Energize! Seasonal Affective Disorder(Joy in January series)

When we feel lethargic, it's difficult to motivate ourselves to exercise. This is a significant issue as exercise is a...
Energize! Seasonal Affective Disorder(Joy in January series)

When we feel lethargic, it's difficult to motivate ourselves to exercise. This is a significant issue as exercise is a very important strategy in combating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Since SAD is caused by decreased exposure to sunlight which affects our serotonin levels, I recommend walking outside every day, even if merely for 15 minutes at a time.

energizing hike

When walking among the conifers and other forest plants and trees, we benefit from the amazing energetic properties of the trees. This meditative experience can help restore balance in our emotional system. According to Mojay, pine is psychologically fortifying. He further states that pine oil opens the chest, instills positivity and helps to restore self-confidence and disperses melancholy and counteracts pessimism, working to reawaken our instinctive connection to life.

ponderosa pine

The wood or trunk of a tree conducts water and nutrients from the roots to its leaves, stems, and flowers. Oils that are extracted from wood can help conduct energy, provide balance, and give us a better sense of core support. These oils can help us connect to our center in a deeper way.

The aroma of most conifers is invigorating and uplifting. These refreshing properties help to build stamina and encourage motivation. Pine needles allow the tree to breathe. They also protect the tree from water loss and support photosynthesis. Interestingly enough, pine oils can help us breathe easier just as needles help the trees! We can use pine oils to support respiration, deeper breathing, and the breath of life. These oils can also protect us, both emotionally and physically, from infection and disturbing energy. Leaf and needle oils support mental expansion and creativity. We gather valuable energy from these amazing oils.

Seasonal Affective Disorder Recipe

Recipe Ingredient Breakdown

1. Norway Pine Oil

Is an immune tonic that has proven to be an excellent support to the body's health. This oil has also been used as an adrenal gland tonic, and helps us stay healthy during times of stress, excessive work, and transition. It is a great benefit in enhancing circulation in the legs and helping to alleviate leg fatigue.

2. Cedarwood Oil

Has deep woody notes that boost emotional strength and stability. Cedarwood increases strength and endurance during difficult times and is very grounding.

3. Peppermint Oil

Has lovely cooling properties and awakens the mind. It supports creativity and combats fatigue by uplifting and stimulating the mind. 

4. Lime Oil

Is a delightfully refreshing oil. It brings relief from fatigue, anxiety, and the general sense of discomfort related to illness. Lime brings sunshine and light to fight feelings of depression: a wonderfully uplifting boost for our emotions!

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Karen Williams

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Hi, my name is Karen Williams. As a professional aromatherapist, I love to create amazing blends that inspire and promote a healthier lifestyle. I got my start many years ago as a registered nurse working in the hospital system. But along the way I knew something was missing. I wanted to help people more holistically. Then, I discovered essential oils, and my approach to life changed forever. Now, I’ve made it my mission to share what I’ve learned about aromatherapy with my friends, family, and the world. Because - life is so much better with health, happiness, and community. 

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