Stress Relieving Bath Oil:
There isn’t always time to book an Aromatherapy Massage, so here is something you can make easily at home.
Massage blend Ingredients:
125 ml of carrier oil (grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil is ideal)
12 drops Lavender
2 drops Cedarwood
25 drops Sandalwood
10 drops Bergamot
10 drops Geranium
20 drops Frankincense
Blend the oils well together and store in an airtight dark coloured glass container. Keep in a cool dark place. Run a warm bath, not too hot or the oil will just evaporate too quickly. Once the bath is run add 1 tablespoon of the ready mixed oil making sure to shake well before adding to the bath. Swish the oil around in the bath water well with your hand before getting in.
Make sure that the doors and windows in the bathroom are closed so that you get full benefit from the aroma. Enjoy!
You can purchase your oils from my Neals Yard Organics online shop by following this link.
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog. I would love to hear if you tried these recipes out.
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Aromatherapy Recipes for Insomnia
Wouldn’t it be nice to sleep like this baby? There are times when we just can’t sleep for whatever reason. I have put together a few essential oil recipes for when insomnia strikes.
Run a warm bath – not too hot because then the oils will evaporate too quickly. When the bath is ready, add the oils above and swish round with your hand before getting in and relaxing before bedtime.
If you have someone to give you a massage that’s great, but if not then simply make up this mix and rub it into your arms and chest so that you get the benefit of the aroma as you drift off to sleep.
Cotton Wool Ball:
Put the oils into a dark coloured glass bottle and shake well. Add a couple of drops to your cotton wool ball or tissue. Place the tissue or cotton wool ball inside your pillow slip or near to your pillow when you go to bed.
You might wonder why not just drop the oils onto your pillow slip, but you wouldn’t want the risk of getting the neat essential oils in your eyes or directly onto your face so always drop them onto a cotton wool ball or a tissue. Keep off polished surfaces as it could take off the sheen.
A note of caution, do not use too many drops of essential oil with the mistaken idea that this will enhance the sedative qualities – in fact too much of an essential oil can have the opposite effect. Avoid oils such as rosemary, grapefruit and peppermint as these will keep you wide awake. Always take care with essential oils, although they are a natural product, they are also very potent.
Read more about insomnia here.
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