Winter’s just around the corner and along with winter comes colder weather and your favorite warm-weather clothes and accessories. Leaving the house now may be more of a challenge, but with the right scents enveloping your body, you’re going to feel warm and cozy regardless of the weather outside.
We’ve compiled an easy guide to help you pair your favorite aromatherapy scents with your winter wardrobe and activities. One of these is sure to please and may evoke memories of your favorite winter memories.
Don your favorite winter sweater, leggings, and warm boots and you’ve got your perfect, classic holiday outfit. Whether you’re heading to your family Christmas celebration or out and about doing your holiday shopping, sweaters are a winter wardrobe staple. The classic, cozy look is great for fighting the winter weather, but there’s no denying they get packed away fast once the cold weather subsides. So when you put on your favorite sweater, the perfect diffuser to accompany it is our holiday blend Cheer!
This blend of frankincense, myrrh, and palo santo will have you feeling and breathing the holiday spirit (especially if you’re rocking an ugly sweater). The essential oils in Cheer will not only make you feel nostalgic with therapeutic benefits to your mind but will also provide numerous health benefits to the body.
Frankincense essential oil provides a boost to your immune system, so while your sweater is keeping you warm, you can use Cheer to help fight off dangerous bacteria and viruses in colds, flu, and infections that come with the winter season1.
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No matter the occasion that you break out your favorite sweaters this year, Cheer can be the perfect companion, but hurry! This blend is only around as long as the holidays are.
Scarves do more than just keep you warm; they can also add a pop of color to an otherwise bland or boring outfit, and they can help to provide a nice barrier between your skin and the winter elements. A scarf can give you that extra comforting layer that is often felt by a popular scent for this time of year: vanilla. The soothing, warm smell will remind you of baking cookies and envelop you in deliciousness to put a smile on your face.
Our Happy blend is the perfect pairing for your scarf and your smile. With vanilla essential oil as one of its main ingredients, you can feel calm, warm, and of course happiness. Vanilla aromatherapy has even been used in the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for patients getting MRI scans to help give them a sense of calm2.
Whether a necessary accessory to your winter outfit or an extra layer of warmth, be sure to grab a Happy diffuser to accompany your favorite scarf with a delightful blend of vanilla, fennel, and thyme essential oils.
Of course, your winter wardrobe would not be complete without a nice, heavy parka keeping you warm while you’re taking the dog out, walking to class, or even during more exciting outdoor winter activities like sledding and snowball fights.
Your winter coat faces the elements of the winter weather more than most of the clothes in your closet, so it only makes sense that you should pair it with a blend in our Feel Nature line: Forest.
The main ingredients of our Forest blend include black spruce, douglas fir, and sandalwood, giving you the festive and outdoorsy smell and feel of the Christmas tree that sits in your childhood home. No matter how many evergreen candles you fill your bedroom or apartment with, you can take it to the next level by directly breathing the scent in a personal aromatherapy diffuser and gaining numerous health perks such as the antifungal properties offered by Forest, which can be very beneficial in fighting off colds in the colder months3.
Whether you want to further the scents of your Christmas tree while you’re curled on the couch or breathe it in while you’re bundled up in your favorite parka, Forest is the perfect blend to help you Feel Nature during the holiday season.
Ah, flannels. The lumberjack look that has evolved to the relaxed, comfortable look of the fall and winter months for men and women. Whether you have two or twenty of these in your dresser drawers and closets, flannels are a classic go-to during the holiday season for a laid-back look.
What better blend to go with the versatile, relaxing nature of flannels than our most popular calming blend, Zen. The blend of frankincense, sweet orange, and ylang-ylang helps you feel presence and peace and has been scientifically proven to lead to relaxation.
If the stress of holiday shopping, finals, or dealing with difficult family is starting to get to you this time of year, Zen (particularly ylang-ylang) can help ease those stresses and put you at peace4.
Keep rocking the coziness of your favorite flannel and add a few breaths of Zen to top off the perfect winter go-to relaxed look, because neither of them will go out of style. (They better not.)
Whether you’re dressing it up or dressing it down this winter, there is a perfect MONQ blend for each of your winter wardrobe staples, because there’s nothing like one of our stylish diffusers to complete your outfit. You can even add a personal diffuser necklace for a little extra oomph of style.
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