Relaxing Home Remedies Aromatherapy Tips
Using Essential Oils for Relaxation and Stress Relief
This blend is for relaxation and stress relief.
It will induce a deep relaxation of the tissues, muscles and
joints, and re-establish a good energy balance.
Blend the following essential oils into one ounce of carrier oil of
your choice; Massage as desired. May also be used as a bath oil.
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Tangerine
3 drops Marjoram
1 drop Chamomile
1/4 cup aloe gel (the pure kind from the health food store)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sea or rock salt
1/4 cup heavy cream or powdered milk
2 t. jojoba oil (optional)
5 drops essential oil
Sounds like a gooey mess, doesn't it? But it works wonders on your
skin. It leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. This is a blend
made right before the bath. I guess it could be stored in the
refrigerator for abut a week, but that sounds a little yucky to me.
All measurements are approximate since I usually just "eyeball" it.
You have to stir it well when you pour it into the bath water to make
it disperse, but it's worth it.
Simple-Old Fashioned Home RemedyTake 2 Chamomile Tea Bags
8 oz. of Spring Water
A key ingredient in many natural eye care treatments in Chamomile.
It is rich in anti-inflammatory substances and used here can soothe
tired inflamed eyes.
Bring the water to a boil, pour over the tea bags in a large cup.
Steep for one minute, remove tea bags and place in the freezer
for five minutes while you sip the tea.
Place cool tea bags over your eyes, lie back and relax.
This quick simple treatment is guaranteed to destress
you and bring a sparkle to your eyes.
A Scented Bath
Relaxing in a warm scented bath induces
alpha brain waves, which enhance concentration
and are more likely to trigger intuition
than the rapid beta waves we experience throughout
our normal day.
Researchers agree that intuitive thoughts come
suddenly and usually when we're relaxing.
For Relaxation and Insomnia
try Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood.
Use 2 - 3 drops of each in a warm bath or in the diffuser at bedtime.
Another way to use essential oils is a hand or foot massage.
Children love a hand massage and who doesn't like their feet rubbed.
If you visit someone in the hospital or a nursing home try the hand
Lavender would be a good choice. Remember everyone likes to be
Use 3-5 drops of essential oils per Tablespoon of base oil.
Use 1/2 the adult dose for children and the elderly.
Choose Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel or any other unscented carrier oil.
Buttermilk Bath Salts
1 cup Buttermilk Powder
1 cup Sea Salt
Add up to 24 drops of essential oils.
Blend well, keep in a sealed jar.
Use 1/2 cup per bath. This makes enough for 4 baths.
Fine Crystal Bathing Sand2 cups (500 ml) borax (desert salt)
1/2 cup (125 ml) fine ground sea salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) baking soda (soda ash)
1/4 cup (50 ml) white clay
1/2 cup (125 ml) dried herb of your choice
10 drops essential oil
1. In a large bowl, mix together the salts, baking soda, and clay.
2. Prepare the dried herb by powdering in a spice mill, crumbling by
leaving whole if you prefer
3. Add the dried herbs to the salt mix, stirring with a wire whisk.
4. Scent the mixture using the essential oil of your choice. (Be sure
oils that are safe for external use.) Do not overscent; excess oil
results in a
clumpy, unattractive product.
5. Mix well with a wire whisk, then cover with a towel.
6. Leave overnight to fix the scent.
7. In the morning, thoroughly mix again and package.
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup (50 to 125 ml) sand to a tubful of warm water.
Approximately 3 3/4 cups (925 ml)
A Note on Preparing Herbs
Crush the dried herbs for bath sand as finely or coarsely as you
like, or you
can even leave them whole. Powdering is the best idea for anyone with
temperamental plumbing; if you leave the herbs whole, it's probably a
to package the finished mixture in a small muslin bag for use in the
will also make tub cleaning easier than if you throw the sand freely
From Herbal Home Spa (Page 136)
A great way to exfoliate the skin and remove toxins is to make a
body scrub. Any number of fruits, grains, herbs, minerals, and
vegetables can be used alone or in combinations to make scrubs. Most
substances that are safe to eat are also safe to use on the skin,
provided you do not have an allergy.
You'll see this product packaged in fancy jars or envelopes with a hefty price tag; you can make your own for a fraction of the cost.
You will need:
~ Do not eat these!
2 Cups Rock Salt
˝ Cup Baking Soda
˝ Cup Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons Almond Oil
1 Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
6 Drops Essential Oil
Mix together and then cut out with cookie cutters in the shape you want.
Bake at 350 degree 10 - 12 minutes
Allow to cool.
Use 1-2 per bath keep in an air tight container. These are perishable
because of the eggs so use them up or give as gifts.