We have been using essential oils as a holistic part of our family’s Daily Rhythm for a few years now. You don’t quite understand how energetically powerful they are until you start using them on a regular basis. We use them in many ways. We have a small diffuser in each bedroom as well as one we rotate through living spaces, we add them to our homemade cleaning products, we add a few drops to homemade lotions, perfumes and bugspray and we also add them to our homemade saltdough.
I usually change our essential oil rhythm each season- swapping out scents to create mood and to prepare for the shift in bodily energy and function.
Note to Everyone: I am not a certified aromatherapist and many oils (eg. Clove Bud, Eucalyptus etc. Are not recommended for use around young children. Please do your research and understand proper dillution ratios in order to use these oils safely with your family. Some oils below are not safe for use on the body. Again, this information is meant as inspiration to get you thinking about scent combinations. Please do the research needed to decide which scents are appropriate for your family’s ages and what oils you can use safely and how.
Essential Oils for Harvest Time through to Late Autumn:
cinnamon bark – lifts spirits, stimulates immune system, antiviral
clove bud- anti-inflammatory, boosts energy, kills mold and fungus
ginger– soothes upset tummies and aids in digestion, gives courage, natural expectorant
wild orange– supports immune function, lifts spirits, grounding & calming
frankincense– stimulates immune system, stress reliever, relief from coughing
rosemary– pain relief, lowers cortisol levels, improves memory
eucalyptus– anti-septic, anti-bacterial, decongestant and expectorant
Fragrant Fall Essential Oil Combinations
Cinnamon Bark + Ginger + Wild Orange
Cinnamon Bark + Ginger + Clove Bud
Cinnamon Bark + Clove Bud + Frankincense + Wild Orange
Eucalyptus + Rosemary + Cinnamon Bark + Clove Bud