As Autumn nears its end, the days are growing colder and darkness starts to come in early. The vibrant hues of Autumn foliage have begun to fade, and trees shed their leaves creating a littering of colour on the ground. Heaters and open fires are being turned on or lit, and your snuggly, warmer clothes are now at the forefront of your wardrobe just knowing that Winter is just around the corner.

Winter can be a challenging season for many people, as the cold weather and reduced daylight hours can take a toll on our mental and physical health. However, with change comes new opportunities, new routines and rituals for our days. Practising self care and mindfulness during the Winter months is essential for maintaining a sense of wellbeing and happiness.

I am one that has always loved Winter, curling up with a good book, hot tea, and lots of lush blankets and pillows adorning my chairs and couches. But the last couple of years I have struggled more as it gets colder. I miss being outside for many hours of the day, the sun on my skin and just the warmth that embodies everything. o I have started to adapt myself to the change of seasons, just to make the transition a little easier.

One of the first things I do when the weather cools, and this has become a favourite seasonal ritual, is to explore and change up the essential oils for everyday use. Moving from the brighter, sweeter oils, I introduce deeper, warming oils into my daily routine. I love to create blends with more woody aromas such as, but not limited to, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Siberian Fir.  

Essential oils can be a great addition to your Winter routine, as they have many benefits that can help you during the colder months, lifting your spirit, warming your rooms with inviting, cosy aromas. However they do more for you than just setting a beautiful atmosphere in your home, they can also help combat those cold and flu germs, and boost your immune system!


Here are some other beautiful essential oils that are perfect for Winter:

  • Cinnamon is a warming and comforting essential oil that can help to create a cosy atmosphere. It's also known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties, which can help to boost your immune system during the Winter months.
  • Peppermint essential oil has a refreshing and invigorating scent that can help combat Winter blues and uplift your mood.

  • Frankincense essential oil has a woody and grounding aroma that can help promote relaxation and calmness. It's also believed to have immune-boosting properties, which can be beneficial during the Winter months.

  • Eucalyptus essential oil has a fresh and invigorating scent that may help clear congestion and promote respiratory health during the Winter season.

  • Sweet Orange has a bright and uplifting scent that can help to improve your mood and reduce stress. It's also a great oil to use if you're feeling sluggish or fatigued.

  • Clove is another warming and comforting essential oil that can help to create a cosy atmosphere. It's also known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties.


Here are some ways you can use essential oils in Winter:

  • Diffusing: Diffusing essential oils in your home may help purify the air and provide a pleasant aroma. Some oils that are great for Winter include Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, and Clove.

  • Skincare: Winter weather can be harsh on your skin, but using essential oils in your skincare routine can help keep your skin healthy and moisturised. Oils like Lavender, Tea Tree, and Frankincense can help soothe dry, irritated skin.

  • Immune support: Winter is cold and flu season, and essential oils may help support your immune system. Oils like Lemon, Oregano, and Thyme have natural antimicrobial properties that can help fight off germs.

  • Relaxation: Winter can be a stressful time, but essential oils can help you relax and unwind. Oils like Lavender, Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang have calming properties that can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.

It's important to note that essential oils should be used safely and responsibly. Always dilute them properly before applying to your skin, and never ingest essential oils unless under the guidance of a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare professional.


Here are some blends I have created and trialled over the last couple of weeks. I have recently added ECO. Modern Essentials Siberian Fir essential oil to my collection so I wanted to feature it in these blends. Hope you enjoy them, I have!

Winter Warmth

  • 3 drops Siberian Fir
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 1 drop Bergamot

Winter Morning

  • 4 drops Siberian Fir
  • 4 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drops Spearmint

Winter Zest

  • 2 drops Siberian Fir
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 dops Grapefruit

Besides using your essential oils, taking care of yourself during the Autumn to Winter transition is crucial for maintaining your physical and mental well-being. Here are some self-care practices to consider during this time:

  • Stay Warm: Dress in layers to keep your body warm when going outside. Invest in good quality Winter clothing to keep yourself warm and comfortable. Or even better, dig out those favourite Winter clothes from last season or go rummaging through your local op shop and find some great bargains you can recycle into your wardrobe. This will help you stay comfortable as you move between indoor and outdoor spaces.

  • Move Your Body: Staying active can help improve your mood and overall wellbeing. Maintaining an exercise routine to boost your mood and energy levels is beneficial. Engage in activities you enjoy, such as walking, jogging, yoga, or indoor workouts. If the weather permits, spending time outside in nature can have additional benefits.

  • Embrace Cosy Rituals & Self Care: Winter can be a challenging time for many people, so it's important to prioritise self care. Using your winter essential oils is perfect for these rituals of self care.

  • Engage in activities that promote relaxation and comfort. This might include curling up with a good book, taking warm baths, drinking herbal tea, or practising mindfulness and meditation.

  • Journaling is a great habit to form during these colder evenings. Sitting curled up with a beautiful journal or self care worksheets/planners is a wonderful way to utilise your time. Set intentions, manifest your dreams, set goals and affirmations for these winter months and beyond.

  • Eat a balanced diet: Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for maintaining good health in any season, but it is especially important during the Winter months when your body is more susceptible to illness. Make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats. It is also a great time to incorporate seasonal foods into your recipes and cooking.

  • Stay connected: The Autumn and Winter seasons can sometimes lead to feelings of isolation. Make an effort to connect with loved ones - schedule regular phone calls or video chats, or plan to meet up for some winter outdoor activities, such as a brisk walk or hike. This is a great time to go for long drives and explore the areas around you, take in a movie, discover a new restaurant or cafe. Another fun activity is to invite people over to explore new recipes and cook together!

  • Boost Your Immune System: Take measures to support your immune system during the colder months. Stay hydrated, consume foods rich in vitamins and minerals, and consider taking supplements if necessary.

  • Practice Hydration and Skincare: Cooler weather and indoor heating can lead to dry skin. Stay hydrated by drinking enough water and consider using a humidifier to add moisture to the air. Grab some DIY recipes for some serums utilising your carrier and essential oils.

  • Let The Light In:  Open your curtains and let natural light into your home. And where possible grab some sunshine outside when it peeks through the winter clouds.

  • Embrace the season: Finally, try to embrace the unique beauty of the winter season. Take a winter hike, rug up and spend time in the garden, or enjoy a warm fire with loved ones. By embracing the season, you may find that the autumn to winter transition becomes a time of joy and renewal rather than one of stress and discomfort.

Self care is a personal journey, so adapt these suggestions to fit your individual needs and preferences. Listen to your body and mind, and prioritise activities that bring you joy, comfort, and overall well-being. During this transitional time it is important to look after yourself and in turn be the best you can be for you first and ultimately those around you.  

Wishing you best during this time and I hope you have been inspired to put some of these ideas into practice.

Keep warm, stay cosy!


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Author: Meaghan Pryor
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