Monday, December 31, 2007

Aromatherapy Bath for Bronchitis

15 drops Atlas cedarwood essential oil
15 drops frankincense essential oil
12 drops Canadian balsam (or Scots pine) essential oil
8 drops myrrh essential oil

Put the essential oils into a small dark glass bottle, then shake well.

Whenever you take a bath, add eight drops of the concentrate to the water, four drops for children over Five years.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Aromatherapy Bath for Sunburn

To soothe mild sunburn on large areas of the body, try this healing bath formula.

250ml cider vinegar
3 drops Roman (or German) chamomile essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil

Mix the essential oils with the vinegar, then add to a cool, preferably cold, bath and swish around to disperse. Soak for about 15 minutes. Afterwards apply this Aromatherapy sunburn cooling gel.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Aromatherapy Lotion for Scalp Ringworm

1 tablespoon cider vinegar
200ml distilled (or cool boiled) water 5 drops tea tree essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil

Put the cider vinegar into a dark glass bottle, add the essential oils and shake well. Top up with distilled water and shake again. Gently massage this mixture into the scalp twice a day; including after shampooing.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Aromatherapy Compress for Weepy Eczema

250ml bottled or filtered water (or cooled boiled tap water)
20 drops calendula tincture

Put the water into a bowl, add the calendula tincture and swish around to disperse. Soak a piece of clean, folded, cotton fabric in the water, wring out and apply to the affected area for 15 minutes.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Aromatherapy Compress for Bruises

600ml ice-cold water
3 drops sweet marjoram essential oil
3 drops Roman chamomile essential oil

Put the water into a bowl, then add the essential oils and swish around to disperse the oil. Soak a piece of clean, folded cotton fabric in the aromatic water, wring out and place over the bruised area. Leave in place until the fabric warms to body temperature. Reapply several times more, until pain is reduced.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Aromatherapy Treatments for Ringworm

This is special Aromatherapy ointment recipe for Ringworm

30g unperfumed skin cream
5ml calendula tincture
4 drops myrrh essential oil
8 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops lemongrass essential oil

Put the unperfumed skin cream into a little glass pot, then stir in the tincture and essential oils until thoroughly mixed. Apply three or four times daily
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