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Autumn is a great time to take extra care of your body. Essential oils add a natural, healing element to your self-care routine. I like to add a few drops to the bath, or mix them with almond or vitamin E oil to make a wonderful fragrant massage oil.

Warm baths, massages or diffusing essential oils in your home will help relieve stress and calm the mind and body. This in turn boosts your immune system and gives you more resources to deal with everyday challenges.

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Here are three autumn essential oils to try.

Orange

Eating oranges is good for you and so is using orange essential oil. It has antibacterial and immune-boosting properties, helps regulate the digestion, and helps lift the mood on dark days.

Cinnamon

This essential oil is a good choice for post-yoga relaxation. It can help increase blood flow to speed recovery and reduce inflammation. It also helps balance blood sugar, fight infections and stimulates your immune system.

Black Pepper

For a really warm, spicy oil try black pepper. Its benefits include stimulating the digestion and appetite, fighting viruses, detoxifying the body, and helping to calm anxiety and cravings.