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In the Air:

There are a variety of ways to fill your surroundings with the pleasant aromas of essential oils.

They can be added to humidifiers, vaporisers, the molten wax of a candle, the dish of a diffuser (mixed with water), or even combined with water in a spray bottle.

Simply add a few drops of your favorite oil, or see our recipes below for some helpful suggestions:

Recipe for a fresh, clean smell in the air:

  • 1 drop Cedarwood
  • 3 drops Pine
  • 2 drops Rosemary

Recipe to induce Sleep:

  • 2 drops Chamomile
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Neroli

Recipe for a Spicy aroma:

  • 4 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Clove

Romance is in the air:

  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
Steam Inhalation (not recommended for asthmatics):

Place a few drops of essential oil into a bowl of very hot water. Lean over the bowl (approximately 8 inches from the water, or choose a comfortable distance for you), and drape a towel over your head.

Inhale the steam deeply for 5-10 minutes, (again, the length of time should be determined by your comfort level), remove the towel from your head, and blot the moisture from your face.

Hint: Once you are finished, leaving the bowl and its contents out in the open will continue to release the healing steam and aromas into the air, so don't be so quick to dump it down the sink!

Recipe for Cold & Flu using Steam Inhalation:

  • 3 drops Eucalyptus


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