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Aromatherapy Recipes

Bath Oil: Multiply your blend by 3 to obtain a total of 15 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 15 drop blend in the Bath Oil recipe. Ingredients: 2 ounces carrier oil such as Jojoba 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil or 15-20 drops of your own blend of essential oils (be sure they are EOs that are not known to be skin irritants) Directions: Blend the oils together and store in a glass bottle. The recipe may be doubled or tripled. To Use: Do not use all 2 ounces of bath oil in one bath. After you have drawn your bathwater, add about 1/4 ounce (7-8ml) of the bath oil blend to your bath water. Mix well to ensure that the blend has dispersed well in the tub and hop on in. It's best to add the bath oil just before getting in the tub instead of while the water is running so that the essential oils don't evaporate before you get into the tub. Using this bath oil blend is safer than adding pure EOs directly to the bath water. This is because undiluted essential oils added to bathwater can settle in one spot on your skin and cause irritation. Bath Salts: Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 20 drop blend in the Bath Salts recipe. Ingredients: 3 cups salt. Recommended salt types: Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Epsom salt, or a combination these salts. Salts typically come in several grain sizes. Combining multiple grain sizes can make your salts more visually appealing. Although chunkier salts often look prettier, larger salts do take longer to dissolve in the tub and can be a little painful or awkward if you step or sit on on a few chunks that haven't fully dissolved. 15-24 drops of your selected essential oil or essential oil blend. Be sure and take heed in the safety data for the oil(s) you choose to use. Optional: 1 tablespoon JoJoba, Fractionated Coconut Oil or other carrier oil for moisturization Directions: Place the salt mixture into a bowl. If you have chosen to include the optional vegetable oil within your salt recipe, add it to the plain salts and mix well with a spoon or fork. Then, add the drops of your chosen essential oils. Again, mix very well. Add the mixture to a pretty jar, salt tube, or container that has a tight fitting lid. Salts that are kept in a container that is not air tight will lose their aroma more quickly. After a day, you may wish to mix well again to ensure that the oils are well incorporated. To Color to Your Salts: For the most natural bath salt recipe, leave your bath salts uncolored. Certain exotic salts including Hawaiian Red Sea Salt and Black Sea Pink Salt are naturally colorful. Try mixing these salts with with Dead Sea or plain sea salt for a speckled effect.

If you would like to add color to your salts, FD&C liquid dye or mica powder can be added before you add the essential oils. When adding FD&C grade liquid dye, be sure to add only a drop at a time and stir well. When adding mica powder, only add a tiny amount (1/16-1/8 a teaspoon is usually sifficient) and stir very well. Using too much dye or mica powder can discolor the water and discolor skin, so be very careful. Leave bath salts at a soft pastel color. It is also important that you make sure that you are using skin-safe colorants and that the user of your bath salt blend does not have any allergies or sensitizations to the colorant that you have chosen. To Use: Add 1/2-1 cup of the salts to running bath water. Mix well to ensure that the salt has dispersed well in the tub before entering. To keep the essential oils from evaporating too quickly, you can add the bath salts just before getting in the tub instead of while the water is running. Sitting on undissolved chunky bath salts can be uncomfortable, so make sure the salts have dissolved well before entering. Massage Oil: Multiply your blend by 2 to obtain a total of 10 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 10 drop blend in the Massage Oil recipe. Ingredients: 1 ounce carrier oil such as Sweet Almond Oil 10-12 drops essential oils. Select oils that will compliment the goals of your massage and that are not contraindicated or unsafe to use by the giver or recipient of the massage. Examples: Stress Blend: 6 drops Clary Sage/2 drops Lemon/3 drops Lavender Aphrodisiac Blend: 8 drops Sandalwood/2 drops Jasmine Sleep Inducing Blend: 10 drops Roman Chamomile Sore Muscles Blend: 2 drops Ginger, 1 drops Black Pepper, 4 drops Peppermint, 5 drops Eucalyptus. Directions: Mix the oils well and store in an airtight, dark glass container. This recipe can be doubled or tripled. To Use: Apply only a small amount (1/2-1 teaspoon) for each massage. Disclaimer: This blend assumes that you know how to safely give a massage. AromaWeb assumes no liability for your use of this recipe. For more information, read the Aromatherapy Massage article. Air Freshener: Multiply your blend by 6 to obtain a total of 30 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the 30 drop blend in the Air Freshener recipe. Ingredients: 4 oz. clean spray bottle with a fine mist setting (do not use a bottle that previously contained cleaning products or hair products such as hair spray). 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil blend keeping the safety data of the chosen essential oil(s) in mind

1.5 ounces of distilled water and 1.5 ounces of high-proof alcohol (vodka is suitable, isopropyl or rubbing alcohol is not). Alternatively, you may omit the alcohol and increase the amount of distilled water to 3 ounces. The alcohol helps the aroma linger for a longer duration. Example essential oil blends that may be used: 20 drops lime 14 drops bergamot 4 drops ylang ylang 2 drops rose 15 drops clary sage 9 drops lemon 6 drops lavender 20 drops rosemary 8 drops grapefruit 4 drops peppermint 2 drops spearmint (optional) 15 drops bergamot 15 drops spearmint Be sure and take heed in the safety data for the oil(s) you choose to use since an air freshener, by its nature, will come in contact with all those in your household. Directions: Fill the spray bottle with the choice of either 1.5 ounces of distilled water and 1.5 ounces of alcohol or 3 ounces of distilled water. (Even though a 4 oz. bottle is suggested, leave about 1 oz. unfilled so you can shake the bottle well between uses.) Then, add 30-40 drops of essential oil. Essential oils can very in strength. You may want to try 20 drops at first especially if you live in a household with someone who is sensitive to strong aromas. Shake the bottle prior to each use, and let it sit for about a day before making a conclusion that the aroma is too weak; the aroma can change after the air freshener has had time to sit. Mist lightly in the room. Be especially careful not to allow the air freshener mist fall onto furniture or into open beverages. Body Lotion I was torn on what title to give this recipe because this recipe isn't made from scratch, and I'm not trying to be misleading. Making lotion from scratch is a bit complex (but definitely worth the effort), and I wanted to offer a recipe that beginners could enjoy making. So, we begin by working with an unscented lotion base and add essential oils. Very easy!

(In the future, I will likely add a complete lotion recipe to AromaWeb, but in the meantime, I recommend reading Making Aromatherapy Creams & Lotions: 101 Natural Formulas to Revitalize & Nourish Your Skin by Donna Maria Coles Johnson.) Ingredients: 8 oz. unscented hand or body lotion (sellers of natural products and aromatherapy products sometimes sell lotion bases, SLS-free unscented shampoo andshower gel) 10 drops Patchouli 20 drops Sandalwood 5 drops Carrot Seed Directions: The best way to blend the essential oils into the lotion is to pour the lotion into a bowl, add the oils and then mix very well. Once mixed, add the lotion back to the bottle using a funnel. Patchouli, sandalwood and carrot seed oils help aid dry skin. The patchouli and sandalwood oils have a lovely rich scent when blended together. The carrot seed oil is wonderful for the skin, but is a little harsh in aroma. Enjoy experimenting with other essential oils in this recipe. But do be sure to heed the safety precautions for each essential oil that you use and avoid essential oils that are known to cause skin irritation. To Use: Use as you would use other hand and body lotions.

Depression These recipes may help during times of depression and anxiety. When selecting and using essential oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions and remember that aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment. Blend #1 1 drop Rose 3 drops Sandalwood 1 drop Orange Blend #2 3 drops Bergamot 2 drops Clary Sage Blend #3 1 drop Lavender 1 drop Ylang Ylang 3 drops Grapefruit Blend #4 2 drops Frankincense 1 drop Lemon drops Jasmine or Neroli Directions: Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend and follow the directions below:

Diffuser Blend: Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Add your oils to a dark colored glass bottle and mix well by rollling the bottle in between your hands. Add the appropriate number of drops from your created blend to your diffuser by following the manufacturers instructions. Acne Ingredients: 1 ounce Jojoba or Fractionated Coconut Oil 6 drops Lavender Essential Oil 5 drops Tea Tree or New Zealand Tea Tree (Manuka) Essential Oil 1 drop Geranium Essential Oil Directions: Pour the selected carrier oil into a very clean bottle (amber glass is best) and then add the essential oils and tightly close the bottle. Although bottles with rubber dropper tops cannot be used to store undiluted essential oils, it is ok to store this recipe in a bottle with dropper top. Roll the bottle to gently mix the oils for a minute or two. Apply a small amount to the face, neck or back, but be certain to avoid the eyes, lips, nostrils and inside the ears. Gentle roll the bottle before each use to ensure the essential oils are properly mixed. Confidence These recipes may help enhance your confidence. When selecting and using essential oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions and remember that aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment. Blend #1 2 drops Bay Laurel 3 drops Bergamot Blend #2 3 drops Orange 2 drops Rosemary Blend #3 4 drops Bergamot 1 drop Jasmine Blend #4 3 drops Grapefruit 2 drops Cypress Directions: Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend and follow the directions below: Diffuser Blend: Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Add your oils to a dark colored glass bottle and mix well by rollling the bottle in between your hands. Add the appropriate number of drops from your created blend to your diffuser by following the manufacturers instructions.

Happiness These blends can help enhance happiness, joy and peace. Citrus oils are a wonderful choice when seeking a pleasant, happy environment, and they are inexpensive. When selecting and using oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions and remember that aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment. Blend #1 3 drops Bergamot 1 drop Ylang Ylang 1 drop Grapefruit Blend #2 1 drop Geranium 2 drops Frankincense 2 drops Orange Blend #3 2 drops Sandalwood 1 drop Rose 2 drops Bergamot Blend #4 2 drops Lemon, Orange or Bergamot 2 drops Grapefruit 1 drop Ylang Ylang, Rose or Neroli Directions: Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend and follow the directions below: Diffuser Blend: Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Add your oils to a dark colored glass bottle and mix well by rollling the bottle in between your hands. Add the appropriate number of drops from your created blend to your diffuser by following the manufacturers instructions. Ease Feelings of Panic and Panic Attacks These recipes may help during times of panic. When selecting and using essential oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions and remember that aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment. Blend #1 2 drops Helichrysum 3 drops Frankincense Blend #2 1 drop Rose 4 drops Lavender

Blend #3 1 drop Neroli 4 drops Lavender Blend #4 1 drops Rose 4 drops Frankincense Directions: Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend and follow the directions below: Diffuser Blend: Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Add your oils to a dark colored glass bottle and mix well by rollling the bottle in between your hands. Add the appropriate number of drops from your created blend to your diffuser by following the manufacturers instructions. to Help Energize and Stay Alert These blends can help energize and stimulate you when you are fatigued. When selecting and using oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions and remember that aromatherapy should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment. Blend #1 2 drops Basil 1 drop Cypress 2 drops Grapefruit Blend #2 3 drops Grapefruit 2 drops Ginger Blend #3 2 drops Rosemary 3 drops Bergamot Blend #4 2 drops Peppermint 1 drop Frankincense 2 drops Lemon Directions: Select one of the blends shown above. Then, choose which method you'd like to use the blend and follow the directions below: Diffuser Blend: Multiply your blend by 4 to obtain a total of 20 drops of your chosen blend. Add your oils to a dark colored glass bottle and mix well by rollling the bottle in between your hands. Add the appropriate number of drops from your created blend to your diffuser by following the manufacturers instructions.

Anti-stress remedy 80 drops of Marjarom alcohol solution 60 drops of Lemon alcohol solution 40 drops of Bassilicum alcohol solution 40 drops of Lavender alcohol solution 40 drops of Melissa alcohol solution 100 ml of Citronella hydrosol 50 ml of Orange hydrosol 50 ml of Mandarin hydrosol Add 20 drops of the blend in a glass of water and drink twice a day. This is a really simple way to relax or de-stress. head massage for stress and tension headache 100 ml of Hyppericum carrier oil 10 drops of Chamomile essential oil 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil 7 drops of Lavender essential oil 5 drops of Citronella essential oil 5 drops of Melissa essential oil Rub your head gently using this blend and offer yourself a stress relieving massage. In few minutes you will heal your disturbing headache, will be calmed, your head tissues will be relaxed and you will feel better and reborn. Relaxation remedy 30 drops of Melissa essential oil 30 drops of Citronella essential oil 20 drops of Cypress essential oil 20 drops of Lavender essential oil 20 drops of Pine essential oil 10 drops of Bassilicum essential oil Add 30 drops of the blend into 200 300 ml of your shower gel or 3-5 drops of it to your bath sponge. Alternatively, you can vaporize 6-10 drops with an essential oil burner. This remedy will help you unwind your mind and body and achieve harmony and wellbeing. Remedy for headache 30 ml of Oregano alcohol solution 20 ml of Rosemary alcohol solution 20 ml of Hyppericum alcohol solution 20 ml of Melissa alcohol solution 10 ml of Chamomile alcohol solution Add 30 drops of the blend into a glass of water and drink 3-4 times per day. You will alleviate the pain and feel better. If the headache persists, you should consult your doctor.

Remedy for depression melancholy 60 drops of Rosemary alcohol solution 50 drops of Hypericum alcohol solution 30 drops of Chamomile alcohol solution 30 drops of Melissa alcohol solution 100 ml of Melissa hydrosol 50 ml of Marjoram hydrosol 50 ml of Mandarin hydrosol Dilute 30 drops of the blend into water, drink 3 times per day and you likely will improve mood, enjoy your life and contribute in achieving peace of mind. http://www.aromatherapypoint.com/aromatherapy-recipes/ Remedy for burns 50 ml Hypericum carrier oil 50 drops of Calendula essential oil 30 drops Lavender essential oil 5 drops of Chamomile essential oil 3 drops of Peppermint essential oil 2 drops of Rosemary essential oil 2 drops of Melissa essential oil 1 drop of Eucalyptus essential oil Use a soaked with the mix compress and apply it to the burned skin. Wait approximately for 10 minutes and then repeat the procedure for 2 or 3 times. When you finish the burn treatment it is most likely to have relieved pain and reduced skin swelling. Remedy for abscess and insects bites 30 ml of Hyppericum alcohol solution 30 ml of Oregano alcohol solution 20 ml of Lemon alcohol hydrosol 20 ml of Calendula alcohol hydrosol 20 drops of Withe essential oil 20 drops of Lavender essential oil 100 ml of Lavender hydrosol 50 ml of Chamomile hydrosol Soak a compress with the blend and put it at the effected area. It will contribute to a faster and painless healing. Salve cream for burns Add to 50 ml base cream: 20 drops of Hypericum essential oil 10 drops of Calendula essential oil 2 drops of Chamomile essential oil 2 drops of Lavender essential oil

1 drop of Rosemary essential oil 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil 1 drop of Melissa essential oil 1 drop of Eucalyptus essential oil Apply the mix to affected area and wait for approximately 15 minutes to alleviate pain and assist swelling reduction. Cleansing cream for dry skin Add to 200 300 ml of a natural cleansing cream: 20 drops of Hyppericum essential oil 10 drops of Calendula essential oil 5 drops of Lavender essential oil 5 drops of Chamomile essential oil 5 drops of Geranium essential oil Use the cream twice a day (necessarily once every morning to get rid of last nights toxic product). The cleansing cream will balance skin function and remove any impurity without over drying the skin. Facial lotion for dull, tired skin 100 ml of Cypress hydrosol 30 drops of Cypress alcohol solution 30 drops of Withe alcohol solution 20 drops of Lemon alcohol solution Enjoy this aromatic facial lotion and rejuvenate your tired dull skin. The facial will stimulate circulation, unplug skins pores, let it breathe and finally offer you a healthy looking youthful skin. Shampoo or bath foam for itching and xeroderma (dry skin) Add to 300 ml natural shampoo or shower gel or bath foam: 30 drops of Hypericum essential oil 30 drops of Chamomile essential oil 20 drops of Calendula essential oil 20 drops of Marjoram essential oil 10 drops of Lavender essential oil 5 drops of Chamomile essential oil 2 drops of Geranium essential oil 2 drops of Citronella essential oil 2 drops of Melissa essential oil Wash your skin with this shower gel and discover without delay how soft and smooth your skin can be. Anti-cellulite Remedy 100 ml of Sage carrier oil 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil

10 drops of Geranium essential oil 10 drops of Lavender essential oil 10 drops of Lemon essential oil 10 drops of Marjoram essential oil Rub with the mix your hips, thighs and belly once or twice a day. This Aromatherapy massage will encourage body detoxication and blood circulation resulting to a firmed up, youthful skin, without the orange peel surface. Hair loss shampoo Add to 300 ml natural shampoo: 100 drops of Laurel hydrosol 30 drops of Sage vegetable oil 20 drops of Hypericum essential oil 10 drops of Lavender essential oil 5 drops of Laurel essential oil 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil Use this shampoo regularly and permantly if possible. Massage your scalp gently with it and be patient. After few months of intensive treatment you will confirm that hair thinning and loss have stopped and probably hair recovery is about to begin. Solution for hair loss, dandruff and seborrhea 70 drops of Lemon alcohol solution 70 drops of Sage alcohol solution 70 drops of Orange alcohol solution 100 ml of Laurel hydrosol 100 ml of Rosemary hydrosol 100 ml of Orange hydrosol Once a day rub your scalp with the blend, but do not rinse your head off. Be patient and wait few months to see the results. Solution for acne, wounds, inflammations, mycosis (vaginal and other), ulcer, laryngitis, gingivitis etc. 100 drops of Calendula alcohol solution 50 drops of Savory alcohol solution 50 drops of Oregano alcohol solution 50 drops of Lemon alcohol solution 50 drops of Hypericum solution 50 ml of Chamomile hydrosol 50 ml of Sage hydrosol 50 ml of Lavender hydrosol This is Aromatherapy recipe has many uses and can assist healing of various conditions. Apply the blend to skin, use it for vaginal wash or gargle with it. Natural Alcoholism Treatment

Clary Sage Oil and Fennel Oil are the most helpful essential oils in alcoholism treatment. They reduce the duration of alcohols side effects and decrease the influence of psychological reasons that push people to consume alcohol. These oils can be used in burners and diffusers, for inhalation and massage. Simply add 3-5 drops of Clary Sage or Fennel Oil in an aromatherapy diffuser or dilute 3-4 drops into your favourite carrier oil for a relaxing massage. Moreover you can inhale (with your eyes closed) a handkerchief saturated with 3-4 drops or a bawl with hot water and 5-7 drops of Clary Sage or Fennel essential oil. Aromatherapy blend for viruses, cold and flu 50 ml of Eucalyptus carrier oil 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil 5 drops of Pine essential oil 5 drops of Cypress essential oil 4 drops of Lemon essential oil 3 drops of Savory essential oil 3 drops of Oregano essential oil 3 drops of Fennel essential oil 2 drops of Sage essential oil Rub with the blend your body or forehead and assist healing of various viruses. You can repeat rubbing 2-3 times a day. Insects repellent 50 ml Bassilicum carrier oil 5 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil 5 drops of Lavender essential oil 5 drops of Citronella essential oil 5 drops of Marjoram essential oil 5 drops of Cedar Wood essential oil Apply the blend to your body. The insects do not like the smell and are forced to withdraw. You can use the essential oils mentioned above in a diffuser or mix with water in a spray bottle to repel wasp out of your home. Moth repellent 50 ml Lavender carrier oil 20 drops of Cedar Wood essential oil 20 drops of Lemon essential oil 20 drops of Bassilicum essential oil 10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil 10 drops of Citronella essential oil 10 drops of Lavender essential oil Dampen cotton balls with the blend, put them in your wardrobes and get rid of the troublesome moth.

Solution for halitosis (bad breath) 100 ml of Fennel hydrosol 50 ml of Sage hydrosol 50 ml of Citronella hydrosol 30 ml of Calendula alcohol solution Gargle with the blend 3 times every day and you will have a nice fresh breathe. It gives immmediate results. Remedy for bloat dyspepsia 30 drops of Fennel alcohol solution 30 drops of Melissa alcohol solution 20 drops of Savory alcohol solution 20 drops of Oregano alcohol solution 20 drops of Chamomile alcohol solution Add 20 drops of the blend to a glass of water and drink it after meals. This remedy will help you to avoid intestinal or digestive disorders, improving your everyday life. Remedy for functional digestive system 50 ml of Orange alcohol solution 30 ml of Lemon alcohol solution 100 ml Fennel hydrosol 100 ml Menthe hydrosol Add 30 drops of the blend in a glass of water and drink before and after meals. This remedy will help your stomach function and improve digestion. Solution for fangitis, relaxed throat, sniffle, cough, sore throat, stomatitis, aphtha, gingivitis 70 drops of Eucalyptus alcohol solution 50 drops of Savory alcohol solution 30 drops of Sage alcohol solution 20 drops of Rosemary alcohol solution 50 ml Eucalyptus hydrosol 50 ml Fennel hydrosol This recipe can help you treat various diseases that have to do with mouth and larynx. You can gargle with the blend 4-5 times a day or add 10 drops in a glass of water and drink it 2 or 3 times a day. Remedy for muscle pain, coxalgia, neuralgia and sprains Add to 5 kilos of hot water: 50 ml of Rosemary hydrosol 50 ml of Calendula hydrosol 50 ml of Hypericum hydrosol 30 ml Savory alcohol solution

30 ml Oregano alcohol solution 100 ml Fennel hydrosol 100 ml Pine hydrosol Foot bath or compress to painful areas. This treatment will improve circulation and soothe the pain. Apply the remedy as soon as possible for faster healing. Decongestant nose drops 50 ml of saline solution 30 drops of Marjoram hydrosol 20 drops of Rosemary hydrosol 20 drops of Pine hydrosol 10 drops of Savory Sage hydrosol 10 drops of Sage hydrosol 10 drops of Eucalyptus alcohol solution 10 drops of Sage alcohol solution Place 2-3 drops of the blend into your nose 2-3 times a day and you will relieve nasal congestion and pressure and temporarily be able to breathe easier. Additionally, you can use this recipe to relieve plugged ears. Remedy for cough and lung diseases 40 ml of Bassilicum alcohol solution 30 ml of Fennel alcohol solution 30 ml of Oregano alcohol solution 30 ml of Pine alcohol solution 100 ml of Pine hydrosol 50 ml of Savory hydrosol This is a natural antitussive and expectorant remedy that can help healing of various cough and lung diseases. Just dilute 30 drops of the blend to lukewarm water and drink 3 times per day. Hydrosols Hydrosols are by-products which are collected during the steam distillation of various plants, flowers and herbs. The term Hydrosol comes from the latin words Hydro (means water) and Sol (means solution). Consequently hydrosol is the watery solution and was first used be the American herbalist Jeanne Rose in 1990. Hydrosols are also referred as Floral waters or Distillate waters. They are full of anti-inflammatory and water soluble ingredients of the plant, while they are free of any irritant substance and therefore they are ideal for natural skin care for both children and adults, for males and females.The authentic Hydrosols do not contain any alcohol and synthetic essences. They are antiseptic, styptic, refreshing and are considered to be perfect substitutes of tonic lotions, after shaves and invigorate hair products. They can also be used for compresses, skin cleaning and can be added to bath water. Moreover, they can be used for house-sanitization creating a nice and refreshing atmosphere or can be added to the detergent when washing clothes After consulting a physician or a druggist, various hydrosols can be ingested with food, water or juice. As they contain no ethereals but only water soluble ingredients of plants, ingestion is not dangerous, as far as the cautions for use are carefully followed.

Hydrosols Attributes In this section we are pleased to provide you information about the most popular Hydrosols (and their attributes) of plants that grow all over the world.

Arnica Arnica hydrosol is antiphlogistic and cicatrizand. Exterior use is recommended (in the form of compresses) in order to heal wounds and bruises and relieve muscles pain. Added to milk and lotion, it can combat cellulites, varicose veins, phlebitis etc. Bassilicum Bassilicum hydrosol has been distinguished for its therapeutic attributes to a number of enteric and peptic disorders such as colitis, bloat, constipation and dyspepsia. It is recommended for interior use. Bitter Orange It is used exteriorly for greasy and mixed skin care and helps in cellulites treatment. Also Bitter Orange is recognized as a natural deodorant. Calendula Calendula hydrosol is an antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, anti bleeding, styptic and cicatrizant substance. It is used for cleaning and healing wounds and burns, cleaning babies when changing didies, and generally for every skin disease. Chamomile (Blue) It is anti-inflammatory and used exteriorly at burns, sunburns, wounds, skins eruptions and psoriasis. Also, you can compress it to swollen veins and haemorrhoids and use it to clean sensitive and problematic skin (for example baby skin). Added to babys bath foam during its evening bath, it makes babies sleep deep. Citronella It can stimulate endocrinal system and it is used for weight loss, dyspepsia and menstrual cramps (interior use). Exteriorly is used as mouthwash for oral hygiene and after tooth extractions for healing. Also it is used for cleaning normal and mixed skin. Cypress It is considered as one of the most effective natural substances which can be used interiorly as blood withdrawal and depurator. Externally it is used for greasy skin and hair as well as for acne. Moreover, it can heal cellulites, dermatitis and phlebitis. Eucalyptus Exterior use (gargles and mouthwash) is recommended in order to combat flu, cold and cough. Geranium It is used for many types of skin care (greasy, dry, sensitive). Additional, it helps healing of sunburns, skins irritation and insects bites (exterior use). Besides, interior use can be beneficial to water retention, menstrual cycle problems and lymphatic circulation disorders. Grapefruit It is an antimicrobial, antibiotic and antiscorbutic substance. It is used for lymphatic decongestant, intestinal diseases, water retention, weight loss and indigestion. Grapefruit hydrosol is beneficial for greasy skin and hair and can be used against cellulites (external use). Helihrisum It is very effective when being compressed over bruises and can help healing wounds. Its

use is fatherly advised after a visti to the dentist. Helihrisum hydrosol (undiluted or diluted 50:50 with water) can be used to combat gingivitis symptoms. Hypericum Exterior use improves healing of injuries, wounds, varicose veins and light burns. Laurel Exterior use (gargles and mouthwash) is recommended for gum infections. Also, it helps hair growing and promotes fresh breath. On the other hand, interior use can combat lymphatic congestion. Lavender It is one of the best natural deodorants and it is widely used for all types of skin care (dry, greasy, sensitive, and normal). It alleviates mens skin after shaving and soothes sunburns and eruptions (exterior use). Lemon Lemon hydrosol is used exteriorly for various skin problems such as acne, greasy skin and hair, cellulites, varicose veins. Moreover, it can help combat circulation problems. Mandarin Exterior use is recommended to cure acne and improve greasy skin and hair. Also it can combat cellulites and water retention. Marjoram It has therapeutic and beneficial attributes to a number of oral diseases. It can be used as mouthwash for stomatitis, oral thrushes, gum diseases and tongue problems. Melissa It is used for enteric problems related to colics and Crowns disease. Also it acts against viruses, allergies and water retention. It helps pregnant women to avoid morning sickness and it is recommended for hyperkinetic children (interior use). Exterior use is recommended to clean and alleviate skins irritations and eczemas while Melissa can also be used as an anti-wrinkle treatment. Neroli It is styptic and beneficial to sensitive and greasy skin (exterior use only). It should be diluted in combination with other hydrosols when applied to dry skin (20% Neroli 80% Lavender, Rose or Geranium Hydrosols). Also, it can be used together with Cistus hydrosol as a cleaning lotion for irritated skin. Neroli is very scented, so it is also recommended as a natural perfume or fragrance. Tilia It is refreshing and can assuage irritated skin. Moreover, it is antidepressant, helps to combat stress and insomnia and produces a cheery mood. It can be sprayed in the bedroom before going to sleep and added to a babys night bath. Orange It is often used for greasy skin hydration and care. Also, Orange hydrosol helps cellulites and water retention treatment (exterior use). Oregano It is used as mouthwash and gargle for oral diseases, gum and teeth infections and hoarseness. Moreover, it is used for topical washes for mycosis, vaginal problems and genital itching (exterior use). Interior use is recommended for blood clearing, infections of the genitourinary system and general invigoration of immune system. Peppermint Bath with Peppermint (Mentha) hydrosol is very effective to greasy skin. Besides, it helps

prevention of menopauses hot flashes (exterior use, inhalations, etc). Interior use is recommended for water retention, colic and Crowns disease. Rose It is refreshing, lightly styptic and considered ideal for all kinds of skin (normal, dry, greasy, sensitive, and mature). It is used for compresses, facial masks, steam baths, and can be added to all cosmetics because of its special attributes and perfume. Mixed with Cistus hydrosol it reduces wrinkles. Added in bath it has relaxing and refreshing effects. Moreover, a combination of Rose, Chamomile and Lavender hydrosol can help to combat stress, and insomnia, to heal sun burns and clean wounds. Rose hydrosol is also often used as an additive substance to many sweets and drinks. Rosemary Rosemary hydrosol can be added it to shampoo because it helps hair growing. Moreover, it is an effective natural medicine for cellulites, rheumatisms and arthritis (exterior use). Sage It is restorative to normal and mixed skin and can be used as an anti-wrinkle treatment. Also, it improves hair glow (especially of dark and red hair). Moreover, it alleviates tumid joints and heals gum inflammations (exterior use). Savory Exterior use is recommended for infected injuries. Also it is used for gargle and mouthwash in order to cure various oral diseases (hoarseness, tonsillitis, infected gums, gumboils and bad breath). Witch hazel It is strongly antioxidant and thus is used against skin irritation, eruption, itch, lump, eczemas and psoriasis. Moreover, it is anti-inflammatory and cicatrizand and helps in cleaning and caring open wounds. Also, it is efficacious medicine for varicose veins and haemorrhoids (compresses and local wash). Witch hazel is the most appropriate hydrosol for mature and problematic skin and is considered as one of the most anti-ageing natural medicine. Yarrow Although it has an unpleasant smell, Yarrow hydrosol is wholesome for the circulatory and respiratory system and can support weight loss. It is used for combating hypo-thyriodism and the symptoms of menopause as well as for the regulation of the menstrual cycle. Additionally, Yarrow hydrosol is used against indigestion and pain caused by cold or flu. Also, it can be used in the form of compresses for varicose veins and phlebitis, in the form of spray for scalp or skin seborrhea and can be combined with other hydrosols although its smell is not pleasant at all.

Essential Oils A-Z The most popular essential oils (in alphabetical order) and their natural attributes. From time to time, we add essential oils that are not listed, in order to provide the completely full list of aromatherapy essential oils.

Achillea oil. Anti-inflammatory and haemostatic. Against hypertension, insomnia and haemorrhoids. For gynecological diseases and neuralgia. Angelica oil. Carminative and relaxing. For heart, respiratory and skin problems, anorexia, asthma, stomach ulcer, arthritis and psoriasis. Aniseed oil. Emmenagogu, antispasmodic and tonic. For menstruation, menopauses disease, dyspepsia, colitis, asthmatic bronchitis and tachycardia.

Bassilicum oil. Tonic, refreshing, memory boosting and insectifuge. For headaches, insomnia, depression and nervous tension. Balsam (Canada) oil. Antiseptic and relaxing. For asthma, bronchitis, dejection and sore throat. Balsam (Peru) oil. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, disinfectant. For wounds and stomach ulcer. Balsam (Tolu) oil. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, excretory and antitussive. Benzoin oil. Excretory, calefacient, pulmonic and antiseptic. For acne, eczema, psoriasis, coughs and bad blood circulation. Bergamot oil. Refreshing, tonic and calming. For stress, depression, insomnia, skin disorders and digestive conditions. Bitter Almond oil. Aromatic. Can cause eruption of the skin. Bitter Orange oil. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, styptic, antibacterial, fungicide, stomachic and laxative. For stomachic problems, enteric fermentation, constipation, acne, greasy skin and dyspepsia. Cajeput oil. Antiseptic, calefacient. For respiratory infections, varicose veins and haemorrhoids. Calendula oil. Anti-bleeding, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, styptic, cicatrizant and fungicide. For burns, wounds, eczema, greasy skin, skin inflammation and eruption and against bites of insects. Cardamon oil. Antiseptic, diuretic emmenagogue and dilatant for blood vessels. For digestive system, bronchitis and enteric convulsion. Carrot (seed) oil. Antiseptic, diuretic, dilatant for blood vessels and emmenagogue. For dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rheumatisms, arthritis, anemia, dyspepsia, anorexia, colics, and menstruations problems. It refreshes mature skin and relieves menstruations pain. Cedar oil. Insectifuge, antiseptic, calming, aphrodisiac, diuretic, styptic and fungicide. For acne, greasy skin, dandruff, hair loss, cough, bronchitis, cystitis, leucorrhoea, nervous tension and genitals itching. It helps hair regrowing and invigorates blood circulation. Chamomile (Blue) oil. Calming, refreshing, antiseptic and emollient. For skin infections and stomach derangement. Chamomile (Roman) oil. Calming, relaxant and antiseptic. For asthma and enteric parasites. Clove oil. Anti-infectious, antispasmodic, insectifuge, anti-fungicide and tonic. For migraine, vertigo, stress, toothache, acne, wounds, burns, sprains, colic, sea sickness and dyspepsia. Cinnamon oil. Antiseptic and antibacterial. For diarrhea, dyspepsia, bad blood circulation and rheumatisms. Citronella oil. Cardiotonic, antispasmodic, calming, insectifuge and anti-louse. For rheumatisms, insomnia, stress, depression, otitis, arthritis, various colics and pelvis pain. Cistus oil. Styptic, relaxing and calming. For elder skin and wrinkles. Coriander oil. Calefacient, tonic and peptic. For stress and insomnia. Cumin oil. Calefacient, tonic, and antiseptic. For dyspepsia, enteric convulsions and insomnia. Cypress oil. Deodorant, styptic, diuretic, calming and refreshing. For asthma, bronchitis, cellulites, greasy skin, phlebitis, suppuration, gynecological and circulation problems. Elecampane oil. Bactericidal, antifungal and antiparasitic. For mycosis, bronchitis and anemia. Eucalyptus oil. Antiseptic, analgesic, pesticide. For flu, cold, sinusitis, laryngitis, cough, coxalgia, neuralgia, rheumatisms and mental lucidity. Fennel seed oil. Alleviative, anti-parasitic, purge and against enteric fermentations. For all gynecological problems, water retention and cystitis.

Fir (Black) oil. Antimicrobial, ejaculatory and tonic. For rheumatisms, respiratory diseases, flu, cough and stress. Fir (Siberian) oil. Antiseptic and refreshing. For acne and bronchitis. Frankincense oil. Refreshing, anti-inflammatory and immunizer. For asthma and bronchitis. Ginger oil. Calefacient and peptic. For sea sickness and various enteric diseases. Grape Fruit oil. Antioxidant and antispasmodic. For cellulites, obesity and urine retention. Geranium oil. Circulation tonic, anti-ageing, styptic, anti-cellulite, haemostatic and insectifuge. For stress, nervousness, urine retention, cellulites, haemorrhoids, greasy skin, menopauses and gynecological problems. Helichrysum oil. For wounds, burns, thrombosis, cirrhosis and acne. It helps circulation and cholesterol problems. Hypericum oil. Styptic, calming, cicatrizant and anti-inflammatory. For enteric inflammation, healing internal and external injuries, various pains (back, neck, muscle). Also for greasy hair and dandruff. Hyssop oil. Antiseptic. For blood dialysis, tonsillitis and pneumonia. Jasmine oil. Relaxing, calming and aphrodisiac. For headache, menstrual period, dejection and nervous fatigue. Juniper oil. Anti-rheumatic, anti-toxic, emmenagogue and tonic. For nervous strain, stress, gynaecological diseases, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism, cellulites and obesity. Laurel oil. Insectifuge, antiseptic, diuretic, bactericide, fungicide, tonic and refreshing. For rheumatisms, wounds and hematoma. Lavender oil. Analgesic, diuretic, styptic, refreshing, relaxing, and calming. For rheumatisms, muscles pain, colics, dyspepsia, depression, headaches, hypertension, insomnia, stress and skin diseases. Lemon oil. Refreshing, stimulating, antimicrobial, febrifuge, diuretic, antitoxic, haemostatic and antiseptic. For rheumatisms, digestive and hepatic problems, greasy skin, arthritis, varicose veins, cellulites, obesity, brittle nails, flu, fever, sniffles and dyspepsia. Lemongrass oil. Analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic and insecticidal. For digestive and hepatic problems. Mandarin oil. Calming, antispasmodic and anti-wrinkle. For acne, greasy skin, urine retention, obesity, dyspepsia, enteric problems and insomnia. Manuka oil. Antibacterial, fungicide and relaxant. For skin diseases, mycosis and psoriasis. Marigold oil. For mycosis, respiratory infections and enteric parasites. Marjoram oil. Calefacient, corroborant, antispasmodic and muscle booster. For arthritis, rheumatisms, lumbago, colics, strains, constipation, cellulites, dyspnoea, migraine, nervous tension, insomnia and dizziness. Mastic oil. Anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. For skin problems, arthritis, coxalgia, bronchitis and urethritis. May Chang oil. Antiseptic, deodorant, disinfectant, insecticidal stomachic and calming. For acne, dermatitis, sudation, bloat, dyspepsia, heart arrhythmia, hypertension and nervous tension. Melissa oil. Antispasmodic, refreshing and calming. For chronic cough, asthma, bronchitis, colics, menopauses problems, stress, migraines, vertigo, insomnia, hysteria and erethism. Myrrh oil. Tonic and anti-ageing. For dysentery, hemorrhoids and hyperthyroidism. Myrtle oil. For skin invigoration, greasy skin, hormone counterbalance, hemorrhoids and ovary and thyroid problems. Neroli oil. Refreshing, calming and nervine. For parasites, hemorrhoids, exhaustion and depression.

Niaouli oil. Antiseptic, anti-allergic against viruses. For otitis, laryngitis and hormone problems. Nutmeg oil. Peptic, calefacient, antioxidant and analgesic. For bloat, dyspepsia, sea sickness and muscle pain. Orange oil. Calming, antispasmodic and anti-wrinkle. For skin care, obesity, fluid retention, obesity, constipation, nervous tension and stress. Oregano oil. Antiseptic, deodorant, aphrodisiac, tonic, febrifuge, peptic and pesticide. For massage (especially to painful articulations), rheumatisms, cough, asthma, bronchitis and cellulites. Don not use undiluted oregano essential oil to skin. Patchouli oil. Relaxing and refreshing. For dry skin, acne, eczema. It helps nervous invigoration. Pefitgrain oil. Antiseptic, deodorant, peptic and tonic. For acne, sudation, greasy skin and hair, dyspepsia, insomnia and nervous exhaustion. Pennyroyal oil. Tonic, insectifuge and emmenagogue. Pepper (Black) oil. Tonic to digestive and respiratory system, waterworks, toothache, bronchitis, rheumatisms and sexual impotence. Pepper (Red) oil. Antiseptic. It invigorates blood circulation and helps flu healing. Peppermint (or Mentha oil). Antiseptic, tonic and anti-inflammatory. For coxalgia, dyspepsia, sea sickness, fever, stress and migraine. Ravensara oil. Anti-infectious, nervine and excretory. For insomnia and invigoration of chronic fatigue of the muscles. Rose oil. Calming, relaxing, antidepressant and anti-wrinkle. For chronic bronchitis, asthma and sexual impotence. Rosemary oil. Corroborant, emmenagogue, tonic and antiseptic. For memory, and energy boosting, muscles pain, rheumatisms, bad circulation. One of the best tonic massage oils. It helps hair growing. Rosewood oil. Anti-ageing and tonic. For depression, fatigue and respiratory infections. Sage oil. Antiseptic. For cold, fever, stomachs and peptic problems, cellulites, obesity, herpes and menstruations problems. It is considered decongestant for blood circulation. Salvia Sclarea oil. Calming and antidepressant. For mental euphoria, menstruations problems, hemorrhoids and nervous distress. Sandalwood oil. Calming, anti-ageing and cardiotonic. Considered decongestant for vein and lymph. Savory oil. Tonic, calefacient, aphrodisiac, antibiotic and anti-parasitic. Dont apply it undiluted to skin. Tarragon oil. Calefacient and stimulating. For peptic and equilibration of the nervous system. Tea Tree oil. Antiseptic and local anaesthetic. For mycosis, enteric parasites and various infections. Thuya oil. Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bactericidal. It helps blood circulation. Thyme oil. Antiseptic and antibiotic. For bronchitis and otitis. Valerian oil. Soporific, hypotensive and calming. For insomnia, migraine, nervous dyspepsia and dandruff. Vanilla oil. Aromatic, balsam and aphrodisiac. Vetiver oil. Antiseptic, circulation tonic and antispasmodic. For acne, arthritis and rheumatism. Vitex agnus castus oil. For gynecological and menopause problems, toothache and prostate. Used in hormonotherapy. Ylang Ylang oil. Calming, antiseptic, aphrodisiac. For hypertension and skin diseases.

EOs for Mental Conditions

In this section are listed some traditional time-tested uses of Essential Oils for both prevent from and heal various common mental problems and conditions. The essential oils can be used for massage, bath, inhalation, in diffusers, compresses, candles etc.

For negative energy: Juniper Oil For anger: Benzoin Oil For good deep sleep: Ylang Ylang Oil For negative influence: Rosemary Oil When feeling trapped: Eucalyptus Oil For boost thinking: Thyme Oil For depression: Lavender Oil When feeling lonely and sad: Marjoram Oil For mental balance: Fennel Oil For happiness: Rosemary Oil For body and mind boost: Black Pepper Oil To get rid of unpleasant memories: Frankincense Oil For inner peace: Neroli and Cedarwood Oil For tranquillity and happiness: Bergamot and Orange Oil For anxiety: Cinnamon, Bergamot, Lavender and Lemon Oil For euphoria and wellbeing feelings: Ylang Ylang Oil For good communication: Camomile Oil For love and peace: Bergamot Oil

Uses of Essential Oils

Bath
Just add 3-6 aromatherapy essential oil drops into a shot of 6 ml vegetable oil bath foam. Dilute the mixture into water and stay in it for 20 minutes allowing the essential oil to infiltrate the skin while you enjoy the steam perfume. Choose an essential oil according to your mood: Rosemary or Sage oil in order to have a good start of your day; Lavender, Citronella or Melissa oil in order to calm and relax in the evening.

Massage
Add 3 drops of essential oils into 6 ml massage oil (approximately 1 small spoon) or into milky water. Choose an aromatherapy essential oil accordingly to your mood or condition: Camomile and Lavender oil after depilation; Savory, Ylang Ylang and Cedar oil for a sensual massage.

Perfume
Aromatherapy essential oils are applied as individual perfumes or in combination. They can be used just for pleasure or in order to improve the effect of other aromatherapy applications. Add 2-6 drops into 6 ml of basic almond oil, Grape seed oil or Jojoba oil. For a pleasing perfume try a blend of Geranium and Mandarin oil. Men can add Vetiver, Cypress or Rosemary essential oil in their aftershave or tonic lotion.

Room Fragrance
Add 4-8 drops in a bowl of an aromatherapy essential oil burner. Fill it with water and put it over a candle. It is the ideal natural way to kill every smell. Sage, Laurel and Eucalyptus are used to clean

microbes in the air, while Lemon, Mandarin, Orange and Pennyroyal essential oils are used to clean room air from tobacco smoke and make a pleasant atmosphere.

Hair
Essential oils invigorate the scalp and take care of hair follicles contributing to better hair health and appearance. Camomile and Lavender oil are suitable for very dry and weathered hair. Add 3 drops into 6 ml hot massage oil and lightly rub your head. Then after giving your head a rinse with a shampoo, muffle your head with a towel for 20 minutes and. You can also add the aromatherapy essential oil of your choice to the conditioner or to the final rinse. For grassy hair try Camomile, Cedar wood, Geranium or Mandarin essential oil. Cedar wood, Rosemary and Laurel oils are used for hair lose (for men and women), while Rosemary and Cypress are appropriate as a hair tonic.

Facial and skin care


Aromatherapy essential oils help sebaceous glands to function properly improving the whole skin health. Add 2 essential oils drops every 6 ml of cleansing cream, tonic lotion or milky water and create your unique cosmetics. You can make mixtures that can last for weeks, but remember that essential oils attributes are more effective when the blend is fresh.

Babies and Children Care


Aromatherapy essential oils are very wholesome and beneficial for babies and children as far as they are used carefully. Before applying them to their sensitive skin, essential oils should be diluted into cleansing cream or water. For babies, it is better to add only 1 drop of essential oils into 10 ml of cream. Respectively, add 1 drop for every 6 ml of cream, lotion or milky water for children (half of the adults dose). The childrens deep sleep can be facilitated by Lavender essential oil, while Mandarin calms and soothes How to blend Essential Oils Essential oils provide both strong psychological and physical benefits for those individuals who use them. It is believed that when essential oils are blended, their synergy produces a stronger product. However, blending essential oils can be rather difficult and even a bit frustrating for those who try to do so. For this reason, many people, especially beginners, give up trying to do so all together, but there is really no need to so. If one takes the time to do a little research and is willing to experiment, they can learn how to blend essential oils properly. However, one first needs to get the basics down.

These basics include learning that the best essential oil blends are those that come from the same group. For example, florals mix best with florals, citrus essential oils blend best with other citrus essential oils. Most essential oils fall under the following categories; woody, green, resinin, spicy, floral and citrus. For individuals just starting out or who have had some trouble mixing oils in the past, it is best to begin with florals because they are the easiest ones to mix. In fact, it is very hard to mess them up. Oils that are harder to blend include those in the spicy and citrus groups. It is important to note that the very best essential oil blends are those that bring out the best properties of each individual oil. It is ultimately about the strength of the final product. However, if

you are more interested in developing a specific scent then you will want to focus on what blends smell the best when combined together. When blending your oils it is important to note that essential oils come in three different categories, top notes, middle notes and base notes. Top notes are light fragrances that help to energize and lift your mood. Common top note oils are cinnamon, peppermint, orange and lemon. Middle notes have a little more weight then top note essential oils, but not as much as base notes. They are the main components of aromatherapy blends. Melissa, lavender, rosemary, nutmeg and tee tree are examples of middle note essential oils. Base note oils last the longest and tend to be heavier and more rich than all of the other oils. Some examples include clove, jasmine, ginger and vanilla. When you mix oils, be sure to add oils from each category. It works best to blend them in a 3:2:1 ratio. Where you should mix 3 parts top note oils, to 2 parts middle oils to 1 part base note oil. Blending your own essential oils is a fantastic way to develop a blend that best matches your lifestyle and personal taste. It is also a fun way to experiment and play around with different scents. You may be pleasantly surprised at which oils, when mixed together, develop into a scent that you cant live without. Base Oils Base oils are used in aromatherapy in order to dilute essential oils so that they can be safely applied to the skin. Base oils are often referred to as carrier or vegetable oils because they are carrying the essential oils to the skin and they derived from various nuts, fruits and seeds of certain plants. The best base oils are extracted adopting the cold pressed method. In this technique the seeds, fruits or nuts are expressed without external heat producing pure carrier oils rich in vitamins and minerals that conserve the therapeutic properties of their source. Vegetable oils come from plants that grows all over the world and are used for therapeutic purposes, facial treatments, massage, etc. Carrier oils should be used according to each skin type. In most cases, the appropriate vegetable oils for normal skin are Calendula, Jojoba, Apricot and Sesame oil. For dry skin, you should use Avocado, Castor, Rose Hip Seed and Olive base oil and finally for greasy skin the proper carrier oils are Grape Seed, Hazel nut, Almond and Apricot oil. The base oils can be categorised according to their origin. The most well known carrier oils that comes from nuts are Sweet and Bitter Almond, Jojoba and Walnut base oils, from fruits are Olive and Avocado base oils and from seeds are Wheat germ, Soya and Grape seed base oils. Base Oils Attributes Here are some of the most popular base oils and their attributes in alphabetical order. Achllea oil It is used for relaxation and massage. Also it is considered as an effective muscular, rheumatic and arthritic pain reliever. Almond oil Almond oil has been used for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes since antiquity. It is not easily oxidised, it has a long lifespan, and is used for massages, facial masks and as a make up remover.

Aloe Vera oil It is antiphlogistic, anaplastic, reduces inflammation and pain and keeps skin healthy. Arnica oil Arnica oil is one of the best natural pain relievers. It is very often used for aromatherapy massages. Apricot oil Coming from the Apricot core and not from the fruit, it is considered to be more beneficial than the Almond oil, but with a shorter life span. It is used as additive to facial creams. Avocado oil It is rich in A, B, D and E vitamin and it is one of the most appropriate oils for cosmetic production since it is easily absorbed by the skin. It is used against skin spots and for sun protection. Castor oil It is ideal for the area near the eyes. It can also be used together with E vitamin. It is refreshing, it reduces wrinkleses and it is beneficial to hard skin and hair. Carrot oil It is rich in A pro-vitamin and mineral salt and has cicatrizing, analgesic and anti hemorrhage attributes. Coconut oil It is used in cooking and soap and shampoo production. Coconut oil offers many benefits, including the warding off of heart disease and cancer. Moreover, it enhances weight loss and has been recognized as an effective treatment to very dry body and facial skin. Evening Primrose oil Although it is more often used as nutrition supplement, Primrose oil has beneficial attributes for skin care. It noticeably reduces water loss of skin, while it raises skin resistance to ultraviolet rays and blood circulation. Flax oil It is rich in Linoleic acid and E vitamin Flax. It is considered as the most nutritious of all the oils in the world and it promotes healthy heart. Grape Seed oil It is widely used in Aromatherapy massage and for greasy skin care. It does not cause allergies. Jojoba oil It is added to various cosmetics and used as light sun protection oil and as massage oil. Also, Jojoba oil can soften hard skin and hair and heal wounds and skin diseases. Laurel oil It comes from the Laurel core and is used as invigorant in hair masks. Olive oil It is rich in E vitamin, antioxidant and ideal natural cosmetic for dry skin. In ancient Greece it was used for body rubbing.

Peanut oil It is one of the most appropriate vegetable oils for massage and it can be added to facial creams. Poppy Seed oil It is used for massage and can combat all kinds of pain (muscular, rheumatic, arthritic etc), even the heaviest ones such as discopathy and sciatica. Rose Hip Seed oil It is considered as an excellent vegetable oil for skin care and especially dry skin, rosy drop and wrinkles. Also it is used after dentists surgeries to heal wounds. Sesame oil Sesame oil contains Linoleic and Arachis acid. It is used in many cosmetics, in massage and as light sun protection oil. Solar oil It is rich in Zinc and E and F vitamin. It is considered as appropriate food for both kids and elderly people. It is beneficial to sensitive and dried skin. Soya oil It is rich in Linoleic, Palmitic and Arachis acid. It is used for cooking and it is beneficial to dry body and facial skin. Walnut oil It is a styptic substance especially beneficial to greasy skin. Moreover, it has been recognized as an effective tonic for hair. Wheat Germ oil It is rich in lecithin, A, D, and vitamin. It is added to hair and facial masks. Natural Healing Below there is a list of common health conditions and the most suitable aromatherapy essential oils that can help the treatment of the specific disease. Keep in mind that Aromatherapy is a alternative complementary treatment and can be used only for supporting your typical medical care and not as the main healing method. Abscess: Bergamot, Lavender Method of use: compress Acne: Bitter Orange, Bergamot, Cedar Wood, Cade, Lavender, Sandalwood Method of use: compress, cosmetics Allergies: Chamomile, Lavender, Melissa Method of use: compress, bath Anorexia: Chamomile, Orange, Lemon, Cardamom, Fennel, Mandarin, Angelica Method of use: bath, massage

Aphrodisiac diseases: Savory, Withe, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Salvia Sclarea, Jasmine, Cade, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang Method of use: bath, massage Arthritis: Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Cypress, Benzoin, Hyssop, Cade, Lavender Method of use: compress, bath, massage Asthma: Cypress, Eucalyptus, Marjoram, Benzoin, Hyssop, Lavender, Angelica, Melissa Method of use: massage Baldness Hair loss: Rosemary, Cypress, Cedar Wood, Lavender Method of use: massage, shampoo, conditioner Bronchitis: Bassilicum, Lavender, Pine, Rosemary, Benzoin, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedar Wood, Frankincense, Hyssop, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Angelica Method of use: inhales, massage Cellulites: Withe, Cypress, Geranium, Rosemary, Laurel, Lemon, Grapefruit Method of use: massage, bath, compress Circulations problems: Lavender, Cypress, Rosemary, Cedar Wood, Geranium, Cade Method of use: massage, bath Cold: Bassilicum, Angelica, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemon, Black Pepper, Marjoram, Melissa, Peppermint Method of use: inhales, bath Constipation: Black Pepper, Fennel, Marjoram, Rose Method of use: massage Cough: Eucalyptus, Cypress, Benzoin, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Frankincense, Hyssop, Cade, Myrrh, Peppermint, Sandalwood Method of use: bath, inhales Coxalgia: Chamomile, Levander, Peppermint Method of use: massage, bath, compress Depression: Bassilicum, Geranium, Mandarin, Melissa, Bergamot, Chamomile, Salvia Sclarea, Jasmine, Lavender, Melissa, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Ylang-Ylang Method of use: bath, massage Diarrhoea: Chamomile, Cypress, Rosemary, Black Pepper, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Peppermint, Sandalwood Method of use: massage, bath, compress Diuretic diseases: Savory, Fennel, Cedar Wood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary, Benzoin, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Frankincense, Hyssop, Cade, Sandalwood Method of use: massage, bath Dysentery: Chamomile, Cypress, Black Pepper, Eucalyptus, Melissa Method of use: compress, massage

Eczema: Chamomile, Lavender, Geranium, Bergamot, Hyssop, Cade Method of use: massage, bath Fever: Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, Bassilicum, Hyssop, Melissa Method of use: bath, compress Flu: Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Cypress, Black Pepper, Hyssop, Lavender, Peppermint Method of use: inhales, rubbing Fluid retention: Angelica, Geranium, Rosemary, Fennel Method of use: bath, massage Haemorrhoids: Cypress, frankincense, cade, myrrh Method of use: bath, massage, compress Headaches: Marjoram, Lavender, Rosemary, Chamomile, Cardamom, Peppermint, Rose Method of use: compress, massage Herpes: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Bergamot Method of use: compress Hypertension: Lavender, Ylang-Ylang, Marjoram, Chamomile, Neroli, Bergamot, Lemon, Rose Method of use: bath, massage Hypotension: Rosemary, Savory, Hyssop Method of use: bath, massage Insomnia: Marjoram, Lavender, Chamomile, Citronella, Bassilicum, Neroli, Lemon, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang Method of use: bath, massage Insects bites: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemongrass, Lemon Method of use: compress Itching: Chamomile, Lavender, Peppermint Method of use: massage, compress Kidney: Cypress, Chamomile, Lemon, Cedar Wood, Salvia Sclarea, Cade, Eucalyptus Method of use: bath, compress, massage Laryngitis: Benzoin, Withe, Lavender, Sandalwood, Angelica Method of use: inhales Liver: Cypress, Chamomile, Rosemary, Geranium, Myrrh, Cade, Rose Method of use: bath, massage, compress Mastitis: Geranium, Lavender Method of use: compress, massage Menopause: Chamomile, Lavender, Withe, Sage, Geranium Method of use: bath, massage

Migraine: Marjoram, Rosemary, Chamomile, Lavender, Bassilicum, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Melissa, Peppermint Method of use: cold compress, massage, inhales Obesity: Laurel, Rosemary, Fennel, Withe, Geranium Method of use: bath, massage Period: Withe, Sage, Rosemary, Marjoram, Chamomile, Cypress Method of use: bath, compress, massage Psoriasis: Lavender, Bergamot, Angelica Method of use: bath, compress Rheumatisms: Rosemary, Savory, Oregano, Cypress, Lavender, Chamomile, Marjoram, Geranium Method of use: bath, massage Sinusitis: Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender Method of use: inhales Skin (aged): Lavender, Geranium, Lemon, Benzoin, Salvia Sclarea, Cypress, Frankincense, Myrrh, Neroli, Peppermint, Sandalwood Method of use: massage, bath, compress Skin (dry): Lavender, Geranium, Chamomile, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang Method of use: cosmetics Skin (greasy): Lemon, Geranium, Bergamot, Cedar Wood, Cypress, Withe, Cade, Lavender, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang Method of use: cosmetics Skin (rough): Chamomile, Lavender, Benzoin, Geranium, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood Method of use: compress, massage Skin sag: Lavender, Marjoram, Mandarin, Chamomile, Neroli, Rose, Bergamot Method of use: massage, bath Skin (sensitive): Chamomile, Lavender, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose Method of use: cosmetics, compress Sniffles: Eucalyptus, Cedar Wood, Frankincense, Hyssop, Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood Method of use: inhales Stomach: Lavender, Orange, Chamomile, Bassilicum, Angelica, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Method of use: compress, massage Stress: Orange, Lavender, Bitter Orange, Benzoin, Bergamot, Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Peppermint, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang Method of use: massage, bath, inhales

Tiredness: Rosemary, Geranium, Bassilicum, Lemon Method of use: bath, massage, inhales Wounds: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Benzoin, Bergamot, Chamomile, Withe, Geranium, Hyssop, Cade, Myrhh, Patchouli, Rosemary Method of use: compress Therapeutic Attributes The most significant therapeutic attributes of various essential oils are described below. Remember to close tightly the essential oils bottles after use in order to prevent evaporation and oxidation of the oils and preserve their potency and fressness. Against viruses: Oregano, Savory, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon Analgesic: Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Marjoram, Rosemary Antibiotic: Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, Geranium, Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary Aphrodisiac: Savory, Withe, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Salvia Sclarea, Jasmine, Cade, Angelica, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, YlangYlang. Excretory: Bassilicum, Cedar Wood, Eucalyptus, Marjoram, Fennel, Benzoin, Bergamot, Hyssop, Myrrh, Peppermint, Sandalwood Calming: Mandarin, Chamomile, Cedar Wood, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Citronella, Benzoin, Bergamot, Salvia Sclarea, Frankincense, Hyssop, Jasmine, Cade, Melissa, Myrrh, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang, Angelica Diuretic: Savory, Fennel, Chamomile, Angelica, Cedar Wood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary, Banzoin, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Frankincense, Hyssop, Cade, Sandalwood Fungicide: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree, Bergamot, Chamomile, Melissa, Peppermint Laxative: Oregano, Savory, Marjoram, Black Pepper, Fennel, Rose Skin tonic: Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Cypress, Geranium, Cade, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary Aromatherapy Diffuser An easy way to use essential oils in your place is to vaporize them. Aromatherapy diffusers (or essential oils burners) are appliances used for the evaporation of essential oils. To use a diffuser, fill the bowl to the top of the burner with water adding 6 10 essential oil drops and place a tealight underneath the bowl. The essential oil burners create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere that fills any room. You do not need to be an expert at blending oil types in order to use the aromatherapy diffuser. You can experiment with your favourite oil fragrances. Study their properties and create your personal aroma, fitting to your desire. Be careful: never leave an oil burner unattended and never place oil burners near flammable material.

Some widely used essential oil recipes are described below. Use a glass bottle to store the aromatic blends that you create. Relaxation, Calmness, Rest 30 drops of Lavender essential oil 20 drops of Geranium and Orange essential oil 10 drops of Lemon and Citronella essential oil Uplifting, Good mood creation, Mental boost 30 drops of Orange essential oil 25 drops of Menthe and Rosemary essential oil 10 drops of Laurel and Cypress essential oil Winter: For cold, viruses and flu 20 drops of Oregano essential oil 10 drops of Eucalyptus, Savory and Pine essential oil Aromatherapy Candles Aromatherapy involves using the essential oils that come from plants, flowers and herbs to heal and soothe the body naturally. Such oils are believed to be both therapeutic to both the body and the mind. The use of aromatherapy candles is a very simple and enjoyable ways for individuals to enjoy the benefits of essential oils. When an individual inhales these essential oils, they begin to work on the off actuary nerves. These nerves go from the nose to the brow and help to affect a persons mood. So a person can feel relaxed, stimulated or even romantic by simply smelling these essential oils. These oil also certain healing properties due to their antibacterial, therapeutic, antiviral and even antibiotic elements. Aromatherapy candles are a very effective way to both relax and to heal the body. The very best ones have high quality and soothing essential oils. These candles receive their scents from pure essential oils and they do not contain any man made fragrances. When you are looking for aromatherapy candles, be sure to only look to purchase those that use 100% essential oils. Many candles will claim to be aromatherapy, but in fact are simply fragrant candles. Skip these. They contain many of the harmful, man made materials that do nothing to benefit the body. Many people, who purchase and use aromatherapy candles, believe that common ailments can be remedied in some way with their use. Specifically, muscle cramps, cold symptoms and even headaches can be treated with the use of aromatherapy candles. When purchasing aromatherapy candles, its important to keep a couple things in mind. If you are an individual who loves to go into candle shops and smell candles before you purchase them, you may be a bit disappointed at first smell. This is because real aromatherapy candles do not smell that strong in the store. However, when you take it home and light it up, you will be able to smell the candle in all of its glory. Aromatherapy candles release their scent when the wax is burning. It is important to also learn how to store aromatherapy candles for maximum effectiveness. To keep them fresh, it is best to store them in a place that is dark and cool. If you do so, they will store very well. Aromatherapy candles can last for a very long time, in fact, up to 10 years. But again, this is if you store them correctly. Be sure to keep them out of the light, as light will damage them.

The uses of aromatherapy candles are a great way relax your body and your mine. Many people believe that they even have some medicinal effects. The best thing to do is to simply spend a little money to invest in one, see if it help you feel better, relieves your headache, cramps or ease common cold symptoms. If you love candles anyway, aromatherapy candles are the ultimate ones because they dont only smell great, but they are made from all natural materials. You wont be inhaling toxic fragrances that may have negative long term effects Aromatherapy Massage Aromatherapy massage is the alternative therapeutic technique which combines the natural therapeutic properties of the essential oils and the healing power of massage therapy. Aromatherapy massage not only has powerful physical, emotional and mental effects but it is also described as a great relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Although, aromatic herbal massage originates from healing therapies of the ancient east world, aromatherapy body massage has become very popular in Western world in recent years. The word massage is most likely to derive from the ancient Egyptian word mass which means push softly. The benefits of aromatherapy massage affect a wide range of health conditions of nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, immune and muscular systems. Experienced massage therapists use the appropriate techniques and essential oils blends in order to achieve the desirable cure or relief. Aromatherapy massage is a pleasant method for mental clarity, relaxation, stress and headaches alleviation. It can cure insomnia, depression, back, neck, arthritis problems, skin disorders, digestive, respiratory conditions and can enhance circulation and immune system. Although, the efficiency of aromatherapy massage is scientifically proven, you should always keep in mind that alternative therapies are complimentary to conventional medicine. The aromatherapy oils which are used in an aromatherapy massage session are the carrier oils and the essential oils. Carrier or base oils are used in order to curry the essential oils into to body and are usually derived from fatty parts of vegetables. Essential Oils are the potent aromatic volatile liquids with organic compounds, which contain natural healing properties and extracted from various plants. Each pure essential oil has a unique scent, different properties and may be used for cure of specific conditions. They are absorbed through skin into the bloodstream and distributed to whole body, promoting physical and psychological wellbeing. It is most possible that after visiting a massage therapist you will get so much pleasure from the aromatherapy massage that you will like to receive as more massage therapies as possible. Of course you can massage yourself, but it is much more enjoyable and relaxing to get massage by someone else. In addition, experienced professional masseurs know better the techniques and blends that are needed for a beneficial and delightful aromatherapy massage. Usually, they give massage in a cosy room equipped with a special massage table, aromatherapy candles and relaxing gentle music of natural sounds that can make aromatherapy massage a unique experience. Aromatherapy Safety Essential oils are highly concentrated and very potent substances that can be harmful if not handled properly. Therefore, some precautions should be taken in order to avoid damaging effects and enjoy aromatherapy benefits. Read the following safety tips to get informed about the secure use of the essential oils. However, this page cannot include all the circumstances that you may face. If you have any doubts about the safe use of essential oils, please consult a qualified aromatherapist.

Never apply essential oils undiluted to skin. You should first add the essential oils to a base oil (sweet almond oil, hazelnut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, etc) and then you can safely apply the blend to your body. Only a few gentle essential oils (lavender, chamomile) can be used directly on the skin (in very small quantities) in cases of insect bites or burns. Use small quantities of oils. Remember that only a few drops are needed for any aromatherapy blend. Usually the body products (for adults) are consisted of only 2% of essential oils and 98% of base oils. Keep in mind that by using only a few drops of essential oils, you not only save money, but you use essential oils wisely and safely. Beware of potential allergic reactions. Before using for the first time any essential oil it is advisable to check for possible allergic reactions. Keep in mind that an essential oil which is described as safe, may cause allergic reaction to some individuals and therefore you should always test it before use. Dilute only 1 drop of the essential oil with carrier oil and apply the mix on your skin. Wait at least 24 hours to verify whether it is irritating for you or not. Do not use essential oils close to the eyes area. Remember that you should never use essential oils near your eyes. Always close your eyes when you inhale an essential oil and consider that washing carefully your hands after using any essential oil is the best way to avoid eyes irritation or damages. Essential oils during pregnancy and lactation. Although there are controversial opinions about this issue, we advise you to consult your GP before using any essential oils during pregnancy and lactation. Most doctors and physicians suggest avoiding the following essential oils: rosemary, hyssop, sage, jasmin, peppermint, juniper and myrrh oil. Aromatherapy and children. Children may use essential oils only under the careful supervision of an experienced adult. Consequently, it is wise to keep the aromatherapy kit out of childrens reach. Moreover, special caution should be taken when using aromatherapy products for babies and children. There are several oils that are not appropriate for children, while the suitable essential oils should be diluted twice or more. Aromatherapy and medical conditions. Special care should be taken in cases of health problems such as asthma, epilepsy and high blood pressure. Asthmatics and people suffering from respiratory disorders must avoid inhalations. The contraindicated essential oils for epilepsy are hyssop, rosemary, sage, fennel and eucalyptus oils while for high blood pressure, sage, rosemary, eucalyptus, thyme and rose. Essential oils may cause skin sensitivity to sunlight. The essential oils from the Citrus Family (lemon, lime, bitter orange, grapefruit, bergamot etc) increase the sensitivity of skin to sunlight. Hence, you should always wait for at least 5 hours after using them and before exposing your skin to ultraviolet sun rays, otherwise you will redden and burn your skin. External and internal use of essential oils. Do not ingest essential oils. Use them only externally. Many essential oils are toxic and thus internal use can be extremely dangerous. Oral consumption can take place only under the guidance of a qualified and specially trained aroma therapist. Dangerous essential oils. There are several hazardous essential oils which only experienced qualified aromatherapy practitioners may use them. Bitter almond, pennyroyal, camphor, sassafras, wormwood and wintergreen oil are only a few of the oils that are inappropriate for aromatherapy. As a result, always check for the latin botanical name of the oil before purchasing it, in order to certify that you will not buy any dangerous essential oil available at the market. Essential oils are flammable. Almost all essential oils are flammable. Thus, you should be very careful when handling them. Do not put the bottles of essential oils near fire or naked flame and never burn pure essential oils (without water) in an aromatherapy vaporizer. Essential oils storage. Essential oils should be stored in a cool dark place or in the fridge. Try to keep temperature fluctuations as less as possible in order to preserve their therapeutic attributes. Essential oils are usually sold in small dark yellow, violet or blue glass bottles. The dark glass protects the essential oils from ultraviolet rays which may deteriorate their potency. Remember to

close tightly the bottles lids because essential oils are volatile substances. Properly stored oils have 6 months minimum lifetime and 2-5 years maximum. Emergency actions. If you spill by mistake an essential oil into your skin or eyes, wash without delay the affected area with much vegetable oil or milk (which works better than water) and request your doctors immediate medical care. If you accidentally consume any essential oil, drink a lot of milk and go right away to the nearest poison control center for suitable medical care
MASSAGE OIL FOR MUSCULARSKELETAL PAIN. (especially good for lower back pain.) 15 ml (1 tablespoon) Sweet almond 4 drops Wintergreen 4 drops Cardamom 4 drops Ginger Mix together well and use to massage any area that gets muscle pain. I have a birth defect in my spine that causes me a lot of lower back pain.. This recipe works really well to ease the pain, & it gives me more mobility. Massage in thoroughly, but gently.

OIL for ACHES, PAIN and RHEUMATISM Rosemary - 10 drops Juniper Berry -6 drops Lavender- 8 drops Any carrier (base) oil 1 1/2 ounces (about 45 ml) Mix all oils, and apply externally as needed.

ALERTNESS MASSAGE Ginger - 6 drops Grapefruit- 5 drops Juniper Berry 4 drops 15 ml of a carrier oil

ANTIWRINKLE OIL Neroli - 10 drops Lavender 10 drops Frankincense - 10 drops Rosemary 2 drops Fennel 10 drops Lemon 3 drops Carrotseed -10 drops Evening Primrose oil or Rosehipseed oil -10 drops 2 tablespoons of ONE of the following - Hazelnut, Sweet almond or Apricot Kernel Blend all ingredients in an amber bottle. After it is well blended, apply a few drops to the face and neck area each night after cleansing and toning your skin. If you want to use the Evening Primrose Oil in this blend the easiest and most cost effective is to buy Evening Primrose Capsules (Gel capsules) and cut the end off and squeeze the oil into your blend. Since it is such a small amount that it is needed.

FOR a BACK ACHE MASSAGE

2 tablespoons - Almond oil, 10 drops - Lavender 6 drops - Rosemary 6 drops - Sandalwood 3 drops - Geranium Mix in Amber bottle, Shake and apply to areas of discomfort.

HAIR LOSS RECIPE Jojoba 1 TBS Sweet almond 1 TBS Carrotseed 40 drops Lavenderoil 10 drops Clary Sage 6 drops Roman Chamomile 4 drops Rosemary 4 drops Blend all ingredients in a clean bottle. Shake well and warm before using. Apply a few drops into scalp, leave overnight or until absorbed in. Apply several times a week

MEDITATION Myrrh 4 drops Sandalwood 6 drops Frankincense 10 drops Clove bud 2 drops Cistus 2 drops Clary Sage 6 drops Rose Otto 2 drops Blend oils in amber bottle, shake well. Add 26 drops to you diffuser for use while meditating. If you have a large room, you may need to use more oil in the diffuser. The oils in this blend are very soothing and relaxing.

MENSTRAL CRAMP RELEIF Clary Sage 4 drops Fennel 2 drops Geranium 2 drops 1 tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil Mix all oils together Rub gently on your abdomen as needed.

Pampered Passion Perfume Vanilla- 1 drop (or 10 drops of Vanilla in Jojoba) Orange - 1 drop Sandalwood- 1 drop Blend together and apply a tiny amount to pulse points. Or can be mixed with 2-4 ounces of distilled water and used as a mister.

For PMS and DEPRESSION Rose 5% 5 drops Clary Sage 12 drops Bergamot 9 drops Blend together and add 5-7 drops in bath. May add a carrier oil to bath water too!

MUSCULAR PAIN Rosemary 5 drops Cypress 15 drops Lavender 10 drops 1/2 ounce carrier oil such as Sunflower oils or Sweet almond oil Mix together in an amber bottle. Then add 58 drops to the carrier oil. Massage as needed on the sore muscles.

FLEA BATH for your DOG Add 6 drops Tea Tree to 2 ounces of Non-medicated Dog Shampoo. Shampoo your pet OUTDOORS lathering them well. Any fleas, will try to 'flea' the dog when you give him the bath and you probably don't want any more fleas in the house. Rinse your pet well and thouroughly dry the fur. You can give this bath - no more than once a week. Do not use this on your Cat!! Cats cannot process essential oils through their liver and using essential oils directly on a cat could make it seriously ill.

Compress for VARICOSE VEINS Cypress - 8 drops Lemon - 5 drops Bergamot - 5 drops 1 cup cool water Mix oils into cool water, wring out a cotton cloth in mixture and place over area. Leave compress on for 15 minutes, then replace. Do this 2-3 times daily

MASSAGE OIL for SORE MUSCLES 5 drops Allspice 4 drops Cinnamon 3 Drops Cajuput 3 drops Chamomile 15 ml of your favorite carrier oil Mix all oils, and use as you would any massage oil. Work into muscles especially after a workout

MUSCULAR PAIN Rosemary 5 drops Cypress 15 drops

Lavender 10 drops 1/2 ounce carrier oil such as Sunflower oils or Sweet almond oil Mix together in an amber bottle. Then add 58 drops to the carrier oil. Massage as needed on the sore muscles

FATIGUE BLEND Cedarwood - 6 drops Bay laurel - 4 drops Spruce - 4 drops Sweet almond oil - 2 ounces Blend all essential oils in a PET plastic bottles, then add the Sweet Sweet almond oil. Shake well. Use for massage when you need a little more energy. Especially good to massage on tired legs and the lower back

ANTI-FUNGAL BATH Lavender 4 drops Geranium 1 drop Tea Tree 1 drop Fill your bath tub, then add the essential oils. Add 1 - 2 cups of sea salts, mix well. Soak for a minimum of 20 minutes. Be sure to dry your skin well, especially between your toes and other cracks, where moisture can be trapped. (If you have a prescribed medication, apply after you are completely dry.)

WHEN YOU HAVE PLAYED TOO HARD Rosemary - 10 drops Lavender - 5 drops Roman Chamomile - 5 drops Lemon - 5 drops Peppermint - 5 drops 1 ounce Sweet Sweet almond Oil Blend all the essential oils in an PET plastic bottles . Then add the Sweet almond oil, Shake well. Massage into all those tired, PAINFUL and sore muscles. This is a stronger than normal massage oil. Used specifically for OVERWORKED and PAINFUL muscles. Massage gently, let the essential oils work for you!

Natural Hair Dyes for Blonde Hair


This herbal hair rinse not only lightens, brightens and highlights blonde and light brown hair, but it also removes product buildup, balances the scalp's pH and improves shine and manageability. Herbal rinses are the best! Note: If you're using this natural hair dye recipe to cover gray, you have to use it over and over and over. It's not a quick-fix option. If you're looking for instant results, check out the notes for henna up above or go with commercial hair dye. Here's how you make it: 1. Combine 2 cups (500ml) distilled water with 3 tablespoons each dried Calendula petals, Chamomile flowers and chopped Lemon Peel in a pot and bring to a boil on the stove.

2. 3. 4. 5.

Remove from the heat and let steep for 1 to 3 hours. Strain out the herbs and pour into a large dark glass or PET plastic bottle. Add 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar. To use your herbal hair rinse, simply pour it over your hair after conditioning, massage it gently into your scalp and then rinse. (Don't get it in your eyes - it stings!)

Natural Sun Streaking


Here's a happy alternative to sitting with your hair cooking under a smelly cap of chemicals... 1. Mix the juice of 1 lemon with 2 tablespoons strong chamomile tea. 2. Using an inexpensive straw hat with lots of holes in it, pull strands of hair through the holes. (A crochet hook or pencil is good for this.)

3.

Apply the lemon/chamomile mixture to the exposed hair. Sit in the sun for 2 hours - you'll end up with natural-looking streaking. Don't forget sunscreen! (Good book, glass of wine...)

Saffron Natural Hair Dye for Golden Color


This recipe gives hair a rich golden tint - it's a good one for grey roots in blonde hair.

1.

Put a large pinch of saffron threads into a large jug. Boil 2 cups (500ml) distilled water, then pour over the saffron. Let soak for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Strain out the saffron and add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. 3. To use, pour the liquid through your hair 15 or 20 times, re-rinsing with the same liquid. On the final rinse, wring out your hair and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing with clear water.

Natural Hair Dyes for Red Hair


Marigold Natural Hair Color
This natural hair dye recipe adds nice red-gold highlights to red, light brown and brown hair. 1. Simmer 1/3 cup fresh crushed marigold flowers OR 3 tablespoons dried calendula petals in 2 1/2 cups of distilled water in a non-aluminum pot for 20 minutes.

2.

Remove from heat. After the mixture has cooled, strain out the marigold, saving the liquid. Add 1/4 cup red wine to the liquid.

3. To use, apply the liquid as a final rinse after shampooing and conditioning, pouring it over your hair and catching it in a basin to reapply several times. Allow your hair to dry naturally in the sun if possible. 4. Repeat the rinsing process every time you wash your hair until you're happy with the color.

Herbal Hair Rinse for Red Hair


Follow the herbal rinse recipe above, but use 3 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers and 3 tablespoons dried calendula petals.

Natural Hair Dyes for Dark Hair


This natural hair color recipe brings out rich brown tones in dark hair. 1. Simmer 1/3 cup walnut shells, black tea, cherry tree bark or whole cloves in 2 1/2 cups distilled water in a non-aluminum pot for 20 minutes. 2. Remove from heat. After the mixture has cooled, strain out the herbs, saving the liquid.

3.

To use, apply the liquid as a final rinse after shampooing and conditioning, pouring it over your hair and catching it in a basin to reapply a few times. Allow your hair to dry naturally if you can.

4. Do this every time you wash your hair until you reach the desired shade.

Natural Hair Dyes for Gray Hair


Rosemary-Sage Natural Hair Dye
This natural hair dye recipe can take a while to be effective. You have to rinse, re-rinse and repeat until your gray is gone. Sad to say, but the only way to get instant gray coverage is with commercial products.

Ingredients

2 cups hot water 1/2 cup dried sage leaves 1/2 cup dried rosemary leaves

Directions
1. 2.
Combine all ingredients in a pot. Simmer for 30 minutes, then steep for several hours. Strain, then use the resulting liquid for the colorant. Pour the liquid onto your hair and leave on until dried. Rinse and dry.

3. Repeat weekly until you obtain the desired shade, then monthly to maintain color. Again, this method of covering gray works cumulatively over time - it's not an instant fix. Also, some sources recommend using the dye daily rather then weekly or monthly. You'll need to experiment and see what works for you.

Secret Recipe for Smoothing Frizzy Ends


Here's a quick trick for smoothing out frizzy, fly-away ends: Pour a TINY, dime-sized amount of jojoba oil into your palm. Rub your palms together, then smooth them over the ends of your hair.

Stay away from the hair near your scalp or you'll weigh your hair down and it will look lank and greasy (this will also happen if you use too much oil.) If you have unmanagably frizzy hair, there's a TON of information (plus some great products) that can help you at Just Naturals Organic Care. Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn about the different kinds of frizzy hair. Excellent!

Aromatherapy Carrier Oils Cheat Sheet


Best Aromatherapy Carrier Oils for Skin
Oily, Acne-prone Dry, Aging, Damaged Normal Sensitive Eczema, Psoriasis Scars, Stretch Marks Burns, Bruises, Cuts, Scrapes & Stings Grapeseed, Jojoba, Neem Sweet Almond, Avocado, Borage, Calendula, Jojoba, Kukui Nut, Olive, Rosehip, Sea Buckthorn, St. John's Wort Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, Jojoba, Sunflower Apricot Kernel, Avocado, Calendula, Grapeseed, Kukui Nut, Rice Bran Calendula, Sweet Almond, Avocado, Evening Primrose, Jojoba, Kukui Nut, Neem, Olive, Rosehip, Sea Buckthorn Calendula, Jojoba, Kukui Nut, Rosehip, Sea Buckthorn Arnica, Comfrey, Rosemary, St. John's Wort

Best Aromatherapy Carrier Oils for Hair


Dry, Damaged Dandruff Hair Loss Coconut, Jojoba, Kukui Nut, Rosemary Jojoba, Neem, Rosemary Jojoba, Neem, Rosemary

Sweet Almond Oil



Especially good for dry, irritated and aging skin, but suitable for all skin types. Soothing, nourishing and reconditioning for skin. High in protein, Vitamin D and GLA acids. Average absorption into skin, leaves a slight film on skin. Popular all-purpose oil. Good shelf life (six months to a year) if refrigerated after opening. Can stain sheets if used for massage. Buy sweet almond oil

Apricot Kernel Oil



Good for all skin types, including sensitive and aging skin. Nourishing, soothing. High in Vitamin A. Light texture, quick absorption. Good shelf life (six months to a year) if refrigerated after opening. Buy apricot kernel oil

Avocado Oil

Good for sensitive, irritated skin, as well as skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and severely dry or aged skin.

Deeply nourishing, soothing. High in vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E. Also contains amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid,

lecithin, and other essential fatty acids.

Green color, slightly thick consistency. Leaves a sticky, waxy feel on skin. Dilute to a maximum of 10% of a recipe due to its oily residue. Good shelf life (six months to a year.) Refrigerate after opening. Buy avocado oil

Borage Oil

Good for dry, damaged, aging and sunburned skin. One of the richest known sources of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Supports mobility of joints and tissues. Stronger color and odor than many oils. Usually diluted to a maximum of 10% of a recipe due to its high price and oily residue. Good shelf life (six months to a year) if refrigerated after opening. Not recommended for use during pregnancy. Buy borage oil

Canola Oil

Good for all skin types. Rich in minerals, vitamins and GLA acids. Very affordable, readily available (just check your grocery store.) Good absorption into skin. Good shelf life (six months to a year) if refrigerated after opening.

Coconut Oil

Good for dry, damaged hair. Good for use in lip balms. Creates a moisture barrier. Solid at room temperature; liquid when heated. Rich in minerals, vitamins and GLA acids. Buy virgin, unrefined to get the most benefits. Virgin, unrefined coconut oil has a strong coconut aroma; dilute if concerned about altering

the scent of your recipe. Refined coconut oil has very little scent.

Creates a smooth, protective barrier on the skin. Good shelf life (six months to a year) if refrigerated after opening. Check for possible allergic reaction before applying directly to the face. Buy coconut oil

Evening Primrose Oil



Good for eczema and psoriasis. Soothes inflammation. Rich in gamma linoleic acid, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Dilute to a maximum of 10% of a recipe due to its oily residue. Quick to go rancid; shelf life is three to six months. Refrigerate after opening. Buy evening primrose oil

Grapeseed Oil

Good for oily, acne-prone skin. Non-allergenic: good for sensitive skin types. Astringent. One of the lightest, most easily absorbed carrier oils available. Very popular for use as a base oil for lotions and body, bath and massage oils. Good shelf life (six months to a year) if refrigerated after opening. Buy grapeseed oil

Jojoba Oil

Good for all skin types, including dry or mature skin, as well as oily, acne-prone skin. Deeply moisturizing. Rich in Vitamin E. Reduces appearance of pores over time. Reduces superficial wrinkles and stretch marks. Closest in properties to skin's own natural oils; helps balance skin's oil production. Readily absorbed without making the skin feel greasy or tacky. Does not clog pores. Very popular for use in facial products, cosmetics and lotions. Good for dandruff, athlete's foot. Highly stable, excellent shelf life. Often used to extend the shelf life of other oils. Buy jojoba oil

Kukui Nut Oil



Especially good for dry, mature and damaged skin but suitable for all skin types. Deeply moisturizing, soothing and nourishing. Rich in Vitamins A, C & E. Penetrates skin layers to hydrate and lock in moisture. Protects against sun, wind, salt and other skin damage. Used to help heal burns including sunburn, windburn, radiation burns and heat induced

burns.

Quickly absorbed with no oily film.

Good shelf life (about a year) if refrigerated after opening. Buy kukui nut oil

Olive Oil

Good for dry, irritated skin. Affordable, readily available (check your grocery store.) Not appropriate for bath oils because it can change the scent of the blend. Makes lotions feel slightly 'tacky'. Good shelf life (six months to a year) if refrigerated after opening. Buy olive oil

Rice Bran Oil



Particularly good for delicate, sensitive, dry and aging skin types (including babies.) Believed to protect against UV rays. Non-allergenic. Good shelf life (six months to a year) if refrigerated after opening. Buy rice bran oil

Rosehip Oil

Particularly good for dry, weathered, sunburned skin, as well as eczema. Extremely high in essential fatty acids. Contains Trans-Retinoic Acid, a similar to the active ingredient of Retin-A (a popular

wrinkle cream)

Good for treating burns and sunburn, scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and premature aging. Usually diluted to a maximum of 10% of a recipe. Good shelf life (six months to a year) if refrigerated after opening. May aggravate acne at high concentrations. Buy rosehip oil

Sea Buckthorn Oil



Good for dry, weathered, sunburned skin, as well as eczema. Reputed to be one of the best sources of natural antioxidants. Used for treating wounds, burns and sunburn, scars, stretch marks and wrinkles. Believed to protect against UV rays. Usually diluted to a maximum of 10% of a recipe. Good shelf life (six months to a year.) Store at room temperature. If undiluted it will stain skin, surfaces and clothing. Use caution, spread evenly and dilute. Buy sea buckthorn oil

Sunflower Oil

Good for normal to dry skin types. Rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. A good all-purpose oil for bath and body recipes. Easily absorbed, leaves very little oily residue. Good shelf life (six months to a year) if refrigerated after opening. Buy sunflower oil

Herb Infused Aromatherapy Carrier Oils


An easy way to power up the healing porperties of your aromatherapy recipes is to use herb infused carrier oils. You can either make them yourself or buy them already made.

Here's some easy instructions for making your own herbal infused aromatherapy carrier oil, followed by a few well known herbal carrier oils and some notes on what makes them so great.

1.

Mix 1 part dried herbs with 2 parts oil in a container.

2.

Leave the mixture in a warm place for two or three weeks. The longer the herbs are left in the aromatherapy carrier oil, the stronger it will be. (Mountain Rose infuses their herbs in olive oil for over 3 months.)

3.

Strain out the herbs and store the herb infused aromatherapy carrier oil in a cool, dark place.

Arnica Herbal Oil



Used to treat physical trauma, sprains, bruising and other injuries. Prevents, relieves and reduces swelling, bruises and pain. Speeds healing. Buy arnica oil or arnica flowers.

Calendula Herbal Oil



One of the most effective topical oils. Gentle, cooling and soothing. Heals dry, damaged and inflamed skin, rashes (including diaper rash) and other skin

problems.

Used to disinfect minor wounds. Good for treating slow-healing cuts and people with

compromised immune systems.

Stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites to minimize scarring. Suitable for sensitive skin (including babies.) Buy calendula oil or calendula flowers.

Comfrey Herbal Oil

Used for centuries for general wound healing, bruises and for speeding the growth of new skin cells.

Breaks down red blood cells, which helps heal bruises, and promotes the growth of muscle,

cartilage, and bone.

Effective in treating eczema, dermatitis, viral skin infections and skin ulcerations. Do not use on dirty or open cuts or wounds. Do not use when pregnant or nursing. Do not

take internally.

Buy comfrey oil or comfrey leaves.

Neem Herbal Oil

One of the oldest medicines available - used in India since 2000-4000 BC, where it's still considered a cure-all today.

Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antiparasitic. Moisturizing and regenerative, neem oil contains Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Good for treating acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, hives, athlete's foot, cold sores and

warts.

Also good for dandruff, hair loss and head lice. Helps relieve headaches, nausea, heartburn, fatigue, insomnia, colds and flu. Used to deter mosquitoes, fleas, flies, ticks, mites and lice. Very strong odor, dark color and thick viscosity. Dilute to a total of 5% or less of the recipe - its strong scent WILL affect your blend. Do not take internally. Pets, children and pregnant or nursing women should not use

Neem.

Buy neem oil or neem leaves.

Rosemary Herbal Oil



An aromatic, refreshing, versatile oil with a wide range of uses. Antioxidant, antiseptic and antispasmodic. Excellent for scalp problems like damaged hair, dandruff and itchiness. Especially effective

used as a hot-oil treatment.

Traditionally used as a pain relief rub for muscle pain, cramps, spasms, gout, arthritis,

rheumatism and headaches, as well as strains, cuts, scrapes and bruises.

Buy Rosemary oil or rosemary leaves.

St. John's Wort Herbal Oil

Anti-inflammatory. Helps speed the healing of wounds, bruises, varicose veins, sunburns, bee stings and mild burns.

Sedative, astringent and anti-depressant (taken internally as a capsule or tincture for

depression.)

Often used as a breast massage oil after radiation treatments. St. John's Wort infused oil used in salves and lotions is made only from fresh material.

Essential Oil Use Chart A, B


Acne & Oily Skin
Oils Recipes Benzoin, bergamot, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, orange, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang See Homemade Acne Remedies

Antibacterial
Oils Recipes Cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, helichrysum, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, orange, peppermint, pine, rosemary, spruce, tea tree, thyme Eucalyptus Bath Salts, Disinfectant Cleaning Recipes, Aromatherapy Diffuser Recipes

Anxiety & Frazzled Nerves


Oils Benzoin, bergamot, cedar, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang Oatmeal Herbal Bath, Tension Tamer Bath Salts, Lavender Massage Oil See Aromatherapy for Stress

Recipes

Asthma
Oils Recipes Angelica, cedar, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, ravensara, rose Eucalyptus Bath Oil, Lavender Bath Oil, Eucalyptus Bath Salts, Therapeutic Massage Oil

Athletes Foot
Oils Recipes Cedar, eucalyptus, frankincense, helichrysum, lavender, lemongrass, rosewood, tea tree Coming soon!

Burns & Sunburn (Minor)


Oils Recipes Lavender Apply (gently!) directly to burn using a cotton ball. Add 10 drops to a cool bath. Add 10 drops to 1/2 cup of water in a mister bottle. Spray on burn. Use Lavender Salve or Lavender Lotion.

Essential Oil Use Chart C, D


Cellulite
Oils Recipes Basil, bergamot, cedar, cinnamon, cypress, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange, pine, rosemary, thyme See Aromatherapy Body Scrubs

Colds, Flu & Other Viruses Prevention: Antiviral Essential Oils


Oils Recipes Coriander, eucalyptus, geranium, hyssop, lavender, marjoram, naiouli, oregano, palmarosa, peppermint, petitgrain, ravensara, rose, rosemary, sage, spearmint, tea tree, thyme Antiviral Essential Oil Facts, Disinfectant Cleaning Recipes, Aromatherapy Diffuser Recipes

Aching Muscles and Joints


Oils Recipes Basil, benzoin, cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram, palmarosa, pepper, peppermint, pine, rose, rosemary, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang See Aromatherapy for Pain

Coughs and Chest Congestion


Oils Recipes Benzoin, cedar, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, hyssop, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, naiouli, oregano, palmarosa, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, sage, spearmint, spruce, tea tree, thyme See Aromatherapy for Colds

Cold Sores
Oils Recipes Melissa (lemon balm) is said to be the most powerful herpes fighter, followed by bergamot, eucalyptus, hyssop, lemongrass, peppermint and tea tree Coming soon!

Concentration & Memory


Oils Recipes Bergamot, cinnamon, coriander, eucalyptus, ginger, grapefruit, helichrysum, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, orange, pepper, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, spruce, thyme Eucalyptus Bath Oil, Energizing Bath Salts, Peppermint Lotion, Aromatherapy Diffuser Recipes

Depression
Oils Benzoin, bergamot, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, helichrysum, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, rose, sandalwood, spruce, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang

Recipes

See Aromatherapy for Depression

Detoxification
Oils Recipes Basil, benzoin, bergamot, cedar, cinnamon, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange, pine, rosemary, thyme Citrus Bath Salts, Citrus-Mint Body Scrub

Digestion (Gas, Heartburn, Flatulence)


Oils Recipes Angelia, anise, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, ginger, hyssop, lemongrass, marjoram, peppermint See the Nausea section in Aromatherapy for Pregnancy. Rub Peppermint Lotion on your stomach.

Dry, Devitalized or Mature Skin


Oils Recipes Chamomile, frankincense, helichrysum, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang Sandalwood Lotion, Sensual Massage Oil.

Essential Oil Use Chart E, F


Eczema, Psoriasis & Rashes
Oils Recipes Benzoin, chamomile, frankincense, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, rosewood, sandalwood Sandalwood Lotion, Lavender Body & Bath Oil.

Fatigue
Oils Recipes Bergamot, cinnamon, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, patchouli, pepper, peppermint, pine, rosemary, thyme Energizing Bath Salts, Peppermint Lotion.

Essential Oil Use Chart G,H


Hangover
Oils Recipes Fennel, ginger, juniper, peppermint, rosemary See Headache Remedies. See Nausea and Heartburn

Headache
Oils Recipes Chamomile, eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender, melissa, peppermint, rosemary See Aromatherapy Headache Remedies.

Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash Recipe


Ingredients

1/2 cup (125ml) Lime Hydrosol OR Lavender Hydrosol

2 tablespoons (30ml) Vegetable Glycerin 2 tablespoons (30ml) Aloe Vera gel 3 drops Petitgrain essential oil 3 drops Lemongrass essential oil 3 drops Tea Tree essential oil 1 drop Chamomile OR Ylang Ylang essential oil 5 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract (natural preservative)

Directions
Pour everything into a 200ml (or larger) dark glass or PET plastic bottle. Shake well to combine. Wait 24 hours before using to let the mixture "cure". To use, dampen your skin with warm water, then gently massage the tea tree oil facial wash into your skin. Rinse, pat dry, then apply astringent toner and moisturizer or acne treatment oil.

Best Aromatherapy Weight Loss Essential Oils


The most well-known essential oil for weight loss is Grapefruit. Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Ginger, Lemon, Patchouli, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Vanilla and Ylang Ylang are some other appetite-suppressing essential oils for weight loss. The trick to using these essential oils to curb your cravings and suppress your appetite is to inhale the appetite-suppressing essential oil for at least five minutes. Inhaling for less than five minutes can actually stimulate your appetite - not good!

Make Your Own Aromatherapy Weight Loss Inhaler


Use this handy aromatherapy inhaler any time you feel a craving come along. Carry it in your bag, keep one in your desk, your kitchen... wherever it will do the most good. Pour a teaspoon of coarse sea salt in a very small dark glass or PET plastic bottle and add one of the following blends:

Aromatherapy Weight Loss Citrus Blend



30 drops Grapefruit essential oil 4 drops Lemon essential oil 1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil

Aromatherapy Weight Loss Mint Blend



20 drops Peppermint essential oil 10 drops Bergamot essential oil 4 drops Spearmint essential oil 1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil

Aromatherapy Weight Loss Herbal Blend



15 drops Basil essential oil 15 drops Marjoram essential oil 1 drop Oregano essential oil 1 drop Thyme essential oil

To use your aromatherapy weight loss inhaler, take three long, slow, deep breaths of the aroma. Take a short break, then take three more deep breaths. Do this three times. Sniff long and hard through each nostril. Really flood your nose with scent - in this case, more is better! Use the inhaler before eating and whenever your appetite is triggered. Scientific studies show that the more often you inhale essential oils for weight loss throughout the day, the more effective it will be. Some studies suggest that aromatherapy is more effective for weight loss if you change up the scents every day. You might try making an aromatherapy weight loss inhaler with each of the essential oil blends above, and then use Citrus on Monday, Mint on Tuesday, Herb on Wednesday and so on.

Using Aromatherapy for Emotional Eating & Stress


Aromatherapy can help overcome food addiction, especially when we eat for comfort. Instead of eating to stuff down our stress, anger, boredom, depression, anxiety or other feelings, we can use aromatherapy to help change our emotional state. Try using Vanilla essential oil to connect with feelings of security, home and comfort. You might find that inhaling its sweet scent replaces your urge to eat that cookie or doughnut. You can also try Cocoa Absolute, the sweet, rich essence of chocolate. Again, you may find that its smell replaces the need to actually eat a chocolate bar or brownie. It's so easy to reach for a slice of pizza or a box of cookies (my personal vice) when stress is shredding our nerves. But when it comes to weight loss, you're better off reaching for some massage oil or bath salts instead.

We all need to give ourselves permission to 'get off the ride', lock the door and spend some time taking care of ourselves. When we're calmer and more rested, we have the capacity to respond more positively to the stressors in our lives - and that includes meeting the challenge of achieving our weight loss goals.

Pain Relief Therapeutic Massage Oil Recipe


Ingredients

8 drops Lavender essential oil 4 drops Marjoram essential oil 1 drop Cedarwood essential oil 1 drop Chamomile essentail oil 1 drop Ginger essential oil 1/4 cup (60ml) carrier oil of your choice such as apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil or sunflower oil Optional: Substitute 1 tablespoon (15ml) borage oil for 1 tablespoon of carrier oil.

Borage oil helps support mobility of joints and tissues.

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a dark glass or PET plastic bottle. (I recommend using one with an oil or lotion dispenser cap so you don't accidentally pour it all over everything.) Wait at least 24 hours before using to let the blend 'cure'. Store the bottle in a cool, dark place. Use within three months. If you want to make a larger amount of this therapeutic massage oil recipe, depending on the size of the bottle, simply double or triple the recipe. (Remember it tends to go rancid after a few months.) Caution: Ginger may irritate sensitive skin, which is why it's at such a low concentration. If you're exceptionally sensitive, leave it out. If you're allergic to ragweed, you may also want to leave out the chamomile.

Aromatherapy for Depression Make Your Own Aromatherapy Inhaler


This portable little aromatherapy inhaler is great because you can carry it in your bag or keep it in your desk (keep an extra one in your car - it's great for road rage!) and use it whenever you need a lift.

Pour a teaspoon of coarse sea salt in a very small dark glass or PET plastic bottle and add one of the following blends: Mood Lifter for Irritable Depression

10 drops Bergamot essential oil 5 drops Grapefruit 4 drops Sweet Orange 1 drop Geranium essential oil 1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil

Comforting Blend for Grief-Related Depression

10 drops Rose Absolute or Rose Otto essential oil 4 drops Sandalwood essential oil 4 drops Neroli OR Petitgrain essential oil

Soothing Blend for Anxious Depression

8 drops Lavender essential oil 8 drops Grapefruit essential oil 2 drops Marjoram essential oil 1 drop Chamomile essential oil 1 drop Geranium essential oil

To use, take three long, slow, deep breaths of the aroma. If you're really stressed out or miserable, take a short break, then take three more deep breaths. You can do this up to three times. When the scent in your aromatherapy inhaler fades, just add in another batch of the essential oils, give the bottle a shake and you're good to go again. Another great option is to make the above blends into a bath or body oil. Simply add the essential oils to 2oz (1/4 cup) aromatherapy carrier oil of your choice.

Confidence Perfume Recipes


Let these confidence perfume recipes give you enthusiasm, gusto and confidence. Feel positive about yourself, protect yourself and have the courage to live the life of your dreams.

Instructions for making aromatherapy perfume recipes


Follow these simple instructions for making your very own aromatherapy perfume recipes. Firstly we start with the base. You can use alcohol or a carrier oil but a mixture of both is ideal. An odorless spirit such as Vodka is the best choice along with Jojoba. Jojoba has a long shelf life and once it's on the skin it tends to dry out leaving your wonderful scent behind. As Jojoba is the most expensive carrier oil I recommend that while you are experimenting you use one of the cheaper, odorless carrier oils such as almond oil or apricot kernel oil. Once you are happy with your experimenting you can then blend using jojoba oil.

Equipment you will need:


Measuring spoons Small funnel Small colored bottle

Instructions:
1. Measure 1 teaspoon of your carrier oil (jojoba, almond or apricot kernel) and 1 teaspoon of alcohol (Vodka), using the small funnel, into your bottle. 2. Add the essential oils from your chosen recipe one drop at a time. You may need to use a dropper if your essential oil jars do not already have dropper measures built in. 3. Shake the mixture well after adding each drop. 4. Put the lid on tightly and store in a cool, dark place for a minimum of 12 days shaking at least 3 times each day. 5. Enjoy!

Special things to note:


Some oils can cause skin irritation, please check the specific oil profiles for each of the recipes you chose. Never apply essential oils directly to the skin. If you are pregnant there are certain oils I recommend you avoid, such as Aniseed, Angelica, Basil, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress, Juniper, Hyssop, Marjoram, Parsley, Rosemary and Sage. Again please check the specific oil profiles for more information. Citrus oils such as Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lime, Lemon, Neroli, Orange and Petitgrain can be photosensitive and should not be worn in the sun. Perfumes will smell different on different people and skin types, don't be disappointed if you don't like them all. Experimenting with these recipes is all part of the fun. You can always give them away to a friend as a gift!

Poise

2 drops Basil 3 drops Bergamot 1 drop Coriander 4 drops Petitgrain

Decisiveness

2 drops Benzoin 3 drops Frankincense 1 drop Geranium 3 drops Orange

Self belief

2 drops Ginger 3 drops Myrtle 4 drops Rosemary 3 drops Verbena

Wedding nerves

4 drops Jasmine 2 drops Lemon 1 drops Patchouli

Happiness Perfume Recipes


Feel that warm and blissful state when you wear these wonderful aromatic blends of happiness. Enjoy the beautiful day ahead or that evening of fun and romance. Choose your favorite from these happiness perfume recipes.

Bliss

2 drops Bergamot 1 drops Jasmine 1 drops Rose 2 drops Sandalwood

Joyfulness

2 drops Basil 1 drops Geranium 3 drops Melissa 2 drops Sandalwood

Warmth

2 drops Black Pepper 3 drops Patchouli 4 drops Rosewood

3 drops Ylang Ylang

Exotic Perfume Recipes


These exotic perfume recipes can make you feel like you're in another world. Escape to that far away place you dream of, even if just for a fleeting moment. The memories will last and keep coming back each time you wear these various essential oil blends.

Arabian nights

3 drops Coriander 1 drop Frankincense 3 drops Juniper 4 drops Orange

Egyptian empress

2 drops Cinnamon 3 drops Lime 4 drops Rose 5 drops Ylang Ylang

Moroccan mystique

3 drops Bergamot 2 drops Palmarosa 3 drops Rose 4 drops Sandalwood

Love Perfume Recipes


These beautiful, subtle, love perfume recipes will enhance your mood and feelings of wellbeing. Relaxation and warmth surround you and a feeling of pure luxury abounds when you use these love perfume recipes for that special night out or for a cosy night in.

Ardour

3 drops Jasmine 3 drops Neroli 4 drops Orange

Devotion

1 drop Clary Sage 3 drops Patchouli 2 drops Rose 4 drops Rosewood

Tenderness

2 drops Linden Blossom 3 drops Lime 2 drops Neroli 3 drops Sandalwood

Zeal

4 drops Melissa 2 drops Rose 2 drops Ylang Ylang

His and Hers Valentines Day Perfumes


Inamorato: a man who loves or is loved; male sweetheart or lover. [Origin: 1585-95; < It innamorato, masc. ptp. of innamorare to inflame with love.] Inamorata: a woman who loves or is loved; female sweetheart or lover. [Origin: 1645-55; < It innamorata (fem.)]

Inamorato

2 drops Coriander 3 drops Lime 4 drops Sandalwood

Inamorata

3 drops Bergamot 2 drops Jasmine 3 drops Sandalwood

Healing Scars
Comments and feedback from one of our readers: Ellen Ray is an aromatherapist in North Carolina. Not long ago she called and asked me to Express Mail some Helichrysum Italicuum and Rose Hip Seed oil to her. She recently sent this, with permission to copy it onto the page: >You may use the following quote on your web-site, if you like >"I used the Helichrysum Italicuum and Rose Hip Seed Oil blend for an >injury to my face that occurred from a dog bite and it helped >tremendously. There's barely the trace of a scar on my lip and none on >my face. The doctor who removed the stitches was amazed and asked for >the name of the Essential Oils and Carrier Oil. He kept looking back at >his notes from the emergency room, remembered the incident, and said the >healing was incredible. He also asked where it could be purchased." >-Ellen W. Ray - Alchemical Essence Aromatherapy I love it when the medical profession has to sit up and take notice...and I love it when these oils can make a real difference in someone's life!

Allergies

Traditional Uses Reduce allergic symptoms (no more red nose) Ingredients

2 drops of Laurel Leaf 4 drops of Eucalyptus Dives 2 drops of Siberian Fir 3 drops of Ravintsara (Ho leaf) 1 of Blank Inhaler - White

Directions Add these oils to the cotton part of a blank inhaler. Use the inhaler whenever allergy symptoms arise.

Deodorant Spray
Traditional Uses removes unpleasant odors Ingredients

4 drops of Black Spruce 4 drops of Patchouli 4 drops of Cypress 2 drops of Neroli/Petitgrain Co-Distill 4 drops of Cedarwood 4 drops of Lemon 4 oz. of Aloe Vera Gel-Organic

Directions Blend essential oils into 4 oz of Aloe vera gel. Our aloe vera gel is the perfect texture to spray on your body. Spray under your arms 3 times a day or as needed.

Antidepressant Spray
Traditional Uses Can help to prevent and alleviate depression Ingredients

3 drops of Bergamot 3 drops of Lime 2 drops of Jasmine absolute 3 drops of Grapefruit

Directions

Blend in a 4 oz Spray bottle filled with water. Spray the blend into the room and breath deeply! Use as often as needed.

Anxiety Relief Oil


Traditional Uses To reduce or eliminate anxiety Ingredients

3 drops of Vetiver 3 drops of Lime 3 drops of Orange (Sweet) 3 drops of Bergamot 1 oz of Jojoba Oil - Organic

Directions Add essential oils to 1 oz. of Jojoba oil Apply to your wrists, chest, neck and feet as often as needed.

Balancing Blend
Traditional Uses Anxiety, Stabilizing, brings a peaceful feeling Ingredients

5 drops of Lemon 2 drops of Sandalwood 2 drops of Vetiver 2 drops of Lavender 7 drops of Spikenard

Directions Blend into 1 oz cream or carrier oil. Massage gently into belly and feet.

Balsamic Anxiety Blend


Traditional Uses quiets the mind, encourages emotional healing Ingredients

5 drops of Orange (Sweet) 5 drops of Balsam Copaiba 5 drops of Frankincense 1 of Blank Inhaler - White

Directions

Blend together in a blank inhaler and inhale as needed

Fear of Flying
Traditional Uses For a calm mind and heart on the airplane Ingredients

10 drops of Frankincense 5 drops of Orange (Sweet) 1 oz of Jojoba Oil - Organic

Directions Add essential oils to 1 oz. of Jojoba oil Apply to your wrists and neck as often as needed.

Nepalese Ease
Traditional Uses To calm anxiety Ingredients

2 drops of Lemongrass 5 drops of Xanthoxylum 10 drops of Spikenard

Directions Add to a blank inhaler and use often.

Antispasmodic Lotion
Traditional Uses Relieves spasms and cramps Ingredients

4 drops of Neroli 6 drops of Chamomile, Roman 8 drops of Bergamot 4 oz of Lotion - Unscented

Directions Blend essential oils in 4 oz of Unscented Lotion. Apply to area of spasm every 15 minutes until the spasms subside. Use preventively when the area feels tense.

Anti-inflammatory Oil
Traditional Uses Alleviates inflammation and pain Ingredients

3 drop of Chamomile, German 5 drop of Frankincense 3 drop of Helichrysum (Corsica) 3 drop of Lavender 1 oz of Trauma Oil - Organic

Directions Blend in 1 oz. of Trauma Oil Apply gently to inflamed area 5-6 times daily.

Antirheumatic Oil
Traditional Uses Prevents and/or relieves chronic rheumatic pain and swelling Ingredients

3 drops of Cypress 3 drops of Lavender 3 drops of Balsam Fir 3 drops of Juniper Berry 3 drops of Lemon 3 drops of Clove Bud 1 oz of Trauma Oil - Organic

Directions Blend essential oils in 1 oz. of Trauma Oil Apply gently to painful, inflamed area 5-6 times daily.

Diuretic Lotion
Traditional Uses Aids in reduction of fluids Ingredients

4 drops of Frankincense 5 drops of Grapefruit 3 drops of Laurel Leaf 3 drops of Lemon 5 drops of Juniper Berry

5 drops of Cypress 2 oz of Lotion - Unscented

Directions Blend essential oils in 2 oz of Unscented Lotion. Apply gently to inflamed area 5-6 times daily.

For Inflammation
Traditional Uses Relief and support of inflammed area Ingredients

5 drop of Balsam Copaiba 3 drop of Chamomile, German 5 drop of Balsam Poplar 5 drop of Helichrysum bracteiferum 2 oz of Lotion - Unscented

Directions Add to 2 oz unscented lotion and apply to inflamed area. You may also use Trauma oil as a carrier.

Injury repair
Traditional Uses Muscle injury Ingredients

4 drop of Chamomile, German 6 drop of Helichrysum (Croatia) 4 drop of Lemongrass 6 drop of Lavender 5 drop of Rock Rose 1 oz of Trauma Oil - Organic

Directions Blend essential oils in 1 oz. of Trauma oil Apply gently to injured area 5-6 times daily for 1-2 weeks.

No More Pain and Inflammaion Butter


Traditional Uses For reducing muscular pain and inflammation

Ingredients

15 drop of Chamomile, German 10 drop of Lavender 15 drop of Lemongrass 15 drop of Helichrysum (Corsica) 15 drop of Mastic 15 drop of Balsam Copaiba 2 oz of Kombo Butter - Organic 2 oz of Jojoba Oil - Organic 2 oz of Palm Kernel Oil - Unrefined & Organic 1 oz of Beeswax Pellets - Organic

Directions Melt all ingredients in a double boiler and pour into glass jars.

Plantar Fascitis
Traditional Uses Pain & Inflammation on the bottoms of feet. Ingredients

10 drop of Helichrysum (Croatia) 10 drop of Spike Lavender 10 drop of Peppermint 1 oz of Trauma Oil - Organic

Directions Apply 4-5 times per day.

Serious Bruising
Traditional Uses Deep injury, bruises, pain Ingredients

5 drop of Chamomile, German 5 drop of Helichrysum (Croatia) 8 drop of Balsam Poplar 1 oz of Trauma Oil - Organic

Directions Add to 1 ounce of trauma oil and apply often to bruised area.

Warming Oil
Traditional Uses Will bring warmth to an area Ingredients

4 drop of Cardamom CO2 4 drop of Frankincense 2 drop of Clove Bud 2 drop of Ginger 2 oz of Jojoba Oil - Organic

Directions Blend essential oils in 2 oz of Jojoba oil. Apply to cold area 3 times a day.

Indian Perfume
Traditional Uses Warm and Exotic Ingredients

1 drop of Black Pepper 10 drops of Sandalwood 3 drops of Lavender 5 drops of Jasmine absolute 2 oz of Jojoba Oil - Organic

Directions Blend into 2 oz. of jojoba oil or unscented lotion.

Uplifting Jojoba Perfume


Traditional Uses Uplifting Ingredients

10 drop of Sandalwood 10 drop of Grapefruit 1 oz of Jojoba Oil - Organic

Directions

Add drops to Jojoba and enjoy the aromas! Use when you want to add aroma to your day!

Uplifting Solid Perfume


Traditional Uses Perfume Ingredients

10 drop of Grapefruit 10 drop of Sandalwood 1/2 oz of Beeswax Pellets - Organic 1 oz of Jojoba Oil - Organic

Directions Place both the beeswax and the jojoba oil in a Pyrex glass measuring cup. Fill a soup pot 1/4 of the way with water and boil. Place the Pyrex in the pot of water and wait for the beeswax to melt into the jojoba. This takes about 5 minutes on a high heat. Be sure none of the water from the pot boils into the Pyrex. When melted, mix quickly and pour into a 2 oz jar, add the essential oils, stir and cover right away. Let it cool and you have your perfume!

After Sun
Traditional Uses For sunburned or tanned skin Ingredients

20 drops of Lavender 12 drops of Neroli 20 drops of Orange (Sweet) 1.5 oz. of Shea Butter - Organic 1 oz. of Red Palm Oil - Organic 1/2 oz. of Jojoba Oil - Organic 1/2 oz. of Avocado Oil - Organic 1 oz. of Coconut Oil - Virgin and Organic 1/2 oz. of Beeswax Pellets - Organic

Directions Melt all the ingredients in a double boiler. Once melted add essential oils, and immediately pour into glass jars.

Astringent Skin Spray


Traditional Uses Contracts and tightens tissue, supports oily skin conditions

Ingredients

4 drops of Lemon 4 drops of Frankincense 3 drops of Grapefruit 3 drops of Lime 2 drops of Rose absolute 4 oz of Aloe Vera Gel-Organic

Directions Blend essential oils in a 4 oz spray bottle of aloe vera gel. Our aloe vera gel is the perfect texture to spray on your body. CLOSE YOUR EYES and spray on your face 3 times a day.

Body Butter
Traditional Uses Moisturize and nourish your skin Ingredients

2 oz of Shea Butter - Organic 2 oz of Cocoa Butter - Organic 2 oz of Beeswax Pellets - Organic 2 oz of Jojoba Oil - Organic 2 oz of Coconut Oil - Virgin and Organic 2 oz of Avocado Oil - Organic 2 oz of Palm Kernel Oil - Unrefined & Organic

Directions Melt all the ingredients in a double boiler. Once melted add any 50-75 drops of any essential oils you love, and immediately pour into glass jars. This recipe makes about 15 oz. I often add neroli, orange, sandalwood and geranium to my body butters. Be as creative as you like, and you can always add the essential oils another day by mixing them into an individual jar of body butter with a glass stir rod.

Dry Skin Lotion


Traditional Uses To moisturize the skin Ingredients

4 drops of Carrot Seed 2 drops of Ylang Ylang (complete) 4 drops of Neroli 2 oz of Lotion - Unscented

Directions Blend essential oils in 2 oz. of Unscented Lotion and apply for moisturizing your skin.

Healing Skin Oil


Traditional Uses Cell-regenerative for skin, healing for scars Ingredients

4 drop of Chamomile, German 6 drop of Lavender 8 drop of Frankincense 10 drop of Helichrysum (Croatia) 8 drop of Myrrh 5 drop of Rock Rose 1 oz of Avocado Oil - Organic 1 oz of Jojoba Oil - Organic

Directions Blend the essential oils in 2 oz. of carrier oil ( 1 oz. Avocado oil and 1 oz Jojoba oil mixed together). Apply gently to damaged skin or scars 5-6 times daily over 2-3 months.

Luscious Skin Butter


Traditional Uses Nourishing, softens, soothes eczema and psoriasis, sunburn, new skin cell formulation Ingredients

2 oz of Cocoa Butter - Organic 1 oz of Beeswax Pellets - Organic 2 oz of Red Palm Oil - Organic 1 oz of Marula Oil - Organic 1 oz of Baobab Seed Oil

Directions Makes about 9 oz Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter in a double boiler, and then add the Red Palm. (I add the butters and oils to a 16 oz Pyrex measuring cup and place the cup in a pot with with some water in the bottom of the pot.) Once the Red Palm is melted, takethe pot off the heat and add the Marula and Baobab and stir. You can add essential oils now, per glass jar or later as needed. Just remelt the butters when ready. Pour into several 1 or 2 oz glass jars right away, cover and allow to cool.

I use this butter every day and my skin loves it!

Mature/Aging Skin Lotion


Traditional Uses Moisturizing for the skin Ingredients

4 drops of Neroli 6 drops of Rose absolute 2 oz of Lotion - Unscented

Directions Blend essential oils in 2 oz of Unscented Lotion and apply for moisturizing your skin.

Scar Butter
Traditional Uses Reduces old scars, helps new scars heal. Ingredients

30 drop of Helichrysum (Corsica) 20 drop of Balsam Poplar 20 drop of Frankincense 20 drop of Myrrh 1 oz of Avocado Oil - Organic 1 oz of Shea Butter - Organic 1 oz of Palm Kernel Oil - Unrefined & Organic 1 oz of Red Palm Oil - Organic 1 oz of Tamanu Oil (Foraha) Organic 1.5 oz of Beeswax Pellets - Organic

Directions Melt all ingredients in a double boiler, when melted add essential oils and pour immediately into glass jars.

Sensitive Skin Oil


Traditional Uses Soothing and moisturizing for sensitive skin Ingredients

5 drops of Carrot Seed 1 drop of Helichrysum (Corsica) 1 drop of Rock Rose

1 drop of Lavender 1 oz of Jojoba Oil - Organic

Directions Add essential oils to 1 oz. jojoba oil and apply to sensitive areas.

Summer Skin Nourishment


Traditional Uses softening, nourishing, replenishing Ingredients

1 drop of Ylang Ylang (complete) 5 drops of Orange (Sweet) 6 drops of Rose/ Geranium co-distill 1 oz of Coconut Oil - Virgin and Organic

Directions Blend into 1 oz of pure coconut oil Enjoy this for after sun exposure or just for an everyday skin nourishing treat.

Cleansing Facial Steam


Ingredient Amount Unit Cedarwood Essential Oil 5 drops Himalayan Cypress Essential Oil 4 drops Wild Lavandin Essential Oil 8 drops Patchouli Essential Oil 3 drops Aceh Plastic Bottle 100 ml Solubilizer 15 ml A fantastic facial treatment from The Aromatherapy Place that cleanses your skin. Use our Shopping Cart discount code" recipe0063 " to save 5% on each of the above items. Directions: Pour solubiliser into a 100 ml Plastic Bottle add essential oils and shake vigorously. Fill a large bowl with hot (not boiling!) water. Add a few drops of the combo, enjoy!

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Zap the Wrinkles


Ingredient Amount Unit Yarrow Essential Oil 8 drops Patchouli Essential Oil 2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil 8 drops Bulgarian Fennel Essential Oil Sweet 5 drops Rose Damascena 3 6 drops Percent in Jojoba Carrot Seed Essential Oil 3 drops Borage Oil 3 drops Jojoba Oil 5 drops Almond Oil Sweet Virgin 2 drops Organic Floral Water Rose 3 spritzes Soften your wrinkles and create a blend for your friends from The Aromatherapy Place. Use our Shopping Cart discount code" recipe0146 " to save 5% on each of the above items Directions: Add jojoba, borage, and almond oil to an Amber Cosmetic Jar. Add essential oils and stir vigorously. Spritz floral water and apply oil on face.

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Dewberry Soap Balls


Ingredient Amount Unit Soap Powder 14 oz Floral Water Orange 7 fl oz Calendula Infused Oil 1 fl oz Dewberry 30 drops Create your own soap with The Aromatherapy Place you can call your own! Turn soap regularly.Place on wax paper and allow 3 to 7 days to dry. Use our Shopping Cart discount code" recipe0071 " to save 5% on each of the above ingredients. Directions: Add 14oz of Soap Powder to a bowl. Pour in warm Orange Floral Water,stir continuously to remove lumps. Add Calendula Infused Oil and Dewberry Fragrance Oil, mix well. Form

Cellulite Soother
Ingredient Eucalyptus Essential Oil Australiana Amount 1 Unit drop

Lemon Essential Oil 2 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil 2 drops Atlas Cypress Essential Oil 2 drops Wild Niaouli Essential Oil 2 drops Hazelnut Oil Pure 3 fl oz Aloe Vera Raw Material 1 tsp Chamomile Roman 5 drops Essential Oil This mixture from The Aromatherapy Place will help increase circulation. Use our Shopping Cart discount code" recipe0127 " to save 5% on each of the above items. Directions: Pour Hazelnut into a 120 ml Amber Cosmetic Jar . Add essential oils and shake vigorously. Apply 2-3 times a day for 30 days.

Lavender Tasmanian Massage Oil


Ingredient Amount Unit Rosemary Essential Oil 6 Drops Moroccan Nutmeg Essential Oil 6 Drops Lavender Essential Oil 6 Drops Tasmanian Almond Oil Sweet Pure 4 fl oz A massage treatment from The Aromatherapy Place will relieve everyday aches and pains. Just like being at the spa! Use our Shopping Cart discount code" recipe0033 " to save 5% on each of the above items. Directions: Pour Almond Oil into a 4 fl oz Plastic Amber Bottle add essential oils and shake vigorously.

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Massage Oil to Mend the Mind


Ingredient Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Complete Orange Essential Oil Valencia Petitgrain Essential Oil Paraguay Amount 6 6 6 Unit Drops Drops Drops

Hazelnut Oil Pure 4 fl oz A massage treatment from The Aromatherapy Place will relieve daily stress and calm tired muscles. Use our Shopping Cart discount code" recipe0035 " to save 5% on each of the above items. Directions: Pour Hazelnut Oil into a 4 fl oz Plastic Amber Bottle add essential oils and shake vigorously.

Soul Therapy Foot Massage


Ingredient Amount Unit Cajeput Essential Oil 4 Drops Lime Essential Oil 4 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil 4 Drops Moroccan Cypress Essential Oil 4 Drops Wild Pine Essential Oil 4 Drops Austrian Pine Needle Jojoba Oil 4 fl oz A massage treatment from The Aromatherapy Place will rejuvenate tired and achy feet. Easy to create and a blissful treat for your feet. Use our Shopping Cart discount code" recipe0037 " to save 5% on each of the above items. Directions: Pour Jojoba Oil into a 4 fl oz Plastic Amber Bottle add essential oils and shake vigorously.

'Knead to Relax' Foot Massage


Ingredient Amount Unit Peppermint Essential Oil 6 Drops Mitcham Lemon Essential Oil 5 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil 4 Drops Jojoba Oil 1 fl oz A massage treatment from The Aromatherapy Place will rejuvenate tired and achy feet. Use our Shopping Cart discount code" recipe0038 " to save 5% on each of the above items. Directions: Pour Jojoba Oil into a 4 fl oz Plastic Amber Bottle add essential oils and shake vigorously.

Massage Oil for Sore Muscles


Ingredient Rosemary Essential Oil Moroccan Eucalyptus Essential Oil Amount 9 9 Unit Drops Drops

Australiana Ylang Ylang Essential Oil 6 Drops Complete Jojoba Oil 4 fl oz A massage treatment from The Aromatherapy Place that will relieve overworked, sore muscles. Use our Shopping Cart discount code" recipe0040 " to save 5% on each of the above items. Directions: Pour Jojoba Oil into a 4 fl oz Plastic Amber Bottle add essential oils and shake vigorously.

First Aid
You can use the healing powers of the essential oils of aromatherapy to provide emergency relief in case of any hazards.

The tips for first aid are given below: Bruising: Apply the neat oils of cajeput, lavender or tea-tree. Burns: Apply neat lavender, chamomile, rose, rosemary or tea-tree oil. Cuts, grazes: Apply neat lavender oil.

If necessary cover with plaster. Fainting: Inhale Spanish sage or tea-tree oil, either directly from the bottle or on a tissue or pad. Insect bites, stings: Apply neat lavender, lemon or tea-tree oil.

Use tweezers to pull out the sting if they can be seen. Shock, panic, hysteria: Inhale marjoram, Melissa, rose or tea-tree oil under the nose, either through a bottle or on a pad.

You can also use the essence burner with six to eight drops of marjoram.

Aromatherapy Massage benifits Emotional Well-Being


Stress has been identified as the root cause of many diseases, both physical and emotional.

Aromatherapy massage can be used an as alternative medicine to overcome both physical and emotional stress. When you are stressed, your body goes into fight and flight syndrome which is triggered automatically when faced with the stressful situation. The adrenal glands, located above the kidneys, secrete adrenaline, which is a hormone responsible for increasing the heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood fats. It is also responsible for producing the sweat which cools down the body, when it gets ready for attack. The stress response affects the stomach and abdomen, leading to urinating or defecating. Stress in limited quantity is good since it helps you achieve your goals. But the continued prolonged stress leads to problems like diabetes, blood pressure and heart diseases.

It has also been shown to reduce your bodys immunity thus leading to infections.

Work related stresses can be caused due to your employer failing to meet your expectations, you not being able to meet your employers expectations, unrealistic deadlines etc. You can find aromatherapy as your saviour to ease this stress. Keep an aromatherapy essence burner on your desk and use the blend of four drops of frankincense and geranium or four drops of basil and bergamot. You can also inhale these oils by putting them on the cotton wool pad or use them in the bath. Aromatherapy massage of marjoram and lavender in the base oil will ease muscular tension and make you feel better. For stress at home, use a blend of four drops of chamomile and lavender or four drops of neroli and frankincense in an essence burner. You can also use lemongrass to calm your mind. If you are an aggressive type, you can calm yourself by using a blend of four drops of sandalwood and ylang ylang or four drops of vetiver and bergamot in a burner, bath of have an aromatherapy massage. If you are suffering from a pain caused by injury, condition or illness, you are likely to get easily stressed.

To ease the irritation caused by pain, use a blend of lavender, chamomile and marjoram. Add three drops to the bath or five drops of each to 30 ml of base oil and use in a burner. To relieve general stress and induce relaxation, use the essential oils of bergamot, lavender and ylang ylang. Stress has taken over the lives of young children too. Constant pressure to perform at the peak in studies, the pressure induced by the parents to become an all rounder in various fields and the peer pressure to conform to their ways of living and thinking has caused a tremendous strain on the young generation. Try a blend of two drops of Roman chamomile and bergamot to ease anger and irritability. To alleviate pre-exam nervousness and help concentration use a blend of three drops of basil and sweet orange or lemongrass in a burner in the study room or around the house. Avoid violent outbursts by using the blend of four drops of clary sage and jasmine either in a burner or added to the bath One of the best methods of easing stress is to become assertive.

You learn to say NO to the things that you do not want and stand up for your own rights and needs. To strengthen your assertiveness, and increase your resolve, try a blend of two drops each of frankincense, geranium and sandalwood. You can use this in a burner, bath or enjoy a relaxing aromatherapy massage. Avoid procrastination by using a blend of four drops of grapefruit and four drops of sandalwood or cajeput. Persevere in difficult circumstances by using a blend of four drops each of frankincense and sandalwood. If you are suffering from depression, use a blend of four drops each of jasmine and bergamot. There are other oils like basil, , chamomile, clary sage, lavender etc.

who aid in easing depression. But avoid using marjoram. Fatigue can be reduced by trying a blend of four drops each of rosemary and frankincense. You can use grapefruit if you have high blood pressure. Use these oils regularly in aromatherapy massage, bath or in essence burner. This will give you the most effective results.

Physical Well-Being
In todays fast-paced life people dont get time to look after their health.

People are affected by poor eating habits and insufficient sleep. Poor eating habits and Lack of exercise has led to obesity. To have an over all good health one must be physically and mentally fit. Physical fitness could be achieved through daily physical activity or daily workout at gym. One must avoid junk food and fast food. Always eat healthy and nutritious food.

Stress, strain and anxiety affect mental and physical health of a person. Daily exercise, meditation or some therapies like aromatherapy may relieve a person. Being physical fit also lessens the chances of some dreadful diseases like diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure.

People with poor health try many things for good health. One can also seek a solution for good health in aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is healing people using the aroma of oils extracted from the natural plants and herbs. These oils are known as essential oils or aromatherapy oil.

Its a non-invasive therapy. The aroma of the essential oil directly affects the mental and physical health of the patient. It helps to improve the quality of life at emotional, physical and spiritual level. Some of the essential oils that could be used for physical well being are Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary or pine oil. If a person is suffering form nasal congestion, a combination or rosemary, niaouli, and tea tree essential oils could be added to a warm bath water. Aromatherapy massage using angelic essential oil could be quite helpful for diabetic people.

Other oils that could be used for massage buy diabetic people are eucalyptus, geranium and juniper. As these essential are extracted from natural plants and herbs their use for physical well being does not have any side negative effects.

Cellulite Blend This mixture stimulates circulation. Eucalyptus Citriodora 2 ml Lemon 2 ml Cedarwood 2ml Sage 2ml Cypress 2 ml Niaouli 2ml in 100 ml Hazelnut oil Apply 2-3 times per days for 30 days

Toner
2 oz.Green Tea 5 drops Lavender essential oil 5 drops Geranium essential oil Mix up this bottle of tea and essential oils to balance the pH of your skin after cleansing. It's easy... it's cooling... and it leaves your skin feeling refreshed! Place the ingredients in a glass bottle. Essential oils do not dissolve in water or tea so be sure to shake this mixture well before each use to make sure the essential oils are dispersed. Use a cotton pad to apply to face and neck area after cleansing. Yum!! Cold and Flu Fighter 4 drops Sweet Eucalyptus unrectified is best 4 drops Scotch Pine 3 drops Lemon Add to a large bowl of steaming water. Covering your head lean over the bowl and inhale deeply for 2-5 minutes. May also be added to a diffuser or vaporizer. For Children Use Eucalyptus Smithi, a mild Eucalyptus for children and the elderly. Rose Otto The intoxicating aroma of Rose-Otto oil makes it an effective aphrodisiac. Rose-Otto oil exerts its effects on both mind and body. It acts to both relieve stress and relax the spirit. For a relaxing bath, mix three drops of Turkish Rose-Otto in three and a half Tbsp. of heavy cream and add to the bathwater. For a truly sensuous scent, add a few drops of Sandalwood or Jasmine.

A CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI - VICTORIA MAGAZINE

3 c Fresh juniper sprigs -with berries 2 c Red rosebuds 1 c Bay leaves 1/4 c Cinnamon chips 2 tb Cloves 10 Drops rose oil 3 Drops pine oil 6 Drops cinnamon oil 1 tb Orrisroot chips 5 Whole dried rose blossoms 3 Three-inch cinnamon sticks 20 Assorted pinecones, -painted gold Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the potpourri in a dish and scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon sticks on top. Victoria/December/90 Christmas Spice Potpourri 2 cups dried pink rose petals and buds 1/2 cup dried bay leaves, crumbled 1/2 cup dried orange peel 1/2 cup dried pomegranate slices, chopped 1 Tablespoon grated nutmeg 1/2 cup small pine cones 1/2 Tablespoon orris root power 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon mixed spices, lightly crushed: mustard seed, black, green and white peppercorns, red spindle berries, juniper berries 10 drops frankincense essential oil 5 drops clove essential oil 20 drops orange essential oil 5 drops myrrh essential oil Source: Heaven Scent by Julia Lawless Frankincense Soap Wrap unscented purchased soap with cheesecloth, then sprinkle the wrapped bar with a few drops of frankincense essential oil. Place the soap in an airtight container for a month, then discard wrapping. You can decorate the soap with silver or gold leaf applied in a random pattern. Dampen the soap before applying metallic leaf! This makes a gorgeous gift! Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Balls Making your own soap can be a complicated process. However......this is a very simple way of introducing your favorite smells to a basic, fragrance-free soap, using a combination of nourishing vegetable oil, oatmeal as a natural exfoliant and healing and nourishing honey!! The soaps are scented with the heavenly combination of frankincense and myrrh. The spicy, woody scent of frankincense is uplifting, while the balsamic, must scent of myrrh is known to be anti-fungal and healing.

Materials 9 ounces of pure, unscented soap 4 fl. ounces water 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon finely ground oatmeal 1 teaspoon sweet almond or apricot kernel oil 12 drops myrrh essential oil 8 drops frankincense essential oil. Cheese grater (fine) Bain-Marie(double boiler with a ceramic insert to evenly disperse gentle heat) Wooden Spoon Dried herbs (optional) Grate the soap with a fine cheese grater. Place the soap in the bain-marie with the water. Gently heat over a low least. Gradually the mixture will form a thick and fairly sticky paste. When the soap has melted, add the honey, oatmeal, oil and dried herbs(optional) and mix in well. Transfer to a clean bowl and then add in the essential oils. Mix very thoroughly! Have a bowl of water on hand to wet your hands. Then take a small handful of the mixture and mold into round balls. You will be able to make approximately 2 large balls or 5 or so of the smaller ones. Place on a sheet of greaseproof paper and leave it to harden for a week or so. Or.......you can put the mixture in a shaped mold! Soap of the Magi 5 Ounces Glycerine Soap 1/8 teaspoon Myrrh Oil 1/8 teaspoon Frankincense Oil Bronze and Gold Mica Dust Ultra fine gold fabric glitter Oval soap mold Melt 1/2 of the soap. Stir in the Frankincense oil and Gold mica dust. Pour into 2 molds filling only half way. Melt the other 1/2 of the soap. Stir in Myrrh oil and Bronze mica dust. Spoon over 1st layer of soap. Set, unmold. Give the bars a light dusting of the gold glitter and you have a soap of gold, frankincense and Myrrh the gifts of the Magi. If you've frozen the soap allow it to thaw and dry before adding the glitter or wrapping. Here is a wll known blend that you can recreate at home. Four Thieves A blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary oils. Developed according to the legend about the four thieves in 15th century England who used these and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims.

Old fashioned Eau-de-Cologne


16 drops bergamot 15 drops petitgrain 2 drops orange 15 drops lemon 5 drops lavender 5 drops neroli

10 ml orange flower water 230 ml alcohol/vodka

Place the alcohol/vodka base into your glass mixing container, add the oils in the order listed and mix well. Bottle, cap and leave the mixture for 4 days and then add the orange flower water and re-cap. Leave the mixture for at least two weeks, giving the bottle a gentle shake every day.

'All alive' perfume


4 drops sweet orange 10 drops lemon 6 drops tangerine 8 drops frankincense 5 drops neroli 1 drop myrrh 11 ml alcohol/vodka or 11 ml jojoba oil for a oil based perfume.

Place the base into your mixing container and add the ingredients in the order listed and mix. Bottle and use. You can reduce the base, but do note your concentration will then exceed 15%.

Sensual perfume for women


5 drops coriander 6 drops bergamot 4 drops neroli 1 drops jasmine blend 3 drops rose blend 10 ml jojoba oil

Place oil base in mixing container, add oils in the order listed and mix. Bottle, cap and leave one week before using.

Sensual eau de cologne for men


10 drops lavender 20 drops coriander 22 drops sandalwood 23 drops cedarwood 5 drop frankincense 100 ml alcohol/vodka

Place the alcohol/vodka mixture into your mixing bowl, add the oils in the order given and mix well. The above is our humble contribution to fragrance mixing and is really basic. Your personal taste will determine what you like, and it may be a good idea to look at our pages on floral notes and blending for more information when blending your own fragrance.
Emotional Well-being Stress Buster Massage Oil

2 drops Clary Sage essential oil 2 drops Frankincense essential oil 1 drop Sandalwood essential oil Blend with 1 tblsp (15ml) of Almond or Grapeseed Oil. Give a relaxing massage particularly for back, neck and shoulders.

Stress Buster Bath 4 drops Bergamot essential oil 4 drops Geranium essential oil 2 drops Vetiver essential oil Add to a warm bath and disperse well - or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.

Mental Re-energizer Bath 4 drops Basil essential oil 4 drops Lemon essential oil 2 drops Rosemary essential oil Add to a warm bath and disperse well - or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.

Exam Tonic Put 1-2 drops of either Basil or Roemary essntial oil on a tissue and sniff before sitting your exam. These oils clear the head and aid concentration.

Aphrodisiac Massage Oil 1 drop Black Pepper essential oil 1 drop Rose Otto essential oil 1 drop Ylang-ylang essential oil Blend with 1 tblsp (15ml) of Almond or Grapeseed Oil. Turn the lights down low and use for a special massage - or add to a warm shared bath. Do not use on intimate areas though!

Calming Bath 4 drops German Chamomile (blue) essential oil 4 drops Mandarin essential oil 2 drops Sandalwood essential oil Add to a warm bath and disperse well - or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Relax in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.

Beat the Winter Blues Bath 4 drops Bergamot essential oil 4 drops Lemon essential oil 2 drops Ylang-ylang essential oil Add to a warm bath and disperse well - or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.

Physical Well-being Nasal Congestion Bath Blend 4 drops Niaouli essential oil 2 drops Rosemary essential oil 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil Add to a warm bath and disperse well - or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.

Head Clearing Steam 1 drop Eucalyptus essential oil 1 drop Peppermint essential oil 1 drop Tea Tree essential oil Add the oils to a bowl of vey hot, steamy water. Put a towel over your head and inhale the vapours from the bowl for at least 5 minutes. Keep your eyes closed or they may sting.

Warming Bath 2 drops Benzoin essential oil 2 drops Ginger essential oil 4 drops Sweet Orange essential oil Add to a warm bath and disperse well - or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.This bath is good for Winter time when you have been suffering from colds or chills.

Constipation Relief Massage Blend 1 drop Black Pepper essential oil 1 drop Lavender essential oil 1 drop Sweet Marjoram essential oil Blend with 1 tblsp (15ml) of Almond or Grapeseed Oil. Massage back, neck and shoulders and then give a gentle massage over the lower abdomen using clockwise circular movements.

Headache Relief Massage Blend

2 drops Lavender essential oil 2 drops Sweet Marjoram essential oil 1 drop Peppermint essential oil Blend with 1 tblsp (15ml) of Almond or Grapeseed Oil. Give a firm massage to upper back, neck and shoulders. Alternatively put 1-2 drops of Peppermint or Lavender essential oil on a tissue and inhale.

Muscle Soothing Bath 3 drops Black Pepper essential oil 5 drops Grapefruit essential oil 2 drops Rosemary essential oil Add to a very warm bath and disperse well - or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.

Muscle Rub 2 drops Eucalyptus essential oil 2 drops Ginger essential oil 2 drops Peppermint essential oil Blend with 1tblsp (15ml) of grapeseed oil and massage firmly into affected area - particularly good for legs.

Sleep-inducing Massage Oil 2 drops Lavender essential oil 2 drops Sweet Marjoram essential oil 1 drop Vetiver essential oil Blend with 1tblsp (15ml) of Sweet Almond or Grapeseed oil and give a gentle, soothing massage.

Sleepy Head Bath Blend 4 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil 4 drops Clary Sage essential oil 2 drops Neroli essential oil Add to a warm bath and disperse well - or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.

Premenstrual Tension Buster Massage Oil 2 drops Clary Sage essential oil 2 drops Sweet Fennel essential oil 2 drops Geranium essential oil Blend with 1tblsp (15ml) of Sweet Almond or Grapeseed oil and give a soothing, relaxing full body massage.

Alternatively use a blend of these oils in a bath - adding them directly to the water or blending first with an unperfumed bubble bath.

Over-indulgence Fixer Bath 3 drops Sweet Fennel essential oil 3 drops Grapefruit essential oil 3 drops Lime essential oil Add to a warm bath and disperse well - or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath or shampoo and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.

Feet Treat 2 drops Geranium essential oil 2 drops Lavender essential oil 1 drop Peppermint essential oil Blend with 1 tblsp (15ml) Sweet Almond oil and massage firmly into tired feet. Alternatively add the blend to a bowl of warm water and soak the feet for 10 mins and then pat dry.

Head Lice Bug Buster Treatment 1 drop Eucalyptus essential oil 1 drop Lavender essential oil 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil Blend with 1 tblsp (15ml) Sunflower oil and massage into the scalp. Cover with a plastic shower cap and leave on for an hour or overnight. Shampoo out the next morning - rub the shampoo in before adding water to get rid of the greasiness of the oil. As a preventative measure add 2 drops of Tea Tree oil and 1 drop of lavender oil to 1 tsp of mild shampoo and use to shampoo hair.

Skin-care & Beauty Beat the Wrinkles Mature Skin Cream 25ml plain Base Cream 5ml Wheatgerm Oil 5ml Evening Primrose Oil 4 drops Frankincense essential oil 4 drops Petitgrain essential oil 3 drops Rose Otto essential oil Blend the oils well into the cream and store in an airtight glass jar (preferably made of dark coloured glass). Apply regularly to the face and neck - morning and night.

Nourishing Dry Skin Cream 25ml plain Base Cream

5ml Wheatgerm Oil 5ml Apricot Kernel Oil 4 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil 3 drops Rose Otto essential oil 3 drops Sandalwood essential oil Blend the oils well into the cream and store in an airtight glass jar (preferably made of dark coloured glass). Apply regularly to the face and neck - morning and night.

Brighten-Up Skin Cream for Dull & Congested Skin 25ml plain Base Cream 5ml Wheatgerm Oil 5ml Hazelnut Oil 4 drops Grapefruit essential oil 4 drops Mandarin essential oil 3 drops Ylang-ylang essential oil Blend the oils well into the cream and store in an airtight glass jar (preferably made of dark coloured glass). Apply regularly to the face and neck - morning and night.

Eczema Relief Massage Oil 2 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil 2 drops Lavender essential oil 1 drop Rose Otto essential oil Blend the essential oils into 1tbsp (15ml) of Grapeseed Oil with 1 tsp (5ml) of Calendular Oil. Massage the oil into the affected areas. Alternatively add 2 drops each of Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Rose Otto essential oils to a warm bath and soak the affected area for about 10 minutes. A handful of baking soda can also be added to the water to relieve itching.

Blends for the Home Christmas Cheer Vapourizer Blend 2 drops Clove Bud essential oil 4 drops Frankincense essential oil 4 drops Sweet Orange essential oil Add the oils to a tablespoon of water and put in the top of the vapourizer. Light a night-light underneath and allow the oils to evaporate into the room. Remember to extinguish the candle once the liqud has evaporated.

Bacteria Buster Vapourizer Blend 4 drops Bergamot essential oil 4 drops Lemon essential oil 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

Add the oils to a tablespoon of water and put in the top of the vapourizer. Light a night-light underneath and allow the oils to evaporate into the room. Remember to extinguish the candle once the liqud has evaporated.

Sensual Vapourizer Blend 4 drops Geranium essential oil 2 drops Jasmine essential oil 2 drops Patchouli essential oil Add the oils to a tablespoon of water and put in the top of the vapourizer. Light a night-light underneath and allow the oils to evaporate into the room. Remember to extinguish the candles once the liqud has evaporated.

Uplifting Vapourizer Blend 3 drops Sweet Fennel essential oil 4 drops Lemon essential oil 3 drops Sweet Marjoram essential oil Add the oils to a tablespoon of water and put in the top of the vapourizer. Light a night-light underneath and allow the oils to evaporate into the room. Remember to extinguish the candles once the liqud has evaporated.

ANTI-WRINKLE CREAM 2 oz. Jojoba oil25 drops of essential oils of your choice The essential oils of lavender, geranium, neroli, rosemary, rose, andfrankincense are historic "antiaging" ingredients for mature skin.Jasmine, myrrh, carrot seed, and helichrysum also rejuvenate theskin, encouraging new cell growth. Since jojoba oil also containsnatural wrinkle removing qualities, it is a natural for a base orcarrier oil to add the essential oils into. Mixing and matchingcreates a natural synergy. Example: Lavender has its own attributesas does helichrysum have its own. However, when they are mixed,instead of 1 and 1 making 2, they magnify each other to the tune ofperhaps 5 or 6 or more. This oil may be used day or night or bothfor a truly enhancing and youthful appearance.
Candida Blend 30 drops Lavender Oil 15 drops Myrrh 8 drops Tea Tree Oil Add drops to empty amber bottle and fill with any carrier oil or massage oil for use. Apply to skin for absorption Athlete's Foot 5 drops Massage Oil 2 drops Tea Tree 1 drop Lavender Mix in the palm of your hand and apply to feet and between toes. Use at least twice a day. Colds-Flu

10 drops Eucalyptus 10 drops Pine Add to the bath or put on section of paper towel so you can benefit by inhalation. Inhale frequently. Place on pillow beside nose. This opens the sinuses and helps clear the head of congestion. Eucalyptus is also a natural antiseptic. Binge-Eating In the morning bath, add 10 drops each of Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang oils. Soak. The euphoric effects of the oils will elevate your mood, making you feel good about yourself. You can also add drops to empty amber bottle and fill with any carrier oil or massage oil for use on the skin outside of the bathtub. Quit Smoking 10 10 10 10 drops drops drops drops Massage Oil Thyme Ylang Ylang Pine

Add drops to empty amber bottle and keep nearby to inhale often. You can rub some under the nose to benefit from aroma without the bottle. One person who quit smoking with this essential oil formula, and using Lobelia, said that the smell of this combination made his mouth water like a cigarette does and was very satisfying to him. Reported by Louise Allred General Earache Warm 1 teaspoon of Massage Oil and add 1 drop of Chamomile, and 1 drop of Lavender, mix it well. Then soak a cotton ball in the mixture and plug your ear with it. Dilute the following oils in 1 teaspoon of Massage Oil to massage around the ear area, up the neck and across the cheekbone. 3 drops Chamomile 1 drop Lavender 1 drop Tea Tree From "The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy" by Valerie Ann Worwood. Constipation 15 drops Rosemary 10 drops Lemon 5 drops Peppermint Dilute the above oils in 2 tablespoon Massage Oil or vegetable oil. Massage in a counter-clockwise direction over lower abdomen three times per day. Aching Joints Add 10-20 drops of Eucalyptus to the bath water and soak. Tei Fu blend can be used in place of this in the bath or topically on the joints. It comes in a small purse or pocket-size bottle for easy use and easy to share with others too. Stay Awake Driving Mist Spray

Add 2 T. water (preferably distilled but not necessary) to a Bottle With Sprayer and add the following: 20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil 15 drops Lemon Essential Oil 10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil Spray the mist inside the car away from your eyes as you drive to stay awake. Inhale to get the full benefits. Dental Abscess Recipe Use 1 drop of Roman Chamomile on your finger and apply to abscess. Then make the following recipe and massage externally into jaw and cheek area: 1 teaspoon Massage Oil 3 drops Lavender 2 drops Tea Tree Ear Infection To 1 teaspoon of Massage Oil add 3 drops Tea Tree 1 drop Thyme 2 drops Lavender Massage around the ear area, down the neck to drain the lymph, and across the cheekbone. Foot and Toenail Fungus Mix 2 drops of Tea Tree Oil and 1 drop of Lavender Oil in your palm and spread it between the toes and around the nails. For the rest of the feet, mix 5 drops Tea Tree Oil and 1 drop Lemon EO in 1 teaspoon of Massage Oil (or olive oil) and rub on the feet morning and night. Keep the feet dry and use only cotton or wool socks. Diverticulosis The inflammation, pain, flatulence, and discomfort of this condition are effectively eased by using this essential oil recipe, but nutritional habits must be examined to ensure there is no recurrence of the problems. Mix these essential oils with 1 teaspoon of olive oil or some other natural cold-pressed oil. 3 2 1 1 drops Rosemary Essential Oil drops Peppermint Essential Oil drop Chamomile Essential Oil drop Clove Essential Oil

Rub the blend over the abdomen twice a day. Multiply the drops by 12 and mix with 1/4 cup olive oil if you don't want to mix it for each application. Recipe from "The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy." by Valerie Ann Worwood. Dry Cough 1. Drink Method: Mix 4 drops of Eucalyptus and 4 drops of Lemon EO with 2 tablespoons honey. Take 1 teaspoon of this and dilute in a wine glass of warm water. Sip it slowly. 2. Massage Method: Mix 4 drops Eucalyptus with 2 drops of Thyme. Diluted in 1 teaspoon Massage Oil or olive oil and massage over back and chest in lung area. 3. Steam Inhalation: Use 4 drops of Lavender in steaming water. Inhale deeply through mouth.

Lice Remover 8 drops Geranium Essential Oil 7 drops Rosemary Essential Oil 1 tablespoon Jojoba Oil This formula helps kill lice and nourish the hair and scalp. Mix and massage the entire formula vigorously into the hair and scalp before bedtime. Wrap a towel around the head with plastic cap if possible, and leave on overnight. Repeat nightly until all lice are gone. (From "500 Formulas for Aromatherapy" by Carol & David Schiller)

Essential Oils Recipes : Lavender Orange Hand Cream


This easy recipe makes a rich hand cream: 3 tablespoons jojoba oil 1 tablespoon mango butter 1 tablespoon grated beeswax 1/4 cup rosewater (or filtered water) 10 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops sweet orange essential oil

Warm jojoba oil, mango butter and beeswax gently over low heat until beeswax melts. Remove from heat. Warm rosewater over low heat. Remove from heat. When both mixtures are lukewarm, slowly pour liquid into oil, beating steadily with a wire whisk or an electric beater set on the lowest speed until cool, thick and smooth. Stir in essential oils. Spoon cream into a clean jar and let cool before covering. Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm Lip balm is truly one of the easiest and most inexpensive products to create. Once that you have created your own homemade lip balm, you will never want to purchase commercially made lip balm again! This recipe will fill 8-9 lip balm tubes

1 Tablespoon Cocoa Butter 2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon & 1 teaspoon Beeswax 5-10 drops Peppermint essential oil Coarsely chop or grate beeswax (vegans may use Carnauba or Candelilla Wax as an alternative). Place wax, butter, and oil in a double boiler, and melt gently over low-medium heat. Once that the beeswax/oil mixture has melted, remove from burner, and add essential oils. Immediately pour the mixture into lip balm containers. Allow to cool completely before placing the caps onto your lip balm containers.

Test Your Essential Oils For Purity Do you wonder if your essential oils are pure? If they aren't, they're not going to work for what you're using them for. Some can be downright toxic especially if you're using them in quantity or on pets and children. A simple test will tell you if your essential oils are pure or if they include petroleum-based solvents which can cause environmental health problems. Here's the test: Put a few sample drops of your oils on a blotting paper. Pure essential oils will not leave any residue once they have evaporated. Petroleum solvents will. Cheap oils give cheap results. It's a matter of price vs. cost. You can buy them for a lower price, but they've cost you more because you didn't get the potency or quality you thought you were getting. Be Smart! Buy Pure! Do not get essential oils in your eyes. Keep essential oils away from children. Take the necessary precautions during pregnancy, terminal illness and with children as shown. Essential oils should be diluted before using topically (with exception for lavender and tea tree).
Back and Muscle Formula Ingredients 10 drops Greman chamomile precious essential oil 3 drops wintergreen essential oil 1 drop clove bud essential oil 3 drops lavender essential oil Directions Mix oils in the palm of your hand and then apply to sore muscles. Benefits Relaxing Lusty Love Massage Formula Ingredients 30 drops rose otto precious essential oil 10 drops vanilla precious essential oil 5 drops sandalwood essential oil 2 tablespoons unscented massage cream Directions Massage liberally.

Benefits Romantic Mouth Freshening Gargle Ingredients 2 drops peppermint essential oil 1 drop myrrh essential oil 1 drop tea tree oil Directions Blend with a small amount of milk (rice, soy, dairy, hemp, almond, etc)gargle or swish in the mouth for approximately 60 seconds several times each day. Continue as necessary. Water is o.k., but the fat in the milk acts as a buffer and effectively distributes the oils Take care not to swallow! We Suggest One or two drops of thyme or oregano can be added to this blend. Be careful, however, as some find these oils to be somewhat irritating. Benefits Energizing Outdoor Lotion Ingredients 1 cup sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil 3/4 ounce beeswax 1 cup lukewarm water-based liquids like green tea, hydrosol, rainwater or aloe juice 28 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil 6 drops lavender essential oil 4 drops grapefruit essential oil 2 drops geranium essential oil Directions Add beeswax to oil in a Pyrex cup or bowl. Place in a hot water bath. Heat until melted. Place the water in a blender. Allow the oil/wax mixture to cool. When the temperatures of the oil and water are comparable, turn on the blender and add the oil in a thin stream. Blend until a cream develops. Blend in the essential oils and store in a jar in the refrigerator. We Suggest A pinch of Sodium Borate (Borax) dissolved in the water prior to blending will help emulsify the mixture and prevent separation. Benefits Energizing, Refreshing

Essential oils can be grouped by their main scent. The most common are citrus, spicy, floral, woody and earthy.

Here are some lists to help you decide which essential oils belong in each category.

Citrus

Orange Lemon Lime Tangerine Bergamot

Spicy

Cinnamon Clove Ginger

Floral

Ylang Ylang Geranium Rose Jasmine Lavender Chamomile Neroli

Woody

Cedarwood Sandalwood Rosewood Cypress Petitgrain Juniper Pine

Earthy

Patchouli Spikenard Frankincense Clary Sage

Each oil within a group above blend very well with each other. Combinations that go well together are:

Floral and Citrus Spicy and Woody Earthy and Woody Floral, Woody and/or Earthy Spicy combines well with most other groups

So now you are ready to make your own perfume. There is one other point to consider and that is about top, middle and base notes. Top notes should make up the bulk of the blend. Middle notes about fifty percent of overall number of drops and then only a drop or two of the base note. Here is an example of how to choose a great blend of aromatherapy perfume. I want an uplifting blend, that provides some balance of my emotions. I am also feeling a little worn out. My choice:

4 drops of orange essential oil - for its uplifting properties. It is also a top note so I use more drops. 2 drops of lavender essential oil - for its balancing properties. It is a middle note so I use less. 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil - for its grounding properties. It is also excellent for feelings of exhaustion. Being a base note, one drop is all you need.

Aromatherapy perfume blends must be mixed with a carrier oil! Cinnamon Essential oil can cause a skin reaction so make sure essential oils are diluted and test first. 10mL of essential oil is a good amount for the number of drops in this recipe. I love using sweet almond oil as it doesn't have any perfume of its own and won't interfere with the blend. Of course this is only a guide and when you make an aromatherapy perfume you will know that it smells great. You will develop you favourites! You will feel like an Essential Oil Goddess! The perfect blend for lovers:

2 drops rose essential oil 2 drops jasmine essential oil 6 drops ylang ylang essential oil

Body Powder/Baby powder


(use less and mild oils for baby powder such as lavender or chamomile) 8 ounces arrowroot powder (herb) or cornstarch or a combination of both. 4 ounces baking soda, extends the base and gives deodorizing benefits. add 15 drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil combination Blend thoroughly and put in container. 1/4 or 1/2 as much for baby powder - corn starch is probably best & leave out the baking soda. The best healing baby powder for diaper rash was given to me by a little old woman when my oldest daughter was a baby (she's now 41) Brown flour in a dry pan with no oil and apply to bottom.

Lip Balm
1/2 cup (4 oz.) almond or other carrier oil (not mineral oil) 1 oz. beeswax (If too soft add more beeswax- too hard add more carrier oil.)

1 tbsp. honey or 1 capsule of vitamin E (squeeze vit. E from pierced capsule - throw capsule away) Add a few drops of essential oil. (Do not exceed 5 drops at least the first time.) Combine carrier oil and beeswax, and warm oil to melt beeswax. Stir in honey or vit. E and then add the Essential oil. Pour into small jars or balm tubes to harden. You can make a solid perfume using the same method - just add more essential oil. I always use pure essential oils, however, you could substitute perfume oils. You might also use a healing combination such as "NoMo Pain" which smells great.

Essential Oil cream


1 cup carrier oil or cocoa butter - (do not use mineral oil) 2 1/2 Tbsp. beeswax 1 cup water (luke warm) Distilled, aloe vera juice or Rosewater 30 to 50 drops essential oils In a glass measuring cup add oil and beeswax. Put the measuring cup into a pan of water - the water needs to go at least 1/2 way up the outside of the measuring cup. Heat until the beeswax melts. Remove cup from pan. Cool a little but do not let the beeswax harden. Test by carefully putting finger in the wax mixture. It should not be uncomfortable, and a film of wax should form at the edge. Pour luke warm water into a blender - remove center ring. Turn blender on high speed and slowly add the oil and beeswax mixture. It is best to use a wide mouth funnel to keep splattering to a minimum. The temperature of the oil and how steady the oil is poured will have some bearing on the finished product. There is some leeway and perfection is not necessary. This should begin to harden after about 3/4's of the oil has been added. At this point you may need to stir - preferably use a wooden chopstick along the top edges and be careful to stay away from the blades in the center. Slowly add the rest of the oil until it becomes too stiff to take any more oil or until all the water is dissipated. Sometimes there is some water left - pour it off or absorb with a paper towel. At this time you should have a thick, beautiful cream. Now add the essential oils and turn on the blender just enough to combine the essential oils. Do not over blend. Put in jars. May be refrigerated for a longer shelf life.

Lotion - follow the above directions with these quantities of ingredients


3/4 cup carrier oil or cocoa butter 1 cup distilled water, Aloe Vera Juice or Rosewater 2 Tbsp. beeswax 30 drops Essential Oils

Cream recipe - very simple #2


2 oz carrier oil or a mix of carrier oil and aloe vera and 1 - 3 pea sized balls of beeswax. If stirred before it is completely cool and hardened it becomes gritty. Add 5 to 10 drops of Essential oils after it has cooled and hardened to maintain the strength and integrity of the essential oil.

This can also be made into a body scrub if made quite runny and mixed with salt and eos.

Rosewater
2 cups distilled water 1/4 cup vodka or Everclear (liquor store) 1/2 cup red rose petals (red gives best color) Best time to pick is between 10:00 A.M. and Noon after dew is off but before the sun has released their essential oils. May add up to 15 drops rose oil if petals don't have enough scent. Combine water, vodka or everclear and petals in a covered jar - place in the sun. It takes less than a day for the oils and color to be extracted from the petals by the sun. Strain through a coffee filter into a covered bottle and refrigerate. It needs to be used within 2 weeks.

Glycerine and Rosewater Lotion


May add an equal amount of vegetable glycerin to the above recipe. Shake well and bottle. May be used all over the body.

Bath Crystals
1 cup salt - rock, sea, or mineral salt 3 to 5 drops - Vegetable food coloring (shake or mix well after each 2 drops added until it reaches desired color.) 20 to 25 drops - Essential oil Shake or mix well until oils are thoroughly absorbed. They will sparkle like jewels if you add a tsp of glycerine. Salt melts and softens the water, the glycerin will moisturize your skin and the color will vanish. Very simple soap 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Crisco 1 1/3 cups olive oil 1/4 cup Red Devil lye 6 fluid ounces cool distilled water Arrange for two hours without interruptions. Wear long sleeves. Put on safety glasses and gloves. Keep vinegar at hand for lye splashes. Measure the cool water in the heatproof cup. Place it in the sink, where it can't be knocked over. Working in a well-ventilated area, measure the lye. Hold your breath (not because of the danger, but because there will be fumes) and pour the lye slowly into the water, stirring until dissolved. The lye solution will top 175 degrees. Place the Crisco in the stainless-steel pot over low heat until it melts (about 20 minutes). Add the olive oil. After another 15 minutes, take the soap pot off the heat.

Within five minutes, both the pot and the heatproof cup should feel toasty (about 115 degrees if you have a glass candy thermometer) but not hot. Slowly pour the lye solution into the fats, stirring steadily. The mixture will lighten and start to thicken. Looking for trace. Stir diligently for 15 minutes, or until the soap traces. Trace occurs when a bit of raw soap, dribbled from the spatula across the surface, leaves "traces" for a few seconds before sinking back in. If you don't get trace after 15 minutes, take a 10-minute break. Stir another 15 minutes. Repeat. Your soap should eventually trace. (If it doesn't, recheck your measurements. You may have to start over.) At trace, stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons scent and pour the soap immediately into the mold. Insulate. Scrape the leftover soap in the pot onto a paper towel and toss it. Wash the utensils in hot water. The cure. Leave the soap undisturbed for 24 hours. It will heat up as it goes through its chemical reaction, then cool. When the soap is firm, cut into four to six bars and put them in a dry, wellventilated place, away from kids and pets. Vegetable-based soap needs at least two weeks to tie up loose ends, while soaps made with animal fat seem to take twice that long to lose their "bite." Be patient. Otherwise, you'll arouse unnecessary suspicion if you offer your creation with the words: "Here is your mild and moisturizing bar of homemade soap, but don't use it for two weeks, OK?"

Make your own Perfume


Essential oils Pure grain alcohol (Everclear, from a liquour store) Do not use wood alcohols which you buy in stores and pharmacies as they are poison to your body. Distilled Water Perfume is simple to make, the trick is to put the essential oils together creating a smell you like. Perfume is made up of base notes (the smell stays the longest on your skin), middle notes (smell stays second longest), and top notes (smell of oil evaporates first). Because the oils all evaporate at different rates the perfume may smell different as time goes on. Below are listed easily found essential oils divided into base, middle and top notes. There is some controversy on which oils belong in each group so this is only a starting place. Base notes-Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla. Ylang ylang Middle notes-Clove, Geranium, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Neroli Top notes-Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Lime. Bridge-vanilla, lavender (add a few drops to join base, middle and top notes together) To make your perfume, mix at least 25 drops total of essential oils divided evenly between base, middle and top notes. Start with the base notes, then middle, then top, smelling as you go. Add a few drops of the bridge oil. Add 2 1/2 ounces of alcohol, shake for a few minutes, then let it sit for 48 hours (or up to 6 weeks-the longer it sits, the stronger the smell). Add 2 tablespoons distilled water, stir, then pour through a coffee filter and put it in a bottle.

APHRODISIAC BATH BLEND CLARY SAGE YLANG-YLANG SANDALWOOD 3 DROPS 2 DROPS 5 DROPS

Add the above oils to 10mls (one tablespoon) of sweet almond oil or a cup of full fat milk. Add the blend to a full bath, swirl the water to disperse fully, lie back and absorb the heavenly scent.

MUSCLE EASE BATH BLEND ROSEMARY EUCALYPTUS MAY CHANG 3 DROPS 4 DROPS 3 DROPS

Add the above oils to 10mls (one tablespoon) of grapeseed or sweet almond. Add the blend to a full bath, swirl the water to disperse fully, lie back and relax. To maximise the therapeutic benefits of the oils, gently massage areas of tension whilst sitting in the bath.

PORE REFINING STEAM BLEND CHAMOMILE ROMAN GERANIUM GRAPEFRUIT refine the pores. 1 DROP 1 DROP 1 DROP

Add the above oils to a bowl of hot water, place a towel over the head and inhale to deep cleanse and

REJUVENATING STEAM BLEND ROSE ABSOLUTE GERANIUM MANDARIN cells. 1 DROP 1 DROP 2 DROPS

Add the above oils to a bowl of hot water, place a towel over the head and inhale to rejuvenate the skin

REHYDRATING DAY MOISTURISER BLEND PATCHOULI ROSE SANDALWOOD 2 DROPS 1 DROP 1 DROP

Add the above oils to 20mls (two tablespoons) of jojoba and mix thoroughly. Apply to the skin daily for long lasting moisture and skin comfort.

NOURISHING NIGHT MOISTURISER BLEND ROSEWOOD-TOMAR 2 DROPS

FRANKINCENSE ORANGE BLOSSSOM (NEROLI) GERANIUM

1 DROP 1 DROP 1 DROP

Add the above oils to 20mls (two tablespoons) of peach kernel and mix thoroughly. Apply to clean skin nightly to promote a fresher, more youthful appearance.

BALANCING STEAM BLEND JUNIPER GERANIUM LAVENDER and purify. 2 DROPS 1 DROP 2 DROPS

Add the above oils to a bowl of hot water, place a towel over the head and inhale to unblock the pores

REGULATING DAY MOISTURISER BLEND YLANG-YLANG ROSEWOOD-TOMAR LEMON 1 DROP 2 DROPS 1 DROP

Add the above oils to 20mls (two tablespoons) of sweet almond and mix thoroughly. Apply to the skin daily to regulate sebum production.

NOURISHING NIGHT MOISTURISER BLEND BERGAMOT CHAMOMILE ROMAN SANDALWOOD 1 DROP 1 DROP 2 DROPS

Add the above oils to 20mls (two tablespoons) of jojoba and mix thoroughly. Apply to clean skin nightly to re-balance and smooth.

HEAVENLY BODY MASSAGE BLEND LAVENDER MANDARIN FRANKINCENSE 4 DROPS 3 DROPS 3 DROPS

Add the above oils to 20mls (two tablespoons) of grapeseed oil and mix thoroughly. Massage into the skin to release tension and the stresses of the day.

Aromatherapy Recipes Helping with Depression The below recipes can help enhance memory recollections, memory retention, and help concentrate. Aromatherapy Recipe #1 1 drop Rose essential oil

3 drops Sandalwood essential oil 1 drop Orange essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #2 3 drops Bergamot essential oil 2 drops Clary Sage essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #3 1 drop Lavender essential oil 1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil 3 drops Grapefruit essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #4 2 drops Frankincenseessential oil 1 drop Lemon essential oil 2 drops Jasmine or Neroli essential oil Directions for use Select one of the recipes above. Mix all the ingredients together in a dark bottle, shake well. Now use any of the ways mentioned below: Diffuser Recipe: Use appropriate number of drops from your recipe in your diffuser by following the manufacturers guidelines. Bath Oil: Add about 15 drops of your chosen recipe in your bath oil. Mix well and use normally. Massage Oil: Take 8 drops of your recipe and mix it with 20ml of carrier oil of your choice. Your massage oil is ready for use. Air Freshener: Fill a spray bottle with either 1.5 ounces of distilled water and 1.5 ounces of alcohol or 3 ounces of distilled water. Then, add 30-40 drops of your chosen recipe. The aroma can change after the air freshener has had time to sit. Shake the bottle once prior to each use. Spray lightly in the room. Be careful not to allow the air freshener mist to fall on your furniture, food, beverages, etc. Anger Manager Aromatherapy Recipes Aromatherapy Recipe #1 1 drop Rose essential oil 3 drops Orange essential oil 1 drop Vetiver essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #2 3 drops Bergamot essential oil 1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil 1 drop Jasmine essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #3 1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil 2 drops Bergamot essential oil 2 drops Orange essential oil

Aromatherapy Recipe #4 3 drops Orange essential oil 2 drops Patchouli essential oil Directions for use Select one of the recipes above. Mix all the ingredients together in a dark bottle, shake well. Now use any of the ways mentioned below: Diffuser Recipe: Use appropriate number of drops from your recipe in your diffuser by following the manufacturers guidelines. Bath Oil: Add about 15 drops of your chosen recipe in your bath oil. Mix well and use normally. Massage Oil: Take 8 drops of your recipe and mix it with 20ml of carrier oil of your choice. Your massage oil is ready for use. Air Freshener: Fill a spray bottle with either 1.5 ounces of distilled water and 1.5 ounces of alcohol or 3 ounces of distilled water. Then, add 30-40 drops of your chosen recipe. The aroma can change after the air freshener has had time to sit. Shake the bottle once prior to each use. Spray lightly in the room. Be careful not to allow the air freshener mist to fall on your furniture, food, beverages, etc. Calming and Relaxing Aromatherapy Recipe Aromatherapy Recipe 1 ounce (30ml) Sweet Almond carrier oil 10 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil 5 drops Lavender essential oil Directions for use Mix essential oils well in a dark glass bottle. Massage gently. A foot massage with this relaxing oil is also delightful. Roman Chamomile has a strong sedative effect, so do not concentrate or drive after using this blend. If you like to make a diffuser blend, make a blend with a ratio of 2 drops Roman Chamomile to 1 drop Lavender and add to your diffuser. Aromatherapy Recipes to Enhance Memory and Concentration The below recipes can help enhance memory recollections, memory retention, and help concentrate. Aromatherapy Recipe #1 3 drops Rosemary essential oil 2 drops Lemon essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #2 4 drops Cypress essential oil 1 drops Peppermint essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #3 1 drop Basil essential oil 2 drops Rosemary essential oil

2 drops Cypress essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #4 3 drops Lemon essential oil 2 drops Hyssop essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #5 2 drops Peppermint essential oil 3 drops Lemon essential oil Directions for use Select one of the recipes above. Mix all the ingredients together in a dark bottle, shake well. Now use any of the ways mentioned below: Diffuser Recipe: Use appropriate number of drops from your recipe in your diffuser by following the manufacturers guidelines. Bath Oil: Add about 15 drops of your chosen recipe in your bath oil. Mix well and use normally. Massage Oil: Take 8 drops of your recipe and mix it with 20ml of carrier oil of your choice. Your massage oil is ready for use. Air Freshener: Fill a spray bottle with either 1.5 ounces of distilled water and 1.5 ounces of alcohol or 3 ounces of distilled water. Then, add 30-40 drops of your chosen recipe. The aroma can change after the air freshener has had time to sit. Shake the bottle once prior to each use. Spray lightly in the room. Be careful not to allow the air freshener mist to fall on your furniture, food, beverages, etc. Aromatherapy Recipes to Aid with Panic and Panic Attacks Aromatherapy Recipe #1 2 drops Helichrysum essential oil 3 drops Frankincense essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #2 1 drop Rose essential oil 4 drops Lavender essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #3 1 drop Neroli essential oil 4 drops Lavender essential oil Aromatherapy Recipe #4 1 drops Rose essential oil 4 drops Frankincense essential oil Directions for use Select one of the recipes above. Mix all the ingredients together in a dark bottle, shake well. Now use any of the ways mentioned below: Diffuser Recipe: Use appropriate number of drops from your recipe in your diffuser by following the manufacturers guidelines.

Bath Oil: Add about 15 drops of your chosen recipe in your bath oil. Mix well and use normally. Massage Oil: Take 8 drops of your recipe and mix it with 20ml of carrier oil of your choice. Your massage oil is ready for use. Air Freshener: Fill a spray bottle with either 1.5 ounces of distilled water and 1.5 ounces of alcohol or 3 ounces of distilled water. Then, add 30-40 drops of your chosen recipe. The aroma can change after the air freshener has had time to sit. Shake the bottle once prior to each use. Spray lightly in the room. Be careful not to allow the air freshener mist to fall on your furniture, food, beverages, etc. Aftershave Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup vodka 2 tsp dried yarrow 1 tbsp. dried lavender 1 tbsp sage leaves 1 dried bay leaf 1 tsp. whole cloves Instructions: Mix everything together in a glass jar and store in a dark dry spot for 2-3 weeks. Strain and rebottle. Splash on! Anti-Anxiety Aromatherapy Recipes Of course not all of us are experts in the use of aromatherapy and don't happen to know any infusions. If you'd like to give aromatherapy a go for alleviating your own stress or that of a loved one, then follow one of the recipes below: Recipe 1 3 drops of clary sage oil, 1 drop of lemon oil and 1 drop of lavender oil. Recipe 2 2 drops of roman chamomile oil, 2 drops of lavender oil and 1 drop of vetiver oil. Recipe 3 3 drops of bergamot oil, 1 drop of geranium Eoil and 1 drop of frankincense oil. You can then multiply the amounts maintaining the same ratio in order to create more or less. Now to use the recipe you will want to make something of it so that you can enjoy using it. To spray it in the air, simply take 30 drop sand add 1.5 ounces of distilled water with 1.5 ounces of alcohol and then spray out of a spray bottle.

Alternatively, if you wish to use your anti-anxiety aromatherapy recipes as a bath oil then add 15 drops to 2 ounces of carrier oil and mix before placing in the bath and mixing well, make a hot temperature and you will be able to lie back and relax and enjoy the smells. Alternatively try dipping a warm flannel in and then wrapping it around your face to surround yourself with the smell and the relaxing heat. Alternatively you can take the same recipe and use it as a massage oil to help relax the muscles at the same time as creating the relaxing smell. Lastly one very popular option is to mix with bee's wax in order to create a candle. You will need to first melt the wax as instructed and then mix it with your drops (around 15-20) before leaving it to harden in a candle jar and adding a wick. You will then be able to release the smell by burning the candle. Enjoying the Aromatherapy To get the most from the aromatherapy you need to of course create an environment that is conducive to relaxing and stress-busting. To do this make sure that you have a quiet and dark room, light some candles and listen to some calming meditation music. Now make sure to forget all of your troubles that have been bugging you through the day set yourself 30 minutes to an hour and make a pact not to let anything bother you until you have finished relaxing. When you return you will be energized and better able to take on challenges. Alternatively if you have a willing partner then you can ask them to use the massage oil recipe in order to massage your back, shoulders and neck. You can still use lighting and candles, and the added muscular manipulation will help to ease the tension out of these areas and prevent knots and headaches. Many people also choose to use aromatherapy to help them relax into a deep sleep and particularly lavender blends. Make sure that you are cautious if you decide to use candles while drifting off to sleep. Best Lymph Massage Oil Helps to elimination cellulite and promotes smoother, younger looking skin. Grapefruit Lemon Geranium Rosemary Cypress Lavender Perfume Recipe: Combine These Aromatherapy Oils 1 drop Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) essential oil 1 drop Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) essential oil 2 drops Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) essential oil 2 drops Lavender (Lavandula augustifolia) essential oil 2 drops Vanilla (Vanilla planafolia) CO2 extract 3 drops German Chamomile (Matricaria recutica) 1/4 ounce Jojoba oil

Use a small dark glass vial to store your perfume oil, and be sure to keep the lid on tight. You can also add a few drops of Vitamin E oil as an antioxidant to help preserve this oil-based perfume blend. Aromatherapy Recipes for Acne Combine These Aromatherapy Oils: 5 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil 7 drops Lavender (Lavandula augustifolia) essential oil 7 drops Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil 12 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil 1/4 ounce Jojoba oil Combine essential oils and jojoba oil in a small glass vial with an orifice reducer. Use a cotton swab or clean finger to apply a drop directly to acne blemish. Aromatherapy Aches and Pains blend 6 drops Lavender essential oil 4 drops Petitgrain essential oil 6 drops Eucalyptus essential oil 30ml Jojoba Oil Combine all oils into a 30ml bottle and shake well to blend. The anti-spasmodic and antiinflammatory properties of these essential oils may be helpful for sore and aching muscles after a strenuous hike or workout. This aromatherapy blend can also be added to the bath. Add 1 tablespoon to running water. Caution, the tub may be slippery. Cancer Morale Booster Aromatherapy Blend This pure essential oil blend was created for Miriam, a friend of Barb"s who was battling breast cancer. She used it dutifully in her bath, in a massage oil and through inhalation and she found that emotionally and physically it helped her get through her treatment. 2.5 ml Myrtle essential oil 2.5 ml Myrrh essential oil 2.5 ml Frankincense essential oil 2.5 ml Geranium essential oil This essential oil blend can be added to a carrier oil (in a 1% dilution), diffused directly into the air via a diffuser or used in the bath (no more than 5 drops per tub if you are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy treatment). Leg Cramps Aromatherapy Recipe Do you ever get woken in the night with a terrible leg cramps and spasm? Yikes, it"s a rude awakening! Taking calcium supplements is one way to prevent leg cramps, as is massaging your legs before bed with the following aromatherapy blend, courtesy of Valerie Ann Worwood, author of The Fragrant Pharmacy, a must-have book for anyone interested in the use of essential oils. In 30mls of vegetable carrier oil (such as sweet almond, jojoba, coconut) add the following: 10 drops Rosemary essential oil 5 drops Lavender essential oil

10 drops Marjoram essential oil Valerie"s advice is to "massage the whole leg in an upwards direction and lastly, massage the feet." Perk up & Detox Blend Using essential oils to perk up and detoxify 5 drops Peppermint essential oil 5 drops Rosemary essential oil 10 drops Grapefruit essential oil 10 drops Juniper essential oil Combine in a small dark glass bottle, mix well and use in a diffuser, bath or massage oil to help your body perk up and detoxify after a night of excessive indulgence. This is a great blend when you need to get up and head off to work the next day or if your responsibilities do not allow you to relax the following day. Aromatherapy and Love Romance is in the air! Literally it is in the air when you diffuse essential oils, more specifically romantic, aphrodisiac essential oils. According to some, Valentine"s Day is named for a priest, Valentine, who served in the 3rd century in Rome. Emperor Claudius ll decided that single men made better soldiers than married ones with families, so he banned marriage to all potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the ban, defied Claudius and continued to marry young lovers in secret. He was eventually discovered and Claudius ordered him put to death. It is unlikely that St. Valentine could have predicted that his acts of kindness would develop into one of the most celebrated days of the year, especially for chocolate, lingerie and card manufacturers. Essential Oil Gift for a Romantic Valentine"s Day Essential oils make a great valentine gift for either men or women. Paired with a romantic evening at home or away and you have the perfect combination for relaxation and love. Imagine the setting - a candle light dinner, a small bowl of hot water with five drops of your chosen essential oil in it creating a romantic atmosphere, appropriate background music who knows where it might lead. Rose Essential Oil and Rose Hydrosol Roses have been connected with romance for centuries, which is why Valentine"s Day is the florists" busiest day of the year. An early East Indian tradition at weddings was to throw rose petals over the couple and to cover the bed with fresh rose petals. It was believed that the rose petals would reduce anxiety and create a romantic atmosphere. Rose essential oil is known as a women"s oil. It has a powerful effect on the uterus - it is cleansing, regulating and tonic, and is valuable where there is a loss of uterine muscle tone. It is thought to aid conception and appears to increase the production of semen. Rose hydrosol is a pleasant alternative to rose essential oil. It has the same properties but is less concentrated and can be used safely on the skin. Romantic and Aphrodisiac Essential Oils Other aphrodisiac essential oils include:

Jasmine essential oil Neroli essential oil Ylang ylang essential oil Sandalwood essential oil There is another group of essential oils that are known to arouse sexual desire, particularly in men. This group includes: Black pepper essential oil Cedarwood essential oil Clary sage essential oil Patchouli essential oil Pine essential oil Vetivert essential oil Ways to use Essential Oils There are many ways to use essential oils to enhance Valentine"s Day. Use the essential oils on their own or blend them together to make a personalized fragrance. Add essential oils to an essential oil diffuser and plug it into the wall of the bedroom an hour before using. Try misting the sheets or the body with rose hydrosol. This Valentine"s Day, introduce essential oils and aromatherapy into the bedroom and romance the night away with the benefits and aroma of essential oils. His-or-Hers Aromatherapy Aphrodisiac Blend Essential oil recipe for an aphrodisiac blend Return to Romance. His-or-Hers Aphrodisiac Blend 6 drops Jasmine essential oil 6 drops Rose essential oil 10 drops Sandalwood essential oil 3 drops Nutmeg essential oil Combine all oils in a 60ml plastic massage bottle. Swirl oils to combine and add 60mls of your favourite carrier oil. This makes a lovely floral scented massage oil. In-the-Moment Aromatherapy Blend Essential oil recipe for romantic moments Return to Romance. 2 drops Lime essential oil 2 drops Frankincense essential oil 3 drops Coriander essential oil (Coriandrum sativum) 2 drops Rose essential oil Combine all oils in a 30ml plastic massage bottle, swirl to combine and fill with your favourite carrier oil. Balding Aromatherapy Treatment Essential oil treatment to reduce symptoms of balding Return to Skin & Hair Care. In her aromatherapy book, The Fragrant Pharmacy (out of print in Canada), Valerie Ann Worwood provides an aromatherapy treatment for premature balding. This essential oil blend may help

prevent hair from falling out, and strengthen and possibly even make thicker the hair you still have. Some individuals have even noticed a downy return of hair that had once vanished altogether. The Premature Balding Aromatherapy Blend 3 drops Rosemary essential oil 4 drops Geranium essential oil 5 drops Lavender essential oil 4 drops Cypress essential oil 2 drops Cinnamon essential oil 2 drops Juniper essential oil Each day take 1 drop of the essential blend and mix it with 1/4 tsp water and rub it onto the head, starting with the bald area first. Don"t rub too hard. It is best if this aromatherapy blend is applied at night because that"s when the body is working to regenerate itself. Next morning, shampoo the essential oils out using an all-natural shampoo. Keep up the treatments!