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Archive for January 2017

Make Your Favorite Aromatic Room Spray at Home

Entering a room filled with heavenly aroma can instantly up your olfactory sense. Buying room sprays or air fresheners seem to be the best way to mask the foul odors at home. While they work wonders in making a room smell fragrant, many of these artificial fresheners end up doing harm to your health. Tons of breathing problems have been associated with these, while nasal irritation, mild headache or a sore throat too are symptoms which some people face when they encounter such synthetic scents. The best way to avoid the issue is to use home-made room fresheners that are as effective in keeping the bad odor at bay and making your home smell divine. With help of a bunch of natural ingredients like herbs, essential oil, absolutes, etc. you can come up with blending heavenly scents at your home. Absolutely safe, these fresheners can save huge bucks too. Skeptical about your oil making skills? Don’t worry! The online essential oil classes can come into play to resolve your queries –
Aromatic room sprayEssential oil holiday room spray:-

➤ 2 ounces Distilled water (Soluble or dispersant optional)
➤ 20 – 30 drops of pure essential oil of your personal preference
➤ Glass spray bottles

Make it: Fill a 2-ounce glass spray bottle with distilled water. Add the essential oil blend you want to use. Follow the online oil blending tutorials to nail the proper blending technique. Place the top on and shake the bottle to combine everything. At the end, top the liquid amalgamation with distilled water. Shake the contents once again and mist the air freshener throughout your room.

Sugar and spice:-

➤ Sweet orange essential oil
➤ Clove essential oil
➤ Cinnamon essential oil
➤ Nutmeg essential oil

Make it: Take a bowl. Add 15-20 drops of sweet orange essential oil to it. Add 5 drops of clove essential oil, 3-4 drops of cinnamon essential oil and 3-4 drops of nutmeg essential oil. Stir until everything blends well. Pour the mixture into a clean spray bottle. Spritz it into the air and enjoy the aroma.

Candy cane:-

➤ Peppermint essential oil
➤ Sweet orange
➤ Vanilla extract

Make it: Add 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil, 2-5 drops of sweet orange and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract in a bowl. Mix them well. Once you are done with amalgamation, pour it into a clean 2-ounce spray bottle and you are absolutely good to go.

Comfort and joy :-

➤ Frankincense essential oil
➤ Grapefruit essential oil
➤ Pine needle essential oil

Make it: Take 10-12 drops of frankincense essential oil, 10-12 drops of grapefruit essential oil and 10 drops of pine needle oil. Mix them well. Add them to a 2-ounce spray bottle filled with distilled water.  Shake the spray bottle, where you will pour the amalgamation before using it.

Also read: Check Out a Bunch of Homemade Massage Oil Recipes

A list of essential oils that are great for homemade blends:-

➤ Bergamot
➤ Myrrh
➤ Anise
➤ Vanilla
➤ Ginger
➤ Rosemary
➤ Cardamom
➤ Lavender
➤ Chamomile
➤ Vanilla

Note: Make sure to buy essential oils from the reputable company that support small distillers.  Always shake your spray bottle before using to make sure the oils are properly blended.

Check Out a Bunch of Homemade Massage Oil Recipes

In today’s over-demanding lifestyle, everyone wants to take a dip in the ocean of relaxation and rejuvenate after a long toiling day. Seemingly a beautiful pipe dream, this goal can be achieved by a soothing body massage. But, how many of us can squeeze that ample amount of time out of our busy schedule to hit a massage center? How about making your own massage oil at home? Sounds interesting, isn’t it?
Aromatherapy recipesThe most exciting part about preparing your own massage oil is that you can experiment with different herbs, oils and fragrances to churn out potions that smell heavenly and meet your requisites with ease. But, it’s imperative to keep a few things in your mind before delving into the preparation process. Take for instance, you should learn the technique of blending / mixing essential oils, so that you don’t disturb the delicate chemical balance. Also, shield them from light and heat to avoid them turning rancid quickly.
essential oilNot many know that just like us, the oils too need to breathe. Therefore, make sure to leave a very little space at the top of the bottle so that the oil can breathe. Always store it in a ceramic or glass bottle. Doing a patch test on the inside of your elbow or wrist should top your priority list before using any of these oils. Wait for at least 30 minutes to see if there is any allergic reaction like redness or hives, etc.

Now, without a further ado, prepare your homemade massage oils

A whiff of heavenly romance:
Mix about 5 drops patchouli, 5 drops of ylang-ylang and 2 drops sandalwood oil in about ½ cup of olive oil or sweet almond oil. This concoction can be termed as “a whiff of romance”, courtesy the amazing olfactory impacts, which can linger on for a longer period of time. You can apply this oil before hitting the bed and delve into relaxation with the heavenly scent.

Spice it up with spicy notes:
Mix 4 drops of cardamom oil, 15-16 drops of sweet orange, 4 drops of coriander seed and 6 drops of cinnamon in eight ounces of  grapeseed oil. You can apply this massage oil which has a warm and an uplifting blend of spices. If you want to start your day on a zesty note, then this blend can be your best bet.

Adieu to pain:
Back painMake a blend of 2 drops of black pepper,  3 drops of Sweet marjoram, 4 drops of Plai and 5 drops of Frankincense in one ounce of jojoba oil and apply it to the painful parts of your body. As this massage oil uses a blend that has both mood uplifting and muscle relaxing properties, you can swear by it to get rid of your muscles and joint pain.

Celebrate happiness:
Celebrate happinessCreate a synergy using 4 drops of sweet orange, 3 drops of lavender, 2 drops of ylang-ylang, 1 drop of vanilla, 1 drop of vetiver and 1 drop of sandalwood oil in one ounce of grapeseed oil. You can apply with long strokes on your body before taking a bath. You will be surprised at how easily your mood uplifts once you get a whiff of this amazing fragrant oil with ingredients beneficial for emotional well-being. Is your life getting you down in the dumps? If yes, then this blend is perfect for you.

A relaxing nap:
Mix 4 drops of sweet marjoram, 3 drops of lavender, 2 drops of mandarin, 2 drops of  bergamot, 2 drops neroli and 2  drops of vetiver in one ounce of sweet almond oil. Often, getting a good night’s nap is the most difficult thing in the world and nothing really seems to help. However, the massage oil has a relaxing concoction that will accomplish the impossible. Rub on a few drops on your wrists, ears, forehead and feet before you hit the bed.

Also read: How to Carefully Apply Aromatherapy on Children?

You can rely on online aromatherapy consultations to know more about the therapeutic impacts of aromatherapy or essential oil. So, wait no more! Make your own massage oil at home right now.