Traditionally one of the coldest months of the year, February is the month where most of us will be trying to fight off the coughs, colds and other lurgies.
Our handmade essential oil blend from The Massage House is punch-packed with immune boosting ingredients that will refresh, uplift and restore whilst also kicking those bugs into touch, including:
Lemon – historically known for being a ‘cure-all’ treatment for everything from poisoning to typhoid and scurvy, lemon is used as a sharp, fresh and strong antiseptic. Largely misunderstood as an acid, it is actually an alkaline and therefore a huge benefit to the digestive system and the liver. Aside from using it in our blend, you can also cleanse your system by drinking a squeeze of lemon juice in hot water to flush and boost your system.
Lemongrass – with its distinctly earthy aroma, lemongrass is a great strengthener for your immunity and has been used in Indian medicine for centuries to help fight infectious diseases and fevers. The properties have also proven to sedate the central nervous system, so are great for stress and exhaustion. It increases circulation and helps to eliminate lactic acid, which helps to reduce cellulite and acts as a skin and muscle tightener (but must not be used direct on the skin).
Peppermint – is another essential oil with an ancient history as a detoxicant. Famous for cleansing the stomach and clearing nausea and headaches, it is highly beneficial and powerful so best used in moderation. It has fabulous cooling properties for reviving tired feet and legs, and it certainly takes the sting out of sunburn.
Ti Tree – a totally unique oil as it is antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic AND antibacterial! Renown for its woody, medicinal aroma, Ti Tree has been a key ingredient in the Aboriginal people’s first aid kit since the start of human existence, by helping to stimulate the production of white blood corpuscles giving it the capacity to fight many conditions from colds to cystitis.
Ginger – is spicy and instantly warming, so a great aid for chills and fevers, plus its cleansing antiseptic and pain relieving benefits help to stimulate your circulation system, clear cholesterol and purify the blood.
The February Blend is available as a Massage Oil (£10 for50ml) and Room Diffuser (£15 for 100ml). To shop online click here or select this blend at your next Massage House treatment.
**This blend is not suitable for use during pregnancy. Not suitable as a bath oil. If you have a medical condition then please speak to your GP prior to using essential oils at home. **
Check out next month’s BALANCING BLEND of essential oils that are ideal for Spring.