Aromatherapy Essential Oils Recipes

Hand Sanitizer with Thieves | Essential Oil Recipe

Thieves essential  oil digests bacteria that accumulates from everyday living to support a healthy immune function. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: N/A Yield: 2 oz. Special Equipment: 2 oz. squeeze bottle Hand Sanitizer with Thieves Essential Oil Ingredients : 3 tablespoons 100% aloe vera gel 1 tablespoon filtered water 1/8 teaspoons Vitamin E oil 5 drops Thieves essential oil Preparation Instructions for Hand Sanitizer with Thieves Essential Oil Recipe : Combine the aloe vera more »

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Lime Body Butter Recipe

Lime essential oil is beneficial for healthy skin and adds a light, tropical scent. Be aware that lime essential oil will make your skin more sensitive in the sun. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yield: 8 to 10 oz.   Lime Body Butter Ingredients : 1/2 cup shea butter 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup sweet almond oil, light olive oil, or avocado oil 10 to 20 drops lime essential oil   more »

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Lavender Lip Balm

Lavender oil has over 1000 uses and is known for its benefits to skin. Purification oil will boost your immune system and is great healing mouth sores. Both oils are nourishing for dry cracked lips and are very mild so they will not cause discomfort. Prep Time : 5 minutes Cook Time : 15 to 20 minutes  Yield : 6 tablespoons Special Equipment : lip balm tube or small jar, funnel   Lavender Lip Balm Ingredients more »

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Essential Oils for Increasing Brain Power

I swear by the fact that using specific essential oils in aromatherapy has sharpened my mental focus, allowing me to think much clearer, remember much better, and generally feel more alert. The best essential oils to help with mental acuity are rosemary, peppermint, and basil One of my morning routines is to smell peppermint to help me wake up. I find it works incredibly well to dismiss the cobwebby feeling I have early in the more »

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Essential Oils for First Aid

Another fantastic use for essential oils is to use them for first aid. Some are incredibly effective in reducing swelling and even helping with bruises. You can also use it to clean cuts and deal with any irritations of the skin. If you plan on cleaning cuts with essential oils, make certain to get a recommendation from your medical provider. Improper use could cause greater irritation. One of the best general first aid oils is more »

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Aromatherapy & mental fatigue

Several oils are mentally stimulating, but I have not found one which surpasses basil oil. A drop or two of basil on a source of heat such as a bowl of hot water, or specially designed fragrancer is, for me, as good as going for a walk along the sea front. Not only do I feel mentally alert, but refreshed also. I would recommend that office workers keep a bottle of basil in their desk more »

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Aromatherapy & Travel Sickness

When my children were younger travel sickness was something I tried hard to guard against, because vomit is one aroma which I am not partial to! My eldest daughter would often complain of feeling sick while travelling on motorways. If she had been eating I would give her peppermint oil to smell, as peppermint is renowned for its stomachic properties (calming the stomach).  Nervous tension is also a cause of travel sickness, and in this more »

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Aromatherapy and depression

But as depression is something that affects most of us at one time or another, the way in which it manifests itself will vary from one person to another. One friend of mine describes it as like ‘wandering through thick fog, not knowing in which direction I am walking, and not knowing when or if the fog will lift’. My friend describes depression as being like an invisible, suffocating weight which she has to carry, more »

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