Aromatherapy: Your solution to aches and joint pain this winter

Aromatherapy: Your solution to aches and joint pain this winter

During the winter months, we all need that little extra TLC. Flu, colds and sickness bugs are rife and with those illnesses come aches and pains. However, you needn’t have to suffer. Whether you’re battling a winter bug or you’re just feeling a little tired and rundown, aromatherapy and essential oils can help. Found within our scented candles, skincare and bodycare products, we’ve got plenty of power products to sort you out!

Healing rosemary

rosemary in a jar

Rosemary is a great choice for those suffering from aches and pains as a result of arthritis. We all know that arthritic conditions can worsen during the cold, winter months, but rosemary may offer the perfect remedy.

Product recommendation: Try our Eden Scented Candles and enjoy their fantastic collection of healing herbs.

Pain-relieving black pepper

black pepper seeds

This one may come as a bit of a surprise, but the pure essential oil of black pepper can also do wonders for aches and pains. In fact, we’d go so far in saying it’s one of the best oils for muscular aches and pains. This makes it suitable for gym-goers that have worked a little too hard and office workers with muscular aches and pains. It’s also great for exercise pain prevention and stiffness reduction.

Product recommendation: Try our Violet and Black Pepper Scented Candles for an all-over body boost.

Soothing vetiver

vetiver

This lesser known aromatherapy scent is one of our favourites for soothing headaches. Used since ancient times, this power scent brings relief to general aches and pains and tackles ailments ranging from rheumatism to deep muscular pain.

Product recommendation: Try our Nutmeg and Vetiver Scented Candles and say goodbye to headaches.

Stimulating eucalyptus

eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is one of those must-have essential oils for winter. Not only is it great for easing coughs and colds, it’s also perfect for all those seasonal joint and muscle aches.

Product recommendation: Try out Still Scented Candles to soothe those senses.

Calming lavender

lavender

Of course, our list wouldn’t be complete without lavender. As one of the best all-rounders, lavender can help combat a variety of ailments. It’s anti-inflammatory and full of analgesic properties, helping soothe aching muscles and improving swelling.

Product recommendation: Try Naturally European’s Lavender Luxury Body Products for the ultimate relief.

As you’ll see, these fragrances are widely available in our products but you can also create your own essential oil blend for similar results. Blend 4-6 drops of your favourite muscle soothing oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba or sweet almond. You can then apply this oil directly to the part of your body that is sore or pop a few drops of the blend into your bath.

Looking for the perfect stocking fillers? The Aromas Artesanales de Antigua bodycare range boasts six different sets of products, each priced at under a fiver and bursting with essential oils. You’d be mad to miss out!

What essential oils do you like to use during the winter months? Let us know over on Twitter @MeltCandles

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