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Aromatherapy recipes for around the Home

Posted by | October 23, 2014 | Essential Oils, General Interest | 3 Comments

Recipes, ideas and essential oil advice for your home!Australian aromatherapy advice for your home using perfect potion essential oils

Essential Oils are plant extracts that are generally distilled (most frequently by steam or water) from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of the plant. At A Perfect Blend we are proud to stock the following natural aromatherapy ranges.

Perfect Potion and Sunspirit essential oils stockist, Caloundra and Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast Qld Australia

See below for some favourite essential oil Perfume, Massage, Vapouriser and Bath recipies.

About Essential Oils

Essential oils, contrary to the use of the word “oil” are not really oily-feeling at all. Many Essential oils are colourless however some may be pale yellow to amber in colour such as Lemongrass and Patchouli. Aromatherapy products that include synthetic ingredients are frowned upon in holistic aromatherapy. Be sure when seeking true aromatherapy products to look at the ingredient label and ensure that the product does not contain perfume oils (also known as fragrance oils) or chemical components.

Fragrance oils are not the same as essential oils!

Fragrance oils and perfume oils contain synthetic chemicals and do not provide the same therapeutic benefits of essential oils.

Buy Perfect Potion Essential Oils ranges on the Sunshine Coast

Using Essential Oils

Remember Essential Oils are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way. Essential oils can provide valuable psychological and physical therapeutic benefits achieved through the follow methods:

NOTE: Do not attempt to apply pure essential oils directly to the skin and do not take essential oils internally.

Aromatherapy Perfume recipes using 100% organic essential oils such as Ginger, Myrtle, Verbena, Bergamot, Jasmine, Lemongrass, Neroli, Clary Sage, Mandarin and Rose oil

ABSORPTION

Adding Essential Oils to carriers such as Vitamin E Cream, Sweet Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil is a great way to help them penetrate the skin.

This method is great for treating skin conditions like:

  • psoriasis
  • eczema
  • acne

Or respiratory conditions such as:

  • bronchitis
  • sinusitis; or the
  • common cold.

Even muscular rubs can be made to help relieve tension and soreness.

Skin & Perfume Recipes

Aromatherapy Massage recipes using 100% organic essential oils such as Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Rosewood, Rose, Palmarosa, Ginger, Jasmine, Orange and Grapefruit

MASSAGE

Massaging with essential oils is both physically and emotionally beneficial to the body. Note: Never massage with undiluted essential oils!

Blend 5 drops of essential oil to every 10ml of carrier oils (such as sweet almond and apricot kernel).

Also try some of the following combinations for health and harmony:

Anti-stress

  • 15 drops Clary Sage
  • 10 drops Lemon
  • 5 drops Lavender

Sore muscles

  • 3 drops Ginger
  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 5 drops Peppermint
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus

more massage recipes

Aromatherapy Perfume recipes using 100% organic essential oils such as Orange, Lemongrass, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Vetiver, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Cypress and Peppermint

VAPOURISATION

Change the mood of your home, bedroom or office by adding essential oils to a vapouriser. There are two main types of vapourisers available candle (oil burner) and electric. Both work great but electric vaporisers require no water so are a bit safer especially if kids are around.

No matter which one you choose add approximately 5 to 10 drops of essential oil. How much you use depends on the essential oil you’re burning.

Try the following to create the perfect ambience you want:

Assist Sleep

  • 4 drops lavender

Calm in the Office

  • 4 drops bergamot

more vapouriser recipes

Aromatherapy Bath recipes and usage guide for the relief of stress and anxiety

BATH

Bathing with essential oils is one of the easiest ways to implement aromatherapy and its benefits. The relaxing properties of hot water compliments the effects of essential oils for the relief of stress and anxiety and can assist with muscle pains.

To disperse an essential oil effectively throughout the water use a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin (available at your local supermarket) or full cream milk to every 5-7 drops of essential oil.

Best added just before you turn off the taps to ensure the maximum therapeutic effect. Be sure to check if an essential oil is skin sensitive and to mix well within the water before submersing.

bath recipes

Essential Oil Absorption Recipes

Controlling Acne

  • 50ml Apricot Kernel carrier oil
  • 12 drops Lavender oil
  • 7 drops Tea Tree oil
  • 1 drops Geranium oil

Facial Blend

  • 2 tablespoons Avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon Rosehip oil
  • 3 drops Jasmine oil
  • 2 drops Sandalwood oil
  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang oil

Essential Oil Perfume Recipes

To make you own personal perfume:

  • Add 1 teaspoon carrier oil (jojoba, almond or apricot kernel oil); and
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol (Vodka)
  • then add your Essential Oils

Shake well for the first couple of days and store in a cool dark place. ENJOY!

Confidence Blend

  • 2 drops Ginger oil
  • 3 drops Myrtle oil
  • 4 drops Rosemary oil
  • 3 drops Verbena oil

Exotic Blend

  • 15 drops Sandalwood oil
  • 3 drops of either Rose, Jasmine or Neroli oil

Inspirational Blend

  • 3 drops Bergamot oil
  • 1 drop Jasmine oil
  • 4 drops Lemongrass oil
  • 1 drop Neroli

Tranquil Blend

  • 4 drops Cedarwood oil
  • 2 drops Clary Sage oil
  • 2 drops Mandarin oil
  • 1 drop Grapefruit oil

Essential Oil Massage Recipes

Blend 5 drops of essential oil to every 10ml of carrier oils (such as sweet almond and apricot kernel). ENJOY!

Relaxation Blend

  • 10 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 5 drops Lavender oil

Luxuriant Blend

  • 6 drops Sandalwood oil
  • 2 drops Lavender oil
  • 2 drops Rosewood oil
  • 2 drops Rose oil

Fatigue Blend

  • 6 drops Grapefruit oil
  • 5 drops Palmarosa oil
  • 4 drops Thyme oil

Spice of Life Blend

  • 6 drops Ginger oil
  • 4 drops Jasmine oil
  • 2 drops Orange oil

Essential Oil Vapouriser & Oil Burner Recipes

A Boost of Confidence

  • 3 drops Orange oil
  • 3 drops Lemongrass oil

An Air of Romance

  • 2 drops Jasmine oil
  • 2 drops Clary Sage oil
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang oil

Improved Concentration

  • 4 drops Cypress oil
  • 1 drop Peppermint oil

Time for Relaxation

  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 1 drop Lavender oil

Soothing Blends

To assist stress related Anxiety, Headaches and Tension

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Clary Sage oil

or try

  • 3 drops Patchouli oil
  • 3 drops Vetiver oil

Happiness Blends

Try citrus oils to enhance happyness in your environment!

  • 3 drops Bergamot oil
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang oil
  • 1 drop Grapefruit oil

or try

  • 2 drops Lemon, Orange or Bergamot oils
  • 2 drops Grapefruit oil
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang, Rose or Neroli oils

Essential Oil Bath Recipes

Use a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin (available at your local supermarket) or full cream milk to every 5-7 drops of essential oil. Also try the vapouriser recipes above, they work just as well in the bath!

Morning Energise

  • 3 drops Bergamot oil
  • 2 drops Rosemary oil

Evening Stress Relief

  • 3 drops Bergamot oil
  • 1 drop Frankincense oil
  • 1 drop Geranium oil

Aromatherapy products from Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Currimundi, Kings Beach, Kawana, Pelican Waters, Wurtulla, Buderim, Alexander Headland and Maroochydore. We stock Perfect Potions and Sunspirit brands and ranges.

Want to know about our Aromatherapy products?

Visit our product page for a guide to the essential oil ranges we have in stock and their uses.

3 Comments

  • bayda says:

    Hi could these oil blends be used in candles with the same effect as a vaporizer or burner?

    Could you please supply a pricing list.

    Thanks
    Bayda

    • Lisa McDonald says:

      Unfortunately not with quite the same therapeutic benefits as vapourising oils in an oil burner.

      The process has more to do with the naked flame coming into direct contact with the essential oils at a much higher temperature. This breaks down the essential oil as opposed to the cooler temperatures used in vapourisers and oil burners that evaporate and release essential oils into the air.

      You can add essential oils to your candles as a great way to add more rich rounded scents and fragrance to your space. Rather than using sharp synthetic fragrances. However if you’re definitely after the active constituents and effects at the heart of aromatherapy, candles may not be the best route.

      The best essential oils for candle or soap making (also cost-effective), are: Lemongrass, Geranium, Lemon-scented Eucalyptus, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Lime, Orange, Spearmint or Pine. A general rule of thumb for adding essential oils is 5ml (or 1 teaspoon) of essential oil per 450-500g of product – depending on viscosity.

      Essential oils do vary in fragrance strength and tenacity as well – citrus oils are notorious for peaking late and disappearing early, whereas heavier based oils like sandalwood and patchouli can last for days. To make your citrus scents last longer, either try to lean towards Lime which has a better staying power. Or add a small amount of lime or lemongrass to your other citrus scents to create a longer lasting fragrance.

  • Jessica says:

    Thanks for sharing the oil chart.

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