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
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
Recipe for Cold & Flu using Steam Inhalation:
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