10 essential oil blends to help you through winter

Plant-based Health Coach Lorna McCormack joins us today with a post on 10 essential oil blends that could help support you through the winter.

If you are new to essential oils, read Lorna’s first post, An introduction to essential oils, here.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are currently receiving cancer treatment, you must check with your medical team before beginning the use of any essential oils, to ensure they do not conflict with your particular programme of treatment.

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I don’t know about you, but I often feel like my body needs a little extra support when it comes time to transition from one season to the next, especially as we head into winter.

You know – the time of year when germs rage as kids mingle at school, when symptoms of mould peak, or when it’s not quite cold enough for the winter coat but then you get caught out and it’s freezing!

And with the clock change last weekend, this can trigger sleep disturbances which can take a toll on your immune system, possibly leading to stuffy noses, cough, headaches, blocked sinuses, skin discomfort (dang that central heating) and more…

But you don’t have to go through this again.

Feeling stuffy, sneezy, wheezy, tired and miserable is not a prerequisite of winter.

I’ve put together a brand new download on 10 essential oil blends that could help support you through the winter. They include specific blends for:

  • Immune support
  • Skin
  • Open airways
  • Seasonal support
  • The big guns… for when trouble strikes
  • Tummy troubles
  • Soothing blend for aches and discomfort
  • Ear support
  • Sinus relief
  • Cough syrup

I created this so that you can reduce your dependence on the over-the-counter stuff, saving it for when’s it’s really needed (our bodies build up an immunity to that stuff).

You can go straight to the freebie here and download it now.

Here’s the first three blends…


This is a combo you can incorporate into your routine every single day. Apply OnGuard and Frankincense to the bottoms of your feet and your little ones feet morning and night to support and maintain a high immune system. To make your oils last longer, you can put 15 drops of each oil in a 10ml rollerball and top it with fractionated coconut oil and just roll it on. For kids I do 5-10 drops each, for babes I do 1-3 drops each. This is about consistency, so I recommend doing it daily.


Frankincense, Melaleuca, and Lavender is an amazing blend for all things skin. Any skin rash, irritation, or cut, this blend is incredibly soothing. I love putting 5 drops of each oil in a rollerball and keeping it on hand as a first-aid skin blend. It is also a great blend to put on your skin at night as Frankincense is anti-aging, Lavender is soothing and Melaleuca is a great natural antiseptic. I also make a baby bum spray with 5 drops each oil in a 2oz glass spray bottle, with 2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil and topped with water, shake and spray.


Breathe (also called Air) and Frankincense together create an amazing combination to open up the airways when you are feeling congested or have a cough. Just a drop of each with a little fractionated coconut oil and massaged into the chest supports the body a ton. I love applying this combo around the rib cage and over the chest to calm coughing or congestion, or putting 3 drops of each in a diffuser.

Enjoying this? Get the rest of the ten blends here.

If you are interested in finding out more about DoTerra Essential Oils, you can contact Lorna directly via her website, www.lornamccormack.com. Don’t forget to check back here on Happy Magazine for more essential oils posts over the coming months. 

Lorna McCormack is a nutritionist, living foods instructor and specialist in essential oils and herbs. Lorna’s journey to a plant-based lifestyle was fuelled by her personal health challenges and family illnesses. It kickstarted years of study in plant-based therapies, and hundreds of hours counselling patients through their transformations with plant-based foods and natural remedies. Now, she’s making it her life’s mission to help others discover and excel on their own journey.

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