How to Use Aromatherapy

Believe it or not smells do a lot more than they seem to do. Aromatherapy can boost energy, change moods and cure headaches. The following points will show you how this form of alternative medicine will help you in many ways.

Steps

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    For tired aching muscles or arthritis aches, mix together sage essential oil, basil essential oil and jojoba carrier oil.
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    Ease headache pain by rubbing a drop of Rosemary and Lavender oil onto the back of your neck.
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    Citrus is excellent for stimulating the senses.
    • Add a few drops of essential oil to water in a spray bottle and use as an air freshener.
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    • To enjoy a scented candle, place a drop or two of oil into the hot melted wax as the candle burns.
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    • To fragrance your kitchen cabinets and drawers, place a food scent dabbed on a cotton ball in an inconspicuous corner.
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    • A blend of Geranium, Lavender, and Bergamot alleviate anxiety and depression. Use in a room diffuser or 6-8 drops of this blend in the bath.
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    • To keep mosquitoes and other picnic pests at bay, drop a few drops of Citronella oil in the melted wax of candle.
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    Understand that essential oils or blends make wonderful perfumes. Add 25 drops of essential oils to 1 oz of perfume alcohol. Let age two weeks before using.
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    Put a few drops in your toilet bowl to help you lavatory smell spectacular whenever you may use it.
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    Add a few drops onto a dust pad and so while sweeping you will leave a lovely scent.
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    Essential oils of Juniper, Cedar-wood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Carrot, Fennel, Rosemary, and Lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend of these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath. OR add a few drops on a washcloth and place on your forehead.
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    Infuse bookmarks and stationary with essential oils. Place drops of oil on paper and put them in a plastic bag. Seal it and leave overnight to infuse the aroma. Send only good news in perfumed letters.
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    For Sensational smelling towels, sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss into the clothes dryer while drying. Add 5 drops essential oil to 1/4 cup fabric softener or water and place in the center cup of the wash.
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    Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in your vacuum cleaner bag.
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    Apply Lavender oil and Tea tree oil directly to cuts, scrapes, or scratches.

Warnings

  • Be careful when using hot candle wax.

Things You'll Need

  • Open and clear mind
  • Essential oils (depending which essential oils you need for what)

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Categories: Aromatherapy | Essential Oils