oils:

Grapeseed oil, fractionated coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil all work very well for massage; a blend of them is even better.
Grapeseed oil is very light, and won’t stain sheets. Blend the grapeseed with fractionated coconut oil which is also very light and will help the blend feel less greasy, add a little jojoba and you have the perfect light massage blend. If you want a more moisturizing blend use the fract. coconut blended with avocado and apricot kernel oils. 🙂

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Comments on: "Warming essential oils for cold winter days" (2)

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  2. […] I started with citrus oils of course, as they are so great for an uplifting, and happy feeling. And perfect for winter to aid in easing winter doldrums. Then added a bit of lavender for a super clean and lovely […]

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