essential oils – Essential Oils Diffuser Mon, 21 Mar 2016 02:55:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Clean Your Yoga Mat the Natural, Inexpensive DIY Way Mon, 21 Mar 2016 02:55:44 +0000 Your yoga mat needs to be cleaned and sanitized to remove germs, bacteria, fungi and odors that occur when you perspire as well as simply when you place your mat on the floor of the yoga studio, gym or even your home. You can get ringworm which is a species of fungus found on frequently-used and well-worn surfaces. As you use your yoga mat you will easily see why the mat could be a good place for this fungus to live. Mats can quickly become smelly from bacteria that find perspiration soaked into the mat a great home. Plus, your mat can get that sticky feel that you won’t enjoy.

Some gyms and yoga studios offer yoga mats for clients to use. While cleansing and sterilization is done after each session, you don’t know how thoroughly this process is performed or what chemicals may be used. By purchasing and caring for your own yoga mat, which will last for a very long time making it a good investment, you know how it is cleaned and with what products. Instead of buying an expensive store marketed mat spray, you can use the same essential oils you probably already have on hand for your Aromasent Essential Oil Mist Diffuser to create a natural, safe cleaning mixture.

Reason essential oils are great to sanitize your yoga mat

Tea tree and My Thieves essential oils have incredible antiseptic properties. Citrus and lavender essential oils have properties that work against bacteria and fungi.
They contain no chemicals Essential oils smell good and inhaling the fumes has mental and physical healing and mood-changing properties
A few tips about using your own essential oil yoga mat spray:
Do not spray the mat in public areas because other people could be allergic and have a bad reaction to the essential oils you have chosen to use.
Keep the amount of water compared to the amount of essential oil in your mixture very high to prevent skin reactions you might have from getting too much essential oil on your skin.
Don’t share your yoga mat with anyone else due to the potential of their reaction to your essential oil mixture as well as their potential transferal of bacteria, fungi or viruses to your mat.
Between cleaning, wipe your mat clean with a damp cloth and let it dry before reuse.
When cleaning with an essential oil mixture, spray a light coating of fine mist solution over your mat and wipe it clean with a clean dry cloth such as a soft towel.
If you are a person who perspires heavily, consider the addition of a yoga towel. These towels are super-absorbent and are made to fit the full length and width of your yoga workout mats, plus they dry really quickly. Most can be machine washed or hand wash, either way you can add a few drops of your natural essential oil yoga mat spray solution to your wash water.
In no case should an essential oil solution be left on your yoga mat for a long duration because some plastics or other compounds can begin to melt or become sticky with long duration exposure to essential oils.
Your supply of yoga mat cleaning solution not being immediately used (like the next few days!) should be stored in dark brown or cobalt blue glass bottled in a cool area that does not get direct sunlight. Get a small colored glass bottle with a spray top that can be used to hold the supply of cleaning solution you will be immediately using.

Now here is a essential oils guide for the natural essential oil yoga mat cleaning solutions:

All-Around Good Cleaning Solution for Yoga Mat and Exercise Equipment:

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2 cups water (preferably distilled)
1/4 cup alcohol-free Witch Hazel
1/4 cup white vinegar (not if you don’t have Witch Hazel, you can use ½ cup vinegar)
15 drops Tea Tree essential oil
15 drops Melaleuca essential oil
10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
10 – 20 drops of your choice of Lavender or Lemongrass oil

Mix all ingredients except the last essential oil listed above in a bottle. Add the last essential oil to your desired strength because it has mild antibacterial properties but also adds a nice scent to the mixture. Mix well. Use a clean funnel to place a small supply into your spray top bottle, Use the funnel to place the remaining cleaning solution into your longer-term storage bottles.

Shake well before each use. Keep all solution out of direct sunlight.

Relaxing Yoga Mat Spray

This mixture helps you relax and restore while cleaning your yoga equipment after a workout. It can also be used on your work desk or any other area you wish to feel relaxed yet restored. Adjust downward slightly the

amount of any essential oil that you may find overpowering.


Distilled water to fill your spray bottle ? full
Alcohol-free Witch Hazel to fill your bottle until it is nearly full, leaving space to add essential oils and shake mixture
Add 15 drops lavender oil
Add 10 drops My Thieves essential oil
Add 10 drops each of Jasmine and sandalwood essential oil

Shake mixture well. Store as described in the recipe above. Use to clean yoga mat. You can also spray a bit around you just before entering your yoga session to add to the relaxation and restoration effects during your session.

Essential Oil Yoga Mat Cleaning Solution Three

10 drops My Thieves or Tea Tree essential oil
10 drops orange essential oil
10 drops of your choice of grapefruit, lime or lemon essential oil
5  drops of your choice vetiver or palmarosa essential oil

Add a little distilled water to your bottle to add the oils to. Add all the above ingredients to dark colored glass spray bottle. Add enough distilled water to fill bottle, leaving only room to allow you to shake the bottle. If the mixture is too strong for your tastes, remove part of the mixture to another bottle and dilute with water until you find the right mixture for your tolerance.

An Essential Oil Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray to Use When Allergies or a Cold Hits

Use this formulation to clean your mat just before your yoga session because it will help open your nose and sinuses. If you’ve thoroughly cleaned your yoga mat after your last session, you can just use this one for a refresher cleaning and to help your symptoms during your session.

15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops Tea Tree oil
Distilled water

Add to your colored glass spray bottle a little distilled water, add the essential oil and fill the bottle with water until almost completely full. Shake and it is ready to use.

Smelly Mat Essential Oil

If you recall the rather bad song from the TV series Friends, Smelly Cat,  you’ll probably find it playing in your head right now. This spray is simple, easy and really gets out odors, while being naturally anti-microbial and anti-viral.


15 drops Tea Tree oil
5-10 drops Eucalyptus oil to personal preference
Alcohol-free Witch Hazel
Distilled water

Add a little water to your dark glass bottle until it is about 1/2 full. Add the Tea Tree oil. Fill with Witch Hazel until nearly full, leaving room to add the eucalyptus essential oil. Add 5 drops of the eucalyptus oil, cap and mixessential oils diffuser by shaking. Smell the formula and decide if you would like more eucalyptus oil; if so add a few drops, cap and shake, smell checking after each addition until you reach the strongest mixture that feels tolerable to you without burning your nose.

Wonderful Yoga Mat Cleaning Solution for Well-Maintained Mats

The opposite of the Smelly Mat recipe above, this solution is great for just a quick refresher cleaning for a nearly clean mat.


Distilled Water
10 drops jasmine essential oil
6-8 drops sandalwood essential oil
2-4 drops rose absolute oil (to taste or may be left out and replaced with a floral essential oil at 5-8 drops quantity)

Mix first three ingredients in a dark colored glass bottle. Cap and shake well. Add the rose absolute oil, starting with only 2 drops (if using a floral essential oil, start 5 drops).

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Essential Oils Men and Women Love to Wear for Saint Patrick Day Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:47:51 +0000 With St. Patrick’s Day coming up quickly, everyone is thinking about green clovers and the fresh scents of Ireland. Clovers, loamy soil, wetlands and stone cottages and leprechauns hiding pots of gold come to mind. So do parties with green beer. How about also making your home and yourself smell and feel Irish with a bit of aromatherapy (that can also be used year-round) and essential oils that can be incorporated into colognes, aftershave, creams and other personal care products you can make at home.

Celebrate Saint Patrick Day Using Essential Oils

If you are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party, consider making a batch of aftershave for men and skin cream or sachets for the ladies as party favors.There is a long tradition behind St.Paddy’s Day and here’s brief synopsis.

The Feast of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, honors the arrival of the Christian faith in Ireland in the 1700’s and the date of St. Patrick’s death. It has over time become a day that is celebrated by parades, festivalsessential oil diffuser and wearing of green as a symbol of the Irish shamrock. Most of the Irish also attended church services but the feast has evolved, at least in America, as a day to overindulge in alcoholic beverages such as beer tinted green with food coloring and a time to eat too much corn beef and cabbage.

Some cities such as Savannah, Georgia, actually dye the river green for the St. Pat’s holiday. Street parties abound and people have lots of fun wearing green paper party hats, green plastic beads and other similar garb. A tradition is that if caught not wearing green on the holiday, friends can provide pinches.

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s day by turning your Aromasent Essential Oil Diffuser to the light setting that glows continually green. Then choose one of the essential oils made from a green plant or herb to bring to mind the green theme. Some of these include basil essential oil to add a bright, energetic scent, lime for a green citrus refreshing aroma, or pine oil for a refreshing scent that fights those late winter colds. Either gender will enjoy these therapeutic grade essential oils choices



Essential Oils Guide For Blending

Another way to deliver essential oils following the green theme of St. Paddy’s day is to partially fill a clear plastic spray bottle with small green stones, fill with water or a carrier oil such as almond oil and add a few drops of essential oils of your choice. Shake to blend well and spray the mixture throughout the house. If you can locate small spray bottles these make great party favors.

You can also use the carrier oil / essential oil mixture to make air fresheners by cutting green felt into the shape of a four-leaf clover and spraying with the aroma mixture. Seal in small plastic bags to keep freshest until give to the men and women attending your party. Be sure to make extra for yourself. They are great tucked into drawers to freshen clothes.

Men love the masculine scent of woody essential oils. Locate small green glass bottles with caps to make great Saint Patrick’s Day party favors for men. Mix a carrier oil of your choice, jojoba oil works well, with pine,

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green tea oil, cedar or cypress to the desired strength. Blend and funnel into small bottles. Cap and place out of direct sunlight. Add a thin green ribbon with a paper clover attached if you wish.

Along the same lines, ladies would love a small green bottle of essential oil mixture created from the more feminine scents. Chamomile and lavender make an appealing blend while providing a calming effect. Frankincense and myrrh are especially pleasing.

Whatever essential oils you choose to set the mood for Saint Patrick’ Day or to use in making party favors, the aromas will add a special touch to the day. Enjoy the parties, whether you are the host, attend a friend’s party or join in a street party, have safe, healthy fun on this special Irish-themed day.

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Enhance Your Yoga Session with Essential Oil Mat Spray Recipes Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:24:28 +0000 You want to use essential oils for enhancing your yoga session and often placing a drop of oil on a cotton ball for placing in your clothing seems the only way to do this. But have you considered spraying your yoga mat with essential oils? You’ll get the benefits of aromatherapy but if the spray is mixed properly it should not bother anyone else in the yoga studio if you go to yoga sessions. Of course, if practice at home or in a small group, you can probably use a slightly stronger spray, but you never want to be so strong as to become overwhelming.

Adding Essential Oils To Your Yoga Session

You’ll need essential oils and a plastic spray bottle that you can purchase almost anywhere for only a couple of dollars.  A small bottle is better than a large one since you will make only a small mixture of the spray at a time. Choose the essential oils you love that provide energy. Here are a couple of recipes to try but you can create your own original recipe if you prefer. Give these a try to begin.
Energy Spray:
Fill your spray bottle with a cup of water. Add 10 or 12 drops each of grapefruit essential oil and sweet orange oil. Shake to mix the oils and water. Set the nozzle on mist rather than stream and lightly spray your entire yoga mat. You’ll find the extra energy you need as you breathe in the essential oils during your yoga session.
Restorative Spray:
Fill your bottle with water and add 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 to 10 drops of sandalwood and 5 to 10 drops of jasmine essential oil (experiment to find the perfect strength for you). Mix and spray your mat before your yoga session.
Breathing Spray:
Breathing is important in yoga and clearing sinuses helps breathing. Try mixing 10 to 15 drops of eucalyptus oils and 10 drops of peppermint oil to your bottle of water. Mix and spray. You’ll find breathing easier during

your poses

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Mat Sterilizing Spray
You don’t have to wash your yoga mat daily to keep it smelling fresh and clean as well as germ-free. Fill your water bottle and add 15 drops of tea tree essential oil and 10 drops each of eucalyptus essential oil and lavender essential oil. Some people like to add a few drops of witch hazel as well but some do not like the smell at all. Mix and spray your mat after a session and it will be fresh and clean for your next use. Do wash your mat out every week or so but in the meantime you can keep it fresh with essential oils.


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Healthy Essential Oil Aromatherapy Resolutions for the New Year Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:38:55 +0000 It’s that time of year again — time to make New Year  resolutions. This year choose ones that are healthy and can easily be accomplished and incorporated into your day to day life.

One great resolution is to get in better physical shape and that requires motivation. By using your Aromasent Essential Oil Diffuser and essential oils. To prevent procrastination and provide energy, choose essential oils like eucalyptus mixed with any of the spice oils and add a bit of one of the citrus oils. Enjoy an aromatherapy session before your workout, whether you workout at home, in a gym, in a class or with friends.

Aromatherapy New Year Resolutions

Add health and resistance to colds, flu and other illnesses with  My Thieves essential oil. This germicidal essential oil is fantastic is use in your essential oil diffuser before going into places where you are likely to


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encounter germs such as workplaces, grocery stores, entertainment venues, restaurants or any other place that people gather or come and go frequently. The My Thieves essential oil is one sure way to cut down and often eliminate winter’s illnesses and bugs that go around any time of the year.

If you have pets, your nose may become accustomed to the odors associated with pets, but your guests smell these odors on entering the house. Essential oils diffused into the air such as lemongrass, citrus, wood oils, rosemary and lavender in any blend that pleases you.

Get better sleep in the new year by placing an essential oil diffuser in the bedroom and diffusing lavender essential oil every night. You will go to sleep faster, stay more soundly asleep and wake up feeling more rested, ready to take on another busy day.

Clean naturally by using recipes for essential oil cleaners around your home. You can find great cleaning recipes on this blog, in the eBook that comes with your Aromasent Essential Oil Diffuser and on the internet. There’s no reason to buy expensive chemical cleaners when you can use essential oils and other common household items to do the task as well, more affordable and without harming the environment.

Incorporate Essential Oil Aromatherapy

You may have other resolutions you wish to make this year, perhaps financial ones, career related resolutions, social goals and others but incorporate one or more new year resolutionsessential oil aromatherapy resolution into your New Year’s Resolutions this year. These resolutions are easy to achieves, unlike many unrealistic resolutions often made that are doomed to failure. Instead, you can feel good about yourself while living better and more naturally with Aromasent Essential Oil Diffuser and a selection of quality essential oils.

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What You MUST Know to Use Essential Oil Safely Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:55:26 +0000 When using essential oils in a diffuser, other device or recipe, you MUST know a few important facts to be safe. The following facts will allow you to do just that.

Using Essential Oils Safety

Dilution: Never use undiluted essential oil directly on the skin. Because the oil is so strong it can produce burning or another negative reaction, up to and including potentially deadly allergic shock. Always dilute the oil in water for diffuser use, a carrier oil or cream such as Shea butter.
Known Allergies: If you have a known allergy, you WILL have an allergic reaction to the essential oil of that substance. No exceptions; and the reaction will most likely be much worse because of the condensed nature of Perfume laboratoryessential oils. A lot of the plant or food to which you are known to be allergic is required to make a single drop of oil so it only makes sense the allergic reaction would be worse.
Skin Test: Perform a safe skin test before using an essential oil you have not used before. To do this, wet a cotton ball and add one drop of oil. Massage the oil into the cotton ball and apply to skin in an inconspicuous spot that you can easily see. Wait 24 to 48 hours to ensure there is no negative reaction such a reddening, itching or appearance of a rash before using the oil.
Read Instructions on Devices: Be sure to completely read instructions included with any diffuser or other device before using. Some diffusers require purified water while others, like the Aromasent, can use plain tap water. Be aware of any precautions included in the instructions such as safe electric practices, what parts of the device should remain dry to ensure the life of your product.
Pricing: When purchasing essential oils, realize that paying more does not mean a better essential oil. Only a few companies in the world mass produce therapeutic quality essential oils because the process is expensiveessential oils and requires vast quantities of plant material. Therefore, the difference in price is largely due to packaging, profit, promotion and public relations. An unusually cheap essential oil, however, may have been diluted with some type of carrier oil or other non-essential product, so avoid any deal that seems too good to be true.

Essential Oil Safety

Storage: Essential oils will last for decades if stored properly. Proper storage means the container should be glass and either amber, brown or blue in color. The top should contain a restrictor so that one drop at a time can be extracted. If a dropper is used, the rubber on the dropper will deteriorate over time and must be replaced to ensure the integrity of the essential oil. Also, keep essential oils in cool, dark locations.
With these simple precautions, you can use essential oils safely and enjoy all the benefits of incorporating essential oils and diffusers in your health and pleasure regimes.


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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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Understanding How Aromatherapy Essential Oils Work ? Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:42:02 +0000 Do you wonder why aromatherapy essential oils works and has beneficial effects on mood and health? Many people don’t think this process through, but it is all based on human physiology. Let’s look at exactly how aromatherapy works on the human body and brain and investigate in easy to understand terms who this process works.

Recognizing Everyday Aromatherapy Scents

If you have ever had to use an emergency inhaler, smoked a cigarette or even enjoyed the scent of a pleasing dinner, the same physical facts that explain why aromatherapy  uses are in play. The reaction from the brain from inhaling the medication, substance or scent is nearly immediate and strong. This is because the nasal passages, sinuses and lungs deliver the substance, of whatever nature, nearly directly to the bloodstream and result in a rapid change in brain chemistry.

The human brain is amazing. It fully controls the body and the bodily functions. Allowing diffused essential oils into the body cause the brain to have a rapid reaction. This can result in a change in mood, increased essential oilsimmune response or other physical reaction.

If used with safety in mind, the reaction of essential oil aromatherapy can be all positive. But if a person who knows they are allergic to, for example, strawberries were to inhale essential oil created from strawberries, the same allergic reaction would result because the body actually intakes microscopic amounts of the concentrated essential oil, whether it is delivered through a diffuser, in a cosmetic product, cleaning product or from smelling the oil vapors from the bottle. This is the reason safety and allergies must be considered in using aromatherapy essential oils.

If you do not believe this is true, take a scented object in your home such as a candle, laundry soap, bath soap or food – choose one you find pleasing. Inhale the scent, allowing the tiny particles that create that scent into your nose and lungs. You will notice a near immediate flood of memories associated with this scent that lift your mood. This is the same reaction resulting from essential oil aromatherapy. In fact, many of those products in your home that are scented may in fact be scented through the use of essential oil. Try it, you’ll find it very real.

Understanding Why Aromatherapy Works

So, to understand why aromatherapy essential oils works, we just need to understand in simple terms how the human body intakes and reacts to scents created by various plants. If the brain receives a tiny chemical essential oilchange from the right scents, it reacts by altering physical response, either adding energy or relaxing, increasing or decreasing the hunger sensation, delivering a stronger immune response or any of myriad other responses.

Refer to a aromatherapy essential oils guide on the properties and reactions associated with essential oils used in aromatherapy to learn which oils can impact your body in the positive ways you desire. Learn about ways to apply aromatherapy essential oils into your home using a safe aromatherapy diffuser or other products and choose the one you feel best for you.

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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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What Are Essential Oils Exactly? Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:21:07 +0000 If you are considering or have recently purchased an Essential Oil Diffuser or another product that uses essential oil, you may be wondering what essential oils are exactly. It is always wise to understand what you use in your home and around your family, so let’s look at what exactly essential oils are so you can safely use them to choose the best ones for your home use.
Essential oil is the essence of a plant, flower or herb, an aromatic distillate or extraction. It contains all the properties and benefits of the source, including the fragrance, but in a pure form. Essential oils can be extracted from different parts of a plant such as grapefruit oil which is extracted from the fruit rind, or rose oil and rose hip oil.

How To Make Essential Oils

There are several methods used to create essential oil. The most common method for extracting the fragrant oil is steam distillation. Citrus based oils are cold pressed from the rind of the specific citrus fruit. Solvent how to make essential oilsextraction, usually using hexane, is often used for creating the oil from delicate flowers that do not extract well using steam distillation.
Essential oil is used in cosmetics, soaps, cleaning products, perfumes, colognes, massage oil, body lotions, incense and even as food flavorings. It is commonly used in the home in diffusers that gently heat the oil and water mixer and spreads the mist into the room. Other uses are shower diffusers, sachets and stick diffusers.
There are only a few cautions to be concerned about when using essential oils. If you have a known allergy to a scent, food or plant, do not use the oil extracted from that particular plant, fruit or flower because you will likely experience the same allergic reaction to the oil; instead, choose an essential oil that does not cause you an allergic reaction.

Also, if you have multiple allergies, a skin patch test is recommended before using an essential oil. To perform the skin patch test, place one drop of oil on a cotton ball and rub a tiny bit of the oil onto a small patch of skin, usually on the forearm. Wait 48 hours and check the skin patch for any redness or sign of reaction. If none is present, that oil should be safe for use in your home.

Benefits Of Oil Uses

Essential oils were used distilled and used medicinally as far back as about 1200 AD. Today essential oils are commonly used for their benefits of mood enhancement and remedies. Diffusers allow small amounts of oil toessential oils be spread through the air and breathed in. Specific benefits of certain essential oils include sounder more restful sleep, boosted energy, increased feeling of well-being, improved health and many others. You can easily find the benefits associated with each oil in an Essential Oils Guide or any one of many websites.
Now that you understand more about what essential oils are exactly, you can choose wisely on which oils to place in your best essential oil diffuser, shower diffuser or other device for disbursing essential oils. Select quality oils to use in your home and you’ll enjoy the many benefits of essential oils.

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