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Essential oil for the season: 5 Best Autumn Recipes

autumn leavesAutumn has reached out and grabbed our hand as we stroll into the cooler months. Scuffling along through beautiful colored red yellow and brown leaves that are scattered on the ground. Watching the leaves dance in the wind. The excitement of the season is enhanced by The richness of Essential oils like cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, and cloves.

Uplifting Cinnamon

Cinnamon one of the oldest spices in history. It was once considered more valuable than gold. This spicy invigorating oil I link to autumn because of its association to apples and pumpkins. The cinnamon leaf essential oil is good to used to disinfect, an antiseptic, antifungal, insect repellent. This essential oil has been accredited to boost your immune system, improve blood circulation, brain functions, improve heart health, boost energy, eases muscle aches sprains, arthritis, rheumatism. It also fights against viral infections (a cough and colds) aids in destroying bacteria that causes staph infections, can ease chest congestion and bronchitis..nausea diarrhea and digestion.

The cinnamon you use in your kitchen is safe enough to consume but cinnamon leaf oil is to be used cautiously. Cinnamon leaf oil can irritate and is best to use a carrier oil such as olive, coconut almond, or any of the other carrier oils. Check for possible allergic reactions through the patch test by applying a small amount of diluted cinnamon leaf oil on your skin. Pregnant and nursing mothers should avoid cinnamon leaf oil as well as small children.

Use sparingly because high doses have been known to produce convulsions in some people. Other side effects if taken internally with cinnamon leaf oil are skin irritation, mouth sores, vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness. If it irritates your urinary tract, intestines or stomach lining contact a health professional asap.

Cinnamon leaf oil also blends well with other essential oils like black pepper, cardamon clove, and ginger oils, bergamot, frankincense, grapefruit, lemon, orange, rosemary, lavender, tea tree, thyme and ylang-ylang, nutmeg, peppermint, rose, vanilla,

Aromatic Cardamom

Cardamom was used in ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines for its many healing and therapeutic attributes. At this time It was used for treating fevers, infections, poisonous bites, and relieving body spasms, and various health issues. Many people have to use cardamom for flavoring in masalas, curries, desserts, drinks, and breads all over the world.

Cardamom is considered non-toxic and safe to use topically or internally, but not suggested for use on children under 5. Cardamom essential oil is produced from a seed. The photochemical and minerals in this essential oil are important for keeping a healthy immune system and for supporting cell and tissue growth. These naturally occurring minerals and phytochemicals are Used as active ingredients in medicines and health and skin care products. It’s effective when taken orally to release stomach cramps and general spasms. One recipe for this is 3-4 drops of the cardamom essential oil in a lukewarm warm glass of water with a few drops of lemon juice and mint.

The oil can be massaged with a carrier oil of your choice (olive, coconut, etc.) to relieve muscle cramps, pain, spasms, and arthritis reducing the inflammation and pain. You can apply the oil to heal wounds quicker. This oil also disinfects. Can be added to food and drink to keep them free of bacteria and clean our body of germs that might make us sick. This oil strengthens our health and helps our immune system function top-notch

Cardamom oil blends well with cinnamon, clove, ginger, citrus oils, rose, jasmine, geranium, lavender, sandalwood, frankincense, cedarwood, neroli ( bitter orange), ylang-ylang, patchouli, and vetiver.

Spicy Ginger

Not to be confused with my grandson everyone calls a “ginger” because of his beautiful red hair. The ginger I am referring to is the spice. The Ginger that has been used for traditional remedies for thousands of years. Ginger is used in Asian cultures because of its ability to help digestion.

It can be taken internally for different health issues or massaged into an area for pain. It can be used to treat nausea, stress, upset stomach, inflammation. Respiratory, and menstrual issues when used in aromatherapy.

Ginger essential oil is Also known to produce feelings of courage and confidence. I don’t know about you but sometimes I could use more courage and confidence.

Ginger essential oil is also used as an antiseptic, laxative, tonic, and stimulant.antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It has been known to Reduce cholesterol, heart disease, and diabetes. The High antioxidant levels suppress oxidation of cancer cells and improve blood circulation.

The bad reactions to ginger essential oil are rare, but In some cases, high doses could cause mild heartburn, diarrhea, or mouth irritation. Ginger essential oil Can be used internally in small amounts and for sensitive skin diluted with a carrier oil (olive, coconut, etc) to take topically. Children over two may take ginger for nausea, stomach cramping or headaches.

Always consult your doctor if you are pregnant on any essential oil. Ginger essential oil might lower your blood pressure and blood sugar level so if you take medicines for diabetes or blood pressure you shouldn’t take ginger essential oil. Taking ginger essential oil could cause your blood pressure or blood sugar level to go too low.

Ginger essential oils blend well with black pepper, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, citrus oils, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, rosemary, ylang-ylang, bergamont, lemongrass.

Distinctive Cloves

Cloves were known to be used as far back as 200 BC. until recent times cloves grew in the spice islands of Indonesia. They were traded with a limit on exportation in the 17 Th century. In the last part of the 18Th century, the French smuggled cloves and they were brought to the new world.

Cloves have A strong fragrance with a penetrating flavor that is used to flavor many types of meat and bakery products in the united states and Europe. Essential clove oil is extracted from leaves, stems, and buds. The essential clove oil use in aromatherapy is the essential clove bud oil.

Some Clove bud essential oil Health benefits include its high antioxidants levels that help your immunity. Its usefulness in killing bacteria, It can reduce stomach ulcers and may promote bone health. This essential oils can help regulate blood sugar levels and improve your livers health, clove bud oil also contains a nutrient that is beneficial to us.

Clove bud essential oil is also used for its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, and stimulant properties when you apply it topically. This oil is also used in moisturizers for skin and to reduce some types of pain.

Common pain that essential bud oil is used on is teeth, gums, bunions, and warts pain. Clove essential oil is also known to be used for relief from itching and burning caused by poison oak or ivy. Other uses of this oil are it cleans metals, and improve blood circulation, and headaches.

In aromatherapy clove bud oil helps to stimulate the brain make you feel more alert and energetic.

There is a possibility If clove bud essential oil is consumed by children it Can lead to seizures, liver damage, and fluid imbalance. When essential clove oil is applied topically Side effects can be erection problems, delayed ejaculation, itchy rash, mild skin irritations, sore gums, mouth irritation, bleeding or swollen gums, or tooth changes after using clove in the mouth.

Clove bud essential oil blends well with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, basil, bergamot, clary sage, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary, and ylang-ylang essence oils.

Here are A few essential oil recipes for the autumn experience to use in a difusser :

Vanilla Cream Latte

  • 2 drops of orange essential oil
  • 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 drop of clove essential oil
  • 5 drops of vanilla essential oil

Zen Chai Tea

  • 3 drops of cardamom oil
  • 3 drops of clove essential oil
  • 1 drop of ginger essential oil
  • 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil

Sweet Warming Cider

  • 4 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • 2 drops of cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 1 drop of ginger essential oil
  • 1 drop of star anise essential oil

Classic Pumpkin Spice

  • 4 drops of cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 2 drops of nutmeg essential oil
  • 2 drops of clove essential oil

Zombie Apocalypse Immunity 🙂

  • 1 drop of rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop of clove essential oil
  • 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 drop of wild orange essential oil

In Conclusion

there are many essential oils and aromas that you can use alone or in combinations to give you that exceptional autumn experience. Aromas to enrich your imagination your health and delight your senses.

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4 Comments

  1. Oscar says:

    Thank you for sharing these awesome autumn essential oil mixes.  They must smell great.  I only have a few of these on hand, and I honestly had never seen cinnamon essential oil.  I am going to check that out from my nearest essential oil provider.  

    That is not only for autumn, but also for the Christmas season.

    I do not only like these in the diffuser for their great aromas, but also for the health benefits they have.  Essential oils are great all the time and I use them, even a few drops when I sweep the floor!  Leaves a great scent and feeling of cleanliness behind.  The 5 oils that you mentioned could be used for that as well.  Thanks for the hint.

    Oscar

    1. Melody says:

      Oscar  glad to see you enjoy the benefits of essential oils too.  There are so many good fragrances it is hard to limit one self to just a few . If your essential oil provider does not have the oils you are looking for there are a few good places on line you can find good essential oils. 

  2. Hi there, i just read your article and could almost smell the aromas as I was reading about them. Its funny how smell has a memory. I love essential oils, but I live on the other side of the world and we are heading into summer now so Im currently using fresh fruity smells, like lemons and gardenia in my vaporiser. 

    I really do love cinnamon though as it reminds me of eating easter buns (which is Autumn here) and I have recently discovered a smoothie that contains cinnamon and honey. Its delicious in smell as well as taste.

    I did recently read about cinnamon and honey being good for those wanting to keep their body weight under control, and that the powdered spice cannot be eaten as it clumps and you can choke on it.

    I will have to look for the oil though as this sounds really great and something that will be a great aroma for Xmas time. Ginger is a favourite for me though as I suffer migraines and it has a fantastic clearing effect for me taken both internally and the smell. The Zombie Apocalypse Immunity oil blend sounds like a great option in the winter to keep us all well and feeling “awake and enthusiastic”. I think I bookmark you page and I will try this recipe. Thanks for a great article on the Aromas of Autumn.

    1. Melody says:

      I am pleased to meet another essential oil enthusiast ! I was hoping others could imagine the smells as they read the  recipes. The actual smell does leave an impact . 🙂 I plan to have a mailing list set up soon if your interested. 

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