Aromatherapy Oils

November 30, 2008 · Print This Article

There are simply hundreds of aromatherapy oils available in shops and through mail order, and many of those oils would help to generate positive emotional well-being and bring balance and peace into your life.

There is no need to go to a qualified aromatherapist to begin learning about creating recipes and lotions in your own home, although if you want to have the benefits of a professional massage and treatment, the experience will be both uplifting and positive. A little research will be sufficient initially and providing you treat your chosen oils with respect and read up on any contra-indications relating to specific oils, then using aromatherapy oils is a positive step which will lead to feeling contented, relaxed and enjoying the whole creative process.

First of all, think about the type of recipes you would like to create i.e. skin care? Facemasks? Hand crème? Massage oils? Read up on the volume of recipes that you can find in any good aromatherapy books or, by reading articles on the Internet. A word of caution however, until you have learned more about the properties of individual oils, it may be sensible to limit creating your own versions and use existing recipes.

Aromatherapy oils-massage

Warming Massage oil

8 Tablespoons Jojoba oil or sweet almond oil
20 drops of sandalwood essential oils
10 drops of frankincense essential oils
10 drops of ginger essential oils

This is very quick and easy to make, simply mix the oils together and place in a dark glass jar and keep until ready to use.

Aromatherapy oils -Soap

Uplift your Mood soap

4 fl oz liquid non-scented soap
20 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops of bergamot essential oil
10 drops of geranium essential oil

Mix the oils and soap together, stirring thoroughly. Store in a plastic soap dispenser and use when ready. Shake before use.

Aromatherapy oils-Bath

Meditation bath

1 tablespoon milk
4 drops of sandlewood essential oil
2 drops of rose essential oils
2 drops of frankincense essential oils

Add the oils to the water and then stir into the water to distribute the liquid.

Aromatherapy oils should never be used directly onto the skin-except for tea tree oil and lavender oil, always dilute them in a good carrier oil such as sweet almond, grape oil or jojoba oil. Once mixed they will last for up to three years providing they are kept in a dark glass jar away from artificial or natural sunlight.

Citris essential oils will not last as long as the others so if you are using any, it may be worth while ensuring you use your mixed oil sooner rather than later.

There are no need to purchase expensive face creams or bath lotions, it is possible to make wonderful natural products with a wide range of health benefits using aromatherapy oils.

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