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Archive for December 2016

Amazing DIY Holiday Gift Ideas Using Essential Oil

Another festive season is upon us! With Christmas and the subsequent New Year around the corner, go ahead with some DIY gift ideas. Want to impress your loved ones with some offbeat gifts? How about making some beautiful presents with essential oil? With the expensive gifts being passé, home-made presents are rapidly gaining popularity.
Holiday gift ideas using essential oilAs one of the key sources to health and wellness, aromatherapy has earned several accolades and a wide fan following from across the globe. A lot of researches and studies have discovered the exceptional healing properties of these organic products that has escalated the popularity and demand of products made up of essential oils.

When it comes to Christmas or New Year Presents, there are some brilliant DIY essential oil gift ideas  that are creative, absolutely inexpensive and easy to prepare at home. Unsure about your gift-making skills? With aromatherapy ebooks and essential oil classes online now you can dish out some amazing gifts using different essential oils. Scroll down to know more –

DIY Essential oil pendant diffuser:
The DIY essential oil pendants make an amazing Christmas gift undoubtedly. On a surface covered with wax papers, roll out clay until it’s about ¼ inch thick. If you find air bubbles when you begin to roll, use a toothpick to pop them and then proceed. The next step would be pressing a lid, cookie cutter or cap into the clay to create the shape of your pendant. Add a hole that you will string your DIY pendant with. Peel away the clay from your pendant and allow it to dry out for 1-2 days.

Related article: Learn the Art of Blending Essential Oils in Right Proportion

Car diffusers:
The DIY essential oil car diffusers are another useful gift idea that you can give to just anyone. Collect clothespins, cork, glue, ribbon and essential oils. Put a few drops of oil on the cork and attach it to your car vent.

Cinnamon scented pine cones:
Place a bunch of pine cones on a cookie sheet. Put it on the middle rack of your oven in a preheated 200 degree for about an hour. After cooling them, place them in a large resealable plastic bag and close it properly. Put some drops of essential oil and add a bit clean water in a spray bottle. Shake it up and generously spray the pine cones. Leave the bag tightly closed for four to seven weeks in order to infuse the pine cones with the scent.

Scented candles:
Gather the essential materials including braided wick rope, wick tabs, unscented soy candle wax and essential oil. Assemble wicks properly. Now melt some wax. Cool then down. Pour the cooled wax in a container and allow it to sit for a few moments, watch the top and bottom to begin to solidify around the container, and then drop in the assembled tab and wick. Let the DIY candle solidify for some hours and then trim the wick down to 1/4th inch.

Peppermint sugar scrub:
You need 2 cups of sugar, ¼ cups of coconut oil, red food coloring and essential oils. Pour sugar into medium sized bowl. Mix in coconut oil, add a few drops of essential oil and divide your sugar mixture into two equal sized portions. Mix in a few drops of red food coloring to one portion. Add sugar in layers to the jar, press the sugar down with a spoon. Alternate between the pink and white layers. Add a label and ribbon to the jar.

What are you waiting for! Go ahead and dish out these DIY presents this festive season.

Indulge in Home Spa day with Aromatherapy Education Online

Today we live in a stress-ridden, fast-paced lifestyle, constantly juggling between work, social life and home responsibilities. As a result, we end up messing with our health and skin by not paying proper heed to them. In fact, due to such time crunch, it seems difficult to tuck into a salon for indulging in a relaxing spa after a toiling week. Well, how about enjoying your “home spa day”? Squeeze in some extra minutes from your regular self-care time and you can see how these pampering recommendations can make you look like a million bucks. The availability of reliable aromatherapy education online may not make you look like a million bucks but it will assist in making you feel and look batter.
Home spaIn preparation (things you need):
You don’t need to break your wallet to buy a lot of ingredients. Scour your home for some spa essentials and celebrate a relaxing home spa day only with what you have tucked away. If you are inclined to utilize special moisturizers, bath salt or essential oils ….so be it. Here are some ingredients you need to arrange before indulging in a spa –

1. Scented aromatherapy candles (Non-fragrance oil or synthetics)
2. Soul-soothing music
3. A loofah, washcloth, scrubber and bath brush
4. Fluffy cotton towel
5. Essential oils (as per your preference) and bath salts
6. Cleansers, moisturizers and toners
7. Coarse sea salt
8. Plenty of chilled spring water (with a splash of lemon or lime) in the fanciest glass you can find
9. Steep a cup of green tea

Use essential oil:
Not only do the essential oils smell amazing, but they are beneficial for your skin. But, you should not apply essential oils directly on your skin. Add about four drops in a bowl of luke-warm water. Soak a washcloth in the water and then apply to your neck and neck as a compress for six to seven minutes. Repeat thrice. Now, gently towel dry and finish yourself off with an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant facial splash.
Essential oilChoose essential oil that suits your purpose and mood, if you are  experiencing a high stress level, pick soothing oils like  roman chamomile,  lavender, sandalwood, etc. Oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, basil and juniper are great for revitalizing and energizing your mind and body. Essential oils can help with physical conditions, rejuvenate the skin, alleviate stress, enhance your mood, restore vitality and facilitate the regeneration of new, healthy cells. The essential oil classes online can help you learn the right blending technique.

Basic body cleansing and scrubbing:

Body scrubbingStart with a basic body scrub and cleansing. Whatever sponge or brush you decide on scrub mindfully and gently brush your skin. Gentle circular motions can help increase your circulation and eliminate toxins. Mix an ounce of ground sea salt with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Add water and make a paste so it spreads easily. Apply it to your entire body and slough off the dead skin with big circular strokes. This salt scrub will exfoliate dead skin cells, cleanse the pores and detoxify your body.

Take a bath:
Add a few drops of essential oil to bath salts mixed with a tablespoon of castile soap. Get an extra pillow, put a trash bag over it to keep it dry and then put a pillow case over that. Now, spend some extra 10 minutes in your bath tub. Follow it with a relaxing, warm shower and dry yourself off with a soft cotton towel. After taking a bath, apply some body butter or moisturizer on your body. For added oomph, apply your favorite body mist on your pulse points to make the perfume last all day.

Also read: Rely on Aromatherapy to Keep Work Stress at Bay

Rejuvenate from the inside:
Drink adequate amount of water every day. Eat lot of green vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts and lean protein to reduce inflammation, replenish moisture and restore a youthful glow.

So, what are you waiting for! GO ahead and indulge in some relaxing home spa.

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