Aromatherapy: Making Room Fresheners

Many people use scents to make their living or working space more inviting, both to themselves and to visitors. Long-term additions, such as flowers or pot pourri, are always worth considering, while oil burners and room sprays can provide handy short-term fixes if you are entertaining or need to banish a bad smell. Incense and … Read moreAromatherapy: Making Room Fresheners

Aromatherapy: Making Vapour Rubs

Inhaling therapeutic oils from a vapour rub is one of the most effective ways of relieving the symptoms of colds and flu and tackling minor respiratory infections. A blend of warming, expectorant essential oils in petroleum jelly, ointment or in a vegetable carrier oil will help to ease congestion. The addition of antiseptic oils such … Read moreAromatherapy: Making Vapour Rubs

Aromatherapy: Making Ointments and Balms

Ointments contain fats, usually in the form of wax dissolved in oil, but no water. They sit on the skin without penetrating it, making a watertight protection from infection, as healing and soothing oils are slowly absorbed into the skin. Heal and soothe Make your own aromatherapy balms and ointments at home from simple, natural … Read moreAromatherapy: Making Ointments and Balms

Aromatherapy: Making Shampoos

Many essential oils contain active ingredients that can benefit your hair and scalp, helping to improve dry or greasy hair, combat dandruff and prevent head lice. Why not turn your hand to making your own aromatherapy hair products? Pre-wash Treatments Essential oil shampoos do not foam like regular shampoos, so you may prefer to use … Read moreAromatherapy: Making Shampoos

Aromatherapy: Making Creams and Moisturisers

You probably put moisturisers on your face and body every day, so why not make your own, using essential oils, natural creams and waxes? This way, you can cut out the harsh chemicals and alcohols often contained in shop-bought products and make lotions to suit your specific needs. Beneficial beauty Making your own creams is … Read moreAromatherapy: Making Creams and Moisturisers

Aromatherapy: Making Soap and Shower Gel

Have you ever wished you could make soap specially formulated for your own skin type that would literally wash away problems such as eczema or acne? Or even a relaxing shower gel to help you unwind after a hard day? As with many other types of aromatherapy beauty products, making your own soap is far … Read moreAromatherapy: Making Soap and Shower Gel

Aromatherapy: Making your own Scented Candles

Scented candles are a perfect way to release fragrant aromas into your environment slowly and gently over a sustained period of time. Their effects are subtle and gentle, influencing your mood and emotions more than they do physical complaints, although they are good for easing conditions with an emotional cause, such as headaches brought on … Read moreAromatherapy: Making your own Scented Candles

Aromatherapy: Burning Joss and Incense

Incense has been used for centuries to infuse the atmosphere of churches, temples and homes with scent. The word ‘incense’ was first used to describe the resinous gums from certain trees, but is now more widely used as a general term to describe any aromatic substance derived from grinding up dried plants. Incense can also … Read moreAromatherapy: Burning Joss and Incense

Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Pulse Points

Using oils on pulse points is an aromatherapy technique that can be combined easily with acupressure and massage. Pulse points are the areas of the body at which the blood vessels are very close to the surface, allowing the pulse to be felt through the skin. The main pulse points are at the wrists, the … Read moreAromatherapy: Essential Oils for Pulse Points

Aromatherapy: Blends for Inhalers

Most aromatherapy oils will evaporate relatively quickly if left in the open air, which allows you to inhale them directly from the bottle, or from a few drops sprinkled on a handkerchief. Simply by carrying tissues and a small bottle of oil in your pocket, you can provide instant relief from blocked noses, panic attacks, … Read moreAromatherapy: Blends for Inhalers