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Aromatherapy Recipes

Aromatherapy Recipes

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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 the15 drop blend in the Bath Oil recipe.Ingredients:2 ounces carrier oil such as Jojoba20 drops Lavender Essential Oil or 15-20 drops of your own blend of essential oils (be sure theyare 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, addabout 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 oilsdon't evaporate before you get into the tub. Using this bath oil blend is safer than adding pure EOsdirectly to the bath water. This is because undiluted essential oils added to bathwater can settle inone 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 the20 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 grainsizes 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 stepor 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 safetydata for the oil(s) you choose to use.Optional: 1 tablespoon JoJoba, Fractionated Coconut Oil or other carrier oil for moisturizationDirections:Place the salt mixture into a bowl. If you have chosen to include the optional vegetable oil withinyour 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 losetheir 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 includingHawaiian Red Sea Salt and Black Sea Pink Salt are naturally colorful. Try mixing these salts withwith 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 beforeyou add the essential oils. When adding FD&C grade liquid dye, be sure to add only a drop at atime and stir well. When adding mica powder, only add a tiny amount (1/16-1/8 a teaspoon isusually 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 thatyou make sure that you are using skin-safe colorants and that the user of your bath salt blend doesnot 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 wellin 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 undissolvedchunky bath salts can be uncomfortable, so make sure the salts have dissolved well beforeentering.
Massage Oil:
Multiply your blend by 2 to obtain a total of 10 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the10 drop blend in the Massage Oil recipe.Ingredients:1 ounce carrier oil such as Sweet Almond Oil10-12 drops essential oils. Select oils that will compliment the goals of your massage and that arenot 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 JasmineSleep Inducing Blend: 10 drops Roman ChamomileSore Muscles Blend: 2 drops Ginger, 1 drops Black Pepper, 4 drops Peppermint, 5 dropsEucalyptus.Directions: Mix the oils well and store in an airtight, dark glass container. This recipe can bedoubled 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 assumesno liability for your use of this recipe. For more information, read the Aromatherapy Massagearticle.
Air Freshener:
Multiply your blend by 6 to obtain a total of 30 drops of your chosen blend. Continue by using the30 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 containedcleaning 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 thechosen 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 lime14 drops bergamot4 drops ylang ylang2 drops rose15 drops clary sage9 drops lemon6 drops lavender 20 drops rosemary8 drops grapefruit4 drops peppermint2 drops spearmint (optional)15 drops bergamot15 drops spearmintBe sure and take heed in the safety data for the oil(s) you choose to use since an air freshener, byits 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 ahousehold with someone who is sensitive to strong aromas. Shake the bottle prior to each use, andlet it sit for about a day before making a conclusion that the aroma is too weak; the aroma canchange after the air freshener has had time to sit. Mist lightly in the room. Be especially careful notto 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 nottrying to be misleading. Making lotion from scratch is a bit complex (but definitely worth theeffort), and I wanted to offer a recipe that beginners could enjoy making. So, we begin by workingwith an unscented lotion base and add essential oils. Very easy!

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