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The cool weather is around the corner. How to stay warm with essential oils.

How to Stay Warm with Essential Oils

The cool weather is around the corner. How to stay warm with essential oils.

Some love the summer, others the fall (like me) and I have even heard of some liking WINTER! Personally I hate the cold weather which is a problem as we get our fair share of it here in Canada! When the cold weather approaches I put on my fuzzy socks, wrap myself up in blankets and drink a nice warm cup of tea.

But how can you stay warm when you aren’t at home? Essential oils! As you know you can use essential oils with children, dogs, for cleaning, in your diffuser, in beauty products and in food.  Did you know that they can also help to keep you warm?

Warming Essential Oils

  • Cinnamon
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Juniper Berry
  • Ginger

Please note that there are other oils that can help with warming however the list above are the ones that myself and my friends and family have had the most success with.

These oils all fall into the category of warm/hot oils so it is very important that you take safety precautions when using them.

Essential Oil Safety for Warming Oils:


These oils are naturally warm/hot to the touch and could burn or irritate your skin if you apply the oils directly. Make sure you dilute these oils a minimum of 50:50 with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil. 50:50 means that for every drop of essential oil you would also use a drop of carrier oil. With children you need significantly more dilution which you can read about here. 

Wash Your Hands:

You should always wash your hands after using essential oils but this is especially true when using warm/hot oils. Read my family’s most embarrassing essential oil experiences to learn about the importance of hand washing!

Keep Your Hands Away From Your Eyes:

Even after you wash your hands, try to avoid touching your eyes in the event that there is still residue on your hands. If you do happen to get some in your eyes and you feel a burning, take some fractionated coconut oil and rub it around the outside of your closed eye to help alleviate the sting.


How to Use Essential to Keep You Warm


Mix the warm oil of your choice (at least 50:50 dilution) with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Avoid applying the oil to your face. Read this post to learn the ratio for diluting essential oils for children.


Add a drop or two of a warming essential oil to a mug of hot water and sip on it. Be sure to stir/swirl your drink before each sip as the oil will settle on top of the water. I would recommend only using cinnamon or ginger in hot water. You can use any of the oils listed above however the taste would probably be hard to manage! Here is some information about taking essential oils internally.


DIY Essential Oil Recipes to Keep You Warm:


Warming Salve For Cold Fingers and Toes from One Good Thing by Jillee 

Warming Ginger Massage Oil from Aussie Soap Supplies


Have you used essential oils to help keep you warm? Which oils have you had the most success with?

35 thoughts on “How to Stay Warm with Essential Oils”

  1. I don’t use essential oils personally, but I know a lot of people have really caught onto using them over the past year or so. I’m sure they will love these tips πŸ™‚

  2. I LOVE all the uses for essential oils! I have yet to use them to stay warm, but I am going to give it a try. My pup has a dry skin condition and my vet actually recommend using different types of oils to help him πŸ™‚

  3. I have a chamomile and a rosemary – I hadn’t even thought about using them for warmth! Which makes sense though considering, hello – PEPPER! (Capsaicin) It’s good to know about the dilution for kids. Something I hadn’t thought of. Thanks!

  4. So interesting… I didn’t know that they were warm to the touch. All the essential oils talk interests me but I can’t seem to get into it. I do love my roll on lavender oil for sleep though.

  5. I am kinda nervous when it comes to using essential oils. I do like lemon oil but I am only using it in a sugar scrub mixed with coconut oil. I’m dreading winter time myself.

    I appreciate you reaching out to me via email. πŸ™‚ I’ll send you a friend request via Facebook.

  6. I like to use Ginger in tea especially when I am sick, we get pretty brutal winters here in NYC as well. Which is why I want to retire in the tropics as soon as I get a chance! πŸ™‚

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  7. I didn’t know you could use them to stay warm. That’s really neat! I’m going to have to get some of these oils. I have a few of them, but none of the ones you have listed. I get cold very easily, so I’m not looking forward to winter at all.

  8. I have never tried an essential oils to help stay warm, but I do regularly use essential oils. I stay cold all of the time because of anemia (I have had it since I was a child), so I may have to try these oils for just that sometime. πŸ™‚


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