Posts Tagged With: Essential oil

Essential Oil Flea Collar

Essential Oil Flea Collar

Another natural flea control method is to make a flea collar for your pet using essential oils. Be sure to use 100% natural pure essential oils and always dilute the oils in a base oil such as olive oil, sweet almond oil, etc.

To make a flea-repellent oil, we need:

7-8 drops of Peppermint

1-2 drops of Citronella

3-4 drops of Lemon

3-4 drops of Clary Sage

Dilute the oils in half an ounce (15 ml) of base oil. Add a few drops of the oil mixture to your pet’s bandanna or a cotton collar and, voila, you have made a natural, safe, and nice-smelling flea collar for your four-legged friend! Note that the oils will not kill the fleas, but since the smell repels them, a herbal flea collar will stop the fleas from camping out in your dog’s fur.

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A Cleansing Ritual

A CLEANSING RITUAL

Items You Will Need:

1 tablespoon bicarbonate soda
5 drops essential oil juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon good oil, such as sweet almond
½ cup sea salt

Stir the soda, essential oil, lemon juice and oil together and then blend in the salt. Dissolve in the bath water. Light 4 candles (colors of your choice) and place at the 4 corners of the tub. Step slowly into the bath water, feeling it envelope around you. Close your eyes.
Visualize yourself laying on the surface of the ocean. There is nothing around you, you are alone and at peace. Feel the warmth of the sun beating down on you. Say either out loud or quietly to yourself:

Be Comforted, All is well Now you are blessed.
You have life to nurture and nurture you.
Be calm. Be easy. Be Comforted. You are blessed.
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How To Use Your Oils

How To Use Your Oils

MASSAGE

This is the most effective method of using the oils, combining their properties with the therapeutic power of touch. The skin absorbs the oil over a large surface area and because there are many small blood vessels, (capillaries), close to the surface of the skin, the oils, diluted to 5% in a carrier oil, are
carried into the blood stream and then to the relevant parts of the body quickly and effectively.

The oils should not be used undiluted, but should be diluted with an odorless carrier oil, (see section on carrier/base oils), such as grapeseed, sweet almond or peach kernel. A dilution of 3% essential oil to carrier oil is a recommended starting point. (Less if using on sensitive skin such as babies). This is approximately one drop essential oil to two milliliters of carrier oil. (6 drops in two teaspoonfuls). But in all cases less can be definitely more!

BATHS

Using oils in baths is a simple, effective and pleasant way to relax and receive the therapeutic effects. – Water itself has therapeutic value which enhances the powers of the oils. To use, add 6 to 10 drops of essential oil, (or a blend), to the surface of the water which has already been run, add no other substances, e.g. foam or bath oil, then immerse yourself for about 20 minutes. The heat of
the water aids absorption through the skin, whilst you inhale the vapor. (Again reduce the amount of oils used in baths for babies).

Take care with plastic baths as some oils may cause staining.

COMPRESSES

Add 5 to 10 drops of essential oil to 100ml of warm water then soak a piece of clean cotton in the water, wring out the excess and place the cloth on the affected part.

INHALATIONS

Add 5 to 10 drops of essential oil into a bowl of steaming water, then place a towel over your head and the bowl and inhale the vapor for a few minutes.

VAPORIZATION

All essential oils are antiseptic and evaporate easily, so they make very good air-fresheners. Different oils create different atmospheres, so experiment! For example, relaxing Sandalwood or Clary Sage are good for parties; or Peppermint clears your mind when you need to work. There are many vaporizers on the market, from the simple bowl of water on the radiator with a few drops of oil on the surface, to vaporizer light bulb rings and specially made vaporizer bowls which sit above candle holders. There is even the “Aromastone”TM which is an effective electric vaporizer dispensing fragrance from a low heat source, thereby making the water and the oils last longer than usual.

The best way of dispersing essential oils is to use a diffuser or the Aromastream TM, as most other forms of vaporizer drive off the most volatile “high notes” first, leaving the slowly evaporating “base notes” to linger.

I personally believe that vaporizing rings on light bulbs should be used cautiously, though I have not heard off anyone having a fire through using one.

PERFUMES

Make your own distinctive “Natural” perfume by blending different oils. (Many commercial perfumes use synthetic concoctions for their scent.) Try experimenting with different combinations, which can be mixed with a carrier oil or non-fragrant alcohol.

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Introduction To Aromatherapy

INTRODUCTION TO AROMATHERPY

Aromatherapy has been around and has been practiced in one form or another since the beginning of civilization. It is the art, and science, of using oils extracted from aromatic plants to enhance health and beauty. Apart from the physical benefits, essential oils can have subtle effects on the mind and emotions. The essential oils taken from plants and used in Aromatherapy have been described as their “life force” – they are essential to the plants’ biological process, as well as being the substance which gives them their scent. Synthetic oils, even if chemically similar, will lack all the natural elements, and that vital life-force, that make essential oils so valuable therapeutically.

Another reason why synthetic oils are not acceptable is that the minor constituents  are never identical. The addition of synthetic chemicals is not normally disclosed in the essential oil business, so unless there is a declaration that the oils are natural, pure and unadulterated, assume otherwise.

Essential oils are extracted from flowers; herbs; spices; woods and fibers, usually by distillation, expression and solvent extraction. Solvent extraction is only acceptable for aromatherapy if the solvent used is completely removed after the manufacturing process

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A Household Disinfectant Using Aromatherapy Oils

A Household Disinfectant Using Aromatherapy Oils

Allspice Leaf oil possesses mild disinfectant properties and can be used to help clean the home and your clothes.

3 drops Allspice Leaf Essential Oil
3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
3 drops Pine Needle Essential Oil
 1 gallon water


Blend oils and mix thoroughly in water. Use it to mop your floors or clean the kitchen. You can also add it to the water in your washing machine.

 

Source:

MoonDragon’s Aromatherapy Information

 

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An Aromatherapy Bath for Circulation

An Aromatherapy Bath for Circulation
A bath with Allspice Leaf oil can help improve your circulation when you have a bad cold.

2 tablespoons milk
3 drops Allspice Leaf Essential Oil
3 drops Thyme Essential Oil
3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil


Fill your bathtub with warm water and add the mixture to the bathwater. Bathe for 20 minutes and then rinse off under a lukewarm shower. This bath can help you to feel stronger and hasten your recovery while preventing further infection.

 

Source:

MoonDragon’s Aromatherapy Information

 

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Aromatherapy to Relax Muscle Tension

Aromatherapy to Relax Muscle Tension

Tense neck muscles can often be very uncomfortable.

2 drops Allspice Leaf Essential Oil
2 drops Juniper Berry Essential Oil
3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
1 drop Cinnamon Essential Oil
4 ounces Sweet Almond Carrier Oil

Mix oils and blend well. Add to your bathwater.

 

Source:

MoonDragon’s Aromatherapy Information

 

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Aromatherapy for Mild Depression

AROMATHERAPY FOR MILD DEPRESSION

The stimulating, harmonizing effect of Allspice Leaf oil can help ease mild depression, especially when it is blended with soothing Lavender and Bergamot oils.

3 drops Allspice Leaf Essential Oil
2 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
2 drops Rosewood Essential Oil
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil

Place the oils together in a diffuser or aromatherapy lamp.

 

Source:

MoonDragon’s Aromatherapy Information

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