The winter months in Chicago can be brutal on the skin and the spirit. If you're like many who face the winter knowing that spring and summer make it worth the chapped lips, flaky skin, and bitter, bone aching winds... then Acchaa has a few ways to help you navigate the cold days while protecting the skin and soul. The first is scent, bringing aromas suited to your dosha can help relax the mind and spirit. Don't know your Dosha? Take the quiz from Yoga Journal: http://www.yogajournal.com/article/ayurveda/whats-dosha/

Now that you know your Dosha, you can add herbs and scents to your diet and immediate environment. For example, Turmeric is a spice that can be added to warm milk (milk substitute) or used to make a variety of teas. Turmeric has long been used to treat colds, relieve inflammation due to arthritis, aid in digestion and balance the three Doshas.  It's packed full of antioxidant to fight off free radicals, which age the skin and body as well.  

Try adding Turmeric tea to your daily diet. There are several recipes including one that I found using orange, turmeric, and honey. This warm, aromatic tea wraps its scent around you and warms you from the inside, leaving you relaxed and ready to handle the day's demands.