Aromatherapy Hair Tonic

Aromatherapy Hair TonicsA beautiful head of healthy, lustrous, shining hair can be one of your greatest beauty assets. You can spend a fortune on commercial hair products, however, most products you can make yourself at a fraction of the cost using ingredients you already have.

You can’t change the type of hair you were born with but you can improve its natural state.

Using natural ingredients for your hair ensures gentle, revitalizing and restorative treatment and the best possible advantage for the protection and appearance of your hair.

The addition of essential oils can only be beneficial to your hair as each essential oil has their own therapeutic properties and penetrates deep into the hair follicle. Essential oils give your hair a natural shine and many encourage new hair growth.

Aromatherapy for Beautiful HairThe aromatherapy hair tonics below are suitable for most hair types including oily, normal and dry.

Oily Hair Tonic

  • 100ml rose water
  • 5ml cider vinegar
  • 10 drops Clary Sage essential oil
  • 12 drops Rosemary essential oil

Normal and Dry Hair Tonic

  • 100ml chamomile flower water
  • 5ml cider vinegar
  • 10 drops Carrot essential oil
  • 12 drops Geranium essential oil

Add all of the ingredients to a clean jar. Shake the jar to mix well and massage into clean, damp hair. Apply twice a week, shaking the jar well before each use. There’s no need to rinse the hair after application.

For a complete guide to using aromatherapy in all your hair care products, check out the Aromatherapy for Beautiful Hair ebook.

Body Moisturizer

Body MoisturizerThis all over body moisturizer is perfect for dry skin especially that which has been exposed to the effects of air conditioning or over-exposure of the sun.

Keep a jar handy in the bathroom to massage into your skin after each shower or bath and just before bed. This will keep your skin feeling wonderfully soft and supple.

You can find the recipe for Body Moisturizer here.

Natural shoe deodorizer

Natural shoe deodorizerThese gorgeous aromatic bags are great to pop into smelly shoes to act as a natural shoe deodorizer. You can make the bags yourself or buy them from a store such as a craft store. I usually buy the muslin bags from Mountain Rose Herbs who sell them at a great price in packs of 10.

Simply fill each bag with dried leaves such as lavender and rosemary. You can also add some dried lemon or orange peel. Next add a few drops of essential oils. Some great deodorizing essential oils are lemon, lavender, thyme and sage. Just use whatever you have in stock and whatever appeals to you most.

Pop the bags into any shoes that need refreshing and leave in there until the next use!

Garbage bin deodorizer

Garbage bin deodorizerTo keep your garbage bin smelling fresh and clean, use this simple and cheap natural homemade recipe. All you need is baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda or sodium bicarbonate. It’s a natural ingredient, commonly used in baking so most kitchen cupboards will have this in stock.

Simply sprinkle the baking soda into your garbage bins then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. This not only deodorizes the bin but gives it a wonderful aroma of the essential oil you add.

If you have old essential oils that are past their use by date, this is a perfect use for them.

You can find more aromatherapy home recipes here.

Autumn Potpourri

Autumn potpourriHomemade potpourris are so much nicer than the shop-bought versions. They are more natural and don’t contain any chemical or synthetic ingredients and the aroma of the natural essential oils is much more pleasant and long-lasting.

This recipe makes an excellent aromatherapy gift but it’s also nice to keep for yourself. Or why not double the recipe and keep one and give one away?

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried golden mushrooms
  • 1 cup star anise
  • 1 cup dried wood shavings
  • 1 cup dried orange peel
  • ½ cup juniper berries
  • ¼ cup coriander seeds
  • 1 cup walnut shells
  • 2 tablespoons orris root powder
  • 8 drops coriander essential oil
  • 8 drops juniper essential oil
  • 8 drops orange essential oil

Method

  • Place all the dried ingredients along with the orris root powder into a clean polythene bag and gently shake to mix.
  • Add the drops of essential oils, gently shake again to mix then seal the bag tightly and leave it to sit for 2 weeks to cure.
  • Shake the bag again after 2 weeks then pour all the ingredients into a pretty gift basket, bowl or box.
  • If you’re giving this as a gift, cover with colored cellophane and wrap with a bow. Attach a gift card with the name, key ingredients and the essential oil mix.

This aromatherapy recipe is taken from the popular Aromatherapy Gifts ebook. For many more wonderful recipes and gift ideas, find out more about the Aromatherapy Gifts ebook here.

Aromatherapy Home Recipes

Aromatherapy Home RecipesUsing aromatherapy around your home in cleaning recipes is not only a healthy decision you can make for you and your family, it fills your house with the beautiful aroma of essential oils.

If you have any old essential oils that have lost their therapeutic qualities, it’s also a great way to use them up and avoid having to waste them.

A very simple thing you can do is fill a bucket with hot water then add several drops of your chosen essential oil and use the water to mop your floors, clean your windows or even throw down your toilet to keep it smelling fresh.

A useful way to keep moths and weevils at bay is to wipe the inside of your cupboards with lavender oil. This also acts as a natural disinfectant. Alternatively, pour some drops of any of the citrus oils onto some cotton wool balls and tuck these into the corners of cupboards and drawers.

To make a natural air freshener, fill a spray bottle with water then add essential oils. It’s much more pleasant to spray this sort of mixture around your home than the commercial products full of chemicals.

If you have any ideas you’d like to share please leave a comment below.

Check out this page for more ideas on Aromatherapy Home Recipes.

Coconut body scrub

Coconut body scrub
This coconut body scrub recipe combines the healing, soothing properties of Epsom salts along with coconut oil which is conditioning and wonderfully moisturizing to the skin. The aroma of coconut oil is somewhat reminiscent of seaside holidays and the addition of Ylang Ylang and Lime essential oils give it an exotic finish.

You can find the recipe for Coconut body scrub here.

Organic Hair Treatment

Organic Hair TreatmentThis nourishing organic hair treatment will keep your hair looking and feeling silky smooth, soft and radiant.

Perfect for any type of hair and can help, in particular, hair that has been damaged by harsh weather conditions such as sun, wind and humidity.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon organic milk
  • 1 tablespoon organic yoghurt
  • 1 ripe, organic banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon liquid organic honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil

Method

  1. Mash the banana with a fork in a large wide-mouthed jug
  2. Add the milk, yoghurt, honey and lemon juice and blend well
  3. Add the lemon essential oil and gently mix into the blended mixture
  4. Apply to clean, wet hair and massage well into hair and scalp
  5. Wrap your hair with either plastic wrap or a shower cap and leave on for 45 minutes
  6. Rinse well with warm water

Use this beautifully conditioning organic hair treatment once a week to keep your hair shiny and full of bounce.

For more Aromatherapy recipes for your hair care, please find more information about the Aromatherapy for Beautiful Hair ebook. For a limited time, we are offering a 35% discount on this and our other aromatherapy ebooks, Aromatherapy Gifts and Aromatherapy Natural Skin Care Recipes.

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Eye Tonic

Eye TonicHere’s a wonderful new aromatherapy recipe to try if you suffer from tired and puffy eyes.

This eye tonic will leave your eyes feeling refreshed and sparkling. It’s also great for reducing any wrinkles around this delicate area.

Very simple to make and it makes enough for many uses.

Find the aromatherapy recipe for Eye Tonic here.

Anti-aging Facial Clay Mask

Anti-aging Facial Clay MaskThe secret ingredient in this anti-aging facial clay mask is Slippery Elm powder.

Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) has wonderful healing and hydrating properties. When added to a facial clay mask, it is the perfect ingredient for aging or dehydrated skins that needs that extra nourishment.

In powder form, Slippery Elm is an extremely soothing herb with a high content of mucilage. Once it is mixed with water, it will swell and form a thick, gel-like paste, making it easy to spread over your face.

Red clay is also added to this facial mask as it is excellent for dry, sensitive and mature skin.

The essential oils of Immortelle, Chamomile and Bergamot complete this clay mask recipe to further enhance its healing, soothing and rejuvenating actions.

Click here to view the recipe for Anti-aging Facial Clay Mask