essential oil recipes – Essential Oils Diffuser Mon, 21 Mar 2016 02:55:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Best Aromatherapy Massage Oil Improve Effectiveness and Pleasure from Your Massage Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:30:49 +0000 There are many types of massage; those will be discussed in one of our next posts. But no matter what type of massage you enjoy and no matter who provides the massage, you can incorporate the benefits of essential oils into your massage by creating your own massage oil. This will increase both effectiveness and pleasure gained from your massage experience.
It is simple and easy to create your own massage oils. Aromatherapy basics is an easy matter of choosing the carrier oil you like and adding an essential oil or a combination of oils to the carrier in safe quantities. Sweet almond oil is the best choice unless you and / or your masseuse have a nut allergy. Cold pressed coconut oil, grape seed oil and jojoba oil are all good choices if you can’t use almond oil. In a pinch, olive oil will do but it tends to be a bitch sticky, stains sheets and towel and is overall just not as good as the other carrier oils.
Before you begin, locate a glass container, one that is blue or brown or amber because sunlight breaks down essential oil after long term exposure. These containers can easily be located online or at your local health food store.  Of course, if you are only making enough essential oil massage oil for the single massage you are about to enjoy, there is no need to worry about the color of glass in which it is stored. The average massage requires 1 to 2 ounces of massage oil; but why not makes enough to last a while since you are mixing?

Most Popular Massage Oil Blends

Here are a three of the most popular recipes for incorporating aromatherapy essential oils into your massage session. Of course, you can make up your own recipes based on knowledge of the properties of essential oilsessential oils. More recipes will be available in posts in the near future.
Massage Oil for Calmness and Stress Removal

1 ounces of carrier oil
20 drops Sweet Orange
16 drops Neroli

Cap bottle and roll gentle between hands, using a back and forth motion for 45 seconds to one minute to mix oils well. Store the unused portion of you massage oil in a cool, dry and dark location.  Sufficient for four to six massages. Keeps for years and many people say it actually improves with age. Label bottle and date so you can later identify the mixture and when it was created.

Massage Oil to Prevent Muscle Soreness after Exercise

1 ounce carrier oil
10 drops Allspice
7 drops Cinnamon
8 drop Chamomile
Cap and blend by rolling between hands. Store any unused portions in cool dark location.

Massage Oil to Promote Alertness

1 ounce carrier oil
12 drops Ginger
8 drops Juniper Berry
10 drop Grapefruit
Place all ingredients in glass bottle, mix well. After use, store any leftovers oil in cool, dark location.aromatherapy essential oils

Enjoying Your Essential Oil Recipes

Try these beginner recipes for massage and you’ll probably be hooked on creating your own massage oils. These are much less expensive than those purchased in a store and often contain the same ingredients. Enjoy your massage  and the personal satisfaction of knowing you created your very own massage oils.

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Essential Oil Cleaning Recipes Tips For Spring Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:01:42 +0000 Spring cleaning is a ritual most people enjoy to bring the freshness of springtime into their homes. While these essential oil recipes are great for everyday cleaning, they will bring the wonderful clean scents of spring into your home while killing germs, deterring pests and cleaning every bit as effectively as high-priced chemical cleaning supplies. While all cleaning products, natural or chemical, should be kept away from children and pets, natural oils cleaning is better for Mother Nature and you and your family’s health. These essential oil recipes also save  money compared to those store-bought cleaning products and natural recipes often work better than the dangerous chemical supplies.

How To Clean With Essential Oils

When creating essential oil cleaning recipes, you’ll need to have clean, never-before-used plastic spray bottles. You’ll want to label each bottle clearly with the natural essential oils and other ingredients as well as its intended purpose essential oilsand the date you created the cleaning blend. Then store any unused portions in a cool dark place to protect the natural  oils so that left-overs can be used during upcoming house cleaning tasks.
All-Purpose Disinfectant Spray
In spray bottle, mix:
1-1/2 cups water
20-25 drops of Thieves essential oil
5-10 drops lemon essential oil
Spray liberally on surface to be cleaned and wipe dry with soft clean cloth. Store the unused portion in a cool dark area.
Use this recipe to take care of all the cleaning jobs where you want to be sure you kill all the germs such as bathroom, kitchen, in fact every room in the house can benefit.
Effective Soft Scrubbing Blend
¾ cup finely crushed washed egg shells (about 2-3 dozen)
¾ cup baking soda
10 drops lemon essential oil
10 drops Thieves essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oils
Mix ingredients into a paste and apply to surface to be cleaned. Great for removing soap scum from shower and bath tub. Apply scrub to surface and scrub until clean. This recipe will not scratch your finest bathroom and kitchen fixtures or counter tops.
Natural Oven Cleaner
16 ounces (1 box) baking soda
White vinegar to create a spreadable paste
8 drops any citrus essential oil
Mix ingredients. Remove any loose burned debris from oven and then preheat oven to about 200F degrees (warm but not hot). Spread oven cleaner paste on all dirty areas and allow the paste to remain for 15 minutesessential oil recipies. Remove paste with sponge or soft cloth. Reapply to problem areas.
Insect and Spider Deterrent
1 cup water
15 drops peppermint essential oil
6 drops Thieves essential oil
6 drops lemon or your favorite citrus essential oil
Mix ingredients in spray bottle. Spray effected areas liberally and do not wipe spray away. Reapply as needed or every month or two to maintain a pest-free home.

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Five Essential Oil Recipes that Relieve Everyday Stress Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:22:47 +0000 Essential oil recipes can be created safely at home provided you understand a few facts. First of all, when mixing essential oils recipes you should never be put directly on the skin at full strength; they are simply too concentrated for such use. Secondly, you need to choose a carrier oil if you do wish to apply to the skin. Oil fumes can safely be inhaled from the bottle. Today, perhaps the most popular method of benefiting from is by use of an essential oil diffuser like the Aromasent. Whatever method you choose to distribute the oil to your body is up to you.

If you wish use an essential oil diffuser, you’ll use tap or distilled water (refer to your product’s instructions to be such which is right) instead of any carrier oil. Just blend the oils together, using the given proportions and store in dark glass. To create a safe cream or rub, choose a carrier oil from this list:

Essential Oil Combinations Recipes

Almond Oil: Very easily absorbed but shouldn’t be used by anyone allergic to nuts
Avocado Oil: Full of Vitamin A and great for dry skin and signs of aging
Soya Oil: Rich in Vitamin E
Wheat Germ Oil: Tones and firms skin, great for scar reduction and high in A, B, C and E but has a strong smell
Olive Oil: Only use in a pinch because the strong odor can compete with essential oil
Here are a few recipes to help you deal with daily stress of normal life and even deal with periods of more intense stress:essential oils
Mixture 1 for Everyday Stress:
30 ml of your chosen carrier oil
4 drops Clary sage oil (great for blood pressure)
3 drops Ylang Ylang oil (regulates heart rate and breathing)
3 drops lavender (general calming properties)
Mixture 2 Relaxing Blend:
1 ounce carrier oil
3 drops each lavender, tangerine and marjoram oils
1 drop Chamomile oil
Mixture 3 Diffuser Recipe for Stress and Mental Clarity:
I’ve never blended this one with carrier oil, but it’s great for the office in a diffuser.
3 drops lemon oil
2 drops rosemary oil
1 drop basil oil
2 drops lavender oil
Mixture 4 Stress Relieving Foot Rub:
If you work on your feet all day, there’s nothing better than stress relieving foot oil massage.massage oils
4 ounces carrier oil
3 ounces mint tea
21 drops lavender oil
10 drops peppermint oil
5 drops spearmint essential oil
Apply liberally to feet, arms or legs and massage in well.
Mixture 5 for Stress Relief Using a Diffuser:
3 drops Bergamot essential oil
1 drop Frankincense oil
1 drop lavender essential oil

Bonus Essential Oil Tip:

You may notice that almost all these essential oil wellness recipes contain lavender essential oil. It is considered the universal essential oil for stress reduction, relaxation and improving sleep. I use 3 drops of lavender oil by itself in my Aromasent essential oil diffuser each night for sleeping to awake refreshed.

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