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ALLERGY RECIPE

What causes allergies and how to cure them. It interferes with sleep, concentration, socializing, and causes watery eyes, itchy skin, and general irritability. This can be very upsetting for all.

Thankfully there are essential oils that may help alleviate these symptoms, such as Goldenrod. This wild-crafted essential oil is of very high quality, and contains many useful properties. Goldenrod has been around for centuries, and was originally thought of as a weed due to its playful nature.
Although it has been around for so long, it has only recently been tested to see what properties it contains. These properties turned out to be amazing. Goldenrod is an anti-inflammatory, expectorant oil. It is said to help with allergy symptoms and other respiratory issues by helping ease congestion and stop your nose from running.

We have created a blend to use in the diffuser that may help relieve your allergy symptoms:

  • Goldenrod essential oil                30 drops (1ml)
  • Bergamot FCF essential oil         15 drops (1/2ml)
  • Grapefruit essential oil                15 drops (1/2ml)

Then add the 60 drops (2mls) into a small bottle, and shake well before use. Fill your diffuser with water and add in 3-5 drops of this blend.

 

STRESS RELIEF AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

Everyone appreciates the soothing and invigorating effects of a good massage. Add it to the benefit of therapeutic grade essential oils and you’ll understand why many professional massage therapists use essential oils for added benefit to their clients.

If you’re planning to give a full body massage at home, lay down a blanket covered by a towel on the floor. For a back and shoulder massage have the person sit backward on a chair, resting their head and folded arms on the back of the chair. Here’s a basic recipe to get you started:

  • Sweet Almond                30 mls of carrier oil
  • Bergamot                       10 drops
  • Geranium                       10 drops
  • Chamomile roman            5 drops
  • Lavender                          5 drops

 

LYMPH SUPPORT BLEND

Lymph system filter out organisms that cause disease, produces certain white blood cells and generates antibodies. These essential oils are said to help support the lymph system!

Fennel               2ml

Geranium           1ml

Juniper              1ml

Rosemary          1ml

Combine all oils into a 5 ml bottle seal tightly then invert many times to thoroughly blend. The blend can be used in a diffuser, or mixed into an invigorating salt scrub for the shower. Due to the presence of Rosemary, which is known as a stimulant, this blend is best used during the day and not before bed.

 

SLEEPRIGHT BLEND

  • Ginger                      1ml
  • Lavender                  5 ml
  • Chamomile roman   5ml
  • Vetivert                     1ml
  • Mandarin                  1ml

Mix the oils into a 5 ml bottle and have it sit close to your bed. 5-6 drops may be added to your pre-bedtime bath; you could place a drop or two onto a cotton ball and tuck this into your pillow, diffuse on your night stand or blend into a massage oil to help you drift off to sleep.

 

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 (eg. sweet almond, jojoba, coconut) add the following:

  • Rosemary 10 drops
  • Lavender 5 drops
  • Marjoram 10 drops

Massage the whole leg in an upwards direction and lastly, massage the feet.”

 

IMMUNE SYSTEM STIMULANT

Put 30ml of carrier oil ( eg. Sweet Almond, Emu, grapeseed or Evening Primrose) into a small container. The add to it 5 drops of Orange, 5 drops of, and 5 drops of Lavender. Massage into the skin, feet and legs. Add 3 drops of the mixture (without carrier oil) to a diffuser and diffuse throughout your home. Adult dosage, double the amount of each essential oil to 10 drops.

 

HYDROSOL BLENDS

Headaches: Mix 50mls of Peppermint hydrosol, and 50mls of Roman Chamomile hydrosol then add to 100mls of water and use as a cold compress.

Burns: Apply Lavender oil directly onto a burn and place a cotton soaked in Lavender hydrosol on top.

Skin Toner: Add 100mls o fWitch Hazel to a large handful of fresh, finely chopped sage. Infuse in a warm place for 3 hours then strain into a sterilized bottle.

Hair Rinse: After washing your hair pour Rosemary over your hair as a final rinse.

 

FIRST AID

Bee stings: Apply a cold compress of Chamomile oil as long as possible and apply 1 drop of Chamomile oil neat three times a day for two days.

Wasp stings: Wasp stings are alkaline so treat with cider or wine vinegar (1 tsp) and add 2 drops each of Lavender oil and Chamomile oil. Mix up well and apply to the area three times a day.

Spiders: In a teaspoon of alcohol dilute 3 drops of Lavender oil with 2 drops of Chamomile oil. Blend well and apply to the area three times.

Plant Irritations: After encountering a stinging plant, immediately apply one drop of Lavender oil or Eucalyptus oil neat over the area and wash with cold water as soon as possible. After patting dry carefully apply another drop of Lavender oil.

Cuts and Wounds: In a small basin of warm water add 5 drops of Lavender with 2 drops of Tea Tree oil. Mix well with your hand (to blend the oils into the water) and rinse the wound carefully. Pat dry and then put 3 drops of Lavender oil on a piece of gauze and place it over the cut. Change twice throughout the day and on the third day expose the wound to air if possible.

Disinfectant Wash: Lavender oil (10 drops), Thyme oil (20 drops) with Eucalyptus oil (10 drops). Blend together and keep to use in the same manner as the wash for cuts and wounds (use 5-7 drops of blend). Follow with application of Lavender oil.

 

AROMATHERAPY FOR AFTER SUN CARE

AFTER SUN CARE

  • Chamomile                4 drops
  • Geranium                   3 drops
  • Peppermint                1 drop

Then add to 10 mls of Coconut carrier oil and rub on skin.

 

SUN BURN

Have a cool bath with 10 drops of Lavender oil in it. Then make up a cream with:

  • Aloe Vera Liquid     10mls
  • Chamomile             4 drops
  • Lavender                5 drops

 

BRUISES

Put the following mixture into a 30ml spray bottle:

  • Lavender oil              15 drops
  • Chamomile oil           3 drops
  • Geranium oil             9 drops
  • with 30ml Hazel carrier oil

 

HEAT EXHAUSTION

Drink lots of water! Then run a cool bath add:

  • Eucalyptus oil            4 drops
  • Lavender oil              4 drops

If you are unable to get into a bath, place ice cubes under the arms and bathe the back of the neck and temples with a wet cloth and the essential oils added to it.

 

AROMATHERAPY FOR ACHES & PAINS BLEND

  • Lavender oil          6 drops
  • Petitgrain oil         4 drops
  • Eucalyptus oil       6 drops
  • with 30ml Jojoba carrier oil.

Combine all oils into a 30 ml Bottle. Shake well to blend. The anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory 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.

 

MELLOW MOMENTS ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND

  • Nutmeg oil              7 drops
  • Mandarin oil           15 drops
  • Geranium oil           3 drops
  • Cardamom oil         5 drops

Blend is a great one to use when creating relaxing gifts of bath and body products for loved ones. To make bath salts, add 15 drops to 3 cups of Epsom salts mix well and store in a well-sealed glass container. To make a massage oil, blend 14-16 drops of this blend into 30ml of a carrier oil, seal tightly.

*This is educational information and any opinions expressed here-in do not replace professional medical advice. If you are ill, see a suitably qualified medical practitioner.*

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