If you love essential oils and aromatherapy, you’ll love making your own aromatherapy perfumes. It’s fun and easy to do and also extremely rewarding. I’ve picked 5 of my favorite perfume recipes from the website which you’ll find below. There’s lots more on the site or you can make your own perfumes by being creative and blending your own essential oils. All instructions for making your own aromatherapy perfume recipes… Continue Reading
Archives for September 2013
Elemi essential oil is distilled from the tree bark of the elemi tree originating from the Philippines. It is a useful expectorant to help ease lung problems such as coughs and excess mucous in the lungs. It has a grounding and calming effect on the mind. To find out more of Elemi Essential Oil’s properties and uses see the full profile here.
There are various home remedies for stretch marks that can be very effective, especially when combined with regular massage. Stretch marks are often caused by weight fluctuation and during pregnancy. The most prone areas are breasts, stomach, buttocks and thighs although other areas can be affected such as the upper arms and the chest area. Body builders may see stretch marks appearing in these areas when they gain or lose… Continue Reading
Lavandin is a hybrid plant produced from true lavender and spike lavender. It produces a much higher yield, making it a less expensive essential oil than the other two. It can be very effective for healing skin conditions such as dermatitis and can help with scarring. Great for stuffy noses and coughs due to its expectorant properties. To find out more about Lavandin essential oil see the full profile here.
This 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.
These 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 or online. 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… Continue Reading
Anise-Star Essential Oil has a rather penetrating and pungent aroma, similar to liquorice. It should be used sparingly as it is a very potent essential oil and not often used in the practice of Aromatherapy. It has great carminative properties so is useful for all sorts of digestive problems including feelings of nausea, flatulence and constipation. It is generally best to avoid using Anise-Star essential oil in any natural skin… Continue Reading
To 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… Continue Reading