Friday, 11 September 2009

An Aromatherapy Recipe for Backache

If you've got the special someone in your life who's prepared to give you a massage or you you're the one giving the massage here's a good recipe for backache.

2 drops Eucalyptus EO
2 Drops Lavender EO
1 Drop Lemon EO
20 ML (4 tsp) Carrier oil

Massage the affected areas with your fingertips.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Fire Up Your Romance by Experimenting With Aromatherapy Candles

Trust us, candles are no longer just there to offer lighting when your electricity has been cut off. Did you know that candles can now be used in order to fire up the romance? Yes this can be done by experimenting with aromatherapy. There are a number of ways that you can do this when you are experimenting with aromatherapy. But though there are many ways on how to do it, the bottom-line remains the same and that is the presence of alluring scents that will come out of the candles. And these same scents are the ones that can make you change your mood at that moment. Boring rooms will be transformed as aromatic scents will waft into the air which can be done by trying aromatherapy and candles.

The good thing with aromatherapy is that you can design and customize the way the candles will look and more importantly you can choose the kinds of scents. With so many choices to choose from, then you can get a personalized experience when it comes to aromatherapy. But before you get started with aromatherapy, it is suggested that you should be aware first of some considerations and rules in order to make aromatherapy session fruitful and beneficial. For example, when adding the scents makes sure that you add the scents when the hot wax has been taken away from the heat source. Also, it is imperative that you ensure that the inflammability of the scent should be at low temperature before you can add the essential oils. Another way on how you can improve the scents is to add the oils to the wax when the wax material has totally melted.

When experimenting with aromatherapy, remember that the selection of the scents will depend on the area where you will use the candles. If for example you want to change the aroma in your kitchen and you would like to have a better experience when cooking, then the candles that you should get for the kitchen should be in lemon and orange scents. If the candles are to be used in the bedroom and used before going to sleep, then the relaxing lavender, lilac and geranium are best. Bedroom candles can also make use of rose oil for sensuality. Aromas are best, and this and many information can be accessed on the website. So here's a suggestion; if you want romance to burn the right way better start reading and try accessing the website. You will be surprised at what you will learn.

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Monday, 7 September 2009

Lavender - a natural healer

Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils. As a result of this and a recent boost of publicity sales of the amazing oils are going through the roof.

One of the many properties it has is an aid to healing. It's one of only three oils that I would recommend you to use neat. Always, Always dilute oils before use with the exception of Tea tree, Lavender and Chamomile (TLC).

If you have a nasty bruise or a cut that's starting to heal just pop a few drops of lavender oil onto a piece of cotton wool or tissue and dab neat onto the wound. Apply twice daily this should decrease the healing time.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Need a pick me up?

I wasn't going to post a recipe like this, this week but I was shopping a few days ago and I saw a bottle of mixed essential oils for a pick me up. I didn't buy it because I didn't trust the manufacturer so I read the contents and made it myself at home. I loved it and that's why I've decided to give it to you today.

2 drops of Ginger EO
2 drops of bergamot EO
2 drops Lemon EO

In a diffuser, please follow the instructions of your diffuser

The fresh citrusy scent of the lemon and bergamot goes extremely well with the warm spicy smell of the ginger.

Try it and if you like it let me know in the comments section, I'd love to hear your views.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Aromatherapy - An interesting history on video.

Check this out. It's an interesting video on the basics of aromatherapy with some goods bits of history that I didn't know about. it's targeted at newbies but worth a look even for more experienced practitioners.

Monday, 31 August 2009

The organic way to control pests in the garden

New research suggests that essential oils can be used as insectersides. Rosemary, Thyme, Clove and Mint have been proven to deter pests in the garden and on the farm. As they're only plant extracts they don't need to be approved by the the appropriate governing bodies and are suitable for organic growers.

These killer spices are usually used in a combination of two or four spices, some pests are deterred by the spices and others irradicated. Also pests are less likely to build up resistance to the spices than they are to conventional insectacides. At present they only have a small amount of the market share but it's growing. Usually these insectacides are a mixture of the plant extract and water - that's it so you could make your own at home, just remember to shake before use as the oil and water will seperate when left for a while.

The only downsides are they need to be applied more often than regular pestacides and are less potent so more needs to be applied.

Friday, 28 August 2009

One for the bedroom

Here's a recipe for the bedroom. It's both romantic and relaxing so whether you want to curl up with your favourite book, or get physical with your favourite person (of the moment at least) then this recipe is just what you're looking for.

2 drops Bergamot
3 drops Jasmine
2 drops Ylang Ylang