5 Fall Essential Oils that Will Make Your Autumn Amazing
Autumn can be a wonderful time of year. With the leaves changing colors it can be stunning and beautiful. The cool crisp air starts to roll in, but even so, the great outdoors calls out to be explored and marveled. It’s a great time for hiking and biking before it gets too cold. But if you suffer from anxiety or depression that may also come with the changing season, use these 5 fall essential oils and kickstart an amazing autumn.
What is Vata season?
According to Ayurveda the fall and early winter season is called ‘Vata’.
Ayurveda divides the year into 3 seasons. Vata season is from late fall into early winter. We are transitioning from the Pitta season which is the hottest time of year.
Characteristics of the Vata season are dry, cold, windy, rough, and clear. The elements associated with vata are ether and air which associate with the characteristics of vata season. This season brings an excess of vata energy which can cause a vata imbalance showing itself in the form of physical or emotional disorders. If you experience dry skin, arthritis, constipation, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety, or insomnia, you may have an excess of vata energy.
All body types can be affected by the vata season. But those who are predominantly vata types need to take extra care to help stay in balance.
Use these essential oils to help balance yourself during the fall season.
1. Wild Orange
Wild Orange is a great fall essential oil for increasing your energy and boosting your mood. Its powerful strong, sweet, citrus aroma purifies the air and makes your home acquire a beautiful scent.
Diffusing this oil not only purifies the air, but will calm you if you are facing a stressful day full of tasks that need to be done in a short time. It will uplift your mood and help you feel more energetic.
Even at the end of the day, when you lack energy, diffusing Wild Orange helps to increase awareness.
During cold weather months, you can use a few drops in your tea to help support your immune system.
2. Geranium oil
Researchers have studied the effects of Geranium oil for anxiety and found that it does have calming benefits.
When diffused, this oil with its fresh floral fragrance, can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression even in hospital settings.
As the fall and winter season approaches, many people feel the effects of shorter days and less sunshine. It really affects their mood. Geranium oil is great as a fall essential oil because when diffused it can help improve your mood.
Feelings of sadness and fatigue are reduced and the general feeling of well being and relaxation are enhanced when Geranium oil is used in aromatherapy.
3. Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang is another essential oil used to uplift your dreary mood. Add a few drops to the back of your neck which will help to calm you and enhance the feeling of happiness.
The main chemical in Ylang Ylang is germacrene. This chemical contains natural abilities to soothe and relax you. It can also be used to help with depression and anxiety.
You can use this oil topically and in aromatherapy. You can mix it with a carrier oil and apply to your face to reduce blemishes and help with dry skin.
Studies have shown that it helps with treating hypertension and lowering blood pressure.
Ylang Ylang essential oil is also used to boost your nervous system reducing stress on your nerves.
When used aromatically or topically you will be uplifted and start to see the brighter side of things!
Frankincense has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years.
Use this woody, spicy aroma to dispel feelings of stress. Apply Frankincense oil to the bottom of your feet as it promotes relaxation and a balanced mood.
Studies show that this oil may help with arthritis. It has anti-inflammatory effects that may reduce joint inflammation.
Fall can be a trigger for allergies and asthma. Frankincense has been used for centuries to treat bronchitis and asthma. It also relieves symptoms of asthma like wheezing and shortness of breath.
5. Roman Chamomile
If you deal with insomnia during the Vata season, Roman Chamomile is an excellent fall essential oil to reduce stress and calm you after a long busy day so you can get a good night’s sleep.
Apply it to the bottom of your feet before bed and let the sweet herbaceous aroma relax you. Diffuse it in your bedroom to create a soothing atmosphere at the end of a hectic day.
No matter the time of day, add a drop or two of oil to your favorite hot tea or beverage. It will help soothe your mind and body.
Diffusing Roman Chamomile and inhaling it, is another way to fight anxiety and depression.
If you suffer from allergies in the fall, Roman Chamomile essential oil will help to relieve your allergies naturally. Hay fever is not fun for anyone. This oil is commonly used to find relief because of its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
Using these fall essential oils can help with keeping your body and mind in balance. They will help you to sleep better, and have a better positive outlook in life. As the days grow shorter, the winter months can be a time to rest more and get more sleep too. Use these oils to help relax you before bed and build your immune system. If you experience seasonal effective disorder, remember to use these oils in a diffuser and boost your mood on those SAD days. Also, get outside as much as possible and dress appropriately keeping your body warm.
What symptoms do you have in the Vata season? Have you tried any oils to help relieve those symptoms?