To stay in shape all winter long, we offer you 6 aromatherapy tips to relieve a blocked nose with essential oils, prevent winter ailments, brighten up grey days, breathe in the forest air or make an aromatic tea in case of a cold. Supporting energy with lemon essential oil To gently detoxify the liver, stimulate the natural defences and fight against fatigue, we recommend a short course of organic lemon essential oil. 2 drops to be swallowed in a little vegetable oil (olive, colza) to be taken every morning for 21 days. In the event of an epidemic, diffuse lemon essential oil to sanitise the air in confined rooms. Breathe the pure mountain air with Scots pine essential oil With its aroma of high altitude forest and its oxygenating action, organic Scots pine essential oil helps to prevent and relieve winter respiratory ailments. As an inhalation, place a few drops of Scots pine in a pocket inhaler and breathe in throughout the day. As a hot inhalation, 5 drops in a bowl of hot water, place your head over the bowl, a towel over your head to retain the steam. Close your eyes and breathe for 5 minutes. Atmospheric diffusion of 6 drops per diffusion, pure, or in synergy with sweet orange and balsam fir essential oils to sanitize the air and bring a real breath of "forest" into the room Relieve runny nose with eucalyptus radiata essential oil Eucalyptus essential oil is a well-known expectorant and is very effective in decongesting the respiratory tract, making it a must-have for the winter season. Well tolerated, it can be applied directly to the skin. Rub 2 or 3 drops on the chest and 1 drop on the wings of the nose. 3 drops on a tissue, to be inhaled as soon as the need arises. As a hot inhalation, 5 drops in a bowl of hot water, place your head over the bowl, a towel over your head to retain the steam. Close your eyes and breathe for 5 minutes. Fighting winter ailments and sore throats with sweet thyme from Spain Organic Spanish sweet thyme essential oil is a valuable anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent that supports the immune system and is a great alternative to thujanol thyme essential oil, which is not widely available. As soon as the first sore throat or cold symptoms appear, put 2 drops on the back of the hand and rub them. Andr? Bitsas tells us that the taste is very strong but that this essential oil is not irritating. If you find the taste too strong, take 1 drop diluted in vegetable oil or in a teaspoon of honey. Prevent rather than cure with Saro essential oil Similar to tea tree oil, but more confidential, organic saro essential oil deserves its place in the winter aromatherapy kit. 1 drop under each arch of the foot or on each wrist to strengthen the immune system and support energy Citrus essential oils for grey days Lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, sweet orange, lime, bergamot are all little suns in a bottle with optimising, relaxing and anti-depressant properties. Their acidulous and joyful scents brighten up winter days when we miss the light. For atmospheric diffusion, a few drops of a citrus essential oil or a sparkling citrus synergy. For a respiratory and purifying effect, do not hesitate to accompany them with a few drops of essential oils of Scots pine, balsam fir, ravintsara, niaouli... Advice in case of flu from Andr? Bitsas, creator of Bioflore, from his book "Aromatherapy, body and soul Mix equal parts of the essential oils of ravintsara, niaouli and eucalyptus radiata in repeated and alternating aromatic rubbing on the chest, back and elbows. Aromatic tea against the flu: in a spoon of honey incorporate a drop of essential oil of savory, a drop of essential oil of cinnamon bark, a drop of essential oil of thyme thujanol, a drop of peppermint and a clove. Mix the essential oils with the honey a little. Cover with a cup of moderately hot water and the juice of half a lemon. Stir well before drinking. Make an average of three herbal teas a day.